The video for deliciously avant-garde Alison Goldfrapp’s new single ‘A&E’ from her band’s forthcoming album, Seventh Tree, was released yesterday on the Mute Channel’s Freshly Squeezed. The video is abstract and strange, as can be expected from Goldfrapp, and even if the single is a bit more on the pop side than previous efforts, I will go out on a limb and say that this song is more addictive than cocaine. Or at the very least, more addictive than Diet Coke. This album, due out in the U.S. on February 26, is gonna be fierce, gurl. Check out the video and an MP3 download below.
Briefly, in other news:
* A bratty, 16-year-old Aussie yellow sunglass-donning scenester is facing 20K in fines after a gathering with a few “mates” turned into a 500+ person party. Check out this video of a deathly apathetic Corey Worthington being grilled by a crotchety news reporter.
* New research emerged this week that marketers truly are taking over the world. Apparently subjects in a new study reported in a taste test of identical wines — one labeled as costing $10 and another costing $90 — overwhelmingly preferred the more expensive “variety.” Read more about the study here.
* The Golden Globe winners were announced Sunday, under the theme of “If an influential award show is held and no one cares, do the awards still count?” Due to the strike, the award show turned into 20/20 gone bad. At any rate, Sweeney Todd was among the big winners, confirming that I need to check it out in the theaters. The full list of winners from the emaciated ceremony can be found here.
* And finally, it’s short and sweet, but Paris Hilton fall down, go boom. Thanks, TMZ! That is all.