Video Of The Day

Cults: “Go Outside”

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 4:45 pm

Not much is known about the New York film student duo Cults. They have no myspace page, and their page on Bandcamp (you can download their 3 song 7″ here) has pretty much no information about them. Their mystery only adds to the natural and visceral feeling of the song; pulling on every Spring loving part of you.
So I think this is an appropriate video for a day that feels so quintessentially Spring like. It starts out with a hauntingly bizarre quote from cult leader Jim Jones, and perfectly captures the impatient excitement of the forthcoming summer. Make the jump to see the video. MORE »



Danger Mouse Produces New Black Keys Track, Streaming Now

Amy Laviero :: Friday, March 19th, 2010 2:15 pm

Black Keys upcoming album, Brothers, is scheduled for a May 18th release. In the meantime, the band made a new track available on their MySpace. “Tighten Up” was produced by Danger Mouse, the Grey Album/ Broken Bells MC who also helped out with the last Black Keys album, Attack and Release. “Tighten Up” is a toe-tapping, soulful indie-rock song, and Dan Auerbach’s voice is a bit Amy Winehouse with a Jack White twist.

Click here to check out the track.



Magic Bullets Can Be Successfully Compared To Any ’80s Band Ever

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 12:00 pm

San Francisco band Magic Bullets are really cool, don’t get me wrong.  The thing is, it’s a little too easy to assign a 1980s band’s sound to each member of the group.  Every part of each song sounds specifically like a part of something else.  It’s like they’ve assembled a supergroup of all my favorite post-punk and new romantic heroes, which is both nice and slightly off-putting.  Don’t bother to read the listing on the band’s MySpace; here’s the real deal… MORE »


Should I Listen?

Washed Out Gets It So Right

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 3:30 pm

Fellow D+T contributor Nick Nicoludis is something of a breeze-pop connoisseur, so I tend to listen when he sends bands my way.  The most recent recommendation he made was characteristically spot-on.  Washed Out is the project name for Ernest Greene, who creates what has to be the straightforwardly sexiest music I’ve heard recently. MORE »



Chatroulette Gets a Taste of its Goliaths

Shannon Hassett :: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 5:00 pm

I’m not sure if there is a name for this phenomenon, but there should be. The one where your friend tells you she or he is buying a new car — a model that you’ve never heard of before — and you suddenly start seeing the car at every turn. And so it was with Chatroulette.

I met a pal for brunch a couple of weeks ago and casually asked what he had done after leaving the bar the previous night. Reaching for his coffee to hide a smile, I was informed that he went on Chatroulette, but “don’t worry, I was super, super drunk.” I had never heard of it, and his instant shame was cause for intrigue. He explained it as the modern day chatroom, with video in place of typing and full of frat bros hoping for a flash. MORE »



Remix Weezer’s “Love is the Answer”

Matt Kiebus :: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 4:45 pm

Weezer has teamed up with Indaba Music to offer an online contest to remix “Love is the Answer” off of their latest album, Raditude. Fellow musicians and fans of Weezer can go to the Indaba Music website to work on their remixes and the public will vote on the top 10 winners. The talented winners will receive a autographed copy of Ratitude and have their work featured on both and The grand prize winner will get the unique opportunity to collaborate with lead singer Rivers Cuomo to create a brand new song. The contest begins today and will submissions will continue to be accepted for the next four weeks followed by a two week voting period.

“The idea here is people do their own version of our song based on the music they are into,” explained Weezer’s Wilson. Hopefully we will get versions of the song in other languages, and in a bunch of different musical styles. It would be great if people got inspired to try new things and are really creative.”

Indaba Music offers an online set of tools for musicians to collaborate from all around the world.



Hot Chip To Play Myspace Secret Show

Isaac Lekach :: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 11:00 am

Where’s my Chippy? Hot Chip are playing a Myspace Secret show in NYC this Friday. Click here for more details. DFA’s Free Energy will open.



Stream Yeasayer’s Odd Blood

Isaac Lekach :: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 10:30 am

While most of you have already downloaded it illegally, someone of you haven’t yet heard Odd Blood. This post is for you. Click here to stream Yeasayer’s new record in its entirety. Also, follow that link to peep the dates to their insanely long tour. And in completely unrelated news, click here to see a picture of actor Jason Segel kissing Russell Brand on the mouth. It’s not what you think-it’s for charity.



Myspace Secret Shows Now On Twitter

Isaac Lekach :: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 9:00 am

We recommend following Myspace Secret Shows on Twitter (@secretshows). We have it on good authority that the details involving their next show will be revealed shortly. We know who’s playing it-but that’s cos we’re special. All we’re allowed to say is that it’ll take place in NYC. Get on the Twitter train to get your invite, details, etc.



What Up, Dogma?

Craig Gaffney :: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 2:45 pm

Where once only a lavishly jeweled crucifix could have feasibly linked the two, the Vatican recently added Tupac Shakur to its official MySpace playlist. Yes, the late “poet” responsible for such gems as “Fuck the World” (for lyrics click here), is now an honorary contributor to the soundtrack of the Catholic Church, available online here.

Father Giulio Neroni recently released the site’s 12 song compilation to include Tupac’s  “Changes” remix, which was produced in 1998. The Fleet Foxes also made the divine cut with “He Doesn’t Know Why” off their 2008 self-titled album.

Though I’m delighted to see the church finally broadening its musical horizons, I’m going to have to chalk this one up as yet another failure on their behalf to properly acknowledge a significant historical event. For you see, Bruce Hornsby and The Range are the rightful owners of that spot for actually composing the song in 1986 (see here) …but I guess some things will never change!