It seems as though the annual Coachella festival will be staying put in it’s home in Indio for now, but that doesn’t mean the Empire Polo Field is the only place to catch some of that Coachella magic. Organizers Goldenvoice have announced SS Coachella, a pair of multi-day cruises taking place this December that will feature line-ups including headliners Pulp, along with Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set), Simian Mobile Disco over a dozen more acts performing on the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 21st, starting at $750 per person (not including travel cost). Check the full SS Coachella line-up after the jump.
I was first put on to Swedish based musician/producer Hortlax Cobra with his track Berlin. I had meant to release this review weeks ago, but in the schedule to complete two different film projects, as well as a multitude of other things, the review was held back in queue. Without further ado, here is my review of Hortlax Cobra – Night Shift (with super cool annotations and a streamy treat from the album.)>
Swedish based musician/producer/percussionist extraordinaire, John Eriksson, best known for his work with Peter Bjorn & John, has brought to the surface his alter ego, Hortlax Cobra. Named after a locality in his mother country, Eriksson is next in a line of talented musicians to spring from the cloth of an …
The LCD Soundsystem documentary opens with the quote, “If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever.”
While it’s a great metaphor for their final show at Madison Square Garden, don’t go into the film expecting a procession of nostalgia. Anchored around live footage and supplemented by a heady Chuck Klosterman interview, brief windows into Murphy’s daily routine, and behind-the-scenes set-up/tear-down of the Garden, the most poignant feature of SUAPTH is that it refuses to dwell on the past.
Today marks the release of the official video for the Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 collaboration, “DoYaThing” for Converse. And like so many other things Gorillaz-related, it doesn’t get really good until Jamie Hewlett gets involved. The clip depicts a CGI rendition of 2-D roaming a trashed house shared by some of his cartoon cohorts. But it’s hardly worth describing the nonsensical nature of the clip. Just watch and enjoy.
First rule of the internet—all previews, clips and snippets must be followed with the full version of a song. So here is “DoYaThing,” the collaboration between Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy done for Converse’s Three Artists series. Is the song good (does anyone ask that anymore?)? It’s no one’s finest work, and definitely not the sum of it’s parts, surprising if only because Gorillaz has a history of excellent collaborations. But we still like to hear Andre on the mic again, especially with the double-time/half-time tempo.
So that’s it, right? More marketing-driven musical mediocrity gone past? Not so fast. There’s still a music video coming Feb 29, along with an extended mega-version. So, ya know, the video will probably be clever.