Jack White’s latest band, the Dead Weather, recently announced the follow up to their excellent debut, Horehound. The new album is called Sea of Cowards and is slated for a May release. The single is a dark, rattling tune called “Die by the Drop”. It’s definitely worth a listen:
If your music is simplistic enough that it can be easily and accurate represented in chart form, then you may want to exit the music industry as quickly and quietly as possible.
I’m up late supporting a deployment for work (oh the unhappy lot of the company man). Thankfully, I have a glass of whiskey and the Butchies for company. Check out the video for “Send Me You”. This is what power pop is supposed to be:
Alex Chilton (The Box Tops, Big Star) passed away a few days ago. I could definitely try to articulate why his music was so important, but I think that these two songs make a better argument than I ever could:
Big Star, “September Gurls”
The Box Tops, “The Letter”
Dear Hot Chip,
I love you, you crazy crazy bastards. The video for your new single is stunning. Easily one of the best I’ve seen in years. It’s a work of surreal, sardonic genius. If this doesn’t go down as one of the greatest videos of all time, then it will serve as a reflection of something deeply and terribly broken in both the music industry and in music culture.
Here’s a great tune written by Steve Martin, and performed by himself, Bela Fleck, and Tony Trischka. It’s called “The Crow”:
Okay, so I really don’t have any clue what this is, but I kind of like it. It appears to be a woman drumming and speaking/singing in Japanese while a man accompanies her on a bass. And by “accompanies” I mean “grinds the shit out of the post”.
I have to admit, I really kind of like it.
I like to listen to electronic music of various sorts when I’m working. Lately I’ve been deep into Drum & Bass. My search for new mixes lead me to this awesome little seventy minute set put together by AK1200. Great track selection, good energy, and impeccable mixing. You can’t really ask for more than that.
I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile, but here’s an awesome video of British DJ and electropop artist Little Boots, covering Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor”.
That funky little box of awesome she’s playing is called a Tenori-on, and I have to say, I want one with a fierceness. Apparently, in addition to being a stand-alone instrument, it can be used as a midi controller, which is kind of cool.