Caught both of these on a recent episode of Subterranean (a show which has been made exponentially better by the firing of its on-air “personality,” Jim Shearer). First up, here’s the latest offering from the over-hyped (but who cares?) Arctic Monkeys. You don’t need to understand all the lyrics to know they’re still making kick-ass … Continue reading Two Great New Videos from the UK
This is perhaps the most succinct snapshot of mainstream American culture in 2007. The Top 12 finalists from American Idol, dressed as hippies and breakdancers, sing a snappy little version of Modest Mouse’s “Float On” in a commercial for—who else?—Ford Motor Co. Absolutely perfect. This spot has it all. In just 44 seconds, they manage … Continue reading American Idol covers Modest Mouse
Last year, just before Google bought YouTube, Warner Music announced a deal with YouTube to provide videos in exchange for a slice of the advertising revenue. I had complete forgotten about this until I was looking for video links for Neil Young’s Massey release and stumbled across a couple uploaded by a YouTube user by … Continue reading Warner Videos on YouTube, including Wilco
The conclusion of our four-part feature on Chicago’s the Chamber Strings.
The third chapter in a four-part documentary on Chicago’s rock and roll tragedy, the Chamber Strings.
Video Made the Radio Star by GLONO alum Nate Seltenrich. Nate tells us, “This is a cover story I wrote, published today in the East Bay Express, about an Oakland pop-rock band that took a path to success unlike any other in the history of the music biz. “Maldroid has built itself on music videos, … Continue reading Maldroid and YouTube Redefine Paying Dues
Video for “No Pussy Blues” by Nick Cave’s new band, Grinderman. Single released February 19, 2007 on Mute. Debut album due April 10, 2007 on Anti. Sounds like Nick’s been listening to some Blues Explosion. Great video. Makes you wish the house parties you went to were this cool.
YouTube: Stream the new Of Montreal video for “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” (MP3) from Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? due January 23 on Polyvinyl. So that’s what they spent all their Outback Steakhouse money on: theatrical sets!
The second act of a four-part documentary on Chicago’s rock and roll tragedy, the Chamber Strings.
A Glorious Noise video feature on the Chicago band who almost had it all, the Chamber Strings. Watch Part One of the four-part series.