I saw Brooklyn-based Autre Ne Veut perform in Montreal on February 28th. After the soulful and extremely impressive opening act by Montreal’s own Majical Cloudz, Autre Ne Veut (a.k.a. Arthur Ashin) got everyone dancing with his bizarre and infectious approximation of 90′s R&B — I’ve had the chorus of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” stuck in my [...]
“Disparate Youth,” to be released on February 21st on iTunes, is the first single from Santigold‘s new album, Master of My Make-Believe.
This is a captivating distillation of urban life at night, with an unmistakable late 20th century feel, by Montreal electronic musician Michael Silver, who goes by the stage name CFCF. “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.” -Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
‘Heavy pop’ band WU LYF, who recently appeared on David Letterman performing their song “Heavy Pop”, have a cool video for their song “We Bros.” Watch till the end for the unnerving, apocalyptic finale. http://vimeo.com/32135795
Here’s a mashup of Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks” and Tears for Fears’ “Head Over Heels” by the Melbourne-based Kiwi Kimbra.
Today Neon Indian released their second album, Era Extraña, which is delightfully ambiguous as it either means ‘strange era’ or ‘she was strange’ in Spanish. The android-romance video for the single “Polish Girl” isn’t memorable, but the song has a great hook — cue the nostalgic synth and sleek grooves. Some solid pop for that mid-week slump.
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.