Friendly Fires – Paris (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

I had heard of Friendly Fires for a while, but hadn’t really peeped their music before I caught them in Seattle earlier tonight.  This was one of my favorite tracks that they performed and I remembered seeing the video at my day job.  Dopeness all around.

“One day…we’re gonna live…in Paris…I promise…”

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Can she kick it?

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on October 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Yes, she can.

I hit up the Lykke Li show in Seattle last night and it definitely lived up to my high expectations.  If you’re unfamiliar with her, peep this post from a while back.  As for the concert, let’s see…

  • Performing my favorite songs of hers (“Little Bit,” “I’m Good, I’m Gone,” “Tonight” (ultimate mood music), and more)?  Check.
  • Kanye-esque “Love Lockdown” style live percussion?  Check.
  • Hauntingly dope live voice?  Check.
  • Swedish swag (shout to my people)?  Check.
  • Breaking out a megaphone to sing random verses?  Check.
  • Covering 2 classic hip-hop songs (BDP’s “Sound of da Police” and Tribe’s “Can I Kick It”) and 2 of my favorite samples ever (Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” and Wendy Rene’s “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”)?  Check.
  • Crazy Euro hippie white girl sex appeal?  Check.

Even if you’re a novice to the indie rock scene like I am, break out your schmedium t-shirt and go see her when she comes to your town (dates available here).  Also be sure to check out her album, it’s dope.  Her live show is even better.

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