Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

"Listen! Do You Smell That?"*

I don't think it's teen spirit.

At 50, Siouxsie Sioux is finally set to release her solo debut Mantaray. The fantastic first single Into a Swan is a demonstration of the beguiling goth goddess's aesthetic and sound without which there'd likely be no Shirley Manson and certainly no Allison Goldfrapp. [Although it must be noted that the Into a Swan video seems to owe at least some small debt to Goldfrapp's Strict Machine vid. – Ed.]

And The Hives are back with a new great new track/video, Tick Tick Boom, that doesn't really blaze any new sonic trails for them, but is blazing nonetheless. The video seem to have been inspired by Ron Mueck's hyper-real giants.

*Name that movie.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Control Issues

Control, is the Anton Corbijn directed biopic about Ian Curtis the tormented lead singer of massively influential late-70's post-punk band Joy Division who committed suicide at 23. It's been called the "the somber B-side to (24 Hour Party People)"

Since I'm a fan of everything mentioned above – save suicide at 23 – I'm eagerly looking forward to it's U.S. release. Corbijn's eye is unfailing and the music was an integral part of the soundtrack to an angsty youth.

Should be fun for the whole family!

[See also: Love Will Freak Us]