8 February 2012

Bradford Cox is keeping busy

And that makes me a happy bunny. After releasing the best album of last year, Parallax, Cox has announced some tour dates for Atlas Sound (still waiting for the European dates) and contributed to music collaborations.

A new Deerhunter track called "Curve" is one of the songs on a compilation album organised by Blonde Redhead. The album is called We Are the Works in Progress and it was released yesterday. All proceeds made of the compilation will go directly to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and Architecture For Humanity organisations to help rebuild Japan after the 2011 tsunami. Listen to the beautiful, instrumental track below.

Bradford also did an acoustic version of Leonard Cohen's "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy" as a part of the Vimeo series "Old Ideas With New Friends" which honours the new album Old Ideas by Cohen. It's probably one of my favourite cover songs ever, take a listen below.

And finally, the original:

5 February 2012


I'm one of those people who really loathe winter, mainly because I can't stand the cold weather and the never-ending darkness wears me out. I'm always feeling chilly and tired (because I don't get to see the sun while at work) and spend my evenings under a blanket counting down the days until summer gets here.

So I often forget how beautiful it is outside during midwinter. But yesterday I forced myself outside for a walk in the freezing cold air and I was reminded of how amazing a snowy landscape can be. And even though I'm crap at taking pictures, I had to take a few snapshots with my phone (sorry about the bad quality). So all you fellow sufferers, quit complaining about the cold weather for a moment and go outside - you might be pleasently surprised.

I love our beach (but I love it even more during the summer time).