Tuesday 29 Jul
 
 
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg

 

OKG Newsletter


Topic: votd

VOTD: Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Get Real, Get Right’

Cartoons ... they’re for paranoid schizophrenics, too!

From last year’s very bizarre departure “The Age of Adz,” Sufjan Stevens gives stop-motion life to Royal Robertson’s deranged sci-fi art. Owners of “Adz” will recognize much of the paranoid schizophrenic’s strange work from the liner art that accompanied the album.

The video definitely illustrates Stevens’ odd fixation with Robertson, leaving us to wonder how it will affect the future of the baroque indie composer’s work. —Matt Carney
by Matt Carney 07.19.2011 3 years ago
at 09:10 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Shitty/Awesome, 'Hang Up'

‘That’s the waaaaayyyy we becaaaaaaaame the Shitty/Awesome Bunch!’


Local noise-rock/record store dudes Shitty/Awesome go all “Brady Bunch” on us with this one. I can’t remember if it was Jan or Marcia I developed a crush for when I was a kid and addicted to Nick at Nite.

Gotta be Marcia.—Matt Carney
by Matt Carney 07.20.2011 3 years ago
at 01:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Phil and the Osophers, Ink on the Page

Looking to watch a video that feels like it should come with 3-D glasses?

At first listening to this new track from Phil and the Osophers, I worried that my headphones were wearing out. Turns out the cracking and fizzling is just part of the recording, very much like this splotchy and frenetic video that appears to have been shot on some sort of psychedelic film that’s been aging since 1967.

Very Kinks-y.—Matt Carney

by Matt Carney 07.21.2011 3 years ago
at 02:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Typhoon climbs a tree for La Blogotheque

Dogs, hanging instruments and hipsters all around you. Sounds like a typical Take Away Show to me.



The 2000s saw folk singers assemble indie-orchestra bands loaded with violins, cute musician girls and scruffy faces (Sufjan Stevens, Lost in the Trees, Austin, Texas's Mother Falcon).

Portland’s Typhoon just may have literally taken this sub-sub-genre as high as it’s ever gone.
by Matt Carney 07.22.2011 3 years ago
at 01:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Black Canyon — Bottles of Shine

‘Battlefield Darlins’ gets its first video

Enid alt-country band Black Canyon gets another Nathan Poppe treatment with this impromptu music video featuring fellow Okie singer Sherree Chamberlain. You can actually hear the cicadas buzzing in the trees on this one.


Follow Black Canyon on Twitter here.


by Matt Carney 07.25.2011 3 years ago
at 02:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Givers stop by NPR

If this doesn’t amplify your Friday happiness, you may need pharmaceuticals.

A few select descriptors from NPR music writer Michael Katzif’s write-up of Givers’ Tiny Desk Show: bright, tropical, polyrhythmic, slinky, wild, loose, fun, buoyant, raw, celebratory, Afrobeat, crisp, alluring, spirited, sunny, exuberant, and bobbing.


I feel like that just about says, it don’t you? That and singer Taylor Guarisco’s hilarious white boy head-bobbing. Dude moves like a drug-addled parakeet.

OOPS: It appears you have to surf through to NPR's site to get more than just the audio. Please do so. It's a very spirited, very fun desk show.
by Matt Carney 07.29.2011 3 years ago
at 02:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: OK Go + Pilobus — All is Not Lost

May we suggest pretty girls the next time you decide to shoot an all-Lycra video?

At this point, music videos are all OK Go’s got going for them. In this one for “All Is Not Lost,” you get a look at the band and accompanying dance troupe from an angle that would probably get you arrested in a few states.

by Matt Carney 08.02.2011 3 years ago
at 12:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: People, People do The VDub Sessions

People, People get ready, for the van’s a-comin’

Stillwater dudes People, People spread their flannel blankets over their drum skins for a muted, intimate show inside the ol’ VDub Vanagon with videographer Nathan Poppe for the latest episode of “The VDub Sessions.” Titled “Golden Rust,” the song’s new and lovely. Everybody involved gets bonus points for riding around in that AC-less heat trap.

by Matt Carney 08.03.2011 3 years ago
at 12:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: Toro Y Moi, 'How I Know'

Like an episode of ‘Scooby-Doo’ soundtracked by chillwave.

So the guy who plays Lindsay Lohan’s memorable gay friend in “Mean Girls” goes into a haunted house accompanied by his two hipster buddies, and they all get murdered by a couple of indie QT ghosts, but it’s OK! ’Cause they’re QTs!

“Now we’re all ghosts, let’s dance!” they seem to say. All this one’s missing is an appearance by one Scrappy Cornelius Doo.

by Matt Carney 08.04.2011 3 years ago
at 09:05 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

VOTD: James Blake at Pitchfork Music Festival

Watch the indie-electronica wunderkind blow festival-exhausted minds with “CMYK.”

Whoever said outdoor electronic day shows were boring?

James Blake performed "CMYK" at Pitchfork Music Festival a few weekends back, accompanied by a pretty talented drummer and another guy who appears to switch between a guitar for the song's CV radio coda and some sort of synthesizer for the frenetic groove in the middle.

Toss in some crazy vocal effects from Mr. Blake and you've got a couple thousand happy, dancing hipsters.

by Matt Carney 08.05.2011 3 years ago
at 10:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close