“All things considered, there couldn’t conceivably be a more perfect video to accessorize the mood and the lurking grief of the song than the early-2000s VHS clips assembled here. Honest to the point of hurting—and at times, hauntingly invasive—the imagery pulls us into the disheveled quarters of a dissolute twentysomething junkie, complete with an era-exposing asymmetrical haircut. Showing not only the nocturnal ritual of putting on live shows but also the drug use that perhaps feeds the mechanics of idle creative work, a parallel forms between drug addiction and the emotional dependency that we project upon other people; the comfort we seek in the approval we need.”
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Panda Bear - The Preakness
I love the subtlety of this song - so quiet, yet so rich.
A new, unreleased track from Panda Bear was released on the Internet today called “The Preakness.” It’s a mellow track that is exclusively on the KEEP Cassette that comes with the shoes that the band designed for KEEP Shoes. It’s a shame that this didn’t make it on Tomboy because it really is beautiful.
It’s more in the line of “Ponytail” than “Surfer’s Hymn” in that it’s subdued and more introspective. The vocals for every new song we’ve been hearing from Panda have always seemed to be the best we’ve heard so far, and this song keeps up with that. It’s very minimal but the layering tells of a far more complex, brilliant construction.
we’re into it.
This is a must-attend PIFA event as far as we’re concerned. The Woodmere Museum plays host again to a tribute to pioneer, gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt became famous after having to invent a style all his own after a fire injury paralyzed two of his playing fingers. The result was a fingered style that no one in the jazz world had ever seen before. He later went on to found the Quinetette du Hot Club de France, a well-known jazz ensemble composed only of strings, which was unheard of at the time. Jazz guitarist David Joel will play some of Reinhardt’s best work and samplings of fine Frnech wine will be available. The concert is Oo La La! April 29th from 6-8 p.m.. Tickets are $10.
Here We Go Magic - Hands in the Sky
I love meditative jams. Vibe out.
What I’m about to do is usually considered “wrong” with music blogging according to “real writers.” I can’t think of anything creative or want to carefully craft some well thought out blurb of text. I just really, really like this song and wanted to share with you that they’ve got an EP coming out at the beginning of May called The January EP. Also, I find their 2010 album Pigeons is underrated and I think you should go back and listen.