Tuesday, June 30, 2015

*I WANT TO BUILD A MACHINE THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS THE BALLS TO BUILD...



I've been completely hooked on HALT AND CATCH FIRE this Summer, which is currently half-way through airing it's second season and in my opinion, one of the best programs around right now...

This entertaining AMC drama takes place in Texas during the mid 1980's and focuses on the talented minds behind the dawning of personal home computers and online gaming... The entire cast is totally awesome and the show's soundtrack is all synthy and punky, including the theme song by PAUL HASLINGER... For those unawares, HASLINGER is a pretty busy composer these days who also did a six year stint with TANGERINE DREAM from 1985-1991...

Check out the opening credits above and give this show a chance if you're looking for something new to nerd out on...

Friday, May 29, 2015

*TELL ME IF YOU FEEL THIS PAIN - 'CAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE YOUR BALL & CHAIN...



In addition to several other female Electro-Pop stars currently dominating the world, UK songstress ELLIE GOULDING has grown on me quite a bit, which is primarily due to the fact that she masterfully covered ACTIVE CHILD's song "Hanging On" a few years back...

Seeing how this was my 12th post for the month of May, thereby surpassing my collected blogging output of the previous four months, I thought I would treat ya'll to one more lovely ditty... Enjoy!!!

*YOU'RE ALWAYS ON MY MIND - IT'S LIKE I'M WITH YOU ALL THE TIME...



It's been a few years since my last ACTIVE CHILD post, but recently Pat Grossi has been previewing some new tracks from his upcoming album MERCY, which comes out June 16th... For those unawares, Grossi was a former choirboy and ultra-talented harpist out in Los Angeles before wisely dedicating his life to angelically crooning over luscious electronic beats...

Above you can check out the song "Never Far Away" to get a taste of what's to come and down below I've included a delightful live performance from 2011 of the song "She Was a Vision"...
 

*WHAT I FEEL WON'T GO AWAY - SO YOU BETTER BE HERE TO STAY...



Earlier today, the talented RnB duo LION BABE released another new video to support their awesome self-titled EP and this time around it's for the song "Don't Break My Heart"...

These sexy far-out visuals you're about to see suggest that some women in the future will be metallic, bootyful and eager to dance for our pleasure... So pretty much like how they are now, minus the silver body paint...

Monday, May 25, 2015

*GREENDALE HAS WARPED ME LIKE A BARBIE IN A MICROWAVE...


Now that MAD MEN is officially over and COMMUNITY has been banished to YahooTV or some shit (where no one will ever see it), I am actually experiencing the dreaded effects of ALISON BRIE withdrawals...

Luckily I recently discovered ALISON appearing in this super sexy shoot for GQ MEXICO and let me tell ya, "Ella es muy caliente!!!"




Sunday, May 24, 2015

*IS THIS LOVE - OR THE LOVE OF THE CHASE???



Last month FUTURE ISLANDS returned to THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN for their highly anticipated second (and final) appearance to play a new song called "The Chase" and once again it was a memorable late night performance... Hopefully this means these talented Baltimore gents are working on a new album to follow up their 2014 masterpiece SINGLES... Feel the love!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

*THERE IS NO OFF POSITION ON THE GENIUS SWITCH...

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It saddens me to say that tonight is DAVID LETTERMAN's final late night broadcast and even though I will sorely miss this comedy legend's nightly banter on the boob tube, I really would like to thank and congratulate the entire LATE SHOW crew for such a wonderful run... Best wishes ya'll, take a bow!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

*SEE THE BONES GLOW AS THEY BREAK FREE...



I've become a really huge fan of SON LUX (aka Ryan Lott) over this past year, largely in part to his beautiful contributions to the soundtrack of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: THEM... It's definitely a stand-alone listen regardless of whether you've seen the movie or not and I couldn't recommend it enough...

