Monday, December 29, 2008

Michael Cera I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

MC seems to be one of the main, if not the only, road block to an Arrested Development movie. CHECK IT.

New "Lost" Promo

It's A Movie Called "Lesbian Vampire Killers"...How Could I Not Post It?

I'm not sure which word lesbian is modifying. It may be that the vampires are lesbians, or maybe that vampire killers are lesbians, but I suppose it won't really affect the plot that much either way.
CLICK HERE to get taken to hype machine, where you can stream two new tracks from Animal Collective's forthcoming Merriweather Post Pavillion. I heard the studio version of "Brothersport" a month or so back, and it's great. "Daily Routine" is just as great, and follows the "tropicalia-trance" formula that seems to be the theme for this album. But the real standout of the trio of tracks is "My Girls," a very sweet and sincere song in which Panda Bear/Noah Lennox sings of his only desire: to be able to provide for his wife and daughter ("I don't mean to seem like I care about material things...I just want four walls and adobe slabs for my girls...I only want a proper house"). Awww....<3 you indie-rock dads.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Animal Collective on La Blogotheque

This song, "Taste," is apparently on the new and leaked Merriweather Post Pavillion. The performance is about as odd as you'd expect from these guys. It was shot in November of 2007, so I'm not sure how close it is to the newly finished project, but worth a listen if you're antsy for the new stuff.

Port O'Brien Perform "Tree Bones" on Laundromatinee

This is one of my favorite Port O'Brien songs, although I could probably say that about most of their songs.

Port O'Brien~Tree Bones from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Plus this totally raucous version of "Rooftops." It's kind of like Jack Johnson if he drank whiskey and did hard drugs.

Port O'Brien~Rooftops from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Two More Fleet Foxes From Jools Holland

This is sort of a continuation from the last FF/Jools Holland post.
"Your Protector"

"He Doesn't Know Why"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"9" Trailer

This movie looks freaky cool. Love Tim Burton.

For Fangman:

Magistrates...New Music?

NME, the notorious UK hype mag, had a list of bands to watch out for in 2009, some of which I had heard of, some of which I hadn't. Because of NME's love of early (and often undeserved) hype, it's tough to know what's worth looking into. But my interest was picked by the description:

"Influenced by Prince, Talking Heads and David Bowie, Essex foursome Magistrates claim to have a 'masterplan to infect the world with a dirty groove like some out of control STD.'"

Hard to argue with that. I'm not really sure how new they are but I'm guessing fairly new, which is probably why this is all I could really find by them so far, but it is definitely worth checking out. Feels kind of like a less produced Sam Sparro (meant as a huge compliment).

You can click HERE to be taken to a pretty great video for the song.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Streets Start Work on Final Album

It is oh so bittersweet. While I could always go for another Streets album, the knowledge that his will be the last one ever (or at least for quite a few years, as a musician that claims to retire rarely does for good) makes it hard news to swallow. But Mike Skinner says he already has four songs written, which may be leaked to the interwebs at his bidding. I'll keep y'all posted, y'all.
"The Esapist"

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Better Late Than Never: Blitzen Trapper's "Furr"

Heard this song on All Songs Considered and thought it well worth posting. It has a real Kinks meets Dylan feel to me.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brian Eno & David Byrne

For those of you that don't know, David Bryne is the Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winning man responsible for this awesomeness: Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime"
Brian Eno was in Roxy Music and is the superproducer behind albums from artists like Talking Heads, U2, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's most recent. They recently released an album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and I'm just starting to dig into it, but this song here is a keeper. Mega.

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This Cat Brings Tears To My Eyes

I can imagine Herrity loving this cat forever. You're a saint, John.

- Videogum

Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Lost Trailer

- You Ain't No Picasso

Bon Iver Cover Outfield's "Don't Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight"

That's not the real title of the outfield song, but I figured it would be the one that got your attention. Justin puts his usual sad/falsetto touch on the Iowa City barclose anthem.

- You Ain't No Picasso

Of Montreal Bring There Freak Show To Letterman

This was my favorite jam from their most recent release.

"An Eluardian Instance"

- Stereogum

Thursday, December 18, 2008

U2's "No Line On The Horizon" Due To Drop On March 3, 2009

Check out a video of them playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" like BA's at Red Rocks in the 80's. So sweet.

