The art of YouTube lipsyncing has a new winner with this Filipino trio miming to Nicki Minaj.
4AD Sessions 2008-2011
A free download compilation of live performances by Twin Shadow, tUnE-yArDs, Deerhunter, Gang Gang Dance and other bands on the 4AD label.
James Wallace’s six-track Sketches EP is a bell chime and string-filled oasis of calm released on the ever-reliable Cascine label.
College – A Real Hero
Taken from the coolest movie soundtrack of the year for the film Drive, comes this electro synth theme tune which serves as an ode to Ryan Gosling’s character.
“Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?” Elena Tonra pours agony and heartbreak into a beautiful but emotionally bruised atmospheric ballad.
An irreverent meme-heavy image site brought to you by the guy behind 4Chan that aims to become the de facto site for sharing and playing with images.
Modified portrait paintings of Russian Generals to include modern day famous faces.
Eamon Dunphy Soundboard
“If that was a concert, you’d boo”.
“NOPE! Chuck Testa!” The coolest advertisement for taxidermy you’ll ever see.
“Who is naming this?? It’s like a furry ball with some sticks that come out. That is not a spider”. Flula Borg struggles with the naming concept of this strange creature.
Matt Mulholland made an a cappella multitrack dub of the audio of the skateboard scene in Back To The Future. See also his recreations of Star Wars, The Matrix and Ghostbusters.
Lana Del Rey’s glamorous face first appeared on the internet in July this year when her Video Games music video appeared on music blogs. The song is an alluring yet desolate ballad with lyrics like “Singing in the old bars / Swinging with the old stars / Living for the fame”. The homemade music video features vintage stock footage and inebriated Hollywood celebrities with Lana Del Rey’s collagen-enhanced pout delivering the song into a home video camera.
The song and video promptly appeared on hundreds of music blogs since May. It’s a wonderful song. Perhaps one of the best of the year. The B-side to that particular song Blue Jeans repeats the trick with the same aesthetic but with its appearance, came some information about her past that called into question the authenticity of her promotion.
30 interesting, surprising and useful things from Reddit’s “Today I Learned” posts you may not know.
One independent band break down exactly how much money they got from various release formats.
Stereogum’s 40 best new bands of 2011.
Why all computer keyboards are inefficient.