Thursday, July 31, 2008

There's a new Keane single on the horizon

...and we're pleased.

Keane have finally gone and designed artwork that looks the way their music sounds: RETARDED AND AMAZING AT THE SAME TIME.

Keane are one of those bands that have accomplished the astonishing yet financially and comemrically unviable feat of being really, really good yet fooling everyone into thinking they're shit so they can basically fuck off and do whatever they want musically with no expectations or pressure. They're frankly the best Adult Contemporary band out there (with Tigercity coming in at a close second) and if you'd rather sit back in your "nightclubs" and listen to "techno" then go right ahead (though it must be boted that the Disconappers do enjoy a little "untzz untzz" and "umcha umcha" every now and again).

Anyway, we really want to hear this. If it's anywhere as amazing as "Is It Any Wonder?", then that'll be something worth listening to (?). Hurrah, etc.


Meet Dannyhott, your new favorite thing ever

This is Dannyhott.

That was Dannyhott, and 11-year-old boy with a YouTube channel, a hope and a dream, performing a daring "Damaged"/"Feedback" medley in the comfort of his bedroom. We'll bet anything that his bedroom is in Florida but we digress.

While we're wary of the Walt Disney Company being basically a government-fronted cultural infiltration op (not kidding), why they're not knocking on Dannyhott's front door this very instant we have no idea. Obviously, this child has more going for him than Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers combined. We can barely imagine a Hannah Montana-style low-budget sitcom before our brains goddamn explode into a million pieces.

Let's take a closer look.

Dannyhott singing "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown.

Dannyhott singing "Sneakernight" by Vanessa Hudgens ("studio version, take four", readers).

Dannyhott singing "I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday.

Dannyhott singing "Please Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna.

Dannyhott singing "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis.

You get the point. The point being AMAZINGNESS.

We've just spent 45 minutes trying to Photoshop Dannyhott's face onto the cover of Frank Sinatra Sings the Great American Songbook, but we can't be bothered with Photoshop right now. God, we hate Photoshop.

Anyway, Dannyhott is amazing, and if Radio Disney know about anything they will SORT IT OUT. That's right Disney. SORT. IT. OUT.

PS: We don't mean to generalize but Dannyhott's parents have quite a few turbulent years ahead of them.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Welcome to the last blog on Earth to post about Juvelen*

This is Juvelen. He is on the right.

Are you looking at his nipple or at the kitty? This picture might as well be titled "What Kind Of Gay Are You?".

We came across Juvelen when two blogs we respect and admire, Popjustice and Electroqueer raved, almost simultaneously, about "Don't Mess", and we were, briefly, intrigued. We must say, it's quite amazing, even though at the moment the jury is still out on whether Juvelen sounds more like Prince or Mika (we're kind of going with Mika, which says more about us than Juvelen, frankly).

Here's a quite brilliant remix of "Don't Mess" by Krazie Fiesta (misspelled band names--the '90s are back indeed!).

Juvelen - Don't Mess (Krazie Fiesta remix) (YSI) (zShare)

*DISCLAIMER: realizes that this is the oldest news ever, so don't bother pointing it out. Also, Juvelen doesn't have a Wikipedia page so we don't know where he is from, what he has done, or how old he is. We can tell you all those things about Richard Simmons though (long story).

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We're quickly changing our stance on the Presets' album

Full disclosure: when Apocalypto first came out, we're ashamed to say that we quickly filed it under "This Boy's In Love" + 9 tracks that will rack up an iTunes play count of exactly 1" and called it a day, but it seems like the record has decided to stop being lame and start being AMAZING, as this video for the new single "Talk Like That" will attest. Then again, it could just be that for some twisted reason, our loins burst into noxious flames every time we are confronted with a photograph of Kimberly Moyles, but for the record let's just say that the album is brilliant.



Monday, July 28, 2008

Album of the year 2008, part 1

We don't know what part 2 will be, but we're wagering on Chairlift.

This is a rather large photograph of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

We're raved about them a million times (rough approximation) in the past, but they just sent us their new album, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and surprise, it's BRILLIANT.


100% Amazing.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Danity Kane continue to set women's rights back deacdes with new video

But it's quite a catchy kind of socio-political backpedal, isn't it?

That was the video for "Bad Girls", the new Danity Kane single that isn't anywhere near the brilliance of "Damaged" (but frankly, friends, what is). Yes, we have deep seeded problems with Danity Kane, one of which being their total inability to make a video that doesn't make us want to keel over and die, but with the stale state of pop music at the moment, we're saddened to say we'll take what we can get. At least they didn't make a sudden turn as heart surgeons in this promo.


On another note, of all the decent R&B acts at the moment, why the hell would Missy choose to make her comeback writhing in a tracksuit with Danity Motherfucking Kane? We know the velvet glove of Puff Daddy reaches far and wide across the land of hip hop, but couldn't she have at least hooked up with Rihanna? Fuck, Ms. Kelly? ANYBODY? Missy, you embarrass us, you embarrass yourself. We like your hair though.

All this does is make us miss Aaliyah more than we already do. EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE.

:( x everything in the world squared.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

When did the Feeling...

...become Jellyfish?

We have nothing against the Feeling--Lord knows the world is in need to a gayer version of Coldplay--but they've always seemed a little "by the numbers" to us, and have never really wowed us in the way that Keane (shut up) has in the past. So instead of watching that whole 50% Amazing video (it's for the Feeling's new single "Join With Us" by the way), why not watch this 100% Amazing video of Puffy AmiYumi covering "Joining a Fan Club" by Jellyfish. THE THEME OF THIS POST IS THE VERB "TO JOIN", OBVIOUSLY.

That will be all.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're confused as to how this didn't win Eurovision 2008

Yes, we know the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest is old news (though to our credit, the Eurovision Song Contest is the kind of news that starts becoming old while it's still happening), but we've found ourselves in the throes of a renewed interest in S├ębastien Tellier as his album Sexuality is about to be released in America (albeit only in American Apparel stores until October--we don't know either). "Divine" is an amazing, amazing track, and we can't recall who actually won Eurovision, but it probably wasn't as good as the video you just watched. J'accuse, Eurovision. J'ACCUSE.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Is it OK if we don't really like Lady Ga Ga that much?

It pains us to say that we've been so busy at the moment that we haven't heard any good pop music for the past couple of weeks, which is of course immensely depressing. Well not immensely... actually yeah, fuck it, it's immensely depressing. We're really into the Chairlift album, which isn't really pop music per se but we can all pretend it is and call is the Best Album of 2007. We think that would be best for everyone.

We also really like:
1. "Sneakernight" by Vanessa Hudgens
2. "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus (SHE'S JUST BEING MILEY, AFTER ALL)
3. and "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me" by Annie.

But you already knew that.


Here's the new CSS video:


:( x 10.


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Wednesday, July 09, 2008


For serious, how do things like this happen? We know what we're about to say is irrevocably gay, but we were really into J. Hud when she first came on the scene, and now, we're not quite sure. Despite Ne-Yo producing "Spotlight" or whatever, we just can't get behind what we've heard of this record. We just can't and it's making us sad.


Truly amazing.

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Oh my, there's a new CSS video out and about

...but is it amazing, amazing, or amazing? ("The answer? Amazing--now back to you in the studio"). We were completely petrified that CSS wold follow in the steps of their, let's face it, shoddy remix work of the past 12 months and make a middle of the road electropop album, but THANK THE GODS they have followed the current trend of people reminiscing about the good parts of the '90s (all three of them) and have made a record that sounds like all those angry ladies that got together and made punk records.


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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Is that a Presets single cover in your pocket...

...or are you just happy to see us?*

The Presets have decided to release their best song since "Are You The One?" as a digital EP in the US via iTunes. There's even a K.I.M. remix, which we suppose is kind of meta when you get deep down to it, but it's fairly decent. This may seem controversial, but we're way more into Kimberly than Jules--for one, he has a girl's name (No, he doesn't--Australian Culture Ed.), and kind of looks like he might touch you in an inappropriate place in the back of a Sedan--and we like that.

Anyway the song is like, a million % amazing, sounds like an updated version of Bronski Beat, and you should get it.

*It looks like a penis.

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