a few bon mots

Delilah “Shades of Grey”

Listening to Delilah’s debut album From the Roots Up this morning.

Rudi Zygadlo - Melpomene (Planet Mu - 2012)

NYC’s The Deli Magazine stopped by The Well-Informed’s EP Release show at The Rockshop last week. Beatles comparison, yes please! Check out “Everybody Knows” and the Deli’s thoughts on The Well-Informed here.

NYC’s The Deli Magazine stopped by The Well-Informed’s EP Release show at The Rockshop last week. Beatles comparison, yes please! Check out “Everybody Knows” and the Deli’s thoughts on The Well-Informed here.

The Well-Informed were featured on Yes Yes Ya’ll - take a listen to “Daddy’s Dime” and enjoy the cuban missile make-out pop. Be sure to peruse the site for more great artists!

The Well-Informed were featured on Yes Yes Ya’ll - take a listen to “Daddy’s Dime” and enjoy the cuban missile make-out pop. Be sure to peruse the site for more great artists!

Saul Ashby “Debutantes”

Check out Londoner Saul Ashby’s debut single released by Fly 2 Records, the recently resurrected label responsible for being the home of T. Rex in the ’70s. The single will be released on vinyl (YES) this Spring, and Ashby has some tour dates scheduled in the UK as well.

"Debutantes" has echoes of Jamie T, but more so like farther-flung alt icons Elvis Costello and Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins. It’s a reckless manifesto of living in the moment.

Beach House “Myth”

Today feels like the start of Spring, thanks to the not freezing weather and some melancholy sunshine courtsey of Beach House. I’ve been hoping the new material would be great, and this song does not disappoint! 

The Dø “Dust It Off”

This was filmed for the site Le-Hiboo, based in Paris. The unscripted nature of putting musicians anywhere but the stage, in this case an aquarium, always lends something special and revealing to the performance.

Here’s one with Camille. Just natural reverb and hand claps as accompaniment in an empty room, including one wall squiggle. 

If TV was still like this, I would watch it.

Trentemøller - The Mash And The Fury
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El Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Pedro Alomodovar’s latest film stars Antonio Banderas as Dr. Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon. Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, he is consumed with cultivating a skin that is an impervious shield, which could have saved his wife’s life.

By the halfway mark, you will be looking at the characters through a completely different scope. Everything is twisted and unpredictable in an Almodovar film!

I felt in love with the song playing during the trailer, and have been listening to the Danish artist Trentemøller ever since. Check out the first track from Into The Great Wide Yonder, the deliciously dark and brooding “The Mash And The Fury”.

Lana Del Ray - Video Games
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Lana Del Ray describes herself as a gangsta Nancy Sinatra who wants her music to be the sonic equivalent of a Vincent Gallo film (ok, I’m listening).

Her voice is unique - she has a sulky jazz timbre somewhere between Fiona Apple and Cat Power.

You can check out the mouthy chanteuse’s video for “Kinda Outta Luck”, which has a sexy ‘60’s-esque feel here, and “Diet Mtn Dew”, already the subject of a few ok remixes here.