What happens when you use a disco beat to hypnotize J.Crew models who were once ballerinas?? This type- and vogue-filled music video from Russ Chimes.
Ken Tucker reviews Stories Don’t End, the third album from the LA-based, West Coast folk rock-influenced band Dawes:
If you heard the Dawes song “Just Beneath the Surface” and said, “Somebody’s been listening to their old Jackson Browne albums!,” you’re not exactly insulting Dawes. This band has actually backed Browne on tour and Browne has sung back-up on at least one of their songs, and so you could say they come by their riffs, licks and phrasing honestly. You could, that is, if you want to pigeon-hole this quartet as a throwback to Southern California ’70s soft-rock, which would be a mistake. Why, on the very next cut on their new album Stories Don’t End, they sound like East Coast ’70s soft-rock, on the Steely Dan-ish “From a Window Seat.”
The first music video from space!
New goals for 2013 are learn to play the guitar and become an astronaut…just like Chris Hadfield.
Imma need to get a drumset now.
Or some good editing software.
More videos from Simon on his site: www.simonpanrucker.com
New Band Name
One of my students used this turn of phrase and its poetry immediately caught my attention. I think it’s fitting that this vocal/verbal imagery be used to describe sound as well. In my mind, “Emphatically Pixelated” would be an electronic dance band.
I collect band names inspired by everyday conversations, turns of phrase and unexpected wordplay.
Passion Pit’s video for “Cry Like A Ghost” has can’t-stop-watching choreography. It’s familiar and foreign all at once.
Just in time for Syracuse’s Final Four appearance, Da Deputy has shared this song where he likens himself to Carmelo Anthony while still playing for SU.
The metaphor for being great at your current game and working toward bigger things is much appreciated by this Orangeman.
PLAYLIST: It’s Electric!
It’s early afternoon and your office has started to drift into its post-lunch doldrums. There’s only one cure to shake this stupor…and it doesn’t involve chugging a 5-hour energy.
Start a one-man dance party at your desk with these electric dance jams:
(“Step” is an homage to Soul of Mischeif’s 1991 track “Step to My Girl”.)