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Pixies fans. Read this.

Pixies

So I have been on a complete Pixies binge lately. I purchased their phenomenal album “Trompe Le Monde” which means “Decieves the World” in French. But when I originally typed in “Trompe le Monde” into Google Translate, I had it set from French to Spanish by accident. Here’s what they gave me.

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.18.35 PMNow “Doolittle” doesn’t mean anything in Spanish, and I wanted an English translation anyway, so why do I bring this to your attention? “Doolittle” coincidentally is the name of the Pixies’ preceding album. . . . . .Weird right? Somebody workin over at Google must be a sneaky little Pixies fan right?

 

 

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Local Showcase: Tik Tok

Boston, MA 

Get the debut album Draw Some Monsters by Tik Tok here

Sounds like music to be played on a carousel designed by Tim Burton

Eerie, artistic, innovative, original. Get ready to hear some Experimental/Alternative Rock that’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Four years in the making, Tik Tok finally releases their debut album “Draw Some Monsters.” Produced by the band’s guitarist, Jaime Furtado, the 4-piece band recorded Draw Some Monsters at a house they rented in North Conway, NH in early 2012.

Tik Tok band

Draw Some Monsters has big, textured sound, and frequently escapes the traditional 4-piece alt rock format by showcasing the bands versatility as multi-instrumentalists. Their vocalist, Laetitia Brundage, has an incredible, beautiful voice, which she compliments by playing the piano like a late nineteenth century composer. It has a haunting ambience hovering over an irregular heartbeat thanks to the layers of spacey guitars, weeping synths, traveling bass lines, and punchy, unpredictable rhythms. Their distinct mixture of hypnotic rock, danceable melodies, and baroque pop is reminiscent of some of their more prominent musical influences such as Tori Amos, Tom Waits, Portishead and Danny Elfman. The essence of Tik Tok is perfectly showcased in the album’s first single Weasel in Drag (<-click). They’re an impressive bunch to watch live, and the crisp production quality of Draw Some Monsters does the band some well-deserved justice.

– Sounded like Mike Patton having a vigorous, public threesome with Tori Amos and Beth Gibbons. –

Following the album’s release, the Boston band is planning an aggressive tour schedule from February – June, with radio appearances in the works for February/March. Their first Music Video is scheduled for a March release (2nd video in July), so you can stay in the loop on their Website and their Bandcamp, ReverbNation, and Facebook pages. Wasting no time, the band plans to release a second album in the fall, so keep an ear to the ground.

Tik Tok's lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

Tik Tok’s lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

– It’s like Nightmare Before Christmas meets a depressed Superman… With a sexy undertone. –

– There was something so catchy and seductive about that music, I just couldn’t help but to start dancing. –

For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview, please contact

Jaime Furtado

| 617-792-8198 | Jaime_furtado@hotmail.com

http://www.tiktokboston.bandcamp.com

Video of the Day

Guilty Pleasure: Robyn

Robyn kills it. She’s not even a guilty pleasure, I’m down with Robyn. I thoroughly dislike most electronica/dance. But I got a thing for Scandinavian women. . . and she got some pipes/moves.

On My Playlist

Listen to My Playlist

Listen to My Playlist

Scallenge: The White Mamba vs. 3 DJs

White Mamba

Toucher & Rich from Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub  put togther “The Scallenge” for some of Boston’s basketball fans to get a chance to see if they have what it takes to school the White Mamba, Brian Scalabrine, in a game of 1-on-1. To kick things off, Fred ToucherRich Shertenlieb, and John Wallach, from “Toucher & Rich” on weekdays 6-10am on 98.5 FM, played Scal in a game of 3-on-1. Did they survive The Scallenge?

click to watch on csnne.com

click to watch on csnne.com

Fear the (White) Mamba

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Dudeism of the Day

The Big Lebowski” Yearbook photo from Dudeism

Lebowski Yearbook

On My Playlist

On My Playlist

Shout out to Matt Damon

Throwback

 

Top 40 Hit Take 24

 

On My Playlist

Some 21st Century Shake-uh-speare Shit Right Here

Manti Te’o

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There was no Lennay Kekua. Lennay Kekua did not meet Manti Te’o after the Stanford game in 2009. Lennay Kekua did not attend Stanford. Lennay Kekua never visited Manti Te’o in Hawaii. Lennay Kekua was not in a car accident. Lennay Kekua did not talk to Manti Te’o every night on the telephone. She was not diagnosed with cancer, did not spend time in the hospital, did not engage in a lengthy battle with leukemia – Deadspin

So you must know most of the story by now. Country fell in love with this dude for playin so well in the face of adversity following his grandmother’s / girlfriend’s deaths on the same day. THOUGH HIS GRANDMOTHER DID ACTUALLY DIE (everyone’s overlooking that) the girlfriend thing was a HOAX. But I’m not a reporter, so read ALL of the Deadspin article if you don’t have all the deets about this Manti Te’o girlfriend fiasco. Let’s cut to the chase. You are either on one side of the fence of this, or the other. There’s no in between.

