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by Joseph Fisher

11 Feb 2011


That pesky Pitchfork website scooped us with this story, but hey, something this cool warrants repeating. Watch below as Joy Division’s performance of “Transmission” on the show Something Else is revamped by Playmobil figurines. 

Now, I know everyone’s a critic and all, but my drum teacher always taught me that good drumming comes from the wrists, not the arms. Oh well, I’m not a famous musician—or a Playmobil figurine—so what do I know?

by J.C. Sciaccotta

11 Feb 2011


Hot off the heels of their latest release, the Troubles of the Brain EP, the Veils recently dropped the video for “The Stars Came Out Once the Lights Went Out”. Shot in New Zealand, the video plays out like a low-budget, interstellar soap opera. Says Veils leader Finn Andrews, “You know when you have a really lousy day, and you look at the stars, and they’re kind of reassuring and terrifying at the same time, we just thought it was funny to imagine that maybe stars go through the same thing too but in reverse.”

by Sarah Zupko

10 Feb 2011


Miami-based Toto Gonzalez, otherwise known as Mr. Pauer, is a world traveller and DJ whose journeys have influenced his global dance sounds. Mr. Pauer is releasing his debut album, Soundtrack, next week and the style of his tunes is something he fittingly labels “Electropical”. The Venezuelan born artist describes his artistic approach: “Living back in Venezuela I grew up listening to Anglo and Spanish rock, my mother used to listen to boleros, my dad to traditional Venezuelan music, my older brothers to American ‘80s pop, and to socialize I had to learn how to dance salsa and merengue. Magically after years, I connected dots unconsciously creating an array of sounds that identify with the culture I grew up with.” It’s a heady stew and today we present the premiere of his new mixtape as an advance teaser for the release of Soundtrack.

SONG LIST
01 La Murga de Panama – Willie Colon (Mr. Pauer remix)
02 Rhinestone Eyes – Gorillaz (Mr. Pauer remix)
03 Cumbion Del Sur feat. Itagüi – Mr. Pauer
04 La Cumbia Prohibida – Niña Dioz feat. Li Saumet / El Remolon & Villa Diamante
05 Que Si Que No – Mr. Pauer
06 Abrazame – Los Rakas (Uproot Andy remix)
07 Lullaby – The Cure (Mr. Pauer Remix)
08 Mente De Mente – Mr. Pauer

by Jessy Krupa

10 Feb 2011


TV sports hit a record high, as the 2010 FIFA World Cup became one of the most-watched events in television history, with billions watching worldwide.

 

by PopMatters Staff

10 Feb 2011


Earlier this week, PopMatters reviewed the new James Blake album with Timothy Gabriele calling the record “a starkly naked, stripped, lonely futurist R&B album with a prominent, forlorn, and endlessly processed voice at its center.” The singer has just released a new video to continue his winning ways.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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