Saturday, February 28, 2009

Röyksopp -Happy Up Here

Official video for the first single from 'Junior' album by Röyksopp. This is Happy Up Here'! Directed by Reuben Sutherland.

This tune just makes me very happy and video is kinda cool too. Röyksopp are just the best at electro music in Scandinavia.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Roskilde suggestions!

Hey bookers at Roskilde - how about a stealing some gigs at Primavera Sound Festival in Spain??!!
A Certain Ratio A-Trak Alela Diane Andrew Bird Angelo Spencer Aphex Twin Ariel Pink Art Brut Bat For Lashes Black Lips Bloc Party Bowerbirds Carsick Cars Chad VanGaalen Crystal Antlers Crystal Stilts Cuzo Damien Jurado Dan Deacon Ensemble Deerhunter Dj Mehdi Ebony Bones El-P Extra Life Extraperlo Fucked Up Gang Gang Dance Ghostface Killah Girl Talk Girls Jarvis Cocker Jason Lytle Jay Reatard Joe Crepúsculo y Los Destructores Joe Henry John Maus Karl Blau Kimya Dawson Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Lemonade Lightning Bolt Magik Markers Magnolia Electric Co. Mahjongg Marnie Stern Michael Mayer Michael Nyman My Bloody Valentine Oneida Phoenix Plants & Animals Ponytail Rosvita Shearwater Shellac Simian Mobile Disco Skatebård Sleepy Sun Sonic Youth Spectrum Spiritualized Squarepusher Sunn O))) The Bad Plus The Bug The Drones The Extraordinaires The Jayhawks The Jesus Lizard The Lions Constellation The Mae Shi The New Year The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Secret Society The Soft Pack The Tallest Man On Earth The Vaselines Throwing Muses Uffie Veracruz Vivian Girls Wavves Women Wooden Shjips Yo La Tengo Zombie Zombie ...

Are you going?????

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Three walrusses - the classic, the acceptable and the really funny

'I Am The Walrus' is probably that song where The Beatles most succesfully blended their (i.e. Lennon's) surrealistic explorations into an orthodox, almost mainstream-ish rock song. It is not like 'A day in a Life' where the 'freaky' bits are isolated towards the end, or 'Tomorrow never knows' which hardly qualifies as a mainstream or standard rock song. And obviously, 'Revolution nr. 9' is just way way too much. I'd prefer Barney Gumble's version instead.

The lyrics in 'I Am The Walrus' are heavy stuff inspired by Lennon's LSD trips and his general feeling of disillusion. In september´67 The Summer of Love is over (at least for Lennon), their manager Brian Epstein was dead and the police were faring aggressively, arresting friends like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones (being MBE's The Beatles were immune of such unpleasanties). But in all its aggresive disillusion, the song has a undeniably bad-ass groove that is as catchy as anything.

We all know the original The Beatles version, and you probably also know Oasis' version who for extended periods has used the song as a show closer. If you think Oasis remains too close to the original, then dig the version by Jim Carrey! That man can sing! Hands down. There is lots of great ideas in his approach to the song, even if some of them are highly unorthodox. What a character...

We were notified about Bono's performance on I Am The Walrus in the movie Across The Universe... Jim Carrey beats this:

Friday, February 20, 2009

What the fuck, Roskilde?!

I am deeply worried about the Roskilde Festival 2009 line-up. Coldplay, Down, Madness, Satyricon, Slipknot, etc. What the FUCK? I have a lot of respect for the big group of metal-fans at Roskilde every year and think it's fine that they get their share of the programme - I guess the drink the most beers - so they deserve it! But what worries me the most is that Roskilde has promissed more pop and hip-hop. Fine fine. But where the hell are the indie and the alternative country? What about rock? Hopefully I'm just paranoid, because there is stille about 100 bands to be announced and normally the bookers at Roskilde knows their shit. And thats why we keep coming back at Indielaundry despite our age, kids, wifes etc. So let there from here come some good and realistic advice: My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, BRMC, The Black Keys, Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley, Gutter Twins, Beirut, Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, Mellemblond, Tv on the Radio, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Megapuss/Devendra Banhart and of course Neil Young again. Come oooooooonnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!
Here's a very unfocused but quite well sounding clip from last years historical Neil Young concert at Orange Stage:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter intermission with Jorge Ben

It has been absolutely freezing here in Copenhagen for a couple of weeks now. The weather is beautiful but every time I have been outside - even if only for a few seconds - I just cannot stop freezing afterwards. In these situations I have found that Brazilian music can be an effective cure. So alongside the termostat, you could also turn up the volume with the bossanova of Antonio Carlos Jobin or this funky fella I just found out about the other day: Jorge Ben.

Like a eccentric lost uncle of Devendra Banhart, Ben cooks up an exciting version of samba that makes you completely forget about winter and low temperatures for a while.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Roots of Breakdance (Run DMC - It's Like That)

This is a lovable cold war mashup... it deserves an entry here!

Friday, February 13, 2009 - new interesting service

The people behind has released, which is a new and really interesting way of connecting to the users.

I attended a Kings of Leon concert the other night in Copenhagen. And here is the playlist, complete with video, audio og lyrics. This service has potential!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Intermezzo with Humphrey Lyttelton Bad Penny Blues

I don't really like this, because blues-boogie and horn just reminds me too much of drunken old danish men in a tent. I'm still young, and might as well end up in that tent, but for now it's really not that good. But this is where The Beatles got their Lady Madonna from. So I thought I'd share this twisted inspiration.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

David & Aretha @ Grammy Award 1975

Tonight the 51st Grammy Awards will take place. It is not something that bothers me that much. Some of the nominations are simply outrageous (Kid Rock as best Pop Vocal Performance???). However, let me mark the occasion by looking back to the 1975 Grammys with David Bowie presenting an R'n'B award to Aretha Franklin.

You should be forgiven if thinking that things really WERE so much better back in the old days. Certainly, the r'n'b performers of today can only dream of power of the class of '75. No contest there. And Bowie is just out-of-this-world über-cool. But, admittedly, he might not pass a doping test... 

Monday, February 02, 2009

Bruce Springsteen conquers Super Bowl

The Boss provided the half time entertainment at the Super Bowl last night. And, of course, he and his E Street Band did not disappoint. Especially the closer 'Glory Days' was delivered with an intensity and energy that few - if any - other than Mr. Springsteen can manage. In a word: thrilling!