David Lynch, the cult director of surrealist and incisive films such as Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and, alas, Inland Empire, has released a synth-heavy song, “Good Day Today”. Furthermore, if you’ve seen any of his demanding films, you will, no doubt, notice the profound importance of sound and music present in them. Lynch is also set to release an album, and this song is apparently its first single. It’s not a strange world.
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Yes, World, there is a Santa Claus, and this year, he can bring you an expanded version of Ride’s classic debut album Nowhere! Out on December 21, the anniversary edition adds the Today Forever EP to the original record, while also adding a second disc of live material from 1991. Ride’s music has always seemed to go well with cold gray March days, but I suppose winter is an appropriate time for this release, what with all the snow and polar bears.
Synchronized interpretive dance anyone? The new Miles Crawford-directed video for “DNA”, off the self-titled debut releasing 22 February 2011 from indie rocker Darwin Deez, has plenty to offer. Conceptually, the central couple in the video each represent a strand in the metaphorical double-helix of love. They dance, swim together, roll in the grass, do everything you’d expect a happy, young urban couple to do. The true direction of the video, however, only becomes clear when listening to the lyrics. Given the song’s bounciness, you might rather just give yourself over to the beat. But then that wouldn’t make you that much different than the song’s protagonist.
So many different things happened in the world of music this year that instead of making a limited “best-of” list, it’s better to take a look at things one month at a time. Just as we previously highlighted January 2010’s happenings, here is a look at the next month in music history.
Superbowl XLIV‘s half-time show is helmed by the Who. The National Anthem was performed by Carrie Underwood, marking the third straight year that a former American Idol contestant received the honor.
The music video for “Rad Anthem”—the debut single from new electronica group Rad Omen (which features, strangely enough, Peter Dante of Every Adam Sandler Movie Ever Made-fame)—has been making the viral rounds all year long. And for those who’ve ever wanted to experience life in the fast(food) lane, it’s pretty much the best video ever. Just trust me on this one. Enjoy.