On the official video for "O Soundtrack My Heart," the PIVOT boys have given us some live footage of a performance at La Route Du Rock in St. Malo, France, and it's not some crappy cellphone camera taping the show either. Lots of nice, professional close-ups of Dave Miller and Laurence and Richard Pikeper playing their instruments against the backdrop of a rather intense light show. "We played at 1 a.m. after Sigur Rós in front of 500 people and behind an amazing spaceship," said a recent post on the band's MySpace blog. Read more »
As previously announced, AWR records and Daniel GIll have compiled a somewhat unusual Christmas compilation to benefit Amnesty International, one that includes holiday breakup songs and twisted versions of yuletide classics, as opposed to numbers about sleigh bells and snowflakes.
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We always wondered what Christmas in the age of the digital download might involve (besides slumping CD sales), and Thrill Jockey is providing one such answer. The Chicago-based label of all things eclectic has teamed up with FINA, its digital download store, and created an MP3 advent calendar that will run on the TJ site until December 24.
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In director Justin Zaharczuk’s dark video for Otto Von Shcirach’s song, “Her Blood is Poison,” two officers attempt to arrest a very small, but very aggressive, man beneath a blunt techno beat and evil-sounding, distorted robot vocals. Then there's a small figurine, reminiscent of Big Boy, to offset the paranoid image of a man huddled in a shadowed corner of an empty room, bent over on a park bench or illuminated behind ambiguous bars. Read more »
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