You could never fully steal the show when you’re followed by the blown-out spectacle of Sun Ra Arkestra’s Tiny Desk Concert. But the opening act kept jumping on the piano and nibbling on the set, literally pulling up the carpet and leaving “presents” on the floor. How could we not have them back? Did I mention they’re hamsters?
Joni and Nash — first names only, please, like Madonna and Cher — are HMSTR. Certainly not the first band to count rodents among its members, but at least they refuse to release a punk album with no punk to be found. “Snow Day” is HMSTR’s first single, a twee-as-all-get-out holiday pop-punk song by virtue of having “snow” in its title. After what sounds like digital snowflakes, the song unleashes a one-minute snowball fight with the fuzziest Tiny Desk destroyers we’ve ever seen.
You can download “Snow Day” from HMSTR’s Bandcamp page. Happy holidays! — LARS GOTRICH
Here’s wishing all of our readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving day, with a turkey of an open thread drenched in tryptophan.
And there you have it — a Republican sweep, with only a few exceptions. How long until the impeachment starts?
Turn-out of under-30 voters was reportedly “pathetic.”
And here’s another open discussion thread for Election 2014, because #2 is getting full.
The first open thread for liveblogging tonight’s election results is filling up so fast I think we need to open up another one… with some interesting news:
Some results and projected results are now starting to be reported, so here’s an open thread to keep up on the breaking news from Horserace 2014 — The Year of the Nuts.
Remember open threads? Well, now you don’t have to, because this is one!
This thread is for anything you want to discuss, even Lena Dunham and the massive judgmental pile-on happening on Twitter, which I’m staying out of after having my head bitten off.
Yes, it’s an old school open thread like we used to have when the Internet was young.
Another July 4th rolls around, and here’s an open thread as the flag flies proudly above our logo.
I have to wait until 10 pm to see Edward Snowden’s performance with Brian Williams, but here’s an open thread to discuss…