Posts categorized “Wednesday Listening Pleasure”

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: Gorillaz “Humility”

JB + 2D!?

JB + 2D!?

Hey, Gorillaz came out with a new music video last week! Jack Black is in it! Take a look-see here:

So a few things: Jack Black appears in this video but does not actually play any of the music or sing any of the lyrics in the audio. Also, Murdoch has been replaced by Ace, a member of the Gangrene Gang from PowerPuff Girls. For serious! Take a look-see here:

Still playing with balls.

Still playing with balls.

Anyhoo, “Humility” is a preview from their upcoming new album, The Now Now. Didn’t Gorillaz just come out with an album last year? I’ve fallen behind!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: The Debut of “Come Find Me” by Warren Dunes

You Know These Guys

These guys again!?

Warren Dunes feat. Julia Massey are releasing a new single at a single-release show this Friday. But you can listen to it here before then if’n it pleases ye:

Oh, that single-release show? Here is the info:

Details:
Warren Dunes / Dweller on the Hill / Mirror Ferrari (Barboza event)
Friday, May 4th 7:00 PM
@ Barboza
925 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122 (map)
$10 (Adv) $12 (Door), 21+

Show Show Show!

Show Show Show!

Oddly enough, I will not be seeing you at this show. I’m going to be going to a different show in a different part of Seattle that very night! More on that tomorrow…

(Via KEXP)

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening “Pleasure:” Two New Trevor Peach Albums!

Described as “unhealthily pessimistic,” “morbidly morose,” and “crestfallen in the downtrodden extreme,” Trevor Peach has been writing and performing music since 2004, recording mixtapes for close friends, only recently releasing his entire discography online via Bandcamp.

Well, just a few days ago he surprised us all by releasing not one, but TWO albums!

The first is very punnily-named When In Art, Make Doubt, which Trevor recorded with the Foregone Conclusions backup band. It is 13 brand-new tracks that you can (and should?) listen to the whole thing RIGHTCHEA:

The second album, Wordless Speechless Voiceless, is an anthology of music created between 2014 and 2018, remastered without lyrics. So basically Karaoke versions of FIFTY-TWO FRIKKIN’ Trevor Peach songs so that you can “entertain” your friends by singing to them. In all seriousness, though, it sometimes gets lost in all the overwrought lyrics, but listening to the instrumental versions of Trevor’s songs reminds you that he is actually a rather exceptional guitarist… when he isn’t morosely strumming the same 5 chords in the same rhythm over and over again for three minutes.

There you have it. “Enjoy” these new musics!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: E=MC Hawking

e=MC Hawking

e=MC Hawking

You probably heard that renowned science guy Stephen Hawking passed away a couple of weeks ago. Yes, he was incredibly influential, and yes, he helped shed light on just how mind-screamingly WEIRD our universe is. But today I’m paying tribute to his biggest contribution to the world: his body of music as a dope MC.

Here is Stephen Hawking as MC Hawking with “e=MC Hawking”

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: GOL Wanna Do a Tiny Desk Concert!

That's a lotta peoples around such a tiny desk.

That’s a lotta peoples around such a tiny desk.

If’n ye didn’t know, NPR has what they call their “Tiny Desk Concert” series, wherein they invite musicians to come in and perform at a very confined space in their office. Open Mike Eagle did one back in December!

Well, apparently they’re having some sort of contest to get in on that tiny desk action, as evidenced by this official-looking piece of graphic design:

See? Proof of contest!

See? Proof of contest!

My good friends The Gentlemen of Leisure (aka GOL) have entered the contest with their excellent song “Blessed and Highly Favored,” which you can listen to in its entirety!


https://soundcloud.com/leisuregents/blessed-and-highly-favored

They also maked a video of them performing it live:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZg5VnR0BM

Wouldn’t that be exceptionally exceptional if GOL got to GO on NPR? The answer is yes.

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: New Warren Dunes!

You Know These Guys

You Know These Guys

Warren Dunes, the supergroup that exists when you mash together the two best Seattle bands in existence right now: Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount and Electric NoNo (though drummer Dom Cortese already played for both groups, so it’s really not that much of a stretch), has released an official single!

You want to listen to it? No, no, no, that shouldn’t be a question. You WANT to listen to it:

There’s also a very nice interview over at Artist Home, so you should read that. It includes the very exciting tidbit that a full Warren Dunes EP album is coming this October!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: Break Free (Lead the Way)

Did y’all know that Nintendo (specifically Naoto Kubo and Nobuyoshi Suzuki) wrote two complete songs with vocals for Super Mario Odyssey? The first one you might have heard, the jazzy “Jump Up, Super Star.” But there’s also this less-well-known song that appears during the climactic final stage of the game (and ending cutscene). This is the English version, with English lyrics by Rob Tunstall and Rob Heiret and vocals by pianist/singer/actress Kate Higgins:

It just so happens that this is in one of my all-time favorite musical genres, the female-vocaled power-pop/rock that emerged from the mid 90s with bands like Letters to Cleo, Veruca Salt, The Breeders, and Dressy Bessy. My four-year-old daughter absolutely loves this song, too.

P.S. If you’re fans of Naruto, you might recognize Kate Higgins as the voice of Sakura in the official English dub!

Categories: Music, Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.