Battle of the Blands Mixtape
It’s easy to avoid The Game and Fifty Cents. Likewise for Nickelback. It’s even pretty easy to stay away from Thornley and the Barenaked Ladies. They don’t bother us, and we don’t bother them. But there are some bands, SOME bands, that bring us to the brink of violent disgust; it’s almost beyond hatred. One example that is often played out here on Mercredi Mixtape is our distaste for Las Vegas corporate rockers The Killers. Most likely the result of some unresolved childhood issues, Torontoist has a hard time sleeping at night simply knowing that these bum-wipes are out there. Usually the finger-pointing and ‘rockist’ accusations can be heard at this point — as at a Killers-infested party last Saturday — to which we can only shrug. What is the reason that decent, law abiding, level-headed human beings can be so easily duped by The Killers?
And now, we have a whole new reason to hate these degenerates (as if anyone needed another reason). Read the feud between The Killers and another amazingly bad band, The Bravery, here.
And here’s the tunage…
1. The Treacherous Three – “At the Party”
Went to WFMU’s MP3 blog of strange sounds to find this Wild Style-era party rap. (And why can’t we still have these parties? Anyone?). Also on the brilliantly bizarre found sound/uncovered classics site, O.D.B.’s “Sussudio”, Nickelback’s two remarkably similar hit singles mixed into one, and George W. Bush’s malapropisms mashed into one.
2. Regina Spektor – “Someday”
From SceneStars, this woman was in Toronto recently.
3. Bunky – “Yes/No” and “BaBa”
Art/pop, noise/punk, boy/girl, bunny/monkey.
4. I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can’t – “Queen Elizabeth’s Way”
We should really stop taking MP3’s from Travis, since we probably share a lot of the same readers.
5. Howard Hello – “Giving Up”
Our friend from Okay has a hand in this one…
6. Sally Crew and the Sudden Moves – “Good Morning Aston Martin” and “Drive Like You Stole It”
British popsters who sing about cars.