We went to see Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti last night, which was interesting. Their album is looking in danger of being in our top 5 of the year already and although it felt for most of the gig like we were privy to an extended band-rehearsal being played-out in front of 800 bearded-hipsters, it was pretty pretty good.
As your 679 correspondent has mentioned before, 20-20 vision is not something we've been blessed with so while the band actually looked like this:
We saw this line-up on stage:
Maybe that's why our brain got bamboozled and we paid £10 for one 7" of this track.
1. James Blake - CMYK 2. Hurts - Better Than Love 3. Lady Gaga - Alejandro 4. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch 5. The Streets - In The Middle (Nero remix) 6. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor 7. Male Bonding - Year's Not Long 8. Tan Lines - Real Life 9. Telepathe - Chromes On It (Gold Panda remix) 10. Starfucker - Florida 11. Washed Out - Feel It All Around 12. The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire 13. Gonzales & Louie Austin- Let's Groove Again (Z version) 14. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae 15. Gichy Dan - Cowboys and Gangsters 16. BBC Orchestra - Manhattan Skyline EARS CHECKING #20 - June (Spotify)
We love Stopmakingme. Known to his mum as Dan Avery, to us as Davery and to clubbers across the land as 'that-blonde-guy-with-the-sick-disco', Dan has just made our June a little brighter with his latest mix. Taken live from the Hot Boy Dancing Spot it features cuts from !!!, Scissor Sisters, Poni Hoax and Benni Benassi, alongside some of his own latest remixes. For your ears:
1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round Round 2. Egyptian Hip Hop - Wild Human Child 3. Joe Jackson - Stepping Out 4. Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill 5. Kelis - Acapella 6. Ronika - Do Or Die 7. 3Oh!3 & Katy Perry - Starstrukk 8. Civil Civic - Less Unless 9. Charlie Alex March - Mao 10. Golden Filter - Golden (Clock Opera remix) 11. Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation 12. Justin Timberlake - My Love 13. Frankie Valli - Beggin (Pilooski edit) 14. Glen Campbell - Witchita Lineman EARS CHECKING #19 - May (Spotify)
Marina has taken part in 'Sounds of The Mind' exhibition taking place at Oxford Street shop-of-dreams Selfridges, which has given over a whole window to the theme of I Am Not A Robot. All the window displays were revealed this morning, and you can see all of them over here, including Florence, Dizzee Rascal, Hot Chip and The Drums. They're live now and will be on display until the 14th June at Selfridges.
Speaking of IANAR, we've got some remixes you might like the sound of. How about:
1. Caribou - Odessa 2. Museum of Bellas Artes - Who Do You Love 3. Darwin Deez - Bad Day 4. Plan B - She Said 5. Pharrell & Jay Z - Frontin 6. The Streets - Too Much Brandy 7. J Dilla - So Far To Go 8. Hot Chip - I Feel Better 9. Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat 10. Grum - Heartbeats 11. The Strange Boys - Be Brave 12. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart 13. The Whitest Boy Alive - Burnin 14. Beach House - Norway 15. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Every Night I Die At Miyagi's 16. Marina and the Diamonds - Numb 17. Africa - Toto
Here is a sneaky peak at the visuals that Marina has shot for her forthcoming tour.
Filmed on Hollywood Boulevard no less ("OH MY GOD" etc. etc.)
It's also Marina's own entry to a competition where we're inviting you to submit your own Robot video. You can win a flipcam and some cold hard cash. that's right, cash. DETAILS ARE OVER HERE. Personally, I'm waiting for a Chatroulette video entry. Maybe without the self-pleasure element.
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