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Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Bears: Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II" videos

It's been a while for Arcade Fire, who are duly taking a break after a litany of summer music festivals, touring, and championing The Suburbs. Earlier today, the group released their newest video from the album, "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)," more than a year after The Suburbs initial release, which is another in a series of interactive videos. If you have a webcam of any kind, you can play around with it here.

If you can't (or won't), check out the video and some kind of apology for its lateness below.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Bears: New Four Tet - Moma

Alongside a cluster of other well-known acts, such as Deerhunter and Blonde Redhead, Four Tet (Kieren Hebden) is helping with the We Are the Works in Progress compilation. The collective effort is supported by the Japan Society and Architecture for Humanity to help the tsunami relief.

Listen below and contribute today.

Four Tet - Moma by Four Tet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our newest obsession: Guadalupe Plata

Generally, I'm fairly ignorant of international music. It's not an anomaly or something I actively try to avoid, it just generally falls off the wayside if it isn't anything I can familiarize myself with. And outside of Sigur Ros, I can't name five non-English speaking artists that have been followed with due diligence in the past few years. And I don't know how, but I feel like an asshole.

Glazing over the litany of year-end lists that are pretty much everywhere at this point, I came across Spanish band Guadalupe Plata and there ridiculously engrossing single "Casino El Camino (Parte 2)," thanks to Rollo & Grady. And although the feeling may be temporary, for some reason I feel like I've done something better by genuinely liking what I was hearing.

Straight-forward, Guadalupe Plata are a blues band, and not much else. But whenever that distinction is noted, it usually comes across as some half-blend of the 1950s definition - you know, boring. And while the Spanish band's sounds are fairly familiar, that isn't to say they aren't genuinely enjoyable.

You can download the band's self-titled album over at their Bandcamp page for free, which includes a very NSFW video in the download. See for yourself, or listen below.

SNL recreates Call Your Girlfriend

During the regular writing process for last weekend's Saturday Night Live, Taran Killam and the writers of the show decided to recreate Robyn's video for "Call Your Girlfriend," which the Swedish bob-cut icon performed on the show. It's worth your time.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Danny Brown video - Monopoly

Very subtly, Danny Brown was all over 2011, with an awesome album and more guest spots than I can remember. And in case you haven't familiarized yourself with him yet, watch Brown's newest video for "Monopoly," off the aforementioned XXX album - courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Danny Brown - Monopoly

Tuesday Bears: New Radiohead (sort of) - The Daily Mail

Up until this point, we've only heard "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase" as live performances from Radiohead, separate from The King of Limbs entirely, but always played within the others. Nearly ten months after the album's release, fans will have their first chance to actually have the two songs, which are set to be released next Monday, December 19. Listen below, courtesy of We All Want Someone to Shout For.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Bears: Radiohead perform Supercollider in that basement

A few months back we caught our first live (whole) live performances of Radiohead's The King of Limbs on BBC's From the Basement series, which any Radiohead fan has become familiar with at this point.

Well, not all the songs from that performance were released, including "Supercollider," which will be available of the DVD/Blu Ray release. Watch below.

Radiohead - Supercollider (Live From the Basement)