Best Music Video?

May 28, 2009

Ok, not ‘of all time’ but this new video from Yeah Yeah Yeahs is pretty close to perfection: a dancing werewolf in homage to Michael Jackson, decapitation, and red glitter. (Oh, and a bitchin’ song.) BRILLIANT.

“Where The Wild Things Are” Trailer Premieres

March 25, 2009

Dave Eggers (author of “A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius”) and Spike Jonze (director of “Adaptation” and “Being John Malkovich”) have adapted Maurice Sendak‘s beloved childhood classic, “Where The Wild Things Are” for a live-action film to be released on October 16, 2009; Jonze also directs. God, I loved this book as a kid.

The first trailer debuted today:

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(Watch it in HD at Apple.)

Trivia #1: The song featured in the trailer is, of course, Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up.”

Trivia #2: Interestingly, the credits state that music is by Karen O, of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Trivia #3: Eggers also co-wrote the upcoming film, “Away We Go.”

Trivia #4: 80-year-old Sendak was recently in the news for coming out of the closet after living with his partner, now deceased, for 50 years. He never told his parents: “All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.”

Bonus Tracks: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”

March 15, 2009

yeah-yeah-yeahs-its-blitzTwo especially strong bonus tracks from last week’s release from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs:

Faces (Bonus Track)

Clap Song (iTunes Pre-Order Bonus Track)


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New Music Tuesday: Kelly Clarkson & Yeah Yeah Yeahs

March 10, 2009
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Two big releases today: Kelly Clarkson‘s fourth (!) LP “All I Ever Wanted,” and NY-based Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘s third LP, “It’s Blitz.” (Aside: can the Yeah Yeah Yeahs please tell Kelly how to properly do album art?! That cover is awful.)

I stated before that I was pleasantly surprised by Kelly‘s latest album and I think these are two of my favorite tracks:

Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Let Me Stop You

Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted

I haven’t been a fan of (the?) Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the past but I thought I would give these two tracks a try when I came upon them. “Heads Will Roll” doesn’t really do it for me although it’s been described as “begging for remixes,” so perhaps it will appeal to me more after it’s been tweaked. “Runaway,” however, is quickly making me a fan of the band.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Runaway