'Shutterbugg': first heard courtesy of Tony Marks on his New Music Show a few weeks ago, and now my new thing to like OFFICIALLY today. This is just well-crafted hip hop that gives the necessary nods to real funk and a modern take on a soul vocal. The single is taken from his upcomingalbumSir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, an album's release so full of drama that R Kelly just needs to make a hip hopera of that mess. It's finally out July 6th 2010 on Def Jam. Listen below and enjoy.
Radiohead are coming back. Soon. Listen to guitarist Ed O'Brien chat to Adam Buxton on 6 Music about making this upcoming record, compared to making In Rainbows and more. Also, wonder why they synchronised the start of the interview with a song whose tempo is definitely way too high. It makes me feel weird listening to it. However, I digress.
Quick post. The Brighton & Hove City Council's trying to get the Freebutt and Penthouse shut down because of ONE noise complaint. Yeah, one. Seriously, someone just had to be that guy. Please sign the petition to keep it open: it's a great Brighton venue, one I've often mentioned in gig blog posts and one that's really really sweet to bands that play there.
Apologies to anyone who actually reads this blog: I've been a rubbish blogger as of late. Let's just say school's been kicking my ass and I'm a lover, not a fighter. Once the madness dies down, I'll be back to sharing wonderful things to like. I'll leave you with my new thing for now: fun and silly head-gear. I'm currently pining for some kind of ridiculous head-piece that betters my tiny cat ears from a fancy-dress party last year.
Just do it. Go to Pitchfork's news section, find a recent article tagged with 'beef', click on the tag, then let the hilarity ensue. It just makes me happy to imagine various journalists for the online magazine giggling away as they unearth tale after tale of soundbites filled with attitude. Generally any article featuring M.I.A. is a good starting point. This woman is always brewing up her own batch of Haterade (remember that one from high school?) and I like it. Less predictable is Joanna Newsom brutalising Madonna in the Guardian.
This is Dave Sitek. He's the producer of, and one of the multi-instrumentalists in, the oh-so-amazing TV On The Radio- he's also about to launch a solo project in August, under the moniker Maximum Balloon.
Those of you who'll have been keeping up with his work already know that he's produced TVOTR, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, The OhSees, and David Bowie's guest drop on Scarlett Johansson's album of Tom Waits covers. This new thing to like is more the anticipation of the record's release, since so far there is literally nothing online anywhere to show what it will sound like.