Dystimulation

Music and other modern musings

Good News!

After a long celebratory weekend packed full of rummage sales and races, I am back! Also good news: Swedish trio Miike Snow, whose self titled album drops June 9 but is currently available on US Itunes, has been added to the Oseaga line up! The schedule for the 2-day jam fest in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, also featuring the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, the Decemberists, Beast and Lykke Li, has yet to be released, which leads me to believe some other last minute acts are still to come.

Miike Snow – Animal
Miike Snow – Burial (Dj Mehdi Rmx)

The above pic is by London’s conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. The series of self-portraits is called Escape Artist. You can check more of them out here

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May 25, 2009 Posted by | F.A.D., Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yeah, they’re coming! Yeah, they rock!! Yeah, heads will roll!!!

I awoke to some pleasing news yesterday, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are closing the show at this year’s Bluesfest! Just days ago I reviewed my summer 2009 festival and show line-up, which I think is shaping up quite nicely. The roster currently includes first time viewings of Santogold, Amanda Blank, Lykke Li, Cold Play, Beastie Boys, Beast, Neko Case and Holy F*ck!, and a slew of welcomed repeat acts like, Thunderheist, the Roots, Crystal Castles, Girltalk and maybe, if all goes well, Cut Copy. Following my review, I created a shortlist of acts I wanted to see and it just so happens to include the NYC indie sensations. I am pretty excited, mostly because I am still legitimately riding the high off their most recent album, It’s Blitz, which dropped back in March.

Heads Will Roll is pretty much my fave tune on the album. Here’s a taste of what others had to bring to it. If you ask me there appears to be a little it of a concensus on the alternative interpretation.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Lego Beat Dark Cuts Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Dance Til You\’re Dead Rmx)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Young Live Starters Rmx)

Bonus!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric (Acoustic)

I admit that my first review of this year’s festival was a little brash, and the lineup is settling well with me as we get closer to the date, and with this addition of course. I maintain my belief that the year is a little weak in comparison to others but I am feeling a little more relaxed than I had initially.

This year’s Bluesfest runs from July 8-19. You can check the whole line-up here.

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Viva la Homecoming Disco!

For those that don’t know, DiscoTech is a 3-man remixing machine from Germany. Their mission, take a radio hit and edit it to the point it becomes acceptable to play at Friday’s scenester showdown. 

Coldplay – Viva la Vida (DiscoTech Rmx)
Kanye West – Homecoming (DiscoTech Rmx)

Their US tour just ended Sunday but I suspect they will be back in North America in no time.

May 5, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , | Leave a comment