Everyone Wants to Remix the White Stripes…Even Michel Gondry and Jim Jarmusch

Michel Gondry and Jim Jarmusch have teamed up to produce their own remixed versions of the White Stripes song, “Blue Orchid.” According to the Candy Cane Children forum, Gondry’s version sounds like “just a motor engine accelerating being put on the song,” but Jarmusch may have put in some extra work because according the the post, his has “these indian drums and indian noices and it makes the song sound really cool.”

See Michel’s side of the album and Jim’s side.

This homage to the White Stripes‘s Get Behind Me Satan is the video director equivalent of a teenage boy making a video of his juggling act to “Seven Nation Army.” Scans from the Michel Gondry News Page.

Gondry and Jarmusch's Blue Orchid

Gondry and Jarmusch's Blue Orchid

I’m actually still a little fuzzy about the details of this single, since I can’t find any official record of it anywhere, so if you know more, please let me know.

Here’s another weird video of a bunch of footage of drugged out Italian kids set to “Blue Orchid.”

Ok, are you ready to see the best White Stripes remix ever? Check it out, a version of “My Doorbell” by the artist simply known as “Lil’ Jack” (click on image to view vid):

Lil' Jack does Doorbell

Last, but not least, here’s a cool addition to the WS official site: complete set lists from 1997 onwards. Dear lord, all I can imagine is Ben Blackwell being strapped to a chair and forced to catalog every single bootleg he has in order to compile this information.

DEV2.0 Is Like Kidz Bop on Crack

I still cannot believe this. Legendary electro-punk band DEVO has paired up with Disney to create a CD and DVD of a quintent of kids performing Devo songs like “Whip It” and “Cyclops.” Devo bassist and co-founder Gerry Casale is the director of all of the videos featured in the DEV2.0 DVD.

Yes, that’s right. 10-year-olds singing “Whip It.” There is something slightly wrong with that.

Find all of this too ridiculous to believe? I’m sorry but it’s true and here’s the video to prove it. Notice the hilarious hand blenders that “whip it” throughout the video (Link from Antville.org):

DOWNLOAD: “Whip It” by DEV2.0 (WMV)

DEV2.0 Whip It video

Jorm Spaz-Dances to Death Cab for Cutie

Ahahaha. In the great tradition of Soy Bomb and CYHSY Khaki Man comes Jorm from The Lonely Island caught spazstically dancing shirtless during the SNL rehersal for Death Cab for Cutie‘s musical performance this past weekend. You will never ever dance to Death Cab in the same way after watching this. Link from the Oh So Quiet Show.

DOWNLOAD: Jorm from The Lonely Island dancing to Death Cab for Cutie (MP4)

Jorm dancing to death cab

In other Death Cab news, this bit about their “Directions” series:

Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of their upcoming “DIRECTIONS,” an innovative anthology of 12 short films inspired by each song on the band’s acclaimed album PLANS. Every song will be delivered by a different director. 11 of the videos will be unveiled one by one at www.deathcabforcutie.com. The first of which will be ‘Marching Bands of Manhattan’ on January 23. The entire collection will be available on dvd to purchase April 11, 2006. Among the filmmakers contributing to “DIRECTIONS” are Lance Bangs, P.R. Brown, Ace Norton, Jeffrey Brown, Lightborne, Autumn de Wilde, Rob Schrab, Laurent Briet and Monkmus, as well as Aaron Stewart-Ahn . Be sure and check the website for more details in the coming days!

Japhy Grant “Fixes It” for Grizzly Bear

I’m always so happy to tell y’all about what some of my friends are doing. I know Japhy Grant from a friend in college. A couple years ago he moved out to LA to be all Hollywood and possibly to get natural highlights. But now he’s emerged onto the indie rock scene as the director of Grizzly Bear‘s new video for their song “Fix It.” Jim at Stereogum is diggin it as well. It’s harder to decide who’s more adorable, Grizzly Bear or Japhy.

Watch the video right here.

Japhy and Grizzly Bear

Coming Soon: New Walkmen Video

Hamilton w/ glasses sings; The Walkmen

David sent over a screen cap of the Walkmen video in order to create a “buzz” for its forthcoming debut. Is it working? I’ll let y’all know when the Bean-town-filmed vid is ready for consumption. I do this all despite the fact that David often claims to never reading my site.

The Walkies will also be heading over to our UK friends next month, so please go out and see ’em kids! They’ll be playing with Girls Vs. Boys and Enon this Saturday in NYC. And they also have a snazzy new green-background layout w/ a cool new splash picy on their website.

Robert from BRMC’s birthday is one day before mine. If you can’t buy him an gift, you might as well get me one.