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03.26.13 Andy Cush

Carly Rae Jepsen appears to be taking a page out of Rivers Cuomo’s book, asking her fans to decide the lyrics to her new song in a series of online polls. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), what could have been a challenging, forward-thinking project is actually fairly sterile, as Jepsen and the poll’s sponsors–American Idol and Coca-Cola–are […]

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03.04.13 Marina Galperina

Well, Trent did say “that the band is reinventing itself from scratch” so maybe this is that? Here’s a perfect mash-up of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and “Head Like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails from PomDeter. PERFECT. NIN is going on tour starting this summer. Reznor. I missed you so bad. I missed you […]

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01.04.13 Andy Cush

Echo Nest developer and all-around music-hacker extraordinaire Paul Lamere’s latest creation, entitled Boil the Frog, uses algorithms to create a smooth, gradual playlist from one artist to another, no matter the genre. That means we can finally find the six degrees of separation from Taylor Swift to Tchaikovsky, Lady Gaga to Madonna, or Nazi black […]

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11.14.12 Andy Cush

Our friends at Evolver.fm point to this video in which music technologist Ryan Callinor uses a device he rigged up himself to control the tempo of “Call Me Maybe” using his heart beat. The song starts slow and syrupy, and as Callinor does jumping-jacks until Carly Rae’s voice sounds like an Alvin-and-the-Chipmunks chirp. Basically, a […]

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07.03.12 Andy Cush

Just in time for your 4th of July Barbecue comes this free, downloadable compilation of 47 covers, remixes, and interpretations of “Call Me Maybe.” It’s curated by Kyle Mabson, drummer of left-of-center punks XBXRX, so expect cuts that skew artier than your typical four-on-the-floor club remix fare. Supertasters’ “Call Me, Maybe” reimagines the song as […]

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