In this new rendition of “The Moon Song,” Karen O is joined by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. “I wrote the song as a duet,” Karen O explained. “I was really excited at the prospect of getting to record it with a male vocalist. Ezra was super cool and open, he slipped into character like a champ and damn he’s got the goods.”
A special three-song EP of “The Moon Song” arrives this week on iTunes.
(via Rolling Stone)
"The eerie Taylor Kirk-led singer-songwriter project Timber Timbre drops a steamy new single titled “Hot Dreams.” The forthcoming album it’s featured on has the same title, too.
I love the slow, retro balladry going on here. It’s the perfect setting for Kirk’s voice. He’s always had a knack for channeling the past, but doing something subtly weird with it. In the case of “Hot Dreams,” it’s the sexual lyricism, which is matched with a pretty NSFW music video–uh, unless you work at a strip club.
While the words here express a lot of lust, there’s a lot of affection and devotion to balance it out, too. It’s an all-around beautiful track. Maybe one of Timber Timbre’s least creepy expressions of love as of late–if you don’t know what I’m talking about, listen to this.”
The accompanying visual to Majical Cloudz’ “Childhood’s End” is one of those that sits, fixed in your head long after viewing. Starring Devon Welsh’s father Kenneth Welsh, and directed by Emily Kai Bock, the video is a stirring, cinematic interpretation of the song’s personal and universal themes.