Yeasayer Gets a Face Massage

I feel like I just watched someone else’s acid trip.


Austra goes “Home”

A new song by Austra. I like it.

Everybody Dance With Bap-Bap-Bappi

Muscial director Bappi Lahiri, Bollywood’s greatest magpie, throws in everything from electro to 60s garage punk into this little number from 1987, featuring what is probably the world’s loudest tape recorder.


The Monks Monk Out on German Television

Well, after all that Meredith Monk, let’s have some other Monks. As in The Monks, in some amazing footage from German television in 1966.  (I think this is the show that became Beat Club.)

As you’ve no doubt noticed, these dudes actually shaved divots into their hair in order to look like monks. That’s commitment.

More Monks. You’ll have to excuse the interminable bilingual introduction to the first one.

There’s more live footage of The Monks floating around on Youtube as well; it’s all great.

The Knife loves the sight of broken glass

Hey, it’s a new video from The Knife. If you watch it long enough, a woman will pee in the street. (In the video, that is.) Also, there are some lesbians. And a straight couple, also. Some wine glasses get broken, then unbroken, then broken again.

I’m not sure I really “got” the video. Or if there is really anything to get.

The song’s good, though.

O Yuki, You So Fine


O Yuki Conjugate has been making music, off and on, in several different incarnations, since 1982, incorporating elements of industrial, ambient and techno/house music into their eclectic output. Here, a few tracks from different points in their career.

The first two tracks come from the group’s debut Scene in Mirage, originally released as an LP in 1984. The first is meloncholy but also sort of relentless; the second works in some dancey beats. We finish up title track off their Sunchemical CD from 1996.

Nothing happens in any of these videos — the visuals are just static images — so feel free to go make yourself a sandwich while listening to them. And maybe one for me as well, while you’re at it.

If you’re intrigued by all this, there’s a lot more O Yuki to be found on YouTube and an album up on Bandcamp as well.

Find out more about the group at their website and/or AllMusic.

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