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The Wilderness Downtown

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 08- 31 22:40 (updated on 2010- 08- 31 22:40)
tagged arcade fire, chris milk, en, html5, music, the wilderness downtown, video, we used to wait - with 0 comment(s)

The Wilderness Downtown is a new interactive film by Chris Milk (done in HTML5 as a Google Chrome Experiment), and the new video for the song We Used To Wait from Arcade Fire. Judging from this, and the Unstaged show it looks like they are willing to play with the new technologies.

I like the video, for some reason it reminds me of House Of Cards (maybe because Google was involved too). The downside is, it only works on Chrome / Chromium.

The Suburbs Unstaged

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 08- 21 19:03 (updated on 2010- 08- 21 20:04)
tagged arcade fire, en, live, music, terry gilliam, the suburbs, unstaged, video, youtube - with 0 comment(s)

You might already know about the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs.

Even when is a good album, I think is by far the less interesting / innovative / emotional from the band (at least from the musical point of view, I didn't payed much attention to the lyrics yet), but I still love their live performance, and I've came across the Unstaged series at the Madison Square Garden and directed by Terry Gilliam. The videos are available in YouTube in HD (many thanks to youtube-dl [*] that let me see the concert without suffering the f*cking Flash Player).

Here is Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), my favourite song from the new album:

Update

You can download all the videos in HD using youtube-dl with this small bash script:

for i in h0DpBOYzXcQ 5pp3olGyku0 TtbrY6QrgPw 7vS5crSXJ6k GGdyG_83nX4 \
      DSykB-j_2UQ Q2T-ZAharmY 0L6ZFhZVOx0 CLjrQ3cwzJ4 RdYyYFymH-Y \
      sVW9usMRgNE bjhAP3V1o0w Q7fRvPjKDLs N9WR_eK0Rac bhwdd_01Ots \
      0ozdCLrTrtA diK1tZOXgDk 0ozdCLrTrtA aXuymDSGCko MQvZ4N1RfS8 \
      siFsdInZqC0 MXJi5_yThNY
do
   youtube-dl -f 37 -t "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$i"
done
[*]Tip: Download the files using the option -f 37 to get the HD version =)

Upcoming new albums

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 03- 01 22:31 (updated on 2010- 03- 01 22:31)
tagged arcade fire, en, gorillaz, mgmt, music, new album, third album - with 2 comment(s)

This year 3 of my favourite bands will be releasing a new album, and it will be the third for all of them. I think these bands have a thing in common, the first time I heard them it was very refreshing, they all given the existing sound a twist.

From older/more consecrated to newer/less known:

Platic Beach album cover
Gorillaz
I don't think this band need any presentation. Their new album is called Plastic Beach and it will be available this month (if you can't wait, you can get it using your favourite P2P network).
Arcade Fire

I think many people don't know this band. For me is one of the greatest bands ever, really. They did a incredible, memorable presentation with Bowie, and I'll just quote this video description:

If you don´t cry watching this, you are dead inside.

=)

Their new album doesn't have a name or a release date yet, but it's supposed to be finished.

Congratulations album cover
MGMT

They have to change their name from The Management to MGMT because that name was already being used by another band. They have some weird charm. Go, read some reviews, I'm a little lazy to write more about them :)

The new album is called Congratulations and it's supposed to be released on April 13.

Do yourself a favor, listen to these bands, and let's all hope together that their new albums are as good as the previous ones.