BOY - Little Numbers
This catchy little pop tune will flirt with you all day long.
Yes! My sweetie isn’t into Father John Misty and he just laughed at Tillman’s joke about sports. Maybe I’ll convert him yet. And for any other doubters, I share it with you.
Father John Misty - Only Son Of The Ladiesman (Acoustic)
Love FJM live acoustic vids and such a great voice live too ^o^ :D
Brick & Mortar - Bangs
Rare today to find a music video with this much narrative. Wish I’d paid more attention in the beginning of the story. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to watch it again.
There’s a ridiculously sexy remix of one of their songs on YouTube.
I’m not going to tell you anything about the music apparently. It’s good, trust, or I’d not be sharing it here. Just watch it already.
Icona Pop - All Night Music Video Is About Gay Balls
You know, like with the drag and the vogueing.
"When we first started performing we were doing shows in little gay clubs, so it always feels like home when we perform for a gay crowd. It’s where we can really be ourselves…[All Night] is about finding your element, your way of expressing yourself. It’s about finding your people, your home, and wanting to stay there “all night.” We’re so proud of the way the video turned out because the people featured in it represent everything that song is about. Their story and the way they perform is just incredible, and they’re doing it 1,000%, so it couldn’t be a better fit. From the moment we met all of them we knew it was going to be perfect."
—Icona Pop in The Advocate, explaining how they’re latest pop song is about NYC gay drag and ball culture.
Oh I just love this.
All the digital effects on Lily Allen’s voice made me cringe. Is she losing her voice, or was that a bad decision in production?
Still, 9/10. One point for the voice effects.
I’m guessing some Americans will want to talk about her smacking around the more tan ladies in the video. Speaking of, quick, someone send this to Miley Cyrus, with the advice: Take notes.
Jeremih - 773 Love (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Just a moment to spotlight a track that I still haven’t grown tired of, though I’ve been listening to it all year long. It’s everything I love about the direction EDM is going now: a little weird, and a lot of layers. I’ve not yet grown tired of the clever squeeky-bed sample Cashmere Cat uses in his remixes; they add both a touch of humor and sexiness to the songs. I also love how he stretches the vocals in a really unexpected way.
When I listen to a song like this, I’m reminded of all the hate folks spew at David Guetta. I don’t hate the guy myself, but I can see where folks who listen to stuff like Cashmere Cat would feel like Guetta is missing something. Sure, this song isn’t anthemic, but it takes the familiar dance music formula in new directions. I think it’s just as satisfying as an epic dance track, the climax may be low-key but it’s still thrilling. And while you can dance to it, 773 is a remix you can enjoy in more chilled out moments.
This is from 2012, but expect to hear another Cashmere Cat song on my Best of 2013 list.