In 2003, Black Lace’s hit “Agadoo” was named as the worst song of all time by a panel of music writers for Q Magazine. Now it’s being re-released. Why? No one seems to have a fucking clue. The video features jerks dressed in fruit costumes and two ass-whipes singing about dumb shit. Classic:
(via Music Radar)
Here’s a beautiful, stripped down rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Landslide” performed by Sin Fang Bous (also frontman of Seabear) for Gogoyoko’s new video series.
Sin Fang Bous’ new album Clangour is out now on Morr Music and is highly recommended.
Beautiful Beach Boys-style harmonies mixed with classical/pop arrangements and heartfelt, often strange lyrics makes The Zombies Odyssey and Oracle album one of my favorite “psych” albums of the 60s. So naturally, I am weary of anyone trying to cover one of its songs. The Tough Alliance, however, do a pretty nice job of adding their own dub/electro/tropical sensibilities to the “Hung Up On A Dream”. It will never compare to the original, but it’s still a nice listen. (via Mod Blog)
The Tough Alliance – Hung Up On A Dream (Zombies Cover)
Along with Can and Neu!, German band Faust are one of the jewels in the Krautrock crown. Check out this footage, originally found by WFMU, which showcases the band, in their heyday, doing what they do best–blowing your mind:
For those just getting into Faust, their album Faust IV is a good place to start. Grab it on Amazon.
This Designer Drugs remix of Annie’s “Antonio” adds a dark, sci-fi disco sound to the song by manipulates her vocals and making her sound like an android version of Stacey Q. And knowing you, that probably turns you on. (via)
Annie – Antonio (Designer Drugs Remix)
Check out this awesome series of portraits, entitled “Ghosts in the Machine”, featuring classic rock-stars, created with tape from old cassettes. The Ian Curtis one is amazing!
I posted the mp3 version of The Very Sexuals‘ “Carla” a ways back and the band recently shot a cool video for it, which mixes performance with old film reels of childhood–featuring members of the band perhaps? Why not ask them?
“Carla” is featured on the band’s debut, Post-Apocalyptic Love, which is available as a free download from their website.
While everyone else is at SXSW, gawking over a bunch of stupid bands, I’m right here in Philadelphia finding retarded videos for your pleasure. This one, in particular, is pure gold. Piledriver – The Wrestling Album 2 features the Hulkster, Jimmy Hart, Macho Man and an assload of ’80s wrestling stars doing the two things they do best–acting and music. You’re welcome.
Kudos to Dead Oceans for putting these two bands on the same bill. Although I missed the majority of the opening band (members of Bishop Allen), I must say that just the combination of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s indie-prog-math-insanity and Bishop Allen’s thinking man’s folk pop made for a great musical evening. Here are some brief thoughts on each band’s set, along with some cool photos shot by Walrus pal Tiffany Yoon
NY three-piece HEARTS REVOLUTION are a double-edged blade. Their 7″s are multi-layered, sometimes delicate, often intense head-rushes of electronic fury. On the other hand, their live show borders on hip-breaking, neck-snapping punk. I caught their adrenaline-fueled, sweat-soaked set last weekend and was thoroughly impressed. Check out some photos, courtesy of Walrus pal Don Vincent Ortega:
During their stop in Philly with Bishop Allen, I finally got to meet 5 awesome folks from Seattle whom I have been in contact with ever since one of them (you know who you are!) sent me a cryptic and entertaining video nearly a year ago on MySpace–before the band had recorded a single song. Since then, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band have signed to a label and have released an awesome album, which has garnered praise from blogs like Stereogum and magazines like Spin. Last Friday I finally had a chance to meet them and ask them a few questions…