Bearded Ladies, Danceportation and Riding Morricone’s Coattails in This Week’s Holy Hunter of Music
Brace yourselves. With the help of Director Luci Schroder and a Melbourne-based indie pop six piece by the name of Alpine, we’ve uncovered a Lanthimos-inspired compound full of feral babes with seemingly endless access to taupe-tinged Capezio dance wear. Contrary to some beliefs, that is not exactly an ideal lifestyle. However, eating cheeseburgers and strawberry milkshakes in the bathtub most certainly is. Full disclosure: the closest I’ve come was an ice cream sandwich in the shower -- I was in a hurry. Isn’t constant licking a sign of autism, or is that how young women actually wash windows in Australia? Either way, it’s an event I couldn’t take my eyes off of.
Relax, grandma. The suspicious looking tubular device this young man shoulders aboard the train is just a “jambox." Yes you can still call it “cream rinse." And no, I’m not a fan of his updated Richie Hawtin haircut (she’s really into early nineties minimal techno). Seriously though, @ArtWellden brought the video for Pelbo’s “Join Their Game” to my attention one morning and thus, that day was made. I have cheese standards, so you won’t find one of those “Dance like no one’s watching!” magnets on my fridge. There’s just next to nil I love more than extemporaneous acts of public dancing. Lack of formal training is a plus. Director André Chocron and co. simply nailed it.
Producer-composer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi finally gave birth to their moustached baby, i.e. a five year long collaboration on the album Rome. Bonus: majestic guest vocals by a nearly unrecognizable Norah Jones on the track “Black” and Jack White on “Two Against One” in the video below. Together Director Chris Milk and quite masterly Anthony Francisco Schepperd have created a thing of eerie, cel animated beauty. Am told Milk also has a feature length live action film in the works based on the album as well as Alden Bell’s apocalyptic novel The Reapers Are the Angels. In other words, stay tuned for greatness.