Basement Jaxx reveals their new video for the song “Scars” from the album of the same name. With a rosebush like the plague, Basement Jaxx collaborated with Dutch Artist Jan Van Nuenen to make the video. “Scars” gushes with herbaceous fury circa 1989’s Biollante from Godzilla vs. Biollante (and yes, I did just make a Godzilla reference).
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Last week Kraftwerk released a remastered discography of some of their most inspired albums: Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix, and Tour de France. Beginning in the early ‘70s, Kraftwerk engineered addictive melodies and industrial beats that helped shape the sound of many relevant electronic acts today, including New Order and Hot Chip. Watch a live performance of “Computer Love” from 1981, a song that captures the melancholy of their aural tectonics.
Phoenix, continuing to make the late night rounds, performed “Girlfriend” off their current record, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last Friday.
The drumbeat on “The Sweetest Thing”, from My Maudlin Career and not a U2 cover, is that one poppy rhythm that activates some latent dopamine receptors in 80% of people and is highly conducive to hand clapping. The video strikes a nice balance between saccharine and wistful. Watch for the guy in the Lemmy costume.
Twenty one years ago this week: Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, which has come to be regarded as one of the best records of the ‘80s. Click through for more videos from this classic album.
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