- Pitchfork

Spin Review Animal Collective

The first major publication review for Merriweather Post Pavillion that I've read. Doesn't really give any new insights, but you can check it HERE.
This song is too great not to post. As STG put it, you should listen to this if you like 

"bicycling down canyons, drinking too much water, National Film Board soundtracks as composed by Philip Glass for Animal Collective, remembering that you're in love, little oranges."

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- Said the Gramaphone
The cast of How I Met Your Mother recreate the top five moments of 2008 or something. The photos are HERE and worth looking at if you loooove HIMYM. I don't know what the third photo is supposed to be.

- Videogum

Bunny Suits

So there's a short film coming out (already out?) called Bunny Suits. Not entirely sure what it's about, but one of the nicest guys from my high school apparently wrote and directed it as well as stars in it. Watch the trailer HERE. He's not the old dude or the chick, but the strapping young buck with his shirt off.

Jeff Buckley Fans Unite

I'm not going to do THIS, because I've already paid for my copies. But if you don't already own it, you should.

- The 'gum

Music Critic Debate

Listen to "Music Critics: Irreplaceable or Irrelevant?" from WNYC's 'Soundcheck' by CLICKING HERE.

An incredibly insightful and interesting debate on the merit of music critics, both print and electronic, in today's musical climate. 

- MBVMusic.

Death Cab For Cutie on the Late Late Show

I have no idea what James Lipton is talking about.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

KOL on Pancake Mountain

I think it's like Yo Gabba Gabba. Either way, that kid in the green shirt has obviously been stealing my moves.

Fleet Foxes Do "English House" On Conan

The National Going Back Into the Studio

Billboard reports that the National are well into the writing process and plan on heading back into the studio in April to begin working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Boxer.

New Jason Segel Movie

Thom and I have been big supporters of Jason Segel ever since that fateful summer trip to Best Buy when we bought Freaks and Geeks. We watched him grow up on Undeclared, and we watched him come into his own on How I Met Your Mother. After the thoroughly enjoyable Forgetting Sarah Marshall, he's back to the big screen.


Thanks to the 'gum for the tip.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Incubus...Sort Of

I love Incubus. I love 'em. I don't care what anybody else says. They'll be releasing a greatest hits album sometime soon, which is boring news. BUT, there will likely be a few new tracks, which is excellent news. I don't have any huge complaints regarding Light Grenades, but it was definitely not my favorite Inc outing, so I'm anxious for some new jams.

Will Ferrell Does George W. On Broadway

You're Welcome America. A Final NIght With George W. Bush is Ferrell's one-man broadway show that will no doubt be hilarious.

New FREE Coconut Records (aka Jason Schwartzman) Song

Jason Schwartzman has been one of my favorite actors for quite some time. I just love him. And I just got word that his musical project Coconut Records is coming out with new album Davy on January 13th.  I know that actors making music is usually a HORRIBLE idea (Scarlet Johanson, Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx to some extent, etc.), but this is truly an exception to the rule (as is Zooey Deschanel). You can download the excellent Sea Wolf-y sounding "Microphone" for free from HERE.

ABSOLUTELY check out this disco-tinged banger from the last album. This song just makes me want to go out and drink apple-tinis and cosmos and dance and be a great big flirt, for realzzz!!
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Also check out this OC-y song from his last album.
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Brings A Tear To My Eye

CLICK HERE for another reason why Bloc Party are the best.

LOST Season 5 Clip

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sofia Coppola Commercial

Really liked this commercial and the accompanying song.

The Happiness Project

So I found this on Spin and thought this was just an unbelievably cool idea. So Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene and a couple other bands, started this little thing called The Happiness Project. 
From Spin:
Over the past few years, Spearin has collected recordings of interviews with his Toronto neighbors on the subject of happiness. After close examination, he discovered that each speaking voice carried a natural melody and rhythm. So he overlaid the interviews with an array of instrumentation -- from saxophone to glockenspiel, guitar, and drums -- for The Happiness Project, recorded with collaborator Ohad Benchetrit, along with BSS co-founder Kevin Drew and contributing members Evan Cranley (Stars) and Julie Penner (Do Make Say Think).

