Charlotte Gainsbourg, the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer Serge Gainsbourg, is releasing a new EP, Terrible Angels, on September 6th. The video for the title track, written and produced by Beck, is posted above: watch many Charlottes dance and fight each other in a parking garage. Beck also produced Gainsbourg’s breakthrough [...]
Given the recent turmoil in England, I think it’s time to revisit Panic by The Smiths.
Mayer Hawthorne is Andrew Mayer Cohen’s stage name; it’s a combination of his middle name and the name of the street where he grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Resurrecting (and reinvigorating?) classic Motown soul, Hawthorne’s music sounds like it could have been recorded in the 1960′s. The music video for his song A Long [...]
The band OK Go, who created a sensation several years ago with their treadmill theatrics, have teamed up with Google to create a “Chrome Experiment” in interactive HTML5 web browsing. The Arcade Fire lent their song We Used To Wait to a similar Google project last year, although to far grander and more moving effect. The [...]
Jerome by Lykke Li from Wounded Rhymes: Lykke Li is a Swedish singer whose 2008 debut album, Youth Novels, has been followed by this year’s excellent Wounded Rhymes. You should be listening to her music. She has a distinctive voice and her songs range from the relatively sparse Unrequited Love to the grandly [...]
The video for Back to Black has Amy standing at a funeral —it’s such a shame that we now have to witness her own.
M83 will be releasing a new album “soon” according to this brief, grandiose video. They’ve gone all The Tree of Life/Terrence Malick on us for this one. The crescendo from banal recording studio to cinematic grandeur is beautiful. It seems like a sublimated version of Young Replicant‘s video for M83′s We Own The Sky. Since the [...]
A friend who saw them perform at South by Southwest this year introduced me to Fitz & The Tantrums yesterday. Their song MoneyGrabber is extremely catchy and the music video is what an iPod commercial would have looked like in 1964.