April 25, 2013
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde
Man, this song. I heard it for the first time on this week’s Mad Men, liked it, thought maybe it was Gainsbourg and also felt like I’ve completely failed at this music listening thing to be only hearing it now, via a TV show no less. Or maybe it’s just that stumbling on something new, music-related and fantastic via completely unpersonalized mass media (as opposed to hyper-curated content drips like Twitter, Rdio or This Is My Jam) feels pretty unfamiliar at this point, and my age.
Or maybe I’m just a snob who thinks he’s cooler than the snobby TV show he’s watching, and isn’t.
Anyway, I was mostly just excited because it’s great, and I’m glad I found it, and I’m surprised it has a music video, and here is the music video.
Also, the majestic, crescendo-that-never-ends vibe of this reminds me of the tail-end of Deerhunter’s “Desire Lines” — right about here to be exact. If I still played records in public I would totally mix the former into the latter. And those would be 10 totally sublime minutes.
March 18, 2013
December 24, 2012
October 27, 2012
October 2, 2012
“They called it major, which is to say, it’s important. It’s a conservative viewpoint—things are fine as they are. For me, as a fairly depressed child, that attitude didn’t reflect my melancholy outlook.”
That’s Jason Beck aka Chilly Gonzales, as quoted in this interesting little New Yorker post. I’m loving this album so damn much.
November 21, 2011
November 1, 2011
September 9, 2011
March 28, 2011
Metronomy “The Look” (via youarelosttothesea)
Not super into the stop motion seagulls, but I can definitely get behind that gigantic organ thing. Metronomy is a band I’m always only kind of on the verge of actually, intentionally liking, but often enjoy in a passive, distracted way. Maybe this new album will be the kicker? I’m liking this song, but the jury remains out (and distracted).
March 8, 2011
These guys can do cute. Also, I’m a sucker for nice looking objects on solid, brightly colored backgrounds.
January 14, 2011
October 15, 2010
Cologne Tape - Render 4
And here’s a good thing I didn’t miss, thanks to the new allez-allez curated Bleep podcast. Very glad to see two of my most valued music discovery resources teaming up for this. And in the interest of passing on the knowledge, I should probably say that I can’t fully recommend buying this entire album, as I did. As nice as this track is, the rest doesn’t quite live up to it’s majesty. Definitely keeping an eye on these guys though. More info here, and a scan of the backside of the lovely artwork here.