Sunday, April 24, 2005

Here come The Raveonettes.

My educated opinion is that The Raveonettes are soooo cool and such hot stuff. Their new album Pretty In Black is released on May 3rd. Finally. Here's hoping it's as shockingly addictive as Chain Gang Of Love. You can stream snippets of the new jams on the band's website. As far as I can tell, the new songs sound awesome. It's inevitable that I love this band, they're straight out of the 50's! They even do a cover "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels for crying out loud. I'm powerless.

"Love In A Trashcan" video

Monday, April 11, 2005


Jesus, the cover of Time. It is the Canader version, which is like a knock off of anything that matters, but that is their native homeland after all. Everyone else in Canada must be so pumped up that they can't even see straight. FINALLY! Something they can be proud of!
Good to know that the Arcade Fire's machine for taking over the world is still working. We'll all be dressed in hip funeral attire, marching behind Win Butler while banging on shoulder slung drums and each others motorcycle helmets before too long. I can't wait.

Holy shit, I think I can see my house from here!

The new Google Maps Satellite is awesome! I'm not kidding; I just searched for my address and there it is. There is my house. If I were able to zoom in any further I would probably be able to see myself through the window sitting on my ass, unshowered at 2:30 in the afternoon.
And try getting directions too! Oh my god, why am I so excited?
I think I am going to go look up every address in my Rolodex now. But not until after I tell Mapquest that I never want to see him again.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Whenever I wake up...

Probably most people have had the pleasure of seeing the new Adidas commercial "Hello Tomorrow" directed by Spike Jonze with the accompanying song being composed by Squeak E. Clean and sung by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The video is beautiful first of all, the direction and music are perfectly matched. The video itself is very fluid and serene and it features a pretty boy running about in the middle of the night. The song is Karen O at her best. When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs first came out with their self-titled EP there was no band that I loathed more. Seriously, we're talking hated with the fire of a thousand suns. But then when I lisnted to "Maps" of off Fever To Tell I realised that there was a completely different side to Karen O's voice than the screaching bullshit that I had heard on almost every other Yeah Yeah Yeahs song. Thank god. When she's actually singing it's almost like a modern day Chrissie Hynde.
I've heard that Wes Anderson has signed a contract to direct 3 Pepsi commercials. I know that the thought of this has some Wes Anderson lovers hanging their heads in despair but I am intrigued to see what comes of it all. I love this new wave of artsy commercials that we're seeing. We can all thank Nick Drake and VW for that I think.

Adidas "Hello Tomorrow" commercial
Karen O - Hello Tomorrow (original version)
Karen O - Hello Tomorrow (full version, with more production)