Screaming Headless Torsos: Code Red

The new album by Screaming Headless Torsos (a.k.a. the Torsos or SHT), Code Red, is a very unique blend of funk, soul, pop and rock.


The standout tracks are the catchy “Brooce Swayne” and “Wizard of Woo,” which sounds like Black Sabbath and Living Colour jamming on a cover of the Shaft theme.

There’s a surprising hint of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” in the melody of “Field of Light,” but plenty of blues-funk guitar to shake it up.

I’m not sure this is an album I’d listen to repeatedly as a whole, but the aforementioned tracks are certainly noteworthy.

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Lorde: “Yellow Flicker Beat” Live on AMAs & Official Video

In case you missed Lorde‘s mesmeric performance of “Yellow Flicker Beat” live on last night’s American Music Awards, here ’tis. It’s a shame camera hog Taylor Swift is getting more publicity for her brief appearance in the clip, our girl Lorde threw her entire body into what was already a magnificent song. I liked the unusual setting and choreography even more than the official video, which you can also watch below…

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Throwback Thursday: “Karma Police” by Radiohead

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Introducing Cygnets…

Cygnets’ “Gallows” is 80s synth-pop/new wave through a glass, darkly. The song is featured on the Edmonton band’s debut album, Isolator.

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Allison Crowe: Scared (Anti-Abuse / Rape / Domestic Violence Song)

This song is about not being afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, to speak out even in the most adverse of circumstance.
– Allison Crowe

We do not see
So blindly forgotten
The pain unspoken
Torturous mystery

Why can’t you say what has been done to you
you are not wrong and you should not…

Why do you stand
for silence when you know you’re screaming
anger floats so deeply below the surface
why do you carry this on your shoulders,
you did not create this

and I am not afraid to say

I am not wrong and I am not dirty
I will not wait for karma to take its course
Now I am not afraid and I am not worthless no
I am not wrong
No I am not

I am not ashamed of this
I am taking you on, and
I am not scared of you


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