I’m loving this song from Crocodiles. I don’t know much about it other than the obvious 60′s surf pop sound with a twist of 80′s goth, but it’s pretty good. They sound a bit like Surfer Blood and the two dudes that make up the band were apparently in both Some Girls and Dum Dum Girls
Am I crazy or is this song awesome? Never has the sacred and profane phrase, “fuck you” been delivered with such alacrity and wit (OK – Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Bernie Mack, Redd Fox, Robert Deniro, nevermind) – well maybe with such funk and soul? Cee-Lo shapes classic funk grooves that The Mar-Keys would be proud of and drops vocals that would make Al Green smile on the catchiest fuck off message ever recorded. I apologize if any young ones get a hold of this because if they were shielded from the mother of all curse words prior to this video it will be indelibly burned into their brains now.
I know this song is a little old, but a) that doesn’t matter and b) I haven’t seen this particular video. I saw another version. This video is more “bling-y” than the other trippy version, but I think the cliche is supposed to be ironic. “Pursuit of Happiness” is just a great song; an evolution of hip hop. The listing says “feat MGMT” because they did some production work, but so did Ratatat and it is their influence I hear the most, especially with the little electro guitar solo.
This is a cool song that uses clips from a 70′s short film called “Clown.” It’s basically the tale of a lovable little scamp and his ineptitude as a dog owner. No, cute kid has a cute dog named Clown which he loses. What the video doesn’t show is the boy eventually finding the dog, but Clown is now leading a blind man so the kid decides to leave him. I think there is a lesson to be learned there, but if some blind dude had my dog I’d be all like, “What you doin’ with my dog you blind motherfucker?!” and punch him in the chest. That’s harsh. Maybe I would just secretly replace his Folgers crystals with a large sewer rat.
Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails would be shelved indefinitely in order to pursue other musical interests. How to Destroy Angels is the new group which includes his wife, Mariqueen Maandig and long-time co-conspirator Atticus Ross. The video for “The Space in Between” is creepily awesome and the band’s EP is available for free download.
Yay! Music videos. I almost completely forgot they were making them again for the Interweb. I will try to make this a regular feature and bring back the mind raping time-suck of watching videos.
This is “The Ghost Inside” from Broken Bells, the second release from Danger Mouse and James Mercer. I think the chick in the video is the one from Mad Men.