This video contains flashing lights, but it's all the yelling that will probably give you a stroke.
It is unusual that a song and video which capture exactly how I am feeling on the inside come along exactly at the moment I am feeling those things, but that is exactly what has happened today, right now, with this. Exactly. [Via]
"People who only like 'Midnight City' are going to be disappointed. Mellow and romantic, this soundtrack pays tribute to French soundtracks from the 70's and is much more intimate than Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and the Oblivion Soundtrack. This score is really for lovers and ghosts," says the M83 guy, but whatever, this is very pretty and if it disappoints you I am not sure what your problem is. I mean, "Midnight City" is kind of ONE NOTE. Move on, everyone, there's a whole world of other sounds out there for you.
I reserve the right to change my mind on this but, right now, the way the kids today are putting all the different music into the blender and passing around cups of whatever comes out is probably something that is for the best. I mean, again, that's why I'm feeling right now. Tomorrow I might be grumpy and old about it, but until that happens I am kind of enjoying this. [Via]
(Ugh, okay, the video has been yanked for whatever reason, but the tune is here.)
If you enjoyed Willis Earl Beal, "Coming Through" (Featuring Chan Marshall) you will probably also like "Willis Earl Beal and Cat Power performing some of Bob Dylan's 'Pledging My Time' and Cat Power's 'Colors And The Kids.'" This starts out as the kind of performance we generously characterize as "loose" but you get these two together and you can't stop a certain kind of beauty from busting out. [Via]
I generally need to engage with Los Campesinos! in the more quiet, reflective periods of my life, when my normal state of perpetual irritation is somewhat less oppressive than usual, but as everything seems to be going out of its way to irritate me these days the possibility of my finding any moment of serenity in which to appreciate the somewhat agitating effects that this band produces on me grows ever more unlikely, so I will just have to grit my teeth and listen to them now. I think I can probably handle it. [Via]
Listen up, kids, you know the blippy bloppy sceechy drop music that is forming the background of your developing consciousness right now? In 30 years a bunch of people who are way too young to have ever experienced it when it was fresh will revive it in some bizarre mash-up of irony and appreciation and sell it to other twenty-somethings who aren't even old enough to be nostalgic about it. Also, if you are indeed having your consciousness formed right now you are definitely too young to be reading this site, please tell your parents to do a better job supervising you in the future. [Via]
I bet a lot of people who will be adults in ten or twenty years are going to look back at this song as something that helped them out during tough times. [Via]
I have never understood music video posts where the post tells you what happens in the music video. Like, you are either going to press play or you are not, has there even been prosody so affecting that your decision to watch or skip a video was otherwise altered because of the way in which it was described? I mean, usually it is enough for someone to say, "What happens here is pretty cool, you should watch." Other than that it is just wasted words. Anyway, this band and its music are new to me, but what happens here is pretty cool. You should watch. [Via]
If you've ever had the fantasy where it turns out that everything you've been going through over the last few years is actually just a series of hallucinations experienced during the final moments of your life after a shadowy military agency's secret experiment on your battalion with a drug that increases aggression went horribly wrong during the war in Vietnam, only to snap out of it and realize that no, that is actually the plot to an old Tim Robbins movie and really you are trapped in a hell of your own making, I cannot offer you any solace except to say that you are not the only one [...]
"After making a string of big-budget videos with high-profile guests for songs from The Next Day, David Bowie pared all the way down to DIY on his latest clip, spending just $12.99 on visuals for the James Murphy remix of 'Love Is Lost.' Written, shot and edited by Bowie (with help from his assistant and a friend) in his Manhattan office last weekend, the video features puppets from what a publicist [...]
I always always always feel manipulated by Phoenix, because it is almost as if they have come up with their music in a lab using elements from everything I have liked in the past to design a sound that is completely familiar yet undeniably appealing to me, but then I have to forgive them because their music sounds completely familiar yet undeniably appealing to me and the closer I get to death the less interested I am in struggling to appreciate anything new and unusual when there is so much I am already comfortable with out there. Like this.
Remember 2006? It seems so long ago now. Anyway, the Internet sure does have opinions about this one, and I guess it's okay if you do too.
When you consider the fact that it is a warm, comforting space where you can spend a few moments by yourself relaxing until you suddenly realize that there will not be another part of your day that is any better—and, in fact, the rest of your day will be a carousel of stress, annoyance, exhaustion, irritation, hopelessness, head-shaking, having to pee, boredom and avoidance, and then probably passing out on the couch as the TV blares its stupid song of consumption—it is kind of remarkable that more people don't just end it all in the shower in the morning. Anyway, here's what will be [...]
Remember that weird period about a decade back when it seemed like all the good music was coming from Canada? God, that was embarrassing. Now that things have shaken out and it seems as if all the good music comes from nowhere I guess I am glad at least that these guys are still plugging along. [Via]
Greta Gerwig danced in a Spike Jonze-directed Arcade Fire video on last night's YouTube Music Awards: http://t.co/x0HKsdDtd9
— Vulture (@vulture) November 4, 2013
If you woke up this morning from a coma you went into in 2007 and the first thing you saw was this tweet you'd want to go back to sleep immediately, right?