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Editor’s Pick #112: Silk Flowers

Silk FlowersSilk Flowers: a Google search yields florist contact info, but don’t give up — these New York boys are here to stay. They mix deep, brooding vocals with angular-yet-danceable electronic beats. Better yet, they’re on Post Present Medium, the record label run by Dean Spunt of No Age. Download their song “Flash of Light” right here.

 

 

Further Reading:

Silk Flowers Blog

No Age Blog [highly recommended]

[photo credit [thanks bros]]

-Alison Baitz, Editor-in-Chief



Editor’s Pick #93: Lily Allen is alright with me
March 26, 2009, 6:01 pm
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I was pretty indifferent to Lily Allen until this video came on VH1 late at night. It’s catchy [esp. the chorus] and the pastel/candy-colored video doesn’t hurt the cause.

-Alison Baitz, Editor-in-Chief



New YYYs!
March 26, 2009, 5:57 pm
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“Zero” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.



Editor’s Pick #89: Childhood R&B
March 23, 2009, 1:52 am
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I can’t get enough of this song. “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige was released in 1992. Panda Bear also likes Mary; I can’t blame him.

-Alison Baitz, Editor-in-Chief

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Editor’s Pick #82: Family Fodder
March 5, 2009, 7:51 pm
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I refuse to ever neglect an act from the 80s. Family Fodder is no different. I found them while looking around on Last.fm, and now I can’t stop listening. Some of their songs are moody and reminiscent of one of my other favorites, Broadcast. But most of FF’s songs are upbeat and quirky, sort of like Deerhoof, but less artsy and with an adorable French singer who’s still working on her English. Above is a video someone made to go along with their song “Debbie Harry,” which is all about the New Waver’s apparent same sex tendencies. Never has the promise/threat to have someone’s babies sounded so endearing.

-Alison Baitz, Editor-in-Chief

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Editor’s Pick #66: Christian Bale Freaks Out
February 20, 2009, 2:21 pm
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I guess Christian Bale has something of a short temper, eh? First there was some sort of altercation with his mom and sis, and now he’s freaking out on cinematographers for doing their job. The latter is actually hilarious, and has inspired a certain remix maker to make a hit single. Check out this vid and just try to stop listening to it.

“Ohhh good!”

-Alison Baitz, Editor-in-Chief

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Editor’s Pick 58
February 14, 2009, 1:53 pm
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The idea of genre-blending indie darling M.I.A. having anything to do with the Grammys totally blows my mind. Then I saw her at the event:

mia220x3261There she is, totally pregnant. She performed on her due date. Get it girl.

 

-Alison Baitz