Coachella - A Pretty Great Place For Trendy-Ass Posers
What happens when a camera crew from Jimmy Kimmel Live heads to Coachella and asks a bunch of a wanna-be hipsters about bands that don’t exist? These kids are so in-the-know that they already know about them.
If you’ve been waiting for those tokidoki-branded headphones from SOL REPUBLIC, today’s your day. Both versions are available for for $150 from tokidoki’s web store. The two versions only differ in their graphics. One has a traditional tokidoki design with the brand’s characters and logos all scattered around the headband. The other has a slightly more subtle bandana design. Grab a pair here.
Ro-Bear was gracious enough to brave the icy February wind chill during Philly’s 8Static to speak with us about how he got into chiptunes, his chip pop/rap group Kill3r Whale, and where he sees the chipmusic scene going in the future.
If you are anything like me, you’ve probably messed around with making chiptunes before. Again, if you are like me, you’ve probably quit after a few hours of messing around on your Gameboy or hacked PSP with LSDJ.
New Song from Electronic/Future-Pop Upstart CHVRCHES
Glasgow band CHVRCHES has been making waves with their popular “The Mother We Share” and now brings us a song which has the possibility to eclipse that single. “Recover” features more of that killer synth sound with fantastic vocal work by front-woman Lauren Mayberry.
This song comes with news of a 5 track EP out 3/26/13 in the US. They are also currently working on their debut album.
When was the last time a band made such an impact from just singles and EPs?
Watch These Little Kids Do A Bad-Ass Punk Rendition Of Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry Cherry’
Brother and sister duo Dante (11 years old) and Misia Vessio (15) do a killer cover the greatest Neil Diamond song of all time. They’re like a teensy, tiny, two-man Sex Ba-Bomb with a dash of Saving Silverman.
There’ll also be an after-party upstairs at the Institute Bar with music by DJ Cutman and all 8Static attendees get 10% off their tab!
You can pay any amount you choose between $7 and $10 to get into the show. If you pay $10, you’ll get a sweet exclusive sticker for being rad. RSVP on 8Static’s Facebook event page and be sure to keep on eye on 8static.com for upcoming shows.
Not Cool: Glee Rips Off The Dude Who Wrote The Portal Theme Song
Jonathan Coulton is most notable among gamers for writing “Still Alive” - the iconic anthem at the end credits of Portal. Well, someone at Fox must be a fan because check THIS shit out…
Here’s a cover of Sir Mixalot’s “I Like Big Butts” from Coulton’s 2006 album Thing a Week One.
Now here’s a the same cover by Glee which totally rips off Coulton’s arrangement note-for-note.
I mean, sure, you can totally say that covers are ripoffs to begin with, but re-arranging a song into a completely different genre takes way more talent and energy than lifting a song from some obscure musician in hopes that no one will notice.
Dear people who work at Fox, there’s this thing called the Internet and it will always find out EVERYTHING.