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Friday, October 17, 2008

New Video; Beck - Modern Guilt

America's least disliked Scientologist, Beck, has recently put out a video for "Modern Guilt," off his latest album of the same name (Modern Guilt is available now). It follows Beck's short journey through the L.A. Suburbs in a sterile noir of black and white, with the intentful clarity of a late 60's 'B' movie, as a mod-head follows Mr. Hansen closely throughout the entire video.

Also, sorry about the easily discovered meaning of the video at the end ...



Video posted by Brandon at Stereogum.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION*

It's been a while since I've posted anything from Kitsune Noir here. It's nothing against Bobby, it's just I've been a bit pre-occupied lately. Okay, that's a lie, I just haven't done it, until today when I found an odd little video from the Superbrothers called "DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION*." It's a delightful blend of computers, animation, and a dash of funk - which as we all know is the perfect set of ingredients for anything.


DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION* from superbrothers on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Very Best

Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit's free mixtape The Very Best, which was scheduled for release November 1st, has already hit online. I've already posted up a few of the singles before, but it's still so worth the ... downloading time, I guess. Anyway, here you go.

Tracks:

1) Kamphopo (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Architecture In Helsinki - Heart It Races)
2) Wena (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Bleksem, music: DJ Cleo - Wena)
3) Tengazako (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: M.I.A - Paper Planes)
4) Chikondi (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Hans Zimmer - True Romance Theme)
5) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Very Best Remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit & Vampire Weekend)
6) Hide And Seek (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Teki Latex, music: TTC - Batards Sensibles)
7) Salota (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya and Blk Jks, music: Cannibal Ox - Life’s Ill)
8) Boyz (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, Akon & M.I.A, music: M.I.A -Boyz)
9) Sister Betina (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Mgarimbe, music: Mgarimbe - Sister Betina)
10) Birthday (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & The Ruby Suns, music: The Ruby Suns)
11) Funa Funa (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
12) Kada Manja (classic version) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
13) Dinosaur Of The Lost Ark (The Very Best remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Ben Brewer, music: Bermuda)
14) Get it Up (The Very Best Remix) (vocals : Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, M.I.A & Northern Cree, music: Radioclit)
15) Will You Be There (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Michael Jackson, music: Michael Jackson - Will You Be There)

Download Here ...

Mixtape Posted by Chris at Gorilla vs. Bear

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

You Should Be Checking Out; Discodust

Discodust is usually my safe haven if the internet has run shit out of luck for any new MP3's of the day, updating regularly with artists I usually can't even pronounce. As it would happen, the intenet has gone towards that shit path I spoke of so I came to Discodust to discover a couple of singles from Sebastian Thomson's project Publicist (Myspace).

Special thanks to Discodust's Aleks for keeping the rest of us in line with the updates.

New Video; Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

A couple of months ago (I'd like to say before the single got popular) I picked up Passion Pit's single "Sleepyhead" off of their Chunk of Change EP. Well, during my usual routes today I came across the group's video for the single posted by Brandon at Stereogum, and had a self-conscious fit that I'm not getting any credit here. Of course I don't actually deserve any credit for just posting an MP3 ...

but ...



Passion Pit - Sleepyhead - MP3

Chunk of Change EP is out now via Frenchkiss

Monday, October 13, 2008

Some Live Performances From Last Week

Culture Bully has really become the best place to find musical performaces on late night talk shows. Check out a handful of some of the best from last week, including performances from No Age, Beck, and Lou Reed.

Lou Reed Performing "Caroline Says" on The Late Show With David Letterman (10/10)



Beck Performing "Gamma Ray" on The Late Show With David Letterman (10/9)




No Age Performing "Eraser" on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (10/9)




Sia Performing "Buttons" on Later... With Jools Holland (10/7)

Shawn Smith's Mixtape

New comrade Shawn Smith of Radio Exile posted the site's newest mixtape today [A day after his birthday (Happy Birthday)] entitled ... uh, Radio Exile MP3 Mixtape: Vol. 12 Side A, which includes tracks from Crystal Antlers, Free Moral Agents, and Diplo's Remix of Radiohead's "Reckoner."

Look for Side B Thursday.

Follow Here to Radio Exile for Mixtape ...

Some BoB SwanS

Members of Manchester DJ BoB SwanS (Myspace) Facebook Group I Enjoy BoB SwanS Laptop Twiddles were treated this weekend with his newest mix he performed at "Bit Depth." According to BoB --

"They are a excellent collective of electronic musicians and made me feel right at home. I promised them something a bit more chilled out and techy? So I set about making a mix for them and kind of for myself, as this helps me get right off to sleep with its mix of lush pads and sub beats."

Whether that came across as clear and definitive or as confusing at seemed to me, I implore you to enjoy Mr. SwanS newest mix.

Tracks:

1.) M.A.N.D.Y and Booka Shade - Oh Superman (Reboots 20 Cubans Rework)
2.) Radiohead - Nude (Rippertons 9$ Remix)
3.) Shlombi Aber - State of No-One (Shlombi Aber Deep Dub)
4.) The Viewers - Streethorn(Ben Watt Buzzin' Fly Re-Edit)
5.) Smash TV - Locomotive Breath
6.) Guido Schneider & Ande Galluzzi - To Late To Land
7.) Tim Green - Mr. Dry
8.) Nicolas Masseyeff - Melancholie D'Avril
9.) Cirez D - Laget
10.) Alex Smoke - Whirrfless
11.) Skatebaard - Skatebaard Loves You
12.) Steve Tasnadi - Saturn Return

Back From Home ... Seth Meyers

Despite the soul crushing circumstances that surrounded me getting my car, the weekend at home was eventful -- specifically, seeing Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) performing at Richard Stockton College (NJ) for a mere five dollars. He was as funny as expected, but it wasn't so much the routine that was memorable, but rather the short back and forth (true story) I had with him during his act.

About five to ten minutes into his act he asked the audience if anyone there had studied abroad. The auditorium was silent until I spoke aloud, "No." He and the audience laughed, to which he continued to ask me my name and if I myself had ever been abroad, all the while commending me for taking charge when no one else had the nerve to.

My only regret is not seeking to meet him afterwards, even though I have no damn idea how I would.