Already being hailed by some as maybe one of the best music videos of the year
, Sia's Chandelier
, featuring 11-year old Maddie Ziegler, is by turns haunting, beautiful, strange and frisson inducing. [more inside]
Everybody's talking about Beyoncé, but earlier this week, 90s alt-pop superstars Cibo Matto dropped the music video "MFN"
, their first release in over fourteen years. It's the leadoff to their upcoming album "Hotel Valentine" due on Valentines Day, 2014.
And it's about time.
Dave and Duncan off the inspirational (and cancelled) MTV reality show 'The Buried Life
' star in a parody of Rihanna's We Found Love video
along side a bunch of spray paint and candy.
is the best new band I've heard in years, hands-down. They're an American rock band best known for the excellent Good Day
video and the cult Albino Blacksheep hit Banana Man
. They've released two albums, each masterpieces; the first one is exuberant
and, sometimes, utterly cryptic
, while the second is stripped down but astonishingly contemplative
and even spiritual
, easily one of the best-written
pop albums I've ever heard. If you're in the mood for something smart and warm and wonderful, there're... [more inside]
1980SLYT: Kim Mitchell* - "Go For a Soda" (1984).
In whiche our protagonist experiences his favorite rock singer (1) step out of the television, (2) do a little dance on the table, and (3) join his band in the refrigerator. All while singing a Hard Rock Anthem about the joys of S-O-D-A. [ *wiki • via the voice of great antiquity's great blog post about being a contestant on Jeopardy. via jessamyn
We Are Smug
is the side project of former Savage Garden frontman turned electropop showman Darren Hayes
and collaborator and fellow electronic musician Robert Conley
. Hayes and Conley had been working on this project secretly for about two years before releasing it online for free
on Hayes's birthday
. There are no current plans to tour or sell this album, aside from the free download, but there are already official music videos
. (Warning: last link potentially triggering.)
Unbelievably ass kicking playlist
of french pop culture hits from the 60's. Featuring the ever zany Brigitte Bardot
, Jaques Dutronc
, France Gall
, Serge Gainsbourg
, and more.