Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gucci unveils new song and video featuring Waka Flocka

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Here's the new joint from Gucci Mane "Gucci Tarantino" and protege/Brick Squad compatriot Waka Flocka Flame. I guess the video's supposed to have some sort of narrative, though it lost me around the time the $100 bill went in the sink. Mostly it's just Gooch and Waka Flocka sitting around on the couch, eating takeout. Where's the beef? I'm disappointed. Real rap feuds don't even exist anymore, y'all.

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Chunklet puts your indie cred. to the test

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Chunklet Magazine publisher Henry Owings took time out of his busy day of publishing to answer 5 questions about his forthcoming book, Indie Cred. Test.

Chad Radford: Tell me about this war on cool of which you speak?
Henry Owings: I'd say it more resembles the War on Drugs only this time Nancy Reagan has nukes.

How does a Kickstarter campaign work?
Mick Mars starts with a whammy bar dive bomb on the D string, repeats on A, then the low E. Sounds just like a real goddamn motorcycle.

Will there be an actual test or some way to gauge your level of cred or like the Blue Book value of your worth that comes with The Indie Cred Test book?
They must bribe the right person (e.g. myself). That's how the world of cool "really" works. Duh. But in the end, everyone will most likely fail.

Do you have any favorite essays or are there any pieces of writing in the book that really stand out for you?
Let's be honest, all my stuff is pretty stellar. As always. Some of the other guy's stuff is okay, but nothing worth publishing for sure.

Has Paste magazine made a donation yet?
Yes, but it wasn't their talentless head placed on the end of a stake, so we sent it back.

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Baroness cover the Descendents on 'Golgotha' 7-inch

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:32 PM


File under Fuck Yeah: Today, Relapse releases a limited edition 7" single from Savannah metalheads Baroness. The A-side of the record is the superbly gnarled "A Horse Called Golgotha," which you may have heard on the group's acclaimed 2009 Blue Record. And the B-side? Well, it's none other than "Bikeage," a classic tune from beloved dweeb-punks The Descendents. Bitchin'!

Check out the original Descendents tune after the jump.

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Take Five: Bukkake Boys

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:56 PM

  • Bukkake Boys

Welcome to Take Five, a (semi-)weekly feature where we ask five Very Important Questions of a local band set to perform that week. Today it's Bukkake Boys, who bring their brash thrash to 529 this evening.

1. Sexy name! Hard to Google, though.
Thanks, we try to arouse our fans, as well as entertain.

2. As a wise man once noted, "Punk rock died when the first kid said 'Punk's not dead.'" Is punk dead?
CRASS told us punk is dead, and I believe them.

3. Who's your favorite Atlanta sports figure, past or present?
Andre Rison.

4. I just heard the new Weezer album, and it's terrible. What's the last terrible album you heard?
It's been a while since I've heard a true clunker, but the other day I got an Unruled 45 in the mail that was warped beyond belief. I tried to listen to it, and it was indeed a terrible, terrible experience.

5. Tell me a kid-friendly joke that's still kind of funny.
Q: What does a sexy ghost wear? A: A fitted sheet.

With White Boss, Son Skull. $5. 9 P.M. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.

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The Love Language: Stu McLamb's take on pop

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:40 PM

  • Merge Records

The Love Language, Howlies and the Soft Company play The Earl, Fri., Sept. 3. $10. 9 p.m. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

"Brittany's Back" mp3

Bedroom projects and quarter-life crises (especially of the breakup and self-destructive variety) stand as two of the most overplayed themes in indie-rock. These type of musical acts often appear to be a dime a dozen, and The Love Language seem to fall into this trap at first glance. But give their 2010 release Libraries a spin, and most doubts about this Raleigh five-piece quickly succumb to their lush and catchy style of pop.

While songwriter Stu McLamb may have initially created The Love Language his own personal heartbreak, doubt and despair, it has since transformed into one of one the more alluring indie-pop acts in recent memory. Before making the trip down from Raleigh to perform at The Earl this Friday (Sept. 3), McLamb spoke about Libraries, Of Montreal’s influence and playing with Atlanta rockers Howlies.

Max Blau: In the past you’ve said that the Love Language was never intended to be a band. Why did you think that?

