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It’s kinda Eurotrash but in an awesome way. I dig.
Hanneman looked to be in pretty bad shape for the past few years now, well before the spider bite, but this is still terrible. RIP.
They never did much for me, and the domestic abuse doesn’t exactly help.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard that accent before; it sounds vaguely Celtic, but th’hell do I know?
I think a lot of the Joy Division comparisons that Savages have gotten are a bit lazy–not as lazy as the ones Interpol got, but still pretty lazy–but Savages’ drummer certainly is in the same league as Stephen Morris. Very, very impressive.
Man, I really wish I didn’t have to watch that damned Budweiser ad before the video.
I’m pretty sure that if Prince makes a stoner metal album, it will be the greatest thing ever made.
I’m pretty sure this just obliterated every skate video ever made.
The great thing about this song, and most Motown singles for that matter, is that they were so damned good on their own that a minimalist arrangement like this can still be interesting.
No, it was a Subaru Forester. Probably wasn’t even black like a proper Bauhearse.
This is a reinvention of the song on the level of Mark Kozelek.
So wait–why hasn’t Dinosaur Jr. released an entire covers album before?
Perhaps he had the meth as part of a…DOUBLE DARE.
(this could go on forever)
It’s the most beautifully ridiculous thing I’ve seen in months, if not years. Also, anyone else think that Bowie looks disturbingly like Ronald Reagan in this vid?
Good track, too.
I seem to recall that he wrote “Still Ill” and one of the other early Smiths classics on the same evening, in the same fashsion.
Twin Shadow’s last record didn’t have a “sun-dazed Californian studio-pop sensibility?” And here I thought he wrote and recorded it in Silver Lake and spent every day doing yoga and riding his motorcycle on Angeles Crest Highway; I didn’t know that it was actually recorded in a cabin in the woods of northern Wisconsin in the winter.
This reminds me of that line in X1′s “New York Is So Cool” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqbNJHm23w) about seeing 50 Cent hanging out with Interpol. Although in this case, it seems more likely that Banks has been hanging out with Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire.
I can’t wait for the next Twin Shadow album, so I can try to figure out which song is about shagging Ferreira and then desperately trying not to get into a relationship with her.
Not that I’d willingly listen to Uffie, mind you.
I made it to 1:33. Remind me why this is supposed to be taken seriously and Uffie is a punchline.
I’m not sure this succeeds at anything but being really annoying. On the other hand, I suspect this is the intent.
This was more interesting when it was just “Call Me Maybe” layered on top of itself 150 times.
I saw DR open for Twin Shadow last year; he’s got a lot better moves without a guitar in his hand.
I can’t believe nobody picked up that “selling blowjobs and meth at a mud pit downstate” is a reference to Gathering of the Juggalos. Come on, people, you’re falling down on the job here.
Yeah, that’s good stuff. I’ve got Runner on pre-order, and it’s looking like I won’t be disappointed–not that I would be given how consistently superb Prekop & Co. have been for the last 18 years.
I’ve pre-ordered my copy!
Not to get all spammy, but there’s a song about him on my new EP. I think he’d appreciate it: http://soundcloud.com/giantkudzu/jens-lekman
What’s with the picture of Sutro Tower accompanying this? Is it meant to convey some sort of association with San Francisco–”Ooh, if it’s from SF, you know it’s gonna be great psych-pop!”–never mind that the band is from Brooklyn?