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Nov 20, 2008

It’s a Gun Fight (in the Spirit of Christmas)

Don’t forget your pistol because The Hives and Cyndi Lauper duke it out!  Naturally, in the Spirit of Jesus’ birthday, the Hives and Cyndi Lauper collaborate on a Christmas single about all our favorite holiday activities.  You know, infidelity, arson, wrecking your significant other’s parent’s car – all your most cherished Yuletide memories!   Talk about rockin’ around the Christmas tree.

The single drops for digital download December 2nd.  You can catch The Hives tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Nov 18, 2008

Best Tour Ever

RethinkPopMusic is the first in the know of the Passion Pit/Paper Route tour begining early next year.  This is a tour that we have been pursuing for the past 3 months introducing Passion Pit to Paper Route’s music and vice versa. Could you imagine what a collaboration would be like?

Ok, well that’s M83, but I have been looking for a reason to post this video. Anyways, tour dates after the jump:

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Nov 14, 2008

mtvU Woodie Awards

In Preview of mtvU’s Woodie Awards show which was taped Wednesday and airs November 19th – I award a few of my own Woodies:

Lykke Li played 2 and half songs including a cover of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” with mister Q Tip in the flesh.  The first song “Dance, Dance, Dance” which gets the “most likely to be cut from the actual program, but probably performed because it’s her next single Woodie Award”, was one of the best of the night even though we were standing in front of the monitors.

Santogold (can I call you Santi?) who is often compared to MIA, performed a good short set including “LES Artists”.  However, unlike MIA, she preformed live and received less of a response for her performance than the MIA’s “Paper Planes” video on the award show big screen. (“Best live music video Woodie goes to MIA”).

Finally, when we heard Chromeo was performing with Vampire Weekend, we thought “Oh God, this could potentially be cool, but it will most likely be horrifying.  “Well, it was neither.  Chromeo might as well have not even been there.  During VW’s “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance,” P – Thugg stood behind his legged lamp keyboard and Dave 1 played the guitar.  After playing back up to VW, they left their lit – up – half – body on stage – the only evidence that they performed.

Chromeo (no, not the leggy keyboard) get “Best Stage Prop Woodie Award”.

Maybe Walter Meego can stand in the background during Chairlift’s set next year.

Nov 12, 2008

The Kids Really Don’t Stand a Chance

Vampire Weekend will be joined by king’s of cheese Chromeo to play VW’s “The Kid’s Don’t Stand a Chance” at the mtvU Woodie Awards.   This odd collaboration could be really scary ,or it could potentially just appear that way.

The 2008 Woodie Awards air on mtvU November 19th.

Nov 12, 2008

Paper Route

It’s quite the pill to swallow, imagining a heavy-synth, protools-loving rock band from Nashville signed to Motown Records. But with dueling falsettos and complex harmonies, the influence of early Motown greats Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder amd The Temptations are obvious.

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