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Archive for February, 2010
Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter Character Influenced by Sunset Rubdown; Band Releases New Video For “Dragon’s Lair”
While watching The Early Show this morning, I caught an interview with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, where the two discuss their upcoming Alice in Wonderland, The film looks pretty rad/scary…but doesn’t come close to something like, say, Malice in Wonderland (scariest shit you will EVER see!)
The interview featured questions about Burton and Depp’s creative history, their children and themes of alienation. However, the most interesting segment involved Depp talking about the music that inspired his Mad Hatter character creation — specifically Sunset Rubdown. When hearing their music set to some clips of the film, it totally makes sense. Perhaps The Knife was another influence? Watch the video as he discusses the band’s influence on the character (at approx 3:20)
Oh, and what’s this…the band has just debuted a new video from their album Dragonslayer directed by “Throneboogie”, which “follows a young female warrior who is not a widow. Yet.” Will it inspire Depp’s next character? Regardless if it does or doesn’t, it’s pretty awesome. Check it out:
Review + photos by Julie Drexler
Let me start by saying I have never seen so many people in Philadelphia ready to bust a move. Call it a case of cabin fever from the snow that swept the city last week, but people were psyched to dance off that extra pent up energy. Over 1,000 people showed up to see Neon Indian and Memory Tapes perform their brand of psychedelic synth-pop this past Friday at Voyeur.
Read the full review (with pics + MP3s) after the jump…
A cross between Antony and TV on the Radio? Somehow I really like this song, despite not liking either of the aforementioned.
Yes! Devo are playing tonight in Vancouver at the end of Victory Ceremony. here are the deets via EW:
“Mothersbaugh reveals the band will perform both old material and new tracks from their forthcoming CD—the band’s first in 20 years: ‘We are going to try a few of things out on the unsuspecting populace. And we will definitely be looking for their opinion, to see if they think we should keep them, or if these are songs that should be carefully buried out in the tundra while we’re there.’ Devo will also make a new track called ‘Fresh’ via the band’s official website immediately following today’s show.”
I was fortunate enough to see these guys perform 2 summers ago and even though it wasn’t AS cool as the above video, they did not disappoint! So be sure to tune in!
Watch as the iconic chef Julia Child demos how to edit a video of an orchestra with just a few simple cooking/baking utensils and some chewing gum. Make sure the string section isn’t too stringy!
Perfect minimal, electronic pop and the band’s only release. (via Cold Waves)
…is pretty awesome (in a Cool World sort of way). More info on the record HERE.
This Friday’s Making Time should be renamed ‘Taking Drugs To Make Music to Take Drugs To”. In addition to their solid resident djs, the party will feature two of the most talked about bands of late ‘09 and early ‘10.
Memory Tapes‘ prog disco pop album Seek Magic was one of my favorites of ‘09 and I am eagerly awaiting his Philly live debut (It was originally slated to be at The Church, but it was canceled.) He will be accompanied by a full band made up of ex-members of his now defunct Philly band Hail Social.
Neon Indian has been picking up a lot of buzz of the past few months as well. (Questlove of The Roots recently raved about his Fallon performance). His music kicked off what some industry folk are now calling “glo-fi” (meh), which now includes similar artists such as Washed Out and Toro Y Moi, it’s essentially trippy electronic pop that sounds like it was made on busted analogue synths. While I think they have a few really cool tunes, unlike Memory Tapes, I think this band is a flash in the pan…but I could be wrong. Head to the party and decide for yourself.
Listen to a Memory Tapes track and a Neon Indian track below: