Posts Tagged: music

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release Surprisingly Literary Music Video

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Regardless of your level of enamoration with indie-rock mainstays the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, if you’re a Rumpus reader, you’ll probably dig the video for their new single “Sacrilege.”

It unfolds like a short story, with a perfectly deployed reverse timeline and undertones of dark classics like Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”

Watch it—watch it twice!

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Making Gertrude Stein and Opera Cool Again

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“It would be my dream if people were just, like, rapping Gertrude Stein in New York,” says director Michelle Sutherland in the Kickstarter video for her genre-busting show Gertrude Stein SAINTS!

The opera—if that term even still applies to such a unique performance—takes Stein’s librettos for Four Saints in Three Acts and Saints and Singing and sets them to original music from a variety of distinctly American genres, including hip-hop, bluegrass, and Motown.

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SOUND TAKES: IMPLICIT INFLUENCE

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Inner Classics (Arts & Crafts Records)

Sometimes ascribing a name to something (a painting, a song, a poem) becomes easier after creation. One may not realized the extent to which her subconscious has been influenced by outside factors (e.g., geography, philosophy, scholarly text, etc.) until after the book has been written, or the painting has been painted, or in the case of Snowblink’s Inner Classics, until after the record was written.

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Every Noise at Once

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All-powerful algorithms strike again!

This time, they bring visualization of relations between all genres of music from Chinese Traditional to Dirty South Rap to Turbo Folk.

Each genre includes a sample of its stylings with further breakdowns of the artists in that genre algorithmically arranged as well.

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Seeking Music Nerds!

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Are you a true music nerd who wants to help out with team Rumpus Music? Then we’d like to hear from you!

We’re seeking rad aspiring music writers to help transcribe interviews, write blog posts, input entries into WordPress and assist with other general admin duties.

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