Gorillaz — Ghost Train
If you want a dark and funky Halloween better make this part of your soundtrack for today.
Happy All Hallows’ Eve everybody!
All through this, I’ve always thought that if you thought of all of it as a book then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter. They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.
David Bowie in photograph from current exhibit “David Bowie is” hosted by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Check out a special feature shared by the curators presenting the list of David Bowie’s personal “Top 100 Must Read Books,” featuring works from 1945 up to 2008.
Left to right: Shane MacGowan, Mark E. Smith, and Nick Cave
Nick Cave: I used to hate playing live totally, just the whole physical exhaustion was too much for me.
Mark E. Smith: Bleeding workshy Australian. Australians never do any work.
NC: The last tour, going on stage was a release.
NC: As my life gets more constipated and cramped, going on stage I’m able to purge myself in some way.
MES: A bowel release.
NC: I feel more relaxed.
MES: With Mick Harvey behind you with the vaseline.
NC: Put a muzzle on this guy.
Fiona Apple — Hot Knife (music video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson)
Perfect marriage of song and visuals in what I’d say may be the best video of the year. Of course only considering that it accompanies a really terrific track by Fiona Apple, from last year’s album The Idler Wheel. The intimate close ups mirror Apple’s closely recorded vocals, and the split screen showing multiple shots of her singing harmonize with the multiple layered vocal tracks. And still it retains an exciting, chaotic feeling, that also parallels the song’s frantic pace, and reveals the performer’s soulful intensity.
Anderson, Fiona’s ex-lover, who’s released The Master a few months ago, has worked with her multiple times before, like on the videos for Paper Bag, Fast As You Can, or Limp. This video also features Fiona’s sister (as profile on the left), Maude Maggart, who sang on the track as well.
Beck — I Won’t Be Long
After ‘Defriended,’ here’s another brand new original song by Beck. It’s a mellow tune starting out with a subtle, but catchy riff, and becomes much more spaced out halfway through and features some lovely glitchy melodies; characteristic, thought provoking and poignant lyrics included. I love it already, and I think it stresses one particularly exciting bit of news: Beck is back!
The Child of Lov — "One Day" [ft. Damon Albarn]
Off of soulfully funky sounding up-and-coming Cole Williams’ aka The Child of Lov’s debut album, Pineapple Camel Funk (released on Monday!), which also features MF DOOM on another track (listen here). If this LP isn’t going to be a hit and still be the most fan-funkin’-tastic album since Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere I don’t know what is.
Shameless plug: Call me a hipster, but my music side-blog Tunebrothel has been posting about this dope dude since he came out with his very first (badass) song, so why don’t you check out if you like that blog enough to follow it?
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Beck reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”
In collaboration with Chris Milk, who directed the performance, Beck and an orchestra of more than 160 diverse musicians, including the Dap-Kings, a string orchestra, a gamelan ensemble, members of the USC marching band, a Peruvian charango group, choirs, guitarists, a musical saw player, a harpist, a Theremin player, and Beck’s dad David Campbell as the conductor, covered Bowie’s Low classic “Sound and Vision,” live at Fox Studios, L.A., this week. This is the most amazing thing you will hear and see today.
Video is private now, here’s an alternative link.
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