Pilgrims on Segways. Native Americans giving back massages. Pilgrims in plastic sunglasses, singing hipster electro jams while everyone else dances. We're pretty sure this was not exactly what went on in 1621, when Squanto et al. were celebrating the first Thanksgiving, but MGMT captured the spirit of the holiday with this performance last week for French television. It looks far more entertaining than checking the oven for the 15th time to see if the bird is done, and with fewer dishes to wash when it’s over. Read more »
When it came time to make the video for "Triple Chrome Dipped," off his recent Ghostly full-length, Magic Monday, Michna teamed up with Philly-based video artist System D-128, and the two took a trip down memory lane–as in, New York City in the early '90s. Anyone curious as to how Michna spent his youth should check this out, as some of the footage includes young Adrian at the pizza parlor, on the train, on a skateboard, and doing donuts in high school parking lots. Read more »
Dan Deacon has a new live set up his sleeve, which he'll unveil on December 11 at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. So far, we know that his new show includes a 15-piece band made up of eight percussionists, two guitarists, and four individuals besides himself manning various keyboards, synthesizers, and electronics. Deacon will take the full set-up on the road in 2009.
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What better way to usher in the new year than by writing an opera that commemorates the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species? Well, according to recent news, Swedish brother/sister duo The Knife is doing just that. An announcement made last week states that Danish theatre group Hotel Pro Forma invited the pair to "write music and libretto for Tomorrow, In a Year, a Darwin Opera."
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“Magic Doors,” the third single off Portishead's Third, is a dizzying, emotional collage where a radar-tracking device at the video's beginning hones in on a pulsing, rhythmic blue solar system of noise. Once Beth Gibbons’ trademark vocals creep in, this figure transforms into a fast-paced, grainy, psychedelic reel, juxtaposing what appear to be home videos with images of robots, chalk-board scribbles, a banana, and even Gibbons herself–looking decidedly preoccupied. Via Stereogum. Read more »
Not all artists can extensively tour the world and simultaneously write massive amounts of new material. Beirut's man-in-chief, Zach Condon, just happens to be one of the lucky few. 2007 saw the release of the band's The Flying Club Cup, a boat load of tour dates in support of the album, and enough new material written on the road for yet another release, due out February 16 of next year.
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