Scenario 1: You Believe Manti’s been had.

You think Manti was a victim of some fake long-distance, online relationship, initiated by this Iago motherf*cker,

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

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Thus making poor Manti the Othello in this 21st century drama, involving fake twitter accounts, and clueless self-idictment through the interweb. OR…..

Scenario 2: You think Manti is full of shit.

  • His FATHER was in on it.

Sept. 10, 2012: Kekua is released from the hospital; Manti’s father, Brian, congratulates her “via telephone” (South Bend Tribune). – Deadspin

His Dad did him in on this one. He says he talked to this fake GF on the phone and via text? So your Dad was in on it with old Iago, pullin a fast one on you too, since you really are a victim? Bullshit. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is Te’o’s Boy btw (read the deadspin article).

  • the Te’o‘s claim that the girlfriend was released from the hospital following injuries from a car accident on Sept 10, then died 2 days later from leukemia. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d like to think our country’s finest ER Doctors and Nurses would be able to tell if a girl is DYING FROM LEUKEMIA, and thus wouldn’t deem her fit to be released from a hospital, only to go die somewhere.

So as cynical as it is to call out a religious, student-athlete for lying about his fake dead GF, I just have to believe he was in on it.

Conspiracy theory #1: Iago brought forth the plan to Manti and his Dad Brian, they arranged a modest currency exchange to keep shit on the DL, and it all actually worked to hype up Manti in the public eye, and backfired and blew up in their face.

Conspiracy theory #2: Manti Te’o is a naive, gullible, dumb mormon Hawaiian

In the spirit of posing as something we’re not, I’m gonna do my best @SethMeyers21 and recap the “Winners and Losers” of this Scandal (dear NBC/SNL, don’t sue me, just hire me, please #desperate).

Winners / Losers of Te’o GF Hoax

Loser:

– Te’o’s grandmother, who ACTUALLY DIED! talk about being overshadowed. –

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Winner:

– The living girl whose photo they used for the fake twitter account. Hawaiian name / real name, blur face / real face, this gal must be hot right? and now everyone knows it! –

Teo Fake Girl

Loser:

Notre Dame. You lose again Notre Dame.  AD Jack Swarbrick pretended to get choked up recently at the presser addressing the hoax. What a gump. Give me a break guy. They should’ve said, “We’re investigating.” and left it at that. Who said you have to do a presser? It’s not even related to your administration / employees. Losers. –

Swarbrick

Loser:

Mormons. I’ve never heard a NON-weird Mormon story surface in the news. This one doesn’t help.

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Winner:

Whoever drafts this guy. Hear me out on this. His draft stock will fall a bit, but overall he’s a Heisman runner-up quality linebacker. And since our country’s average attention span is 2 total f*cking seconds, no1 will give a shit about this if in 2 years Te’o gets to go home as a pro-bowler, for the Buffalo Bills for example. Ok maybe he won’t be a pro-bowler, but he can still kinda ball.

Bills

And obviously lastly, Manti Te’o, his Dad, and his friend who made the twitter account are losing big time in all this. I mean, people are already accusing Te’o of being a homosexual (not that there’s anything wrong w/ that) just based on this 21st century digital drama. The backlash is gonna be bad if he was in on it. And I apologize in advance if he wasn’t, and he is just a naive, dumb fighting irish hawaiian. But I doubt that. WE got played!

Top 40 Hit Take 23

Bad Lip Reading

you got a orange peanut? an orange peanut? for me? (thats right) oh wow … well I accept you.

Bad Lip Reading

Black Thought ‘NY State of Mind’ Freestyle

blackthought

Black Thought from the Legendary Roots Crew has a new freestyle over an “NY State of Mind” instrumental from Nas’ illmatic.

click to listen

click to listen

Video of the Day

Pixies randomly posted this video from 1991 on their Facebook today. Awesome video. Drugs.

Arturo Sandoval. He’s Good.

Renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s tribute to Dizzy Gillespie from a couple years ago.

Billy

The coolest thing is he’s playin with the United States Air Force Band. #Murrica

So McLovin’s Band is Playing the Middle East Tonight

The Young Rapscallions

The Young Rapscallions

@MidEastClub tweeted that The Young Rapscallions are playing the Middle East in Cambridge tonight 1/14/13. And it just so happens the drummer of said Rapscallions, is none other than Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin).

McLovin

He must LOVE being forever referred to as McLovin I’m sure.

So is McLovin as a former geek converted rockstar surprising to you? To me, what’s more shocking is how not bad they are. Like, they’re not bad at all. Mintz-Plasse holds his own. They’re Post-Punk / Alternative Rock. I just checked out previews of their songs here and they overall . . . weren’t bad. Vox a bit lacking. But not too much to complain about. So who’s comin with me?

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