9 October 2012

Watch Silversun Pickups perform Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Live on Letterman.

5 April 2012

Friends – “I’m His Girl” (Live in London)

The extended hiatus of the live music section of this site is hereby ended by indie pop/dance punk outfit Friends, fronted by the alluring Samantha Urbani.

Friends’ polyamory anthem “I’m His Girl” features a killer bass line and emulates that 60’s soul sound with great care on the studio recording (Youtube, Spotify). Full danceability is maintained on stage, as displayed in this high quality concert video by Noisey.

Also note the band’s recent song Va Fan Gör Du (Swedish for “What the hell are you doing?”).

[via:Kasumi]

1 November 2011

Those of you who are artists, or who consider themselves as creative, is your self-confidence burdened by the feeling that you’re a fraud, only copying works that have been invented before?

Don’t worry, no one has ever had a truly novel idea. Even Thomas Edison.

Everything is a Remix, a short series by filmmaker Kirby Ferguson, presents influence and appropiation as an integral part of human creativity. Spanning from Led Zeppelin to George Lucas and from Johannes Gutenberg to Xerox, the series explains in exhausting detail how progress is based on mutations and combinations of pre-existing works.

Another important video in the theme is Nate Harrison’s story about a drum beat called Amen Break, certainly the most remixed sample in music history, which tells several essential details of musical development after the 70’s and insights about the vague border between appropiation and creation.

In the words of Alex Kozinski, “Nothing today, likely nothing since we tamed fire, is genuinely new”.

30 April 2011

Light Drive
Light painting, animated by stop-motion, together with music from TRON: Legacy.
This supports well an idea of mine, that music is colours we can hear.
Done by Kim Pimmel.
[via: Monomoda: Sound & Music Visualized]

12 July 2010

Spotify releases native client for Linux

This version requires Premium until Spotify figures out a “reliable way to display ads” in Linux. The Windows version has worked pretty well in Wine for years and will probably continue to do so.

3 June 2010

Rick K. and the Allnighters – Sharp Dressed Man (live)

The drumming gets insane after 2:20. Band site here.

[via:zefrank]

28 May 2010

A new Smashing Pumpkins album was released for free the other day. It’s titled “Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1: Songs For a Sailor” and is really quite good.

Download a neatly packaged zip archive with all the songs sensibly tagged (which was too much to ask from the band, apparently…) here, or fetch copies of the individual songs.

[via:Allmusic]

11 May 2010

mark morgan vault archives fallout 2 soundtrack free release

Fallout and Fallout 2 game soundtracks remastered and released for free download by original artist Mark Morgan.

[via:Loyd Case/RT]

27 April 2010

Spotify 0.4.3 sports local file playback support and social, sharing features, including tight Facebook integration. #

[via:Rufus Gylling]

23 April 2010

Illegal Drugs brought to you by rEdandBLUEandgrEen

[via:zefrank]

20 April 2010

Rock album cover typography

Fairly new blog, not much content, but it looks really promising.

[via:Media Temple]

7 April 2010

Muse – Undisclosed Desires

EDIT 2010-04-24: Original video deleted, here’s another copy.

Live at BDO ’10.

30 March 2010

Public funding for the arts has turned countries like Sweden into Meccas for indie music

[via:Metafilter]

17 March 2010

Chatroulette piano improvisation #1

Here’s a fascinating story (in English) from Der Spiegel on the kid behind Chatroulette.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

7 March 2010

Pansentient League: blog with Spotify related recommendations and discussion

Right now, the site features a conclusive list of standup comedy available on Spotify.

[via:The Last.fm community]

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