Would you like to be the last person on earth to see the new Liars video?
We thought you would! Though, don't watch it if you don't want to see some seriously old boobs and vagina.
Visually, it's like the Knife meets Klaxons meets "Karma Police" and sonically it's like Satan meets the Boogeyman--amazing.
We know it's sometimes hard to gauge our musical taste when all we talk about is really manufactured pop music and our unironic love for the Spice Girls, but just for the record, Liars are one of the most consistent bands in America right now, and we love them.
Here's the new video for YACHT's "Women of the World" directed by James Sumner.
"Women of the World" is YACHT's take of an Ivor Cutler poem set to music with a raging, trippy video.
If you haven't had a chance to check out YACHT live, well don't you worry because there are plenty of opportunities to come. YACHT is currently down under supporting Architecture in Helsinki and Panthers. Then he's back to Brooklyn to play at McCarren Pool followed by a tour as an opener for the Dirty Projectors.
Check out www.myspace.com/yacht for video of YACHT's on his Japanese tour with DN faves Montag and Au Revoir Simone!
See dates below:
08/19/07 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool # 08/23/07 Portland, ME - Space Gallery * 08/24/07 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo * 08/25/07 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's * 08/27/07 Buffalo, NY - Soundlab * 08/28/07 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern * 08/29/07 Cincinnati, OH - Publico * 08/30/07 Bloomington, IN - Buskirk Chumley Theatre * 08/31/07 Ann Arbor, MI - The B-Side * 09/01/07 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen * 09/02/07 Grinnell, IA - Grinnell Lounge @ Grinnell College * 09/03/07 Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. * 09/04/07 Denver, CO - Hi Dive * 09/05/07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court * 09/08/07 Portland, OR - Satyricon * 09/11/07 Sacramento, CA - Fools Foundation * 09/12/07 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill * 09/13/07 Visalia, CA - Howie & Sons * 09/14/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo * 09/15/07 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Monolith Festival)
# with Ghostland Observatory * with Dirty Projectors
This is the video for the Australian songtress' new single "Buttons", a video which basically just features her putting weird stuff on her head and singing about ghosts. Indeed, the unfiltered ravings of a psychotic madwoman.
We never really liked Sia because we only knew her from her work with Zero 7, who are basically the worst thing to ever happen to mankind, but this song is awesome. Even if it looks a little painful.
Tracklist: 1. 1984 intro 2. Bonde Do Role - Office Boy (Shir Khan Mix) 3. Edu K - Hot Mama + Three Six Mafia 4. Bobmo - To The Bobmobile 5. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Eli and Diplo Mix) 6. Kerry Chandler vs. Spank Rock - Planet Sonic Bump 7. Deekline feat. Dj Assault - One In The Front 8. Sebastien Tellier, Mr.Oizo, Sebastian - Chivers as a Female 9. Gods Of Blitz - Greetings From Flashbackville (Turntablerocker Remix) 10. Uffie - Hot Chick (Detboi's Hot Glitch re-edit) 11. Mark B Fresh - Everybody Whoomp Now (Club Mash) 12. M.I.A. - Boyz 13. Pharaohe Monch - Body Baby (Count Of Monte Cristal and Sinden Remix) 14. Junior Senior - Shake Your Coconuts (DFA Mix) 15. Roctakon - Peace Frog (Blood In The Streets) 16. Van Halen - Jump 17. Pase Rock - Lindsay Lohan 18. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s 19. Armand Van Helden - NYC Beat 20. M.I.A. - URAQT (Luvtek Remix) 21. Klever - Kryptobounce 22. MentalCut - Gasolina Haterz
...and has a new album out called Necessary Evil. While we haven't heard it and didn't know it existed until 10 minutes ago, the lead single ("Two Times Blue") is surprisingly AMAZING and demands your immediate attention.
It starts out with kind of weird vocals and briefly loses the plot during the middle-eight, but apart from that it's fucking awesome and will definitely be rewarded Best Song Ever™ 2007 status, when the time comes. Hurrah!
Nash Watch™ 2007 coninues with Kate gracing the cover of the NME with one Jack Peñate this week, like so:
We find it interesting that a that magazine called her "a new kind of dreadful" not six months ago should now feature her on the cover, but who are we to judge.
As you were.
PS: Though we must say, the fact that the NME becomes more and more like Smash Hits with every passing issue brings us boundless joy and happiness. Can we have some magnets and a full pull-out poster of Jamie T next please? Thanks.
So Tuesday was Boycore, our new monthly party at Hanger Bar. It's in affiliation with Girlcore, and it was um, AMAZING. Thanks to all those who came out, here's some photographic "evidence" of the big night, courtesy of Pictures of People Dancing.
Stay tuned for our coverage of this year's Siren Music Fest in Coney Island tomorrow. We'll be drinking beers and eating some Nathan's hot dogs in the shade somewhere. The most exercise we're going to get tomorrow is from walking back and forth from the 2 stages.
But don't overexert yourself too much because we wouldn't want you to tucker out! Our friends - The Creature are hosting this shindig tomorrow:
We're not at all drunk anymore*, and we still think Kate Nash is the best thing since sliced bread
Why hello Kate.
Even though our blood/alcohol level is back to normal, we STILL think your new single is AMAZING and possibly worthy of Best Song Ever™ status. To celebrate this fact, we will now post the Metronomy remix of "Foundations". BEHOLD.
...because we just got back form the first ever Boycore, and it was a smashing success. But this is not what this post is about. It is about how Kate Nash has written the best singer-songwriter single of the year, and how that song is called "Foundations". We meant to blog about it a while back so it is now Old News, but I'm sure loads of you haven't seen it, so here it is.
Soon-to-be-legendary party launches on the lower east side
MESSAGE TO ALL READERS:
The DNs (myself and KKH) are lauching a brand new pop party on the Lower East Side of the Borough of Manhattan. It's called BOYCORE, it's inspired by and in affiliation with GIRLCORE and will be amazing. Expect to hear tunes from Her Royal Bextorness, California Roisin, Tahita And The Other Girls And Boys Of The New Young Pony Club, perhaps something from the 1990's, etc, etc. Chaz from Chazology will be DJing along with Your Disconappers, so you know the jams will be brought. With a vengeance.
Oh there is also a "flyer", unlikely to fly much as it is on your computer and does not possess a physical manifestation.
A post featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, burglary and cats
HRH Lady Ellis-Bextor has a new single coming out, it's called "Today The Sun Is On Us" (don't forget the SPF +40!) and it's not quite as good as "Catch You" or "Me and My Imagination", but it's the Third Single so I suppose she had to go for a Slow One. All this is pretty irrelevant when the video is taken in account, which is below for your viewing pleasure.
Oh yes. That's right. Best pop video fo the year. It's as if God himself witnessed the whole "Song 4 Mutya" "dilemma" and restored the pop video balance in the universe. Numerical number-points:
1. This video cements our theory that anyone can look highly stylish and awesome with a wavy 1930's hairstyle.
2. We also hate it when people tell you to "get off the computer" because they "have things to do" when "things" merely references them checking their gmail and playing the new version of Warbears :(
3. SOPHIE SINGING IN A SHOWER. Along with Roisin singing on the toilet in her new video, there is clearly a trend emerging of Powerful Pop Ladies performing in bathrooms and bathroom-like areas. Next: Tahita from New Young Pony Club brushing her teeth? It's not impossible.
4. Showers are often wet, and a wet Ellis-Bextor resembles a cat even more than a dry Ellis-Bextor. Figure a:
5. Spoiler alert: at the end of the video SHE IS A CAT BURGLAR. Seriously, M. Night Shyamalan needs to get on this shit because WHAT A TWIST.
6. With all this talk of cats, a venture into lolcatdom is, of course, inevitable. We present to you lolsophie:
We love this bitch. So much. Special shout out to Pink Ring for the heads up!
...right around the Stateside release of Attack Decay Sustain Release. QUITE exciting.
Sat 09/15 - The Gramercy Theater New York NY w/ Dave P & JDH Sun 09/16 - La Sala Rossa Montreal PQ Mon 09/17 - The Mod Club Toronto ON Tue 09/18 - Empty Bottle Chicago IL Thu 09/20 - Neumos Seattle WA Diplo, Switch Fri 09/21 - Mezzanine San Francisco CA w/ Dave P & JDH Sat 09/22 - Echoplex Los Angeles CA w/ Boys Noiz
Their jolly little press email also came with a video of them playing in Philly:
BUT pales in compatison to 'Sup's footage of SMD performing their international "hit" "It's The Beat" at Studio B in Brooklyn last week:
One more time, just so everyone's on the same page:
The Rakes have a new single out soon, it's called "The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect". Presumably this title is NOT in reference to CNN celebrity news anchor Anderson Cooper but a subtle commentary on the state of young people in today's society--brilliant.
There's also a video.
