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Clips post 12/9/2011

I’ve been working, I just haven’t been updating this.

Photos: Florence + The Machine, Atlas Sound, And Yuksek At The Creators Project, NYC (American Songwriter)

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CMJ 2011 coverage

American Songwriter:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Full marathon photo gallery

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QRO:
Active Child at Puma Union Square
Yuksek at Cameo Gallery
We Are Scientists at Pianos
Fool’s Gold Records 4th Anniversary
+Day 4 recap
+Day 5 recap

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Photos: Friendly Fires and Theophilus London at Terminal 5 (QRO)

Music Diary Project Day 1

Every day this week, I’ll be chronicling what music I listen to for the Music Diary Project.

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Oberhofer 2/12/2011

I checked Twitter first thing this morning and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino had posted a new song, so I listened to that. Soon after that, I felt compelled to make a slightly delayed playlist for the first quarter of 2011, which ended up looking like this:

1. Cut Copy – Need You Now
2. Theophilus London – Why Even Try? (ft. Sara Quin)
3. Oberhofer – Away FRM U
4. The Kills – Satellite
5. Die Antwoord – Rich Bitch
6. Arveene & Misk – Love & Lust
7. MSTRKRFT – Beards Again
8. Childish Gambino – Freaks & Geeks
9. Chromeo – Hot Mess
10. Das Racist – Swate
11. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
12. Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High
13. Peter Bjorn and John – Breaker Breaker
14. Anna Calvi – Blackout
15. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

These tracks aren’t in the order of how much I like them, I just hastily threw together what I thought would sound the best. I know some of these are on albums that came out last year, but I’m going with single/song releases. A twelve track mix probably would have been better, but oh well. You can listen to all of the songs here.

For the rest of the day, I’ve been working on my review of the Kills’ new album Blood Pressures, which drops tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my full thoughts on it soon enough, but it’s definitely very different from their previous material. I did take a break at 6 to go see the Apache Relay perform at Grimey’s. They’re a great alt-country band from Nashville, and I highly recommend their new album that’s dropping next week.

Bonus picture of what I ate for lunch. Multigrain toast with cream cheese/pesto spread, smoked salmon, and poached egg.

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Top Eight Thursday: 27 January 2011

1. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Live from Montreal)
2. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
3. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
4. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
5. Theophilus London – Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
6. Kanye West – Get Em High (A-Trak remix)
7. Toro y Moi – Still Sound [VIDEO]
8. Yelle – Safari Disco Club

Listen here

Can’t stop the dance! I’m really looking forward to hearing more from Theophilus London now that he has a record deal. This collaboration with half of Tegan and Sara is an interesting preview. Also, I don’t know where Yelle has been hiding, but the full album had better be out soon.

Watch/Listen/Read + what I’ve been up to lately

Things I’ve done that I have neglected to talk about:
Saw Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, and Givers

Saw Mumford & Sons

Saw Die Antwoord

Saw MGMT

Saw Sufjan Stevens/had a religious experience

Saw the Black Angels and Black Mountain

Interviewed Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance

Regarding that last one, I would like to say that I do really respect My Chemical Romance for their integrity and intelligence, even though their music isn’t really my thing. I’ve matured immensely in seriously considering the way I approach different artists, and I hold Gerard Way in the same esteem that I have for any other creative person who is serious about a variety of different pursuits.

Onward…

WATCH
The Go! Team return with “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.”

Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas”

LISTEN
Nitsuh Abebe, Jason Fine, and Ann Powers talk the year’s Best Music Writing

Cut Copy – “Take Me Over”
Cut Copy – “Take Me Over” (Radio Edit) Premiere by modularpeople

Robyn – “Indestructible (A-Trak remix)”
Indestructible (A-Trak radio edit) by robyn

Chromeo – “Hot Mess (featuring La Roux)”
Chromeo – Hot Mess Featuring Elly Jackson by Chromeo

READ
Intelligence: A Turn-off in Pop Music?

Watch/Listen/Read: Chromeo, Das Racist, Theophilus London, and more

Watch

Chromeo’s latest video for “Hot Mess.” Extended version of the song featuring La Roux to come.

Das Racist on Our Show with Elliot Aronow. You know you want to see a bunch of presumably drunk dudes talk about the Illuminati and Kindles.

Listen

Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas” ft. Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) and Solange Knowles (free download at source)

Read

Check out Anand Wilder of Yeasayer’s open letter to Kanye West.

If you haven’t already read it, Nitsuh Abebe said everything I wanted to say about Kings of Leon, but couldn’t articulate nearly as well.