Finally, a fitting way to listen to your Bloc Party vinyl collection. A Korean Lego enthusiast, known on YouTube as Hayarobi, has put together a working turntable using over 2400 Lego pieces. Hot on the heels of a dancing Lego version of Spongebob Squarepants, his creation uses a traditional phono cartridge but, other than that, is pure Lego. Impressive, right? Check it out below.
Looking through NME's 50 Top Tracks of 2014, one thing is clear: it's been a life-affirming year for music. From Future Islands' breakthrough 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' to the emergence of Fat White Family with seedy anthem 'Touch The Leather, St Vincent's crystallisation of the modern world in 'Digital Witness' to Run The Jewels taking it up a notch with 'Blockbuster Night Part 1', the list includes a variety of stone-cold classics to entrants we couldn't have predicted back in January. The return of Aphex Twin, for example. Caribou's career highlight album with 'Our Love'.
It's not unusual for things to go wrong during concerts. I'm thinking of Paul McCartney's grasshopper attack, the frontman of NY deathcore band Emmure getting electrocuted and rogue fans bum-rushing the stage at Justin Bieber's concert in Dubai. Random attacks can't be predicted, nor can technological malfunctions or natural disasters.
Remember when you used to make ink blots at school? Symmetrical butterflies and the like? Soundgarden's new video will make you feel nostalgic for those primary school art lessons - though their patterns are predictably darker. Spiders, sheep heads, creatures with rifles, thorns, that kind of thing. The video is for 'Storm', an unreleased track from the band's three-CD rarities collection, 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path', out this week.
'Drum + Fife' is the fourth track from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’, out December 8. The band's eighth album was recorded in Chicago and Tommy Lee plays drums on every track. Billy Corgan was surprised that 'Drum + Fife' became a single but by the sounds of it, it'll become an anthem for fans - and a live favourite. Here's Corgan with more info: [quote]'Drum + Fife' was originally a folk song. We really had a problem getting it off its almost dour Irish balladeer aspect. And I must give a lot of credit to Tommy Lee, because he’s the one who turned the corner.