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Sufjan Stevens “Too Much” (music video)

22nd Nov 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

Sufjan Stevens made his network TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday 11/19 (), and now the release of the “official music video” for “Too Much” from The Age of Adz today…

It is the video that played behind his band during the recent tour (my photo from the Portland show above).  The video is as energetic and enigmatic as the Fallon performance.  I’m digging it.

~Dan – np:  MúmYesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is Ok 

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Regina Spektor / Placebo / Elliott Smith / Sean Lennon+

17th Mar 09 (Tue) Leave a comment

A trio of news plus one batch of retro coolness…

Regina Spektor‘s got a new one coming out called Far (out in June on Sire Records).  Read more over at Pitchfork (hey, I’m lazy and it’s busy season).

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(European date schemes are so… backwards)

Placebo‘s got a new one coming out in June as well… June 8th, that is.  It’s called Battle for the Sun Read more over at Placeboworld.

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Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, and Yoko Ono have some tracks on the premiere release from Chimera Music (their record label).  It’s got tracks from upcoming work by all of them… check it out at fina music downloads.

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Pitchfork has a 28+ minute 1998 documentary of Elliott Smith called Strange Parallels.  I have this on DVD-R from a tape trader a while ago, but it’s available to watch for free up on Pitchfork.  It’s quirky and fun – – a good look into Elliott right on the cusp of “super-stardom” (around/just after the Oscar nominee time).

~Dan – np: The Blood BrothersLove Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck

MBD “Tainted Love” and Streaming Concert

21st Nov 08 (Fri) Leave a comment

Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) is on a new covers compilation, Guilt By Association Vol 2.  Also on the compilation are Matt Pond PA and Kaki King (two other artists I like).  For the complete tracklist, go here.  MBD’s version of Soft Cell‘s “Tainted Love” is on the compilation, but also available HERE for FREE.  Yes, free as in “free.”

(photo by Fazimel)

Also, filed under “late to the dance”… MBD’s Seattle Triple Door concert on Wed the 19th was streaming over on Synclive.com.  Well, it’s no longer streaming (except in time-lapse continuum locales), but the entire hour and 58 minutes of Clare & the Reasons (opener) and My Brightest Diamond are archived.  Go here (click the Synclive picture below):

Tonight is MBD in Eugene… so… it’s gonna be an AWESOMELY heels-over-head* DAY!!! I’ll have pics and a review of the show posted by Sunday at the latest…

*– no puppies were harmed in this (I hope)

~Dan – np: J.C. Hutchins7th Son: Descent (audio book)

My Brightest Diamond doesn’t look down…

25th Oct 08 (Sat) Leave a comment

Well, actually she does look down…

First off, it may seem like I’m blogging like a fool the past few days… well, I apologize to fill your RSS feeder with so much blog kibble, but there’s a lot going on in the world of my favorite musics.

This blog goes specifically back to my second favorite Asthmatic Kitty artist My Brightest Diamond (Sufjan Stevens being my first favorite, but only by a banjo neck).  Shara Worden (the brightest diamond) plays on top of a rooftop with her string quartet OSSO.  It’s part of Pitchfork TV‘s Don’t Look Down series:

(Part 1 – click pic above)
Golden Star
Apples

(Part 2 – click pic above)
From the Top of the World
Black & Costaud

4 weeks until I get the chance to see MBD at WOW Hall in Eugene… woot!

~Dan – np: Fujiya & Miyagi on Seattle’s KEXP Live podcast

mini-REVIEW: Dominique Leone @ Cozmic Pizza (Eugene, OR – – 4/2/08)

3rd Apr 08 (Thu) Leave a comment
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