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Megaphonic Thrift: "Talks Like a Weed King" VIDEO



NORSK:
Erik Johan Bringsvor frå Hypertext står bak denne lekre videoen til Megaphonic Thrift si "Talks like a Weed King".

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ENGLISH:
Erik Johan Bringsvor from Hypertext is the creator of this smashing video of The Megaphonic Thrift's "Talks like a Weed King".


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The Making of Astronaut Kraut by: HYPERTEXT



NORSK:
Jadda, eit av Noreg sine mest framadstormande og lekre band, Hypertext, slepp si andre plate "Astronaut Kraut" den 15. November og her er filmen om korleis den vart til. EPISK!

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ENGLISH:
Yesss, one of Norways most emerging and loveable bands, Hypertext, releases their second album called "Astronaut Kraut" 15th. of November and here's the film of how they made it. EPIC!


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"Whats a girl to do?" by: Bat for Lashes


NORSK:
Eg høyrer mykje på Bat for Lashes om dagen, blitt hekta. Digger soundet deira. Ein del Bjørk referansar, men det er jo ikkje å forakte! Denne videoen er svært så sjarmerande i seg sjølv, og låta er... fabelaktig!

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ENGLISH:
Ive been listening a lot on Bat for Lashes lately. Love their sound. A lot of Bjørk refferences, but thats not negative at all! This video is really charming in itself, and the song is.. glorious!


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"Heathen Child" - Grinderman 2


 

NORSK:
Hurra, Grinderman er ute med eit nytt album. Ein funky musikkvideo også. Herleg!

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ENGLISH:
Hurray, Grinderman is out with a new album. A funky music video as well. Lovely!

 

 

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"Talks Like A Weed King" by: The Megaphonic Thrift



NORSK:
Det heitaste bandet i vårt langstrakte land - The Megaphonic Thrift. "Talks Like A Weed King" live i WOXY Lounge under  SXSW 2010.

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ENGLISH:
The hottest band in Norway - The Megaphonic Thrift. "Talks Like A Weed King" live in the WOXY Lounge during SXSW 2010.


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"House of Cards" - RADIOHEAD



ENGLISH:
Here's some music for you. I love this video, I love this song. Radiohead!


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"Cath..." - Death Cab For Cutie


NORSK:
Herlige torsdag! Herlige Death Cab for Cutie! "Cath..."

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ENGLISH:
Lovely thursday! Lovely Death Cab for Cutie! "Cath..."



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Burzum's Hlidskjalf vs Glenn Danzig's Black Aria

Guest post by: Thomas
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Burzum is the one-man project of Varg Vikernes (aka Christian Vikernes and Count Grishnackh). He's without doubt the most famous figure in Norwegian black metal. Burzum has an unpredictably experimental bent - encompassing black metal, industrial, electronic, and dark ambient music. Recently he released «Belus» to great reviews worldwide. In 1999 Burzum released Hlidskjalf. This album were, along with Daudi Baldrs, created with synthesized instruments as he was not allowed any other instruments while being imprisoned. In Norse mythology, Hliðskjálf is the high seat of Odin enabling him to see into all worlds.


Back in 1992 Glenn Danzig released his Black Aria album, wich is a totally different record from his work in Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. Some of the material on the album was recorded as early as 1987. The album is largely modern instrumental classical music, and is very dark, with perhaps "gothic metal" tendencies. The song titles reference a sort of "soundtrack" to John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, which describes Lucifer's rebellion from the Christian God, and his subsequent expulsion from Heaven with the angels who joined him. The final three tracks do not reference Paradise Lost, because they were written earlier by Danzig while he was still in Samhain.


Two great albums with several similiraities. And if Burzum and Glenn ever would join forces, I'm pretty sure they would manage to create one awesome album!

Death By Unga Bunga - Don't Go Looking For My Heart



NORSK:
60-talet all over again. Med bandnamn tatt frå eit album av LA-punkbandet The Mummies, er lydbilete deira bygga over klar inspirasjon frå 50 år gamle støvete vinylar. Eg likar det. Ja, faktisk! Death By Unga Bunga - Don't Go Looking For My Heart.

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ENGLISH:
The 60's all over again. With a band name taken from an album by the LA-punk band The Mummies, their sound has clear inspirations from 50 year old dusty vinyls. I like it! Death By Unga Bunga - Don't Go Looking For My Heart.



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The charming TUNES of Cleo T.


Cleo T.

