Archive for January, 2013

Deerhoof – We Do Parties – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by dc

Animal Collective – Applesauce – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by dc

My favourite tune from last year’s slightly patchy Animal Collective album gets the video treatment:

Grizzly Bear – Gun-Shy – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by dc

Gun-Shy is taken from Grizzly Bear‘s Shields album which was released last September. You can buy it here.

Steve Mason – Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time – album taster

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by dc

SteveMasonLP

Ex-Beta Band frontman, Steve Mason releases his second album (well, under his own name anyway), Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time (see album cover art above) this March.

Today, Steve posted a link to a short LP taster video with an accompanying mini-interview – check it out below:

He also posted a link to new song, Oh My Lord, which you can listen to below (it’s released on 18th March):

The tracklist for, Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time is as follows:

01 THE OLD PROBLEM
02 LIE AWAKE
03 FLYOVER ‘98
04 A LOT OF LOVE
05 THE LAST OF HEROES
06 LONELY
07 SAFE POPULATION
08 FRIENDS FOR EVER MORE
09 SEEN IT ALL BEFORE
10 FROM HATE WE HOPE
11 OH MY LORD
12 GOODBYE YOUTH
13 NEVER BE ALONE
14 BEHIND THE CURTAINS
15 MORE MONEY, MORE FIRE
16 FIRE!
17 OPERATION MASON
18 FIGHT THEM BACK
19 TOWERS OF POWER
20 COME TO ME

REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ in major scale

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by dc

I spotted this tonight on Facebook and thought I’d share it (as it’s quite odd and gently perturbing).

Someone has gone to the trouble of processing REM‘s 1991 hit,  ‘Losing My Religion‘ so that all the minor notes are turned into major ones.

I’m not sure if this is going to become some kind of bizarre new internet craze (like literal music videos or horse-manning) but it’s an interesting slice of oddness nonetheless. Check it out below:

Octopus Island art

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by dc

Octopus castle

I spotted this on Pinterest and absolutely love it. Does anyone out there know who it’s by?

Dirty Projectors cover Usher

Posted in Music, Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by dc

Australian radio station Triple J recently welcomed Dirty Projectors to their studio for an interview and the chance to cover a song of their choice as part of the station’s Like A Version series. The group chose to perform a pared down and beautifully harmonic cover of R&B ‘superstar’, Usher‘s 2012 hit, Climax.

Check it out below:

Proof you a polish a turd?

The band also performed a stripped back version of Gun Has No Trigger from last year’s Swing Lo Magellan album. Check it out below: