Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oh look...

...we've logged into Blogger for the first time in a month because it's the weekend and it's raining, to bring you "news" about an artist everyone has heard already. Is DN "dead" (or was it indeed ever alive?) Leave your verdict in the comment section. And by "Leave your verdict in the comment section", we mean don't.



This is Ladyhawke (we told you), and approx. two weeks ago we got her debut album (we think it's called "Ladyhawke" but we LITERALLY can't be fucked to toggle between Firefox to iTunes and back to Firefox to corroborate this fact--that's how bad life has become) and guess what readers--it's GOOD. Not BRILLIANT, as in "I wish something BRILLIANT like "Biology" from Girls Aloud would come around again already" but GOOD as in "That first Cut Copy album is pretty good, isn't it?"

If we were to imagine a scenario in which Ladyhawke was about to leap to her death from the balcony she is on in the above photograph, we'd say something like "NO! Don't do it, because we like your music, even though the bridge on "Runaway" is note for note the bridge on "Video Killed the Radio Star", and none of the songs are quite as good as "My Delirium"!" In our imagination, we would yell this from a top of a firetruck filled with really hot men into a discoball bullhorn.

Ladyhawke: 80% amazing.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This is Manda Rin...

...from criminally underrated '90s indie pop band bis (we're fairly sure "bis" is meant to be spelled sans capitalization. We're OCD like that).

We basically had a little bit of a pee in our pants when we realized that Manda was coming out with her first solo album, as bis were basically the best band in the whole world, ever. Actually, Manda's new single "My DNA" makes us kind of indescribably sad, because while it's 101% Fucking Amazing, it would be 1001% Fucking Amazing if it were a new bis single. Where are you, Sci-Fi Steven and Disco John. Where are you.


but :).

Anyway. Check out "DNA"on Manda's MySpace page. It's the perfect pop song in that you're just excited about it being a new song with Manda Rin's voice on it until the chorus comes in and you're like UH OMG THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER. Coldplay take note: don't fuck up your chorus. Speaking of Coldplay, we're gearing up for a huge Keane post in a little while, though we suppose that's another post for another time.

God, we love Keane.

Anyway, Manda Rin.

Manda Rin - My DNA [streaming via MySpace]