Mixed Media

November 2009

The xx - “Basic Space” (Live on Alexa Chung) (video)

One of the innumerable upsides of playing minimalist post-punk is that people describe your records with words like confidence, maturity, subtlety, and the like, and


The San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival Confirm A-List Lineup for May 2010 Festival (stream)

The San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain has already booked an enticing lineup. Taking place in May 2010, the festival will be celebrating its 1


Elvis Costello - “High Fidelity” (Live on Fallon) (video)

The Roots joined Elvis Costello for a performance of Get Happy! on Fallon, where he was promoting the second season of the Sundance Channel’s


The Illustrious 2009 American Music Awards (video)

The American Music Awards were last night, giving the most popular acts in the country and the suits that made them a venue on which


Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (video collection)

Twelve years ago this week: future platinum-selling Modest Mouse released their second full-length album, The Lonesome Crowded West, one of the best albums of the ‘9


The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Collection (stream)

In celebration of Miles Davis’ 30 plus year stint with Columbia Records, Columbia/Legacy present Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection. Exclusive to Amazon.com,


Savath y Savalas - The Predicate (Dub Version) (new album / MP3)

Savath y Savalas The Predicate (Dub Version) (Stones Throw) Releasing: January [CD] Now [digital] The Predicate (Dub Version) is a Guillermo Scott Herren (Prefuse 73) remix


Eels - “Little Bird” (video / MP3)

If there was a checklist for Eels archetypes, “Little Bird”, the first track to see the light of day from the band’s forthcoming LP


Ólöf Arnalds - “Englar og dárar” (MP3)

This song won me over in about 3 seconds with its springy guitar, and though some might find Olof Arnalds’ oohing a little too bold, a


Analog Singing Skull: Cassette Tape Skeletons

DesignBoom profiles artist Brian Dettmer who makes (via mysterious process) detailed skeleton scultpures with old cassettes: “Here was this thing that used to live, its


October 2009

//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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