1. Roy Orbison was blind... Because of Roy Orbison 's huge dark glasses, many people think he was blind. He wasn't. Legend has it that on a plane journey to a concert in Alabama he lost his regular glasses and was left with just his prescription sunglasses. The dark shades remained his only glasses when he embarked on a European tour a few days later. From that point on the shades became his trademark look. 2. Charles [...]
"You had the experience, and the knowledge" Gothenburg four-piece Great Hare woefully intone on What Went Wrong? and themselves a mélange of once revered indie conies, you'd be forgiven for thinking they were self-effacingly writing themselves off in singing as such. Though with its wilting guitar lines immediately evocative of those fabled tones for which Alex Scally is now so widely famed (here think Myth ) and its vocal an unassuming blend of Malkmus lethargy, Shout Out Louds' understated whimpering and Owen Wilson-esque self-deprecation, its four, forty-six make for a quietly accomplished statement of intent. Not that they've grand [...]
Trabajo took a break from recording their upcoming LP, Famous Songs, Hits of the New Era during January. They put together an all sample-based EP culled exclusively from Indonesian Gamelan recordings. The EP is entitled Gamelan to the Love God and was inspired by the story of the love god, Smaradahana . Here is track number two. Listen. Downloadable: The Myth (mp3) You can pay-what-you-want for Gamelan to the Love God @ trabajo.bandcamp.com . You can also stream [...]
Myths - The Horizon (Grimes & Majical Cloudz Remix) I’m a total Grimes fan boy.
Closing out their first headlining tour, Geographer set their sold-out crowd into a trance at The Echo.
When I found out way back in November that Geographer was coming back to the city, I was over the moon. I had the pleasure of seeing them last March while they were opening for Miniature Tigers and knew firsthand how great they were in concert. So, when I got to Schubas , it felt a bit like coming home. The first band that came on was The Hudson Branch , which I found unimpressive. They were a four-man group who were trying too hard and not hard enough at the same [...]
Open-minded Kentucky bluegrass-fueled octet do their part to add to the indie-folk boom. Every week the line between folk and indie gets blurred a little more - see the Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Shoves and Rope, and about 1,000 other bands who space won't permit me to list here - and Kentucky octet (!) the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers are doing to their part to transcend genre on their fourth full-length, Myths & Routines. The BCLP aren't afraid to expand on the bluegrassy sound that fuels...
I know you are tired of the year-end lists, the resolutions. The time for wishing is over, and the time for doing has begun. By now you have probably been forwarded or seen some of the observan... Continue reading "Keep Dallas Excessive: Myth, Reality and the Profession of Leisure" >
World didn't end after all. Ball's in your court Mayan calendar. Brazilian artist Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, aka Curumin, has one of the most diverse backgrounds and unique styles in music today. Born to Spanish and Japanese parents, he grew up in São Paulo and was influence by the sounds of Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Bebeto, Run-RMC, and the B-522s. At only 8 years old, he formed his first rock band and he hasn't looked back since. ♩Curumin - Selvage [from Arrocha ] [...]
Last year I cooked a Swedish Christmas meal for some of my Florida friends. And my friend Courtney's brother asked her before the dinner if Swedish meatballs actually exist or if they're just a myth. I thought that was so funny, so I decided to make y'all some Swedish meatballs in this window of the calendar! Watch it here Now you can all make them at home, and I promise they will taste way better than IKEA's. Oh and [...]
I don’t know how to write about music. I don’t know what time signatures are, what it means for a song to change time signatures, or if I like it when songs change time signatures. I don’t know what dubstep is or if it’s prohibitively uncool to like songs that experts call twee. I don’t know what distinguishes music that is brilliant because it is inaccessible from music that sucks because it is inaccessible. I don’t even know why I like the songs I like. Lacking insight into the real reasons for [...]
Prepare seus ouvidos! Você está prestes a ouvir algo que pode ficar ecoando na sua cabeça pelos próximos dias. O músico e produtor Dan Deacon juntou duas das músicas mais altamente pop grudentas de 2012 em um mashup: Ganganam Style , do coreano PSY e Oblivium , da Grimes . E ainda tem um pouquinho de Myth , do Beach House . A faixa intitulada Gangrimes Style faz parte do EP lança por Deacon, Wish Book Volue 1 , que contém 5 faixas que seguem a linha de criar [...]
If you ask somebody what s/he wants to achieve in his/her life, a frequent answer is” I want to live a fulfilled life". We are told, that life is about making it a fulfilled one. So everyone is longing for fulfillment. But how to get to that point? At which point a life is fulfilled?
Here's the playlist from today's My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU , Channel 35! Tune in to channel 35 on either SIRIUS or XM at 12am ET/9pm PST tonight to listen to the show again! Listen online with a free trial here . S O H N - Red Lines The New Division - Kids Beat Connection - Intro To Opulence [...]
"Lover's Game" by Geographer , from the album Myth on Modern Art Records. Catch them on the road with Freelance Whales.
Vancouver electronic band Myths just rocked the house with Grimes at Neumos last week. The two-piece band also acted as her backing band during her stellar set . But opening the night, Quinne Rodgers and Lief Hall assaulted the audience visually and aurally with a dynamic and visceral set of noise and color. Myths' music draws on a lot of influences. Some similarities can be drawn to the noisy, dark synth pop of Grimes, but the two also utilize the primal screams and heavy house beats of goth dance band Crystal Castles. Finally, the dynamic [...]
Geographer "Kites" "Pile lover upon lover til we’re covered with skin there’s nothing to discover from the thunder and lightning there’s no way to recover this is love not loving and now we are all each other i was a brother when i saw you" I've been meaning to do a post for Geographer ever since Travis played "Kites" for [...]
Photo By John Londono Claire Boucher is in every sense a product of buzz. Two years ago Grimes (Boucher's stage name), though already active and putting out material, didn't quite hold the same resona
The El Rey crowd arrived early and packed in tightly on Wednesday night, the second of two sold out shows by electronic artist Grimes. Touted as “The Mythical Gymnastics Tour,” the first act of the evening would be fellow Canadians, Myths. The female duo dressed in elaborate costumes, and had colorful video projections as the backdrop, helping to set the mood by adding the initial layer of décor to the stage. The next act would be the eccentric Elite Gymnastics. Opening with a cover of a Spice Girls song, the one-man show lamented on equipment [...]
by Tiana Feng Here is this week's most visited tracks! What's your favourite? Position Last Song Link 1 - post 2 1 Blood Diamonds- Phone Sex (feat. Grimes) post 3 2 [...]