Tuesday 15 June 2010

E.T. Explore Me, Exchange Radical Moments, Tim Burton, Breakbot, Arctic Surf Film, MGMT, Yang Yi, Memory Tapes, The Birth of Big Air, History of Art

Probably my favorite band on this moment, E.T. Explore Me are a Dutch noisy trio from Haarlem in the North Holland, they make the perfect combination of garage punk, Psychobilly with a organ fuzz madness, i would say considering the state of music at this moment that they are absolutely refreshing, unique and to find anything remote as good can only be the Canadians "We Are Wolves" second album "Total Magique" .

Not only they are exceptional awesome musician but great entertainers and they love to have their audience really close, last weekend in the beeckestijn pop they played on the grass and left the stage for anyone who felt like some head banger.
On the big stage really close was hollywood star Juliette Lewis but no one moved one inch from what was happening on the smallest stage of the all the festival, like always you can see Joost Varkevisser flying around with his Acetone organ for the delight of the fans that can play some notes at the same time, Jeroen Kruijs on drums is like a very oiled machine and there are never dol moments, Jeroen Blijleve gives soul to their music with impressive bass work, They will be big for sure.

It took me some time to post about them cause there was not so much material available that could sustain how good they are, they are extremely good but its their live performances that makes them unique. I guess with this stuff you can flavor it a little bit

Watch | E.T. Explore Me - Dance I Say
Watch | E.T. Explore Me - When i'm Gone
Watch | E.T. Explore Me - Every town should have it's own one man band
Watch | E.T. explore me @ Radio HEE 2

These are older tracks and i will try to post some stuff from their new Ep soon.

Mp3 | E.T. Explore Me - Dr Galigary
Mp3 | E.T. Explore Me - DB5

Exchange Radical Moments! is a brand new Europe-wide Live Art festival. It will take place simultaneously in cities across Europe on 11 November 2011. The various events will consist of encounters, site-specific interventions, experiments in social practice, public interventions, performances and live acts. By 30 September 2010 please let us know your project ideas, no matter how sketchy they are, and send them to moments@fabrikanten.at. Please include a short biography in your proposal.”

Tim Burton promo for Dutch on demand channel Chello/Upc, directed by Champagne Valentine from Amsterdam

Watch | Tim Burton Promo for Chello/ UPC

New Breakbot’s music animated vidseo “Baby I’m Yours” directed and illustrated by Irina Dakeva with 2000 watercolor paintings.

Watch | Breakbot - Baby I’m Yours [ feat. Irfane ]

"Five world-class surfers. Thirty-two days. One destination: the Arctic Circle. How far would you go to find a wave no one has ever ridden?"

Watch | Arctic Surf Film

New music video from MGMT, "It's Working," is the third single taken from their new Lp, Congratulations.

Watch | MGMT - It's Working

Before seeing is village totaly submerge by the Yangtze River, Yang Yi from Kaixian in Chongqing Municipality captures the ruins of his village.

"I don’t intend to dwell on the meaning to be found in my photography. What is important for me is that I came from that town. It is about all that we have in common there: our accent, our spicy coriander, the nod we give each other, a friendly signal to say hello when we pass one another on the street, these streets that we have traveled alongside our ancestors, that have herded us along together… this series was created for all of that. It will be my personal memoir!"

New music video from Memory Tapes aka Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes

Watch | Memory Tapes - Bicycle
Mp3 | Memory Tapes - Bicycle

" In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur. By 16, he had soared to the top of the sport. Throughout his prodigious career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of "what's next." Academy Award® nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to "Big Air."

Watch | The Birth of Big Air
Watch | The Birth of Big Air