In Sleigh Bell’s live performance video for “Demons,” duo Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss perform their noise-cancelling song on a dark, smoky stage. Sure, it’s been done before but the camera shots are so fast and dizzying that it’s hard to make out what’s happening.
Here’s what I do know: there are a lot of hair flips, shots of studded jewels and a mosh pit or two. The shots are so interesting I couldn’t tell if it was a live performance or not. Sleigh Bells premiered the music video on Pitchfork.tv. It was co-directed by Miller, with Gregory Kohn.
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Skrillex relayed his online bullying miseries to Pitchfork, saying he’s been slapped with a lot of cruel words on Facebook. To his credit, Skrillex just doesn’t care.
“I don’t care if people hate me. I mean, I get it. When you were young, you were like, ‘The Backstreet Boys are gay!’ He said: “And kids are on computers now. I’ll post something on Facebook, and then, within two seconds, there are comments: ‘Fuck you dude… you suck… pussy… bitch… faggot… you ruined dubstep… emo.’ But if you look at their profiles, they’re so young.”
Most people have experienced some form of online bullying, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter or their blog. It’s a good message for Skrillex to push to his fans. Half of these users are protected by the shield of anonymity and are probably just taking out their own frustrations on someone else.
In the same interview, Skrillex said he turned down the chance to collaborate with the Foo Fighters and Deadmau5, which is surprising considering Deadmau5 was seemingly against big name collaborations.
Skrillex will headline this summer’s South West Four Weekender and is fresh off his SXSW performance.
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We respect the editorial opinion of Pitckfork.com, but we respectfully think they got it wrong. They hate them. Seriously? Anyways we spoke with Mikel Jollett about writing, recording, and the digital era of music.
The Dodos! This was an interview that I was extremely excited for. The two-piece (now a three-piece) is releasing their highly anticipated album, “Time To Die,” this fall. Last year’s album “Visiter” garnered a great deal o…f praise for its aggressive – albeit beautiful – tunes. It was great to chat with the band and hear all about their upcoming album, and I’ve also included some video of their set. Check out myspace.com/thedodos if you like what you hear.
It’s been difficult to ignore all the buzz about The Antlers, especially after their album “Hospice” was awarded the “Best New Music” title from Pitchfork. Well, the album deserves all the credit it has received. Hospice tells a cryptic and despairing tale through songs that are as delicate as they are powerful. Here’s a taste of my interview with two of The Antlers. If you like what you hear, check out www.myspace.com/theantlers Footage courtesy of LuxuryWafers.net - take a look!
Lineup additions to this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival means that the Canadian contingent will now include Montreal’s Plants and Animal, Vancouver’s Japandroids and Calgary’s Women.
They join such previously announced performers as Flaming Lips, the National, Grizzly Bear, the Walkmen and Fucked Up for the event, which will take place at Chicago’s Union Park from July 17 to 19. The festival is now in its fourth year and will showcase a range of international acts on three stages.
Organizers have also introduced a new feature this year, dubbed the “Write the Night: Set Lists By Requests” series, in which fans will get to choose the set lists for all four of Friday’s performers.