“Civilization” by Justice, directed by Edouard Salier.
Dan Stiles is aPortland, Oregon based artist who creates art that is a visual combination of music and design. Over the past 15 years Stiles has collaborated with artists, labels, promoters, and major corporations to create identities, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. Best know for his poster Art, he’s worked with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Sigur Ros, Ted Leo, TV on The Radio, Dizze Rascal, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. He draws from a broad swath of influences including classic skateboard graphics, album covers, modern art, Japanese design, old comic books, and vintage packaging. Really striking stuff, check out his gallery.
I missed this the first time around. After checking some sites lately, seems as if Pacific! has made a lot of year end lists. So who are they? Have i heard them before?
There’s a good chance I’ve never heard Number One. If I had, I would have probably stopped everything I was doing and written the band name down on a cocktail napkin, then taped said napkin to my computer monitor as a reminder.
The band is a duo from Gothenburg, Sweden who spend their time mixing influences from France (Air, Daft Punk, Justice) to the sounds of The Beach Boys.
The song is in video form below (look for the mp3 at Turn That Shit Off). It song reminds me of an 80s workout video hosted by Brian Wilson. I do mean that as a compliment….
image and video both by St诨ane Manel
Its Saturday and I’m in the office. Granted, its not a ton of work I’ve gotta do, but its taking some time to get it done. Been listening to a catalog of songs that I represent and trying to see which ones sound close enough to JUSTICE, YYY’s, Interpol and Bloc Party.
I shouldn’t be complaining, it seems quite a lot better than this job.
Been taking breaks to clean out my Indie Music Filter e-mail (as well as update the mobile site). Remembered getting a track by Wildbirds and Peacedrums, a Swedish duo who forge spiritual pop, primal blues and ecstatic soul. Wildbirds and Peacedrums are charismatic singer Mariam Wallentin and drummer Andrea Werliin. I’ve got I Can Tell In His Eyes streaming right now from their myspace page.
Here I’ll give you Doubt/Hope. Just vocals, drums and hand claps. I can’t quite figure out who commands more, Mariam or the pounding drums. Consider this track slightly outside of what you’d normally expect to hear on this site, but moving and inspirational.
Vice and Rogers threw a party last night at the Great Hall in Toronto. Justice, that other hot French DJ duo, headlined. What a party. Free drinks, free sushi. I felt like I hadn’t left SXSW. Actually, I kind of wondered where they were serving bar-b-que.
Things sounded shaky near the beginning. One of the DJs kept complaining about the sound from the monitor mix while on stage, eventually getting to a point where he threatened to kill the show and walk off the stage. Turns out the DJs missed their sound check earlier that day and their tour manager approved the mix in their spot.
When I thought the night was going to end poorly, they figured out their technical problems and went along with the show. For those expecting all the songs off Cross, we were surprised with a mix of originals, electro-house standards and oldies.
I came across this while surfing today. Justice’s opener off Cross called Genesis, mashed up with the video for Thriller. I totally knew that song sounded like Thriller, works so well!