Month: October 2010

“Indestructible” Arrives

…in continuation of my post the other day about details on Robyn’s new album, it seems as if the full version of the re-worked-from-body-talk-part-2 single “Indestructible” leaked today. And as expected, its nothing short of brilliant. Can’t say it’s too different from what she’s accomplished so far this year, but I still liken the entire Body Talk series to a complete album simply released in stages. She’s progressively gotten a tad more futuristic and euro-poppy with Part 2, and this single is no different. She’s really got a way with turning beautifully somber, melancholy lyrics into lavishly optimistic anthems of electronic bliss.

Click here if you’re totally down for an eargasm.

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Some Exciting Things Are Coming!

I’ve just recently gotten back into the groove of posting regularly, and I have a LOT coming in the next few weeks.

Just to wet your little appetites a bit…

Interviews with America’s Next Top Model winner Naima Mora, pop singer Alex Young (along with the debut of her music video for “Government Name”), a full review of the indie documentary Catfish, and a few pieces on the upcoming Oscar Season (finally here!!). Keep yourself posted, I’m dying to get all this done!

Robyn Speaks Her Body: Announces Deets on 3rd “Talk”

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The reigning Queen of underground pop music has announced details concerning the last installment in her truly epic Body Talk series today. The singer confirmed everyone’s speculations that an electrtonically orgasmic reworking of the last acoustic track on Part 2, entitled “Indestructible” would serve as Part 3‘s lead single.

Robyn also revealed the track’s cover art (seen above) which will accompany the single as it is released to the public on November 22nd of this year.

Although all of this comes as infinitely exciting as the second coming of Christ  (well…to me, at least) I can’t help but feel underwhelmed by the last bit of information we’ve been given about the LP; it’s actually more of an EP. The complete “album” will include 15 tracks, only 5 of which will be new. The remaining 10 will be the “best” tracks from Part 1 and Part 2.

All gripes aside, though, I think we’re seeing something truly epic happening here that’s reflective of major shifts in the way we’re going to see music released. The trend that was popularized (notice I didn’t say “started by”) by Lady Gaga last year with her 8-track holy grail of music, The Fame Monster, is definitely trickling down through the industry. Kelis released a 9-track album earlier this year, and each of Robyn’s Body Talk albums have been short and sweet (ranging from 6-8 “new” tracks each). And not one of them felt in the least bit rushed or unfinished; completely cohesive, brilliant albums that went above and beyond being short but sweet. I say bring on the more frequent short EP’s…hell, established artists have a hard enough time selling complete albums as it is nowadays *cough* Bionic *cough*.

Look for Body Talk: Part 3 on November 29th.

Hot Wynter; Gordon Teases with New Track, EP in November

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Pop singer turned experimental dance/electro/amazingorgasmicelectronicsoundsthatwillmakeyourbrainexplode goddess Wynter Gordon recently released a new track called “Barbed Wire Bracelets” (linked below) as the latest from her is-it-or-isn’t-it-happening album tentatively titled “With the Music I Die” (currently slated for a Q1 2011 release)…and if “Barbed Wire Bracelets” intensely dark dance-pop vibe can tell us anything, it’s that if this complete piece of work ever sees the light of day, we could have something that rivals the gay-gasmic holy grail that was this summer’s first installment of Robyn’s “Body Talk” series.

With tracks like this released (and leaked, for that matter) here and there for the past few years, Gordon has already built an impressive underground following; a following that’s been learning to stop holding its breath when it comes to the release of Wynter’s debut album.

Just the other day, though, Gordon tweeted that an EP simply titled “The First Dance” will be released next month, but by the sounds of things it will only be a ribbon on the complete package of songs she’s already publicly released over the past year (“Toyfriend”, “Dirty Talk”, etc.).

Stop being a cocktease and give us an album, girl. We’re all ready to be blown away.

Listen to “Barbed Wire Bracelets” by clicking here  (trust me, your ears will love you forever).