"F*ck 'em all" is an appropriate title for this song because it's exactly how we feel about yet another gay-guys-in-heels music video. Talk about a played-out idea. Anyhow, we've covered JbDubs before and here they are again singing something awful in an awful music video that will probably be forced down our throats at every bar we go to over the next six months. Yes, Mondays are for hatin'.
Entries in Monday Music (16)
We have no idea wtf this video is supposed to be about. But the weird pudgy guy who puts on magical shoes and dances gets some kind of surgery from these creepy 18th century children and turns into a freak with some kind of big prosthetic nose and a hot body. Ta da. Miike Snow's new album Happy to You drops March 27.
It was a rollercoaster of a weekend, so to help put a little twerk in your work, here's the video for "Sambaca" by Alien Alien. It's practically lyric-free so you don't even have to use your brain to enjoy.
There's no excuse for how long it took us to find this video, but please watch. It's a brilliant dramatization of what might have been an actual bit of VHS tape from 1982, featuring random party footage with the Culture Club boys that kicks off with a suprise party for Boy George himself -- except in this case Boy George is being played by a woman, but that's only appropriate. See what it was like to be a big homo rock star in the early '80s, set to this catchy dance track from Mark Ronson and Business International, with vocals by Boy George.
And now a fag anthem of sorts, with a super alterna-queer video starring Gossip fronthag Beth Ditto. We especially enjoy the sexy football players lip synching around 3:10... especially the shirtless one rubbing his crotch, and the on the left who happens to be gay-for-pay porn stud and sometime Michael Jackson impersonator Wolf Hudson.
We have not a few EDM (Embarassing Dance Music -- and yes, we're coining that as of today and trying to make it a thing) classics on our iPod gym playlist, and some new entries as well. Here, the best of both ends of the EDM spectrum, an amalgam of old and new that sounds straight off a downtempo dancefloor in Ibiza: a remix of the late-90s Stardust favorite "Music Sounds Better With You" featuring a piano intro. We're feeling very Euro today, what can we say. [AK Jigga]
Broken Bells is the latest collaboration by DJ Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) and lead singer of the Shins, James Mercer. They're already the darlings of the music blogosphere, and NPR's All Songs Considered, and they'll be going on tour starting in May. Above see them performing "Ghost Inside" in which Mercer makes his voice sort of unrecognizable in a falsetto.
Like every other music-geek gay (and every hipster period) across the land, we've been eagerly awaiting the new LCD Soundsystem record, and it's nearly here! Above, the official listening post for the single "Drunk Girls," which isn't James Murphy's finest work, but it's funny enough. E.g. "Drunk girls are boring me wild... drunk girls wait an hour to pee."
It's painfully German, but kind of catchy! The song's by this cute kid Eto, who hails from a small town in Germany, and here's a choice quote from his MySpace: "In spite of the plastic programmings and clubby attitude, eto regards himself as a classic songwriter. He creates high resolution songs about love, life, identity and insanity."
Tasked with putting together a decade-spanning playlist for a New Year's party (full disclosure: we tasked ourselves with this), we found ourselves starting, for the first time, to understand what bands and which albums really defined certain years of the Awful Aughts for us. When it came to 2009, we thought of our girl Ke$ha, and of Lagerfeld Lady, but one act we couldn't count out of our lineup for the year was Miike Snow. So, despite it not being fresh for some of you, here's their track Animal. And maybe we'll wax on further about the year/decade that was as the week wears on.
We by no means really endorse this single, but we suppose it's not half bad. Poor, deceased Brittany Murphy might have had a sideline as a dance music diva, but we don't think this 2006 track, "Faster Pussycat Kill," really took off. Anyway, it's definitely far better than this Astoria, Queens drag queen's ode to the new year, which we considered posting for half a second.