Monday, March 16, 2009

Foreign Born - Vacationing People

Foreign Born are out of LA debuting in 2005 with On The Wing Now. Now they have their second disc on their way. The guys are at SXSW these days showcasing their stuff together with Grizzly Bear, amongst others.
Their album Person to Person should be out around june and since I havn't found it leaked yet, I just enjoyed the appetizer from their label, well-renowned label Secretly Canadian.

Anywhoooo I find Vacationing People (see below) a very fine little popgem.

  • Foreign Born - Vacationing People

  • This is Foreign Born doing LOve, Love, Love by Mr. Sir. Lord. Leonard Cohen. Further below the master himself.

    Sunday, March 15, 2009

    Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar - sunday badassness

    I never put my eyes on 'Star Guitar' while on acid. And maybe there is no real need to, because this video is just so unbelievable clever made by Michel Gondry.

    What has been done to most of the objects in the background is the fascinating thing about this direction. Most of the objects represents a sound played in the song. For example in the beginning every clap in the song is represented by a house passing by. The timing is so badass. Visionary stuff.

    If you're into Michel Gondry then you should definetly also check out the trailer for his new collab. movie TOKYO! An omnibus tale examining the nature of one unforgettable city as its shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and run amok) inside an enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis.

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    Crazy Horses - The Osmonds

    This is friday stuff and pretty eerie! SO many details in this Crazy Horse video by The Osmonds!. And it's not pretty!

    Wayne looks uncannily like Jimmy Page - Yardbirds - era. I like the energy they put in it, but the dance is rubbish. The words I'm thinking about now is 'hysteria' and '...for God sakes - relax!'.

    But here you have it.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Tom Waits: Take Me Home

    While being busy at work I just had to take a break. Often these moments leads to some kind of severe procrastination, but today I hit a gem quite fast on my way into the web while on this little break.

    This song is Take Me Home by Tom Waits from french tv in 1982, performed on a show called "Reportage". The song is from the soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola movie One from the Heart. The album, and I quote sources on this: " constructed as a dialog between lovers in a fitful emotional spiral, Waits raspy growl is the perfect counterpoint to Gayle's own gutsy, surprisingly bluesy diva turns"

    I'm not familiar with this album, but I know that Take Me Home is a very sweet and emotional song. It kind of just punches you Bruce Lee-way in the heart. At least a very good way to spend only 2 small minutes.

    Friday, March 06, 2009

    Are you goodbye?

    Yes I am! New brilliant video and song from upcoming Bonnie Prince Billy album.

    Thursday, March 05, 2009

    Grizzly Bear - While you wait for the other

    I'm just sooo into Twitter at the moment. So well, when Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear tweets about the new album being leaked, I just had to check it out.

    While these DIY we-live-in-solitude-in-the-woods-bands like Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear (and a lot of others in lumberjack shirts) back each other up big time, this album should be huge. Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold has already called it “the album of the 00s.' - If I really was a teenager - i'm not (courtesy of me) - i'd be stupidly exited when someone like Robin Pecknold said stuff like that. Instead I'm just a tiny bit exited, because I really dug Yellow House, which is a beautiful creative album. AND I've just heard 'Ready, Able' from the new album which is just pure bliss - i love it already.

    Rumours are that new album Veckatimest, which should officially should release in three month time, is insanely good. But hey, we'll wait and check it out by then. Or find it on a torrent. Wha'eva. Now we are a part of the hype.

    By the way remember to follow Indie Laundry on Twitter

    Wednesday, March 04, 2009

    Vintage alt. country by Olsen and Louris

    This genre keeps thrilling me. Oh no, theres nothing new here, but this is performed to perfection. Mark Olsen and Gary Louris from The Jayhawks is back together and it is great stuff. (And another band I would like to se on a small stage at this years Roskilde Festival)
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