Like a combination of Brick and a synthesizer, this addictive game lets you draw lines on the screen to keep balls from falling while creating musical patterns at the same time. http://balldroppings.com/js/
Imagine an internet radio station run by music bloggers and you’ve got The Hype. http://www.thehype.fm
Beastie Boys mashup album
From the same guy who brought you the Jay-Z/Radiohead remix album Jaydiohead, comes a mashup album where the Beastie Boys are mashed up with themselves to surprisingly good effect. http://www.doublecheckyourhead.com/
Neon Indian remixes Au Revoir Simone
One of my favourite new acts of the year remixes the Brooklyn girl trio into a synthesized Italo-esque head swhirl. http://short.ie/neonsimone
Starsmith takes on Lisa Mitchell
Rising London producer Starsmith takes Australian Idol winner into new Balearic territory. http://short.ie/starsmiff
New Los Campesinos!
The under-rated Welsh septet quietly released a new song and video for ‘The Sea is a Good Place to Think Of The Future’ on their blog last week. http://short.ie/loscamp
The worst Movie Poster of all-time
A botched Photoshop job for the movie poster Takers leaves Paul Walker with a different coloured neck and rapper T.I. with a floating, detached head. http://short.ie/worstposter
The 50 worst albums of the decade
Gigwise takes a look at the most offensive musical emissions of the last ten years. Yes, Razorlight feature. http://short.ie/worstalbums
What is a Hipster anyway?
Irish writer Gareth Stack looks at the hipster phenomenon in the first of an undetermined number of missives. http://short.ie/hipster
Faith No More reunited clip
A post-breakup ballad from 1978 by Peaches and Herb was the perfect and most bizarre way for the enigmatic Mike Patton and co. to open their recent reunion shows. Genius.
Contender for cover of the year?
Who would have thought a Balkan version of Katy Perry’s Hot and Cold could be this good?
Confessions of a Super Hero
A documentary which looks at three men and one woman who work as superheroes on Hollywood Boulevard while pursuing their own fame. Watch it online. http://short.ie/superherodoc (more…)
New Massive Attack song
After the lead song from the forthcoming Splitting The Atom EP appeared briefly on the net, the stream of ‘Pray For Rain’ featuring TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe on vocals appeared on Pitchfork. http://short.ie/prayforrain
Lots of labels are chasing these Fleet Foxes-esque Californians at the minute. If you love sun-drenched harmonies, you’ll love these guys. They play Academy 2 on September 29th. http://www.myspace.com/localnatives
No other online music service has excited and galvanised support from enthusiasts and industry in the last twelve months more than Spotify. Its burgeoning popularity is set to explode thanks to the release of the the Spotify mobile application for iPhone and Google Android handsets.
The impressive app has a simple but clever “offline mode” which allows you to listen back to recent playlists. As its only available to premium subscribers, Spotify are pinning their hopes on enough people shelling out €9.99 a month to use it.
Another iPhone app which has impressed me this week is RJDJ, a reactive, real-time music experience which is best demonstrated by a video showing how dance act Kids on DSP utilised the format on their reactive music album. (more…)