american idiots green day are set to release a cd/dvd set documenting their “21st century breakdown tour” that took place over 2009-2010. the release has been given the title “awesome as fuck”. no shit.
who cares that it contains the unreleased song “cigarettes and valentines“. the live album is called “awesome as fuck”. this is clearly a sad attempt to be punk as fuck.
green day is a band whos punk rock successes, though slightly tarnished by overexposure and overproduction, never teetered their songwriting. despite churning hit radio-friendly songs, their artistic vision and attitude (relatively speaking) never waned… until now.
dear billy joe and co… leave this dumb shit up to dudes like rivers cuomo who cant make an artistic decision if his nerdy life depended on it.
super furry frontman gruff rhys has released a sparkly new video for “sensations in the dark” from his freshly released “hotel shampoo” solo album. the video has nothing to do with his hotel shampoo project and im not sure what it has to do with these “dark sensations.”
the most excellent cults now have an official music video for their most excellent “go outside” song as a part of mtv‘s “supervideos” gimmick where a hip band teams up with hip hollywood directors and actors to produce a throughly un-indie music video.
the video for “go outside” features direction from patrick hoelck and some fantastic acting from the pretty faces of emma roberts and dave franco. the end result glimmers with overwrought hollywood gloss and drenched with tween-fantasy cheese… a most un-excellent visual accompaniment to a most excellent song.
smells like robotanists are after only one thing and one thing only… hype. surely 24 hrs is far too little time to make a proper assessment of an album and those who are already worshipping/slamming radiohead for its genius/overratedness are quick to be dismissed for not giving realistic time to process the musics.
so we r on to you robotanists. the jokes on u if/when we discover “the king of limbs” to not be amazeballs.
stream the robotanists take on radioheads “the king of limbs” below or download it for freeeee over on their bandcamp site…
radiohead have unveiled an artsy new video “lotus flower” to accompany the release of their new album. the video features thom yorke channeling his inner michael stipe while losing his religion and dancing in the spotlight in the corner.
have u downloaded “the king of limbs” to your itouch yet? where does the album rank in the radiohead catalog? does it matter since the radiohead catalog is bed bath above and beyond anything and everything else in the history of life?
she will continue to model for the “siamese dream” album until the universe is obliterated into smithereens by intelligent life forms from outer-space which will certainly outlast her permanency in billy corgans circus.
acclaimed musical arteest pj harvey recently performed in paris to mark the release of her new album “let england shake“. the entire concert was webcast and has been archived for your viewing pleasures on the youtoobes.
the 17-song set showcases pj harvey in a ridiculous not-quite lady gaga/aretha franklin hat as well as all songs off the new album and old gems like “c’mon billy” and “meet ze monsta” off of 1995’s “to bring you my love” masterpiece.