Friday, 28 August 2009

Sharing the love: How grassroots band Short Stack used online to go to No.1 on the ARIAs

This week will forever be remembered in musical history. After 7 weeks at number one on the ARIA album charts, we saw Michael Jackson’s reign toppled by an Australian emo band from Budgewoi called Short Stack.

Not only did Short Stack push Michael Jackson into second place, but this release was their very first album, and it debuted at #1!

Check out Adspace Pioneers for the rest of a guest post that I wrote about how some kids from the Coast overthrew the King of Pop this week.

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

I am crazily excited for the release of Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are” - a film adaptation of one of the greatest children's books of all time!

My excitement is only being fuelled by the trickling of new tracks from the soundtrack. This week, Karen O – of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – began streaming her new tune for the film.

"All is Love” features Karen O accompanied by an untrained children’s choir.
Listen to it here.

The soundtrack is due out Sept 29, and the film will be released later this year.

Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Featurette
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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Simulated sex not allowed in Jamaica

Major Lazer is amazing.

Diplo and Switch combined forces earlier this year to create Major Lazer - a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984.

And despite being armless, he can make some good tunes! "Pon de Floor" is the latest video from the duo, and even if you don't love a Baile workout - you must watch the clip.

Directed by Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job) the video is crazy colourful, full on down and dirty, bonkers bump and grind goodness.

Following on from Jamaica's ban on daggering (dance-hall moves that involve pelvic griding simulating sex) this video is guaranteed to NEVER make it onto Jamaican TV. But I guess if you lost your arm in a Zombie War you wouldn't care so much about government-imposed rules.

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

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