Twitter is a bottomless black hole for making random comments, status updates and what have you, but forward-thinking pop star Robyn has found a use for the social network.
In light of her new, frustration-venting, unofficial single “Don’t F**king Tell Me What To Do,” the Swedish singer has posted a new video on her website that allows Twits to tweet what ails them.
While her drinking, diet, label, manager, boyfriend and neck are all killing Robyn, some of the tweets so far have revealed that her fans include those with painful fake tans, sinus infections and Asian food addictions. So yeah, it will display anything.
The video was made using special code that sends out words into a 3D-looking galaxy a la Atari’s retro ’80s video game Asteroids. It looks cool, especially when your tweet comes flying across the screen.
Check out robyn.com/killingme to see the video and to get your ailment in the video Tweet the #killingme hashtag.
And don’t forget to buy a copy of Robyn’s new album, Body Talk Pt. 1, featuring “Don’t F**king Tell Me What To Do.”
Andrew W.K. has contributed to a re-imagining of The Simpsons’ famous theme tune. Andrew played piano and threw in some scatting over top of some production by hip-hop crew People Under The Stairs. Their version will air on January 14th, the final episode of the show’s 20th season.
Phoenix are the stars of three new videos featuring them playing around various spots in Paris. Shot by Vincent Moon (The National, R.E.M., All Tomorrow’s Parties), the clips show the band stripping down their flashy studio sound to a couple of acoustics, a rinky-dink Casio keyboard and Thomas Mars’ unwavering voice.
Animal Collective will premiere their movie with director Daniel Perez at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The official description of ODDSAC is “an earthy, psychedelic experimental narrative infused with the band, Animal Collective’s aural and musical sensibilities.” Basically what we’d want in such an endeavour.
Jason Pierce has said he’s “not interested” in ever reuniting his former band Spacemen 3. About his notorious old bandmate Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember, Mr. Spaceman said, “The split was so acrimonious and my view of him hasn’t changed.”
The other day we mentioned how Beyonce and Of Montreal are interested in working with each other. Well, it appears Kevin Barnes has already jumped at the opportunity and begun working on a song for Ms. Knowles. On Twitter, he posted that the song will be called “He’sMyPartyDrug” and it “sounds like The Time meets Four Tet.” Ooh!
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Goldfrapp will return in the new year with their fifth album. Out March 23, 2010, Head First has been described as their :most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.” Despite the label writing that, we’re still excited.
Stop the presses: Robyn and Diplo are working together?!? Pitchfork dug up this tasty collaboration, which the two have been tweeting about for a couple weeks now. Diplo says Robyn has made his “favorite track of 2010!” Considering his tastemaking skills, we’ll assume it will be ours too.
If you’re curious about Final Fantasy’s upcoming Heartland album, you can now get a taste of what’s to come from the “12 concise songs informed by the traditions of pop, based on one long narrative concept and played by an orchestra.” Domino is giving away an MP3 of “Lewis Takes Action,” which you can download here.
Let’s hope the guys in Pavement enjoy their hugely anticipated, forthcoming reunion. Spiral Stairs told The Age, “If it’s enjoyable for us, I think it is inevitable that we’ll make some more music.” Somebody please hold him to that.
Finally it looks as though Oasis might reform… without Noel Gallagher. As the founder of the band, Liam likely has the rights to it. He says, “We’re not using it [the Oasis name] at the moment, but if we don’t come up with something else by the time we’re ready to release the album it’ll be Oasis. I’m not going to call myself something ridiculous just for the sake of it.” He also added that they wouldn’t play any Noel songs live.
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