It was Tom Lehrer’s Birthday yesterday! Total dude.
PEOPLE ARE GERMS ROLLERDISCO with Alexis Taylor / The Glimmers / Trevor Jackson / Crispin Dior / Magistrates
In a splendid clash of OMG and LOL, our pals Claire and Juliette Germs are putting on an amazing party… here’s the scoop: On the 18th April Claire and Juliette are running a very special People are Germs party in the form of a (drum roll…) ROLLERDISCO at BASH STUDIOS (Scrutton Street, London, EC2A)! Just to clarify skating is, apparently, NOT compulsory…
Tickets are on sale from Ticketweb.co.uk and cost a handsome £8. (£10 on the door) info.
Our pals and proper hometown gents The Maccabees have been recording their second album for what seems like forever… but it’s finished now! Last week they gave away their first new track for free from their myspace, or directly by clicking here – it’s still up there if you haven’t snagged it yet. For me it’s a MASSIVE step up. Felix (guitar / vocal and all round good egg) has written and spoken of not wanting to do what a lot of bands do with their second album and do the same thing except worse.
The new track, No Kind Words, totally bears him out on this – its a winding, dark, tense lament on the demise and salvation of a dear friend (can we guess who?). I love it – it’s the best thing they’ve done. I can’t wait for the new album – it’s gonna have the brass section from Arcade Fire on it, who flew in from Canada to Paris to record their parts.
They also crammed in a video shoot with Mat Horne (a fan pretty much since day one) from that Gavin and Stacy thing that I don’t really get but that everyone seems to love. The vid is super simple, and sick as fuck. It was directed by Orlando (vocals) and Ruth Render.
Anyway, probs to the boys for stepping up their game so impressively, and props again for selling out the Concorde 2 in less than 24 hours. Time to start booking some bigger venues methinks!
I shit you not…. Read the full nonsense Press Release (and commentary) on the Guardian’s website:
Merry Christmas everyone – here’s a lovely little film by AKQA to sum up exactly the sentiments of the season, especially if you are well acquainted with a pierced film lid and little plastic tray.
I just saw this on Christian’s wicked blog Good In The Air. It’s called Crayon Physics and you’ve just got to watch it – I can’t explain what makes it mind boggling – just watch.
You can only get this on PC at the moment, but us Appletosh types do get a (hacked) iPhone app called Touch Physics. Best buy ever at 59p.
My buddy and sometime GenEric boy Jacksonio’s crew The Parkers have had some tees done to promote one of Jackson’s other enterprises, the indefatigably nang blog GURN.
By the way, sorry for the lack of posting recently, and the lumpy appearance. Normal service will resume shortly. Locked in battle with the CSS Mothra.