Chemical Brothers: Push the Button

The Chemical Brothers have always been hip – that goes without saying. But sometimes their music was a little irritating and somewhat too bombastic. Again, not saying they weren’t grounbreaking, but you know… But now with the release of Push the Button, the Chems again push ahead of the pack – so much in fact, they got Q-Tip to sing on their funky, Middle Eastern-tinged …

MC Lars: Joker or Superstar?

MC Lars, who went to Stanford University (but seems somehow connected to Scandinavia – he even has a song called “Straight Outta Stockholm”), is a little bit hip hop and a little bit pop rock (think Donny and Marie if they had emerged in 2005. No? Ok, I wasn’t buying it either). He’s as white as they come, but manages to rhyme pretty well, name-checking …

Reach Up for the Sunrise

Duran Duran's forthcoming single, Reach Up for the Sunrise, features this lovely piece of album art. I agree with Arjan that there's some definite Bond inspiration going on. I look forward to seeing (and hearing) what they come up with for the reunion album, Astronaut, which is set for release in October. via arjanwrites.com