Tomorrow, the new album from Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, will be released.
But today, check out Brassft Punk, a Daft Punk cover band that performs using brass instruments of all types.
They have also released this video of the song Axis, from the new album.
(via Andrew Sullivan)
Apple’s iTunes Store will be 10 years old this Sunday. The Verge has a comprehensive history of the store’s development.
New Order is one of my favorite bands. They technically don’t exist as a group anymore, but they come together (but without bassist Peter Hook) periodically to give live performances of their classic hits. They recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, performing “Bizarre Love Triangle.”
As much as I love the band, I think their performance left a lot to be desired. Aging is not pretty. An example of how they actually sounded in their heyday is this from 1987:
And if you would like to hear a great acoustic cover of the song, check this out:
Performed by a six year old drummer. Amazing.
(via The Loop)
Check out this cool use of LEGO Bionicles programed to play music. The “group” is called the Toa Mata Band.
Ron Swanson, from the NBC TV show Parks and Recreation, drunkenly dancing to Daft Punk … for more than 9 minutes. The Internet was created specifically to play this video.
The best Superbowl half time show ever. Without question. Watch full screen in HD by selecting the gear icon and the full screen icon. She should be selected as MVP and she should get a Superbowl ring for her performance. And fuck the inauguration performance.
Kudos to Destiny’s Child and it is really too bad that she blew out the lighting system in the Superdome.
Update: I have had to replace the video with a new version because the prior version was deleted. This one doesn’t have the best audio quality, but it is still powerful.
A classic Kansas (the group, not the state) rock song, but done with trombones. Amazing.
(via The Loop)
This is pretty good:
(via The Big Picture)
I somehow overlooked the following video. It is from September at a launch event in Berlin for the Pet Shop Boys‘ latest album, entitled Elysium. It is a short performance of several of the songs from that album, and really is the first live performance of any of those songs.