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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Beach House on Shoot The Player

Shoot the Player, as this was my first encounter with them, adapted their style from Vincent Moon's Take Away Show. Their single-shot videos (in Australia instead of France) find an aesthetic of simplicity and beauty that is usually found, in the case of Moon, in city-landscapes, in wide open areas of sublime minimalism (check out the Andrew Bird video.)

The site's creators, Jonathan and Amelia, recently shot a video of Baltimore group Beach House on a beach in Sydney. Here's the video, with Beach House's new single, "Used to Be."

Video Posted by Mark Richardson at Pitchfork. "Used to Be" single is available now via Carpark.

New Video; Deerhoof - Family of Others

In recent news, Deerhoof has released yet another video (I think this is four now) from their recently released Offend Maggie album, this time for their single "Family of Others." Those awaiting visual disappointment will have their deterrent dreams come true - Deerhoof isn't actually in the video, it just appears to be a bunch of bacteria and single-celled organisms.

I get it, don't worry about me. Worry about yourselves.

Offend Maggie is out now via Kill Rock Stars

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

El Guincho Mixtape!

Sorry for being a little late, game one of the World Series just wrapped up, but lucky enough for an amount of people who don't give a shit, Chris at Gorilla vs. Bear has posted a new 30-minute mixtape from Spanish fun-maker El Guincho called Contrabear.

Chris also added another previously unreleased track from El Guincho's Alegranza UK bonus disc. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shazam Remixes Dizzie Rascal

Aleks at Discodust bailed me out again today (thanks for screwing up again, society and everyone in it). He posted this abso-fucking great remix of Dizzie Rascal and Calvin Harris' "Dance Wiv Me" by Shazam (Myspace) that will, as Aleks said, "infect your computer/ipod/itouch/iphone and every cell in your body making it practically impossible to sit still. "

Look for more Shazam from here in the future...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rob Hurley on Dragonball

‘Dragonball: The Movie’

What The Hell Is Happening?

After years of rumors and patience, last September, the wish of countless Dragonball fans around the globe was granted with the announcement of ‘Dragonball: The Movie’.

The movie’s set to release next year and stars Justin Chatwin (The Invisible) as Goku, Cow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi, and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lord Piccolo. With secondary players like Ernie Hudson and Randall Duk Kim (The Matrix Reloaded), the movie seems to have a solid enough cast to win audiences over.

However, with trailers hitting the internet, a lot of questions have been raised. Why is young Goku being portrayed by the twenty-something-year-old Chatwin? Why do we need to see Goku hanging out at high school? What’s with the all the cars? Why doesn’t Master Roshi look like Master Roshi? Why does Piccolo look like a yellow vampire?

It’s simple: this movie is too big for the people who are making it. The director (James Wong) has very little experience, not only in making movies of this caliber, but making movies in general. And with a writer (Ben Ramsey) who has even less experience, it’s just not looking good.
A side note: (and this may be of no consequence), the film’s composer, Brian Tyler, has also provided the score for some of the worst movies released in the last decade.

If you like Dragonball, get ready for mediocrity on April 10th, 2009.

Clifford Lidell's Mix - Secret Fever

Ryan at Electric Zoo posted "mixtape maestro" Clifford Lidell's enigmatic 38-minute mixtape last Saturday, coupled with an ... enormous isn't the word, but it should work ... setlist. It speaks for itself.


Rent - 'Seasons of Love'
Feist - 'Mushaboom (K-os Mix)'
War - 'Why Can't We be Friends'
Fatlip - 'What's Up Fatlip (Breakbot Remix Instrumental)'
Diana Ross - 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Acapella)'
Jackson 5 - 'I Want You Back (Acapella)'
Graveleaf - 'The Crusade'
Souls Of Mischief - '93 Till Infinity (Instrumental)'
Wilco - 'Jesus, Ect.'
Soundgarden - 'Black Hole Sun'
Morten Sorensen - 'Start Something'
My Morning Jacket - 'Librarian'
Princess Superstar - 'Bad Babysitter (Shir Khan Remix)'
Keane - 'Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover)'
DJ Mehdi - 'Pocket Piano'
I:Cube - 'Gtnup'
Clifford Lidell - 'Lune'
The Chordettes - 'Mr. Sandman (Squeak E Clean & Desert Eagle Mix)'
Breakbot - 'Stereo Provolone'
Don Armando - 'I'm An Indian Too'
Chateau Flight - 'Baltringue (The Body Language Remix)'
Louis La Roche - 'Be Brave'
Salt N Peppa - 'Push It (Acapella)'
Pnau - 'Baby (Breakbot Remix)'
The Ting Tings - 'Shut Up And Let Me Go (Classixx Remix)'
Wilco - 'Hell Is Chrome'
Chromeo - 'Tenderoni (Acapella)'
D.I.M. - 'Is You (Acapella)'
Boys Noize - 'Oh! (A-trak Remix)'
Frankie Valli - 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You'
Curtis Vodka - 'Houchie Ass'
Roy Davis Jr. - 'Rock Shock (Thomas Bangalter Start-Stop Mix)'
Jesse Rose & Herve - 'Take It To The Club'
Bucketheads - 'The Bomb'
Alter Ego - 'Why Not?! (Tim Deluxe Remix)'
New Young Pony Club - 'F.A.N. (Yo Majesty! Remix)'
Crookers Feat. Kid Cudi - 'Embrace The Martian (Round Table Knights Remix)'
Laidback Luke & Tom Stephen Feat. Romanthony - 'Show (Bart B More Remix)'
Paul Johnson - 'Get Get Down (Acapella)'
Ugod - 'Ugodzilla (Yuksek Remix)'
Yvonne Elliman - 'I Don't Know How To Love Him'
Janet Jackson - 'Go Deep (Dubbel Dutch Bmore Edit)'
Stardust - 'Music Sounds Better With You'
Chris Lake - 'Only One'
Auto Erotique - 'Gladiator'
Martin Solveig - 'C'est La Vie (Donovan Remix)'
Fukkk Offf - 'Rave Is King'
TV On The Radio - 'Staring At The Sun'
Bomac - 'Run To Me (Deep Edit)'
Rodriguez Jr. - 'Lila'
Kevin Irving - 'House Ain't Given Up (Acapella)'

Jens Lekman on Black Cab Sessions

Another little beauty has been provided by music documentary site Black Cab Sessions. This time, in a complete context of irony, it's Swede Jens Lekman singing "Black Cab" ... for Black Cab Sessions.

Keeping it nice and sweet.

Back from the Weekend ... Department of Eagles Daytrotter Session

Daytrotter has offered up a session with Department of Eagles for fans of Grizzly Bear and Grizzly Bear-like artists. A total of five songs, including the infectious "1997," are offered by the beautifully recognized site.

Head over to Daytrotter to get your fill. Apparently it'll warm your heart. Or hands, I don't know.