brutal rumor: coachella 2k11 lineup leaked, not leaked #rumorwave

as we near the official announcement, the annual coachella lineup guessing game is upon us and the internet-o-sphere has already taken to predicting the lineup based on bubbling rumors, tour schedules, album releases, iphone coming to verizon, myspace laying off employees, and statistics from past coachellas.

so as a member of the elite music blogging community, i too will construct a coachella 2k11 lineup consisting of totally uneducated guesses, wishlist rubbish, and past coachella participation factors. i have made sure to include some shitty acts since every year there are tons of barf worthy artists on the bill.

here is the brutal hipster coachella 2k11 lineup in no particular order…

best coast
velvet revolver
pj harvey
sleigh bells
the arcade fire
daft punk
kings of leon
lykke li
kanye west
major lazer
beach house
no joy
company flow *reunion
sufjan stevens
la sera
girl talk
dimmu borgir
valient thorr
busy p
dj medhi
sunn o)))
lower dens
toro y moi
gold panda
harrys gym
woah hunx *reunion
tame impala
tim and eric
das racist
aloe blacc
ty segall

what do you think? best lineup ever? are these bands on your wish list? are you gonna ditch at&t for the verizon iphone?

la sera releases new mp3, posts accompanying video

previously featured live performance of new la sera song “devils hearts grow gold” has been mp3-ified for download [mp3]. the song arrives in 7″ format on january 18th via hardly art w/ b-side “dedicated to the one i love”.

accompanying the release of this mp3 is a new video for the song featuring dudes and chicks all named bernie doing some hip new dance move.

la sera show off poor personal chemistry, play new song, display great musical chemistry

katy goodman‘s new group la sera were recently invited by multinational apple product accessory maker corporation, incase, to jingle some new jangles in some hip new studio (funded by said corporation) called room 205.

after a bunch of arguing, miscommunication, and failed attempts at being funny, the band finally get their shit together and play a sweet new song called “devils hearts grow gold”.

go incase…

brutal faves: mp3s of 2010

as a blog, its probably an important idea to do one of those year-end lists because youre not a legitimate blog without some ridiculous list that only serves to arbitrarily bookend a measurement of time. and since im new to blogging, i really want to be legit. so aboard the bandwagon i go…

here are my 14 fave mp3s of 2010 in half-assed countdown order as determined by my brutal and hip senses. was gonna do top 100 but a bunch of other shitty blogs already pulled that include-everything stunt. i wont stoop.

in brief, 2010 was all about kanye west because its always about him. but brutal hipster is not about kanye so here are my brutal faves sans kanye (with accompanying song in ipad-friendly video format).
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active child is in ur church at night and probably during the day too

a band that has captured my brutal senses this year by the name of active child has released a music video for the lead track off their curtis lane ep, “im in your church at night”. its a somewhat odd and borderline creepy video because apparently creepy videos are in season (see klaxons, la sera, …).

despite declaring their presence in ur church at night, it seems that church is where active child spend all of their time based on their choir-influenced, electronic-tinged mood music. curtis lane is a pretty outstanding collection of six choir-core pop tunes fit for eclectic cool dads and faithful hipsters.

get ur church on…

que sera, la sera

katy goodman is a busy vivian girl who also happens to have really cool bangs and gives victoria legrand a run for best indie hair. having released the all saints day ep earlier this year, she is working on a solo project under the name la sera.

the first song “never come around” drops november 16 via 7″ form factor and takes goodmans indie fuzz rock and dips it in some sweet 60s flavor. listen (or download) to “never come around”: