Watch shirtless, sweaty rockers WU LYF bring the noise two times inside an underground club in Paris.
One of the Internet’s consistently best things is La Blogothéque’s Concerts à emporter, or Takeaway Shows if you’re an unsophisticated American. Video producer Vincent Moon regularly captures the finest storytelling details of the planet’s best bands, whether performing in actual concert (as WU LYF does, below) or in some out-of-context staging that spontaneously spotlights the band’s strongest music sensibility (see Local Natives’ soaring vocal harmonies in a spacious shopping mall, for instance).
In WU LYF’s case, the sepia tones here really match that lush organ that haunts every one of their songs, hanging over the aggressive, soaring sonic mess they create with each performance. Also, it’s just nice to actually have some video of their performance; proof that they’re actually a real thing. Their relative anonymity is one of the reasons I liked the mysterious Englishmen’s debut album so much, and these two tracks, “Summas Bliss” and “Heavy Pop” just made me really sad that they’re busy bouncing between Europe and the American coasts.
Also, massive respect for the Clarence Clemons shoutout in between songs. May the Big Man rest in peace.
Also, turns out the band just put out a video for the song “We Bros.” It’s below.
Renaissance man Takeshi Kitano peruses Japan’s mean streets.
Thriller Rod Lott
A pact is worthless when it exists between two criminal families. Piss
one off, and war breaks out. In his 15th directorial outing, Outrage: Way of the Yakuza,
Takeshi Kitano examines one such flare-up and its ever-brutal
consequences. The gangster world marks material he's delved into before,
but so has Martin Scorsese, and Kitano is arguably Japan's equivalent.
Amid this nation's debate over the so-called "Obamacare" plan, one
question has been unanswered, until now: "When are Roger Corman's nurse
movies going to get a proper DVD release?" As we say regularly on these
digital pages, Shout! Factory to the rescue.