watch pj harvey perform a full 17-song set while wearing a ridiculous hat

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 the entire concert was webcast and has been archived for your viewing pleasures on the youtoobes.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.

update: wait… nevermind. fucktards from “arte” (who?) have blocked the clip due to copyright bullshit: you will just have to use your imaginations. sorry. and fuck you arte.

coachella lineup announced: the brutal rumor prediction report card

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):

best coast
pj harvey
sleigh bells
the arcade fire
kings of leon
tame impala
kanye west

enough about me, what do u think of this years lineup? is it amazing or is it poo? who are you most suprised/excited to see on the list?

go examine the full lineup over at the official coachella site. make sure to have a magnifying glass handy so you can see whos playing earlier in the days…

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?

pj harvey shakes ur england then writes on ur forehead

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.

Written On The Forehead by pjharvey