Just watched this documentary about the earliest days of The Descendents, their evolution into one of my favorite bands ever – ALL! – the return of Milo, the ever-changing line-up, and the life of Bill Stevenson (drummer for both bands and Black Flag, producer of albums by Rise Against and others).
Check out the site for the movie: Filmage
or watch it online:
FADER has an article on CL from 2NE1 and her move to crossover into American pop/hip-hop. She’s fortunate that she’s quadrilingual and that English is one of those languages. It doesn’t hurt to be friends with Skrillex, Diplo, and will.i.am, either.
Let’s hope she’s got something exciting with that challenging song that her production team hates…
This track seems to have been
dropped from Grimes’s new album. from the “lost album” Grimes was planning to release last September.
I dig it. I like the layered sounds, and there’s a lot of promise for what’s to come.
Rumors circulated after “Go” came out that Grimes may have scrapped an album she was working on due to bad fan reaction. She sets the record straight, though – it was just too depressing to tour with. Sadly, “RealiTi” was one of those “depressing” songs… but at least we got to hear/see it!
Chiho turned me on to 2NE1 (a K-Pop group) after we heard one of their songs in some movie back in October. I played this track at a Halloween Dance a week or three later. Very catchy track, kind of cool to see a live video of it. Lots of speculation if CL can make it solo in the USA… Not sure, but this track would be one I’d try to push.
Sad thing, “Gangnam Style” was a flash, a one-off kind of thing. Until you can strike with that kind of fire consistently, foreign acts are going to have to sing in English. We’re just not ready for more than one or two songs at a time to be in other languages on our radios. Call me a cynic.
So very sad that none of these places are close to where I live now:
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan… SIGH. Moved away from the midwest too soon.
Trying to think of reasons to head to the midwest, Canada, or back to NC. ‘Cause I’d do that. Not even concerned about not liking Lana Del Rey so much (in all honesty, I haven’t heard enough of her music to like or dislike her, really), but want want want to see Grimes live.
Slicing Up Eyeballs has been a feature here a few times, esp. their votes for “best album of…” in the 80s. The site is closing up shop, though the author will occasionally be posting to a Facebook page from this point forward.
Heck, I even sorta ripped off their logo for my header pic on Twitter.
Check the site out… it’s worth it.