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Interview: Chantal Claret of Morningwood

mwbandMorningwood first hit the scene on a national level with the insanely catchy single “Nth Degree“, with the “M-O, M-O-R, M-O-R-N-I-N-G-W-O-O-D” hook and great video featuring different record sleeves.  After their first, self-titled album for Capitol Records, they left the label and have recently put out the great followup Diamonds & Studs through a partnership with VH1.  Chantal Claret Euringer is the voice of the band and also the director of two of Morningwood’s videos, “Take Off Your Clothes” and the brand new “Snobby Little Elf“.  And, with her husband, James Euringer from Mindless Self Indulgence (themselves no strangers to great music videos), Chantal runs the Tour Crush clothing line.  If it weren’t obvious, she’s pretty busy, so I was very glad she was able to do an interview for Kittysneezes, particularly since I’m a big Morningwood fan.

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Video: Spy

A cover of the song “Spy” by They Might Be Giants, written by John Flansburgh & John Linnell, original from the album John Henry, one of my favorite They Might Be Giants albums.

Kittysneezes on this recording is (only):
Rev. Syung Myung Me: Vox, Roland SH-201, Alesis SR-16, thingamagoop.

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HEALTH – Die Slow

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Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)

Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric) just twittered about this video. The entirety of the post? “Jesus this is good”. He’s right. It is. It’s the new video for HEALTH, and was directed/edited by the band. Definitely check it out — though, if you’re at risk of photo-epileptic seizures I’d recommend passing. (Also, if there’re kids around, you might wait for ’em to go to bed. It’s a bit creepy/upsetting.)
I don’t know much about HEALTH — and the song wasn’t ENTIRELY my cup of tea — but, dang, if their other videos are like this…

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Interview: Pogo

The pseudonymous artist Pogo has become a bit of an Internet sensation with his amazing sample-based music and videos. Many of them take clips from beloved children’s films, creating beats from slivers of score and dialogue to create really great dance music; Pogo’s work can stand with the best of the genre. He’s got several compilations of music available for free download at MySpace and Last.fm, and he’s also done a really cool original short “Out With It“. If you’ve never seen any of Pogo’s videos before, take a look. After you’re done being gobsmacked, come back here and read this interview I conducted with him. I’ll wait.
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