Supercool. CLICK HERE to stream or download the song for free.

Andrew VanWyngarden's "Super Volcano"

One-half of MGMT did this song for an earth science class in undergrad. I dunno what else to tell you. Sounds about what you'd expect an early MGMT song about volcanoes to sound like. 

Found on the 'gum.
Shannon told me that Perez told her that Marissa from The OC is now dating Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard.


I was so excited I couldn't even type properly for a second so I just smashed my face against the keyboard (hence the title). X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer. Wolverine's claws aren't the only thing that's hard right now.
Two comments: (1) at the end of the bootleg trailer I originally saw this past weekend, Wolverine actually says "I'm gonna cut your goddam head off" which is way more BA (because cursing makes everything better), and (2) the part where Wolverine is flying off the motorcyle/hummer crash towards the helicopter reminds of that Tom Cruise/Ben Stiller MTV scene where "Tom Crooze" makes an excellent suggestion (at the 2:35 mark in the video below ["this just got a hell of a lot more impossibler...boom"]).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bush Dodges Two Size 10 Shoes

The throwing happens within first twenty seconds of this video. I like how nonchalantly Bush dodges those shoes, which are pretty much being thrown at point blank. He may not have been my first pick for prez, but definitely my first pick for dodgeball.

Ladyhawk (not to be confused w/ Ladyhawke): "S.T.H.D."

I heard this song the other night whilst listening to NPR's excellent "All Songs Considered" podcast. It was a year-end wrap-up type show, with the DJs spinning what, at this point, have become all the usual suspects (Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, etc.). But they also played this little gem and it was like a kick to my soul's junk, but in the best possible way. An unadulterated booze-fueled indie-punk anthem with noisy solos, heavy drums and a chorus comprised of indecipherable guttural group shouts, all roundhoused to your face by a group of hairy men's men in just under two's a beautiful thing.

Listen to it loud.

Ladyhawk - "S.T.H.D."
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"She's Like A Cotton Candy Cadillac Driven By Abraham Lincoln With A Beard Made Out Of Diamonds"

The GYWO crew take on the Anniston v. Jolie controversy. Some NSFW language.
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Kanye on SNL

As the 'gum points out, despite the Auto-Tune Ye still falls flat on quite a few notes. Also, "Pinocchio Story" was not worth medley-ing in. But in spite of all of it, dude's still got a hell of a stage presence.
"Love Lockdown"

"Heartless"/"Pinocchio Story"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New "Between Two Ferns w/ Zach Galifianakis" Video: Actor Jon Hamm

Hilarious. The other two feature Jimmy Kimmel and Michael Cera. Also hilarious. Watch them HERE.

New Coldplay Video: "Lost"

Bon Iver Perform "Skinny Love" on Letterman

Was sort of hoping for something from the Blood Bank ep, but I never get tired of this one, so it'll do for now.

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 Coming Back in January

Thanks to Bobby for finding these.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Postal Service Record's Future Unclear

Don't hold your collective breath.

Death Metal Puppy

Bon Iver was on Letterman last night. Will post video when I can find one.

New Bloc Party Video: "One Month Off"

Creepy and awesome.
Found it at the 'Gum.

Listen To The New Fall Out Boy Album On Their Myspace

Say what you will about these guys, you have to admit they have a knack for big pop hooks. Plus Patrick Stump is an incredibly talented singer. You can listen to it HERE. The song "Tiffany Blews" has a Lil Wayne appearance.

Of Montreal + MGMT + Awesome Movie Soundtrack and Producer Guy = Awesome

Spin reprots that Of Montreal's lead freak Kevin Barnes has joined up with dreamy MGMT co-frontman Andrew Van Wyngarden to write some no doubt freaky "soulful prog" music. And, according to Rolling Stone, Barnes is now trying to enlist super-awesome producer/musician Jon Brion, who has worked on albums with Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Spoon, Aimee Mann, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, Keane, and Dido as well as done excellent soundtracks for tons of movies including Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Synecdoche, New York, and, perhaps more surprisingly, Step Brothers. Pretty excited to see where this one goes.

