Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Animator, oh animator

Pull Tiger Tail's first proper single, "Animator", has been stuck in our heads for about 67 hours, on repeat. It's so catchy it's fucking retarded. They recently played a 'Sup party (oh snap! Affiliate alert!) to rapturous praise, are best friends with Klaxons, and bust out punk-pop songs so sugary you can taste the bubblegum. Here's a sample:

Pull Tiger Tail - Animator

The video is quite cute also, though slightly befuddling: we think everything's going backwards but are confused as to why. It still makes for an interesting viewing though. Enjoy.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

WAYF on October 18th!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


We here at DN love kooky band names (we also love the Kooks, but that's another story all together). Glaswegian crazies Dananananaykroyd have certainly been giving us more WTF for our buck, as they've recently signed to renowned UK indie label Moshi Moshi (responsible for the Rakes, Bloc Party, and many a blogger buzz band). They've only released one single, "Total Bone" (doesn't that sound like something we would say, readers?) since they formed last year, but expect to hear much, much more from them in the months to come. We've fallen in love with their song "Greater Than Symbol", as it inspires both headbanging and foot stomping. PRIZE!

Dananananaykroyd - Greater Than Symbol

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New MCR video - "Welcome to the Black Parade"

Remember when Ultragrrrl called My Chemical Romance "this generation's Nirvana"? She was (obviously, for many reasons) dead wrong, because as their new single/video demonstrates, they are in fact this generation's Queen. Seriously, check out the harmonic overdubs/epic guitar squealing towards the end of their new single "Welcome to the Black Parade", plus hold in account the crazy piano/trumpet/marching drums intro coupled with the mid-song time change. Freddie Mercury is probably looking down from heaven all like: "Jesus, if only I had stuck some fucking Halloween bullshit on my album covers, maybe I would have gotten radio airplay in America too." But then again he probably doesn't really care, because he's Freddie, AKA Greatest Human Being to Have Ever Lived. He could give a shit about MCR.


This single is brilliant. We're totally over everyone shitting on emo. At this point, bands are just bands, and the word emo has been so contrived and mutated over the years no one really knows what the hell it means. So just watch the video below, laugh a little, and marvel at how far one band is prepared to take a severe case of Tim Burton fandom.

"Welcome to the Black Parade":

Earlier this week, Idolator posted an MP3 of the "WTTBP" single edit. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Separated at Birth: Pas/cal and Badfinger

We used to have oodles of rainy day fun trying to find record covers that look quasi-identical. Imagine our surprise and delight when we heard that Detroit indie-rockers Pas/cal were releasing a new EP, Dear Sir, on Le Grand Majestery Records, and that the artwork was done by modern-day Peter Saville Sean McCabe. But alas! It rings a bell:

Coincidence? Homage? Ape? Your call. Badfinger's downward spiral of a career included suicide, bankruptcy, and post-rock band jobs as plumbers and carpenters--let's hope Pas/cal's future is brighter!

We once saw a dude on the 6 train who had like eight Asobi Seksu buttons pinned to his vest. We were all like: "Whoa, you must really like Japanese-centric shoegaze-pop" and he was all: "Yeah, but I do all their artwork." Turns out it was McCabe. Rad!

[Pas/cal image via Miss Modernage]

Monday, October 02, 2006

Cold, hard bitch

To see what all the commotion is about, click here. Slightly NSFW.