Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Genius: One of Us is Gonna Die Young / Between Us & Them

Genius’d Song: One of Us is Gunna Die Young
Artist: The Ark
Album: Talking Heads: State of the Ark

Selection: Between Us & Them
Artist: Moving Units
Album: Dangerous Dreams

Genius Results:

Song - Artist
One of Us Is Gonna Die Young - The Ark
Living In America - The Sounds
Yours To Keep (Featuring Neneh Cherry) - Teddybears
I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer - The Cardigans
Longing for Lullabies (Hunden & Pipan Remix) - Kleerup
Huddle Formation - The Go! Team
Let's Call It Off (Single Mix) - Peter Bjorn & John
The Rat - The Walkmen
Sweet Troubled Soul - Stellastarr*
Oh Yeah - The Cliks
The Worrying Kind - The Ark
Painted By Numbers - The Sounds
I Love You Cause I Have To - Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Overture - Patrick Wolf
Night On Fire - VHS Or Beta
Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats
Like Eating Glass - Bloc Party
With Every Heartbeat (Feat. Robyn) - Kleerup
Awful - Hole
California Girls - The Magnetic Fields
This Piece of Poetry Is Meant to Do Harm - The Ark
Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers
Need More Time - The Epoxies
Love Like Semtex - Infadels
Between Us & Them - Moving Units

The Ark

The Ark is a Swedish glam rock band formed in 1991 by Ola Salo, Mikael Jepson, and Lasse "Leari" Ljungberg, when Ola Salo and Leari were only fourteen years old. Martin Axén officially joined the band in 1997, and Sylvester Schlegel in 1999. In late 2006, Jens Andersson joined The Ark as an official member. He had at that point played live with the band for several years.

Generally written in a collaborative effort by the band, the Ark's lyrics are sometimes controversial. For example, the 2002 single "Father of a Son" is about homosexuals' right to have children. In October 2006, the band and Ola Salo were criticized by members of the U.S. public for some controversial comments referring to the September 11, 2001 attacks that were apparently part of the joking banter between songs as the band performed at the opening festivities for the new Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C. This was unfortunate timing, as the free concert was the kick off for the band's U.S. tour.

The Ark participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2007 with the song "The Worrying Kind", written by Ola Salo. The song won the contest after capturing both the popular vote and the jury's vote. The song was Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry, and is also included in The Ark's fourth album Prayer for the Weekend, released in April 2007. Despite being a bookmaker favorite, they finished in 18th place (out of 24) with only 51 points, compared to winning Serbia's 268 points. "Absolutely No Decorum", the first single from the album, was released in January 2007.

The Ark has collaborated with artists such as The Darkness and The Cardigans.
"One Of Us Is Gonna Die Young" was used in the 2007 snowboarding video, "Picture This" from Mack Dawg Productions for Seth Huot and Andreas Wiig's video part, also was it used for the Sam Blenkinsop and Philip Polc Section of the FOX Racing Shox 2007 Sequel.

State of the Ark

State of The Ark was released on 27 December 2004 and is the third studio album from the Swedish rock band The Ark, and their final as a quintet. In it, the band's sound became more synthesizer-flavoured and keyboard-oriented, a departure from the more organic glam rock sound of the first two albums. Three singles were released from the album: "One of Us Is Gonna Die Young", "Clamour for Glamour" and "Trust Is Shareware", the latter being a new recording specifically made for single release. The song This Piece of Poetry Is Meant to Do Harm can be heard in John Cameron Mitchell's film Shortbus.

Moving Units

The band was formed in 2001 by Chris Hathwell, Blake Miller, and Johan Boegli, when Hathwell's previous band, Festival of Dead Deer, broke up. They released their debut EP, Moving Units, on Three One G in early 2002. Their touring experience includes opening slots for Hot Hot Heat, The Pixies, Blur, and Nine Inch Nails. Their debut full-length album, Dangerous Dreams, was released on October 12, 2004 by Palm Pictures. Moving Units released their second studio album, Hexes For Exes in 2007. The album was released on Metropolis Records (who they signed with in January 2007) and the first single, "Pink Thoughts", was released through the band's MySpace page. So Sweet released a one-off limited edition 7 inch vinyl single "Crash N Burn Victims" in the UK coupled with a remix of the same track by Felix Cartal in November 2007.

Dangerous Dreams

Dangerous Dreams is the Moving Units' 2004 debut album, and their second release, after their 2002 Moving Units EP.

The track "Between Us & Them" was used in Leo Romero's opening part in Foundation's skateboarding video That's Life. The track "Going for Adds" was used in a 2007 commercial for Secret Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.

One of Us is Gonna Die Young

Prayer for the Weekend

Between Us & Them

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