A few weeks ago Brooklyn's Beach Fossils released this official music video for "Adversity," from the What a Pleasure EP. According to director Ian Perlman, the concepts eminated from "surrealism and dreamlike imagery in a beautiful sense rather than a horrific sense; some recurring images of fruit and women painted white are there just to get it as classic as possible. It'd be great if someone watches this 15 years down the line and they have no clue when it was made."
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Troysnoise was the first one to the hypem "Purple" party last November, and now the California Wives buzz continues to build. They played multiple day parties and showcases for their first SXSW appearance and are back in their hometown Chicago now amidst a growing following. Earlier this month they released a new track and the crew shared these thoughts about the smoothly flowing single, "created in between different stages of the band's writing process, [CW] agreed that it fit neither on their well received 2010 EP, Affair, or their forthcoming album, deciding it best to [let it] shine on its own."
cuz they're building houses and lights in Tokyo
The song's title is an ironic one; the devastation in Japan occurred just days after the track's release. Do your part to help in the recovery process and make a donation to those in need at globalgiving.org.
This is American-born now Copenhagen-based Keith Canisius's third full length album, and perhaps a career-defining one. Canisius has been at it since 2006, with Waves (2009) and Ferris Wheel Makeout (2008) preceding this October release.
"First Tambourine Love" and "Jimmy" are my top two so far, but the entire track list is superior beginning to end. The album finds a way to perfectly glide through ambient, psychedelic, and shoegaze tones, while alternating between uptempo and laid back rhythms, keeping you unexpecting. "Jimmy" lasts over 7 minutes and still feels as if it's been cut short. Think Deerhunter meets Toro y Moi.
If you haven't checked it out yet, give the 1st Half of '10 playlist a listen. I added one solid jam today, titled "Heaven's On Fire" off of The Radio Dept.'s (from Sweden) May album, to round out what is now a 50 song playlist.
People see rock and roll as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolized by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture...
Also be sure to listen to these three albums of the many featured on the playlist.
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Toro y Moi - Causers of This
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
FROM: Atlanta, GA
This four-piece rock group has been around since '01 and dropped their fourth studio album this month. "Desire Lines" is my favorite track so far but a few of the others are in close competition. Drop a line or two in the comments section with your thoughts.