New Boards of Canada song debuted in Japan last night!
Zooey Deschanel has shared a self-directed video for She & Him’s wistful “I Could’ve Been Your Girl” via her website, Hello Giggles. Deschanel says it’s inspired by her favorite 1960s musicals. She dances throughout the clip, and her bandmate, M. Ward, appears as a mean-looking café patron. (He’s credited as “The Star”.)
While we might not know if Beyonce is pregnant, we do know she has a new track produced by Timbaland and co-written by The Dream. Listen to Grown Woman HERE
21 May 2013
Young Wonder // Electrified
RIP RAY MANZAREK 1939-2013
The Doors keyboard player has lost his battle with cancer, aged 74. CS
When Pharrell, visiting Paris, first sang his verse for “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk told him to “sing it again, again, again,” Pharrell recalls. “Then I did four or five more takes, they picked what they liked, then I sang each of those parts over and over. The robots are perfectionists.” Daft Punk hired choirs, string sections, trumpeters and pedal-steel players; they recorded sound effects on the foley stage at Warner Bros. They played parts themselves, then paid session pros who’d worked on Thriller and Off the Wall to play them better. They coaxed vocals from guests like Panda Bear and Julian Casablancas; Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers played guitar on three tracks. They flew to legendary recording studios in New York and Los Angeles, like Electric Lady and Henson, to capture the unique sounds and vibes of the classic rooms. Wherever they went, they kept the mics running, capturing freewheeling jams – “We had Ampex reels everywhere,” says Guy de Homem-Christo – that they edited later using Pro Tools, conjuring songs out of the footage “like we were making a film,” Thomas Bangalter says. “There are songs that span two and a half years and five different studios.”
Click above to read our new cover story, a revealing interview with the secretive duo Daft Punk and how they’re reinventing dance music, again.
Laura Marling’s songs dig well beyond the everyday, with each sung in a wise, dusky, brooding voice that always seems in control of its surroundings. The U.K. folksinger’s fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, takes a remarkable journey over the course of 16 hypnotic, subtly inventive songs.
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