When ON AN ON hit the road in September for headline dates throughout the US, they do so with a limited edition cassette release. The cassette features the Minneapolis/Chicago trio covering Hot Chip’s “Boy From School” and a stunning re-interpretation of Bjork’s “Unison” (below). If you’re past cassettes though, grab it digitally on August 20th.
Bjork‘s Voltaic is in stores now via Nonesuch Records in the U.S. (One Little Indian in the UK, and Universal worldwide.) The Voltaic DVD contains highlights of Bj/strong>s visually dazzling Volta tour, full of on-your-feet moments, lmed in Paris and Reykjavik. Deluxe editions of Voltaic also include a CD of remixes of Volta album tracks by such fellow travelers as Spank Rock, Simian Mobile Disco, Ratatat and Modeselektor, plus a DVD of Volta video clips, including Michel Gondrys take on Declare Independence, set in a drab factory, that manages to reach a colorful, hopeful conclusion a revolution meant to be televised.
This is the video for Lykke Li‘s song Little Bit. I remember seeing this a couple weeks ago but it didn’t stick right away. I probably came out of the video thinking that she was cute, sounded cuter, and had the lips that rich women die for. It was a reminder from her publicity company saying she was currently on the road and coming to Toronto this Sunday that got my attention again.
She’s a 22 year old songwriter from Sweden who is currently touring to support her North American release of a four-song EP (Little Bit). Later on this year, we’ll expect to hear the full length (Youth Novels). The songs were produced by Bjorn Yttling of P,B&J and seem to capture a flourishes from a diverse world in cute pop music. For fans of Feist, Robyn and Bjork, she’s breathy, addictive and an interesting listen.
Check out Dance Dance Dance. Catch her Sunday night (May 11th) with El Perro Del Mar at The Mod Club. More tour dates on her myspace.
From the top of my head…..
-some festivals are really about standing in lines…. waiting to just stand in other lines…
-there is such thing as a $3.50 bottle of water and a $6.00 can of budweiser
–MIA is sexy
–Bjork is phenomenal. Highlight of the saturday performances. As well, each of her songs are 80% accessible, 20% wtf?
-I’ve finally warmed up to Interpol‘s newest release Our Love To Admire and all I needed was to see them play all the new stuff live. There’s something about Pioneer To The Falls, love that track.
Get it here or check out this orchestral version here.
Has anyone had a dream where you are riding around on your dirtbike being followed by figures with animal heads?? This is what it feels like. Check out the video for What’s A Girl To Do by Bats for Lashes.
Bat for Lashes is the stage name for Natasha Khan, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who currently resides in Brighton (UK). She put out her first full length record (Fur and Gold) with Echo Records in Sept of last year. (I’ve yet to hear all of it, but looking forward to). Expect memories of 70’s film soundtracks and a David Lynchian vision of suburbia in her writing. For fans of Bjork, Cat Power, Kate Bush. Maybe you might have some luck looking here for a couple of her songs.