The Majak Mixtape - Tunesday! (3/15/11)

Happy Tuesday Mixtapers! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing, giving you INTERNET MEME REALNESS better than your favorite edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes when it's trying to figure out what day comes after Saturday. Today, as we do every Tuesday, we celebrate all the new releases of music in another edition of Tunesday.

But before we get to the tunes, let us:

In our first bit of tea, Gilbert Goffried has been fired from Aflac as their voiceover pitchman for that damn duck after having the hugely wise idea of tweeting a whole bunch of jokes about the disaster in Japan because Twitter's main job since its inception has been to shine a light on the jackassy recesses of people's minds.  The jokes included such wonderful bon mots like: "Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them." Or the even greater rib-tickler, "I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now.'" You know, here at the Mixtape we revel in making light of serious events. It's one of our chief reasons for existing, but we'd be politically correct as fuck if all we had to do was periodically go into a booth and scream AFLAC and get a nice paycheck. We guess Gilbert will be "Up All Night" looking for new work.

From losing work to working it, Ryan Phillippe, according to a report in the ever reliable US Magazine, may have knocked up his ex-model girlfriend. Phillippe is currently dating "Little Red Riding Hood" starlet Amanda Seyfried. If you take into account Phillippe's recent track record of flopping films as well as his two kids with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, we're pretty sure that Ryan should stick to mass producing beautiful children than starring in films.

In TVland Tea, start clutching those pearls because according to former TVGuide/Entertainment Weekly television columnist Michael Ausiello, one of your favorites is about to his or her wig snatched by the Grim Reaper. Ausiello wrote:
Multiple sources are confirming that a wildly popular character on an hour drama that has long been an Aushole staple is about to take his/her last breath.

I’m told the producers of this unnamed broadcast series are planning to kill off the fan favorite either in the season finale or soon after the show returns next season
Okay so the spoiler is immediately vague and pretty amounts to "Some character on some show will die at some time and point." Illuminating right? We're hoping it's Mary Alice on "Desperate Housewives." Yes, technically she's already dead but her narrations are now as stiff as her corpse.

Continue reading to get all the NEW TUNES REALNESS for the day

Ah yes Mixtapers, it's another head-turning, booty-popping, blowing your speakers out edition of Tunesday as we here at the Majak Mixtape try to single-handedly revive the music industry with our selections in the new music that is out today. With great powers, comes great responsibilities so let us get this motherfucking Mixtape started!

First up, British electronic rock outfit Does It Offend You, Yeah? has a new album titled "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You." Below, the first single "The Monkeys Are Coming."
So hipster it hurts, we love Does It Offend You, Yeah? because they wear their hipsterdom extremely well with just enough self-awareness to keep the whole affair from being tedious. A mix of rock, samples and electronic music, Does It Offend You, Yeah? makes music for you to dance your face off to. Ironically, of course.

Next up, the Philly band Brown Recluse and their new album "Evening Tapestry." They may share their name with a spider, but the only web they are spinning are sweet pop tunes. Below, "Impression of a City Morning" from the new album.

Next up, the retro soul magic of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. As anybody who has ever read this blog knows, we have a ridiculous obsession with music that sounds like it was recorded when everybody loving Lucy and liking Ike so Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are a natural fit for this aural fetish of ours as they release their sophomore album "Scandalous." Finding videos for their current album proved to be scarce on the YouTube so we're taking it back to their debut album "Tell Me What Your Name Is" and the single "I'm Broke," the perfect song for the current economic climate.

Next up, Pixies frontman Black Francis (we're totally going to start calling ourselves Burnt Sienna Majak) has put out a brand new album soundtrack for the 1920s expressionist silent film "The Golem." That statement just collapsed under the sheer weight of indie street credibility. Making like Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Trent Reznor, Black Francis has found a new life making music for movies. Below, one of the tracks as well as a snippet from the film:

Next up, British band Noah and the Whale have a new album out titled "Last Night on Earth." Below, their single "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N."

The song, which was a mild hit on the British charts, sounds mysteriously similar to Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More."

Next up, proto-punk heroes the New York Dolls are back with an all-new album titled "Dancing Backward in High Heels," a winking reference to both their love of ladies attire and the keen observation that Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did while dancing backwards in high heels. We've been a big fan of the New York Dolls since we first learned of their existence back in our freshmen year of college so it's great to have them back and sounding as interesting as ever. Below, "Funky and Chic" from the album.

And even if you don't know the New York Dolls and their classic tune "Looking for a Kiss"

You might know their lead singer Dave Johansen and his alter ego Buster Poindexter with his hit tune "Feelin' Hot Hot Hot."

Next up, British act The Joy Formidable cross the pond with their album "The Big Roar." Below, "I Don't Want To See You Like This."

Swedish act and NewNowNext nominee Oh Land drops her self-titled album. We don't know how much it means to be nominated for a NewNowNext award from Logo becase on one hand Logo and the award ceremony was Lady GaGa's first televised appearance while at the same time the people behind it for some reason thought that borefest "Drag Race" competitor Carmen Carrera would make for a good Most Addictive Reality Personality. When you have the hot mess fabulousness of Mariah Balenciaga on the same season? Really?
There is not enough shade in the world for that. Anyway, here is Oh Land performing one of her tunes "The Wolf and I."

We end this Mixtape taking on the web sensation that is Rebecca Black and her insanely popular tune simply called "Friday." If you're one of the five people that haven't seen the video, here it is:

Internet memes are a strange beast that come and go at will with little logic or reason why so some things take hold of the public's imagination. If Internet Memes were crops, YouTube would be the fertile field that cultivates them as scores and scores of people take to the website to show off a variety of their skills, the greatest skill being having absolutely no sense of pride.

So we end the Mixtape with this glorious Meme and wish you love, peace and downloads. BRING ON THE BOB DYLAN PARODY OF IT!

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