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Remember this: http://www.stereogum.com/1166392/debating-the-grizzly-bear-ny-mag-story-and-making-a-living-making-music/top-stories/ I wish I only had to work 1 out of every 5 years. I don't begrudge them their life choices but I certainly don't want to read their complaints about their "struggles.'
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April 13, 2016 on Grizzly Bear To Begin Recording New Album Next Month
Nope, there's the little blonde girl in the DOPE hat at the beginning. Check that box. This production is not as great as the 90's Timbaland production, which was truly groundbreaking and bizarre for it's time. Loops of a baby cooing, cicadas, moans - minimalist shit that was almost as abstract as it was catchy.
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November 12, 2015 on Missy Elliott – “WTF (Where They From)” (Feat. Pharrell Williams) Video
The Radio Soulwax videos are incredible. When their app was active and regularly updated, it was the greatest art installation app in existence. Most of the videos are still viewable on Vimeo.
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September 8, 2015 on Tame Impala – “Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)”
She's stealing brows from the best: Anna Nasty from Chain and the Gang & Olivia Neutron John. https://f1.bcbits.com/img/a1959798081_2.jpg
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March 26, 2015 on Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
I love this song. Someone needs to mash it up with Beck's Deadweight for a dooo-dooo masterpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vptfm9D6owo
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August 5, 2014 on Watch Spoon Bring Otherworldly Swagger To The Tonight Show
It's the song of a woman keening over her lost daughter and it is excellent. Beatles fans have been angry and humorless about Yoko forever and although she is a serious artist, she also employs humor - the two are not mutually exclusive. The Redd Kross side project Tater Totz incited a crowd of Beatles fans with this song at BeatleFest in 1988. The hilarious video is on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kmcjGtS2s
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July 8, 2014 on Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons
For all the money spent carpet bombing the world with Reflektor promotions, it sold less than The Suburbs. So, it seems major labels are still able to spend piles of money which is then deducted from the artist's earnings.
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May 27, 2014 on Spoon Sign To Loma Vista, Will Play New Songs At Summer Festivals
Auf Der Maur didn't play on the album. She joined after Kristen Pfaff died of an overdose.
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April 2, 2014 on Courtney Love Reunites Classic Hole Lineup
That's a guy?
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March 18, 2013 on DIIV: “Fuck SXSW”
I stopped reading after the words:"living statue" mime. Does it get even grosser?
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March 4, 2013 on Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned
Now I'll watch a Monistat commercial on YouTube, just to clean my brain.
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November 9, 2012 on Amanda Palmer – “Do It With A Rockstar” NSFW Video (Co-Dir. Wayne Coyne, Ft. Stoya)
I read the Stereogum Turntable interview where Ed discusses getting together to start recording the album after not seeing each other for 8 months. Most folks don't take 8 month breaks every 2 years. Grizzly Bear doesn't have a crazy touring schedule. I sympathize with them - while wishing I could take 8 month breaks, travel, record and write songs in Mexico. There are some perks. I'm sure having a house in NYC would be perkier. Is listening to their album on MOG acceptable if I only like it and don't love it?
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October 2, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Are Not Rich
I think Sea Change became popular 5 years later, when the cover and some songs were included on every Mac in Apple stores. I'd love to see the SoundScan figures for sales-by-year. The initial release was met with disappointment but I think the appreciation has deservedly grown over the years.
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September 27, 2012 on Sea Change Turns 10
I forgot about that band. Best Coast, not Nirvana.
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September 25, 2012 on Watch Best Coast Cover Nirvana
I largely agree with this but find my own enjoyment of their current work fades with age - my age and their age. Does "twee" work when the band is middle aged?
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August 30, 2012 on Belle & Sebastian Albums From Worst To Best
The scene in the new Batman movie were 3,000 men are stuck in a cavernous sewer is also about Courthey's vagina.
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July 30, 2012 on Courtney Love To Lana Del Rey: “Heart-Shaped Box” Is About My Vagina
And Offspring is back on tour. Orange County, bitches! Let's see some Gavin Rossdale news.
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July 27, 2012 on Watch No Doubt Play Fallon
They even dressed up like young people. So cute! Aren't they cute?
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July 23, 2012 on Watch No Doubt “Settle Down” At Teen Choice Awards
I think I'll be asking for a refund. The charm of ATP, to me, was the feeling of taking over a resort, like a great out-of-town wedding, with all your friends and favorite bands playing. You could easily duck out of the shows, smoke a joint, take a nap and watch baseball in your room and then jump back into the action. Manhattan won't provide that vibe. I can't see myself in a $350 per night hotel room at 3AM and thinking, "I'll stroll over to the pier now to watch some films".
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July 13, 2012 on ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Moves To NYC, Amends Lineup