Posts Tagged Does It Offend You Yeah?
We here at On the Couch thought it might be nice to put together a list of great things to buy this holiday season for that music lover in your life. So without further ado we happily present On the Couch’s Santa List.
I’m going through djing withdrawals again. I’ve started jonesing and getting the shakes. Lately, I’ve been falling into the spacey fantastic world of electro pop. Its great to dance to, relax to, and even better to study to.The other bizarre thing I find when I am on an electro pop binge is that it makes life feel like a movie. Everything is kinda special and unearthly. What it does is create a soundtrack to life, which is something special.
It is my favorite time of year and its my favorite holiday Halloween. There is nothing better than celebrating fear and death than with an indie rock mix! Last year performed my best radio show on Halloween. Three hours of nothing but inspired indie rock terror. It was fantastic. This mix is a boiled down version, nine tracks of epic indie rock goodness.
Click the skull to hear the mix!
1. Arctic Monkeys – Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong but…
2. Alkaline Trio – Draculina
3. The Cribs – Housewife
4. Phantom Planet – The Living Dead
5. Aquabats – Fashion Zombies!
6. Does It Offend You, Yeah?? – We are the Dead
7. Matchbook Romance – Monsters
8. Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – Tiny Vampire Robot
9. Porcupine Tree – I Drive the Hearse
In previous posts I had made claims that music videos have become somewhat of a straight jacket for musical interpretation. When the artist produces a music video for a song it can freeze the perception of the work for all of eternity. In some cases this is an enhancer, but if your video detracts from the song it may never recover from that fatal blow.
I make special note to say “if the artist produces” the video, because in this day in age when there are so many creative minds out there producing stunning videos, the artist no longer needs to get involved with the visual interpretation. Enter clans such as the High 5 Collective. They are a collection of creative minds who reside in L.A., and they “make art for artists that inspire us.”
It has been awhile since a music video has caused me to like a song even more, but Does It Offend You, Yeah? found a way. I freakin’ love the video for “Pull Out My Insides”. Maybe it is the little boy inside of me who is frustrated with his lot in life or I just want to knock some out, but this visual interpretation of the song has really grabbed my attention for the last few days. One cannot love the Lord of the Flies undertones, especially when the protagonist reaches down an smears the mud all over his face… classic!
Does It Offend You, Yeah? is a favorite of On the Couch and their latest release Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You has been a great addition to the musical catalog. You can get your hands on a digital or physical copy HERE. Check out my take on the new album HERE, and Music the Vander Wey weighs in HERE.
I finally was able to find Does It Offend You Yeah’s new album Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, and my god is it great. The album dropped back on March 14th in the UK but its been impossible to find in any shops by me. iTunes does have it for digital download. T. William first wrote about this upcoming album read about it here. His post reminded me of their brilliance of this band and I immediately started revisiting their first album You Have No Idea What You Are Getting Yourself Into. The first album was very electro poppy but damn was it good.
It is President’s Day here in the states, and I am here to tell you “The British are coming! The British are coming!!”
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, will be releasing their second full length album on March 14th, their first since 2008’s You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into.
Back in August the group leaked the first track off Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, titled “We Are Dead”. Then on January 23 “The Monkeys Are Coming” was released on iTunes, with the official video hitting YouTube on February 4th. There is a very cool pre-order bundle for the forthcoming album through Recordstore. The bundle includes a signed copy of Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, a CD Single of “The Monkeys Are Coming” (featuring remixes from Bar 9 and Disco of Doom) and some badges of the album artwork. A great deal for just 10 English pounds, wouldn’t you say?