The Ataris: "Not Capable Of Love" Video
Absentee's new single is out soon in the UK and is currently available from American iTunes. This is the video to accompany the brew of fuzz guitars, pounding drums and deep, deep vocal delivery. Absentee are currently building a reputation in the UK for producing slightly melancholy and at times twisted pop music with a distinctive edge. In lead singer Dan Michaelson they have the natural succesor to Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Stuart Staples. Wonderful and bizarre the band love a good twisted yarn of love gone wrong and bad sex. visit their world at www.absenteemusic.co.uk or www.myspace.com/donkeystock/ The video was made by up and coming production company 'WICKEDO'.
Despite the title, this metal tune is a bleak trip of big guitars and scream-along choruses. From "This is Solid State - The DVD".
Ceasars supply a huge, catchy chorus and a video of smoke and mirrors.
Armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and her fragile alto, San Francisco folk singer/songwriter Emily Jane White offers complex tales of melancholy and isolation. Her gothic blues are starting to catch some serious attention and her debut Dark Undercoat is among 2007's strongest.
It's a throwback episode of Crave this week as we reminisce about Lego space helmets, Atari keyboards and Disney's Star Tours merchandise. Also, Darth Vader puts his star power behind a new line of coffee and panhandling rolls into the 21st century.
Editor Dong Ngo reminisces fondly of love with the Corsair Voyager Air
Their first full-length CD, Datarock Datarock (Nettwerk Music Group June 12, ), takes the feel-good vibe of "Computer Camp Love," turns it up to 11, and blasts a power chord of throwback nostalgia that'll knock you straight out of your Reebok Pumps. Love letters to Laurie Anderson ("Laurie") and references to Close Encounters of the Third Kind ("Princess") are just the tip of the iceberg. The album's infectious first single, "Fa Fa Fa," pairs up dance-rock drums with funk-strummed guitars and a chorus that'll have you jonesing for the nearest copy of Talking Heads' 77. "Ugly Primadonna," meanwhile, is pure four/four Groovebox robotics and space age Casiotone melodies.†† On "I Will Always Remember You" (featuring Annie), Fredrik does his best Wayne Newton, verbally undressing you with his velvety pipes over a bed of freeze-dried strings before formally "sexing you down" on "Sex Me Up." But more so than any other track on the album, the opening "Bulldozer" perhaps best encapsulates the band's true modus operandi. Whereas Kraftwerk glorified the Trans-Europe Express and the Tour de France, Datarock prefer to sing the praises of a more proletarian method of transportation: the BMX. Which, according to the Fredrik and Ket-Ill, "is better than sex."
A melancholy ballad, played in the park
With musical guests the Guitar Zeros!
The post-Bill Berry R.E.M. has at times seemed confused about its larger purpose, but new LP "Accelerate" employs a time-tested cure: simplify your rock. Recorded quickly and roughly, it brings back the rugged guitars and gutty vocals that we once labeled as "college."