Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scary Pop

Fever Ray: One half of The Knife returns with the other half and for some reason call it Fever Ray.

When I Grow Up from Fever Ray on Vimeo.

If I Had A Heart from Fever Ray on Vimeo.

The Knife - Silent Shout:



Monday, March 30, 2009

Morning Links: The Revolution will be Streamed!

img source: xkcd

Another Kicker from Bob Lefsetz:

"If you want to have a fulfilling, enriched life today you don’t start a band, you start a company! Is your desire to date Mariah Carey or have enough money to attract reasonable members of the opposite sex? Do you want to have people tell you what to do or do you want to be in charge of your own destiny? Tech is about innovation. What do they say, "Innovate or die"? Whereas in the music business it’s "I don’t hear a single."

Customer Service is the title of a recent blog entry by Bob Lefsetz, in it he once again draws parallels from the Music & Tech industries, both of which I'm interested in. I really like where Bob is going lately, Since I have my feet in both fields I can relate easily.


TechCrunch: Jason Kincaid takes a First Look at Lala’s iPhone App which will Stream Your Music Library From The Cloud. This is an important step in what is to come for all media. When the dust settles the end result for most users will be on demand cloud stored media. Music, Movies & TV will not be owned by most but streamed and subscribed to on demand. The next couple years will see stepping stones towards this end, but the bottom line will be access to everything everywhere when you want it. But you're saying "Wait this is no good for me, I'm a DJ, I mix and match beats and tempos, I just got use to CD's I can't just stream files and mix them, My Laptop will crash!!!" No worries you'll still be hoarding files, all of your fans however will most likely not. Resistance is Futile.


Dandy Warhols collaborate... with everybody.

Breathe Easy Trailer from World's Fair on Vimeo.


SMK - 6 Swedes pick up where Kraftwerk left off.

John found this video 1st, which seems to be a really well done fan video. I of course liked the song, dug a little bit deeper and found the 10+ minute live jam version.

The group is called Slagsmålsklubben or SMK, according to their MySpace they're from Stockholm and Berlin and they have a new EP out called Sponsored by Destiny, which is also the name of the song in both the video's above.

Here another called Smedby Eyes



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Morning Links - New School Pearl Jam Cover

The epitome of a bedroom producer. cool.

Off to work!


Monday, March 09, 2009

Music you should hear: Kutiman - Thru You

So John sent me this link the other day of a guy named Kutiman who grabbed You Tube clips of people playing instruments or singing and chopped both the video and audio of these clips into new songs and video's. When john sent me the link the original site was already down. I thought nothing of it, then John sent me a new link this morning. After watching all 7 videos I'm truly inspired. It's pretty amazing that Kutiman was able to make such interesting songs out of all these random bits of music. Using You Tube as your source material is a pretty savvy move as well. I'm immediately reminded of DJ Shadow & EBN, creating music solely of samples. It's refreshing and well worth a listen or two.

Related Links:

Unofficial Mirror Site

Other Links of Interest:

Once Banned, Monty Python Flick Returns To Town

Friday, March 06, 2009

Music you should hear: Circle Square "Dancers"

Other Links of Interest:

Solar Socialists

Only in India although I'll bet many other places looked similar when they 1st got power.