Friday, April 25, 2014

What's New(s)?

Karen O and N.A.S.A.'s cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" now has as an animated video

During this year's Grammys and Super Bowl broadcasts, electronics-company Sonos aired a clip that featured the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and rap-collective N.A.S.A. performing Bob Marley's iconic "I Shot the Sheriff". Now the grooving electronic take has an appropriately psychedelic video to accompany it. Released by N.A.S.A. and featuring illustrations from San Charoenchai, "I Shot the Sheriff" employs neon-colored cowboys, revolving disco balls, and skywriting in its revenge quest. It's the type of thing Sergio Leone would direct if he logged too much time at Studio 54 and is absolutely worth a look. 

The Libertines reuniting for Hyde Park show

Provided they can stick together long enough to practice, English garage-rock revivalists The Libertines are reuniting for a show at London's Hyde Park on July 5. The announcement comes almost ten years after the band first called it quits and nearly four since an impromptu London gig and headlining spot at the Reading & Leeds Festival. However in the past week, co-leads Carl Barât and Pete Doherty both hinted at a second reunion. First Doherty danced around the subject in Israeli newspaper Ynet by discussing a recent bout of Libertines "nostalgia", before Barât cryptically told fans of the band to "keep the 5th [of] July free."

Though a pining for past days apparently isn't all that convinced Doherty to make a comeback. In that same Ynet-piece, Doherty candidly admitted "they told me how much they will pay us and, I cannot lie to you, I couldn't say no, at least not in my state right now."
The Hyde Park "British Summer Time" show will also feature the Pogues, Spiritualized, Maxïmo Park, and others. Tickets go on-sale April 30 at 9AM, but if you're unable to snag a ticket to the show there's always the glory of 2002's "Time for Heroes".

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