the latest Crystal Fighters - Cave Rave
this is perfect. out may 28th.
“too close” - alex clare
i heard this song on a bing commercial. i kind of hate bing, but i kind of like this song.
i am not sure about it, though. i genuinely like it, but there’s something keeping me back, however, and i cannot figure out what this reservation is.
he’s basically dubstep with soul. as i type that description, i feel more than a little trite. but in fact, it’s considerably new and untouched niche.
within the dubstep and soul niches that usually operate independent of each other, exists alex clare - effectively mixing the two in a way that is almost too good. maybe i’m just trying to not get my hopes up too much before he crosses into the mainstream waters that is dubstep on college campuses everywhere. oh, did i mention he’s being produced by diplo? (that’s a plus in my book)
alex clare’s new slogan should be “so good, it’s slightly off-putting”
i declare this the year of indie music + rap mash-ups. djs and producers: make this happen.
and this is an excellent one.
Notorious BIG // Tupac // The xx – “Runnin’ with The xx (Quix vs Elliot Blend)”
Two Cousins by Slow Club
every once in a while, a song comes along… you hear it when you’re least expecting it.
it’s a song that brings out so much emotion in you that you can’t help but play it over and over again.
whether this emotional response is happiness or sadness, it brings something out in you.
i heard this on last week’s gossip girl. one of the major reasons why i love that show is their peculiar ability to peak out some of the best music. that’d be a pretty fun job to have one day..
also, this video is just so happy. two guys dancing. it’s simple. i’d say we could all use some simplicity.
‘our deal’ by Best Coast. directed by Drew Barrymoore.
pretty much the best fucking music video ever fucking made
it’s so sad. but so great.
For their latest visual, the Internet-beloved indie duo inserted themselves into old Jonestown footage, which makes sense given the song’s opening quote (a message from leader Jim Jones). From the director: “I am moved to say when we completed the video we were able to preview it for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre, who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People’s Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy.”
i think i’ve found my new obsession: music videos using old footage with clever editing.