Google testing new UI

It happens all the time for everyone else, but just now I’ve seen the new Google UI for logged-in users. They do rolling updates and beta tests like this, grabbing a sample of users to test their new stuff out on before it goes to the public in general.

New Mogwai Album – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

A new Mogwai album and a new Radiohead album all in the same week? My head is likely to explode from the awesomeness!

Album cover for Mogwai's Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

My faith in post-rock still remains strong because of bands like Mogwai and Sigur Rós. Unlike 99% of the bands within the genre, these two bands keep moving along, morphing and exploring new sounds and textures. (Unlike a band like Mono, who although awesome, have been stuck in a rut of sameness for years now.)

This particular album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, is filled with new sounds, new toys, and new directions. Despite that, Mogwai still sound like Mogwai. It sounds to me like they’ve returned to a slightly more digital sound, using their trusty vocoders and synths a bit more than on their last two albums. It sounds a bit more digital, but without sacrificing the ROCK of their drums and guitars (They’ve even pulled out some Krautrock Motorik for the song Mexican Grand Prix!)

I’m going to listen to it as much as I can for the next few days, because I’m afraid I’ll be too busy with my new Radiohead, but I’ve already become familiar with three of the songs from the album from their press releases, so it won’t be that bad. Looking forward to seeing them play the song San Pedro when they come to Seattle, since that song has got to be massive live!

New Radiohead Album – The King of Limbs

Who needs any advance promotional marketing? Apparently not Radiohead, who announced the release of their new album King of Limbs today, and in less than a week I’ll have a completely new, totally unexpected tracklist to listen to.

I’ve never used this euphemism before, but ZOMG!

On Saturday, the new album will be available for download, and I am literally giddy with anticipation. The artwork looks sick, the title is weird, and that’s about all ANYONE knows about the release (other than the fact that Radiohead are going to make a billion dollars off of fanboys like me)

My week, my LIFE, just got better!