Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday I'm In Love - 30/8/13

Friday I'm In Love is a weekly feature.
Highlights of what I loved over the past week.
Week = Friday to Friday.
May include things of a non-musical variety.

Franz Ferdinand's cover of "Oblivion" by Grimes 

Franz Ferdinand and Grimes aren't exactly two names you would think to work well together, but the former artist recently proved otherwise.  Earlier this week, they covered Grimes' "Oblivion" during a French radio appearance on Oui FM.  It's surprisingly awesome.  Their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is also out now, so you can grab that after you check out the cover.

The impending arrival of new music from Sleigh Bells

There have been recent reports of a new single and album announcement from noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells.  Yes, this news is overwhelming.  Calm yourself.  The idea comes from a report by Revolt, which you can read here.  To make matters even more interesting, Amazon accidentally posted and later removed a thirty second preview of a new single titled "Bitter Rivals", the assumed name of their next project.  I skipped the opportunity to listen to the track, because Amazon is still in the stone age of low quality previews, but this single/album combo can't come soon enough.

Grimes and Rachel Antonoff hosting the VMA's red carpet

Let's be honest, the vast majority of the VMA's was less than pleasant. There were a few performances worth watching, but that's about it.  As for the Miley fiasco, how about we discuss Robin Thicke's display before putting Miley on the stake.

With that said, the real highlight wasn't even aired of television.  Electronic mastermind Grimes and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff hosted an online-only red carpet segment interviewing the event's guests about fashion and other random goodness.  It's hilariously brilliant.  Watch as they talk to the likes of 2 Chainz, Ellie Goulding, Vampire Weekend, and so many more.  If you want to see all of the interviews, then head on over to MTV's playlist.

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