Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gayngs Are Way More Cool Than You Are

Dissertation on hipster irony?

The Gaudy Side of Town

Yes, that’s Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) back there on the Auto-tune. They’re having fun and playing it straight.

You can download the song for free today at the mp3 store. Just sayin.

Faded High (Live on City of Music)

On the album they do a version of Godley and Creme's "Cry."  They also do a version of Godley and Creme's video for it. Whew. And with an appearance of either Godley or Creme, I never knew which was which.


Godley & Creme

Yes, it's supposed to be Godley & CREME. People are alwasy spelling it wrong. Alas.

That's what I've been upto this morning. How about you?

Here's a bit more on the album (heh heh, he just said "Moron"):

Paste: Has the response to the album been what you expected? Critics seem divided as to whether the album is intended to be taken seriously or as a joke.

Olson: It’s interesting that people have any opinion on it. It’s not a Weird Al album. It’s not a joke. If critics want to use the album to write a dissertation on hipster irony, though, they can go to town. It’s pointless for me to tell them any more plainly than the album itself what it’s about. It is interesting to see how people get fired up about it, though. I think some people are afraid that the album is an inside joke that they’re not in on. Like, if you like it, you’re being made fun of. That’s not the intention. There are definitely some quasi-guilty pleasures on the album, but we’re referencing them for a reason.

Coulter: People can read into the album however they want. With the last song on the album, there’s definitely some humor there—we can’t deny that. But the lyrics are serious, and the songs I wrote are just as deep as the songs I write for other projects. It was fun to make, and we were definitely having a great time and joking around record it, but when it comes down to it, all the music that was being played, and all the music that was written was definitely serious—at least my stuff was, I shouldn’t speak for everybody else. If people want to take it as a humorous project, that’s fine, but I think people can take a lot away from it as serious music.


At 11/21/2010 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this one in the summer. It's in my top ten.



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