25 April 2010

I'm in the middle of a picture

It's been quiet around here, lately, and it's about to get even more quiet. I'm hitting the road for a couple weeks and it is doubtful that I'll have much of a connection. I'll leave you with this, however. A video of Bat For Lashes covering Radiohead's All I Need was floating around the internets a little while back, and I am guessing that this file was ripped straight from the video. It sounds a bit tinny or thin, but that doesn't detract from the performance. If you know me, you probably know that I love Natasha Khan, so her plus Radiohead is a winning combination in my book. She'd have to go to great lengths, really, to fuck up this song. Enjoy, and see you soon.

 Bat For Lashes > All I Need

09 April 2010

Looking back, it seems so strange

I was having lunch, yesterday, in this place across the street from where I work. I like going in there late because it's usually empty and they usually have some anonymous classic rock radio station going. The cool thing about the music is it's not always the usual suspects that come to mind when you hear the phrase, "classic rock". Sometimes they're deeper cuts, and perhaps bands that you might have to go out of your way to find. I think you know what I mean.

So I'm sitting there and they bust out with Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song, which I haven't heard in ages. It totally took me back to when I was a kid and I walked over to The Wherehouse (does anybody remember that chain of record stores?) to buy Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town b/w Jailbreak on 7". I played that 45 to death, and I eventually picked up that Jailbreak album, which I loved. And those three tracks; The Boys Are Back In Town, Jailbreak and Cowboy Song were probably my favorites. I was slow to recognize the song at first, but I think I got a little emotional when I realized I was listening to Cowboy Song. Good thing the joint was empty.

Thin Lizzy > Cowboy Song

05 April 2010

Let's stay awake tonight

The very cool new Lali Puna video for That Day. Find this song on their new album, Our Inventions, which officially drops next week.

04 April 2010

Fuzishen na Girl

I'm digging the new Perfume track, Fushizen na Girl. It's no Puppy Love or Dream Fighter, but I do like it more than last summer's One Room Disco. I haven't really been keeping up with the Perfume news, but it looks like the single is gonna drop this month. I might just wait for the next album, however, as it seems like their singles and b-sides end up on their albums anyways. In any case, you can check out about a minute and a half of the PV here, and listen to the whole thing below. Also, the girls look splendid in red ruffles.

Perfume > Fushizen na Girl