Boards of Canada, “Reach for the Dead” from Tomorrow’s Harvest (out June 11).
just going to a journey
Seeing The National live in concert can be an intense and cathartic experience. Seeing the band play new songs in the cozy confines of The Cutting Room Studios for WFUV takes that experience to a new level. The band is in fine form here, as it performs “Graceless,” one of the many stand-outs on Trouble Will Find Me, which is out today.
If you’ve ever wondered what else you can do with multiple exposure, the ethereal, Impressionist-inspired works of a Finnish artist and photographer might in turn be inspirational for you. Find out more after the jump!
This guy works a trombone unlike anyone else I’ve ever heard.
A British history TV channel named Yesterday worked with artists to put together modern-day portraits of famous historical figures.
From top to bottom, Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, and Marie Antoinette.
Doesn’t Shakespeare look like he’d totes be a photographer?
A student selecting an instrument for the first time is a beautiful thing.
Geordin: yes good choice this kid has taste
more lamantines !
“Sea of Love” - The National
Today has been a real handful for these guys. They participated in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” segments, taking questions of all kinds from fans. Amidst all that action, they’ve also premiered this new video. In case you haven’t brushed up on your Russian post-punk (What?), the video is a tribute to one done by Zvuki Mu. Matt Berninger appears to have more difficulties with the mic hanging from the ceiling than his Russian counterpart, though.
“Sea of Love” is yet another song for The National’s catalog, already brimming with melancholy and worry. With a focus on a love lost, “Sea of Love” might be a deliberately misleading title as Berninger sings, “Hey Joy, sorry I hurt you but / They say love is a virtue, don’t they?” The National have made a career out of playing with our nagging doubts, and they’re still going strong. Their newest album Trouble Will Find Me is out May 21st on 4AD.
- Kevin Tappin
Vox V286 Grand Prix.
You can see one getting put through all the different tonal/pickup/internal effects combinations here.