Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Nick Cave x Neko Case cover “She’s Not There” for True Blood

A Zombies cover for a vampire show

Both big fans of True Blood, Neko Case and Nick Cave teamed up to cover the Odessey and Oracle classic for the show’s 4th season. Full story at KCRW. Buy it on iTunes after True Blood premieres tonight (6/26).

Neko Case x Nick Cave “She’s Not There” (The Zombies)

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You simply must vatch this WTF video:
Richard Belzer’s Vampire Music Video Extravaganza

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Poster: Neko Case by Chuck Sperry/Firehouse (+bonus live MP3s)
Bloopy: The Pixies “Where Is My Mind?” 8-Bit Chiptune
MP3: Adele Covers The Cure, The Strokes
SF: Headin’ to the Bay Bridge? Honk If You Love Zombies
Listen: M. Ward Covers Joanna Newsom, Led Zeppelin
MP3: Friday Five 04.03.09 Double-LP Covers Edition
Epic: Fly Through the New Bulletstorm Trailer

WTF: Album Tacos

Album Tacos? I expected vinyl LPs warmed and folded like tacos. Maybe filled with shredded album covers. Something you might find at Vinyl Frontier. But instead, it’s the majestically taco-fied reinterpretations you see here.

Much like the contents of a Taco Bell taco, you shouldn’t think too hard about it.

See more at Album Tacos. (Thanks, Rich!)

Poster: Neko Case by Chuck Sperry/Firehouse (+bonus live MP3s)
Beer: First Look At Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale. WTF FTW!
WTF: Trololololololololololo
WTF: Pinup Robert Downey Jr
Arcade Fire: 8 Suburbs Covers and 4 Tracks
Art: Record Cover Mix & Match or “Sleeve-Sleeving”

Happy July 4th: PEZ, PES, and MP3s!!!

The Indian Chief and Uncle Sam PEZ are from the Bicentennial Series PEZ released in 1976, which also included a Pilgrim, Indian Brave, Betsy Ross, and Wounded Soldier. Buy ’em here.

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PES, the Michel Gondry of stop motion, created this for last year’s 4th of July. Check out his Yule Log Fireplace Screensaver.

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Violent Femmes “American Music” from Add It Up

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers “American Girl” from s/t

Elliott Smith “Independence Day” from XO

Bruce Springsteen “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” (live)
from Winterland, San Francisco 1978-12-15

Neko Case “Star Witness” from Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

Hjaltalín “Goodbye July / Margt Ad Ugga” from Sleepdrunk Seasons

Wilco “Ashes of American Flags” from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.