Sufjan Stevens put up a pretty interesting post on his blog over at Asthmatic Kitty on the origins of his name, among other things.
He also dug up "Sofia's Song," which he wrote in college. It's very spare, just vocals and a banjo, but definitely has that Sufjan sound. Listen to it at the link above.... » more
One of my favorites, "I'm so Tired." They do a good job.... » more
For one generation, Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" conjures this scene:
But, unfortunately, for anyone born after 2000, it will now mean detergent. (This would be more effective if I could find a video of the actual commercial, but you have to work with what you have.... » more
I had heard that Aubrey Graham (who plays Jimmy Brooks on "Degrassi: The Next Generation") was interested in pursuing a rap career, and I dismissed it the way that all actor/musician crossovers are usually dismissed -- which usually is deserved.
But apparently I was wrong in this case. He, recording under the name Drake, has been getting some buzz, and he's even working... » more
Here.... » more
Someone mashed up Radiohead and Jay-Z. The mashers up just love Jay-Z, don't they? (I'm referencing the Grey Album. Sorry I can't make it smoother than that.)
Download here.... » more
Depeche Mode - "Wrong" (official music video)
OK, the song's not that good. It's awful, actually. But the video ... the video! Watch it and we'll talk after the jump.OK, at first I thought, they seem to be stealing the visual language of car commercials, saving some music supervisor and editor team out there some work in adapting this for an actual commercial.
This is before... » more
In this video, this guy plays "Bohemian Rhapsody" on old computer equipment. Here's what he used, according to the YouTube description:
Please note no effects or sampling was used. What you see is what you hear (does that even make sense?)
Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound
Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar
8 Inch Floppy Disk as Bass
3.5... » more
Here's the new video for Metric's "Help, I'm Alive," off "Fantasies."
And here's a fan-made video, somewhat embarrassingly set to images from the movie "Twilight."
A friend lent me one of these books, and now I can't stop reading them, even though I hate myself and Stephenie Meyer the whole time I am tearing through the pages.
But back to Metric, I only have love... » more
I love this song, and this video is great.... » more