MJ: “Man, Justice remixing Lenny Kravitz is like … two decades of vapidity coming together and forming one gigantic black hole.” CM: “No way is Justice as bankrupt as Kravitz–vapid, yes, but a different kind of vapid.” MJ: “Well, Lenny has had a 15-year head start! Give Justice more time and more blow and I’m sure they’ll be there.” CM: “Blow–is there nothing it can’t do?” [LennyKravitz.com; HT Stereogum] More »
We’re about three hours away from the televised… More »
From the “WTF?” file, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who had previously said they were on a somewhat permanent hiatus, are thinking of having French electro duo Justice produce their next album. More »
Where a French techno act would show teenagers assaulting and threatening passerby in their video, pop-punk bottom feeders New Found Glory have filmed themselves waving guns and abusing children while singing some godawful track that sounds like every else they’ve ever done over their interminable… More »
Frenchie dance duo Justice may be the perfect act for the current time that we live in, i.e. an era that’s full of smug self-referentiality, parties with decent music that are solely populated by people asking where the next party might be, and cults of personality that have voids at their center. The video for “D.A.N.C.E.” seems to represent their modus operandi best, really–aesthetically impressive, but stuffed full of statements that dig no deeper than what can be expressed by a T-shirt, and lots of references to some other cultural touchstone that lurks within the recesses of the 18-34 demo’s collective memory. As such, it was probably inevitable that they’d move on to the “shocking video stuffed with gratuitous violence” phase of their career, but I figured they’d at least wait until their post-Cross album to do so. “Stress” clip after the jump.
A festival with Justice and Devotchka as the headliners? Where’s the Jay-Z or Joe Jackson? Where’s the Weiland? The ironically named Monolith Festival, which will hit Red Rocks Ampitheater on Sept. 13 and 14, is keeping the scale kind of small, but kind of awesome as well. TV On The Radio, CSS, Del The Funkee Homosapien, and bands with even less name recognition may not pull in the suburbanites, but it should make for an enjoyable show. Lineup after the jump.