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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Tacky” Video (Pharrell Parody)

In the YouTube era, Weird Al’s shtick isn’t so novel anymore. The songs he spoofs on his 14th album Mandatory Fun“Happy,” “Royals,” “Fancy,” “Blurred Lines,” etc — have already been parodied on the Web. But Yankovic realizes that he’d be better off with a more timely release strategy, not beholden to the LP… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

SXSW 2010: Stereogum Range Life

“It’s early Saturday afternoon and you guys are still drinking, aren’t you. You’re just like, ‘I can take off next week to dry up and process everything that happened during SXSW.'” Well no Ben Gibbard, we can’t take this week off — but the rest was true enough. There was free food and booze so… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 22, 2010 - 1:03 pm

New Pretty Good Dance Moves (Feat. Björn Yttling) – “Leave Me Alone”

Pretty Good Dance Moves, the Chicago/Brooklyn duo of Aaron Allietta and Jimmy Giannopoulos, are set to release a self-titled full-length this year to follow up on their self-released EP of last. “Leave Me Alone” is its first single and wrangles guest vocals from Swedish pop vet Björn of Peter Bjorn & John and Chicago newcomer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2009 - 10:03 am

New New Pornographers Video – “Mutiny, I Promise You”

A.C. Newman’s second solo effort Get Guilty (1/20, Matador) has a pretty ugly cover, but will likely have some pretty, poppy songs. Before you slip too comfortably into that realm, though, the New Pornographers are offering up a video from their long-ago released Challengers. The clip stars comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, who… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2008 - 1:53 pm