I am (naturally, hello!) in love with Kids on TV's cover of "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off." (via AgentLovelette) You know, you remember -- Jermaine Stewart, right? Boy-freestyle? YES! I had a huge video post a few weeks back that Blogger decided would make a good midnight snack that was chock-full of awesometastic videos, including the stunning juxtaposition of said song and Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend" -- and the inevitable postmodern-mindfuck mating of the two -- Justin Timberlake's "My Love."
You know ... like this:
Jermaine Stewart -- We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Justin Timberlake -- My Love
Anyway, Kids on TV's album Mixing Business With Pleasure is coming out on blocksblocksblocks soon-ish; they're having a record release show on my birthday in Toronto. Which I imagine will be totally fun. They're currently touring Europe, and are currently in the wilds of Denmark headed for Germany.
Kids on TV -- We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Meanwhile, from the PR machine comes Pink Nasty's cover of Usher's "Burn". You know I don't generally serve up stuff from promo people unless it's worth hearing, and this is. I should probably also let you know that Ms. Nasty is touring with those other Austin darlings who double as her backing band, The Black. Keep an eye out for them. And, if you like, stream all of her great debut, Mold The Gold behind this link. Good times!
Pink Nasty -- Burn
Needless to say, after following Shearwater across the U.S. in people's Flickrs, I'm on tenterhooks for Sunday (SUNDAY! SUNDAY!). I'm torn between holding a "WIN A DATE WITH CINDY HOTPOINT" contest (I kid, I kid) or just going alone or asking out a certain interesting young gentleman. I know this may shock you, but I'm horribly shy when it comes to those kinds of things. I don't think anyone would ever call me forward.
I suppose I should also mention that I'm kind of all about the Voxtrot debut, which I'm sure is shocking to no one -- and I'm avoiding the backlash like the plague. But I'll have more on that when I write a review approx. two months from now. (Can't post a track now -- I don't feel like running afoul of the nice folks at Beggars, you know how it is...) Anyway, perhaps by then, the hater-aters will have calmed down...or not.
ps -- NYC-ers, anyone else going to Patrick Wolf on Thurs. @ Hiro Ballroom?
pss -- Latest secret dance party track: Cosmos -- Take Me With U (Vocal Mix) . Seriously.