See the Glaswegian balladeer don his best court jester outfit, take his dog for a walk, rebelliously ignore warning signs at a golf course and proceed to dance in a field of buttercups—a cheery video, if there ever was one.
“Scandal & Trance” comes from this year’s spectacular A Wonder Working Stone. Roberts just released his second disc of 2013, Hirta Songs, a collaboration with poet Robin Robertson.
!!! are treating us to a groovy new holiday song. Sit back and enjoy the cozy fire they’ve prepared.
“And Anyway It’s Christmas” was released as a limited edition seven-inch yesterday; it’s already sold out, but still available digitally.
An Eels holiday song, set against clips from The O.C.
Seth Cohen’s spending Chrismukkah stuck in one of his usual, unfathomable binds: two ladies showing interest—how to choose? Doesn’t matter much, he typically ends up with neither.
“Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas” showed up on Eels’ Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996–2006.
It’s tough to untangle Prick’s self-titled album from Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral—a year apart, same label, joint tour, and Trent Reznor produced some of Prick’s tracks. Prick was NIN’s radio-friendly little brother.
Reznor and Prick mastermind Kevin McMahon didn’t stick together for long afterwards, mind you; Nothing dropped Prick before McMahon could produce a second disc. He eventually released The Wreckard independently, seven years later, but it was destined to play runner-up to a too-good debut.
Plenty of potential Batman villains in this video, though it’s hard to imagine how Tortoise Man might pose a threat to the Caped Crusader (and between us, the penguin dude in here would’ve gone over considerably better than Danny DeVito did).
It may be an incredibly hipster combination, but the dynamic Aussie duo that is Chet Faker and Flume works, and works well.
Lockjaw is an excellent teaser for those who hope for a complete album from these two. The opener “Drop the Game” picks up from “Left Alone” on Flume’s 2012 debut, but believe it or not, listeners will be pleasantly surprised by the upbeat twist in the third (and last) track.
Speaking of twists, the moves of dancer Storyboard P in the video below are full of them, and so smooth, one almost wonders if there are magnets under his feet pulling him along the damp streets. It’s a refreshing change of pace from all of the twerking that’s been going on as of late.
Happy Birthday Mr. Knowles – er- Carter!
The hip-hop mogul turns 44 today. Let’s help him celebrate by delving into the archives; to a time when we were all blown away by the twist in The Usual Suspects, Blackstreet still sang hooks and hyphenated names were all the rage.
A day of coincidence and karate, on The Telescope.
We were recently discussing both Beau’s beer and the Spaceballs Winnebago, and here the two collide, courtesy of Barrie, Ontario’s Indian Handcrafts. Lone Starr’s RV (or some approximation of it) crash landed on the cover of Indian Handcrafts’ 2012 album, Civil Disobedience For Losers, and a track from that disc, “Bruce Lee” (in video format, above), is featured on the free winter mixtape from Beau’s Brewing; get it *here.*
The dudes in this “Bruce Lee” fistfight could use some retraining in karate basics, but their showdown gains credibility as it moves into its WWF stage (think it’s impossible to escape from a Boston crab? Think again!) and Mortal Kombat fatality round.
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