Pretty much anything Lana Del Rey says or does results in a thousand new blog posts, or 100 new remixes, so expect the internet to go into meltdown after she swung by French TV recently and gave Taratata exclusive details of what we can expect from her in 2012.
Her debut album will be titled Born To Die (or Born 2 Die, depending on who you read) and will be available in the UK on 23 January. The album title is also the name of her next single, which she has been performing live recently, footage of which you can see below.
Initially we were a little bit sceptical of the Del Rey machine but regardless of all the controversy, there can be no denying that she makes delightful, old fashioned pop songs. “Video Games” has become quite the earworm over the last few weeks, hopefully the album will deliver much more of the same.
We’ve not decided yet whether or not we will be running end of year lists here at Alphabet Bands but if we do, at least one of us will be putting Caveman‘s debut album, CoCo Beware quite high up. Probably single digits. We love their late summer evening sound, with swooping guitars, incessant drums and a healthy dollop of pop thrown in for good measure. Think Pavement mixed with the Beach Boys, no really.
The band has just released a video for their track, “Easy Water”, which was directed by Bianca Butti. Check it out below.
Fast rising Norwich art-punk trio Fever Fever release their new single “Pins” today on Gravy. Check out the wailing, snarling beast of a track below and if you like what you hear, head to the Norwich Arts Centre tonight to catch them live alongside Fight Like Apes. What else have you got to do on a Monday evening?
It might be odd to think of the current Occupy movement that is in full force across the globe as being serendipitous, but that must be exactly how Penguin Prison views it. Filmed amongst the 99% occupying Wall Street, the message of his ace electronic groove-banger fits brilliantly with the movement, so we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and not view it as a shameless cash in. Check out the video below.
Slowly but surely, the world is falling for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. We knew we loved him as soon as we heard the name, but even without it, we would still be big fans of his razor sharp electronica. His excellence has been appreciated by a wide range of artists, with even Lady Gaga getting in on the act with a TEED remix of “Marry The Night”. Check out his new track, “Dream On”, below and then, if you are that way inclined, enjoy a short film set to the song that TEED himself describes as “… my study of German telecommunication towers, from the safety of the back seat of the tour bus.”
“Dream On” – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
If you like what you hear, the track can be downloaded for free here, all it costs is your email address.