Earlier this month, SON LUX released an incredible new video for "Change Is Everything", the first single off the upcoming album BONES, which is expected to drop on June 23rd... Give it a chance if you've ever liked the DIRTY PROJECTORS or PARENTHETICAL GIRLS...

*BLOW A KISS, FIRE A GUN - ALL WE NEED IS SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON...



It's been a couple of years since my last MAJOR LAZER post, but recently I've been obsessively listening to DIPLO's latest collaboration with one of the most in-demand producers around DJ SNAKE and a Danish pop star named for the single "Lean On"...

This track is dope as hell and the Bollywood theme of the video fits perfectly... Contagiously fun stuff!!!

*EXCUSE ME, IF I SEEM A LITTLE UNIMPRESSED WITH THIS - AN ANTI-SOCIAL PESSIMIST..



ALESSIA CARA is a talented young RnB singer from Ontario, Canada who just recently signed with DEF JAM and as of late, she's garnered plenty 'o' buzz for her awesome new single "Here"...

Built around an oh-so-familiar PORTISHEAD sample, this song finally allows me to understand what it feels like to be an extremely attractive, yet socially awkward female teenager who hates her peers... I feel you, girl...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

*AND I PRAY TODAY AIN'T THE DAY, THAT YOU DRAG ME AWAY...



RUN THE JEWELS have been on a serious hot streak these past couple years, with two highly-acclaimed albums released back to back and according to a recent interview with EL-P, a third one already in the works... I've also been a fan of KILLER MIKE for over a decade now, so it's really great to see him having so much success these days outside of his DUNGEON FAMILY collabos...

Check out this awesome new animated video for "Early", a highly topical song dealing with police violence and the unfortunate trend of recent injustices in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore...

*I'M THAT WINNER - YOU NEED TO GO AND ASK SOMEBODY!!!



SNOOP DOGG is back at it with his thirteenth studio album entitled BUSH and I'm here to tell ya folks, it's actually one of his best records to date... Featuring production by his longtime chum and collaborator PHARRELL WILLIAMS, this ten track mini-masterpiece is quickly gearing up to be my party album of the Summer...

My favorite song is the single "So Many Pros", which also happens to have one of the most pimpalicious music videos I have ever seen... This shit is the bomb!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

*LIGHT RAYS BLAZIN' - YOU'RE OUT OF PHASE AND MY CREW'S AMAZIN'...



For over 30 years now I've avidly enjoyed watching the genius of comedy icon DAVID LETTERMAN raise the bar on the late night talk show game, so I've been feeling quite melancholy lately about his impending retirement on May 20th...

Aside from his always entertaining interviews with actors, politicians and comedians, I have bore witness to some of the greatest musical performances on television courtesy of THE LATE SHOW... You'll find one of my all-time favorites featuring the BEASTIE BOYS posted above...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

*DON'T GAIN THE WORLD & LOSE YOUR SOUL... WISDOM IS BETTER THAN SILVER OR GOLD...



For anyone who didn't get a chance to peruse my picks for THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2014, they might have missed out on THE SILVER GLOBE, a wonderfully far-out album by JANE WEAVER courtesy of the good folks at FINDERS KEEPERS...

This really was one of my favorite releases from last year very, so I was very happy to finally see a video for the song "Don't Take My Soul" appear online this past week... Somewhat bizarre, but fun stuff fa 'sho!!!

*ABSOLUTELY LOST IN THE WORLD - BUT IT'S TOO HARD TO FIGURE IT OUT...



Once again I've been away for a bit, but I thought I would quickly bop online this afternoon to recommend a couple of new releases to anyone still paying attention 'round these parts... I've been especially digging on MY DREAMS DICTATE MY REALITY, a wonderful new album from SOKO (aka Stéphanie Sokolinski)...

Earning herself some instant hipster cred, this talented French actress/musician also managed to wrangle beloved Indie guru ARIEL PINK for two tracks including "Lovetrap", which recently received some entertaining and amusing visual aids... Check her out!!!