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 the entire concert was webcast and has been archived for your viewing pleasures on the youtoobes.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.
after daft punk rumors, beastie boys rumors, rolling stones rumors, cancellation rumors, and white iphone rumors, the official 2k11 coachella lineup has finally been unveiled. it seems that the organizers selected from other fests to assemble this lineup. they took some hard fest acts and mixed em with a bunch of fyf fest acts and added some lamestream hollywood bowl acts and voila… the 2k11 lineup!
last week, yours truly took the time (very little time) to spread attention towards this totally overrated fest with some totally uneducated guesses as to who might perform.
so how did i do? well… i scored a modest 9 out of 42. not too shabby considering part of the list was pure wishlist fantasy and i typed that list with my kitten eyes closed.
here are my correct picks (in no particular order):
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…
pj harvey recently announced her return with her forthcoming “let england shake” album. yesterday, she dropped a track from the album pon de interwebz dubbed “written on the forehead”.
the first thing that u will notice is that her voice is drenched in annoying processed chorus effects. though she has largely abandoned her deep, powerful “man-size” vocals in favor of uh huh higher registered notes, adding effx only further effs shit up. miss ur mighty roar pj.
second… she has probably been smoking a lot of dank and vibing out to major lazer. “written on the forehead” floats on indie-credible ‘verbed out raggafied guitars and wailer-esque background vox.
interesting… and nice to see some evolution. hope “let england shake” will further rattle our notions of polly jean.