Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes is a powerpop band from Stockholm formed in 2005.
Cool thing: their debut single was a cover of "All I Want for Christmas Is You".
In 2010 the single "I Don't Want It" was released, followed by "When reality hits you". The album will be out in fall 2010.
Very catchy songs - I like it!

<a href="http://music.thegenuinefakes.com/album/when-reality-hits-you">When Reality Hits You by The Genuine Fakes</a>

<a href="http://music.thegenuinefakes.com/track/i-dont-want-it-radio-edit">I Don't Want It (Radio Edit) by The Genuine Fakes</a>

Mixed videos

Four videos with no real connection except one: It's really good music:

Mike Viola - Virginia (The Nines cover):


Ben Folds Five - Don't Change Your Plans:


Bleu and Jim Boggia - Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover):


Mike Viola - Good Ideas Grow On Trees:

Review: Tears For Fears - Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

Tears for Fears formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. After their number one albums The Hurting, Songs from the Big Chair and The Seeds of Love, Smith and Orzabal broke up, while Orzabal used their name in the 1990s. Gladly they reformed in 2004 and released Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, an album you should listen to!

The opening track Everybody Loves a Happy Ending shows what to expect from the album. Several melodies and tempo changes, held together by a stunning arrangement and big production.

Call Me Mellow and Size Of Sorrow is powerpop all over. Hard to get this out of you head after you listened to it.

The Last Days On Earth closes the album. It has a great keyboard and lovely lyrics. It makes me want more! Now!




One of the best music videos ever - Sowing The Seeds Of Love:


The lead Single from Everybody Loves A Happy Ending - Closest Thing to Heaven:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

OK Go!

Today's thesis: music videos are NOT dead.
You need a proof? OK Go!
(fullscreen recommended!)