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Let me cut to the chase: my musical taste is 100% weird.
I like everything from St. Vincent to Ted Nugent; from Courtney Barnett to Bronski Beat; from Au Revoir Simone to Nicki Minaj. I like music that grooves, peels your face off, and leaves you drowning in a puddle of sweat on the dance floor. I like music that gives you the feels, makes you question your place in the universe, and creates an atmosphere of ubiquitous sentimentality. I like music that’s devoid of all meaning—just shut up and dance already.
If you tried to chart my musical taste on a map, you’d start somewhere in Siberia and wind up finding me sleeping in the spare bedroom at your mom’s house eating a stale bag of Doritos. Yes, it’s that bizarre. Read more…
Somewhere deep within the fiery heart of Mordor, John Carpenter mated with Giorgio Moroder and the composers behind Netflix’s Stranger Things, Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, to create my latest musical obsession: Magic Sword.
Back in September 2016, my band played at the Badlander during the Plus One Fest in downtown Missoula, MT. We were on at 8:30 and Magic Sword was on at 11:30. I’ll be honest: we didn’t watch their entire set. We were tired. We’d driven all day to get there, played our show, and we were ready to head back to the hotel, drink some PBR, shoot the shit, and unwind.
It’s a decision I’ve regretted ever since. Read more…
You can’t beat a killer car.
In advance of Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (available on October 20), John Carpenter released a mesmerizing new music video for “Christine.”
With gorgeous long shots, impeccable cinematography, and moodiness to spare, “Christine” is a top-form John Carpenter taking the reins behind the lens. It’s simply stunning.
The lights dim; a less-than-witty set of M&Ms remind us to quiet our cell phones; and then something strange happens. Writer/director Edgar Wright thanks us for “getting off the couch” to see Baby Driver as it was intended: in a movie theater.
With the rise of Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, and Amazon Prime Video, being a part-time couch potato is all the rage. From Game of Thrones to Transparent, binge watching long-form media is part of our cultural currency. Not only are these stories marvelously performed, written, and directed, but they’re an easy way for us to quickly relate to one another. Discussing the entertainment we consume is a shorthand approach for creating meaningful connection. Read more…
Official music video for “Sister” by Killer Workout. Video by Ryan Hills and Travis Mouffe. http://killerworkoutmusic.com/
Killer Workout is playing the Upstream Music Fest on Thursday, May 11!
Question: Is this the greatest music video of all time?
Up next, The West is traveling to Missoula, MT to for the Plus One Festival. We’re playing the main stage on Sat. Sept. 10th.
Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/35582260/plus-one-fest-2016
Thurs. Feb. 18th – Barboza @ 8PM
The West, Trick Candles, Noddy
925 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Facebook Event Page
I really like this song a lot. It’s from a movie Adrienne and I watched called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. You need some context to understand the scene…the girl is a vampire and maybe these two are falling in love…maybe she just wants to drink his blood…or maybe both.
The West toured down to SXSW this year. We met so many wonderful people, stayed up way too late, and partied hard for 14 days. It was a blast. Here’s a pic of Adrienne in sunny Los Angeles.