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Video of the Moment #1253: The xx

 
By on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Bohemians of cool the xx have just released something very interesting: a promo video for a self (Jamie xx) remix of their song ‘Sunset’. (The original appears on their current album ‘Coexist’.) It just so happens that the dancer in the video has a “X” emblazoned on the breast of her jacket, right? Watch it below.

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Live Gig Video: Milo Greene play ‘Son, My Son’ for In the Open

 
By on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

Californian band Milo Greene recently did this session for In the Open, performing ‘Son, My Son’ from their 2012 self-titled debut album. It looks like they’re doing this in a forest or on a farm (?), real troopers they are. Watch it below.

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Single Review: We Are Scientists – Something About You

 
By on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

We Are Scientists Something About You single coverThere were always two things about We Are Scientists‘ Chris Cain and Keith Murray we could always count on: 1) they would make us laugh with their jokes and 2) their brand indie rock – with incredible hooks and hard-hitting lyrics – would burrow itself like tapeworms into our collective minds. We’ve just received word that they have just signed to 100% Records, who also look after OMD, and I don’t think it’s a commentary on the label itself, but the lack of punchiness of forthcoming single ‘Something About You’, written and recorded earlier this year in the band’s home environs of New York, may be cause for alarm.

#1 of 2 on that previous list is covered by what lead singer Murray had to say about the release: “I guess ‘charity single’ is the wrong word for this, since none of the money generated will go to a good cause. But in the sense that we did this because we knew some of the fans desperately, desperately needed it — in that sense, yeah, it’s a charity single.” Ha! However, what about #2? While I’m not expecting the band most famous for the reckless ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’ and the great madness of ‘The Great Escape’ to always stay in that one place, the lacklustre chorus of this new song (a repeated “something about you-ou”) is disappointing. Murray’s voice also sounds more honeyed, more stars in the eyes and less overtly fun, if that makes sense. The melody, which is pleasant enough, sounds like it could have come from any other indie band, and us WAS fans have come to expect Cain and Murray to bring us immediate, catchy songs with witty, rapid-fire lyrics.

Lyrically, this delivery style actually makes sense in the context, and I appreciate the interesting word choices in this love song that isn’t really a love song. the first verse talks about “what’s the problem” about a “sinking ship” (doomed relationship I’m assuming). Then in the second, Murray quips about lust: “you’ll get your hands on everything you want / so what’s the rush, you know it’s coming / it might odd to put your finger on / once we’ve touched, it’s all or nothing”. (Hmm. Is the “odd”ness possible sexual confusion?) The third verse’s “you’d say I’d get it if I wait it out / eventually, there’s always something” sounds like sexual frustration. Wait, what? Is she being a tease now? And then the song ends. No resolution.

And maybe that’s the point?

6/10

‘Something About You’, the next release and stand-alone single from We Are Scientists, will be released on 16 July on 7″ and digital formats; the release comes with another A-side, ‘Let Me Win’.

 

MP3 of the Day (and more!) #767: Little Boots

 
By on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 10:00 am
 

It’s Friday, so we’re giving you an extra special MP3 of the Day and more. Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, is giving away her track ‘All For You’, appearing on her current album ‘Nocturnes’. She’s also released this special acoustic version of ‘All For You’, filmed at London’s Union Chapel, whose amazing acoustics make her vocals soar. Grab the song in exchange for your email and watch the spellbinding live performance of vocals and piano below.

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Video of the Moment #1252: The Thespians

 
By on Thursday, 11th July 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

The Thespians from Liverpool were a nice live discovery at this year’s Liverpool Sound City. The Merseyside band have that right amount of growly yet melodic garage rock-type swagger that harks back to the days of the Libertines, as evidenced by their new promo video for ‘Adored’, their next single out on the 19th of August. And…really nice male/female harmonies! Yes! Watch it below.

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Live Gig Video: Electronic briefly reunite to perform ‘Getting Away With It’ at Live at Jodrell Bank 2013

 
By on Thursday, 11th July 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

While us New Order and Smiths fans will be waiting forever for original line-up reunions that will never happen, over the weekend Bernard Sumner made a guest appearance at the Live at Jodrell Bank festival just outside Manchester (naturally) during his former Electronic collaborator Johnny Marr‘s set. Humorously, at the start of the video, Marr looks down at his watch, as if wondering, “where the hell is Bernie?” Watch it below.

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