*I’ve only been in New York for a few weeks and grad school hasn’t started yet. Check back during finals week.
» Listen to Saturday People at The Yellow Stereo
If putting lemons in the dishwasher to freshen things up is a life hack, is telling someone how you feel about them and their actions toward you an emotion hack?
If so, let the Emotion Hacker of the Year award go to Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, for her title track, Marry Me. With piercing honesty that’s whimsical in turn, Clark states her desire to marry a fellow named John, as sparse and carefully orchestrated instrumentation pleads and plays along with her. While as far as I know Clark is still single, it’s likely that her emotional productivity was maximized by the direct use of this simple command/request.
» Listen to Marry Me at Said the Gramophone
First runner-up: You Broke My Heart by Lavender Diamond
» Listen to You Broke My Heart at 3hive
Second runner-up: Let’s Make Out by Does It Offend You, Yeah?
» Listen to Let’s Make Out at Pitchfork
Third runner-up: Can I Get Get Get by Junior Senior
» Listen to Can I Get Get Get at You Ain’t No Picasso
France must be experiencing an unusual number of sunny afternoon showers lately. No other explanation could account for the amount of rainbows in its music videos.
It may be past its peak of hotness, but Je Veux te Voir by Yelle is still adorable. That is, until you realize that the bright colors are only there to distract you from the fact that this slender female electro-pop songstress is saying some harsh and dirty things about the manhood of ex-boyfriend and rapper, Cuizinier of TTC. Then it’s just awesome. (Though kind of hard to believe. I mean, the guy covered Warren G.)
» Listen to Je Veux te Voir at MySpace
» Listen to Regulate at Fluo Kids
As Cuizinier’s cousin and cohort in TTC, Teki Latex is slammed in Yelle’s rant, too. I have no idea what he’s saying in Les Matins de Paris, but he’s cuddly looking and makes cute blobby things appear all over Paris, so I have a hard time hating on him.
» Listen to Les Matins de Paris at MySpace
A Cause des Garçons shows the newer, lighter side of Yelle--well, comparitively, anyway. As someone whose armoire is constantly self-animating so it can boogie around while I’m trapped inside, I can totally relate. See also the insanely danceable Riot in Belgium remix.
» Listen to A Cause des Garçons at MySpace
» Listen to A Cause des Garçons (Riot in Belgium Remix) at MySpace