I know, I know – I’m just so inconsistent. I’ve decided to move over to Tumblr now, quite simply just because I prefer the layout of it. Follow me over HERE. Adieu!
Presented without any further comment, here are the geniuses known as The Velvet Underground:
First things first: I’d just like to state that I don’t condone downloading leaked albums before they’re released. That said, if you’re a massive fanboy of say, Uffie, like I am and you literally can’t wait until the release date – go for it. Of course, I’ll be purchasing the album on June 14th but if you think I’m gonna sit around waiting until then for my most anticipated album of all time you be trippin’ balls mate! HERE‘s one of the most underrated tracks off the album, ‘Difficult’, along with a selection of my favourite pics of this modern-day Edie Sedgwick.
P.S. Please, please, please support Uffie and go out and buy ‘Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans’ when it comes out in your area! You won’t regret it, I can assure you.
The lads from Vampire Weekend never fail to entertain me with their wacky videos. ‘Giving Up the Gun’ featured a smorgasboard of randomly selected celebrities from Jake Gyllenhaal to none other than Li’l Jon. The video for ‘Holiday’, the third single from their critically-acclaimed album ‘Contra’, can only be described as Louis XVI-meets-California. You wouldn’t think it’d work but, very surprisingly, it does. And I love it. Anyway, ’nuff said from me – check out the vid below and the mp3 HERE.
Oh my days… I am actually horrific at keeping consistent with blog updates. Between exams, applying for summer internships and all that shizzle, I haven’t even thought about updating in about a month! Mah bad y’all. Anyway, I think I speak for everyone in the northern hemisphere when I proclaim my thankfulness for summer’s arrival on our collective doorsteps. Put yourself in that summer state of mind and take a look at this “chillaxed” video for ‘Feel It All Around’ by the king of chillwave Washed Out. Mp3 HERE.
YES YES YES. My all-time favourite electro gal Uffie has finally come out with some new material from her upcoming debut album ‘Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans’ – and it features none other than N.E.R.D. music maestro Pharrell! It leaked to Radio 1 only a couple of days ago but has already amassed a whopping 102 plays on my iTunes. Listen to the radio rip below, and find a higher quality mp3 of the track right HURR. Enjoy!
I’m sure you’re aware of this song – but you probably know it as a Jose Gonzalez cover. In fact, the original by Swedish siblings The Knife was released well before said cover but has only garnered a fraction of the attention. Strange. Perhaps the time has come to change all that: check out the pretty awesome fanmade video below and if you like what you hear, find the mp3 over HERE. Shhh – it’s a secret.
Well, there go the Easter holidays in the usual flash of action-packed madness. Apologies for my disappearance over the March/April period – a lack of consistent Internet access combined with general business prevented me from updating as frequently as I would have liked. Incidentally, and now that the weather in Europe is turning towards being semi-decent, I have found myself very much into summery French space pop act M83. HERE is an mp3 of the imaginatively-titled ‘Don’t Save us From the Flames’, combined with a couple of Dubai/France holiday shots to get you in the summer mood.
…for the title track, at least. I don’t believe it: I literally step away from the world wide web for a couple of days and suddenly teh Internetz is ablaze with news of an MGMT album leak. Unfortunately, though, the speed of French net (or lack thereof) is currently preventing me from downloading said leak. However, I’ve been able to get my eager hands on an mp3 of ‘Congratulations’ and I must say I’m feeling a bit “meh”/apprehensive at the moment. So far, it’s a so-so track which wouldn’t be altogether out of place as an ‘Oracular Spectacular’ B-side. Thoughts? Mp3 removed by request, I’m afraid.
P.S. I have now had the opportunity to listen to the album in its entirety and I am very impressed. Though it doesn’t contain any of the amazing, stand-out signature tracks ‘Oracular Spectacular’ does, the album as a whole fits together much better. A very solid effort.
I’ve said it countless times before and I’ll say it again: Res is one of the most shockingly underrated artists ever to appear on MTV (or, if you grew up in Asia like me, Channel [V]). She really was an avant-garde artist who didn’t garner the respect or recognition she deserved. Any fans of Santigold – whom, incidentally, once worked with and produced for Res – will love one of my favourite tracks of all time ‘They Say Vision’. Mp3 HERE if you just shat yourself upon first listen… in a good way.
P.S. Plaiz excuse the shitty video – it’s the only one I could find that wasn’t of a mediocre quality.