Here's the latest from tUnE-yArDs (capitalization non-negotiable), the former puppeteer and general drum loop master from New England. "Water Fountain" has a hundred different types of drums and lots of "hoo-ha!" shouts, so you can't really go wrong there. The group's third album, Nikki Nack, is due out May 6.
Elsewhere, and after the jump, Hairpin fav Banks covers Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody" on BBC radio 1.
"The moon is high, and so am I" —Roger Miller, "The Moon Is High"
"The night is young, and so am I" —Men Without Hats, "Safety Dance"
"The moon is rising, and so am I" —AC/DC, "Let's Get It Up"
"Life is hard, and so am I" —Eels, "Novocaine for the Soul"
"Life is short, and so am I" —Best Coast, "Who Have I Become"
"Life's a bitch, and so am I" —Green Day, "The Grouch"
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For better or worse, every year in this decade has become an occasion to consider the 20 years that have passed since the '90s, and to many of us, 1994 feels like it was yesterday—going to see Forrest Gump (or, if we were lucky, The Crow) in theaters, watching Puck and Rachel fight on The Real World, hearing the news that Kurt Cobain had died and then calling our friends on phones attached to long, curling cords, pulled through the hallway into the quiet of the bathroom.
1994, in particular, brought a diverse new wave of women to fame. With riot grrrl on the rise, the R&B girl group renaissance, [...]
There's good reason to debate the girl-power cred of the mononymous chanteuse: these single-named chart-topping women have massive fanbases and worldwide recognition, and assigning any particular ideological label can have far-reaching trickle-down cultural effects. But I'm going to come out and say it:
Yes. Enya is feminist.
1. Enya is a woman
2. Enya has sold 75 million records worldwide and is the best-selling Irish solo musician of ever
3. Having performed in 10 languages, Enya celebrates and respects women of many cultures, including cultures that are made-up and only exist in Middle Earth
4. Flouting the rules of conventional femininity, Enya has short hair
5. Flouting the rules of "not looking [...]