MGMT covered Pink Floyd’s awesome Lucifer Sam (from Piper at the Gates of Dawn) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the other night. Pretty good it was too. Check out the video below:
Archive for September, 2011
Whilst Under the Influence is the first free OFWGKTA mixtape we’ve heard since MellowHype released Blackendwhite in October last year, Tyler the Creator’s, Goblin (and monster hit, Yonkers) has sent them stellar, and they’ve started popping up all over the place (they even have a new TV show in the making).
A lot of their stuff’s pretty good too.
To download the Domo Genesis – Under the Influence mixtape visit here.
Malkmus ally and awesome lyricist, David Berman’s Silver Jews released Random Rules in 1998. And 13 years on, it still sounds witty and fresh.
Random Rules featured on Silver Jews’ American Water. A slacker rock masterpiece which is one of three Jews albums to feature Berman buddy and fellow Slacker Shack hero, Stephen Malkmus. Buy it here (you won’t regret it).
Sadly, two years ago Berman announced his retirement from music, announcing his intention to move into either, “screenwriting or muckraking.”
He also added, “I always said we would stop before we got bad. If I continue to record I might accidentally write the answer song to ‘Shiny Happy People’.”
In January 2011, Berman launched his blog, Menthol Mountains. His diverse and hugely enjoyable blog features everything from comic news to essays, poetry, music and general judaica.
I could happily glance at this cover every day for the rest of my life.
I hope it exercises your chuckle muscles as much as it has mine.
Great news for all you apple bores out there – Slacker Shack’s favourite record label, Domino Records have created a new free download iPhone app which features radio shows, new material and much more.
Domino artists include, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Four Tet, Dirty Projectors, Wild Beasts, Clinic, Anna Calvi and Villagers.
The idea was the next logical step for Domino after the huge success of Domino Radio, an online station which has aired shows from artists including amongst others, Robert Wyatt, Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders, Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
The Domino app features:
– An exclusive weekly selection of Domino Radio material
– A mix of over 200 streamable tracks
– A tailored news feed focussing on Domino’s roster
In addition to this, anyone who downloads the Domino app and signs up to their mailing list before the 1st November will be entered into a free prize draw. The winner receives a “year’s” worth of free music from the label (well, 12 free digital albums anyway).
Download the app for free HERE.