Everyone’s favorite band, Arcade Fire, clarified the details of their new album, The Suburbs. They’ve been pumping out this bizarre PR/hype campaign for the last month with postcards to the internet and a super-teaser record player (on which you can hear the full tracks now). Now they’ve written a full on letter to the internet giving the full details of album. Its a bit over the top, and I don’t enjoy it. What I do enjoy is their music and you can stream two new tracks (“The Suburbs” and “Month Of May”) here. The two tracks are pretty good, but are they this good?
mp3: Arcade Fire – My Body Is A Cage
mp3: Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
mp3: Arcade Fire – My Heart Is An Apple
Pre-order The Suburbs, which is due out on August 2nd, here in various formats.
It seems every week or so I get a flurry of remixes in the ole inbox that I never seem to have time to devote a solo post to. So then I thought up this little but – a remix BATTLE. You, the reader, get to decide which one takes the throne as Pasta Primavera’s Remix Battle Champion. That remix will eventually be pitted against another wave of worthy competitors next time round. So get your ears ready and judge away:
mp3: Tears For Fears – Shout (I’m David Elijah Rose Remix)
mp3: Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (iamxl remix)
mp3: Patrick Wolf – Who Will (BuffetLibre DJs Remix)
mp3: Beastie Boys – B-Boys In The Cut (Innerpartysystem Remix)
So just about everyone is talking about the recent trailer for the new Where The wild Things Are film directed by Spike Jonze and out on October 16th. Based on everybody’s favorite children’s book by Maurice Sendak, it looks like Jonze and co-screenplay writer David Eggers did a good job capturing the imagery of the book…hopefully it’s good. It also doesn’t hurt that they picked a great song to put the trailer to (and it looks like Karen O is doing the music for the film along with Carter Burwell!!!). Take a look and listen:
Up to this point in my life, I’ve never had a brush with death. There I was yesterday watching an out of control SUV barreling down on me and my measly Toyota. My life flashed before my eyes as two seconds felt like an eternity. When all was over, nobody was seriously hurt. Lucky. Thankful. It’s moments like these that makes you take a step back. It made me think of my family and how much they really mean to me. They bring joy to me everyday, and for this I am thankful. So what do I come away with? A new found respect for the suddenness of life. Take in each moment and cherish it. They might be cliches, but that’s where I’m at and where I intend to be for a long time. Thanks for reading this blog and feel free to chime in.
mp3: A.C. Newman – Come Crash
mp3: Elvis Costello – Accidents Will Happen
mp3: Girl Talk – Smash Your Head
mp3: Arcade Fire – No Cars Go
mp3: Soul Junk – Ungst Func Slag Collision
I was always reminded of Bruce Springsteen and his wall of sound production when I listened to Arcade Fire. Maybe I was onto something…because here’s a live performance with bothe of them performing a kick ass version of Keep The Car Running. Thanks to You Ain’t No Picasso for leading me to this. Enjoy!