“Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes, never asking what for.” The eponymous lead single from Morrissey’s latest album World Peace Is None of Your Business is a sarcastic ballad. US residents can stream the entire album at NPR.
Smithson Martin’s limited edition Emulator ELITE is an all-in-one digital DJ system with a large see-through touchscreen, on-board Mac Mini, Lumen 3000 Projector and Motu 4-pre sound card, providing an instant kit for pro DJs.
Aw yisss. Canadian dance-punk duo Death from Above 1979 are back, and with a full album no less. This is the lyric video for their lead single from The Physical World, which drops 9/9/14. Not that we listen to them for their lyrics.
A teenager elopes with a girl while sneaking his grandpa out of the hospital. But the video for How To Dress Well’s single is no rom-com. Part 2 & 3 here. Tom ditched lo-fi for polished pop in his latest album What is this Heart.
Got the basics of making a hit pop song? Brett Domino is back with the advanced techniques for cooking a chart topper. You’re going to need a synthesizer, a washing machine, and provocative lines like, “Who made you the barrister?”
During Philadelphia’s July 4th Welcome America concert, an old school vs. new school battle broke out between DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jeremy Ellis with the sounds of Super Mario Bros. as their ammunition, with Questlove providing rhythm.
Xanthocroid frontman Sam Meador uses his lightning quick fingers in his acoustic cover Avicii’s Wake Me Up, turning the country-house track into a math ballad. What is it with metalheads and awesome acoustic guitar skills?
The perennially heartbroken Justin Vernon and his band go minimal once again, this time with a dash of electronica. Heavenly Father is from the soundtrack of Wish I Was Here, the Kickstarter-funded comedy directed by Zach Braff.
LA indie rockers Warpaint turn in a download-worthy rendition of David Bowie’s 1980 classic in a backstage performance during Glastonbury 2014. Fortunately, you can find the track on the 2010 tribute album We Were So Turned On.
Musician Luc Arbogast’s bald head and tattoos belie his vocal talents, an uncanny ability to sing in a range normally reserved for the most talented female vocalists. He can also sing in a more typical range as well. More here.
Musician and vocalist Brett Domino provides a brief instructional video on putting together the kind of formulaic hooks and cheesy lyrics that eventually turn into pop gold. Apparently, all you need is a bassoon and Google.
We’ve seen the Game of Thrones crew dressed for the 1980s, so now they need a theme song, right? Luigi Donatello scratches that itch with a version of the GoT theme song had it taken place in the decade of big hair and bigger synthesizers.
Originally released in 1983, L’Amour is a somber album, with a few mumbled and mostly gibberish lyrics, as ethereal as the man behind it. Up to this day, no one knows the real identity of the man behind the pseudonym Lewis. (Thanks Karlo!)
Guitarist John Denner shreds an impressive cover of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption solo, but what’s truly impressive is what you’ll see about 25 seconds into the video. Watch, and you’ll be amazed too. More here.
The Tonight Show returns with another epic edit of NBC anchorman Brian Williams, who cannot lie. This time, he’s on the prowl for some cushion for the pushin’. Dial 1-900-MIXALOT, and kick them nasty thoughts.
OK Go has set the bar pretty damned high for their music videos, and their new long-take clip is true to form. For The Writing’s on the Wall, the band created a funhouse filled with illusions which disintegrate as the camera moves.