The Day That Was: Friday 31st Jan, 2014


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I’m trying out a lot of regular features, just to see what catches on. I’m not big into reporting each news-worthy piece as it comes along, so a summary of the most noteworthy ones I’ve noticed should be good! Also, Lists make a large proportion of the article types you’ll see here.

Burial Shows His Face

A small proportion of the world seemed to be completely obsessed with who Burial really was, with a  rumour taking over that he was Kieran Hebden of Four Tet. This was finally put to rest yesterday when he was revealed to be this guy called Will Bevan, and seems like a nice guy at that. We can all go back to whatever we did before that.

(via Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound)

The Year of The Beatles

Now that we’ve had Chinese New Year, and we’re officially in The Year of the Horse, it’s time to forget that and admit that we’re in The Year of the Beatles. Not 50 years since they began, but 50 years since they first set foot on US soil. Of course, they didn’t exist to many people before this point. This may excite you but I’ve a feeling that this may wear thin as the year goes on. The first announcement is that David Letterman is to have a Beatles Week, with bands like Broken Bells and The Flaming Lips adding more cover versions to the ever increasing number.

(via Consequence of Sound, Stereogum)

Video

Dum Dum Girls

In promotion of their new album, Too True, Dum Dum Girls follow the american tradition of playing some TV and being introduced by a guy who seems embarrassed to be saying their name out loud. Here’s the video. Expect high heels and the reminder that nothing’s changed in the world of Bands lead by Women since Waynes World’s Crucial Taunt

(via Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound)

St. Vincent releases video for Digital Witness, Chromeo for Come Alive (feat. Toro y Moi)

St. Vincent’s collaboration with David Byrne seems to have given her a direction for her pwn new music. In some ways it’s good that the music feels like a follow up to Love This Giant, with the inclusion of Brass to her solo work (or the inclusion of traditional band members to her collaborative work) complementing her angular musical and video style. Also, I’ve already heard this on the radio twice this morning, so I’ll write complimentary things before I start hating it completely…

(via Consequence of Sound, Earmilk, Nialler9, Stereogum)

Kicking off with some brand promotion (Mini), we’re in a regular singing storyline. Poor Chromeo’s been stood up, but has been saved by some magic dancy girls. Toro y Moi abandons his caretaking duties to join in singing and dancing. The security guard gets involved and I’m pretty sure they’re all going to lose their jobs tomorrow. I’m also pretty sure I’m going to start seeing this video in my gym in six months time, and they’ll keep playing it for a year.

(via La.Ga.Sta, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound)

Music

Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell)

Pharrell and Major Lazer channel their inner Missy Elliot and try to tap their inner Das Racist with some indie references. It’s fun enough.

(via The Music Ninja, Pretty Much Amazing, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum)

Darkside release a Modcast mix, contains a Nick Drake cover

This one is ninja hidden somehow, so I haven’t figured out howto embed it so head over to the source, Modular People, for a listen. Some other blogs also have snipped out the cover of Nick Drake’s Things Behind The Sun if you want that bit.

(via Pretty Much Amazing, Golden Scissors, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Passionweiss)

Now, if you’re like me, you’ll stick on the Darkside mix and go do your chores.

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