NORSK:
Ei stemme eg ikkje blir lei av om dagen er stemmeprakta til franske Cleo T. Klikk på namnet hennar og høyr mange vakre godbitar på myspace sida hennar. Sjarmerande, skeivt og vakkert på same tid - min favorittkombinasjon. Minner fort om CocoRosie, som ikkje er negativt i det heile tatt! (Rel.post: "Beautiful Boyz" by: CocoRosie)
Under er ein filmsnutt av låta "Columbine".

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ENGLISH:
I never get tired of the voice of Cleo T. Click on her name to get to her myspace page and listen to a selection of gorgeous tunes. Charming, scrawny(controlled!) and beautiful all at once - my favourite combo. Reminds me a bit of CocoRosie, which is not an insult at all. (Rel.post: "Beautiful Boyz" by: CocoRosie) Below is a little video of the song "Columbine".






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Chris De Burgh - Spanish Train and Other Stories

Guest post by: Thomas
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Believe it or not, but the man behind one of the stickiest songs in modern music history, Lady in red, also got quite heavy weaponry in his backpack! Spanish Train is a story about a train carrying the souls of the dead to the Underworld. God and the Devil are playing poker - gambling with the souls. And guess who slips another ace from beneath his cloak..

The song was deemed blasphemous in South Africa, and a ban was ordered. A&M records sued to get the ban overturned - the suit was eventually successful. However, while the suit was in progress, A&M released the album under the title "Lonely Sky and Other Stories" (without "Spanish Train"). This album is considered a collector's item today - copies are extremely rare.

Chris De Burgh sure knows how to compose great stories and lyrics, and his old works in particular is worth lending a set of ears! And in contrary to the norwegian black metal ...you're actually able to hear what he's singing...and the guitar is quite nice as well!! =) Happy listening!

 



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"You can't hurry love" - The Concretes

NORSK:
Svenske Concretes er nokre humørspredarar, og eg har fått dilla på denne låta spesielt. Bodskapen er enkel og ærleg, "You can't hurry love". Sant, så sant. Sjølve videoen er også ganske så fin. Ha ein fin fredag alle saman!

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ENGLISH:
I can't help but get happy when I listen to the Swedish band The Concretes, and especially this song. The message is simple and honest, "You can't hurry love". So true. The video is also gorgeous. Have a nice friday everybody!




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Kvelertak - Mjød

NORSK:
Splitter ny video av Kvelertak's "Mjød". (Viss du ser nøye etter vil du sjå ei t-skjorte med logoen til nye klesmerket vårt, Norwegian Rat.) Stavangerbandet som har rulla som ein snøball og vokst likedan dei siste åra. Nyleg vart dei vald ut til å delta på rockefestivalar si mor i Reading og Leeds. Go Kvelertak!

ENGLISH:
Brand new video of the song "Mjød" by Kvelertak. (If you take a close look you'll get a peek of the logo of our new clothing brand, Norwegian Rat.)This Stavanger rooted band has been rolling like a snowball and grown likewise the last years. Recently they were chosen to attend all rock festivals mother in Reading and Leeds. Go Kvelertak!!



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"Beautiful Boyz" by: CocoRosie



NORSK:
Velkomen til Coco Rosie si fantastiske verd! Denne låta er fortryllande vakker, i deira samarbeid med Anthony fra Anthony and the Johnsons. Eg følte eg måtte dele den med dykk. "Takk!" Ver så god!

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ENGLISH:
Welcome to the amazing world of Coco Rosie! This song is magically beautiful, in their corporation with Anthony from Anthony and the Johnsons. I felt i had to share it with you. "Thank you!" Your welcome!

The Alexandria Quartet - The Dark Side of the Blues

NORSK:
For dei som er i Oslo i kveld: De bør for all del ikkje gå glipp av dei nyleg annkomne askefaste offera The Alexandria Quartet!
Mono kl 22.00. 100 CC. Ver der eller ver firkanta!

For de som ikkje er i Oslo kan kose dykk med denne herlege videoen av låta "The Dark Side of the Blues", og sjekke dei ut på MYSPACE og Spotify.

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ENGLISH:
For all of you who are in Oslo tonight - you really shouldn't miss the newly arrived (through the Iceland ashes) The Alexandria Quartet!
Place: Mono, Time: 10.00 pm, CC: 100 NOK. Be there or be square!

For those of you who are not in Oslo can enjoy this great video of their song "The Dark Side of the Blues", and check them out on MYSPACE and Spotify.

