Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Keepers - Santigold


The Keepers will be the next single by Santigold. It is taken from her well acclaimed second studio album Master of My Make-Believe. Here is a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance of The Keepers which was recorded in May of this year.






One Man Army - Kassidy


Some of the more interesting music videos tell a story in their short three or four minute narrative. I think part of the reason for the huge success of David Guetta's Titanium was that the video was a mini X-Men film/ X Files episode.  
One video that has a similar engaging narrative is One Man Army by Kassidy. When I watched the video below for the first time today I didn't know they were a band, instead I thought the protagonist in the video was Kassidy. The four members of the band do appear in the video but I love that the focus of the video is not centred on them. The four band members of Kassidy are Barrie James O'Neill, Hamish Fingland, Lewis Andrew and Chris Potter. 

Kassidy released their debut album Hope St in 2011 and One Man Army is the title track of their second album which was released in April of this year. They are currently on tour with concerts in Paris, Cologne and Berlin this week and they play at the Hebridean Celtic Festival on Thursday 12th July.

Their website is KassidyMusic.Com and their Twitter page is @KassidyUK.





Christina Aguilera sings the theme song for 'Casa de Mi Padre'


The new Will Ferrell movie Casa De Mi Padre was funnier than I expected it to be. When you accept the ridiculousness of it from early on I think you would enjoy it. If not you will probably hate it. It did also have a Molly Shannon cameo which is reason enough for me to see a film. 

I did like the songs that were sung in the film or featured on it's soundtrack. The theme song is sung by Christina Aguilera and that song; Casa De Mi Padre reminded me of the use of Spanish songs in Mexican, spaghetti westerns and Pedro Almodovar films all at the same time. It was also the first time that I thought that Christina really could sing a great Bond theme which may be part of the reason she agreed to sing in this movie.

The intro on the video clip that you can hear below is the start of the movie which then cuts to Christina singing the theme song.