Sculpture paints the turntable as a roulette wheel as a rotary phone as infinite other things as the hypnotic spinning plates drive sensory overload into your frontal lobe. The music by Dan Hayhurst is an unstable mix of percussive loops and ramshackle found sound completely in line with the visuals. It’s pretty bold to call your outfit Sculpture, but in this case it seems pretty apt.
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As anticipation for TV on the Radio’s latest LP, Nine Types of Light, gets heavier by the day, the band recently threw the world another musical bone in the form of “Caffeinated Consciousness”, doing little to alleviate expectations. With a back-breaking riff that brings to mind vintage Living Colour, the track resides in a decidedly different timbre than that of first single, “Will Do”. Type your email address into the widget below to receive a free high quality mp3 download.
In other news, we now have complete dates for the band’s upcoming world tour, which kicks off March 17-19 at the SXSW Festival. Various appearances include the Wireless Festival in London (July 3) as well as a headlining gig at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival (July 17) to wrap things up. See all the shows after the jump.
Lady Gaga is back, touring with her Monster Ball extravaganza. This time, she’s armed with a much-talked-about new single, “Born This Way,” which is sure to be a highlight of her updated set list.
We’ve seen her Grammy performance and off-the-wall music video, and we’ve debated the song’s possibly purposeful aping of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” But how does it compare — in both effectiveness and cheesiness — to other self-empowerment anthems that have come before it? Read on.
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It’s hard to knock the National for milking their 2010 release High Violet for all it’s worth since the album is so damn good. The Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati band just released yet another video for the LP, this time up the track “Conversation 16” gets the short film treatment.
You can check out the video, which features Mad Men star John Slatterly and Kristen Schaal from the The Daily Show, below.
Warm Ghost, aka Paul Duncan, takes the lovely a capella harmonies of Mountain Man’s delicious folk pop tune “Play It Right” and coverts it into an infectious slab of electro pop. The warm synth washes add dimension and orchestral flourishes ala OMD that really take the song to a whole new level. Duncan has been busy of late, following the release of last year’s Claws Overhead EP, work on an upcoming full-length album with his musical partner in Warm Ghost Oliver Chapoy. The group has a number of upcoming SXSW appearances as well that you can check out after the jump.
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