The Year 2012 in Music

The Year 2012 in Music, in Gifs – Outrageously Funny!

By Kevin BG Perry

What was the moment that defined the year just gone for you? We’ve had economic crisis, political unrest and, biggest of all, Gangnam Style, so what better way of recapping the twelve months just gone by than with the internet’s format of choice: the animated GIF. Here’s just some of our highlights of the year:

There was a buzz around Skrillex – Via

Frank Ocean caused headlines by opening up about his sexuality – and releasing many people’s album of the year. Via gifhound

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch left the party – Via gifhound

Tupac came back to life – as a hologram – Via THUGISM

Noel Gallagher was crowned Godlike Genius at the NME Awards – read his wisdom here. – Via lgmatsumoto

Gangnam Style took over the world – Via gifhound

Madonna played the Superbowl halftime show – with this man on a tightrope – Via Buzzfeed

The Libertines’ ‘Up The Bracket’ turned 10 – Via maravenag

Alex Turner got coiffed – Via

Musicians like the Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner – and Rowan Atkinson – opened the Olympics – Via Buzzfeed

Jake Bugg took on the X Factor and won – Via cameile

Plan B released the hardest-hitting protest song of our time – Via

Radiohead toured the UK – and mocked the Daily Mail – Via The Strut

Bat For Lashes returned draped in ‘The Haunted Man’ – Via Hype Machine

Gotye wormed his way into our ears – and became 2012’s biggest-selling single – Via wazzaaa-nojustkidding

Carly Rae Jepson fell off a car – then Enter Shikari covered ‘Call Me Maybe’ – Via cipsikolakilit

Pulp turned back time in Sheffield – Via maravenag

The triumphant return of the Rolling Stones wasn’t all ‘Doom & Gloom’ – Via maravenag

Two Door Cinema Club followed their ‘Beacon’ to stardom – Via Hype Machine

Lana Del Rey gave us too much information – Via lanafan

MIA released the best music video of the 21st Century – Via suckmypopclean

Daft Punk – Money and Fame in this Bullshit Game for Life

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Daft Punk videos

A music video fan edit of the track ; “Human After All” is made using the footage from “Electroma”, which was originally intended to be used for Music Videos for the album “Human After All”.

The music video showcases the duo walking through the desert, while flashbacks of them driving a car is shown. One of them dies from a self-destruct, while the other picks up a piece of the other robot and looks at it.

“Human After All” is the third studio album by French duo Daft Punk, first released on March 14, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. With it, Daft Punk applies minimalism and rock music to their French house music style. It received mixed reviews noting its reported six-week creation, which is particularly short compared to previous albums Discovery and Homework.

This was made using Sony Vegas Pro 10, using the audio from lossless .wav files, and the footage from Daft Punk’s “Electroma”.

I am not related to Daft Punk in anyway, I am just a fan. All content goes to their respective owners.

Members of Brooklyn indie band The Yellow Dogs shot and killed by ex-bandmate

The Yellow Dogs

The Yellow Dogs

The Yellow Dogs, an acclaimed post-punk band from Iran, had been living in Brooklyn

Very tragic news reached us this morning.

Via Channel 4

A man who was kicked out of an indie band from Iran about a year ago went to the Brooklyn apartment building where his former bandmates lived early Monday and fatally shot three of them with an assault rifle before killing himself on the roof, law enforcement officials said.

A fourth member of the The Yellow Dogs, an acclaimed post-punk band from Tehran living in Brooklyn since about 2010, was shot twice in the arm but was taken to the hospital and is expected to live. Law enforcement officials said the surviving victim, who is 22, called 911 shortly after midnight and reported the shooting at the three-story apartment building on Maujer Street in East Williamsburg.

Responding officers found the three dead victims on the second and third floors of one apartment; a 35-year-old man and an unidentified man had been shot in the head, and a 27-year-old man had been shot in the chest.

Law enforcement officials said the gunman went from room to room, gunning down his victims; two were found in bedrooms and the third was killed in the living room.  The gunman was kicked out of the band after bandmates suspected he was selling their equipment behind their backs, law enforcement officials said.


The body of the gunman was found on the roof of the building. Law enforcement officials say he shot himself in the chin, and the .308-caliber assault rifle authorities believe he used to shoot his former bandmates was found next to his body.

The Yellow Dogs were featured in the documentary “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” which celebrated them as “fixtures in Tehran’s underground rock scene before Iran’s Ministry of Culture caught on to them,” according to the Huffington Post.

Shocked fans posted messages of horror and mourning on the group’s Facebook page after the shooting.

The victims’ families still live in Iran and police are working with officials from the U.S. Department of State to notify them, law enforcement officials said.

Watch their video for “this city”:

Published on Jun 6, 2012

Neverheard Inc presents, “this city” by The Yellow Dogs
Directed by Bill Stepanoski
Produced by Kerry Taylor
Carousel Productions – NY
DOP: Filipp Penson
Edited by Bill Stepanoski
Art Directon by Zoe Bailey + Rosie Turnball

About East Williamsburg, Brooklyn:

East Williamsburg in Brooklyn is known for being home to many underground bands.

I was in this neighborhood twice. If your band has arena sized dreams, then Shea Stadium may be a good place to start. The crowd will love and cheer for you as if you were winning the World Series. As for the team uniform, Shea Stadium was a plethora of plaid, unbrushed hair, and skinny jeans on a Saturday night.

This Shea Stadium isn’t in Queens and it’s definitely not in Manhattan. The vibe was free flowing complete with a beach ball in the air. Shea Stadium has the feel of a high school gymnasium and a suburban garage. The decor is makeshift with decade old couches and cartoon canvases. The stage even dons a wooden tidal wave border. It’s elementary and raw.

The bands I saw that night were a bit all over the place. One act played with their backs against the crowd. Another jumped so hard it looked like the stage was going to collapse. The music verged on alternative with a mix of rock influenced by the sounds of the 60’s. My favorite band of the night did not play on the stage but in the middle of the crowd and busted country. They played acoustic and it was refreshing to be able to understand them clearly. At times the bands at Shea Stadium sounded like a garbled mess. The instruments were louder than the mics, making it difficult to hear the artists sing. Shea Stadium is an experiential music venue, recording house, and open forum. It is part of the young Brooklyn scene and what goes on there is fluid.

Shea Stadium is in the middle of nowhere so keep the address handy because unless you are familiar with industrial warehouses and concealed music venues, you may have trouble finding the place. Cover is the price of a beer. Shea Stadium gets warm inside. For some cool air and a smoker’s break, one can sneak away to the balcony which stares right at the Empire State Building. There are surprising little gems like these in Brooklyn. Luckily, Shea Stadium is so underground that there are no velvet ropes or lines out the door. All you need to know is the address.