The New Pornographers are up for an Emmy

If you were not aware, The New Pornographers made a song dedicated to the BP oil spill and Oxfam America’s Gulf Coast Recovery Program. The song is called “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” and has been nominated for an Emmy in the ‘Societal Concerns’ category. Watch it here:

And, if that doesn’t work, here:
http://bit.ly/grfEsJ

What do you think? Does it deserve the nod or the award?

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Apparently I am not on the brink of discovery

Yeah. Remember that new obsession I mentioned a little bit ago? About Phoenix? And Lisztomania? Well, I had no clue how popular they were until I saw the Cadillac commerical like a billion times this past weekend:

Well, if you search Cadillac commercial in Google, you get a ton of hits, even on Wiki answers with “Who is this band? What is that song?” The song is 1901, by the way.

And, while in Las Vegas, the center of all things commercial and flash, I heard them again in one of the hotels on the strip. It was either Lisztomania or Rome, both off their new album. Geez. Can’t I ever be one of the first to discover or like a new band? Not like it makes me feel cool or anything…(yeah. I don’t even pride on me seeing Garden State on opening day. Take that, pseudo-indie hipsters) ahem. Well, Phoenix is amazing (added plus: they’re French! And adorable), and if you haven’t taken my advice in the last post, I will give you another chance to check them out right here. This video nearly has a million views on YouTube.