Network Awesome, the content-exhuming online TV network run by electronic music smasher-upper Jason Forrest, is hosting a salute to women in punk all this week. The site has performance footage, interviews, and essays; artists featured include Kate Bush, Patti Smith, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Runaways, Poly Styrene, L7, and, awesomely, Jem and the Holograms.
Archive for July, 2011
I haven’t been this impressed with a new album in a long long time. Seriously, folks this is an amazing album. Just listen:
And check out the new video for the first single:
Skying will be released on July 26th on XL…and you and I will buy it.
After Iggy Pop, Suicide were the first true punks. Beginning in the early ’70s Alan Vega and Martin Rev, heavily influenced by the Velvets and Silver Apples, created a brand new, post-apocalyptic electronic sound that pissed off everyone that heard it. No drums. Just Martin’s synthesizer and Alan’s gloomy, Elvis-like mantras. Nothing would ever be the same after that.
Watch Vega discuss the origins and more in the fascinating and highly entertaining video interview above.
UMO is a new band from Portland by way of New Zealand, but all you really need to know is that their album cover, pictured above, absolutely rules (the band purchased it from photographer Frédéric Chaubin who assembled an awesome book of weird Russian architecture.).
The music is another story, but just as cool. This track is a lo-fi soul jam that will get stuck in your head immediately…in a good way…
(via Days of Lore)
Dangerous Minds says, “Do It Yourself: The Story Of Rough Trade is a fascinating glimpse into the history of the seminal indie label/empire.” and I couldn’t agree more. I watched this over the weekend and loved it. Check it out!