SMOOCH SMOOCH: Lady lightning.
Bang Camaro packed about 150 people into the Middle East upstairs last night for the debut of their first officialisimo music video: a clip for their smash hit single "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" lensed by Adam Moyer of TV's American Chopper, who offered his services after catching the band's first-ever show at the Paradise last year.
OTD's President's Day Ticket Giveaway marathon continues....
Some of you may have heard about Close Calls with Brick Walls, Andrew W.K.'s import-only follow up to The Wolf. If you don't live in Japan, you probably haven't, and you'd be forgiven if you'd assumed that Andrew had fallen off the face of the earth.
Pretty stoked for the next leg of the Museum of Fine Arts indie-rock concert series, which kicks off with Denmark's UNDER BYEN. The meticulous orch-pop group, whose name translates as "Below the City," have won a dedicated international following, inspiring the wags at Pitchfork to describe them as "like Björk and Mogwai falling down a well together."
Oh no they didn't.
Oh yes we did. We had our dude Jef Czekaj, of Nickelodeon Magazine fame, duncecap-and-kazoo us a poster for the most highly anticipated event of the winter: the Clipse's two-night tour-kickoff celebration at the Middle East, brought to you by the Boston Phoenix's "Excuse" concert series, and yours truly.
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes, RX Bandits, P.O.S., and K-OSFebruary 17 at AvalonPhotos by Carina Mastrocola
We wondered how long it was gonna take before someone raised a stink about this year's Pazz and Jop cover, in which Dylan rolls over TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone with a Segway or some shit. There are certain types of caricatures that rub you the wrong way, and this was certainly one of them.
Details continue to emerge about the new NIN disc, Year Zero (April 17, Interscope), including a fairly sophisticated ARG that includes the requisite Lost-afarian dupe sites, multiple narrative subplots about new world orders or something, and, what the hell, a leaked mp3. We're sorta digging "My Violent Heart", which has the soul of the old P.
That dude MISTAKER has cued up AC/DC, Tina Turner, and Justice for your listening pleasure. Call the bomb squad. Special NYC guests TROUBLE & BASS. OTD will be trying to get someone to play the new NIN thunder.
Mistaker, "Thunderdome Mix" (mp3)
Thunderdome, the party trailer
Photo credit: Caitlin Curran.
Full report from the Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year parade over here. Also, because we've been looking for an excuse to post it, the nine-minute "director's cut" version of "What Goes Around," which has been described as the next best thing to a Justin/Scarlett sex tape:
DOWNLOAD: Mean Creek, "Hands Behind Our Heads" (mp3)
Chis Keene and Aurore Ounjian were kicking around town as an indie-folk duo called, in true Damon & Naomi fashion, Chris & Aurore. But lately they’ve been fleshing out their songs with a full band, and they’ve rechristened themselves MEAN CREEK
In a nice little internerd loop, a thread on Hollerboard about the Hives/Timbaland track we posted yesterday turned up this clip of the Hives on Swedish TV last October . . . which may just have made the Hives our new favourite band, again. They cover seven songs in nine minutes (including one of their own), Pelle's got bleached hair, and they pull off a transition that puts them in the OTD hall of fame: the Hellacopters' "Gotta Get Some Action (Now)" into Three 6 Mafia's "Stay Fly."
It's been a while since we've laughed this hard at someone's music video before we've even seen it, but when Mike Gill called us up to tell us he'd directed a new Piebald video where the band rolls around town ghostriding their whip, we had coffee coming out our nose. Perhaps we shouldn't have been so shocked that Piebald listens to hyphy .
In a surprise to no one, the Explosion have gained their emancipation from Virgin Records, who declined the honor of releasing the band's new, presciently-titled album Bury Me Standing. In retrospect, this anticlimactic end to the Virgin/Explosion marriage makes this article we wrote a few years ago seem pretty silly