As promised earlier, here are today's most official and most beastliest of bits.
Tons of real kid work was done today, in order to prepare for a day out of the office tomorrow thanks to a date with Christina Aguilera. Yep, I'm going to go check out her live performance, and shit yeah, I'm pretty pumped. In the interim, get nasty with these nuggets of nice nice.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' self-titled album is out today, and it is very very good. link
Lady Gaga debuted her new video for Alejandro earlier today. link
White Arrows are playing Mercury Lounge on June 22. Get a ticket here.
Back in November, we debuted Sky Ferreira's cover of Stevie Nicks' Stand Back. Today, we've got Skeet Skeet's Big Room Mix to offer up. Grab it below.
Casiokids' debut, Topp stemning på lokal bar, is out in the States today. Go grab it here, cause it's a summer must-own and definitely Beaston-approved.
2009 saw the rise of Casiokids on my beastly-radar. After first bringing their Bergen, Norway bad-assedness (?) into my daily listening rounds nearly a year ago, we talked about them, caught them live, and to this date, we still haven't stopped dancing to their infectious blend of electro-pop music.
The Norwegian collaborative's debut album, Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar, will be released on June 8 via Moshi Moshi, and we're all sorts of excited for it's initial thrust into our yearning ears.
In the meantime, Casiokids recently unveiled a new video for En Vill Hest, loosely translated as "A Wild/Crazy Horse". The video, directed by Kristoffer Borgli, features a cereal geyser, pretty scary occult stuff and a young man dancing in front of a big mirror before he burns a wooden figure. Not sure what to make of any of the imagery, but one thing is certain, we dig this track. (also, is that swimming pool the same one as used in fellow Scandinavian Fever Ray's' When I Grow Upvideo?)
Watch the clip now.
Casiokids are playing at least 6 different times throughout SXSW, so if you're going to the Austin festival in March, consider this my official request to you to attend in my absence.