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The Cutest Killers in the Animal Kingdom, Courtesy of Ghost Pal

Stoats, also known as the short-tailed weasel, might just be the cutest little monsters on planet Earth. Freakishly agile, Stoats are known predators to a number of mammals, and, when threatened, they spray a putrid butt gland-juice, which probably helped land them on the 100 “World’s Worst Alien Invasive Species” list. Before they overpopulate the world and use your face as a chew toy,  check them out as the video backdrop for a jam by Brooklyn’s Ghost Pal. Try not to cry for old Thumper at the end, though. He totally had it coming.

And for more on Ghost Pal, hit up http://ghostpal.bandcamp.com/

Darfur? What Are You Guys Doing?!?

Andy Samberg and Arcade Fire explain why atrocities such as slavery, the Vietnam War, and global terrorism fully suck in this electro-rich Digital Short from a couple of weeks back. Check out the video below:

http://www.hulu.com/embed/jzTUStmJ8K61_9z_d6zlGg

While host Scarlett Johansson played her shtick well (hot girl doing funny accents, etc.), it was
Arcade Fire who kicked the episode up a notch – specifically, Regine Chassagne’s debut as front-woman on their performance of “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond
Mountains).”
As the rest of the band, including frontman and husband Win Butler,
provided backing vocals and instrumentals, Regine took to center stage in a glittery
gold dress that would make even Taylor Swift jealous. Check out the Regine’s SNL
domination on Hulu.

— Lauren

Yeasayer, Washed Out, Oh My!

When I first moved to Savannah, Georgia, I figured the music scene was going to be incredible with the hoards of young music listeners at every corner and coffee shop. But, alas, I was wrong, until a couple of days ago when Washed Out and Yeasayer pretty much negated the belief that Savannah couldn’t cultivate a music scene. Washed Out was up first and Ernest Greene delivered. Hailing from both South Carolina and Georgia, these southern fellas were extremely grateful and their synth-pop, sort of fuzzy-vinyl sounds were a great way to warm the crowd up. It happened to be Greene’s birthday and the front two rows of the crowd belted out an enthusiastic “Happy Birthday,” while he took a video on his iPhone.

Although Washed Out exceeded my expectations and confirmed me (and the crowd) as a fan, Yeasayer is what we were anxiously waiting for. The lights went off and three pillars on stage were lit red, an obvious choice for their first song “Madder Red.”  Anand Wilder woo-ed us all with his pajama pants while Chris Keating kept the crowd moving. “Tightrope” and “Grizelda” were especially beautiful. Every song was woven together perfectly like a well-written novel until both the climax and dénouement: “O.N.E.” and “Ambling Alp”. Pics Below — see more on our facebook page here!

— Frances


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Yeasayer Set List:

Madder red

Rome

Wait For the Summer

Tightrope

Red cave

Grizelda

Sunrise

Mondegreen

Strange Reunions

O.N.E

Ambling Alp.

Encore:

The Children

2080

Free Music from White Denim!

 

Photo courtesy of White Denim

 

If you impulsively just spent your last paycheck on a pair of leopard print booties after stalking pictures from Paris Fashion Week online, don’t fret – you can still get some fresh new music and it’s won’t cost you a dime. Texas garage-rockers White Denim are generously releasing The Last Day of Summer, a collection of songs recorded over the past summer, free of charge on WhiteDenimMusic.com as the band finishes up their third official full-length record. Like what you hear? Check them out as they hit the road with Portugal. The Man later this month – we’re sure that your leopard booties will be a hit at the show.

Oct 16 2010 – antone’s blues bar – austin, tx.
Oct 18 2010 – the loft – dallas, tx.
Oct 19 2010 – opolis – norman, ok.
Oct 20 2010 – the bottleneck – lawrence, ks.*
Oct 21 2010 – the waiting room – omaha, ne.*
Oct 22 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 23 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 26 2010 – launchpad – albuquerque, nm
Oct 27 2010 – club congress – tuscon, az.
Oct 28 2010 – clubhouse music venue – tempe, az.*
Oct 29 2010 – house of blues – san diego, ca.*
Oct 30 2010 – el rey theatre – los angeles, ca.*
Oct 31 2010 – mercury lounge – goleta, ca.
Nov 1 2010 – the – independent – san francisco, ca.
Nov 2 2010 – spaceland – los angeles, ca.
*with Portugal the Man

Of Montreal pairs with Janelle Monáe for explosive new tour

Photo by Nina Barnes

What do you get when you mix an iconic indie-rock band from Georgia known for their habit of drastic experimentation between records with a Grammy-nominated Afro-punk singer/songwriter/dancer? Of Montreal’s fall tour with Janelle Monáe, of course. Promoting their latest album, “False Priest” (in stores tomorrow), of Montreal will undoubtably to put on a wild show, throwing in old hits with new tunes. Add Monáe as support, with that crazy-amazing voice and impeccable style (girl can work a suit!), and you have one show that you do not want to miss. The False Priest/ArchAndroid tour kicks off tonight in DC tonight at the iconic 9:30 club, and will stop in Philadelphia, Boston and New York City to round out the week.

Fashion’s Night Out Weekend Wrap-Up

Sundae Magazine Intern Lauren spills all the deets from Fashion’s Night Out in Philadelphia

On Friday, September 10, fashionistas around the globe celebrated fashion with some seriously chic soirees. The second annual Fashion’s Night Out extravaganza popped up in dozens of cities across the United States, promising drinks, celebs and haute couture – and oh, did it deliver.

Some notable New York City fetes included karaoke with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Henri Bendel’s, Gwen Stefani greeting fans and signing perfume bottles at Sephora, and the always fashionable Metric performing a surprise set inside Juicy Couture.

Sounds awesome, right? For those of us stranded in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the King of Prussia Mall hosted a bash that provided enough swag and, most importantly, stores to keep even the most hardcore fashionistas satisfied (it is, of course, the largest shopping mall on the East Coast!).

While there were no Anna Wintour sightings in the food court, the King of Prussia Mall did make the night more than a just a typical trip to the mall. Throughout the evening a cornucopia of entertainment was provided, including a classy violinist outside of Nordstrom and an oddly placed (not to mention, excessively loud) skinny-jeans and Converse-clad emo band that drew a crowd of rambunctious mallrats.

However, the Pièce de résistance had to be the fashion show set up outside of Bloomingdales, intended to emulate the FNO kickoff presentation that happened on Wednesday night in New York City. As expected, the Bloomie’s show drew a massive pack of spectators and celebrated this season’s must-have pieces.

Afterwards, shoppers were free to hit individual stores for special deals. Most stores kept the night bumpin’ with an in-house DJ spinning the latest Ke$ha techno remix, coaxing customers into buying that extra pair of skinny cargo pants. (Fine, I’ll admit it. It worked!)

Many stores promised free food and drinks, though most ran out very early in the evening – yeah, I’m calling you out, Michael Kors.  I want a rain check on those cupcakes!

However, attendees didn’t let the shortage of cubed cheddar on a toothpick get them down. The occasion gave us all an excuse to get gussied up, even if the only cameras flashing were the ones from our own cell phones.

Check out these particularly well-dressed girls I spotted getting their FNO on:

Sundae Mag June Issue is Here!

Check out exclusive interviews with Male Bonding, Back Ted N-Ted, and These United States, plus new album reviews from Sleigh Bells and Tobacco. We even have the best meltproof make-up tips, sexy swimsuits you need to own now and, of course, a brand new (and vampiric) edition of “Bangs”! See it at SundaeMag.com