Band of Blogs: Lissie covers Gaga, The Joy Formidable, Gold Panda, Sunday Girl

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Lissie covers Gaga
Supporting Joshua Radin, country folk singer Lissie will play The Academy, Dublin on the 26th. Her cover of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance proves she is one to watch.
http://bit.ly/lissiegaga

The Joy Formidable
This Welsh three-piece will release their third album of lush, dense yet melodic rock this year and interest is growing thanks to recent killer single Popinjay.
http://bit.ly/thejoyf

Gold Panda
Derwin Panda is a lone electronic producer from the UK who appeared on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and who is obsessed with Japan. His new EP, led by the sample cut and paste warm haze of You is out now.
http://bit.ly/goldpanda

Sunday Girl
With a hot Diplo remix, and a mention on influential pop music site PopJustice, Sunday Girl might just be the next big thing.
http://www.myspace.com/wearesundaygirl

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Finding April fools’ gold

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April Fools’ Day may just be one day a year but in internet terms, the jokes live on. In the week proceeding April 1st, a keen web user encounters dozens of crazy and fake news stories which persist on websites after they’ve served their ephemeral one-day use. It’s best just to mark “read all” in your feed reader and be done with it or you could end up reading with interest, about Coldplay’s plan to launch a new fragrance called Angst (with a bottle designed by Brian Eno) or Indaba Music’s remix prank without realising it.

The remix community site Indaba launched a remix competition on April 1st which gave users the opportunity to remix “one of the most important musical works of the 20th century”, 4’33 by composer John Cage. The site purported to offer stems of the track for remix purposes but of course, 4’33 is in fact, four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence. So you’d be a proper April fool to fall for it. (more…)

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Linkage: Hey rock stars! 10 rap songs white people love

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Hey rock stars!
Henry Rollins has some sound life advice for you guys before you get on that stage..
Link via Champagne Candy

10 rap songs white people love
From Whoomp (There It Is) to Jump Around to MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This, this list is frightening in its accuracy.
Link via All Hip-Hop forum

Pink Floyd 8-bit style
Dark Side of the Moon re-imagined as a Nintendo-style video game soundtrack.
Link via The Daily Swarm.

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Band of Blogs: Bob Dylan covers LL Cool J?

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Gayngs
Bon Iver, Solid Gold, Megafaun, P.O.S. and a slew of Minneapolis musicians have united under Ryan Olsen’s supergroup to play soft rock music directly inspired by 10CC’s I’m Not In Love. It sounds dubious but judging by The Gaudy Side of Town, the album Relayted, out next month is worth investigation.
Listen at Nialler9

Bob Dylan’s gonna knock you out
Dylan was joined by comedian Steve Merchant on his radio show recently and the two rapped through LL Cool J’s hip-hop classic Mama Said Knock You Out.

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Sites of the Week: Weezy Thanx You

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Weezy Thanx You
While in prison for weapons charges, Lil Wayne has started a website to respond to fan letters.
http://weezythanxyou.com

Drowned in Soundcloud
UK online music mag Drowned in Sound’s Tumblr repository of Soundcloud-only song and album streams.
http://drownedinsoundcloud.com

Music 4 You
Buy and sell musical equipment, find a tutor or a wedding band, all on this Irish one-stop musical shop.
http://music4you.ie/

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