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Waiters – What For Art Thou

 Ahh, Waiters. I was writing about Sex Hands earlier today, and that put me in mind of our first Split 12?, recorded back in the Winter of 2011 I think, and if I recall Waiters were the first band we actually recorded. I’d had plenty of good results with the Toad Sessions by then of course, […]

CHVRCHES – “Under The Tide” Video

CHVRCHES’ debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, came out more than a year ago, but presumably due to their inclusion on the newly reimagined Drive soundtrack, as well as the new Hunger Games soundtrack, the Scottish electro-pop trio is once again promoting The Bones Of What You Believe via a new video. Unlike [...]

Jonnie Common – Trapped in Amber Album Launch Shows

Jonnie Common‘s glorious new album – yes, seriously, glorious – is being released into the world on Halloween of this year (pre-order your copy here) and to celebrate, we are arranging some launch shows. And they will be fantastic. Therefore you should come. Aberdeen is (tragically) going to be the last Citizen Mule gig, so please […]

Book Notes - Bill Roorbach "The Remedy for Love"

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...

Music of The Outlaw Roadshow 2014

THURSDAY - 10/23 The Bowery Electric NYC Evening Program RSVP & Arrive Early. Doors at 7pm LILY & THE PARLOUR TRICKS HOLLIS BROWN CHRISTIAN MCNEILL & SEAMONSTERS MAT SUCICH BOOM FOREST TALLAHASSEE BAILIFF DAN BLAKESLEECHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLINGK PHILLIPSLE ROXY PRO FRIDAY - 10/24 The Bowery Electric NYC Evening Program RSVP & Arrive Early. Show More Summary

Shorties (A Short Story by Tom Hanks, Murakami Music, and more)

A short story by actor Tom Hanks is featured in the New Yorker. The Houston Chronicle profiled the composer of "Murakami Music." The Quietus reconsidered Roxy Music's Country Life album forty years after its release. The Nervous Breakdown shared an...

Daily Downloads (Minus the Bear, White Fence, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Broken Stems: We Are Home EP [mp3] Hamartia: The Joy of Rebellion pt. II & I + Singles album [mp3] Joshua Worth: The...

Book Notes - Anne Valente "By Light We Knew Our Names"

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...

U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” Video

As you might have heard, U2 released a new album not that long ago! No? Samsung user? Not to worry! The band is still doing some traditional promotion, including releasing a video for “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” a song about the first time Bono heard Joey Ramone’s voice, and how that voice transformed the [...]

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about [...]

Album Of The Week: DJ Quik The Midnight Life

“That Getter,” the first single from DJ Quik’s new album The Midnight Life, had one guest, and that guest’s name was David Blake. David Blake is Quik’s birth name, so I assumed this was Quik himself, rapping with a slightly different flow and doing a “T.I. Vs. T.I.P.” thing, expanding his persona some slight bit. [...]

Hear Howard Stern Interview Neil Young About PONO, Woodstock, And Why He’s Fighting With David Crosby

Howard Stern has been a pretty big Neil Young fan for decades now, but Young had never sat in with Stern for an interview … until today. In this morning’s Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Young talked to Stern about PONO, Charles Manson, “Southern Man,” songwriting, CSNY, Woodstock, and more. You can check out highlights [...]

The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

 I’ve played these guys on the podcast a couple of times already, and I’ve had the album for a while, but it seems to be one of these records where what I think of it yo-yos back and forth every time I listen to it. Sometimes I think it’s fearsomely fantastic, sometimes a bit chuggy […]

LIFE – “Take Off With You” & “Money” Videos

Because LIFE are an immensely talented British pop-rock band led by a pair of brothers (Mez Sanders-Green on lead vocals and Mick Sanders on lead guitar), there will be inevitable comparisons to Oasis. But “Take Off With You” and “Money,” the tracks that comprise the Hull quartet’s new double A-side single, are more like a [...]

Stream Weyes Blood The Innocents

Weyes Blood, AKA Jackie-O-Motherfucker and Ariel Pink associate Natalie Mering, has been turning our head ever since her performance at last year’s Mexican Summer anniversary bash. Lead single “Hang On” and the excellent “Some Winters” video further stoked anticipation for Mering’s debut album The Innocents. It’s finally out next week, and it’s streaming in full [...]

Greg Ginn Accused Of Child Abuse By Ex-Wife

Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has been no stranger to legal disputes and accusations of deplorable behavior of late. This newest one, though, is especially alarming. On October 10, Ginn’s ex-wife Marina Ginn filed an affidavit for an “Emergency Motion To Modify The Parent Child Relationship,” because, she claims, Greg Ginn’s treatment of their daughters, [...]

Porches. – “Forgive” (Feat. Greta Kline)

Aaron Maine’s vocals always float above his music like some disembodied and omniscient nebula, smoky and weathered. On his new 7-inch for Terrible Records, Maine stretches out electronic elements that were only flourishes on his previous work into full-blown blossoms, slinking and slippery. “How can I tell you ’bout the power of forgiveness?” Greta Kline, [...]

Yusuf Islam – “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Procol Harum Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham)

Yusuf Islam has had a big pop cultural presence this year between being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, replacing The Simpsons’ theme music, battling scalpers, performing with the Roots, covering Edgar Winter and being covered by Father John Misty. And he still hasn’t even released his new album, the Rick Rubin-produced [...]

Sorority Noise – “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed” (Stereogum Premiere)

Since we haven’t covered Sorority Noise on Stereogum yet, here’s a little primer: The Connecticut four-piece put out their debut album, Forgettable, earlier this year. It’s a charming collection of down-on-your-luck soft punk songs, filled with self-loathing lines and sarcastic quips that are mostly used as a defense mechanism. It’s nostalgia-tinged music that borders on [...]

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