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New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video
June 27, 2008, 8:06 pm
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“Midnight Man” from “Dig Lazarus Dig”. Enjoy!

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Taken By Trees

I’ve recently come across Taken By Trees, solo project of Victoria Bergsman.

You may recognise her unique voice as the former leadsinger of The Concretes. Victoria, as well as being one of the three founding members, was singer and songwriter for The Concretes for 11 years until deciding to leave the band in 2006.

You will probably also recognise Victoria’s voice from one of the biggest and most popular songs of last year, Peter Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks” (yes, the one with the whistling). Bjorn Yttling helped Victoria to produce the album “Open Field”.

Her album “Open Field”, released 2007 on Rough Trade, her voice is delicate and beautiful and overall it’s a stunning record. She recently released the single “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, a Guns & Roses cover.

I’m kicking myself for missing her at Le Weekend Festival in Sitrling last month.

Official site.

Myspace.

 



Suzanna And The Magical Orchestra

Suzanna And The Magical Orchestra’s cover of Joy Divisions “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.

I this possibly the most covered song ever?  

Check out Suzanna And The Magical Orchestra on Myspace.



A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica

“Guernica” is the title of the painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting the Nazi bombing of Guernica, Spain, in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, in which roughly 1600 people were killed.

Follow the link below to watch the video by German artist Lena Gieseke. “A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica  was her thesis at University of Georgia, where she achieved a Master in 3D Computer Animation.

At first, I felt that 3D exploration defeated the whole purpose of a cubist painting, however, after watching it again, I’ve changed my mind. I feel it provides an opportunity to view the painting from a unique perspective, revealing aspects that would normally stay hidden. If you watch it and don’t like the idea of cubism in 3D, then I suggest you check out some cubist sculpture. 

Check it out.



New CocoRosie single out early July
June 26, 2008, 4:51 pm
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The new CocoRosie single “God Has A Voice, She Speaks Through Me” is available as a digital single and will be available as a limited 7′ picture disc in early July.

Watch the (awesome) video here.

Check out CocoRosie on Myspace.



Lykke Li covers A Tribe Called Quest
June 25, 2008, 1:01 pm
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Lykke Li covers A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” at ICU, London. And does it well.

 



Josh Homme Goes A Crazy on A Fan
June 19, 2008, 1:34 pm
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Josh Homme HATES having things thrown at him. I think we all know that he’s a bit of a loose cannon. Basically, we’ve learned not to throw things at Josh Homme or we shall feel his wrath.

One poor fan at Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo last Thursday (12th June) obviously didn’t pick up on this and after throwing something on stage, Homme singled the fan out and then gave him a barrage of abuse along the lines of “I may have a 102 temperature, been puking for 3 days, but I’ll still butt-fuck you infront of your friends”. Nice.

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