This isn’t new but it’s too funny not to share. Some dude has been challenging Lady SOV to a rap battle. His name: DJ Jelly Donut and he dresses in a donut costume. When he shows up at one of her shows and gets the crowd on his side, the World’s Tallest Midget loses her … Continue reading Lady SOV is a Humorless Little Turd
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Video: Julian Casablancas on Conan Anybody catch Julian Casablancas on the Conan the other night? It wasn’t as “far out” as I expected it to be from reading a couple interviews with him. Sounds like the Strokes with some bloopy bits and programmed drums. Not bad, but not super interesting either. I turned it off … Continue reading Julian Casablancas on the Tonight Show
Video: The Dead Weather – “I Cut Like A Buffalo” Version II Crazy old Jack White. Seems like it was just a couple weeks ago that he released a video for the Dead Weather‘s “I Cut Like A Buffalo.” Oh yeah, it was just a couple weeks ago. Well, now he’s gone and released a … Continue reading Jack White Releases “Version II” of “Buffalo” Video
Video: Nirvana – “About a Girl” (live in Austria, 1989) This “rarely seen” video may not be “official” but it was passed along via Sub Pop’s Twitter feed, and it’s pretty cool. Dudes are young. MP3: Nirvana – “About a Girl” (remastered) As a big fan of straightforward pop music “About a Girl” has always … Continue reading Nirvana – About a Girl
Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Cornerstone” The next single from Humbug, this one’s a ballad with typically clever lyrics about bumping into a series of girls who bears a passing resemblance to your ex: “She was close / Close enough to be your ghost / But my chances turned to toast / When I asked her … Continue reading New Arctic Monkeys video: Cornerstone
Video: The Mountain Goats – “Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace” Just John Darnielle and a piano, alone in an empty auditorium, encircled by camera track. Directed by Rian Johnson. The Mountain Goats: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
Video: The Dead Weather – “I Cut Like A Buffalo” Jack White directed this video for the Dead Weather track that features his own bad self on lead vocals. In the live version of the song, Alison Mosshart isn’t even on stage plays guitar [Corrected to reflect reality. -ed.], so it’s no surprise she’s not … Continue reading New Dead Weather video: I Cut Like A Buffalo
Why does Sufjan Stevens hate pop music? Why’s a guy with such a talent for writing evocative pop music gotta get all arty and jazzy on our asses and make seven-plus minute long jams with long, cacophonous freakouts? Why? Because he’s apparently “at a point where [he] no longer [has] a deep desire to share … Continue reading Three New Sufjan Stevens Songs (Live)
MP3: Monsters of Folk – “Say Please” from Monsters of Folk, out now on Shangri-La (courtesy of Magnet) Paste has a good interview with Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis, who together have released an album as Monsters of Folk. Yes, it’s a stupid name, and they acknowledge that. But I like … Continue reading Monsters of Folk: Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis