Song Of The Day
Snoop Dogg – known as Snoop Lion these days – will take center stage in a new video game called “Way of the Dogg”. The game will be a combination of musical rhythm and fighting games, described as a “rhythm-action, beat-matching combat experience.”
101 Typographic Tributes To David Bowie, Collected On One Glamorous Poster
Before the wedding dress and the pointy cone bra and the Kabbalah tattoos, at a point when Madonna was a star only of the New York City club scene and still establishing her first public persona, David Bowie had already cycled through enough different looks to fill a coffee table book. What Gaga has distilled down to a science, Bowie approached as art form unto itself, morphing from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and exploring countless other styles in between and beyond.
It’s fitting, then, that U.K. creative type Mark Blamire didn’t try to limit himself to a single vision for his contribution to David Bowie Is, an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. For his limited-edition piece, printed on appropriately glamorous holographic rainbow paper, Blamire enlisted 101 different artists to contribute their own typographic identities for the musician—and then compiled them into a single, beautifully discordant graphic.
The main idea, Blamire says, was to represent Bowie’s “chameleon-like persona” through typography. And at that it clearly succeeds. In some cases, designers made use of their favorite typefaces, where others styled the artist’s name by hand. Some treatments are fairly straightforward nods to the Duke’s album covers, others include more subtle allusions.
The exhibition for which the poster was made is an unprecedented career retrospective, featuring artifacts like photographs, instruments, handwritten lyrics—and yes, plenty of costumes. It opens March 23 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The print will be available at the museum and through its website. You can pre-order one now for £45 here.
It’s been almost 15 years since Alkaline Trio released their debut studio album, and that time spent together has refined the band’s chemistry. In their new video for “I, Pessimist,” the band offers a revealing look into the studio as they rehearse and record the track.
GO LIVE: Memphis May Fire - “Vices”
GO ACOUSTIC: The Summer Set - “Maybe Tonight” via ATP!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love (ft. Mary Lambert)
Same Love is my favorite song off of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s new album The Heist. It’s truly outstanding for a few different reasons. First of all, Same Love is one of the first pro gay rights hip-hop songs ever. Murs’s pro gay rights song Animal Style came out a couple months earlier, but the way he portrays his message is completely different, so for this reason Same Love is an entirely unique entity within the hip-hop universe. Also, Mary Lambert is lesbian, so the strong emotional assertions she sings for the chorus are that much more beautiful and potent. Lastly, just like the rest of the album, Ryan Lewis’s production is absolutely phenomenal. The soft angelic instrumental makes Macklemore’s lyrics that much more defined and pronounced. If you enjoy this song, you should check out my other favorite Macklemore songs, which include Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz), Otherside, Wings, Church (ft. Geologic), and The Club.
The MUSIC VIDEO for Same Love is also really incredible and touching.
My Song Rating: 9.9 out of 10
Clarity- ZEDD ft.Foxes (acoustic version)
i tend to like acoustic versions more because , sometimes i feel like bleh when the generic techno drums build up in loudness through half or 3/4 way of most songs
and i like this song :)
“Finally” by The xx
Originally by Kings of Tomorrow
NEW MUSIC: The Dear Hunter - “An Escape”