In the spirit of spontaneity and the bummer that it’s Monday, we present a new regular feature: It’s Monday, which will feature streams, mp3s, videos, and whatever else is interesting want.
And here’s the first installment:
Pets with Pets Headed to SXSW
Pets with Pets – “Pixie Child“
This Aussie act is planning to visit SXSW in March. They describe their music as lo-fi psychedelia, and it’s exactly what you’d think, i.e., strange, trippy, experimental, and intriguing. Pets with Pets can only go two ways with this at SXSW: they become the band about which everyone walks away raving or they freak everyone out. They would probably like either outcome, which is another reason to like them.
See Pets with Pets at SXSW (Austin, TX):
Briar Rabbit’s thought provoking effort
“The idea [behind black minstrel shows was] that in order to pursue your passion to its fullest extent, you have to degrade yourself. Once you degrade yourself, you make a lot of money which may or may not be worth something (depending where you go). You are virtually given a pass through society when you’re in character. So how do you decide to make that choice? How much can you endure? What difference are you really making? Don’t forget your adoring audience, they love you like Mickey Mouse but are simultaneously setting mouse traps at home. There are two separate worlds that rest on your shoulders. Our Minstrel elects to collide those worlds in one event. I didn’t write The Great Routine because it was a black story, I wrote it because it was a good story. A story about American entertainment.”
MAKE YOUR MONDAY EXCITING
Wildmen – “$20,000”
In this video, the Italian duo deliver garage goodness. Too much fun!
And while this isn’t music, I can’t wait for Game of Thrones to start:
Check this trailer too…
So let’s end on a high note:
Pacific UV – “Funny Girl”
This track has that serious synth pop feel akin to late 80s New Order. A fantastic track to liven up your Monday.