Tuesday, August 07, 2007

August 7 Notable Releases

Flight of the Conchords -- The Distant Future. EP preview of the October album from the band/HBO show of the same name. Ten years after Tenacious D had their show on HBO, how can two Kiwi's recycle the exact same premises (both have a single obsessed fan, one member is constantly quiting and rejoining the band, big egos/tiny apartment, no real gigs, etc.) and somehow it's still funny and I still like it? It's sort of like the Office in reverse, if the American Office took place in like Southampton -- that's all I got.

Fuel -- Angels and Devils. Fuel has a new album... surprisingly they also have a greatest hits album... yeah, I got nothing.

Billie Holiday -- Remixed & Reimagined. At one time the record companies fought tooth and nail to prevent stuff like this -- suing not just for royalties, but in some cases to prevent the release of material with samples. Now the electronica remix of classic jazz and pop has become it's own odd little genre with releases from Verve, Motown, Blue Note and the mega-majors like Sony who are trying to figure out any way to make money off the back catalogs they've already sold us several times over on different media.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Yale Bloor said...

How bout a review? IPOD broke?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Flight of The Conchords is easily one of my favorite shows out right now. I've been watching them for a few years now.

1:41 PM  

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