February 25, 2008
Mixtape: I've given all I can
Rather than post a pic of the new Madonna, I thought I'd post the first image I liked of her. I had a foldout 7" Borderline single with that photo and I put it in my locker in 7th grade. Borderline b/w Think Of Me.
Still no new Duran Duran single in sight. I keep checking their website. I will be suprised if their label gives up so early.
Death Cab for Cutie has a new CD called Narrow Stairs, out on May 13. What happened to The Postal Service album? Booyoudeathcabwhores. The new single is called I Will Possess Your Heart. If you don't know Death Cab, try 2 songs: Transatlanticism and Marching Bands Of Manhattan. There must be a plane of existence where this band is as big as U2... they are a f*ck of a lot better than Coldplay.
I still love the Design Scene blog. He recently put up a link to the wicked Stevein Klein Studio site. I do wish Madgedonna would move on from Mr. Klein though.
Sam Sparro: There's been some tiresome reaction to him on PopJustice that I find deeply disappointing. If it isn't anti-gay, it's gay obsessed. Like this pearl: "Good HEAVENS did they dehomosexualize him for the new video. I am impressed." Yes, the first video was tacky tacky, but that wasn't anything to do with the artist's sexuality. Another poster called him a "vile queen". To quote Morrissey (ironically), the world is full of crashing bores.
In BritPop News:
Captain's new album is called Distraction and is due out in the summer (date TBA). The first single is not the tepid Animal, but (say the band) "the rather wonderful and obscenely catchy" Keep An Open Mind, out on April 14.
NME has some covers CD coming out which includes the Manic Street Preachers doing Umbrella. Dangerous move, boys.
Supergrass has a new album called, pleasingly, Diamond Hoo Ha - check out Obscure Sound's write-up of the band. My favorite Supergrass tunes are Alright, Moving (epic!), Kiss Of Life and Low C. Of the new tunes I've heard, I quite like When I Needed You, which is available at the link above.
Quiz: Does anyone know the strange, complex connection between Supergrass and the Rossdale/Stefanis?
Did you hear that Mutya Buena was dropped from her label? No crying, chavs'n'cholas, pencilbrow deserved it. Never has there been a more disastrous solo album from someone so talented.
That new song Century by The Long Blondes is shockingly bad. I downloaded it after reading all this great stuff and the vocals are painful.
Barack. Barack. Barack. Barack!