Posts Tagged ‘mgmt’
Welcome back to a new year. I probably should have made a new years resolution to update this more often, but then sometimes I make resolutions to quit smoking, even though I don’t smoke. It’s funny at the time, trust me.
Sex on Fire won the Hottest 100. If you didn’t see that coming, you’re an idiot. Plain and simple. Maaaaaybe Electric Feel had a chance, a really slim chance, but those $1.40 odds were correct on the Kings.
Canberra photographer Andrew Mayo has been at it for a while now and is putting together an exhibition at a few places in Canberra. Check it out, because galleries are so much cooler and more ‘hip’ than Flickr will EVER be.
I try to keep things a little highbrow on these pages (really, I do), but this is news that is too crazy not to post…
Does anyone remember Operator Please? They did that Ping Pong song on the Forrest Gump soundtrack right? Well anyway, they once were semi-important, but then their keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left. The last time I saw them, she was bawling her eyes out on stage and it was actually quite depressing to watch, and I mean that.
Well, OP hasn’t been heard of in a while, but it seems Gardiner has moved onto greener pastures: Pornography. Don’t worry, it’s SFW.
To put this bluntly, I did not see that coming. No pun intended. You have to ask if she thought that no one would notice.
Now, to get more people reading this, and to get us to write more, how about you write in the comments section which Australian alterna-pop star you think will follow this path to pornography…
Got your thinking caps on?
You’ll need a finely tuned ear to listen to the snippets of sound and work out who is playing Good Vibrations ’09. Visit the festival’s site and try and guess who is coming. There are eleven sound clips with accompanying pictures wich could either be visual clues or deceptive red herrings.
One kinda sounds like Fat Boy Slim, beyond that – I’m stumped!
A good little innovation to spark some online scuttlebutt around forums and such.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Super Bruce (in a plane actually)!
When a UK holiday company went bust recently, it left a whole heap of pommy tourists stranded to scorch in the Grecian sun. Iron Maiden front man and licensed commercial pilot, Bruce Dickinson, yes – the Bruce Dickinson, took it upon himself to fly Maiden’s own personal Boeing 747 down to Greece to give them all a ride home.
Nice one Bruce! Could you imagine fellow metal god, Ozzy Ozbourne doing that?
“Ah yeah, um, like this is your f*ckin’ Captain speaking, and today yeah, um like we’ll be going to, um… Sharon! Where the f*ck we goin’ luv?
MGMT + CMCL BRS = Holy electro orgasm Batman!
Thats right dance fans. New kids on the electro-dance block MGMT are teaming up with electro-dance veterans, the Chemical Brothers for their new album. While its not due out for some time, MGMT are trying to avoid the ‘sophomore slump’ by consulting the old heads and attempting to create a different sound.
This could potentially be either the greatest thing to happen to dance music since the death of rave parties, or the worlds biggest hyped disaster. My money is on the former!
Just Kill Me Now.
Everyones favourite pseudo-Brits, Las Vegas’ The Killers, have a new album set to descend November 25 this year. Titled ‘Day & Age,’ the bands third official album is being produced by remix master Stuart Price.
Just take a look at the list of artists Stu has remixed over the years under his pseudonyms, Les Rythmes Digitale, The Thin White Duke and Jacques Lu Cont: Armand Van Helden , Beck, Britney Spears, Cassius, Chromeo, Coldplay, Cornershop, Depeche Mode, Electric Six, Felix da Housecat, Fischerspooner, Gerling, Goldfrapp, Gwen Stefani, Justice, Kasabian, Missy Elliott, The Music, New Order, No Doubt, Placebo, Röyksopp, Scissor Sisters, Seal, Starsailor, and Texas – to name a few!
However, Price was also responsible for co-writing all bar three of Madonna’s songs from 2005’s ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor,’ so I’m not sure what to make of The Killers new stuff just yet!
When the Meredith festival lineup was revealed, their were a few names I had no idea about. Sure MGMT, Saul Williams, Holy Fuck, and festival sluts Little Red, Muscles and Regurgitator were all announced, but their was one headliner named who I had no idea about. That was Ten East.
Meredith Festival is always great at bringing out indie bands that fly way under the radar and it’s great to see a few I was keen to look up. Ten East caught my attention and boy am I glad they did.
Ten East started out in the mid ‘00s as a semi-improvised outfit and an excuse for old friends to get together, jam it out and put some tunes to tape. With a range of artists from Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Brant Bjork, Black Flag all joining in this rotating roster you know that you should stand up and take notice already. Guided by lead songwriter Gary Arce, these guys are the band Cheech and Chong would listen to, and should be the soundtrack to your next bong session.
They are described by the themselves as “Black Sabbath goes surfing”, the album needs repeated listenings with each track having a mountain of layered guitars, guitar solo’s and guitar shredding.
Buy “Robot’s Guide to Freedom” it will blow your mind, literally.
Well amost literally…
Seriously, someone wake me up when a good lineup gets announced… For anything. Ever. I should move to Europe and go to Oya Festival or something. If only I had the money… Surely this can’t be it? I look forward to the official announcement (with an amazing added headliner such as My Bloody Valentine) later this week.
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves
The Cat Empire
Tegan & Sara
Architecture In Helsinki
Atmosphere feat Brother Ali
Wolf and Cub
If these are the bands you’re into, then sweet, buy a ticket, but don’t forget to ‘Ian Curtis’ yourself on the way out… If I see Faker on the BDO lineup as well, I will add a Jeff Buckley to your Ian Curtis.
MGMT have announced a tour in early December, so that’s a probably for Meredith.