Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I have no idea how this video snuck past me. I am completely in love with Holly Miranda's voice and "I'd rather Go Blind" is my all time favorite Etta James song. Not to mention Yours Truly is the best thing to ever happen to intimate live performances . Anywhoo press play and get some goose bumps and then go run around in the rain.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
This groove starts out with this amazing 70's attack sample on a lot of what has been wrong with the music industry in the past. A problem that I feel is finally being leveled out. Companies like Capitol Records and Sub-Pop seemed to have simmered down and independent Labels are being brought onto the shoulders of the talent that they choose to have represent them.... In short we are currently living in a time where music runs as free as love.... For the sake of analysis as far as this song is concerned I feel that Radio Dept. takes on some of the best aspects of Daft Punk in this celebratory jam of good times. Enjoy!
Radio Dept. Heavens on Fire
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This list is in no particular order these are just simply what I believe to be the top 10 videos of 2010. Enjoy!
OK let's get this thing rollin. First up is The Fan Video for LCD Soundsystem's, "Home". There are multiple reasons that this video reached the top Ten for me. I love Robots, I love to party, and I love love love this song. This jam pretty much got me through the entire year. Director Rick Darge paints a beautiful picture of how you can never be too young, or too old, to party.
Band: LCD Soundsystem "Home"
Director: Rick Darge (funwunce)
So when I first heard the track Bombay by El Guincho my legs started moving on their own and before I knew it I was 35 margaritas deep in my boxers fist pumping my life into oblivion. Now seriously, watch this video, it's full of nothing but awesomeness and more boobies than you could shake a stick at. Director Nicolás Mendez takes on this super dope Carl Sagan aspect with this video to remind us how random and great the world is.
Band: El Guincho "Bombay"
Director: Nicolás Mendez
So I'm pretty sure that this song came out at the very beginning of this year if it was earlier than I apologize. The kids over at Yours Truly constantly blow me away and have a very unique filming style that makes you feel like a band is sitting in your lap preforming their hearts out, only for you. That being said this video is that feeling times infinity. I remember watching this and being floored at how beautiful it can be when a large group of people come together to create something.
Band: The Morning Benders "Excuses"
Director: Yours Truly
There's no way that Spike Jonze directed a video and wasn't gonna be on this list. He's directed every amazing skate video and music video and this video is no exception. There is such an amazing feeling that happens when your young that seems to surface less and less once life sets in. I feel that this video blares out like a visual siren all the silly, scary, happy, and angry things that come along with being a child trying to fit into the next stages of your life.
Band: Arcade Fire "The Suburbs"
Director: Spike Jonze
Hey does anyone wanna go to this super bad ass alien techno party.... Really no one OK your loss suckers. seriously check out the triplets of neon up against the concrete wall those kids are murdering the dance floor.
Band: Yaesayer "One"
Director: Radical Friend
One of the craziest videos I've seen all year was this kids final project for his illustration course. this very lucid and stream of consciousness style of illustrating reminds me of the scene in dumbo when he starts hallucinating pink elephants everywhere. This is the perfect accompaniment the Animal Collective's Lion in a Coma.
Band: Animal Collective "Lion in a Coma"
Director: Ori Toor
This video and song are way too much fun. The hommies over at pogo did an amazing job remixing the scenes and sounds from the movie UP to give us this very captivating video.
Band: POGO "Upular"
OK so Anthony Fransisco Schepperd has gotta be one of the most talented animators of our time. This video makes me rethink my existence in the world. His themed use of technology infecting nature is off the charts. His color scheme perfect. All in all this guys is a mother fucking genius and this song is crazy dope as well.
Band: Blockhead "the music scene"
Director: Anthony Fransisco Schepperd
Before the official video for Cee Lo's "Fuck You" came out there was this. Personally I much prefer this version . There is something particularly hilarious about the font and color choices. Plus I really like having every single word of this song being shoved in your face cause I've definitely been in this type of "Fuck You" situation and this is exactly how it goes down.
Band: Cee Lo Green "Fuck You"
I know that Yours Truly has appeared twice on this list but for good reason. The kids are amazing. this video in particular captures how nuts it is to have a solo project and play all of the instruments. Plus I really like this version of the song it kind of strips away all of the dance-y-ness and gives this amazing surf vibe that makes me wanna mac hella face in the sunshine.
