Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Songs for the Weak

"D.A.N.C.E." by Justice
Blessed are the days when iTunes' free single of the week is excellent. (Wretched are the ones when it's by James Blunt.)

"Mer du Japon" by Air
A radio edit of this song just came out, which is odd for a couple of reasons: (1) it will never be played on the radio; (2) the edit is half a minute shorter than the original, even though every second of it feels essential. It's almost easier to imagine that someone turned the song into a gay disco romp or synth-pop experiment, which is exactly what two remixes do, the first by Kris Menace and the second one by The Teenagers. It's also easier to imagine the video -- and that takes place in a heavenly fish tank of some sort. Watch it
[Available on iTunes]

"Touch Me I'm Sick" by Sonic Youth
Kim Gordon is the slayer. This is the second cover of hers that I'm writing about, the first being Ciccone Youth's "Addicted to Love." She killed that one by not killing it -- with lazy vocals and a karaoke backdrop, who would've thought it would be so addictive? This one is a bit of the opposite: feral and insane and everything a proper woman should be. There's some of the same though, too -- it's just as sloppy as I had hoped.
[Available on iTunes]

1 comment:

Iwanttowearit said...

how many times can I sing your praises? One more...I heard a Sonic Youth song while shopping in the Hipster NYC Uniform Store (Urban Outfitters! Suspenders, Bowler Hats, and More Skinny Jeans!!)and it thrilled me. Her spaced out shrill was just what I needed to hear. Girl power through the voice of a middle aged rock mama. MMMMMMmmmm.