Aimee Mann

Almost There

Sally Shapiro‘s “Miracle” has really got that 90’s shoegazing sound and I like it.

Clues features members from Arcade Fire and the Unicorns. They also have a video for “You Have My Eyes Now” starring Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame. And it is grand.

Tim also directed Aimee Mann’s Christmas Carol last year and the video for “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds. I hope he keeps it up because I have enjoyed his video work so far.

The modelling industry has been described as “cut-throat”, and is demonstrated in the Silversun Pickups‘ video for “Substitution”. Fierce.

Throw Me The Statue‘s “Hi-Fi Goon” sounds like it could have easily been a Built To Spill song. I like Built To Spill though.

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Sofa King

Hallowe’en is coming up fast. I carved my first pumpkin last year and it was fun and messy. It made me feel like a surgeon being elbow-deep in all those gooey bits. Ray Villafane takes pumpkins to a whole new, ridiculously amazing level, and his site also offers a bit of a tutorial on how you can attempt to make your own ridiculously amazing pumpkin. He’ll be appearing on Food Network Challenge this coming Sunday the 26th, so check it out. I’m sure it will be ridiculously amazing.

I am the kind of person who wants to listen to a 40-minute interview with Nick Harmer from Death Cab for Cutie. He is great. Don’t judge me.

Black Kids recently did a Daytrotter session, as did Aimee Mann. The Octopus Project also did a session which I managed to miss back in August. Thank goodness for the Daytrotter archive!

In what has to be the most appropriate Black Cab Session to date, Jens Lekman performs “Black Cab” for chapter sixty-two.

Super fun-time band Matt and Kim have a new video out for “Daylight”. How in the hell did he get into that freezer?