Check out this awesomely cosmic performance of The Osmonds’ “Crazy Horses” by Lumerians on San Francisco public access program Dance Party Revival.
Archive for January, 2011
Here is a new video from Times New Viking that features animation in the vein of the band’s awesome art work. Each frame was printed from real video, then hand drawn, colored, or decorated and put back together. There were nearly 3,000 individual frames, completed by around 40 artists from Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere.
Many musicians were inspired and influenced by the amazing music created by Trish Keenan and Broadcast before her untimely passing. Lucky for us, an amazing mixtape full of obscure, psychedelic gems, which inspired her, has been posted by Joe Muggs of Arts Desk:
“A friend in Birmingham who had become good friends with Keenan in recent years has passed me THIS LINK for a “mixtape” she gave him very recently. It’s the most wonderful collection of psychedelic rarities, film music and synthesiser experiments, and perfectly illustrates Keenan’s constant mission to turn people on to exquisite and unusual sounds – but also, as the tracks are not titled, shows the sense of mystery and incentive to investigate with which she imbued all her work.”..“To quote my friend David: ‘Before she went to Australia Trish sent me a mix CD of bonkers pop music she compiled, I never thanked her. It’s called Mind-Bending Motorway Mix and I want to share it with you, please pass the link on, share it far and wide, it’s a little tribute to an (as a friend referred to her today) exhilarating woman…”
(via Dangerous Minds)
Also, check out this great Trish Keenan/Broadcast tribute show, which aired Sunday on WMUH (Muhlenberg College Radio in Allentown, PA)
What do you get when Honus Honus of Man Man, Nick Thorburn of Islands and Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse decide to make music together? Well, you get this…and this is pretty damn good:
Watch out for Mister Heavenly’s debut album on Sub Pop later this year.
“It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care.
Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time.
This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in Peace.”
Ever since their first Warp release, the singles collection Work and Non-Work, Broadcast has been one of my favorite bands with their ability to write great songs AND push the boundaries of electronic pop. It was always a thrill to hear her sweet, dead-pan voice juxtaposed against innovative soundscapes. She will definitely be missed.
The originator of the “Mash-Up”, Steve Stein aka Steinski, recently did an awesome job cutting together “What You Know” by Two Fingers (Amon Tobin and Doubleclick feat. Sway) and statements about the shooting in Tucson made by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Here’s what Steinski had to say:
“My apologies in advance to Sheriff Dupnik. May you always speak your mind as clearly as you did on this occasion, sir.”
Check out the track:
This 2003 performance by The Knife essentially recreates their 2003 music video for “Pass This On”, but is no less provocative and just as awesome. This band seriously needs to make another record.
Here’s the newest one from Philly’s Kurt Vile. It’s a track from his upcoming Matador release, Smoke Ring For My Halo. Brilliant as usual…
Here’s a VHS capture of a relatively underrated NZ band Split Enz and their song “Give it a Whirl”. The song is brilliant and the video feels like some sort of bizarre Hawaiian acid trip.
I caught up with Surfer Blood recently when they stopped by the Art in the Age store in Philly. We had a fun time discussing their music, time travel, our founding fathers and the brand’s spirits ROOT and SNAP.