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A catalogue of possible influences on Grimes Go music video
Aug 28, 2014 12:01pm | Chart Attack

Yesterday Grimes released her excellent "Go" video, directed by herself and brother Mac Boucher as the entity Roco-Prime. Canadians can watch it here. She's said that the energetic clip was their "take on Dante's Inferno" with "circles of hell [that] reflect more contemporary issues." But how? "If you look closely you can find clues."

She's already copped to borrowing visual cues from KoRn's I-guess-it's-iconic-now "Freak On A Leash" video, but what else could be aiding her treatment of "human carelessness?"

  • The diva dance from The Fifth Element
  • The Uhura dance from Star Trek V
  • The fisheye lenses on the Mars Rover
  • Man's inhumanity to mime
  • Petropolis 
  • White people with cornrows destroying the ozone layer
  • Let's put a big mirror in the desert and see what happens
  • The Cell was a movie that had huge sheets of fabric
  • A small woman/girl leading a colossus (i.e. Blood Diamonds) around is an anime trope, I think
  • Every Alice DJ video
  • How dancing in crude oil looks really cool but is actually unhealthy for us and the environment

I think that's everything.

A catalogue of possible influences on Grimes’ “Go” music video by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Song : Cash+David : Pulse (Peaking Lights Remix)
Aug 28, 2014 11:56am | My Old Kentucky Blog

London synth duo Cash+David continue to be elusive with their identity which is starting to make us believe we may already be aware of them in some other capacity aka as offspring of a celebrity or from a previous, more mainstream, project that they might be trying to shed. Regardless of their identity, they have a new remix of their song “Pulse” (hear original here) from husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights, who recently announced their new LP, Cosmic Logic. Their version is a more structured sound with Middle Eastern tweaks. Stream it below.

Dont You Worry About A Thing: How Running Saved The Wooden Sky
Aug 28, 2014 11:54am | Chart Attack

Gavin Gardiner sits in the grass, a content smile creeping below his ragged, rain-covered beard. Freshly finished a collaborative workshop at the Winnipeg Folk Festival alongside devotees The Strumbellas and Reuben and the Dark, the Wooden Sky frontman is looking happy and healthy.

Theres good reason for that. For starters, the bands self-assured fourth album, Lets be ready., which was partially recorded at his homegrown studio, swimfan69, will soon be the first record released on Toronto roots-rock band's brand new label, Chelsea Records. No wonder he radiates that energy and comfort, but its Gardiners newfound addiction that compliments his craft and his calm: running.

So much of my life is spent listening, so running is the time of my day when I can be in silence," says Gardiner. "I love it.

After the band performs back-to-back hometown gigs at Lees Palace on October 17 and 18, the longhaired, denim-clad songwriter will run in his first half-marathon along the Lake Ontario waterfront and Torontos Inner Harbour.

"There's this conception that when you go on the road, you go into a touring black hole. You don't acknowledge real life, says Gardiner, 32. [Running] feels like, you know what, I'm going to go on the road and enjoy my life playing music but I'm not going to neglect the other things in my life.

Whether you're entertaining, singing, playing guitar, it's physical. If yo...

Listen: Saint Pepsi Fall Harder (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)
Aug 28, 2014 11:50am | CMJ

It’s cool when things that you like join forces to create even more things that you like. Case in point: Ricky Eat Acid remixing Saint Pepsi’s lush glitter-pop single Fall Harder. It’s a great song on its own, but Ricky Eat Acid has transformed it into a spacey alien thing, with synths that jarringly stab through Ryan DeRobertis’ pitched-up croon and land in a pool of disorienting reverb. Fall Harder is out now on a 7-inch as the b-side to Fiona Coyne, via Carpark. Listen to the remix below.

The post Listen: Saint Pepsi – “Fall Harder” (Ricky Eat Acid Remix) appeared first on CMJ.

Win Butler and Justin Vernon to play in charity basketball game
Aug 28, 2014 11:49am | Cosequence Of Sound

For the last few years, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler has hosted an annual charity basketball game pinning musicians against college basketball players. Coinciding with the Pop Montreal music festival, year’s Pop Vs. Jock game will take place on September 20th at the McGill University Sports Centre.

Team Pop’s lineup includes Win and his brother Will, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, and former and current NBA players (respectively) Brent Barry and Matt Bonner.

Tickets are now available through Pop Montreal’s website. All proceeds will be donated to DJ Sports Club, a non-profit charity organization in Montréals south-west borough that offers programs in sports and education to youth 7 to 17 years old.

(Read: Musicians Turned NBA All-Stars: A Collectors Card Set)

Below, watch video from the 2012 Pop Vs. Jock game.

Geoff Rickly's band No Devotion made a video, touring; Gerard Way and Frank Iero playing shows too (dates)
Aug 28, 2014 11:40am | Brooklyn Vegan

Geoff Rickly w/ United Nations at Saint Vitus on 8/2 (more by Greg Cristman)

Former Thursday frontman Geoff RIckly has been a busy guy this year, having already put out releases with two bands he's currently singing in, post-hardcore art project United Nations and the synth rock band No Devotion that he formed with the remaining members of Lostprophets (the ones who are not in jail for unspeakable crimes). United Nations recently wrapped up a tour (check out pics from NYC) and now No Devotion will be hitting the road as well.

No Devotion's tour includes multiple dates opening for Neon Trees, but they'll be headlining some smaller shows too, including one in NYC on October 28 at Glasslands. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM. No Devotion also just put out a video for "Eyeshadow" from their debut single, which you can watch with the full list of tour dates, below.

Another band that hailed from the same NJ scene as Thursday, and whose debut album was produced by Geoff, My Chemical Romance, has also splintered into various new projects. Frontman Gerard Way has gone solo and is playing shows this year including NYC/NJ on October 20 at Irving Plaza, October 22 at Starland Ballroom and October 23 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale here for Irving and Starland, and here for Webster. MCR guitarist Frank Iero is now playing as Frnkiero Andthe Cellabr...

MOKB Premiere : The Dead Lovers : Lonely
Aug 28, 2014 11:35am | My Old Kentucky Blog

Take a little Wanda Jackson, mix in some Nick Cave, sprinkle some Americana on top of it and you will get “Lonely”, the new song from Berlin’s The Dead Lovers. Drenched in gothic noir, they create something brooding, yet seductive in the track. Their forthcoming album, Supernormal Superstar, was recorded in San Diego at Lost Ark Studios using all analog/vintage gear add to their warm, retro vibes. Look for the LP on September 16th via RANDM Records. Listen below.

watch a video of Roseland Ballroom being demolished
Aug 28, 2014 11:28am | Brooklyn Vegan

(via Rosa Goldensohn)

Roseland Ballroom shut its gates for good back in April after 56 years on 52nd St. The guts of the club are now being demolished which you can witness six seconds of via a Vine (via Gothamist) below. Do you miss Roseland?

Sad Vine video below...

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TV Party: Mutual Benefit Talks Fullmetal Alchemist
Aug 28, 2014 11:22am | StereoGum

Have you ever watched Fullmetal Alchemist? I haven’t! Luckily, I had Jordan Lee — the mind behind the beautiful chamber-folk band Mutual Benefit — to tell me all about the series, and his experience watching it with his little brother. (It’s sort of like Disney’s Life-Size, with Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks? Except anime, and about two brothers who are missing either parts or all of their body, and something about imperialism. Also alchemy.) (You’ll see.) Let’s go!


Listen: Smashing Pumpkins share Puff Daddys unreleased remix of Ava Adore
Aug 28, 2014 11:20am | Cosequence Of Sound

If you were to put all of the music from 1998 into a Venn diagram, Smashing Pumpkins and Diddy (then known as Puff Daddy) couldn’t have been further apart. At the time, Diddy was riding a wave of old-school samples to the top of the rap charts, selling nearly 10 million copies of his No Way Out LP. Meanwhile, Billy Corgan and co. were leaving the pastures of alt rock to explore more sonically-diverse territories with Adore.

Be it fate, divine intervention, or psychic magnetism, the two cultural behemoths eventually became collaborators, as Corgan commissioned Diddy to remix the Adore standout “Ava Adore”. The resulting rework, however, remained tucked away in the Pumpkins archives. Until now, that is. Some 16 years after its creation, Diddy’s remix is set to appear on the upcoming, giant-sized reissue of Adore.

While its distinct electronica vibe is a perfect starting point for any aspiring remixer, Diddy chose to gut the track entirely, layering Corgans angsty croon over lush strings and jangly percussion. The remix doesnt have quite the same emotional punch, but if youve ever wanted to get down to the Pumpkins at the club, you now have your chance.

Listen in below (via Rolling Stone).

