Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun

Vampire Weekend are starting to get a name for having some of the best new film clips, and it also seems that they're attracting plenty of celebrity friends that they're able to chuck in their vids.

This clip has more stars than a censored version of Playboy and features Daft Punk, a Jonas brother, Jake Gyllenhall, Lil Jon as the tennis coach, and RZA as the umpire. Yep, it's a strange tennis clip that looks like the bastard child of Wimbledon and Pong.

There's something so believable about a drunk and angry Jake Gyllenhall that just does it for me.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Black Keys - Tighten Up

Was considerably wasted on the couch early Saturday morning and came across this really cool new clip from one of my favourites, The Black Keys.

It's such a rad clip, I love the two kids singing and fighting over a chick. Even cooler is the Dad's just kicking back watching it all happen before the decided to step in. Bonus points when the band start punching the crap out of all the kids. Classic.

Line of the clip - Do I have to play with his son, he smells like ranch dressing.

BrothersAttack and ReleaseThickfreakness

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Editors - Munich

Many years ago now, I used to live with a big beast of a handsome man who got about town in a green sports car. The House of Love was known throughout Sydney as the place to be seen and party on a Friday night. Because of this many trips were made to bottle shops and alchoholic storage destinations, to pick up large quantities of booze and ice.

Every time we'd go on one of our booze scavenger hunts, Editors would be our soundtracks. For two reasons, firstly because Bodhi loves the Editors very much, and secondly because it was the only CD he ever had in his car and it was stuck in the CD player. It's fair to say, this album was a soundtrack for a good 12 months in the House of Love, and rightly so.

Play it loud Bodhi, good times.

The Back RoomAn End Has a StartIn This Light & on This Evening

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Muse - Sunburn

It was early 2000 when I returned home to SA after moving to Sydney, a monumental boozy catch up night with the crew was had and when it came time to rest my weary head on the pillow and swag sprawled out in Jay's room, he decided to put on some music.

As I lay there in the pitch black, listening to the stereo playing quietly in the dark, the sound kept growing and growing, and soon my mind was quietly been blown.

"What is this band" I called out in the dark, and a got a mumbled half-asleep reply, "It's Muse man, I saw them last month, not bad."

Hmmm, not bad indeed. From that moment I was hooked. Muse, still as epic and as awesome as ever. Enjoy.

ShowbizOrigin of SymmetryAbsolution

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ben Harper & Eddie Vedder - Under Pressure

The music gods were begging me to play this today. First off on the way to work, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7 came on randomly on my iPod, which got me thinking about this awesome cover that I saw them perform live in Adelaide and Sydney.

Then after lunch, my iPod was still on random and played Bowie's version of the song. So yeah, it has to be a sign that today's song must be Under Pressure. Anyway this cover version with two of my favourites rules, I remember getting goose bumps watching it live. An original awesome track done justice by two modern era icons.

And yep, I can't believe Vanilla Ice stole that bass line, its identical!

White Lies For Dark TimesLifelineMusic for the Motion Picture Into the Wild

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Elliott Smith - A Fond Farewell

Although he's no longer with us, listening to Elliott Smith is like a big warm hug on a rainy afternoon, and with the horrible cold weather we've been having lately, it seems appropriate to put on some Elliott Smith and get cosy and warm.

I love this guy and his songs so much, and the fact that he's passed on seems to make his songs and lyrics all that more powerful. Obviously suffering from depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction took it's toll, on this beautiful song writer, and it's reflected in his deep thinking, moving and often scary lyrics.

So while this depressing weather continues to keep raining on our parade, put on some Elliott Smith curl up with a blanket and a loved one and stay warm. Just keep the sharp objects hidden away.

Either/OrFigure 8Elliott Smith

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cat Power - Sea Of Love

Hey all, sorry for the delay in songs, but I've been away on the honeymoon with the wife. Tanning our bodies in the beautiful Thailand sun.

I thought for my return I'd use the song that we had as our wedding song, awwwwwww.

The song was of course Cat Power's cover version of Sea Of Love, it's a beautiful track and her voice is amazing. Makes the song sound so beautiful, and if you ask Katie and I it made for a great first dance.

Hope you like this one as much as Katie and I do, we're stuck with it forever now!

Live version:

Album version:

The GreatestThe Covers RecordJuno


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