Band: Toro y Moi "You Hid"
Director: Yours Truly
There it is folks that's my list for the year I hope you liked it and if you did please share it with your friends. Thanks a million
This Moving Picture
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Anyone who's read more than five posts that I've made knows that I have a very tender spot for female vocals. That being said, it should be prefaced with the fact that i take the female voice very seriously and not just anyone with an "inside out dick" can be invited into the vocal realm that i consider to be great... In retrospect, I must say, that my week has been pretty much consumed in the sounds of greatness that is, My Friend Wallis. If you like what you hear click this to get a free download of their album "When the Blue Turned Yellow."
My Friend Wallis Running
My Friend Wallis These Moments
My Friend Wallis Beautiful Shit
Monday, December 20, 2010
OK I'm pretty excited over here, one of my favorite SD bands, Mrs Magician, got a video together. Nicolás Prados edited this super awesome and playful old school footage together to make this crazy dope ass video for the song There's no God. Seriously though checkout when hommie straight socks a bird in the face it's pretty comedy..... Peep the goods.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
If you're a shitty dancer you might not want to hit that play button cause you're about to make a straight ass out of yourself. This is Unknown Mortal Orchestra's first EP and the shits got me two steps away from doin the Charleston. Below is the option to buy the album and it's only ₤4 (whatever the fuck that means.) Enjoy!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Ok so this is some throwback shit goin on right now..... I Just saw the Department of eagles take away show form like 2007 for the first time tonight and I'm straight smitten over here. I remember when the album, In ear park, first came out and I couldn't even believe it. Anywhoo here's the video and below are the recorded versions of the songs so you can really appreciate how great these guys are.
Department of eagles No one does it like you
Department of eagles Deep blue sea
#71 - Deartment of Eagles - Part 1
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And for a little more current shit here's a track off of the Archive 2003-2006 LP that was released earlier this year. It's my favorite one on the LP for sure.
Department of eagles Golden Apple
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I don't know exactly what's going on with me and this song but it's definitely something great. I guess I should start from the beginning...... This song quickly rolls into a very pathetic, out of tune, plea for revenge to straight slam down with this girls best friend. And like a stream of clarity, the richest, hang-ten-guitar-solo, rips right through all of the day to day bullshit that seems to be represented in the first 51 seconds of this jam. From there it seems to manifest into an almost confessional of how fucked up it can be to just breath around the opposite sex sometimes. When all is said and done the song offers no conclusions to these very common problems, but instead paints a very vivid and realistic portrait of what it is to exist in love and confusion.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My favorite up and coming band this whole year has, without a doubt, been Beach Fossils. I feel like they go into my head at night and steal all my best dreams and then turn them into amazing lucidly strung together tracks of greatness. They have impressed me more than any other new band this year and today they released a track off of their soon to be released EP What a Pleasure, and of course I love it. Listen up!
Beach Fossils Calyer
OK so tonight should be pretty comedy. Flesh the racist crayon is playing Soda Bar. Charlyne Yi drums and sings back-up and if you've ever seen Paper Heart you know that this chick is a hilarious little cutie-pie. David Liebe Hart from Tim and Eric awesome show great job is gracing us with his presence as well, and i can tell you from experience that this guy can belt it. Not to mention that San Diego's craziest mother fuckin disk jockey, DJ Tomas K. Bohan, will be spinnin the heat in between sets so hold on to your dicks........ I left a little preview of the night below check it out and I'll see you kids at Soda Bar.
Flesh the racist crayon Farmer's Love Song
David Liebe Hart
Monday, December 13, 2010
OK so I am obsessed with the kids over at POGO they never cease to amaze me. Upular is still on heavy rotation and a few weeks ago they released this video for "wishery" where they tear through the audio on Snow White to produce some utter greatness. Enjoy
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 5:11 PM
I've been dancing a hole into my bedroom floor all morning to this new funky fresh jam. As far as solo projects go this kid is beyond impressive. Be forewarned, after you press that play button you might find yourself in the streets of Brooklyn on the set of a dope ass blacksploitation film, bullets flying and super fly hunnies around every corner. What are you waiting for? Press that button and put this shit in your brain.