The Adore reissue is due out September 23rd via Virgin/UMe. Spaning seven discs, the box set features remastered copies ...

Peaking Lights releasing 'Cosmic Logic' (stream a track), opening for Real Estate at T5
Aug 28, 2014 11:12am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Dubby duo Peaking Lights are back with their third album, Cosmic Logic, which will be out October 7 via Weird World / Domino. Members Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis made the record themselves in LA and it was mixed by DFA's Matt Thornley. Where previous records have been blisfully happy to coast on vibes, Cosmic Logic is a step into more immediate, poppy territory. At least for Peaking Lights. Stream the first single, "Breakdown," below and you can check out an animated version of the album artwork over at their website.

Right before the album's release, Peaking Lights will be in NYC to open for Real Estate at Terminal 5 on October 2. Regal Degal and "very special guest" (and Real Estate video director) Tom Scharpling have also been added to that bill and tickets are still available.

If you're in San Francisco this weekend, Peaking Lights play The Chapel on Saturday (8/31) with Dream Boys. That's their only other date currently on their schedule. Album art, tracklist, "Breakdown" stream and T5 show poster below...

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Krill Turd Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Aug 28, 2014 11:09am | StereoGum

Last year, the Boston band (and Band To Watch) Krill landed a spot on our list of the Best New Bands Of 2013 on the strength of their album Lucky Leaves. More recently the band explored the concept album in miniature with the EP Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears, which amplified Krill’s goofy humor and existential dread, best exemplified on the Songs Of The Week-featured single “Turd.” That humor and anxiety gets channeled well in Jake Appet’s music video, which he described as “a journey into the mind of a frustrated Krill fan.” It follows a guy talking to coworkers and going on a pretty bad date where the most awkward moments get caught in an unpleasant jerking loop. Watch it below.


James Murphy Is Using U.S. Open Tennis Data To Make 400 Hours Of Music
Aug 28, 2014 11:09am | StereoGum

As the former frontman of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has earned enough goodwill that he can spend the rest of his life farting around with film scores and coffee, and nobody will have any right to get mad about it. Murphy’s latest project is very much in the farting-around category, but it’s pretty interesting in theory. As Self-Titled points out, Murphy and IBM are teaming up to use the raw data from tennis matches in the U.S. Open, which is currently going on, to make an algorithm that’ll turn each match into its own unique musical piece. In the end, they’ll have almost 400 hours of music, though it’s not like that music is being written or played by humans. “I’m not writing music,” says Murphy in an online trailer for the project. “I’m generating probabilities for music.” Check out that trailer below.


The History Of Apple Pie Jamais Vu
Aug 28, 2014 11:02am | StereoGum

London band the History Of Apple Pie are getting ready to release their new album, Feel Something, and today they share a new single titled “Jamais Vu.” It follows “Tame” and “Don’t You Wanna Be Mine?”, the latter of which came out as a standalone single last year. The new song’s title refers to the phenomenon that is essentially the opposite of deja vu: It’s the feeling of being in a place or doing something for the first time, even though it’s something you’ve experienced many times. Listen to it below.


The Beatles and Bob Dylan met 50 years ago today
Aug 28, 2014 10:57am | Cosequence Of Sound

50 years ago today, two of rock’s biggest legends, The Beatles and Bob Dylan, met for the very first time an event that quite possibly shaped music as we know it.

After playing a concert in Queens, the Fab Four befriended the folk singer at The Delmonico Hotel in Manhattan. As the story goes, Dylan and his friend, a reporter named Al Aronowitz, introduced the Liverpool band to marijuana. Dylan had assumed The Beatles were well acquainted with the drug, after mishearing the lyrics to “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. He mistakenly thought the line went “… and when I touch you I get high, I get high … ” instead of “I can’t hide, I can’t hide.”

Unsurprisingly, The Beatles’ first encounter with cannabis was one for the history books. Not knowing the proper etiquette for smoking, Ringo Starr failed to pass the joint around and instead smoked the entire thing himself. Til then wed been hard scotch and Coke men, Paul McCartney later admitted. Hours passed as Dylan rolled more joints for the group, who were slowly, but surely warming up to the drug.

(Read: The Beatles: 45 Years of The White Album)

Although Dylan and The Beatles eventually parted ways, marijuana stayed with the Fab Four and acted as a gateway to more experimental drugs, inspiring records like 1965’s Rubber Soul and 1967’s Sgt. Pepper&r...

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