Archive | March, 2010

Dirtbag Debut : Fuck Buttons – Olympians

29 Mar

Olympians(via Pitchfork)

These dudes never disappoint. Fucking amazing video!

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Dirtbag Debut : Ted Leo + The Pharmacist – The Mighty Sparrow

29 Mar

The Mighty Sparrow(via Pitchfork)

Favorite song of the year(so far). The Brutalist Brick is available now. Pick it up, it’s an amazing album

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The Libertines Are Back In Business

29 Mar

According to a post on MTV U.K; The Libertines are planning to get back together. All we know at this point is that the boys are set to play both the Leeds and Reading festivals. The boys will received a payment of 1.5 Million pounds for both gigs(Whoa). Reports also claim that the band is considering writing new material and doing a few more dates in the near future. Only time will tell, but at this point it may just be a two gig run for these guys.Pete Doherty is currently making headlines for allegedly supplying Robin Whitehead drugs that lead to her death. Let’s hope all the drama clears up in time for this reunion.

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Dirtbag Debut : Kelis – Acapella

29 Mar

Acapella(via That Grape Juice)

From the moment Kelis announced her plans to drop a new record; we knew she was on the brink of a major reinvention of her style and sound. The video personifies her transformation and gives us a lot to look forward too. Fleshtones drops next month on May 4th.

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Dirtbag Debut : Usher ft. Nicki Minaj – Little Freak

26 Mar

This was actually worth the wait. Nicki Minaj wins for best hair and insane facial expressions.

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Sweet Apples SWSW Adventures

23 Mar

Sweet Apple made their debut at SWSW, performing and practicing on stage for the first time(Woah). The big/funny story is what happen to them before their gig at Austin’s Waterloo Records. The band apparently got lost at a supermarket just before they were due to go on stage. This statement was released from the boys themselves :

“We were running late from one show to another and couldn’t find a parking spot,” says singer John Petkovic. “So J suggested we park in the Whole Foods across the street.”

“I have a Whole Foods gold card, I must’ve spent $10,000 in that place last year,” says Mascis. “Isn’t that worth a parking spot?”

A security guard wasn’t swayed. The band was told that parking spaces were reserved for customers only, not bands playing SXSW.

“So J suggested we go shopping,” says Sweetapple. “He could spend all day in that place.”

They did, with Mascis, Sweetapple and Tim Parnin carrying their guitars around the store.

“People kept asking us if we were performing a Whole Foods showcase,” says Sweetapple. “But we couldn’t find the stage.”

Crazy stuff gentleman, crazy stuff. On a side note, the band just debuted their second single on Prefix Mag. Love And Desperation comes out on April 20th.

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Diplo Reveals A Few Things About M.I.A New Record

23 Mar

M.I.A is gearing for what could be one of the biggest years of her career. The Sri Lanken beauty just signed Sleigh Bells and announced a bunch of festival dates. MTV.ca posted a small interview they did with Diplo during SWSW, which reveals some of what’s going on behind the scenes of the new M.I.A project. According to Diplo, the record will most likely drop in July, as appose to it’s original June 2010 release. Diplo made this statement to MTV News :

“[The album] is cool. I think that she’s just wrapping up the mixing and stuff. I was in New York on Thursday, before I came here, I was mixing down the last single for it,” Dip explained. “It’s a record I did for her that’s sort of … you can’t even [explain] what it would sound like. It’s sort of like an Animal Collective/ gospel/ giant-drum record. And she’s singing on it. I think you might expect some rap/club music, but nothing on there. It’s more of a heavy record. All kinds of different sounds. We did, like, a punk thing. … It’s weird.”

The album is still untitled, but we do have a lot to look forward too from the sounds of it.

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