New NME, new LAURA MARLING, new is the new new.
Just heard that BABYBIRD ‘s – Johnny Depp directed – video for ‘Unloveable’ has been banned on tv becaus it features a hanging (Mary Whitehouse 1 Good sense 0). Still, let’s be honest, this can only be a good thing for stirring up some good attention and sending inquisitive minds onto the internet to see for themselves (especially since no-one watches music tv on an actual tv anymore). So, really: Good sense 2 Mary Whitehouse 1. You be the judge.
In other news.. LAURA MARLING released album no.2, ‘I Speak Because I Can’, on Monday and it’s getting a fantastic, nay earth shattering, reaction. Here’s what The Times say / The Independent say / The Guardian say. And watch the video for ‘Rambling man’ below // Also, Nite Jewel has remixed CARIBOU‘s new single, ‘Odessa’. Dreamy Dreamy stuff. Listen here// And more from PENGUIN PRISON – free download of remixes and the majestic ‘The Worse it Gets’ here //That is all. For now.
Filed under: 1 | Tags: Broken Bells, dinosaur jnr, Estelle, Laura Marling, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Estelle- new video ‘Freak’ feat Kardinall Offishall is flippin brilliant and with a nice twist of soul 2 soul. Brilliant.
Dinosaur Junior are playing some shows in the UK (AMAZING!) full details can be found on their website
Laura Marling who has an amazing new Ethan Johns produced album out imminently is on the front of the fly magazine.
Lastly- the Yeah Yeah Yeahs pick some music for the Guardian and provide a portal for the video to new 7” single ‘Skeletons’
We like this! Only streaming on the guardian website for now. Which is here.
Filed under: 1 | Tags: Andrew Bird, Brendan Benson, Johnny Marr, Laura Marling, St Vincent, The Cribs, The Horrors
Afternoon. Here is the Sphynx:
And here are the links:
// BRENDAN BENSON is Pitchfork’s ‘best kept secret’. Storming review // JOHNNY MARR reveals THE CRIBS new artwork for forthcoming album ‘Ignore the Ignorant’ // THE HORRORS talk speedy third album plans and ‘massive collaborations’ here // DiS meets the wonderful (and newly signed to Chrysalis) ST VINCENT to discuss her latest album, ‘Actor’ (which we love) // Performances in churches don’t get much better than this – On ‘Cemetary Gates’ at this year’s Lolapalooza direct from Chicago, Illinois-e, ANDREW BIRD (last seen performing with LAURA MARLING and friends at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday) and, the lovely, ST VINCENT. Ignore at your peril. Click here, instead. And here, also. //
We’re off for a picnic. Have a sunful afternoon.