Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
2008 saw the release of his first album, "Fucked Up Friends," which was released to quite a lot of critical acclaim and featured a guest appearance by Aesop Rock. That album was great, but if anything the new album surpasses it musically. The synth work is phenomenal as it treads a fine line between playing and sequencing its parts. Beck also joins the show to add guest vocals on 2 of the standout tracks on the album. If you're a fan of Stereolab or Add (n) to X (fair warning on that last video: it's totally NSFW and does actually have nekkid boobs in it, so you're warned that it's the greatest music video of all time), you'll like Tobacco.
Here's the first song off of the newest album "Constellation Dirt Bike Head"
And here is one of the songs featuring Beck- "Fresh Hex"
Last this is "Sweatmother" which somebody has set to 80s aerobic workout tapes for some reason. The first time I hear this I thought my iPod fucked up and had put on NIN's "Terrible Lie" for a second.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We had enough votes in to get a pretty definitive winner of FNIF, so I'll announce that Friday as expected with or without a poll.
I don't think we got a good sample of naming my tanks yet, so use the comments section here if you have an opinion and I will add them to the scores as I remember them. If you don't have an opinion, do you have any good jokes?
I'm also a bit sad that nobody seems to have figured out the name theme yet- so hop to it guys.
Here are the choices of names for the tanks:
- Go Down
- Gone Shootin
- Kicked in the teeth
- Up to My Neck in You
- Breaking the Rules
- Got you by the Balls
- Stiff Upper Lip
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Hey ya'll, since it appears to be Brent* Week all over the internet, I thought I'd jump on the Band waggon.
In the FNIF, Round 13 results thread Brent had this to say "I have a feeling I know what the subject is going to be for next week's Fight Night... I hope I win...)" I'm still not 100% certain what he's referring to**, but I'm pretty sure he had hopes of winning, based on his comment. I meant to put him in the poll for this week's FNIF for no reason. Looks like I forgot and by the time I remembered to add him, it was too late. Someone# had already voted and locked out my ability to edit the poll. So Brent, you're getting your own bonus poll this week. I hope you win too. So go vote, or justice dies.
*Exhibit (hey these letters that follow are all links, yo...apparently they're hard to see....)
**But if I had to guess I'd say it involves footdar
# The Dick Move Super Science Forensic team has deliberated and feel that Kennedy is the one to blame here. Way to go dude. Thanks for pooping in my party hat
Friday, June 4, 2010
I really don't know quite where to place these guys (or more specifically this guy, Kath, and a girl, glass). They're not really a dance group and the hipster kids love them. I don't know I guess the hipsters must be getting angry or something, because Crystal Castles sound a lot more like Atari Teenage Riot than Animal Collective. Hey speaking of !Atari, the band isn't named after the 1983 game. The name is actually a reference to the She-ra TV show.
So getting back to the sound, I guess you'll probably have to make your own judgement on this. It's kind of dancy, but with yelling and lots of really cool production techniques and really cheesy MIDI and 8-bit synths. They are capable of pulling off some vocal treatments that would make Skinny Puppy jealous.
In the short time they've been around, this band has been surrounded by controversy. They have been sued for copyright infringement on at least 3 occasions: once for art and twice for samples. To be honest their first album probably contained more sampled music than music created by the band. That being said, their second effort is much stronger musically and feels more like an album than their first record, which came off sort of like a random collection of singles and sound collages.
Well, here are some videos. Enjoy
Off the new record here's "Not in Love"
This is "Year of Silence" which is built on samples of Sigur Ros' "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" wonder if you can guess why I like it so much....
Last here's a track off of their first album that I happen to like quite a bit, "Vanished"