Don’t go killin’ the vibe

Today is one of those good days where you wake up in SF to a bright and sunny day, warm and breezy, just the perfect type of day.

And this song reminds me of summer time and specifically California weather for some reason, so I figured I’d drop this Ducktails track (with Panda Bear) to start off my musical day. Lots of Animal Collective, Beach House and Panda Bear for me today… Continue reading Don’t go killin’ the vibe

Nobody said it was easy

This “film” (i.e. Chipotle commercial) ran last night during the Grammys.

The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

OK Go release video for “Needing/Getting”

So I’ve been hoping for months, hoping for years…
Hoping I might forget…awwwww, but it don’t get much dumber…
It don’t get much dumber than trying to forget a girl when you love her.

OK Go is back with a new music video for their song, “Needing/Getting.”

Check out what went into it:

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck. For more information and behind-the-scenes footage, see http://www.LetsDoThis.com and http://www.okgo.net. Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars.

Awesome.