1. The Big Pink
Continuing the nu-gaze revival are this Brit pair whose sheets of sound are infected with a modern electronic touch. Check out their single Velvet on 4AD or go see them playing Crawdaddy this Saturday. http://myspace.com/musicfromthebigpink
2. Theophilus London
Theo’s trying to confuse us. He’s not from LDN, he’s from Brooklyn. His excellent This Charming Mixtape mixes Whitney Huston, Kraftwerk and Bill Withers into a future hip-hop concoction but doesn’t feature any songs from The Smiths. Ask him why he’s messing with us in the flesh when he plays Twisted Pepper, Dublin on Saturday and The Pavilion, Cork tonight. http://myspace.com/londonwave
3. Bat for Lashes remixes
Two Suns continues to receive critical adoration but single ‘Daniel’ is chalking up some fine remixes on the sideline. http://tinyurl.com/BFLremix
4. The Hundred in the Hands
Infectious debut single ‘Dressed in Dresden’ does the stomping electro-indie-pop thing wonderfully so expect to hear more of this Brooklyn band. http://myspace.com/thehundredinthehands
South Park targets Kanye
“Do you like Fish Sticks?”. It’s a question that may haunt Kanye West after South Park targeted his ego and self-evident genius in an episode last week. Kanye responded with uncharacteristic humility.
The oddball ’80s rockers return with a ninth album and a really rather catchy single called ‘Don’t Shoot’ complete with this excellent video.
It wasn’t an April fools joke. The fourth installment in the X-Men series – X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman was leaked onto the internet via BitTorrent networks in a DVD-quality, full-length and unfinished state last Wednesday, a full month before official release.
The leaked version is said to be a rough cut of the film with missing special effects, temporary music and sound. A slideshow of images from the movie shows scenes lacking full CGI, action sequences with stunt ropes and green screens clearly visible. (more…)
1. Bruno trailer
Sasha Baron Cohen is back and following up Borat with his gay Austrian fashion-obsessed character movie. This trailer is not safe for work unless your workplace is filled with dildos and swinger parties.
2. Dance Moves that Rock!
Young red-headed Henry demonstrates his dance prowess along to Flo Rida’s “Low” complete with butt slaps, eye moves and agility only a six year old could display.
Drum for the Smashing Pumpkins!
After Jimmy Chamberlain left the band a couple of weeks ago (again), Billy Corgan (the only original member left) posted an open call looking for his replacement. Hurry though, auditions are today in LA! http://tinyurl.com/spdrummer
Reaction, photoshop parody and nudie postcard exhibitions referred to on Twitter show what most people think of the Brian Cowen picturegate incident. http://tinyurl.com/picturegate
1. This Is Why You Are Fat
Calorie-clogging photos of food you should definitely not be eating. Like the “Sausage Fatty” which is a giant sausage filled with bacon, cream cheese, mushrooms, jalapeños and yes, more cheese. Ugh, my heart hurts just typing that. http://thisiswhyyourefat.com
A light-hearted and laconic look at pop culture through the eyes of Ms. Raptureponies, the winner of this year’s Irish Blog Award in the pop culture category. Expect guilty pleasures, random videos, links and “lovely stuff”. http://raptureponies.com
An influential music blog at the top of the pile, Stereogum is usually the first port of call to find exclusive remixes and videos from indie music’s great hopes. Last week, the site debuted the Justice remix of U2′s Get on Your Boots. http://stereogum.com
1. Wu-Tang get Soul
New York soul band The El Michels Affair gives the hip hop classic ‘C.R.E.A.M’ a warm and reverberating soul spin. http://tinyurl.com/wutangsoul
2. New Villager
Grabbing blog attention with their excellent double sided 7”, this New York duo go from folk to electro to indie in three minutes on Rich Doors. Awesome. http://myspace.com/newvillager (more…)
You remember the Sigur Ros interview a few years back where the band were so despondent, they may as well have been corpses? Billy Bob Thornton’s interview along with his band The Boxmasters on a Canadian radio station is a little bit different in that it features a lot of hostility, confusion and vacant answers before he loses his patience (at about 6 minutes 45 seconds) at the interviewer for asking him about musical influences and gets irritated by the presenter mentioning he’s an actor. Oh. Kay…