For nearly 2 years now, Manchester band WU LYF
(World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) has been experimenting with music and the presentation of their image. The group's official website
*autoplay on front page* is an assaulting mix of manifesto, art project
, and promotion
. What started as the intention to have a faceless band
quickly gave way to the huge appeal of interesting music, and the band started taking a new approach and taking off the masks
. A weird blend of atmospheric indie rock
, blues-informed vocals
, vaguely political messages
, and British soul music
, all strangely influenced by American hip hop
, makes WU LYF easy pickings for best of the (music) web.
posted by broadway bill
on Jul 10, 2011 -
chance for survival, if the Neon Bible
is right." Presented by Arcade Fire
which is a band
that hails out of Montreal. Okay. So I'm easily entertain
ed, but you will believe a turkey can roast marshmallows. Requires flash.
posted by ZachsMind
on Oct 15, 2007 -
The solemn, the dignified, the high-profile marketing.
On September 11th, the national anthem will be sung on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. By the recent winner of Fox's American Idol
. Days before the release of her new album. Two weeks before the winner's next, though obviously equally significant, "American Idol in Las Vegas
You will also note that this was reported before last night's finale. Meaning, this important symbolic event was arranged without even knowing who the winner was. In other words, Kelly Clarkson is not signing the National Anthem on September 11. "The Winner of Fox's American Idol
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 5, 2002 -
Has It Come To This?
There's a certain symmetry in the commercialization of the commercialization of music and yet I can't quite get over this.
posted by willnot
on Jun 10, 2001 -