NME: Peter Hook on the new Joy Division biopic: “The way I always like to look at it is that you can judge how good a film is by how many people go to take a piss during it, and only two people went for a piss – Bernard and a 70-year-old woman.”
Aversion: Peace out Sub Pop. Rogue Wave signs to Jack Johnson’s label?
Weird new Art Brut vid for “Direct Hit” featuring pears and togas:
New Art Brut album, It’s a Bit Complicated, will be out June 19th. We are giving out signed posters and a cd samplers (including the songs “Direct Hit” “Pump up the Volume” and “Nag Nag Nag”) to celebrate this exhilarating occasion.
To win, listen to the stream below and tell us your best music video scenario for the song. Please send entries to: usounds AT gmail DOT com. Top three will receive a fun Art Brut prize pack. Sorry, this contest is limited to US, Canada and United Arab Emirates only.
“Direct Hit” Windows [stream] With amazing bonus light show!
The Broken West, a bright-eyed well tanned quintuplet hailing from the musical paradise of Los Angeles, have recently released their full length debut on Merge records, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, an album that I currently have the dubious pleasure of holding in my hands right now. It really is quite bad. I am finding right now that mere words, the only tools currently at my disposal, may very well be insufficient to describe the unfortunate noises entering my ears. So instead I encourage you to picture a modern day Sisyphus sitting on a chaise lounge in his living room sipping a brimming martini and sucking on an olive smartly plucked from the bottom of his glass. And instead of the rock that we may rightly have expected him to be pushing on his uphill treadmill, he is forced to walk, hands trembling, towards the stereo where he will push play, auto-repeat. And as I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On falls from the speakers and thrusts itself upon unwilling ears in a manner that could pierce the hymen of the most virtuous of virgins, he covers his face with his hands and settles into eternity.
Yes, that does seem to sum it up quite nicely – but don’t take my word for it, give it a listen yourself.