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Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
Bassike
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
The Superions and an Xmas joke

the superions

 

The Superions are a meme band fronted by the B-52’s Fred Schneider and it’s supposed to be really funny. As funny as the 13th place on the Billboard Comedy Albums Chart. Really guys? I didn't even know a list like that existed! Although having reached some success (according to the press release) with the single ‘Totally Nude Island’, I just heard about them via the YACHT remix for their new X-mas single called ‘Fruit Cake’.

 

But first the original version. While the lyrics do have their sense of humor, it’s not hilarious. It gets better if you look at it like a B version of Yo! Gabba Gabba with Cazwell as a guest – yes, that fun and that gay. The sound also relies a lot on our favorite kid’s show, but with a new wave twist. And, like everything that Fred sings, it sounds a lot like B-52’s - and that is an amazing compliment for any track. Check the video below and see if you agree with us.

 

The Superions - Fruitcake

 

 

Now back to the remix, which was actually born an unacknowledged bastard. In fact, it happened because somebody introduced ‘Fruit Cake’ to YACHT while driving them to the airport and they liked it so much that they decided to remix it. So they added a new chorus sang by Claire, guitars, drums, claps and turned it in a cool X-mas gift given away for free on their blog. In my opinion, they added the kick necessary that turned the joke into music.

 

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YACHT also did a Holiday’s card for you don’t forget about them while they are recording the new album. Very cute!

 

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Comments // 1
Flavio Fagundes Ferreira
Flavio Fagundes Ferreira
Wednesday // January 13, 2012 at 20:48 // #1
I missed Schneider during 2000 /2010...he can bring some humour to world in this terrible years..I loved Bat Baby...kkkk
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