superhero fantasy dub
We were excited to learn about Jonny Greenwood Is The Controller, an upcoming reggae/dub compilation curated by none other than Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, due out March 6. Thankfully, and not surprisingly, the dude went with some extremely obscure choices, including this odd but exceedingly awesome selection. I'll let our resident dub expert David tell you about this track, which originally appeared on 1982's Scientist and Jammy Strike Back!:
"On this particular cut we find two proteges of dub pioneer, King Tubby, rollicking through some Rastafari's purgatory between Mongo and Dagobah, where they imagine two highly gifted super heroes of sorts meeting for tea and scones in some mutually convenient reverb/dub chamber. Scientist (aka the Dub Chemist) and Prince Jimmy temper this upbeat Roots Radics' classic with the sort of hypnotic, percussive swagger that made these dub revolutionaries such a force in the early 80's, and continues to make their sound so utterly futuristic and revelatory to this day. Highly recommended."
Scientist & Jammy & Roots Radics Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker
Here's a screen shot from Modest Mouse's new video for "Dashboard"...watch a somewhat pointless behind-the-scenes look at the video by clicking here. Um, it's only 12 seconds long, but Isaac Brock dressed up as Santiago is kinda funny.