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by Ashley Cooper

19 Nov 2009


On Saturday night in LA, pop sensation Lady Gaga performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 30th Anniversary Gala. She performed the new ballad “Speechless” from her forthcoming album, The Fame Monster. Russia’s world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet also performed that evening. Talk about pop culture slamming into high culture.

Later that week, Lady Gaga appeared on Gossip Girl in an episode, appropriately named “The Last Days of Disco Stick” which combined Gaga’s musical performance with cheesy narrator duties. In a comment to MTV News, Gaga said, “I am the narrator behind what is going on with the characters and make the song part of the moment. We used these ladders, and I’m falling off ladders. Ladders are kind of a monster symbol about bad luck. And I have this 35-foot-long dress on and these X’s, very gothic-inspired. It was great. They let me do whatever the hell I wanted. It was amazing.”

 

by Eleanore Catolico

19 Nov 2009


Beach House
Teen Dream
(Sub Pop)
Releasing: 26 January

From their self-titled debut LP to 2008’s tragic Devotion, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scully have kept traction in the music world with a very direct and conscious goal: simplicity. By following this, Legrand’s seraphim pipes and Scully’s stealthy reverb keep Beach House as mystifying as ever. Now, the bedroom pop duo has the chance to break out, like friends Grizzly Bear, with their Sub Pop debut Teen Dream.  A standout track on Teen Dream is “Norway”, showing Beach House’s more rhythmic side.

SONG LIST
01 Zebra
02 Silver Soul
03 Norway
04 Walk in the Park
05 Used to Be
07 Lover of Mine
08 Better Times
09 10 Mile Stereo
10 Real Love
11 Take Care

Beach House
Teen Dream [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

19 Nov 2009


Here’s “Graze”, the opening track from Animal Collective’s upcoming Fall Be Kind. The remaining 60% of the EP comes out December 15th.

by Tyler Gould

19 Nov 2009


The Avett Brothers have been making the rounds to support their major label debut, and here they are again, hitting Fallon with “Slight Figure of Speech” last night:

by Tyler Gould

19 Nov 2009


That gang of evil preppies from an ‘80s teen comedy put out a video for “Cousins” from next year’s Contra, which is sure to be either the pinnacle of human achievement or the scourge of the earth, and nothing in between.

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