Karen O – Stop the Virgens

Although KTL is primarily a hip-hop lifestyle blog, any one who’s been to the site knows that I am giant Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Karen O fan. This is her new “musical” (?) based off a secret solo album she did in 2005. Read up on it here.

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Posted on March 2nd, 2012

Where The Wild things Are – Soundtrack

This 14 track compilation was recommended to me by my brother Anthony. Being a fan of Spike Jonze (except for that last Kanye video) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I had high hopes for the soundtrack. Karen O takes the feel and energy of the movie and magically captures the sonic emotions of the film. With help from fellow indie rockers, Karen O provides a strong but somewhat short score for the movie that is accurately epitomized in the trailers. I haven’t felt like a movie incorporated a contemporary artist to score a soundtrack since Aimee Mann w/ Magnolia. BTW, are Karen O and Spike Jonze still together?

Where the Wild things Are (OST)

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Posted on October 19th, 2009

TV on the Radio – Heroes (David Bowie cover)

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Hip-Hop heads are slowly rearing their heads to TV on the Radio.  I can say with much pride and confidence that my brothers were up on them for years now!  Even Wale, who has them on his new album, didn’t have a good idea of who they were before they recorded. (It was a labelmate/blind date kinda of thing from what I’ve heard.)  So, I am doing my part to make up for the Lil Wayne post below and give you some good alternative to hip-hop.  And since HEROES (the TV show) is trying to redeem itself with a new show tonight, I thought this song was appropriate.  Its off a new compilation album where the original artists chose specific artists to redo their songs. In the case of Bowie, he chose TVOTR.  And as a bonus, I’ll give you the Karen O and ODB joint from N.A.S.A.  Supposedly, this is the last verse that ODB recorded.

TV on the Radio – Heroes (David Bowie cover)

Bonus

N.A.S.A – Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, ODB, & Fatlip)

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Posted on February 2nd, 2009