Playing For Change - Now Featuring Zombies!
Because I am a lazy asshole sometimes, I have the occasional habit of drafting others to do my work for me. Case in point, Lizzieborden has tossed me a couple of great videos to help out this week's video roundup. Let's get right to it, shall we?
First off is Creature Feature, a band that should be a favorite of horror movie fans everywhere. This is the official video for "Buried Alive." Lizzie had the following to say about them: "I think this is my favorite song off the album. I'm not sure the video is any good, but the song is. Unfortunately, the dude on keys (I think that's Erik X) reminds me in a not fun way of Pete Wentz sometimes. Although there's no way he's that douchey, right? Seriously, I've had this album repeat pretty much since I bought the damn thing. So. fucking. catchy. And fun! And morbid!"
She's right. Seriously - zombie rock. How can you lose?
Next up is, of course, the latest video from the Playing For Change series, because I can't get enough of these guys. For those who don't recall, they are a series of videos of artists, street musicians and amateur performers, recorded individually in their home country, and then mixed together to form some rather remarkable stuff. This one features the performers from the "Stand By Me" video that we showed here. Here they are for the first time actually live on stage together, performing "Change Is Gonna Come."
And to completely change the pace, here's another Lizzieborden recommendation. from Pic Vicious, which she described thusly: "I guess they're hip hop; but they have a bit of performance art thrown in? I don't know, I like them -- they make me dance. The description calls them kinda 80s Electro, maybe that's why i like them."
Me personally? I don't know that they fall into either category, but I agree. They're strange, but I dig 'em. This is "L.A. Dreamer."
Finally, thanks to Chris to introducing me to yet another Minneapolis great, Hyder Ali. This is the "test video" (whatever that means) for "What You Don't Kill." It's a surprisingly soft, smooth track, filled with some sweet, jazzy instrumentation to accompany the beats.
TK writes about music for Pajiba. He likes dogs, raising the dead, and tacos. You can email him here.
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