I’m not gonna lie, I find myself a little bit creepy for liking 19-year-old Brit musician George Barnett so much. I mean, I don’t like him quite as creepily as say, Nicholas Hoult. But he’s up there. Consider this cover he did of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (yup, still obsessed with this song — their album Random Access Memories is out May 21). He plays all the instruments, and produces a pitch perfect cover it. It’s kind of great, too, because he deconstructs the song down to its component parts, and shows you a bit of how something like this comes together (I mean, minus Daft Punk’s helmets, of course). George has posted more than 20 videos of different covers — somehow he made me actually like a Lana Del Ray song, he’s that good. This guy is going to be mega-famous one day, so take a listen and a look and enjoy. [YouTube]
Earworms. That’s what super catchy songs are sometimes referred to, because they burrow deep in your psyche and don’t let go. They become the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing — eating, shopping, working — and basically take over any spare brain space. Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” is one of those earwormy tracks — an endlessly repeating riff featuring vocals from uber-charming Pharrell. The full length album, Random Access Memories, won’t be out in the states until May 21, but writer Alex Bailey deftly explains just what makes “Get Lucky” so compelling. Keep reading »
Oh hello there. Did you just catch me listening/watching this never-ending loop of Ron Swanson from “Parks & Rec” dancing to a new track from Daft Punk at the Snakehole? Well, I’ll just be here a little while longer, enjoying the Swanson glow. Carry on friends, carry on. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Shine up your dancin’ shoes because Obama is almost is office! He’s already inspired the Barack Roll and now there’s a mash-up of Daft Punk and Adam Freedland that’s being spun around the country. Here’s the video with robots and figurines getting’ down, but as of this coming Tuesday, we’ll all be shaking things up to the sweet sound of President Barack Obama. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
The Times U.K. just released its awesomely nerdy list of the “50 Best Movie Robots”. As we geeked out and combed through the nominations, we found our human senses drooling. Sure, a bunch of them are programmed to kill, but theyâ€™re still pretty damn sexy. Maybe itâ€™s all the sculpted metal, maybe itâ€™s because they have bodies that just wonâ€™t quit — or perhaps we just have that weak mortal need to reason. While your man may think heâ€™s dragging you along to watch his fave sci-fi/action flicks, we know your secret — thereâ€™s always an eyeful for the ladies too. In homage to manly machines, after the jump are The Friskyâ€™s “Top Five RWLH’s (Robots Weâ€™d Like to Hump)”.
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