Flaming Lips cover of Tame Impala’s Elephant
Gomez vs. McCann
September 25, 2013
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Check out the winning “Wrigley Field Turns 100” logo design, unveiled during today’s pregame ceremony. The Wrigley Field 100th logo will be featured as a patch on the team’s home uniforms next season and on collectible promotional items, memorabilia and commemorative baseballs.
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Last night (9/9 at 9pm), Arcade Fire unveiled the video for their first single off of their upcoming album. Produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and DFA Records fame, the album, also titled Reflektor, is set to grace our ears on October 28th. Murphy had the following to say about the presumed double album: “It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It’s really fucking epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I’m too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice. You know?”From the first single, I understand what he’s getting at. The song has frontman Win Butler, ever the aesthete, grappling with personal identity and its large implications in projecting it onto art. What he sees is unsatisfactory and ephemeral. It’s ultimately a solitary pursuit, which is interesting given the juxtaposed intention of this song to be shared and listened to in groups. Reflektor is more dance-oriented without forgoing the grandiose Arcade Fire sound that they’ve carefully curated over three simply prolific LPs. It’s incredibly deep, and easily one of my favorite tracks of the year. I’ve got the 28th circled on my calendar. Oh, and don’t miss the short guest vocals from David Bowie starting around the 4:55 mark.I thought I found the connector,