This here is a nice album for listening to while doing work at work. At least for me. It’s got happy beat to keep me motivated and enough downer to remind me that I’m at work. It might be too slow for cleaning at home, and a little too zone-y for driving, but it’s a good at your desk album.
Some of the vocals make me think of a mix between Lykke Li and a faster-paced 90s Bjork. That works for me. A little mopey lyrically, but poppy electronic semi-80s-ish musically (I hear something like “Thriller”and “Smooth Criminal” in the third track, “Painful Like”) — that also works for me.
Olympia, the second album of the Canadian band Austra, comes out June 18.
Bring a kite to fly, craft a kite there, get some food to eat. The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous (mainly sunny, high around 70) with winds enough to keep up the kites and proceeds benefit a new playground.
Coming out just in time for the holiday break this winter, Walking with Dinosaurs looks like it’s going to be the best thing to happen thus far to 3D dinosaurs. And, except for the voice over in the trailer, there are no voices — the dinosaurs are not speaking, only squawking, roaring, and grunting. Could this be a feature-length movie with no words, only dinosaur noises and visuals to convey emotion, build characters, and move the plot? Amazing. The fight scene already makes me sad. Dinosaur times was scary.