Web Toolbar by Wibiya Bears and Bullets: 2009-09-27

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Bears: New Black Lips Video - Let It Grow

The Black Lips (in band news not related to the whole Wavves incident) released the video for "Let it Grow," the fifth from this year's 200 Million Thousand LP.

The video showcases an aging American tourist, immersing himself in what appears to be rural New Mexico. The bald, stocky figure visits the most cheaply wonderful sights anyone with a disposable camera could even dream of, including a meeting of UFO minds.

The cat in the video? Well, make up your own interpretation. Mine? The cat's the alien and the human is his servant.

Black Lips - Let it Grow

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Bears: Sunny Day Real Estate on Fallon

In his relatively short time hosting Late Night, Jimmy Fallon seems to be securing fantastic musical guests night after night at an improbable rate. A night after Dirty Projectors brought "When the World Comes to an End" to the stage, 90's emo/alternative legends Sunny Day Real Estate perform "Seven" from their landmark 1994 album debut, Diary.

The sound is still as remarkably clean as it was all those years ago with all four of the original members. The band will appear at the Trocadero in Philadelphia tomorrow night (tickets still available) before setting out on the Southern and Western legs of their current tour before heading across seas.

Bonus: Read Sunny Day Real Estate members Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner interview with the A.V. Club's Marc Hawthorne here.

Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven (Live on Fallon)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Bears: Dirty Projectors on Fallon

You may remember Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors performing "Cannibal Resource" from their already acclaimed album Bitte Orca earlier this month on Letterman. Well, the band stuck around NYC to bring a new gem, "Mount Wittenberg Orca" (explained here), renamed "When the World Comes to an End," to the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon stage.

Amber, Haley, and Angel stutter their soft-voiced harmonies to a vocal beat as lead singer Dave Longstreth moves through the off-kilter tempo of the song, originally featured in the band's six song bookstore show in SoHo for Björk.

Dirty Projectors - When the World Comes to an End (Live on Fallon)