At the end of this month, My Morning Jacket will reissue a remixed and remastered edition of their 2003 album It Still Moves, which will feature frontman Jim James’ original demos for the record and three previously unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions. Today, the band has shared James’ original demo for “Golden,” which […]
Kathleen Hanna makes a cameo appearance in the film Maggie’s Plan, which hits theaters this Friday, and has contributed a song to its soundtrack, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” on which she’s accompanied in a duet by actor Tommy Buck. The movie stars Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, […]
Sister Ernestine Washington - "I'm His Child" 1. There was one totally impossible day this past winter where it was somehow 15 degrees and devastatingly sunny, right in the middle of February, like someone had spliced the season out of...
Yesterday’s KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles was a particularly eventful one. During ’90s alt-pop veterans Garbage’s set, while they were performing “Special,” frontwoman Shirley Manson ended up stumbling off the stage and into the audience. Fortunately, she recovered amazingly well, playing it off and continuing with the song, performing in the middle of the […]
Mark Kozelek is gearing up to release a covers album, Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites, in a few weeks. So far, we’ve heard his take on Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s “Something Stupid” and Waylon Jennings’ “Amanda,” and today he’s sharing a cover of “Moon River,” the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer standard written for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast […]
Mac DeMarco performed at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory last night. Towards the end of the night during the last song of his set, “Still Together,” the singer made his way up to the venue’s second floor balcony and jumped off of it and into the crowd, letting the audience carry him back to the stage and […]
Australian artist to watch Gordi (real name Sophie Payten)’s American debut EP Clever Disguise comes out today via Jagjaguwar, and she’s sharing a stripped-down piano version of her stellar track “Can We Work It Out” to commemorate the release that shows off Payten’s impressive voice. (It’s also included as a bonus track on the EP.) […]
thank you gorilla vs. bear for letting me take over your website! Every post is a glimpse into the music and visuals that inspire and motivate me in one way or another. I hope you enjoy! i love the original but I think I love Ikonika’s remix as much and maybe a little bit more... Continue reading…
Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 album Mirage is getting the deluxe reissue treatment later this year. The new expanded edition will feature outtakes, rarities, and live performances, including early versions of several album tracks, two songs that didn’t make the cut — “If You Were My Love” and “Smile At You” — and a previously unreleased cover […]
We're psyched to hand over the site to former Pipettes frontwoman Gwenno Saunders, who released her own brilliant solo record Y Dydd Olaf last year, and will be touring the States starting next week, including a stop at Moogfest on May 21. Show More Summary
In a week and a half, we will finally get to hear all three discs of Day Of The Dead, the massive fundraising Grateful Dead tribute compilation that the National spearheaded. And last night, the National were the musical guests on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performing their version of “Morning Dew.” “Morning Dew” […]
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, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
London-raised Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Oyinda is set to drop her Restless Minds EP this summer. She makes slow-simmering excursions with her piercing vocal gauze settling above. The lead single, “Never Enough,” was a sultry, slow-churning romp, and her latest offering, “Flatline,” continues down that path. Show More Summary
Chaotic LA punks FIDLAR have shared a cover of the Beastie Boys’ 1994 Ill Communication track “Sabotage” as a dedication to Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away four years ago yesterday. Listen and compare to the original below.
The Mountain Goats have recorded a cover of War’s “Summer” for their contribution to Amazon Music’s new Songs Of Summer playlist, which also contains new material from Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio, Surfer Blood, Laura Gibson, Blitzen Trapper, Passenger, and more. John Darnielle explained his band’s cover selection in a press release: I grew up in […]
Sweden’s Sorcery released Bloodchilling Tales, their first full-length, in 1991. Already five or so years into their run, the death metallers had made a name for themselves on the back of three progressively heavier demos and a 7? on Thrash Records. The early stuff was fresh-kill raw, retaining that oh-so-’80s frenzied thrash edge wielded by […]
Uranium Club - "The Collector" Minneapolis's Uranium Club have ants in their pants. I imagine them writing this song in a tight basement room on the hottest day of the year, playing it over and over until they're collapsing....
The other night I was at the Bully and Courtney Barnett show. I was hanging out with Bully’s manager when Protomartyr’s guitarist (I think) came up to hang with Alicia from Bully. My buddy asked if I like Protomartyr’s music. To which, I replied; “I do, but that really is a young man’s game,” That [...]
Anyone who has been to a Told Slant show over the last few years will surely recognize “Tsunami” by its tortured wail of a chorus: “Isn’t this silly and aren’t you beautiful?“. Live, the song builds to a fever pitch that results in an entire room singing along; the recorded version that’s included on Told […]