Entries in weekend tuneage (28)
We told you about this Blood Orange album back in October, and now this video just dropped today for the song "Champagne Coast," and it's totally rad. It was directed by Haley Wollens, and it gives us hope for the music-video arts going forward.
This would be the Mary Wilson-led Supremes circa 1974, on an identified television show. But jesus. Godawful. And they even changed up a few of the lyrics. We can't believe Joni ever allowed this to happen.
Despite an annual ritual of collecting obscure modern Christmas tunes, we missed this one until now. It's a wordy, secular little song called 'White Wine in the Sun' by dredlocked Australian singer-songwriter Tim Minchin. You can buy it on iTunes here, but be warned, especially if the holiday makes you a bit delicate, it does turn a little sad. Thanks, Towle.
We're kind of loving this first single off of Coastal Grooves, the two-month-old debut album from Blood Orange, which is the latest name being used by one-time member of the dance-punk group Test Icicles, Dev Hynes. There's just a great, effortless cool about it, and we like the layered, almost lazy rhythms -- and also the way he leans on the mic stand. The video features a bunch of trannies vogueing on the back patio of a bar, presumably in Queens -- which is where Sutphin Boulevard is. [Le Fag - thx Jason!]
While the song isn't new, the presentation just might be. Enjoy director and "dancer" Ely Kim as he eases us into Folsom with his best lumberjack look and smooth dance moves. Plus 10 Gay Points to you if you can work this routine into your weekend partying.
This video, for the song 'Cold Star' by Din [A] Tod, comes to us by way of Germany, and it's a narrative, cinematic work in the style of MTV's heyday. But it's also very gay! And everyone we know is sending it around Facebook because it ends in a big pool orgy featuring several rather hot young men, and some women, but you can just ignore them.
Hey, fags. We know it's like the first official weekend of summer and you should be drunk by now. But here's a song about the last day of summer, by Johan Agebjorn (feat. Queen of Hearts), and it's some totally cheesy candy pop to kick your summer off right.
We're off to a land without internet until next week...
Here's a remix of the song 'Light of Love' by Portland outfit The Miracles Club. We love it and the video, directed by Judah Switzer. Watch below.
As we speak, everyone in Europe and the UK is going nuts for the Eurovision finals, in which musical acts from across the globe compete for the prize and a great deal of nationalist pride. Above, this would be Ireland's entrants, Jedward, doing their song "Lipstick." It's kind of catchy, right? Below, Romania's entry, "Change" by Hotel FM, which is not quite so good, and the fabulous Nina from Serbia, but we have no idea what the hell she's singing about.
Check out the rad new video for Nicki Minaj's new single 'Super Bass,' which is all brightly colored and harujuku and shit. She's gonna be big in Japan, if she isn't already. Watch below.
Yes, here it is, kids. "Youth Knows No Pain" from Lykke Li's second album, Wounded Rhymes. We digs it. [via BlahBlahBlahScience]
"Heartbreak, and then some. Tell me where is a fan when you need one. Before you take a second look, know that I know every trick in the book. I wrote the book. Don't test me."
Radiohead may not be your cup of tea, but they seem to be the cup of tea of a great many, so we alert you to the fact that their album The King of Limbs dropped this morning a day early, and if you go here you can sign up to "pre-order" and you will be allowed to immediately download the album after that -- it will redirect you as soon as you pay your $9. We've barely listened and don't yet have an opinion, but you're welcome!
Below, a sort of David Lynch-y (because it's backwards-shot) video for their first single, "Lotus Flower," featuring Thom Yorke dancing all crazy.