Thom is DJing, then Jamie xx vs Caribou will be on later as the night cap. UPDATE: Its over. We thought we were getting a delayed performance, but we can’t find it. Just know it happened and you missed it).
Beck has been one of our favorites for a while. He may be into scientology, but as a 41 year old musical genius, we want to hear what he has to say. The interview delves into his reasons for success and the seemingly coincidental circumstances that caused him to rise to fame. When discussing the popularity and success of “Loser,” he remarks, “It’s like if a friend took a stupid picture of you at a party on their phone, and the next thing you knew, it was on every billboard.”
Tame Impala have a new Pitchfork produced 3D music video. We’re pretty sure this video would be bad ass, if we owned 3D glasses but we can’t justify spending $0.01 on Amazon for such a thing. We were gonna borrow a pair from the neighbor, but dude was watching the Derby in 3D last night.
Someone who owns glasses watch and tell us how psychedelic it is.
In reference to the Bon Iver review today on Pitchfork, they brought up Howard Jones, and the fantastic track “No One Is to Blame.” You know what, this fucking version is brilliant. We want to write a song with this guy. Or Bon Iver.
LCD Soundsystem, to us, was one of the most influential bands, and best bands, of the 2000s. If you look at the musical landscape now, dance music has undoubtedly been touched by what James Murphy and DFA created in Brooklyn in the late 1990s. And as you know, LCD Soundsystem is no more, with Murphy ending the band on a very, very high note.
What we like about this film by Ryan McGinley is that it focuses on two bands we love, Girls and the Smith Westerns, two bands that got a bit big last year. And we like Ryan McGinley, the guy really does have a very beautiful aesthetic. “Friends Forever” was shot at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Enjoy.
We just saw that Pitchfork, the seminal independent music website, picked up the Stanley Donwood show, Over Normal, at FIFTY24SF Gallery that opens a week from this Thursday, at the SF space. Its Stanley’s first US exhibition, and from the looks of the piece up there, Stanley is progressing on some of the ideas touched on during the Hail To The Thief era. Stanley does art for Radiohead, a band of musicians from Oxford, England.
The opening track to the album that turned Spoon into an “indie band” in the Pitchfork sense, Girls Can Tell is what got a lot of us into the Chicago moved to Austin, Texas band. And “Everything Hits At Once” was a lot of our favorite song on that album. So, here you go on Weakness Wednesday…
We don’t know Die Antwoord, but we have a close relationship with the group because our good friends, David Choe and Jason Jaworski, have spent some time with the South African duo. A lot of hype is surrounding this group, and if they are “for real” or not, but Pitchfork has their new 5-song EP streaming, that officially Interscope is releasing tomorrow.
The EP is called 5. Because, there are five tracks and all.