Archive for July, 2010
Hotspa are probably going to be a big deal. Remember that time I told you Jinja Safari were going to be big and now they’re bigger than U2? ACT LIKE YOU KNOW IT! It’ll happen again. I’m making this call on the back of a single song with a film clip. It’s a nice film clip though. It’s a compilation of clips of people that (I assume) are the band’s family and friends doing all sorts of Aussie, summery things. The song rules though. Here is that song.
Hotspa – Kiola Beach
It’s available as a free download from Triple J Unearthed. Thanks Triple J, you are a swell guy.
Gypsy and the Cat’s new single ‘Time to Wander’ has been made available as a free download from the Triple J Website. Get amongst it!
There’s been a swathe of supergroups popping up over the past 6 months so here is a completely inconclusive and subjective guide to a few of them. – Retrospectively, after rereading what I’d written here, I’ve realised that this is neither subjective nor a guide.
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)
Joe Westerlund (Megafaun)
Phil Cook (Megafaun)
Brad Cook (Megafaun)
Michael Lewis (Andrew Bird)
Gayngs – The Gaudy side of Town
Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane)
Jesse Quin (Keane)
John Roderick (The Long Winters)
Tom Fiddle Hobden (Noah and the Whale)
Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers)
Country Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons)
Mt Desolation – State of Our Affairs
Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian)
Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
Tired Pony – Point Me at Lost Islands
MONSTERS OF FOLK
Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band)
Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes)
M. Ward (M. Ward)
Monsters Of Folk – Dear God
Cee-Lo Green (of Gnarls Barkley fame) very recently released this cover of Band of Horses ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’. I don’t love this version but it’s always interesting to hear a track I love done by another artist. Also, I’m no film critic but whoever directed this must have pitched it a little like this: “Look, this is what I’m thinking for the video. We have a really nice American road trip style thing. You know, diners, swimming, car scenes, all that crap. But here’s our angle. Amid all these scenes we’ll make sure we slot in some unnecessary boob action! Guys will love it. They’ll be enjoying the scenery when BAM! Breasts! This is going to work. Bigtime.”
Just in case you’ve not heard the original, here it is.