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…And because eye-rolling is my cardio: James Franco (yes, the actor) is going to be releasing a dance EP and is now in a music video with Kalup Linzy. Because being a pretentious hipster twit isn’t a personality; it’s a lifestyle. See Stereogum for more….
“Stereogum has a “Recipe for Radiohead”, including the correct proportions of “refrigerator magnet poetry” and “empty spaces where guitar used to be.” Actually, it’s originally from The Daily but I’m not buying into that wannabe-hipster malarkey. Even if I do miss those guitars.”
The RAC Maury remix of “Take it Easy” is my remix of the week:
“The National has a new song Think You Can Wait, and it confirms my long-held belief that Matt Berninger just wants everyone to cry and moodily drink whisky all the time. Hear it at Stereogum.”
“So….did some Coke bottle merchandise, eh?… Yeah, I’m sorry, but you’re Daft fucking Punk. Not Jar Jar Binks. You did not need to do this. ”
“And finally, Yeasayer does a nifty cover of Crazy at Stereogum. You know, when I was about 10, my older sister bought a Cindy Crawford exercise video that prominently featured the Seal original. To this day, I can’t hear that song without getting vivid images of a twenty-something Cindy Crawford doing lunges. It’s like an awesome superpower.”
“Weezer just covered the State Farm jingle. I don’t think this is to sell out, so much as it is to rile up a bunch of nervous hipsters and watch them unravel. Like a sweater. (See what I did there?) (Stereogum)”
The Strokes have a new single and my boss refuses to pay me to write about it: http://mrshuffleupagus.blogspot.com/2011/02/strokes-are-back-and-they-brought-new.html
“Stereogum has made a list of the worst Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory. Now everyone think hard and try to remember one good one.”
“Pineapple Girl” is my Swell Tune today:
It’s cool like a George Michael Bluth music burning party.
“Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” was mashed up with Arcade Fire’s “The Sprawl II”
Now you’re all going to have weird sex dreams about Win Butler’s head on Debbie Harry’s body. Sorry ’bout that.”
“Am I the only person out there who does not like Iron and Wine’s new tune Walking Far from Home? Anyone else out there? No? Okay, well Stereogum has a Premature Evaluation of Kiss Each Other Clean, if you’re more excited than I am. And This Moving Picture has the exclusive look at the Tree By the River video (a better song by far.)”
Six months after a cautiously positive review, and one month after name it the #2 best album of last year, Stereogum has a nice long article complaining about Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. Not that I care either way, but pick a side. Then just wait for the next single to milk the high-profile album for webpage views, like the rest of us.
The new video for “No Room to Live” is like dropping acid and watching “Take On Me”:
“You know those thirty-five inexplicable cable shows about cake? Well I guess an appearance by Pavement might make one of them suck less. If not, then at last you can watch one of the eleventy-nine shows about bridal dresses. (Stereogum)”
“Speaking of festivals, Stereogum has the possible Coachella lineup. All in one place, you could see Paul McCartney, Sleigh Bells, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, PJ Harvey, Lykke Li, Diplo, Daft Punk, Gwyneth Paltrow… Wait, what?”
Made “Reds” my “Swell Tune of the Day”: http://mrshuffleupagus.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-swell-tune-reds.html No matter when it shows up in your playlist, it fits the mood perfectly. Unless you’re, like, a cagefighter, or a POW, I suppose
“Best Coast performs Boyfriend on Jimmy Fallon and… ehhhh, I’d think twice about clicking. That’s kind of like having a really good date at a leper colony ”
Mr Shuffleupagus’ roundup list of roundup lists:
“Car” is my Swell Tune of the Day:
Sounds like Flight of the Conchords penning Lyrics for Strawberry Alarm Clock.
“Heartbreaker” is a song everyone with a guitar will know within the year.
Made it my “Swell Tune” of today:
As a rule, I hate holiday singles (hear that Brandon Flowers?! Just stop.) But Beach house is the exception to my rule, this year:
Great music and the inspiration for the Muppet band:
My money is on Kennis. People with legak standing don’t disappear…
But this story is the best thing to come from Contra, IMHO…