At a border crossing between Spain (Europe) and Morocco (Africa, for those of you scoring at home), Italian (Europe) artist Blu just completed his newest bit of social criticism with this fantastic mural. Colored and shaped like the European Union flag, and showing huddled masses trying to enter the barbed-wire circle of stars, we think you understand where Mr. Bllu is going with this…
Melbourne’s Jeremy Geddes has his work on the cover of the newest February 2012 Juxtapoz, and that red is a stunner. Ashley Wood, one of our favorites, interviewed Geddes, as they have a show together at Jonathan LeVine Gallery later this year…
Some brand new tunage from a SF band we know and like a fair amount. They’re giving their newest release away for free to download here (guess the holiday spirit got to them), so get over to their page and give it a download because it’s a pretty rad, moody at times, vintage-feeling, slightly pop-oriented at times, honest-sounding, fun-invoking indie album that we think you’ll like.
There is just something really, really pleasurable about the band Real Estate and their newest LP, Days. It is confident in its sound, and feels like a slow-motion opening sequence to some really pleasant film about a time really long ago. That made no sense. Oh well, just listen to this track and feel good.
We don’t know, this band is really hit or miss. We heard they have Rihanna singing on their newest album one track, and from the sound of “Paradise,” the second single Mylo Xyloto, we thought she was going to kick in to make this song even more shit. Perhaps the worst single in the history of the band. So go ahead and listen!
After all these years, DJ Shadow has only come up with 4 LP releases, the newest coming out on October 4 via Verve (!). The Less You Know, The Better will feature collaboration vocals with Tom Vek, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos from De La Soul, and Little Dragon. We haven’t really been into a Shadow project since 2002, but we credit Entroducing… as one of the most important records of our little lives.
Here is the track with Vek. Judge for yourself if you want to get positive and back into 1996 mode.
Hey, there are a lot of difficult things to do in this world, sports wise, but Japanese binocular soccer seems like a good way to hurt yourself. Seriously, Murakami is not writing about this in his newest novel, but perhaps some horrible American reality show will pick it up.
You a good way to get someone like us to listen to a full album? Make one gigantic music video that has all 30+ minutes of said album. That is what Swedish-pop indie rock band, Peter Bjorn & John did for their newest album, Gimme Some.
According to NME, “A member of a top Japanese pop group was not actually a real human being, it has been revealed. Eguchi Aimi was supposed to be the newest member of all-girl group AKB48, but she was actually a composite of six of her bandmates. A video has been released showing how the girls’ features were blended together for the rather convincing publicity stunt.” We’re not quite sure how computer generating a pop star is any different than KE$HA.
Meanwhile, the sixth member of Matchbox 20 is nowhere to be found.