under-radar-mag:

As a member of Animal Collective, arguably his generation’s most critically-acclaimed band, Noah Lennox is used to the pressure of lofty expectations. Unlike most other artists, though, even Lennox’s solo albums as Panda Bear don’t provide him an opportunity to relax, as they’re now just as highly anticipated and universally praised as those of his band. Tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Lennox faces the challenge of once again reinventing a sound that is widely imitated but identifiably his own. It’s no small task. The follow-up to 2011’s Tomboy—Lennox’s exercise in minimalist psychedelia that served as his streamlined counterpart to 2007’s ecstatically blissed out Person Pitch—the fifth Panda Bear album is inspired by the work of 9th Wonder, the veteran Chicago hip-hop producer whose influence informs the samples-and-beats approach that dominates the new tracks. Speaking from his home in Lisbon, Lennox explains the role technology plays in his songwriting, the increasingly outward-looking focus of his lyrics, and how he makes sure his music retains its rough edges. [Note: There’s a separate in the studio article on Panda Bear in our current print issue. These are portions of the interview not included in the print article. Pick up our current print issue to read more about Panda Bear’s next album. Keep in mind that the album is still a work in progress and the details and direction of the album may have changed since this interview; consider this a snapshot of the album’s recording process.] (via In the Studio: Panda Bear on His Next Album, Tentatively Titled “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper” - Interview - Don’t Fear the Reaper | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

under-radar-mag:

As a member of Animal Collective, arguably his generation’s most critically-acclaimed band, Noah Lennox is used to the pressure of lofty expectations. Unlike most other artists, though, even Lennox’s solo albums as Panda Bear don’t provide him an opportunity to relax, as they’re now just as highly anticipated and universally praised as those of his band. Tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Lennox faces the challenge of once again reinventing a sound that is widely imitated but identifiably his own. It’s no small task. The follow-up to 2011’s Tomboy—Lennox’s exercise in minimalist psychedelia that served as his streamlined counterpart to 2007’s ecstatically blissed out Person Pitch—the fifth Panda Bear album is inspired by the work of 9th Wonder, the veteran Chicago hip-hop producer whose influence informs the samples-and-beats approach that dominates the new tracks. Speaking from his home in Lisbon, Lennox explains the role technology plays in his songwriting, the increasingly outward-looking focus of his lyrics, and how he makes sure his music retains its rough edges. [Note: There’s a separate in the studio article on Panda Bear in our current print issue. These are portions of the interview not included in the print article. Pick up our current print issue to read more about Panda Bear’s next album. Keep in mind that the album is still a work in progress and the details and direction of the album may have changed since this interview; consider this a snapshot of the album’s recording process.] (via In the Studio: Panda Bear on His Next Album, Tentatively Titled “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper” - Interview - Don’t Fear the Reaper | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)


under-radar-mag:

Rest assured that the title of Pussy Riot’s video “Putin Will Teach You How to Love” should be read in sarcasm quotes. (via Watch: Pussy Riot – “Putin Will Teach You How to Love” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

under-radar-mag:

Rest assured that the title of Pussy Riot’s video “Putin Will Teach You How to Love” should be read in sarcasm quotes. (via Watch: Pussy Riot – “Putin Will Teach You How to Love” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)


aquariumdrunkard:




Lou Reed :: Ultrasonic Recording Studio, Hempstead, NY 12/26/72
White Light White Heat Vicious I’m Waiting For The Man Walk It Talk It Sweet Jane Heroin Satellite of Love Walk On the Wild Side I’m So Free Berlin Rock N Roll

aquariumdrunkard:

Lou Reed :: Ultrasonic Recording Studio, Hempstead, NY 12/26/72

White Light White Heat
Vicious
I’m Waiting For The Man
Walk It Talk It
Sweet Jane
Heroin
Satellite of Love
Walk On the Wild Side
I’m So Free
Berlin
Rock N Roll


hacked.

i love you cam. you’re the best, and you treat me amazingly. i hope i spend a great deal of my life with you. mwuah.



Loren Pilcher and Jeremy Perry (The Deloreans)- “Come On Let’s Go”

A wonderful and charming cover of a perfectly sweet song by one of my favorite bands, Broadcast.


With Just One Glance- Nicolas Jaar (feat. Scout Larue)

I have been quite silent recently, this summer I had an internship which took all of my creative attention, and I sort of stopped consuming music for a while, when I wasn’t listening to things needed for my work I retreated to pop music like Lady GaGa and Katy Perry… I was rejecting everything I knew, and cleared my mind for a while, but now the real work begins, I get very claustrophobic when I am not listening to new music, something that I may not be used to or some new sound. So as a restart to my dead blog, I give you Nicolas Jaar with Bruce Willis’ 20 year old daughter Scout. The age is important to note here because her voice sounds like someone much older. The background is full of jazz and African references, I don’t know anything about Nicolas Jaar, but what I gathered from this song is that he likes the art of the remix. I really enjoy Scout’s vocals on this track and I hope this is not a one time thing for her, she should find a band or just start one with Jaar (my opinion).


thedailywhat:

From The Archives: Steve Jobs delivers Stanford University’s 114th Commencement Address on June 12, 2005. Topic: How to live before you die.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

(Full transcript here.)

[ted / stanford.]

(Source: thedailywhat)


No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs (via thenumberxiv)

I love this man, I am so happy that his dream helped make me a better person, and effect my life in so many positive ways. Thanks steve for being the best boss any human could ask for.

R.I.P. Papa Steve.

(Source: -redux, via thenumberxiv)


this is what I learned about today…pretty rad stuff.