Week In Review (2/6/15)

My Midnight Heart – “Drown”

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This should hold you over while you wait for the next Disclosure album

Cheers to 19-year-old Zak Abel, who is already making a splash in the UK.

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Bouquet – “Stacks On Stacks”

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Jeff Tweedy continues finishing songs for awesome deceased musicians

Actually this time it’s Mavis Staples’s project finishing the many demos of her late father, the great Pops Staples. Tweedy is just helping out on this track. That’s also his son Spencer Tweedy on drums!

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I know you’ve already seen the Super Bowl halftime show, but I also know that you want to see those dancing sharks again!

Oh yeah, Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, and Katy Perry were there too.

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Matthew E. White wrote a song for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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In honor of the one year anniversary of the late actor’s death. Listen here via Stereogum.

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The new Jay Z movie got lots of accolades at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

Some are calling it the next Boyhood.

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Bob Dylan continues to be the greatest with his Frank Sinatra covers album

And his voice actually sounds good here!

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Pink Gloves – “80’s Girls”

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Pharrell Williams is still going strong in 2015 with this Major Lazer collaboration

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Girlpool – “Chinatown”

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Watch out Bruno Mars, here comes Taylor Locke

https://soundcloud.com/taylor-locke/running-away-from-love

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Body Language – “Really Love”

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St. Tropez – “Cut Me Loose”

Garage rock never gets old.

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Mesita – “Hostiles”

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My weekly reminder that there’s a lot of great WTF songs out there, like Mochipet’s “Psilocybin Samurai”

The new Pokémon?

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Tica Douglas – “I Didn’t”

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Skizzy Mars – Time (Ft. G-Easy & Olivver)

Reminds me of Chance The Rapper with a different voice. Good stuff.

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Watch Zach Braff Make Fun Of ‘Garden State’ On SNL (And Listen To His iPod)

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This Saturday Night Live skit from 2007 is funny, but it’s especially great when Braff, pretending to be the kind of high school kid who will actually tell you that the Garden State movie and soundtrack changed his life, tries to convince everyone that a Garden State themed prom would be perfect.

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And for all you Braff fans, check out my Spotify playlist that combines the soundtracks of many Braff-related works (Scrubs, Garden State, Wish I Was Here, The Last Kiss) and other personal favorite songs that fit the cinematic wishfulness and melancholy mood of  Dr. Jon Dorian and Andrew Largeman.

Also, if you want a good read, check out this great Vulture piece defending Garden State, a movie you either love or love to hate.

Wish I Was Here is released today in limited release.

Music History 101: The Only Time Radiohead Played Saturday Night Live

It has been confirmed that Radiohead will be the musical guest for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 24th (With Alec Baldwin hosting!).

As popular as this band is among critics and fans, it will be very strange to see a band like Radiohead on TV performing for a mainly mainstream audience.

Radiohead have performed on SNL only once before, back in 2000 when Kid A came out.  Click here to see them perform “The National Anthem” and you’ll be able to guess why they’ve only played SNL once.  It’s a great performance but it feels out of place on SNL, especially with Kate Hudson cheering in the background.

Also I apologize for the Chinese.  Youtube didn’t have the video, but Tudou did!

Thanks Consequence Of Sound for the story.