songs of the day

cobra-starship-guilty-pleasure.mp3 [COBRA STARSHIP][It’s from their upcoming album. I likes it.]

08-glamorous-indie-rock-roll.mp3 [THE KILLERS][This was not on either of their albums, but it should be. Despite Brandon Flowers douchiness, he’s got one hellavuh voice.]

06-im-a-vampire.mp3 [FUTURE BIBLE HEROES][This song is kinda wtf. But eerily good.]

Some great cover songs I’ve been listening to lately

Ted Leo, “Dancing in the Dark” (Bruce Springsteen)

Grizzly Bear, “He Hit Me (and it Felt Like a Kiss)” (The Crystals)

The Killers, “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits)

Fiona Apple, “Sally’s Song” (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Damien Rice, “When Doves Cry” (Prince)

Bloc Party, “Say It Right” (Nelly Furtado)

Read My Mind

The Killers released the video for “Read My Mind:, the third video off of Sam’s Town. In my opinion, this song and “When You Were Young” are the best songs off the album, so they totally shot their wad too quickly. I find the video quite obnoxious, and a little too much use of Japanese culture and people as props. Or something. I found this comment off another blog, which was right on, so I’ll just repost it.

This is a pretty flacid try aat something endearing. The lead singer looks like a total prat and there is something very forced about the whole scenario. Certainly in terms of editorial they should have waited to introduce the band before having the lead singer start gesticulating like that. The song is actually pleasant, but the plastic antics and the shove-it-down-your-throat sentimentality is all quite stupid and uncreative. We have seen the Beatles-Meet-The-World shtick all too many times.

In sum, The Killers seem to be trying to hard lately and it shows. Also, Brandon Flowers = Freddie Mercury. Still love the song though.

Bones

As mentioned, the Tim Burton-directed video for Bones is quite choice. Although Brandon Flowers is truly starting to annoy me and it is quite a literal interpretation of the song, I do love that it stars the fantastic Devon Aoki. Anyone know who the guy is? Also, didn’t the Grateful Dead do a video like this?

holy shit. holy shit. holy shit. holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

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Updates:
10:58: I hate it. It sounds like a Celine Dion album
11:30, Ok, it’s growing on me. The synthesizer is a little heavy.
1:55pm. Ok, it’s listenable. “When We Were Young” is still the best track.
4:10pm Ok, it’s growing on me. There is a futuristic, show-like quality with some good melodies.
5:15pm. I’ve been listening to it all day and deluding myself. It blows.