Watch out with those scissors Alan! Singing and barbering rarely mix :(
A solid case of amazing song slightly better video
The Youtube links just keep on coming, readers.
Yes, it's "Song 4 Mutya" once again, only this time an "alternative" take featuring Mutya's disembodied head on top of some sketchy futuristic graphics instead of crusy festival goers. It's better but not by much. Beggars can't be choosers, we suppose.
IT'S 98 DEGREES & I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT NO BOY BAND!
CEC and I are going to learn how to synchronize dance or something...that's what Leslie Feist does to us. With her previous work, she's come off as a super serious singer-songwriter but with her latest album, The Reminder (Interscope) - we dig these playful videos! So we promised we would stop with the youtubes for the day but we've been sitting in offices all day with the thermostat set at 75 when it's a scorchin' 90 something degrees outside. WTF?! The boss man wants us to be distracted at our desks posting youtubes...can you blame us?
[We thought we'd have to wait at least a few years before another dancing-on-treadmills video, but guve the public what they want, we suppose--Pop Video Ed.]
Seriously. we're just making up for lost time, we've been busy, they embed easily, we don't have to post songs... you understand.
We don't believe in guilty pleasures here at DN (perhaps you haven't noticed). If we like it, then that means it's good, and if Avril or American Idol or Her Bextority float your boat then you shouldn't have to make any apologies.
THAT SAID, if we did believe in guilty pleasures, we would be tying spiked weights to our balls right now for liking THIS:
We have no idea who Ally and AJ are, where they came from, or why this song makes our heart bleed crystal tears of pure joy, but "Potential Breakup Song" is here now, and there's no use fighting it. Some numerical points:
1) Oh hey, what up Autotune? We're not sure if this actually qualifies as singing, but neither does Bob Dylan and we don't hear any of you complaining THERE. 2) Some of the "décor" subtly uses graphics from a Rage Against The Machine album cover--how "LA"!
3)"Now all I want is all my stuff back/Did you hear that/Let me repeat that/I want my stuff back" may be the greatest lyric of 2007. Take THAT "Sufjan"!
Aly and Aj, whoever you are, consider yourselves approved, sigh.
For the new Calvin Harris video, "Merrymaking at My Place".
Makes us hungry for a nice roast.
We love Calvin Harris. We'd like to take this moment to plead with the masses: Excuse us, masses, but please put down the Haterade and take it upon yourselves to realize that Calvin is amazing, hilarious, and better than the last LCD Soundsystem record.
Frank Musik writes very dancey electro-pop that we like a lot--well, that's new.
He seems a little Misshapes but frankly, when someone sounds like Mick Hucknall fronting a pop version of Crystal Castles, we tend not to "look a gift horse in the mouth", etc. Listen to "Three Little Words" and don't bother thanking us.
WARNING: Do not click if you are afraid of a mild bout of epilepsy
California was on Popworld the other day (we thought that got cancelled?) playing Tiddlywinks so some girl can win a prize. WHATEVER, she's the fucking best. She looks awesome, as always. And she wins. Booyah other girl!
The Cribs continue their grand tradition of not releasing the best song on the album as a single
There's a new Cribs video.
It's good--though we suspect that one girl is Cory Kennedy which makes us a little nauseous (what next, God? What will you slowly kill our souls with next?). We adore the Cribs possibly more than any rock band currently walking the Earth, but frankly they need to just destroy everything and release "Our Bovine Public". People will be picking pieces of their brains out of their asses for the rest of time. It may, just possibly, be their Best Song Ever™.
CSS, one of our other favorite bands, has renixed the Cribs' last single, "Men's Needs". NOrmally we'd be kind of against someone doing a dance remix of the greatest punk band alive, BUT it's CSS so we let this one slide by. It's actually very good.
While it's evident which one of these albums is of higher sonic quality (hint: it is the New Young Pony Club one), please refrain from making every dance-pop band super fucking boring by using the band-on-white-background-with-some-color-and-mic-cord-flexing-and-neon-fonts until further notice.
Come celebrate this country's independence with fried chicken and drunk people playing pop music
That's right! Up-and-coming NYC dance-pop party We Are Your Friends has teamed up with your Disconappers to bring you one Fourth of July your dancin' feet will never forget (or something to that effect). We're opning the festivities from 12 to 1:30PM on the roof of Bar 13, fried chicken will be served, drink specials will be drunk, and we can assure you, Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be played.
Headlining Djs are Lauren Flax, Huggs, and our very own special robot, Robot Blair. It will be a magical night (i.e. afternoon) to remember. Be there!