Archive for the ‘bands’ Category

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Now that’s a music video.

October 22, 2008

Family of others by Deerhoof.

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHrrDGIhwGE]

Direct YouTube link.

Clicky disclosure- lots of micro-invertebrates swimming around on microscope slides.  Good stuff.

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The first Orthotonics record…

September 25, 2008

…is over here.  The second one is still here.

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News to me: The Screamers existed.

September 17, 2008

They were an LA Eopunk band from the late 70’s that I just learned about at Din’s Bloggy, where Eric effuses:

There’s something so compelling and urgent about his [ vocalist Tomata du Plenty] presence, that watching him one can get the feeling that the speed of time passing has changed, that the parameters of perception have been messed with. Backed by distorted analog keyboards and no guitars, he howls and stalks the stage like a beat poet cross-bred with a hyena, frightening, exciting, dangerous and beautiful.

Go read his post and click his links, that’s all I got for you.

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Judas Priest vs. Slayer by proxy aborigonal gang wars. Seriously.

September 9, 2008

From Vice magazine:

Violent riots had erupted between two of the town’s largest gangs and for a moment it looked like the Australian Army…was going to have to be brought in…what really blew us away was that the town…was split up into gangs named after heavy metal bands. There were the Judas Priest Boys, the Evil Warriors, and the Slayer Mob.

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Listening diary 20080821: This month’s emusic take

August 22, 2008

Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.

Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof.  I love it.  It’s starting to sound like they’ve actually learned how to play their instruments, and it’s not interfering with what they do at all.

The Ellington Suites by Duke Ellington.  I dig it, and I’m still assimilating it, but for now I’m only recommending it if you already have the Far East Suite and the Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mustafa Kandirali by Mustafa Kandirali.  Because there’s no such thing as enough Turkish Clarinet music.  Those are supposed to be funny Turkish i’s with no dots.  Thanks for the hot tip, Laura!

Instrumentals by the Nels Cline Singers.  I like it.  Pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

Looking forward to: Borrowed Arms by Two Foot Yard and Masada Book of Angels vol 11: Zaebos by Medeski Martin and Wood.

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Funny genre train wreck.

July 23, 2008

Not funny ha ha, more funny oh wow.  Here’s a little bit of the song “For a Few Rubles More” by Farmer’s Market.  This is from their first record, “Musikk Fra Hybridene,” which contains many hilarious genre trainwrecks, one of the genres always being Bulgarian Wedding Music.

(The other album of theirs that I have, “Speed Balkan Boogie,” is also great but not especially funny)

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Don’t get me wrong, I like Gogol Bordello OK…

June 16, 2008

…I mean, their jokes are funny and their execution is believable. I’d even say it’s quite likeley that I’ll buy something of theirs sometime.  (and I hate yourfavoritebandsucks blog posts) But for my money, their niche is more convincingly (pre-) occupied by Kultur Shock.  I’m just saying.