Posts Tagged ‘Television’

August 31, 2015
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If you’re fond of florid electronic music of the most effervescent, bubbly type, then you might be a fan of 2ToneDisco, just like me! The production duo from Arizona recently dropped a dizzying burst of sonic resplendence named Television. Imagine watching the tube and swapping channels like mad, colors flashing, noises chopping in and out, images flickering in rapid succession. 2ToneDisco captures that on Television, by frenetically intermingling nu-disco, future bass, chiptune, and Jersey Club. Within all that is some of the most deliciously pumping horns. Television is a sugary dose of exhilarating caffeine that bounces with an exuberant dose of non-stop animation. I almost want to turn on my TV and start mashing buttons as I listen to the track. Television is a free download, here.

December 24, 2013
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I immediately liked what I was hearing when I hit the play button on Swedish artist Emil Heró’s music. I also felt that the vocals were extremely familiar. It all made sense once I realized that Emil Heró is also the vocalist and bassist for Swedish indie pop band Urban Cone, whom I’ve featured on here plenty of times and caught live this past year. Turns out, the fella is doing some excellent solo electronic pop work. Just listen to dance pop and electro house heavy Television, his first original track and one that he says was inspired by an Andy Warhol quote. If Urban Cone and Justice made a love baby, this might be it. The scintillating tune is off Emil Heró’s debut EP 1992, out last month. For another taste of his solo work, check out the recent video for Love below. It’s another excellent song off the EP filled with catchy vocals and synthy production.

December 24, 2013
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I immediately liked what I was hearing when I hit the play button on Swedish artist Emil Heró’s music. I also felt that the vocals were extremely familiar. It all made sense once I realized that Emil Heró is also the vocalist and bassist for Swedish indie pop band Urban Cone, whom I’ve featured on here plenty of times and caught live this past year. Turns out, the fella is doing some excellent solo electronic pop work. Just listen to dance pop and electro house heavy Television, his first original track and one that he says was inspired by an Andy Warhol quote. If Urban Cone and Justice made a love baby, this might be it. The scintillating tune is off Emil Heró’s debut EP 1992, out last month. For another taste of his solo work, check out the recent video for Love below. It’s another excellent song off the EP filled with catchy vocals and synthy production.

Jimmy Eat World covered Taylor Swift!

July 24, 2013

Well, it’s no big surprise for those of you who have already caught Jimmy Eat World on tour, as JEW has been covering Taylor Swift’s We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together live at their shows. But this is the first time an HQ version has been recorded, thanks to their stint on Conan. If there’s anyone who fits covering angst ridden Swift music (and adding a dash more alt rock to it), it’s JEW. Seriously. If Taylor Swift ever decides to retire her lucrative performance and recording career, she should write some music with JEW. 

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Jimmy Eat World covered Taylor Swift!

July 24, 2013

Well, it’s no big surprise for those of you who have already caught Jimmy Eat World on tour, as JEW has been covering Taylor Swift’s We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together live at their shows. But this is the first time an HQ version has been recorded, thanks to their stint on Conan. If there’s anyone who fits covering angst ridden Swift music (and adding a dash more alt rock to it), it’s JEW. Seriously. If Taylor Swift ever decides to retire her lucrative performance and recording career, she should write some music with JEW. 

http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/55036

Wilco covered Get Lucky (AND A LOT MORE)

June 24, 2013

Chicago rock veterans Wilco played a set at Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts, and they decided to do some thing kind of crazy cool. They played a covers set filled with 27 classic and new tunes. There’s a full set up on NYCTaper but their service seems to be temporarily down, so in the meantime, let’s just tune into this fan video of PART of the set. Which part? Wilco’s cool spot on cover of the ubiquitous Get Lucky. This looks like it was LOADS of fun. 

Here’s a list of all the covers they went through during this gig. Amazing. I want to hear it all:

The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) (And Your Bird Can Sing was … more)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

While we’re waiting for the full set to become available, here’s the rocking Marquee Moon (Television) cover, an 11+ minute jam.

Wilco covered Get Lucky (AND A LOT MORE)

June 24, 2013

Chicago rock veterans Wilco played a set at Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts, and they decided to do some thing kind of crazy cool. They played a covers set filled with 27 classic and new tunes. There’s a full set up on NYCTaper but their service seems to be temporarily down, so in the meantime, let’s just tune into this fan video of PART of the set. Which part? Wilco’s cool spot on cover of the ubiquitous Get Lucky. This looks like it was LOADS of fun. 

Here’s a list of all the covers they went through during this gig. Amazing. I want to hear it all:

The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) (And Your Bird Can Sing was … more)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

While we’re waiting for the full set to become available, here’s the rocking Marquee Moon (Television) cover, an 11+ minute jam.

OFFICIAL VID: Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love

January 31, 2013

I have Ra Ra Riot’s new album Beta Love sitting next to me in shrink wrap and can’t wait to finally get around to unwrapping the disc and popping it in. The dance poppy title track from the album is infectious and fun. Its new video brings back footage from the 1980s television show Dance Party. That’s pretty freaking cool. It’s a local San Francisco Bay Area show. I can’t say I really watched it while a child, but I do remember it being on TV. 

OFFICIAL VID: Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love

January 31, 2013

I have Ra Ra Riot’s new album Beta Love sitting next to me in shrink wrap and can’t wait to finally get around to unwrapping the disc and popping it in. The dance poppy title track from the album is infectious and fun. Its new video brings back footage from the 1980s television show Dance Party. That’s pretty freaking cool. It’s a local San Francisco Bay Area show. I can’t say I really watched it while a child, but I do remember it being on TV. 

November 21, 2012
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ZOMG. The National. And Boardwalk Empire. Combined. I just died. I love that show. It’s one of the most well made, intelligent shows on television right now. And The National recorded a cover of an old 1920’s song titled I’ll See You In My Dreams for the show. WHAT? WHAT WHAT? YES! Reblogging the deets below. 

fuckyeahthenational:

NEW SONG
The National | I’ll See You In My Dreams (Cover) | Boardwalk Empire

The HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, has been delivering popular songs from the 1920’s covered by modern artists for almost 3 seasons.

The long list includes the likes of Regina Spektor and St. Vincent. And now, The National has contributed their talents! 

The song plays during the end credits of Season 3, Episode 10, titled “A Man, a Plan…”.

“I’ll See You In My Dreams” was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was originally released in 1924 and recorded by Isham Jones and The Ray Miller Orchestra. (Wikipedia)