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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Bears: New Avey Tare video - Lucky 1

Avey Tare, the voice you should recognize from most of Animal Collective's work, has the released the first video from his new Down There LP for "Lucky 1." With the help of his sister, Abby Portner, we get a complete sense of what the two see whenever they close their eyes, and what kaleidoscopes probably look like if we still cared enough to build them. Which we don't.

Avey Tare's album Down There is set for vinyl release Oct. 25.

Avey Tare - Lucky 1

Lucky 1 from Abby Portner on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Bears: Phoenix continues "Love Like a Sunset"

In anticipation for their upcoming headlining gig at Madison Square Garden, Phoenix (yes, Phoenix) have released the previously unknown third installment of "Love Like a Sunset," off their 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

It's a sincere pleasure to know that Phoenix is getting the Arcade Fire treatment: after a long and critically illustrious ten-year career, they've finally established themselves as a headlining name worthy of a legitimate stage. And judging from their headline performance at last August's Lollapalooza, they certainly can pull it off.

Take a listen to "Love Like a Sunset Pt. III" below (stream).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Bears: New Wolf Parade video - Yulia

Wolf Parade have become somewhat of a weird indie enigma. Okay, maybe that's too serious of an approach to tackle such a pedestrian subject, but the band has taken a significant word-of-mouth dropoff since their amazing 2005 debut album Apologies to the Queen Mary.

Their last release, EXPO 86, didn't do much to alter their appreciation among the apathetic masses, but their single "Yulia" is one of their best. The video for "Yulia" makes Russian (maybe?) space seem more ... colorful ... alright, ignore that, just listen.

Wolf Parade - Yulia

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Bears: Kanye West on SNL, again

Last weekend, Kanye West brought his two newest singles (although we heard them both a while back) to Saturday Day Night Live, hosted by Bryan Cranston. His rendition of "Power" (The Social Network, if you aren't sure) was, albeit, powerful. And his version of "Runaway" certainly did him more justice than his performance at last month's MTV VMA's.

All in all, while it still seems Kanye is still trying to craft whatever he was aiming for on 808's and Heartbreak, West's fifth studio album, Good Ass Job, is expected, hopefully, to exceed his previous entry.

Kanye West - Power (Live on SNL)

Kanye West - Runaway (Live on SNL)

Get em' before the law does.