Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Really Unexpected Post: Me Talking About Klaxons

Klaxons performed a duet at the 2008 Brit Awards with none other than Rihanna. Every time I hear her name I can hear an "Ella-Ella-Eh-Eh-Eh" in the back of my head. I don't think Umbrella is a bad song, I'm just sick of it and the zillions of covers out there. 
The morning after the Brits I eagerly waited for a YouTube video of the performance, as I didn't watch the awards on TV. I have to say the lights and laser pyramid- Daft Punk anyone?- were awesome. As I am slightly obsessed with Klaxons I enjoy their crazy outfits, but the song itself was not that good. It was basically a rock version of Umbrella with Golden Skans playing in the back. I felt like that could have been any other band playing with Rihanna; I was definitely disappointed by Klaxons. Their signature Ooohs and Ahhs had a lower pitch and were almost whispered.
Klaxons should stay away from pop songs- their cover of Justin Timberlake's My Love is worse than this Umbrella/Golden Skans mash-up.
Anyways, this will be the one and only time I will speak- or write- ill words about Klaxons. It's ok Klaxons, I still love you. (Insert Jack and Garrett rolling their eyes at me)

Click HERE for the video on YouTube or DOWNLOAD an mp3 of the performace

Image credit: Bibabidi

A Classic Reinvented

This weekend i was listening to my music when Sam Cooke's "A Change Gonna Come" came on. It is an unbelievable song. The lyrics, the orchestration and the voice are all perfect. If you haven't heard the song, go out and download it.

So I found a cover that is pretty awesome. The Cold War Kids perform the song regularly during concerts

Added Bonus!

At a Free Concert for Barack Obama, The Arcade Fire performed a cover of "A Change Gonna Come"

Edit: Now Better Video! Thanks Jack.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Welcome to High Fidelity

I am Garrett, a member of High Fidelity. We are a group of people who love music. We also have a radio show. This blog will have playlists of our shows as well as reviews, concert updates and other general music goodness.

Here is the playlist for the show on March 1. This show will forever be known as "The Bowie Show."
  • Rag & Bone- The White Stripes. Icky Thump
  • I'm Waiting For The Man- The Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • Black Thumbnail- Kings of Leon. Because of The Times
  • Dirty Harry- Gorillaz. Demon Days
  • Strange Times- Black Keys. Attack & Release
  • Changes- David Bowie. Hunky Dory
  • If I Had Eyes- Jack Johnson. Sleeping Through The Static
  • Bowie- Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchords
  • Chemistry- UNKLE ft. Josh Homme. Temper
  • I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You- The Black Kids. Wizard of Ahhhs
  • You Can't Fool Me Dennis- Mystery Jets. Zootime
  • Apply Some Pressure- Mark Ronson ft. Paul Smith. Version
  • Supernatural Superserious- R.E.M. Accelerate
  • Out at The Pictures- Hot Chip. Made in The Dark
  • Going to a Town- Rufus Wainwright. The Stars
  • California Girls- The Magnetic Fields. Distortion
  • A&E- Goldfrapp. Seventh Tree
  • Here Goes Something- Nada Surf. Lucky
  • Mrs. Robinson- Simon & Garfunkel. Bookends.
  • Twist and Shout- The Beatles. Capitol Albums, Vol. 2
  • Mad World- Gary Jules. Donnie Darko Soundtrack
  • Where is My Mind?- The Pixies. Surfer Rosa
  • Jesusland- Ben Folds. Songs For Silverman
  • Fever Moon- Kevin Devine.
  • Float On- Goldspot. Music From the OC
  • Nighttiming- Coconut Records. Nighttiming
  • Series of Near Misses- Coach Said Not To. Coach Said Not To
  • Oxygen- Rustic Overtones. Light at The End
  • International Players Anthem- UGK ft. Outkast. UGK (Underground Kingz)
  • Space Oddity- Seu Jorge. Life Aquatic Sessions

RIP Pimp C