Posts tagged ‘Thom Yorke’

March 25, 2010

New Moon deconstructs “serious music”.

I watched New Moon last night. When a Bon Iver & St Vincent duet soundtracks the scene right before Edward leaves Bella, Lykke Li soundtracks a scene where Bella feels devastated because Edward left her, and Thom Yorke soundtracks a werewolf/vampire fight it creates a deconstruction of the idea that any music, even “serious music”, is truly on a higher credibility level. And, I like that.

October 5, 2009

Thom Yorke… and Flea

Thom Yorke clearly just wants to do whatever his heart desires, which includes forming a group with Flea. Also, serious rock band superproducer Nigel Godrich, and Beck drummer Joey Warnoker. I think The Red Hot Chili Peppers have about one and a half good albums, but I’l try to listen with open ears because it’s Thom Yorke. But seriously, look at this photo. Worlds colliding, right?

Thom Yorke and Flea

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September 21, 2009

Full Twilight: New Moon tracklist.

Twilight: New Moon

Pitchfork posted the full Twilight: New Moon tracklist. In addition to new Thom Yorke, Death Cab For Cutie, and Lykke Li songs, there is a St. Vincent / Bon Iver collaboration and a Grizzly Bear / Victoria Legrand (Beach House) collaboration. All to soundtrack this:

September 17, 2009

Yes I liked Twilight.

Confirmed for the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, new songs by Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie, Grizzly Bear, and The Killers. I feel some sort of strange vindication.

If you want to know how this can be, the “Music Supervisor” for the movie is Alexandra Patsavas. She’s been responsible for TV shows like The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl etc., including getting The Flaming Lips on the original 90210

February 11, 2009

Radiohead @ The Grammys

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and the USC Marching Band performing “15 Steps”. At 1:10 Thom Yorke seems to be conjuring up his inner Mick Jagger. It’s pretty awesome.

BTW, In Rainbows and “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. lost to that snoozefest Robert Plant / Alison Krauss album for Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year, respectively. Nice to see the Grammy voters still like to pass up excellence and innovation in order to reward blandness.

September 12, 2006

Why does anyone else bother making music?