Eraserhead rests firmly at the top of that canon of American underground culture for which there is no genre. A staple of the dark underbelly of popular cinema that was originally only viewable at art house screenings or on the midnight movie circuit, Eraserhead is a truly unadulterated offering; and much of its sensation lies beyond the purely visual realm.
Nika Roza Danilova, better known as Zola Jesus, admittedly, has never been a huge fan of remixes in general. Although she makes dance-y beats and music, the dozens of remix requests that come in each week, both asking her to lend her own stems or to produce for other bands, have been declined. Both artist and label tend to feel that most remixes frequently fail to improve on the original. Since her record company, Sacred Bones, is not yet a full fledged dance 12-inch label, no one in that camp has felt that remixes are imperative for their roster artists who do not wish to engage in them. However once in a while an opportunity comes along that simply can not be passed up.
“Everything I want I have. Money, notoriety and Rivieras – I even think I found God in the flash bulbs of your pretty cameras.”
… So proclaims Lana Del Rey’s Twitter page, and while the epitaph sounds like it came straight from the mouth of Kanye West, it aptly sums up 2011 for the sultry songstress. It is almost superfluous to write anything about Lana Del Rey at this point in time.
Singer/songwriter Ariana Delawari debuted her liberating new video for “Be Gone Taliban” this week Directed by Delawari herself, the video served to be both a fantasy and allegory for the plight of women under the radical Islamist group’s oppressive belief system. “When we recorded this song I imagined it as a modern ballet.,” Delawari said, “I wanted the video to celebrate everything the Taliban has attempted to destroy — music, art, women, dance, and the future of Afghan girls.”
David Lynch Foundation Music launches Download For Good: Music That Changes The World, a star-studded digital music compilation to benefit the David Lynch Foundation that is now available for purchase exclusively on the iTunes Store. Founded by iconic filmmaker David Lynch, the David Lynch Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization which offers stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® to under-served populations, including at-risk inner-city youth and U.S. veterans returning home from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as Native Americans, homeless adults and children, prisoners and those in need.