Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Random Musings

Awwwww Shit, Beck's Got a New iSingle.
Beck just pooped out a new one-off iTunes exclusive single, "Nah Nah Nah Nah," nah, just kidding, its called "Timebomb". Sadly, its not a cover of, or nearly as good as, the Dismemberment Plan song of the same name. Instead, it sounds a lot like LCD Soundsystem's "Us V Them" from this Spring's pretty dang good Sound of Silver. But just so you don't have to take my word for it, head over to Pitchfork and give it a listen.

Still Smokin'
Devendra Banhart, the man who puts the hippie in "hipster", is set to release his latest album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, on September 25th. For you impatient types, you can head over to his MySpace page to stream two songs, and over to our comrades and fellow Blogspot users at I Guess I'm Floating, where they have the incredible "Seahorse" available for download.

Round One. Fight!
Finding similarities in Sonic Youth and Broken Social Scene is like catching recycled Simpsons ideas in Family Guy or South Park: They're almost unavoidable. Not that I'm complaining, its just something I've noticed. Another thing I've also noticed is that both Sonic Youth and Broken Social Scene's respective frontmen are releasing solo records on the same day! Now, while I don't suppose that Thurston Moore and Kevin Drew have any beef towards each other, I think it would be a wonderful selling tool if they would just fake a feud for the next couple of weeks. Perhaps they could join the WWE, and in typical pro-wrestling fashion really draw the feud out for several episodes in lengthy, saliva spewing diatribes. Then, the Sunday before their records are released (September 18th on Ecstatic Peace and Arts & Crafts respectively) the two indie-superstars would finally meet in an epic no-holds-barred cage match - only on Pay Per View! - with J Mascis as the impartial referee (he does play on both their records, after all).

Think about it.


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