Last year, I spent the coldest winter in Philadelphia’s recorded history waiting for my dog to do her business somewhere on the thick layers of snow while tuning in to the Hotflush UK Youtube channel on my iPhone. Later on, the fantastic ambient dubstep label dropped pivotal albums by Mount Kimbie and Scuba. January 2011 looks off to a good start with new signee Sepalcure’s Fleur EP. As this video promises, it’s going to be another winter wonderland.
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The pop-electro, hip-hop group Electrolightz is excited to make a name for themselves after having independent success. Previously, lead singer Rami Dearest, who is the son of violin virtuoso Itzhak Pearlman, fronted the band Something for Rockets. They were featured on the MTV show You Hear It First as well as getting consistant airplay on college radio stations. Electrolightz has toured with A-Trak, Steve Aioki, Talib Quaili, Chemical Brothers, and more. Their remix of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” also landed on the Gaga’s remix album. Check out their video for their original song “The Future”.
This is probably one of the funniest things I’ve seen all year. Interesting that I never noticed until now the uncanny resemblance between the Russian Prime Minister and Phil Collins. I think it may be the first time I’ve seen Vladimir Putin smile too.
Conor Oberst has finally decided to resurrect his main band Bright Eyes after taking a more than two year break from the project to concentrate on his other groups Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band and Monsters of Folk. Bright Eyes announced yesterday that they will be playing several shows across North America’s East Coast in March and a gig at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall in June. The tour will be in support of the band’s new album The People’s Key, which is set to be released by Saddle Creek on February 15 in the U.S. and February 14 in the UK. Superchunk and Wild Flag have been named as the openers for the New York City shows. The dates are listed below…
While promoting their new album on tour, the Get Up Kids have released a new track off said album. “Pararelevent” off of There Are Rules is now available as a free MP3. The full album will be available on January 25th.
The Get Up Kids have also announced the dates for the second leg of their tour. The new dates start on January 23rd in Orlando, Florida and end on March 13th in Lawrence, Kansas. Supporting the kids on tour will be Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz.