As we reported in ye olde news section, a tribute album to Joanna Newsom is being released today to benefit Oxfam America. It’s called Versions of Joanna. M. Ward’s “Sadie” is featured on the album, as well as covers by Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett, and Ben Sollee. Unless you hate Oxfam America, you should consider buying this compilation.
“Zodiac Shit.” Cosmogramma (TMT Review). Flying Lotus. Adult Swim. Chocolate Grinder. Tiny Mix Tapes Gone to Heaven.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
“Storm” (live at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor played three presumably awesome sets at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Minehead, England. Consequence of Sound found some clips on YouTube, so if you’ve never experienced GY!BE live before, ruin it now with these grainy vids.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 42
“I’ll Eat Your Soul”
Yep, this mix is named after one of the best lines from Evil Dead 2, “Tribute” by Tenacious D, “Come To Daddy” by Aphex Twin, and probably a hundred other films and songs. It looks pretty serious on paper, and yet, in context, it is often served on a bed of dark humor. There are some heavy moments on this mix — a Norwegian death growl, two slices of Candlelight rage, and a righteous Anticon political anthem — but there are flashes of that silver lining among these grey clouds, just to bring a glint of levity to the situation. After all, it is a fine line between being somber and being a buzz kill.
05. Son Lux - “WEAPONS IV (Nico Muhly Remix)” (Weapons EP)
• Start time: 15:21; Links: Anticon - Son Lux
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]