Gotta love the DIY aesthetic – this video not only sports a great song and a cute girl singing it, but you can see how it’s all put together as well. Win-win.
Let’s hit the important bases first: One Fast Move Or I’m Gone. Collaboration between Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service and Jay Farrar of Son Volt. Songs inspired by the life and work of legendary Beat poet Jack Kerouac.
How sweet is this Claymation video for Brooklyn indie-rock band Grizzly Bear’s “Ready, Able?” It’s even cooler when you learn that they had to melt down over 50 California Raisins to make it.
Do you have about $2000 lying around unspent? Then you can see your way to buying me this painting by Tom Sanford called “The Assassination Of Dimebag Darrell,” right?
Time once more for Sumosonic Spotlight, the weekly series in which we shed a little more insight onto the breaking bands we bring you as part of Sumosonic.
One of the longest-lasting partnerships in rock seems to be dissolving like so much Wicked Witch of the West this morning, as Steven Tyler, the skeletal lead singer of Boston hard-rock outfit Aerosmith, has apparently left the band.
It’s music release time, where I take a trip down to the local record store and give you the skinny on what albums are dropping this week so you can be an educated consumer about it.
Trey Songz cracks me the hell up – he seems like he’s ready to snatch the crown of “weird dude who sings about doing it all the time” right off of R. Kelly’s head.
Stay classy, Sharon. Your husband looks like a basset hound who had a stroke into a puddle of eyeliner and can barely make a coherent sentence and your two kids are attention-hungry (and food-hungry) no-talent fatasses.
Every now and then, we see a boy and a girl team up for a band that destroys everything in their way, such as the constantly touring Crystal Castles, the almost forgotten Bitchee Bitchee YaYaYa or the early duets of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.
In an era of flash-in-the-pan bands and manufactured one-note popsters, it’s rare to find a band that works its way up from nothing to grow and evolve into a major success.