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Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Bears: Our newest obsession - Vintage Kicks

A few weeks ago I came across this "Philly via New Jersey outfit," as it reads on the band's Bandcamp from some website or another (forgive me, for I have forgotten the exact one). At first, because we refuse not to be visceral and analytic of the most basic premises, the "Kicks" part in Vintage Kicks immediately shot headway to "Pumped Up Kicks," a song so dogged in modern rock popularity that anything within it's idea peripheral forms to auto-assimilate.

Lucky us, Vintage Kicks aren't Foster the People.The band's debut album King Geek, which you download in entirety for free off the aforementioned Bandcamp page, teeters on the thin blue line of casually friendly surf-rock (the band describes the sound on the page as "The Darker Side of Surf," after all). But the soft-play gimmick isn't terrifically overwhelming despite the succinct keyboard allusiveness on tracks like "Iron Fist." Call it a demographic of accessible punk for those who still yearn for discernible melody.

Also, because we're friends, check out the group's Facebook page too.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Bears: New Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. video - Simple Girl

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. take the Black Keys approach for "Simple Girl," the newest video from the duo's debut LP It's a Corporate World, which is meeting its fair share of hate on Youtube. Mostly because of the band name, still.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Simple Girl

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Bears: Girls on Fallon

On the night of the official release of Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which is receiving enormous critical acclaim, Girls performed "Honey Bunny" and "My Ma" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in full force - backup singers included. Check out both performances below.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost is out now via True Panther.

Girls - Honey Bunny (Live on Fallon)

Girls - My Ma (Live on Fallon)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Bears: DJ Mehdi, dead after accident

Well-known French producer DJ Mehdi was pronounced dead earlier today after the roof of his Paris home collapsed, fatally injuring himMehdi Favéris-Essadi was more-commonly linked to his time with Ed Banger Records and Busy P, whom he had worked with since the late 1990s. He was 34 years-old.

DJ Mehdi - Signatune

DJ Mehdi (ft. Chromeo) - I Am Somebody

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Bears: New ceo - Ave Maria

Sincerely Yours has hinted at several ceo releases in the past weeks, Sharapova style, but today we can actually listen to Eric Berglund's "Ave Maria," a cover of Blondie's "Maria." Listen below.