New Weird Peter, Bjorn and John Song

Loved PB&J's "Young Folks" as well as a couple other key tracks off their last album. This is what they have to offer for the future...maybe.

via Pitchfork

Riggle In Perspective

Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle will be moving on. Makes me sad but excited. The show's alum have a good history of turning up in awesome places (Colbert, Carell, Helms, etc.).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ninja Cats

Those of you who know me would probably liken my supersweet agility and moves to that of a ninja cat, as I often have in the past. Now you can finally see what I would look like if I actually WAS a ninja cat.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The BBWH Anthem

So Stereogum pointed me to Bell (think Bjork meets pop songs) about half a year ago, but all I had to go on was one song ("Echinacea") and a Radiohead cover ("Videotape"). Both songs sounded great, but with little else out there, I sort of forgot about her. One of our lovely readers (Lindsay) brought her back into my purview, and I'm so glad she did. This song is my favorite of hers. The song title ain't too shabby either. 

Coldplay Responds to Satriani's Allegations

Coldplay have issued a statement saying that "if there are any similarities between [Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Satriani's "If I Could Fly"], they are entirely coincidental" (independent creation, regardless of similarity, does not constitute copyright infringement).

It's heating up!

Breezy Summer Song for Freezing Midwest Nights

Little Joy's "For No One's Better Sake"

Posts To Slow

Finals time over here and, as such, I"ll be posting a bit more sporadically. Apologies all around.

International/Japanese Trailer for the New Terminator

Monday, December 8, 2008

BA Transformers Movie Pics


Iowa City's Hamburg Inn on the History Channel

Yet another win for IC. Filmed for the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," the Iowa City mainstay will be featured in an upcoming February 2009 episode detailing all things white, elliptical, and yokey. 

Man v. Wild's Bear Grylls Injured

I love this show, and am not surprised this happened, but, considering the shit he does, I was just sort of hoping it would have been a little bit cooler.
Discovery Channel says Bear Grylls, rugged adventurer and star of its popular "Man vs. Wild" series, has been injured during an expedition in Antarctica.

A fall resulted in a shoulder injury to Grylls, who is en route back home to Britain for medical treatment and assessment of the injury's severity, according to Discovery.

All he did was fall. No bears, no piranhas, no snakes, no quicksand, no tar pit. Just a plain old slip on the ice.

Passion Pit signs to Columbia.

More X-Mas Tunes

You Ain't No Picasso has got an indie-centric Christmas playlist for free download at their SITE.

For Those Missing Sufjan Stevens...

...I give you Brooklyn's Welcome Wagon. Probably sounds like Sufjan because the song is filled with banjos, horns, bells, strings, and religious undertones. Sufjan also produced, recorded, and arranged this album, so I don't think I'd be out of line to say that that probably accounts for some of the similarities as well. Overall, a pretty catchy song, with group "ohs" and a funky little guitar line.

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New Lady Sov

TSJ used to have quite a thing for this foul-mouthed little Brit, so I thought this worth posting. She's giving away a track from her second full-length, to be released in the near future. Grab the song, which seems to have its sights set on the dance floor ("you wanna dance, I bet you do / you wanna move I bet you do / you wanna drink, I bet you do"), for free from HERE. Not too shabby.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Free Christmas Music For All

You can get a new free Christmas mp3 every day until Christmas day from AMAZON.
Found this funny because:
1. Hipster clothes
2. Celebrity cameos (Jamie Lynn Sigler, JT)
3. First time Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island comedy crew (who help him with just about all of his digital shorts [as well as his mildly entertaining movie “Hot Rod”]) got some SNL screentime
4. The faces they make as they j in their p

Friday, December 5, 2008

Colbert v. Kanye...Colbert Victorious

Every Song Kanye Ever Sampled (I dunno if it is really every song)

I'm an unashamed Kanye fan, so I naturally thought this video (of side-by-side comparisons of the sampled song and the finished product) was pretty cool. But even non-fans should be able to appreciate the insight they get into the creative process of hip-hop and the range of interesting music that Kanye samples from and puts his own unique touches on as well as the incredible debt that all hip-hop artists owe to classic rock, R&B, gospel, symphonic and pop music from decades past.

