Morrissey cancels a lot of tour dates, and sometimes he doesn’t drop the hammer until the show is already in progress. That was the situation in Poland last night, anyway. The Daily Mail reports that Moz was 25 minutes into a show at Warsaw’s Klub Stodola when he stromed offstage. A spokesperson for Live Nation, [...]
For the last couple of years, I have been wondering what the hell happened to Elvis Perkins. Combined with the disappearance of A.A. Bondy, I had quite a gap in my musical library. Well, my question has been answered. After a 5 year hiatus, Elvis is set to release I Aubade. The first track is [...]
At this point, it would almost seem like a surprise if the Decemberists decided not to turn their new music video into a fake ’70s talk show with a popular comedy actor cast as the host. The whole thing seems very on-brand, both for this band and for big-name indie rock in general. In any [...]
On January 8, IFC’s Portlandia will return for a fifth season. The show is no stranger to musical guests — we’ve seen appearances by Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, and St. Vincent, among many others — and this season Paul Simon will be added to that long list. Greta Gerwig, Parker Posey, and Oscar The Grouch [...]
Jack Garratt is one of those musicians who sounds both singular and familiar. The London singer’s aesthetic bears the marks of so many previous reference points — everything from the futurist electronic pop of James Blake and Son Lux to the downcast folk-rock balladry of Frightened Rabbit and Damien Rice — yet songs like the [...]
Elste's rich vocals add a layer of glamour to the brooding atmosphere and tight electronic beats of Heart Melter, a perfectly constructed pop song she says is about the mellow moment of realisation that an escape for a new life is possible with your crush is suddenly a possibility. Alma Elste – Heart Melter was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
The Flaming Lips joined Yoko Ono for a studio version of John & Yoko’s now-classic Christmas song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” which was originally recorded in 1971 with the Harlem Community Choir. The Flaming Lips and Ono have performed the track live together in the past, with Wayne Coyne adopting John Lennon’s lyrical parts. [...]
Nicole Atkins will release a deluxe edition of this year’s Slow Phaser accompanied by an eight-song live recording of a performance at Detroit’s Masonic Temple when Atkins was the special guest of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The live sound of “Red Ropes” doesn’t differ much from the version found on Slow Phaser, but [...]
For a little while, we’ve known that Arcade Fire member Will Butler was at work on his first-ever solo album. Last week, we posted video of him playing a few promising solo songs at a secret show in Brooklyn. And now, we know a few details about the album. As Pitchfork points out, it’s called [...]
Ghostface Killah is a couple of weeks away from releasing his superhero-revenge concept album 36 Seasons, and we’ve already heard the R&B-flavored “Love Don’t Live Here No More” and the AZ/Kool G Rap collab “The Battlefield.” The verbose, hardnosed Queensbridge rap veteran AZ actually shows up on a handful of album tracks, which hopefully means [...]
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As long as Johnny Jewel keeps letting these gems go, we’ll keep posting:
Another inspirational, empowering feel-good anthem from London’s KKB. Grab it here.
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Wonderful. Edinburgh Council spent Monday evening persuading people working in music here in Edinburgh that they are sincerely looking to find ways to encourage live music to flourish in the city, and not let it be dragged down by single complainants intent on damaging the cultural life of the city because they didn’t realise that moving […]
The adventurous producer Kevin Martin, who records as the Bug, has teamed up with Dylan Carlson’s long-running drone-metal project Earth to record The Bug Vs. Earth, a two-song collaborative EP that’ll be out as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday festivities. We’ve already posted “Boa,” their first track together. “Cold” is their second, and [...]
Drew Citron’s indie-pop project Beverly released the debut album Careers earlier this year, and they’ve already made videos for a bunch of its songs: “Honey Do,” “Out On A Ride,” “All The Things,” “Yale’s Life.” And now the Breeders-esque “Madora,” possibly the best Beverly song to date, also has a video. It’s an animated clip [...]
Earlier this year, Londoner Hannah Rodgers (bka Pix) released her single “A Way To Say Goodbye.” Haunting in its simplicity, the song’s minimalistic production techniques force Rodgers’ voice to the forefront. Remixes tend to complicate things by elongating hooks and snipping away at meandering lyrics, but Amane (who also hails from London) does something different. [...]
We wrote about the Montreal-based producer Jacques Greene’s stuttering dance track “After Life After Party” yesterday, and now there is an exceptionally awkward video to accompany it. Watching people dance by themselves can be uncomfortable and cringe-worthy, evoking the “I’m embarrassed for you,” kind of feeling. Show More Summary
Nancy Pants - "Happy". Garbage dancer: foil, cereal box, yes ok some Christmas garlands. Sewer somersault, basement splits. Pogo and worm. Found some records in a milk-crate, "Louie Louie" and "Black Hole Sun", remember to wear gloves. Night sky's...