Archive for the ‘Scando’ Category
Long-time readers of this blog will know that I’m a huge fan of vampires, and that might be one of the reasons why I’ve been digging Vampire Weekend so much these days.
They’re not really all that electronic, but here’s a good danceable remix of one of their tracks by Miike Snow.
If you’re into that sort of thing, there’s lots more vampiric electro here on 199x.
I saw Tiga the other day…then watched the interview he did for his new album. If you haven’t seen it, go to Tiga’s website, and watch it. With lines like “My lyrics basically reveal essentially how interesting how I am” and it gives you a whole new appreciation for the man as an entertainer. Seriously - just watch the interview and prepare to be hilariously blown away. I also really appreciate it when he says “As a child I always believed and dreamed of a glorious, golden, mysterious future. And i feel like I’ve arrived. ”
And for you lazy ones that won’t go to his website to watch the interview video, here it is in two parts:
Hit up Tiga on Facebook
I’ve been obsessed with this picture of Allison Harvard (aka Creepy Chan) after I first read about her in a Wired.com blog post (just look at that blank look in her eyes). Once the darling of 4chan, she rose to fame by becoming the runner-up on my roommates favorite TV show: America’s Next Top Model. I don’t know if that’s a rags-to-riches story so much as a…you know what? I don’t know what kind of story it is. All I know is that she posted some pretty artsy pictures of herself on 4chan then got sort of normal, disappointing her original fan base.
Read more about Creepy Chan on Encyclopedia Dramatica, then check out these tracks below. They don’t really have anything to do with her, but I’ve been listening to them lately.
(Thanks to Discobelle for this one - they’re always dropping good Swedish stuff) (Apparentally Veronica is a big deal in Sweden)
Catch more Thieves Like Us on Myspace. I’m sure they’d love to have you as a friend.
The Persian Prince and I have no idea who Lorentz and Sakarias are, but we both agree that this low-fi (bordering on acoustic) hip-hop track is dope as hell. We’re both pretty sure it is in Swedish since they refernce Stockholm, and the language is definitely rhyme-friendly.
Check out Discobelle for the video that we ripped the track from.
I’ve been living the good life on the Valley Isle for the past week - eatin’ delicious grinds and giving it a good rip at H-Bay.
Props to the Trash Menagerie kids for serving up that timely track. You can find more Justin Faust on MySpace or buy his stuff here. More Pelifics here (looks like he’s another Scando).
I’m not totally convinced that these are seperate songs, but they’ve got different titles and they come from different editions of The Blue Walrus‘ great Clap to the Electricity compilations.
Fox n’ Wolf - Youth Alcoholic
Fox n’ Wolf - Electric Date
According to their MySpace page, they’re also from Sweden. Is everyone from Sweden these days?
In other news, I’ve now got a Myspace page myself, and a Twitter account. Awesome.
Maybe it is because I’m 1/4 Swedish, but from Snus to Espen, I love all things Scandinavian. It’s like there is something in the water over there that just makes stuff perfect and clean and beautiful.
It’s like I knew Lykke Li was Swedish the first time I heard her. Mostly, I can’t get enough of her song Little Bit (in all its remixed glory) but her other stuff is also pretty sweet.
Toronto Life says she’ll be at the moddy on October 24 and that tickets are $15. All the cool kids are going.
Lykke Li - I’m Good, I’m Gone (Black Kids Remix)
Check out Lykke Li’s MySpace account or buy some of her songs on iTunes. Amazon even has her sweet little album “Youth Novels.” The Hype Machine has some more tracks from her.
If you still aren’t convinced, check out how gorgeous the video for Little Bit is and see if you don’t fall a little bit in love with her, too: