Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treadmill Masters OK Go Are At It Again


Well folks, "Here It Goes Again." Silly yet genius treadmill dancers OK Go will join with Design Miami/, FENDI and designer Moritz Waldemeyer for a "Design Performance" at Design Miami. This is a fair featuring limited edition designs. The event will be held December 1st through December 5th in the Miami Design District. Waldemeyer has customized Gibson guitars with laser lights and FENDI materials, and OK Go will play them throughout the event.

OK Go vocalist/guitarist Damian Kulash was quoted as saying, "It's such a pleasure to be working with Moritz again. He's one of those rare and wonderful artists who's equally inventive in the domain of minute technological details and broad, open-ended creative ideas. He designed the LED jackets that we wore in our stage show a couple years ago, and it was a perfect match. Our brand of performance - super-saturated, super visual, super fun - is precisely the right arena for his design. We knew right away that we needed to make instruments with him, and ever since we've been looking for the opportunity to realize our dream of playing guitars that are their own light show. We're incredibly excited, and thankful that FENDI and Design Miami/ have made this possible."

The single and video for "WTF?" premiered on the iTunes Music Store this week. The single is the first from OK Go's upcoming album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT). The record will be released January 12, 2010. Those who pre-order the album via iTunes will instantly receive a bonus track, entitled "Back from Katmandu." I hate digital bonus tracks and shake my fist wildly at them. Vinyl and CD damnit!

Here is a blast from the past. It's OK Go on Chic - A - Go Go. I share this with you because it's funny, and because my friend Shana is in the video.


DJ DR JJ said...

Sweet and Righteous video!

K. Telle said...

Ah a comment. It's a reminder that people read this sometimes. Comments = cool.