Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anderson Cooper gets to know Gaga.

A lot of people try to understand Gaga and fail. It think Anderson Cooper however, has come the closest to obtaining a substantial amount of information about her - right from the source. In this 60 Minutes interview, Cooper unveils all of the mysterious layers of the monster herself to find the true meaning of her nonsense. Turns out, Gaga just wants everyone to be themselves.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Arcade Fire win the album of the year!

This post deserves an exclamation point. Last night, Arcade Fire won the album of the year Grammy for 2010's The Suburbs. It was a great day for Canadians and independent music. The band recevied the award right after an exhilarating performance of "Month of May." It was so uplifting to watch Win Butler accept the award then go right into performing "Ready to Start" and I felt giddy watching the uncanny glow on Win Butlers face as he panted through the events. Talk about a whirlwind!

While some people in the world still don't know who the f*** Arcade Fire is, others (like KANYE) were overjoyed by the occasion. Oh yeah, did I mention that Arcade Fire surpassed artists like Katy Perry, Eminem and Lady Gaga ? Congratulations Arcade Fire, you deserve it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Genre-bending music.

ATIBA EVANS Panasonic GH2 Skate from skatefairy on Vimeo.

Last week, Tom and I played freak folk on our genre bender segment on our radio show. We played bands like Animal Collective and and artists like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom.
Avey Tare, the founder of Animal Collective, has a project called Panda Bear and it fit more into our genre bender segment this week, chillwave. A blogger who goes by Carles coined the term on Hipster Runoff, to describe a genre filled with synthpop and lo-fi sounds that focuses on a looping effect.

This is a video for Panda Bear's "Atiba Song." Nothing like a bunch of skateboarders jamming to chillwave. Panda Bear's new album Tomboy will be released soon.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Crazy for the Packers.

It's official: the Packers won the Super Bowl XLV. In honor of the great state of Wisconsin, I have to share some videos that helped make it happen. Yes, the fans made it happen.

Prophetic, a rapper from Milwaukee, remastered Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" with the oh so catchy "Green and Yellow," which was a smart move.

A couple kids from Madison also decided they would show their Packer pride by remaking the song "Like a G6" with the words "Like a Cheesehead." Pretty ridiculous, but entertaining nonetheless.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I want to be a "Photojournalist."

Small Black's "Photojournalist" is nothing new (off their 2010 album New Chain), but they just released this video. It's probably what you would expect from a lo-fi synthpop band from Brooklyn, but nonetheless, it's gorgeous.

Small Black - "Photojournalist" (Stereogum Premiere) from stereogum on Vimeo.