Stu McLamb: I guess it was more along the lines of how it started with the first couple of songs that happened. I didn’t look past it much more than a MySpace page. I know you heard the story about the breakup, I’ve told that a million times. Basically, there were a couple of songs that I wanted the girl to hear and maybe a couple of other people; it was just kind of a small-scale project, just a couple of songs. I was so happy with them that I just got onto a roll creatively and kept the project. It grew to a point that I obviously wanted to share it with more people.

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Nice Moves kicks off at Sound Table tonight

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Nice Moves, a new monthly at Sound Table, kicks off tonight featuring DJs Lewis, Cameron Corey and Cole Burns. Nate Shuman, who tends bar at spots across town but has been involved in the electronic music scene for more than a decade and DJs as Lewis, promises "a very choice selection of beats aimed straight at your brains."

There will be a "dinnertime selection" set of slower and lower tracks to get things ramped up, but the tunes will build from there as the crowd transitions from foodie to sound connoisseur. Expect to hear tracks from the likes of Dabrye, Giant Panda, Dam-Funk, DJ Krush and DJ Cam — artists who are rarely represented in your typical DJ set.

Check the equally entertaining promo by Philthy Soft Pretzels/Film Works below.

Nice Moves. Free. Dinnertime selections start at 6 p.m.; live DJs start at 10. Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave. www.thesoundtable.com.

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Tracklist: The Walkmen, R.E.M., Vice, Antoine Dodson, Trent Reznor, iTunes, Lady Gaga, Ana Tijoux, Miles Davis, Robyn, Bjork, and Talking Heads

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM

The Walkmen cover R.E.M.'s "Driver 8." We'll allow it!

>> Trent Reznor's score for The Social Network is very SHOCK Trent Reznory.

>> Robyn destroys Bjork's "Hyperballad." Gorgeous.

>> iTunes song samples to double in length. If song length doubles for more than four hours, consult a physician.

>> Living on The Radio: Gaga performs new Gaga song, live, no thank you.

>> Watch, listen, adore French/Chilean MC Ana Tijoux.

>> Antoine Dodson is living the American dream.

>> The Miles Davis box set, "The Genius of Miles Davis" is 43 CDs and shaped like a horn.

>> Drums couldn't wait to cover Arcade Fire. NOT SORRY.

>> The Vice Guide to Reading Writing About Music. Good reading.

>> If you don't already: Talking Heads, The CBS Demos, 1975

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Black Lips set to rock the high seas on Bruise Cruise

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:24 PM

It's not happening until next February, but tickets are on sale now for the Bruise Cruise, a "3 Day Tropical Rock'n'Roll Vacation" that will take attendees aboard a cruise ship from Miami to Nassau and back. Among the bands set to perform atop the deck of the Carnival Imagination are Atlanta's Black Lips, Brooklyn's Vivian Girls, Austin's Strange Boys and San Francisco's Oh Sees and Ty Segall. It's a veritable who's who of modern heeeepsterism, and on a boat, at that. What? My head hurts. Anyway, tickets cost upwards of 500 bucks and are limited to the first 400 buyers. So get on it, rich boys and girls. And if you're not rich, don't worry: there's a "cruise now, pay later" option that'll let you pay a deposit up front and the rest later. Except, you can't actually cruise until you pay the whole thing. Meh. Semantics.

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Lionel Richie shills for British potato chip company

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 3:54 PM

These days, Lionel Richie is rightly vilified for spawning once-famous socialite/groupie Nicole, but before The Simple Life infested our airwaves, good old Lionel was a schmaltzy 1980s singer best known for being really creepy in one of his videos. Now, all he's got left is potato chips. Delicious British potato chips.* Mmm, barbecue. I'ma get me some.

*Wait. Crisps! I meant crisps. Bollocks.

(Via Gawker)

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Kanye and Raekwon remix Justin Bieber, shit gets weird

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM


Well, it's happened. It's really happened. Ol' Crazy Kanye West (pictured at right in a rare moment of indiscipline) has made good on his promise to remix Justin Bieber's Splendariffic ballad "Runaway Love." And, as expected, he's enlisted the help of Wu-Tang's Master Chef (and current Atlanta resident) Raekwon to do the damn thing.

Check the link above to hear the tagged version of the "Runaway Love" remix. Though it's really not so much a cogent remix as it is 'Ye and Raekwon spitting some bars over a classic Wu-Tang beat with J-Bieb's song as the chorus. Not extremely innovative, but there are worse (and infinitely less bizarre) things you could be listening to on a Monday.

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