Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hi, the guy who tried too hard called. He was asking for you.....

Okay, this week are two songs - one of which I sort of liked - whose videos make me want to stab my eyes out.

The first is one sent to me to promote a new remix album Bloc Party will be releasing soon. This is the video for the Armand Van Helden remix of "Signs". This is an absolutely atrocious remix, and the video smacks of a few people in a room going, "You know what we could do? We could make the video SO controversial, that people could actually stand to listen to the horrible song!" And then they all agree, have a few drinks, then do massive amounts of drugs and make this godawful video. Song is horrible, video is marginally better. And I'm saying this as a fan of Armand Van Helden. Circa 1998, that is. Now I'm convinced he can't make anything worth a flying fuck, any more. This just proves my point.

The next one is for a song I just recently heard by a band by the name of Empire of the Sun. First of all, their MySpace page looks like an example of what happens when your ego goes horribly wrong. "Join The Empire"? No fucking thanks. Not to mention there's some annoying girlie-punk-crap player someone embedded so I couldn't even listen to the band whose music I wanted to hear. Guess it's for the better. So I viewed this video for the song "Walking On A Dream" and oh my god. It's so fucking terrible. I now can't even stand the song. That's sad. Someone please give me my dignity back.

You know what? Normally I tell you to buy the music, right? Well fuck that this week. Instead, I'll tell you to buy the random shit I have below. At least you'll get some use from it.

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