Why oh why Broken Social Scene?! Not again! BSS always makes me cry whenever i listen to their songs. They do not write the most depressing music. What makes their music so emotional is how they present it and the way Kevin Drew sings every song with compassion and heart-felt.
World Sick is another epic song from this "super group" with merely 7 minutes of pure raw emotion 'voicing the frustrations of a generation stymied by ineffectual leaders, outmoded systems, the sheer magnitude of the world's ills,' according to Pitchfork. Sounds political I must say.
It's another reason to get excited for BSS' upcoming album Forgiveness Rock Record due on May 5th. You can download this track here for free.
This album art screams cowabunga and makes me even more excited for the forthcoming cd of MGMT! The cover art for Congatulations was made by artist Anthony Ausgang known for his quirky cartoon art. I guess I have to wait until April 13 for the release and I just wish my pre-ordered CD arrive sooner than that!
Another interesting about this album is MGMT will not be releasing any single from it that's according to their interview from NME.com. It supposedly a "complete body of songs rather than an album with standout singles."
"We'd rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!" Ben Goldwasseer explained.So, we will not be hearing another 'Kids' or 'Electric Feel' on the album which makes it a complete 180 degree turnaround from the sound they are known for. We'll it's a bout reinventing, I guess and for me it's a good thing.
here's the live version of the title track of the album
image from sarah_meier
My childhood's early tutor for everything cool is nothing but an empty channel we used to call MTV Philippines.
Last night, at exactly midnight, MTV Philippines went off air bidding everybody goodbye with Buggles' Video Killed The Radio Star- the first music video ever played on MTV. It was a sad moment as I was watching the Buggles' music video expecting for it to be the last one. And as it ends, everything just went black.
Well, I wasn't really watching MTV recently because 80% of its programming was devoted to crappy reality shows. No plans yet if MTV Asia will be shown again in the Philippines after pulling it out from all local cable channels. So I guess we just have to enjoy MYX or Channel [V] for now.
SEA Indie is a Facebook group that has a simple mission: to unite and promote indie scenes in Southeast Asian region. Coolness! Their third compilation features indiepop bands around Southeast Asia that has a distginct summery sound which is a perfect mixtape for a summer roudtrip. Most of inidepop has this certain sound that will make you giddy, sunny and bright unicorns and rainbows kind of feeling that is very... summer.
Here's the tracklisting:
01. Fantastic June - May (Lucky Misu lofi remix) (Indonesia)
02. Colour Contest - Me & your melanie (Philippines)
03. Clover - Sundae Rhapsody (Indonesia)
04. Hug Your Friend - Everyday Love (Indonesia)
05. Pop at summer - Everything's fine (Philippines)
06. Carnival Park - Portland, Oregon (Philippines)
07. Cuddle Pop - You (Indonesia)
08. Sunny Summer Day - Happy In The Summer (Indonesia)
09. Mocca - Sunday Afternoon (Indonesia)
10. Apple Orchard - That Happy Glow (Philippines)
11. Monday Math Class - Running Shows (Indonesia)
12. Radiomanila - Discorama queen (Philippines)
13. Leeson - Absolute Beginners (Singapore)
14. Sundae Sunday - It's you (Indonesia)
15. Blu Army - Good old day (Thailand)
Download > http://www.mediafire.com/?jjhynjzod2g
It's amazing how Imelda Marcos sparks inspiration for two foreign musicians to make a concept album about the former first lady's life. Here Lies Love is a collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim along with other guest vocalists and boy are they the coolest? Tori Amos, Florence Welch(Florence + the Machine), Sia, St. Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, and Santigold lent their distinct vocals singing Imelda's colorful life. How cool is that?!
David Byrne explains in his blog what led him create this album about Imelda:
“The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!”The album is out on April 6th in doubleCD set with a DVD and 100-page book Here's a sample track from the album
Never So Big by Sia
Ito nanaman! Another indie act is set to perform in Manila hoping that this rare event wont be canceled just like The Killers. I've been hearing a lot of rumors about Kings of Convenience performing in the Philippines and now it's confirmed! They will be playing at White Space in Makati on March 31 and as was told that the tickets are already sold out. But you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and wait-listings.
Kings of Convenience is know for their indie folk-pop brand of music that will give you chills during hot summer and make you feel colder during rainy days. They sound like Belle & Sebastian but more melodic. The Aluminum Group but less gay and Simon and Garfunkel but lighter. The best thing about Kings of Convenience is Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe's super soothing voices. They sound like angels lulling you to sleep. Not that I know how angles sound like but if I do, they'd pretty sound like them. If youdig acoustic songs then you might appreciate Kings of Convenience
Here's my favorite KoC song Toxic Girl from their album Quiet is the New Loud
The usual overcast sound of A Sunny Day in Glasgow has finally saw some light with their new single, "So Bloody, So Tight" from their forthcoming LP Nitetime Rainbows. Surely, this is brighter than the usual gloomy sound of the band.
The video is their take on LL Cool J's character in Toys and the explanation on how they come up with the video is kind of confusing:
Philadelphia outlaws A Sunny Day in Glasgow star in this short film about the unrelenting existential riptide that is Modernity, attempting to recapitulate the fundamental transcendental litmus tests that make up potentially multifaceted psycho-sensual behavior. Based heavily on LL Cool J's character in Toys. (from youtube.com)