It’s Wednesday, the sky is blue and yesterday I found my mom’s Twitter
account, which is still making me cry from laughter as I think about it
today. There aren’t many tweets but they are all gems. One of my
favorites: “Just say NO to no talents getting reality tv shows.” The
rest of her tweets are either questions or responses directed at no one
in particular. Pretty awesome. Speaking of awesome, let’s get to the
Under: Hyper-sexual, hyper-aware electropop R&B From: Sweden For Fans of: Robyn, Lana Del
Rey, Rihanna (more “Shut Up And Drive” than “Te Amo”),
style="font-style: italic;">Heathers, old medical drawings, Bat
for Lashes (more in aesthetics than sound from what I hear so far),
style="font-style: italic;">Un Chien Andalou, Kelis, taking
artistic pictures of yourself with makeup smeared across your face for
affect, “Annabel Lee.”
Bonus: I am obsessed with her
song “Who’s Gonna Love Me” and the
href="http://youtu.be/5s1WUUnb2kQ" target="_blank">accompanying video she and her boyfriend shot and edited in her apartment. Both the song and the video have a devastatingly beautiful ugliness to them I just hope the rest of the album is even close to being as catchy.
Under: Trip-hop, electronic, experimental From: Minneapolis, MN For Fans of: Massive Attack,
Moby, Tricky, Portishead, Everything But The Girl, most shows on The Discovery Channel, Adobe design
products, Etsy and/or DeviantArt, Malcolm Gladwell novels, the
aquarium, film school, Holly Miranda. Bonus: The band has their debut
album, Give You The Ghost,
coming out on Valentine’s Day, so give it to someone you love. Also,
they’re giving away a free download of their song, “Lay Your Cards Out”
(ft. Mike Noyce of Bon Iver) over at
File Under: Music for the
world-traveling hip-hop head From: Chile For Fans of: M.I.A., Quitzow, Dresden
Dolls, Gogol Bordello, Crystal Waters, fire dancing,
style="font-style: italic;">My Strange Addiction, any ethnic
foods you eat with your hands, buying beans in bulk and soaking
them yourself, intricate jewelry, Bitch & Animal, Kinnie Starr.
Bonus: Kali is the elderly alter ego of the beautiful Chilean
telenovela star, Celine Reymond.
You know what they say, everybody loves Reymond.
Under: A trifecta of melodic pop beauty that I’ve been meaning
to write about for months now From: Australia For Fans of: the three
wonderful musicians who made the magic happen (
style="font-weight: bold;">Sarah Blasko,
style="font-weight: bold;">Holly Throsby &
style="font-weight: bold;">Sally Seltmann), Fleetwood Mac mixed
with Brandi Carlile, Anna Ternheim, Ane Brun, cute flats (the shoes),
extracurricular activities with friends that don’t involve sports, a
glass of nice wine, Great
style="font-style: italic;">Expectations, movies starring Susan
Sarandon, moleskin notebooks.
Bonus: Unfortunately the girls
don’t have any set plans for touring together, nor do they have plans
for writing another album. I guess the bonus here is that this first
project came together pretty randomly, so it would make sense that
these three will end up making music with each other again. Also, I
want to mention that one of you sweet readers told me about this
project a very long time ago. Thank you so much for the introduction
and I’m so sorry it took me this long to finally write about them!
That’s it for this week but until next time, feel free to follow me on
href="http://twitter.com/chubbyjones" target="_blank">Twitter, add
me as a friend on
target="_blank">Facebook or click your heels three times and tell
the wizard “There’s no place like homo,” and there’s a chance you’ll
end up on my couch watching Jeopardy with me.