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I thought I’d share these three new analog, 1980s-inspired music videos with you. It’s new music too. It’s crazy how the the ’80s VHS look is so hot right now. But I think it’s cool in our super-digital-clarity world. Thanks to my peoples over at PIAS and BBGUN Press and for the heads up!
STEALING SHEEP – NOT REAL (okay, maybe not ’80s looking, but definitely Retro!)
Big Data were energized when they hit the sold out Bowery Ballroom Tuesday night in support of their new album “Big Data 2.0”. After opening band On An On played a pretty Shoegaze inspired set, Alan Wilkis (aka “Mr. Big Data”) and his band set up their own equipment: that’s pretty cool to see from a popular band! Then a feminine robotic voice (a la SIRI) came on the loudspeaker and said it would now take all our smartphones and sell our personal data back to us at the merch table. Big Data’s social satire was great!
I’m ramping up for a big week of music (I’m covering at least one, maybe two big concerts). So I thought I’d post these two new tracks for you. I found out about them from my music colleague Lucius Yeo. Hope you enjoy!
If you liked Lana Del Rey’s first album, you’re going to love Hannah Cohen! There was suspense and expectation in the air Monday night at The Standard: East Village Penthouse. Surrounded by a nearly 360 degree outside terrace, it was an awesome space! The room soon packed and I was lucky enough to be in the front row. Ms. Cohen was there to sing songs in support of her new album “PLEASURE BOY” which will be on sale from label Bella Union on March 31st. Here’s a link to the first single from the album: “Keepsake”.
While I’ve read some of Alan Moore’s classic comic book work (i.e. Swamp Thing and Watchmen), I’ve never heard him speak. But recently I thought, ‘what the heck, he may be interesting?’ and I watched “The Mindscape of Alan Moore”. I came away inspired!
I just heard this new track thanks to LuciusYeo.co.uk. It’s an excitingly epic electronic/trance song called “Still Breathing But Already Dead” by the Catalan duo The Suicide of Western Culture. See what you think – looks like it’s brand-spanking new:
I met Bob of Cherry S/T and Keep Me Conscious while directing my music video for their song “Greatest Disaster” (below) which went on to premiere at the Coney Island Film Festival. From there it went to television for several months playing on Music Choice’s video on demand: