Exactly What I Wanted.

No, Kelly Clarkson, this is about you again. God--sit down already. You've already got the #1 record for two weeks in a row now, the least you can do is stop frequenting my blog and go out to celebrate already. Some singers,I swear to God... How exactly does one improve upon an album that could…


I Miss It So Much: Lyrics

Because I've fallen so heavily for the new Röyksopp's latest release, I feel compelled to type out the lyrics in their entirety for all to adore. It's a job that I've come to realize may require the assistance of a translator; for as much as I absolutely adore the exotic intonation of our lovely…


NASA: The Spirit Of Apollo

I told you. Last December, I predicted that the new album by N.A.S.A. (comprised of Sam Spiegel and DJ Zegon), The Spirit Of Apollo, would bring about a certain kind of Apocalypse. Well, look around: A crumbling economy, a lesbian taking over as premier in Iceland...It's only a matter of time…


Introducing...The Gadsdens!

In an industry mired in dime-a-dozen bands and MySpace insta-lebrities, today's bands tend to suffer from the same symptoms of overzealous promotion, ultimately leading to über-entitlement and general gloating. Yet despite the mighty roar of the media machines behind these bands, a large majority…


N.A.S.A.: Rather Gifted

Sam Spiegel (perhaps better known as Squeak E. Clean) is, as we all may soon come to realize, the devil. One needs only briefly look over the exhaustive list of indie darlings and pop culture icons (including Karen O, Nina Persson, Lovefoxxx, Tom Waits, and Ghostface Killah) set to lay down their…


Leaky Lykke

Why, look! Towards the sky! It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No! It's Swedish indie-pop darling Lykke Li riding off the coattails of contemporary Robyn's international success! DL: Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Metronomy Remix)DL: Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Black Kids Remix) I kid...a little.…


Teeny Bells and Tambourines

Here's Lykke Li on Later...with Jools Holland performing one of her better songs, "Little Bit." It's a rather tender performance that seems to be one step behind falling apart from the seams at any moment, though it manages to maintain itself until the very end. The music gets a bit…


Don't Tell 'Em What You Know About Me...

Alas, my latest Swedish delight to stumble upon! Her name is Britta Persson, a refreshing indie-pop treat. Quite airy like Lykke Li and complete with a country twang in the vein of Nina Persson (of The Cardigans...related?) She released her second album, Hollywood Kill Me, back in January in the…


I Lykke A Lot

Good evening my lovely people! I hope everyone's having a ravishing Super Tuesday! This is no political blog, but I hope everyone is taking the opportunity to watch the process unfold live on the television tonight. So while the delegates are counted and the winners are projected, I'm going to make…