Toro y Moi Still Sound
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 12:11 PM
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I hope they use this song in the New Ghost Busters movie. I could totally see Ernie Hudson blastin the shit outta some spooky ghosts to this jam... Seriously though get into WALSH it's good for you. Here, you know what? Fuck it, just go here and download some of their dopeness for free cause the dewds over at Dracula Horse are just givin that shit away. While your over there don't forget to pickup all the COOLRUNNINGS that you can get your little mitts on, you wont regret it!
WALSH (CHIC/DAWGS)WALSH - CHIC / DAWGS (WIP) by brandonbiondodemos Chick/Dawgs
Saturday, December 11, 2010
A few years back Portuguese film maker, Pedro Maia, collaborated with Panda Bear's, Noah Lennox, to make a short film to accompany two of his songs. Now that the festival tour is over Pedro has released this film entitled Memory onto his Vimeo account for all to view. click the flick and drone on brotha.
I'm kinda late to the scene when it comes to Lower Dens...... They've been on my back-burner list of things to get into and YT made that a lil easier for me the other day when they released this video. Aside from home girl looking like mac from mac and me in this video I'm a pretty big fan. Peep the goods.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Heads up SD tomorrow should be a pretty dope show at the Tin Can Alehouse. Nicole Kidman is playing along with friend of This moving Picture; Kevin Greenspon. I'm pretty stoked it should be rad! Peep KG's new video for the song Already Dead. It's souper fun..... See you kids tomorrow night!
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 10:34 AM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This jam just fell into my inbox today and I've been rocking it all morning.... There's some dope math going on in the guitar parts and the vocals dig into your brain and bury themselves in the nostalgia and longing region. Check out The Whisperlights band camp page here to preview their album Wake Up Dead. It's only 5 beans...... So really, it's up to you, you can either get some shitty cold cut trio from Subway or buy this rad album and support a few zonies.
Ditch the watch
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 3:08 PM
This is a lil off base from the music that i usually post but this is one of the most amazing acts of street art I've ever seen in my whole life. Blu presents to us the evolution of the entire planet from it's conception and even offers up some of their own predictions into the earth's demise. I'm seriously stunned. This is such an amazing artistic accomplishment. Please share this with your friends!!!! ART IS LOVE!!!!!
Ps here's a link to more amazing-ness done by BLUBLU
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 2:27 PM
Monday, December 6, 2010
OMG!!! Ok so either this is the best choreography of all time or some really dope editing skills have been applied to this video... Either way i don't really give a shit. This video for "Fake It" is so effing crazy I can't even believe it..... Watch homeboy doing the backwards bicycle kick dive it's pretty fresh. Seriously this shit will blow your mind!
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 1:47 PM
I've been in love with these 3 synth beauties for way too long. I mean certain things are just too cute, like baby monkeys riding on the backs of pigs, or that little kid that was in Jerry Maguire, and I feel like these chicks are on that list somewhere. Their new interactive coloring book video, yes you heard me correctly, is crazy fun.... Above is my picture click below to play with their new video for Knight of Wands
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 1:19 PM
Holly Pizza Party this shit is awesome. Director Matt Wells released this fan video for the track "Infinity Guitars". Shit's pretty comedy...... I guess the lesson learned here is, be careful what you wish for. Don't go askin for a Pizza Party and then act all surprised when like a hundred mother fuckers who look like the Mario brothers wearing chef hats come into your apartment guns-a-blazing... And seriously who invited thong-man covered in flower? I mean judging by the way these kids live their lives there's like a 10% chance of them ever getting laid, but with homeboy whipping his junk around everywhere you can kiss that 10% goodbye.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 12:42 PM
So I've been coming around to this whole Jeans Wilder phase that's been creeping up on the scene. At first it really wasn't my thing, but since he's an SD boy I had to pay closer attention.... I don't know, jams like "Sparkler" bring me to this super chill melancholy place in the center of my brain that i definitely appreciate. Plus this video is super titties! Enjoy!!
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 12:09 PM
There's something pretty rad about telling the world to suck it and sailing on a boat for a year with the one that you love, and then coming home and writing one of the dopest albums of the year, and then getting picked up by a major record label and touring and never having to work a shitty job ever again........ I'm not sure which part of that equation is dope but I'm pretty sure it's the whole fucking thing.......... Peep Tennis's new video from yours truly it's pretty great!!!
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 11:23 AM