Animal Collective Gets (More) Trippy

Earlier today, Stereogum posted the new, trippy artwork for Animal Collective's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which is out 1/20 on Domino. The album art is a pretty basic optical illusion, cereal box style.

It may be simple, but it definitely works in the trippy department. Looking at it is making my head hurt and I'm only a little sleep-deprived. I bet it wold be quite the experience on certain mind-altering substances.

Head on over to Animal Collective's website, and try to navigate it's bizarre set up. Lots of art video.

Enjoy an mp3.

Animal Collective - Fireworks


New Matt & Kim Video

If there's one band on this planet that could put a smile on your face, it's Matt & Kim. Whether live or via music video, their happiness is contagious.

They are second on my list of couples that need to have a baby immediately. There are just some people that are so awesome alone, not to mention together, that they owe it to humanity to procreate. In case you were wondering, the couple that was first on my list was Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Amy looks ready to pop any day now, so my wish came true. In case you haven't seen it, make sure to check out their Gap ad, because it is adorable.

So here's the video for 'Daylight' by Matt & Kim. Watch it and let it cheer you up a bit.

Matt & Kim - Dash After Dash (Alt Link)

Breaking It Up

Lykke Li is taking the indie world by storm with her angelic voice and iconic swedish style. With hits on everyone's playlists like Little Bit and Dance Dance Dance, Breaking It Up is sure to the be the next one.

Enjoy some tunes below and watch this live video of Lykke Li and her band filmed by Christian Haag.

Lykke Li - Breaking It Up
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Black Kids Remix)
Lykke Li - Can I Kick It (A Tribe Called Quest Cover - Live)


Ryan Adams New Album

So I'm sure you all know by now of the huge amount of love I have for Ryan Adams and his craziness, but let me assure you, my love knows no bounds. I even love that he dated Mandy Moore because I love her too. Lots of love going around.

That being said, I am way pumped to let you know that Mr. Adams is releasing his 10th studio album this month called Cardinology, out 10/28 on Lost Highway. Check out an advance review over at Stereogum.

My main man also has a book coming out 4/1/09, and you can preorder at Akashic Books.

A few of the new songs were recorded at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston (yay!), where during the song Fix It, Ryan gives a shout out to Pizzeria Regina, which is totally where my dad works. This is a sign that my elaborate plan of us getting married is totally going to work out. Check out the new songs and get pumped. There is also a nice 80's hair metal medley during The Color of Pain.

Ryan Adams - Cobwebs (alt link)
Ryan Adams - Sinking Ship (alt link)
Ryan Adams - Fix It (alt link)
Ryan Adams - The Color of Pain (alt link)

Another thing to check out is my favorite new blog Hipster Runoff, where they've dissected why they hate the RyanAdamsLookAlikeBag more than any other AltBag because everyone that's not him can't pull off the southerny alt-ness like he does.



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New MGMT video

Check out the new video for "The Youth" by MGMT. It features kids dancing and a lot of glitter. What more could you want? A 14-minute song by MGMT? Oh okay, you got it. Here's the video, and check out the mp3 for "Metanoia"

MGMT - Metanoia (alt link)