A few musical goodies that might be worth checking out… and even submitting yourself to the curse of iTMS.
Eeeeek! Tears in my eyes – the wonderful Arcade Fire, who are on a good track to have played my personal gig of the year and the similarly fantastic David Bowie playing two songs, Bowie’s Life on Mars and Arcade Fire’s Wake Up together.
… have a new album coming early in the new year. I am curious? You bet! Get the first single, Juicebox at iTMS. The song sounds a bit harsher than what we’ve heard on Room on Fire. In principle, I’m all for it. But I don’t find that song too inspiring. It made me think whether The Strokes are trying to sound like the new, less polished, Franz Ferdinand… and wouldn’t that be the wrong way round?
For download via Bit Torrent. I think I start liking those torrent things. A special nod goes to the ever magic track 7 which does a Fitter Happier-style voiceover for Creep using Macintalk’s Fred voice.
Finally, an oddity that I ran across again recently. The severly twisted and fucked-up German singer, comedian, whatever Helge Schneider singing Es gibt Reis. Unexpectedly funny once more.
Wow—that Arcade Fire/Bowie album sounds awesome! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!