May Day Party at The Nut Roaster

Our friends at Brooklyn Fire Proof and the Nut Roaster Studios are hosting a May Day party Friday night, over at 120 Ingraham Street. 5 bands are playing, and there will also be a raffle, drink specials, DJs, and art + video installations.
7 pm, Friday May 1st
Update: we’ve received word that there may be changes to the lineup, including Real Estate, who will not be playing Friday night…

New Belle & Sebastian Project: God Help the Girl

From VSL

Indie darlings Belle and Sebastian are officially ‚”on hiatus,” but the band’s members reunited last year to make a fantastic summer album — the soundtrack to an imaginary musical about a young woman’s romantic crisis called God Help the Girl.
Most of the project’s songs were inspired by the British pop idols of the sixties. (Catherine Ireton, who sings the part of the heroine, has a piercing voice in the tradition of Petula Clark and Cilla Black.) Belle and Sebastian’s primary songwriter, Stuart Murdoch, discovered two of the other eight singers by holding open auditions online. And while the album’s not out until June 23, you can hear a handful of songs, alternate versions, and outtakes — including Ireton’s showcase number, ‚”Come Monday Night” — at Imeem. Show tunes have never sounded so good.

Here’s a couple below.

What's That Sound? I Like That Sound.

Remember two summers ago, when all you could listen to was Chromeo’s Fancy Footwork (yes, you– oh, c’mon, admit it)… Well, here comes Tiga‘s Ciao! to the rescue with tracks such as “Sex O’Clock”, “Luxury”, and “Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore”. Who doesn’t want to dance to the likes of Soulwax and Gonzales (best known for laying down beats for Feist)– who are all over this album. Plus this video is basically the goods (not only bc the resize makes it look dirty):

See the bigger (sexier) version here.

The Daily Footprint 04/28/09

Bedford and Grand

North Brooklyn Story Project Benefit Concert

Benefit concert at Union Pool tonight. Details below…

The North Brooklyn Story Project will throw a benefit concert, on April 28, 2009, to raise funds for their oral history project. The concert will be held at Union Pool (484 Union Ave) at 8pm. Performers include The Blue Album Group, Rebecca Schiffman and The Roulettes. Suggested donation for the event is $5. The concert is being held to raise money for recording equipment that the North Brooklyn Story Project will use to document, share and store the stories of Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents.

Get more info on Going, or for more info on the performers click through the jump!

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Moot is Time's Most Influential? (4 Chan–Anonymous–Wins Again.)

“Epic Fail”, Lolcats, and Denial of Service Attacks are all presents that have be granted to us by the lovely 4chaners. If you have never been introduced to 4Chan, then now is the time to definitely learn because Moot was just voted Time’s most influential person. And, this was no small feat. Anonymous spent many man hours hacking the website. Music Machinery has the full story.

Low-Flying Questions

Hasn’t the FAA ever heard of Photoshop? We know a half a dozen unemployed designers who could have pulled this off—sans building evacuations and mass panic—in 20 minutes. We’re glad to know our tax dollars are being spent wisely. Give us a holler, Mr. Caldera…. we’ll send you a few resumes.

Ducktails "Landrunner"

The new Ducktails video is blowing up allover the web. It features the fun video direction of Alice Cohen (who may be better known as part of Philly’s influential underground The Vels.)