The title of She & Him’s latest music video may be “Don’t Look Back,” but the clip itself is all about nostalgia for the ’60s. Just when we thought Zooey and M. Ward couldn’t get any more adorable right? From the bright, Technicolor-like tones to the mid-century sets and wardrobe to the retro narration, “Don’t Look Back” is a quick and comforting vacation to a simpler time. After the jump, check out the She & Him clip, plus nine more music videos that will transport you back to the swingin’ ’60s. … Read More
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According to a recent article in the Washington Post, libraries have been busy at work “rebranding themselves for the iPod generation,” and it seems to be paying off. In fact, data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services shows that library visits and circulation were up nearly 20 percent nationally from 1999 to 2008. Exciting news! We decided that we’d use it as an excuse to post a roundup sure to appeal to iPod-toting bookworms; after the jump, find some of our favorite music videos set in libraries and bookstores. … Read More
Are you having trouble coming up with your song of the summer? Can’t decide whether you should swear beach-fun allegiance to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” or WAVVES’ “Post Acid”? Well never fear, as we are here to tell you your “song of the summer” based on what part of life your experiencing right now! We’re pretty much the superheroes of music based social-racism, it’s on our business cards! Whether you are a GorillaVsBear enthusiast or just got your braces removed, click through and learn the perfect song to listen to under the… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we got a look at the leaked script for J.J. Abrams’ new spy show, Undercovers. Spoiler alert: It’s very, very fast. We learned the word “tessellate,” thanks to the fine folks at Subway and their triangular pieces of cheese. We were tickled by how much butt cleavage can look like… Read More
We are total Gleeks. And while we love hearing top ten hits in four-part harmony every week, our favorite episodes are those that pay tribute to particular pop artists. After the wildly popular Madonna episode (and confirmation of a followup), and in anticipation of tonight’s Lady Gaga spectacular, we started thinking about which indie artists we’d most like to see covered by the McKinley High School Glee Club. Is it so crazy to hope that Puck sports an ironic mustache or Rachel Berry trades in her patterned sweaters for thick-rimmed glasses? We don’t think so. … Read More
Last weekend marked the eleventh time that the folks at Goldenvoice have produced the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, bringing together over one hundred acts of disparate musical genres and throwing them all together in the desert heat to see what sticks and what melts away. This year’s Coachella had its fair share of legends (Sly Stone, Public Image Ltd.), indie darlings (She & Him, Vampire Weekend), titans of their genre (Jay-Z, Faith No More), and once-in-a-lifetime acts with production that you’ll never see anywhere else (Plastikman, Fever Ray, Orbital, and Gorillaz). It also had its fair share of snags: parking was a nightmare, huge crowds created gridlock, and there was a surprising lack of fantastic art other than an enormous white paper crane.
After the jump, read our power rankings for some of the acts who we saw at the festival, based on each band’s buzz points coming into their performances and cred gained or lost after the fact. You might be surprised by some of the results; if you were there, let us know who you saw at the festival and whether you agree with our judgments. … Read More
When actress Zooey Deschanel teamed up with folk troubadour M. Ward two years ago, people weren’t sure what to think — but two albums later, the duo’s retro pop makes sweet, perfect sense.
Volume Two finds the pair continuing in the same vein as its similarly titled predecessor, blending ’50s and ’60s pop with country lilts and laments. Lead single “In the Sun” mixes downbeat lyrics with upbeat melodies, offsetting its lovelorn heart with music set to inspire synchronized dancing. … Read More
Let’s just say that this week’s mix features surprises. From breaking news (The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene) to breakaways (The Apples in Stereo, Sia) to breakouts (Galapaghost, Barbara), the next ten tracks will give you even more of an excuse to curl up inside and avoid the nor’easter. Right Click + Save As if you prefer to order your music a la carte, or download the mix in its entirety here. … Read More
The good people of Bonnaroo have decided to heighten the suspense of the list of bands playing this year’s festival by releasing the names one by one today via Twitter from noon to 9 p.m. The fest will take place from June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee, and thus far, it looks even more promising than last year’s lineup, which was helmed by Phish and Bruce Springsteen.
Five years after their first tour together, the debut album from Monsters of Folk melds the talents of M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and My Morning Jacket’s Jim… Read More