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Henry Rollins Criticizes Robin Williams And Other Suicide Victims In Controversial Editorial

In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide there have been many responses and reactions. Today, Henry Rollins wrote an editorial for LA Weekly titled “Fuck Suicide.” Rollins’ main point is essentially that people who are parents have no right to end their lives as it will traumatize their children, but he goes on to say [...]

Richie Sambora Reconciles With Jon Bon Jovi Thanks To Ice Bucket Challenge?

It’s a social media miracle! Well, kind of. Maybe. See, relations between Jon Bon Jovi and longstanding Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora have been frigid lately, and Sambora hasn’t performed with Bon Jovi for well over a year. But as Billboard points out, while participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, JBJ nominated Sambora along [...]

Nite Jewel – “Hounds Of Love” (Kate Bush Cover)

“Hounds Of Love” is one of many Kate Bush songs that have been covered again and again; the most famous version around these parts is the ace Futureheads version from a decade ago. Now Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez, has taken a swing at it, and man is it different from that Futureheads cover — [...]

The Weeknd – “Often” Video (NSFW)

The Weeknd’s new video for “Often,” the loose track he released earlier this summer, is peak Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye spends the whole thing in a stylish hotel room, staring dispassionately at nothing and singing about nasty sex while ignoring the many beautiful and sometimes naked women who slide through the room. The camera dizzily whirls [...]

The Week In Pop: On Not Hating Taylor Swift’s Much-Hated Anti-Hater Anthem

“Shake It Off” is hater-proof, which is a good thing because damn do people ever hate it. Not everyone, of course: The lead single from Taylor Swift’s 1989 is projected to become her second #1 hit next week. That makes sense because “Shake It Off,” while no masterpiece, is built to be an irrepressible smash. [...]

Elliott BROOD announces Work And Love, out on 10/21

yesterdayMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Getting an email announcing a new Elliott BROOD album is like manna from heaven. I was excited when I read the email and saw the above photo. Listening to the lead track, Jigsaw Heart just made me more excited. We had the Canadian trio in for a HearYa session back in 2009. Work And Love [...]

Hear Ty Segall Talk And Perform On Marc Maron’s WTF

Ty Segall is about to release his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and to promote it, he made a stop on Marc Maron’s WTF. Maron is super excited in this interview — he just jumps right in with absolute fervor talking about how he came across Segall’s music. Maron describes the new double album as “everything [...]

Only Real – “Pass The Pain”

Only Real got some attention for the song “Cadillac Girl,” which featured a sort of half-rapped vocal style. Now he’s got a new one called “Pass The Pain,” which sounds less like a bedroom project and more like an actual rock band. Listen to it below. Only Real is expected to release his debut album [...]

Deaf Wish – “St Vincent’s”

Melbourne band Deaf Wish have been releasing albums since the late 2000s, but haven’t gotten much attention in the US. That is likely to change now that Sub Pop has gotten ahold of them. This October will bring the release of their EP St. Vincent’s +3. Now you can listen to the first of the [...]

Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Last night, Beck played Marymoor Park in Seattle with opener Jenny Lewis. As part of the show’s encore, Beck and Lewis took the stage together to do a surprisingly reverent and unironic version of Rod Stewart’s 1978 cheez-disco smash “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” Beck and Lewis traded off verses and even kinda looked and [...]

Book Notes - Elissa Washuta "My Body Is a Book of Rules"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Watch The Previously Unreleased Video For M83?s “Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun”

Next week, reissues of the first three M83 albums (M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas, And Lost Ghosts, and Before The Dawn Heals Us) will be released, with compilations of rarities and remixes coming next month. To mark the occasion, the band have given us a new video for “Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The [...]

Book Notes - Choire Sicha "Very Recent History"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Report & Photos From Ceremonia 2014

Staged in Toluca, nearly an hour outside Mexico City, the Ceremonia festival takes over the grounds of an enormous go-cart track, which not only provides a fairly panoramic mountaintop view but goes a long way toward making you feel like you are exactly in the middle of nowhere. This is the only festival I’ve ever [...]

Genesis Will Have Exciting News Tomorrow

Before the solo careers of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, and long before “I Can’t Dance,” Genesis were a cultishly beloved British prog band. The band’s arguable masterpiece was 1974?s The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, a double concept album that was Gabriel’s last with the group. It turns 40 in November, and the band, [...]

Records / Jenny Lewis: The Voyager

I’ll admit that it’s hard to find some critical distance from Jenny Lewis—she means a lot to me. Sure, throughout some of the best and worst times of my early adulthood, Rilo Kiley and Rabbit Fur Coat (2006) were on my stereo. But unlike so many she’s inspired and just as many to whom she’s been compared, Lewis is relatable. Show More Summary

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 21, 2014

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Fairy Tales: When Architecture...

Preview Foo Fighters’ New Song “Something From Nothing” In The Sonic Highways Trailer

The Foo Fighters recorded the eight songs on their new album Sonic Highways in the famous studios of eight different cities, with local luminaries sitting in on all of them. And they also made an HBO series out of it; that’s called Sonic Highways, too. From the looks of its latest trailer, the series won’t [...]

Shorties (An Interview with Margaret Atwood, The Best Overlooked Film Soundtracks, and more)

Vulture interviewed author Margaret Atwood. Word and Film listed the best overlooked film soundtracks. Time, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Wall Street Journal reviewed the new Haruki Murakami novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Bookworm interviewed author...

You. – “Feral” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

You. push synth-pop to the darkest, most depressive place possible while still sounding like something you could dance to. “Feral” is the excellent single from the band’s upcoming album, Sunchaser, and the song is now accompanied by a video. Directed by You. member Scott Kiernan (who also does the NYC public-access show E.S.P. TV), the [...]

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