An interesting little diatribe on music site/blog/magazine/etc. "best of" year-end lists OVER HERE. Take that Stereogum, Pitchfork, mainstream/underground media.

My list to come...

Elton John & Killers X-Mas Song: "Joseph, Better You Than Me"

Guitar Legend Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay for Copyright Infringement

Wait for the lead guitar at the 54 second mark on this one...
...and compare with the vocal/string melody for this whole song.

My prediction: out of court settlement and Satriani will get a percentage of royalty fees.

Live Nation and Blockbuster Hop Into Bed Together

Concert promotion Powerhouse Live Nation has just announced that they will be selling tickets to their shows at select Blockbusters across the US.

New Eminem

The Dr. Dre produced "Number One." Kinda like it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

(the jerks in) Margot & the Nuclear So and So's on Blogotheque

Margot and the Nuclear So & So's - As Tall as cliffs - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Prop 8 Play

Don't care how you feel about it (although if you're against gay marriage, you probably are, in fact, a bigot), but Funny or Die posted this, and it has NPH, Andy Richter, Darryl from the Office, and John C Reily singing, and Jack Black as Jesus, so it's worth a watch. Let us all choose love over hate.
See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

See ya lata, sinners.

Grammy's List

You can see who is up for what by CLICKING HERE. There's 110 categories, so I didn't look through all of them just yet, but the Album of the Year looks pretty interesting (it ought to go to Radiohead, but I wouldn't be surprised if they picked Lil Wayne just to show "how with it" they really are). Best New Artist category is SHIT, though. 

Also worth noting is that KOL made the nominations (Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Sex On Fire" and Best Rock Album for Only By The Night).

LCD and Kermit

This was the first song that turned me onto LCD Soundsystem, probably because I'm from New York and I can relate to authentic songs about being authentic and from New York. 

Will Dance For Honey

So I probably would have posted this anyway, because, as I stated before, I unashamedly like 3EB, but when I see a fellow Bear down on his luck, willing to dance on street corners for a little honey, well, let's just say that I've been there before. Gotta show a bear some love.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little Kids Are Funny

It's no secret around here at BBWH that I think little kids doing little kid stuff is pretty funny, and that includes little kids being scared of stuff like puppets.
(via Videogum)

Pitchfork and Fader Join Forces

Not sure what it means, but I bet more skinny jeans.

Jay-Z Video: "Brooklyn (Go Hard)"

The pretty cool video for the pretty cool song I pointed you to the other day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some new B.A. Wolverine movie pics HERE. That firing squad has no idea what they're getting into (giggle giggle)...

Colbert v. Kanye

Nico Muhly

The talented, young, and busy Nico Muhly is a musician and composer who has been making his way around the block as of late. In addition to past run-ins with Bjork and Bonnie Prince Billy, he has recently been working on orchestral arrangements for Antony & the Johnson's forthcoming The Crying Light as well as Grizzly Bear's upcoming full-length. This beautiful choral track, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, has got me salivating for what's to come (I especially love the little bridge that goes from 3:12 to 3:45).

Some of Indie Rock's Biggest Names Record NEW Songs for AIDS Awareness

Will be out on February 17 as CD, vinyl, and digital download and features new songs from Cat Power, Spoon, Arcade Fire, MMJ, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, the National, Andrew Bird, Beach House, Beirut, the Decemberists, Kevin Drew, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Sharon Jones, David Byrne, Conor Oberst, David Sitek (of TV on the Radio), Yeasayer, and more. Dayum.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Jay-Z ft. Santogold (Produced by Kanye West) - "Brooklyn"

This b.a. little banger is from the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. biopic. Way good, in spite of Jay-Z's initial Jar Jar Binks-style rapping. Check it out HERE.

Smart Girls At The Party

Obsessed with Amy Poehler (and husband Will Arnett) and little kids being funny and weird.

First picture of Gambit from the upcoming sure to be awesome X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie is RIGHT HERE. And I sort of agree with Film Drunk in that I'm not too sure about the purple silk shirt or the velvet vest. Still holding out for some sort of trench coat.

New Lily Allen Song "The Fear"

heads up from MOKB

MGMT Perform "Kids" as Pilgrims