I am posting this for no other reason than because i think it is pure genius. Not only is it maybe the funniest commercial I’ve ever seen, but it actually makes me want to research who the fuck Vern Fonk is. Now that’s good marketing. Vern Fonk – DANCE
MP3: The Teenagers – “Starlett Johansson” from Reality Check, due March 18 on XL. I’ll admit the song is kinda dumb, but you’ve gotta love smarmy French dudes lusting after Hollywood hotties. And if you can’t understand the lyrics because of the silly accents, the chorus goes, “You don’t believe in monogamy / I’m not … Continue reading Teenagers – Starlett Johansson
The Bravery (Island Records) will release to iTunes one new track each week for four weeks from their upcoming album relaunch, The Sun and the Moon Complete, starting 2/19 with a reworked version of “Believe,” their current Top 10 Modern Rock single. This is at least the third release of this album. Reissue, repackage, repackage… … Continue reading The Bravery Reworks The Sun and the Moon, Again
MP3: The Whigs – “Right Hand On My Heart” from Mission Control, out now on ATO. Video: The Whigs – “Right Hand On My Heart”
The Siskel and Ebert of rock and roll go on late night TV. Awkwardness and some hilarity ensues… YouTube: Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot on Conan O’Brien Kot writes about the experience on his blog, including what happened during the commercial breaks. Spoiler: Conan digs Radiohead. You can listen to Rivers Cuomo’s favorite radio show … Continue reading Sound Opinions vs. Conan
Caught this lovely song from Seattle born and LA raised Alison Sudol on Letterman this week. The 22 year old songwriter lists British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay and Keane as influences but I find this song more engaging than just about anything those sad sacks have done. David Letterman – Come On, Come Out – … Continue reading Video: Come On, Come Out – A Fine Frenzy
The Athens trio tears it up on Letterman. Too bad the clip is slightly marred by the same shitty sound most of these TV shows have for live music because I imagine this was monster in person. Why can’t they figure out how to get good sound on TV soundstages? This isn’t new technology! Bad … Continue reading The Whigs on Letterman
AOL’s Spinner has the new Mountain Goats video for “Sax Rohmer #1”, the first single off the new album, Heretic Pride, due February 19 on 4AD. Directed by Ace Norton. MP3: The Mountain Goats – “Sax Rohmer #1” Via tmg.
It’s Friday. Let’s watch some Freddy and the Four Gone Conclusions videos!
YouTube: Heavy Trash – “Way Out” You’ve gotta love Jon Spencer. And astronauts.