The announcement most of us were waiting for. It’s thinner, sexier, more productive, and I hope to make her it mine sometime this month. Head over to Apple to be notified when it’s ready for pre-ordering.
Ratatat are bloody brilliant. They create some incredible soundscapes in a very creative manner, often recording the music backwards, then reversing the tracks to get some unique effects. Their latest record, LP4, keeps the ingenuity going. So check out the track (Mandy), and if you dig it, pick up the album on iTunes.
Tokyo Police Club make some excellent music. I have yet to be disappointed by anything they’ve put out, and their upcoming album, Champ, is no different. They’re streaming the whole thing on their Myspace page right now, so head over and give your ears a bit of a treat.
“The world is not a pretty thing when you look at it too close. We fell in love with atrocity. We make pornography and call it news - a daily fix of horror. We think the coming disaster is going to be ecological, that the problem is political, but no. No, the great war is psychological - it’s in here. We have made ourselves into fat and faded wheezing animals, educated in apathy, amused by cruelty.”—Two (The Prisoner Miniseries)