Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Vegan Nerds Are Sexual Beings

So I'm kind of going a bit antisocial and hermetic, and to propogate the stereotype of nerdish social retards as Anticon's main fanbase (and vice versa), here's a few of some of their tunes keeping me company while everyone else is asleep ...

The Candle - Deep Puddle Dynamics (The Taste Of Rain ... Why Kneel?, 1998)
A classic hip hop tune from just about a decade ago, featuring Slug, Alias, Doseone and Sole rhyming over a solid piano-led Jel concoction... an appropriate reminder of the fact that Anticon was a hip-hop label first and foremost.

A Blindness Falls - Telephone Jim Jesus (A Point Too Far To Astronaut, 2004)
A brief snippet of spritely acoustic guitar and stream of consciousness vocals... a common structure for songs by the Anticon crew, and an almost invariably interestion one.

The Hollows - Why? (The Hollows EP, 2007)
A sinister indie rock anthem, which seems to be the direction Joni "Why?" Wolf is fully committed too at this stage, and one of my favourite songs of last year. Dense metaphor- and image-heavy lyrics, clever progressions and the inimitable delivery of the lead singer make this a tune which fittingly accompanies anything from a walk through the city to a late night vigil over the net.

So there you go. Enjoy em now. Get the albums.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Top Vids of Ought 7, Rethought

OK, ignore the New Years Eve Post, it was hastily and shoddily assembled and left out a few things from ages ago that I presumed were released in 06 ... Here's a more definitive list of videos, revamped and reordered ...

1 Justice - D.A.N.C.E.

2 Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction

3 Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die

4 Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?

5 Feist - 1 2 3 4

6 Low - Breaker

7 Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It

8 Nathan Fake - You Are Here

9 The Shins - Phantom Limb

10 The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance

11 Andrew Bird - Imitosis

12 El-P - Flyentology

13 The Go! Team - Grip Like A Vice

14 Battles - Tonto

15 Digitalism - Idealistic

16 LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum

17 Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin'

18 Busdriver - Sun Showers

18 Kevin Drew - Backed Out On The

19 Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica

20 Modest Mouse - Dashboard

21 Arcade Fire - No Cars Go