is a bizarre slice of the 1980s in a browser. Strange old clips of 80s movies combined with 80s synth music and a lovely pastel palette make for a good time.
It's under 24 hours until the Grand Final
of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest
, airing at 2100 CEST (2000 UTC, 3 pm EDT). Are you ready for the most wonderful musical event of the year? [more inside]
I've seen a lot of great bands play public transportation, and TOO MANY ZOOZ is the cream of the crop.
is a very strange but alluring music video from Japanese hardcore band Maximum the Hormone. [more inside]
This is the coolest thing in the world.
For reals. It's "Dueling Banjos"... played on two giant Tesla Coils. That's... pretty dang amazing. As if that's not enough, perhaps you'll like the Nyan Cat theme
? Or perhaps Sweet Home Alabama
, for jonmc? Or In The Hall of the Mountain King
, for the most awesome remake of M
ever? [more inside]
, co-founder of seminal punk band The Clash
, his hair as thin as the crowd, plays a few solo songs
at the opening of the Rock and Roll Public Library
, a converted office under a motorway in West London, in between swigs of lager. That is all. But what else do you need?
Evgeny Grinko is a Russian musician who recently posted two gorgeous
instrumentals to YouTube. He also has a free EP called Winter Sunshine
. [more inside]
, Alaskan singer-songwriter known for I'll Still Be A Geek When Nobody Thinks It's Chic
, has released Something Fierce, a fan-funded album. Listen to the whole thing. Lyrics and liner notes.
Listen to her previous albums, Got To Fly
Tom Waits' Private Listening Party
The whole thing's gonna to have to be rethought
8 years in the making, ~200 antique appliances comprise Michael Petermann's Stupid Orchestra
: DeStorm Power
creates a one-man a cappella soul medley of cartoon theme songs.
Once in a generation, there comes along a piece of aural majesty able to improve any piece of video made by man
to British game shows
to video games
to even Scooby-Doo
. Prepare for your life to be changed forever
9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used.
A mashup / sound-collage / ambient / documentary album by Wax Audio
The Thumping Guide to New York City
[via mefi projects
] documents things in New York City that make cool sounds when you thump them with your fist. [more inside]
From bagpipes to xylophones,
Dennis Havlena's legendary website will show you how to make musical instruments, cheaply. Some of them sound pretty good
Bitone are full of love.
: Björk's song "All Is Full Of Love" is covered by Ugandan children and youths on an album by a organization called Bitone
(meaning "talent"). Their mission is to restore the lives and hopes of children between 8 and 18 years old in Uganda, whom have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship. [via
Apple's Album Art screensaver, recreated for Windows.
I saw this on someone's Powerbook today and got jealous. Luckily, some developer
decided to make this, for all the Windows users feeling left out.
Looking for a song online? Use Muxfind
to search Muxtape
) for tracks.
Otis F. Odder (of The Bran Flakes
and Comfort Stand Recordings
is reviving his 365 Days project
on the WFMU Beware Of The Blog!
Hot damn! He opens it with the complete recordings of the Michael Mills Satanic Messages Radio Show and the complete Beatles Forever recordings (previously excerpted in the first incarnation
). (Previously on MeFi)
Please enjoy this remarkable rendition
of a classic Disney tune from Britain's fabulous Jordan(mildly nsfw)
100 Awesome Music Videos Note: not THE 100 MOST Awesome, just 100 awesome music videos. Some you'll know, some you may not, many you'll disagree with, just keep in mind, no one claimed this was a definitive list.
Covers of your favorite Pixes songs, by other famous musicians!*
*All other famous musicians simulated. Your milage may vary. Please don't shoot the messenger.
Who the heck is Shooby Taylor?
By all accounts, he is (or rather, was
...it appears he's dead) a musical outsider
, but one blessed with a truly bizarre style. Just take one listen to his...unique
version of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
(warning: MP3 file, hilarious)... it's pure gold. And there's plenty more
where that came from...