Chipmunk Punk

Ah, another album from my youth. It’s amazing to consider the number of copies this damn thing sold according to the accompanying clip. Dig it.


Road Warriors 54

The inaugural Outside Lands Festival will take place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, with Jack Johnson and Tom Petty already confirmed, and Radiohead rumored to be performing too.
The festival is August 22-24.

Hanson will hit the road again for their The Walk Tour ’08. The guys will also be playing SXSW on March 15, a performance that will be broadcast live on Direct TV. The spring tour will be supported by Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers and “One Tree Hill’s” Kate Voegele.

Coheed and Cambria are currently on tour supporting Linkin Park, and there are a few remaining dates that you can check them out Read the rest of this entry »


Video Vault – Chris Mars

“Popular Creeps” from the great Horseshoes and Hand Grenades album.


DMed’s Video of the Week: Kerli, “Love Is Dead”

My head tells me that I shouldn’t like Kerli. One listen to her voice tells me that she worships at the altar of Amy Lee – the song is smothered with Evanescence-style melodrama as well – and the lyric is straight from Alanis Morrisette’s notebook (“I know that you think of me when you’re beside her / Inside her”). But I find myself irresistibly drawn to the Estonian beauty. I feel like Oz in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” when the band fronted by the female wolf comes to Sunnydale and plays the Bronze. He’s dating Alyson Hannigan, Alyson freaking Hannigan, but damned if he could resist the singer’s siren song. I’m Oz, Kerli’s the wolf.

The wolf also made an appropriately creepy video for her brooding lead single “Love is Dead.” It starts with her horribly aged, standing in front of a CGI background that shows, well, death. As the video goes on, she gets younger, and everything behind her does, too. We get stuff from 20-year-old girls pitched to us all the time. None of it sounds like this. She’s not reinventing the wheel or anything, but you have to love a young girl with some depth. She covers Bauhaus’ “She’s in Parties,” for crying out loud. Hopefully the full-length album, which drops April 22, will follow up on the promise of this single.

Embedding, sadly, is disabled, but I highly recommend checking her out. And in case you still need more convincing, here’s a picture of her.

See what I mean? You’re drawn to her too, aren’t you? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to lock myself up in my cage, so I don’t accidentally eat anyone when the full moon hits.

To view the video, click here.

Update: Video link switched from Island’s site to YouTube.


The Bullz-Eye Hi-Fi – new music reviews recap

Hi again, dear readers. Yours trly here once again to announce yet another new feature debuting on ESDMusic this week. I call it the “Bullz-Eye Hi-Fi.” Here I will be bringing you all the latest links to our weekly music reviews. If you need a refresher course on where you can find the main vein for most everything music-related on, then head over this way, but in the meantime, here’s what the stylus is finding its groove in this week on B-E:

Bauhaus – Go Away White – I check out the new and final Bauhaus disc. Was it worth the wait? Can it possibly live up to expectations?

Jeff Giles serves up three reviews this week, covering Alex Nackman’s Still Life Moves, Richard Julian’s Sunday Morning in Saturday’s Shoes and Paul Thorn’s A Long Way from Tupelo.

Our in-house musical doctor Mojo Flucke is doubling up on the grooves this week , giving his critical opinions on both Marah’s Angels of Destruction and The Raveonettes’ Lust Lust Lust

Black 47’s Iraq is placed under the proverbial microscope by Jim Washington, while our good man Mike Farley weighs in on The Afters’ Never Going Back to OK.

Finally, Mr. Pop Goodness himself, Will Harris takes us on a retro trip for the new release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller: 25th Anniversary Edition.

We also have four new Quick Takes in the hopper, kicking things off with a look at Paddy Casey’s Addicted to Company.


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