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Moneky3 - The Gods Of Psychedelic Stoner
"Switzerland" and "rock 'n' roll" somehow don't seem to belong in one and the same sentence. But these guys sure as hell know their boogie around the fuzz pedal. Even though they're basically a trio, and an instrumental one on top of that, they managed to convince me they're a force to be reckoned with in the future! Open a bottle of fine wine, close your eyes for 10 minutes and have yourself a grand time. These guys will take you to a place you've never been before...

Diane Edwards - The origin of a musical masterpiece.

NORSK:
God søndag alle saman! Her er eit gjesteinnlegg frå Thomas, sidekicken min i Merlin's Company:

ENGLISH:
Jolly good sunday everyone! Here's a guestpost from Thomas, my sidekick in Merlin's Company:

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Diane Edwards - The origin of a musically masterpiece.

Got to love this tune!

30 years ago the 19-year-old waitress Diane Edwards was raped and murdered by the serial killer Joseph Ture. Grant Heart, the drummer of the legendary punk rock band Hüsker Dü, knew this girl sort of vaguely and wrote a song called «Diane» based on this very happening. You can check out the original performed live here

In 1995 the band Therapy?, from Northern Ireland, made a cover of this song. It became a huge hit and made it into charts all over europe. Here you can see their cover, and hopefully you'll understand why this song and this video is a true masterpiece! Enjoy! =)




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Sex Pistols' former manager Malcolm McLaren dead

NORSK:
Tidlergare manager til Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, døydde av kreft i går. Med ein fot innan musikk, trødde han den andre i motebransjen med den berykta klesbutikken han opna på Lonon's King's Road med hans dåverande kjærast, Vivienne Westwood, i 1971.
Som eit symbol på livet til McLaren klarte eg ikkje å motstå å legge ved denne videoen av Sid Vicious som syng "My Way". Episk!

ENGLISH:
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died yesterday of cancer. With one foot in music, he stamped the other one in fashion with the infamous clothes shop he opened on London's King's Road with his then-girlfriend, Vivienne Westwood, in 1971.
As a symbol to McLaren's life I couldn't resist to attach this video of Sid Vicious singing "My Way". Epic!



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The Megaphonic Thrift, påske og Bergen


I morgon tar eg ferie frå teiking og sying og styrer snuta opp til Bergen. Hovudattraksjonen er slippfesten til The Megaphonic Thrift og så klart ale dei vakre menneska som bur der oppe. Gledar meg max!

Megaphonic Thrift er eit band som har klatra ein veldig fort opp ein skrå oppoverbakke sidan dei fire talenta(Linn Frøkedal, Richard Myklebust, Njål Clementsen og Fredrik Vogsborg) starta å spele saman for eit par år sidan. Dei har vore i Urørt finalen, spelt på Roskilde, Iceland airwaves og  South bu South West for å nevne nokre høydarar. Med alle desse hendingane har det kun fulgt godord i strålande anmeldelsar hos blant anna Pitchfork! Med andre ord, det skjer mykje rundt Megephonic Thrift så det er verkeleg eit band du bør halde auge med. Og dersom du ikkje har sjekka dei ut allereie gjer du det HER eller rett og slett kjøper plata HER

God påske alle saman!

Acis Blues - The Megaphonic Thrift

Motorpsycho - Now it's time to skate



Det er noko med det å sjå asfalt igjen etter nesten 3 mnd. Det i kombinasjon med sol på himmelen resulterer i ein herleg lykkerus. Mmmmm...
Våren er så nær, så nær. Eg gledar meg! Å, huttetu, som eg gledar meg!!

Iggy Pop - The Passenger



Ein feel-good låt kombinert med ei rekke feel-good filmar. Det er fredag - time to feel good!

Bjørk - Human Behaviour



Super låt og super video!

Jay Munly

Eg har ingenting å tilføye i dag. Men tykjer de bør høyre denne låta:

By:Larm 2010



Arg, skulle så gjerne vore i Oslo denne veka og fått med meg By:Larm (og litt fashion week). Det blir alltid bra, uansett, då ein berre kan vandre fritt frå stad til stad og sjekke ut nye norske(++) band. Ein herleg festival som DU, dersom du er i Oslo burde skaffe deg eit pass til.
Desse er eit must å få med seg:
Kathinka
The Megaphonic Thrift
Serena Maneesh
Hypertext
Susanne Sundfør
Wardruna
Death By Unga Bunga
Casiokids
Jaga Jazzist

Siri - BLACK RAT

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Siri is the designer of the clothing brand Black Rat.








This blog is her online inspiration book where she shares her inspiration sources in
FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART and MUSIC.
As well as posting news about her own design,
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