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Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Bears: Lykke Li is doing something

Promoting her upcoming album Wounded Rhymes, Lykke Li premiered her new video "Untitled" earlier today. In it, you can see Li doing all the things you'd think she would. Stabbing sand in heels, black and white Swedish screen techniques. You know?

Lykke Li - Untitled

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Bears: I retract my previous opinion about Smith Westerns

When Smith Westerns released their self-titled debut back in June of 2009, it was met by those in a blog-world with maybe a little too much appreciation. They had their fans, and fell right into the ordinary indie music niche of "well, it sounds like a bunch of stuff I know, so I probably like it." Fast forward two years later and the Chicago band, once immersed in barely audible lo-fi, has released Dye It Blonde.

Now as a previously unfair critic of their music, it'd be unfair if I didn't give the album and the band their dues. Their second effort is a much-improved piece, with songs that actually come off as enriching instead of "potentially" enriching. So, as it stands, I apologize Smith Westerns.

Be proud.

Smith Westerns - All Die Young (Stream)

Smith Westerns - Weekend (Stream)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Bears: New Best Coast video - Crazy For You

So for anyone who thinks the I Can Has Cheezburger cats are still irrelevant, well, they're trying to make music videos. Several kittens in a short video featuring Best Coast performing "Crazy For You" star, directing and sporting coffee and teaz for the band.

Best Coast - Crazy For You