2008年10月27日 星期一

News & Vidoes grabs

Dead Confederate performing "The Rat" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
SPIN's Top 25 list of MGMT Remixes
Stream the entire The Cure album

2008年10月24日 星期五

Emily Wells

"饒舌歌曲與韋瓦第"兩種相差甚遠的音樂類型皆為Emily Wells的最愛.她從小就開始拉小提琴,家中也總是堆滿從法國號到吉他等各式樂器,才華洋溢的Emily Wells在17歲時就成為許多主流唱片公司爭相簽約的對象,但她並不想成為流行歌手或搖滾女孩,她捨棄了這樣眾多人求之不得機會,選擇了獨立發行專輯,從各地的小酒館開始表演. 沒有一個詞可以完整形容她的音樂,儘管她的樂器以小提琴為主,你卻可以聽到流行,古典,爵士,民謠甚至是饒舌的層層堆疊. 在她的新專輯“The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties”中,她可以在一首歌中錄製了20幾軌的小提琴只為著達到她心中理想的弦樂,現場表演的她總是忙碌的一邊拉著小提琴,手偶爾還要空下來調loop,腳也不能閒下來,必須時時注意,踩著效果器. Emily Wells的音樂奇怪的很美,像是不同次元的弦樂團,充滿少見的創意與玩味.

Emily Wells-Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well And The Requeim Mix

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2008年10月23日 星期四

Electric Arguments

1993年,Paul McCartney與製作人YouthThe Fireman的名義發行了有著electronic基礎的專輯Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest. 那個時期的Macca剛接觸電子舞曲,他和製作人Youth將電子原素結合到一段旋律之中,產生了令人驚奇的成果. 距離上一張專輯Rushes十年後, The Fireman要在11月發行Electric Arguments, 據說專輯中每首歌都在一天內錄完,分別花了一年當中的十三天. 第一首曝光的單曲"Nothing Too Much Just out of Sight"當中出現了與以往不同的明顯vocal,65歲的Macca狂野依舊!

The Fireman-Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight

2008年10月21日 星期二

News & Vidoes grabs

Eagles of Death Metal - Wanna Be In LA.
Jens Lekman do the Black Cab Sessions.
Download Muse 'Fury' live at Royal Albert Hall.
Alex Turner is finally going back to the Arctic Monkeys.

2008年10月19日 星期日

The Race

17 days till the general election , the campaign for 2008 presidential race seems such a long journey. From the beginning of both party's primaries, I've been paying extra attention to the candidates and their policy since I'm old enough to vote in my country; I understand the power of the voters ,how politics works and why we should get involved instead of ignoring. This election is much more exciting and interesting due to the great invention that is "Youtube" and millions of blogs (over)analyzing the candidates' every words and every moves. But no matter how much I want Tina Fey to be the next president, all things must come to an end in 17 days.

Cajun Dance Party - The Race
Death Cab For Cutie - President Of What?
The Black & White Years - Power to Change
Razorlight - America
Muse - Exo-Politics
Frou Frou - Holding Out for A Hero

2008年10月18日 星期六

News & Vidoes grabs

MGMT - The Youth
Beck - Modern Guilt
Coldplay debuted their new song "Glass of Water"
The Killers - Human
◎ More details on the new Guns N' Roses' album Chinese Democracy
Kanye West performed "Love Lockdown" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

2008年10月14日 星期二

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ Sadly, I kind of agree with NME's review of Keane's new album.
◎ Check out the artwork of the new Coldplay EP Prospekt's March
◎ The very cute music video : of Montreal - Id Engager
Talk to your parents about John McCain. check out http://moveon.org/ and McCain-Free Whit House.org

2008年10月12日 星期日

This Week's Tunes

Jim Noir
Jim Noir
MP3: Don't You Worry

Pretty & Nice
Get Young
MP3: Tora Tora Tora

Aviary Ghost
Memory Is A Hallway
MP3: The Hollow

Passion Pit
Chunk of Change [EP]
MP3: Live to Tell the Tale

MP3: Daddy's Gone

Nina Miranda & Chris Franck Present Zeep
Far Out Brazil
MP3: Have You Ever

The Orion Experience
Heartbreaker EP
MP3: Sugar

MP3: A Little More Time

2008年10月10日 星期五

News & Vidoes grabs

Arctic Monkeys premiere their first concert film 'At The Apollo.' You can per order the tickets to see the film or buy the limited box set.
Kanye West performed live on Ellen.
Beck live on Letterman.
◎ New Deerhoof video - Chandelier Searchlight
TV On The Radio live on Jools Holland.
◎ 'Tonight' could be the title of Franz Ferdinand's new album.

2008年10月8日 星期三

Dead Confederate

So I've heard lots of talks about this band from Georgia called Dead Confederate, and this week on All Songs Considered finally have I got to know their music. Take their southern hard rock and add a little Grunge, a little Psychedelic and top it with the Thom-Yorke-like murmur and powerful howling of the lead-singer --and you have the amazingly rocking and beautiful sound of Dead Confederate. After this year's SXSW, Dead Confederate has become one of the hottest and most talked about bands in the US; their latest album Wrecking Ball is also a hot record of the moment. I'm so glad I've stumbled upon Dead Confederate, surly you will find them tremendously enjoyable.

Dead Confederate-The Rat

2008年10月7日 星期二

Kanye West premiered Love Lockdown

Kanye West's music video for Love Lockdown was premiered on Ellen yesterday.

I like the song, it's extremely catchy. But I wouldn't mind another Stronger.

2008年10月5日 星期日

The Killers @ SNL

The Killers performed 2 new songs on SNL!



2008年10月1日 星期三

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ I love Cat Power doing covers, Dark End Of The Street is a EP with some songs from the Jukebox sessions. The EP will be out on December 9.
Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why
Radiohead - Reckoner
◎ Wonder what's on Michael Cera's playlist? Here's the list!
Keane - Spiralling
◎ Listen to the track "Spanish Metal" from Kaiser Chiefs new album Off With Their Heads. And the Kaiser version of MGMT's Time To Pretend on Radio 1 Live Lounge.