There is a rather glorious remix of Justice's already irresistible 'D.A.N.C.E' doing the rounds that is definitely worth five minutes of your time. Head over to Hype Machine to have a listen but be prepared to be infuriated when you discover there are no high quality rips anywhere yet... All the versions BlackPlastic has come across are radio rips.
BlackPlastic has been digging Fujiya & Miyagi for getting on for a year now after picking up their Transparent Things LP in a record shop based purely on the artwork and the sticker on the cover. The sticker had quotes from Tiga and Andrew Weatherall - with Weatherall's quote being particularly spectacular, something something along the lines of (BlackPlastic is paraphrasing as the sticker isn't to hand) "surpasses anything that can be condensed into a quote and stuck on an album cover". Now if that's not cool BlackPlastic doesn't know what is.
Anyway, Fujiya & Miyagi seem to be getting a fair amount of attention following their recent Jaguar ad - Gorgeous is just the beginning, with high positions in the iTunes chart and now a hit video on YouTube. The video is consists solely of six sided dice and is very reminiscent of what is quite possibly BlackPlastic's favourite music video of all time, The White Stripes 'Fell In Love With A Girl' (as directed by Michel Gondry), beautiful due to its simplicity. BlackPlastic has no idea if this was created without the aid of computers but either way it's pretty cool.
Sit back and enjoy. The Transparent Things album is definitely worth checking if you enjoy this and 'Collarbone' (the track from the Jag ad).
So the next single off of LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver is the rather glorious 'All My Friends'. The video is above and it's actually pretty good, BlackPlastic suggests you have a watch, but stick with it because it has a bit of a slow start. By the time Murphy's getting drenched and you can tell his make-up's starting to run BlackPlastic can't help but remember the fact that this song still makes him go a big rubbery one.
The more savvy amongst you will already have heard that Franz Ferdinand have done a cover of 'All My Friends' for this release. There are some low quality ripsout there if you care to look. BlackPlastic believes they'll be a better quality version on official release with the single. It kind of sounds like New Order, and is definitely a worthwhile take even if it loses the kraut rock fantabulousness of the original.