This could easily be the best documentary of the year when it comes out, or at least the best music documentary from the looks of it. On top of that, the tracks that these artists made for this documentary are probably going to be unbelievable. I mean just look at the roster their rocking; DJ Premier producing a classically inspired track with Nas, and the Berklee School of Music Orchestrsa; Mark Ronson with the Dap Kings, Erykah Badhu, and Trombone Shorty for a jazz tune; Chrystal Method on an R&B track with Mo-town singer Martha Reeves; Pretty Lights doing a country inspired track with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley; and Skrillex on a rock track using the Door’s ‘Breakin’ A Sweat (It’s Alright)’. Sounds like there’s going to be some pretty heavy tunes coming out of this thing. But wait, it gets better, I’m no expert, but this commercial seems to imply that we get to see all of these artists, in action creating these songs. Absolute legends, collaborating, on camera, creating some potentially dope tracks, this documentary looks like it’s going to be pretty ill. Check the trailer…
I think this must be one of the most intense live performances ever caught on video. Fugazi tears it up in this video, that bassline is so steady and smooth and the dynamics are insane. Ian McKaye’s scream is as powerful as ever, his voice always reminiscent of those Minor Threat days. Plus I’ve always liked Rites of Spring and I think the addition of Guy Picciotto to the band added a really cool dynamic to the band. The harmonics and experiments with feedback in the bridge also add a dense layer of intelligent power to Ian and Guy’s guitar playing. One of my favorite live performances on video. I’ve definitely posted this before too, but I can’t help but come back to it. It’s awesome.
Saw the trailer for the upcoming Kings of Leon documentary. Seems pretty cool, they grew up in a hardcore religious family, and that aspect of the Followill family seems to be a dominating theme in the documentary, as the family and band members struggle between religious life and life in a world famous rock band. Check the trailer here.
Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar Perform ‘These Roads Don’t Move’ from ‘One Fast Move and I’m Gone’