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 […]
Pearl Jam played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden last night on their current tour and, during the show’s encore, they performed some of the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It To The Streets” off their 1976 album of the same name. Eddie Vedder introduced the cover by explaining that it was the birthday […]
Drake - "Feel No Ways" Drake - "Controlla" Drake - "One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)" Fuck, you guys, I just love Drake so much. I can't help it! I don't want to help it, and also I can't. Even...
Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment underlings Chloe and Halle Bailey have risen very quickly, as expected with Bey as a mentor and co-signer. The ATLien alt-R&B duo signed to Parkwood after their cover of Bey’s “Pretty Hurts” broke YouTube in 2013. They’ve already performed at the White House at 16 and 17-years-old respectively, and they showed their […]
Next month, Bob Dylan will let loose with Fallen Angels, his second album of songs from the Frank Sinatra songbook. We’ve already posted his version of “Melancholy Mood,” and now Dylan has shared his take on “All The Way,” a tender ballad that Sinatra sang in the 1957 musical The Joker Is Wild. Dylan’s version […]
Here’s a treat for everyone who’s ever wondered “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?” Or who remembers when Coldplay came on the scene seeming like a Travis ripoff band. Or who simply appreciates a well-written pop-rock tune with a light, effortless touch. Yep: Travis are back tomorrow with a new studio album, Everything At […]
Alice Bag is a Latina punk rock pioneer and a product of the same scene that gave us Black Flag and the Germs. She founded the early LA punk band the Bags and was featured in the seminal documentary The Decline Of Western Civilization. More recently, she’s written a couple of books, and now she’s […]
As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. Show More Summary
New Portishead music is a rare and precious commodity, so listen up. The trip-hop legends have chosen an unexpected way to break more than a half-decade of silence, following 2009 one-off “Chase The Tear” by joining the ridiculously long list of artists who’ve covered ABBA’s 1975 pop smash “SOS.” As you might expect, Beth Gibbons […]
Chuck Jackson - "Any Day Now" Z.Z. Hill - "That Ain't the Way You Make Love" One of the rarest and most magical kinds of songs is the one that taps into a feeling so universal everything in your body...
In 2013, when the Belgian singer Gotye won the Record Of The Year Grammy for his big hit “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the man who ended up handing him the award was Prince. As he opened the envelope, Prince murmured, “Love this song.” You have to imagine this must’ve been one of the […]
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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...
Photo by Ebru Yildiz Right before I hopped on a flight for SXSW 2015, I caught this video for Townie, and proceeded to scribble her set-times all over my pristine schedule. And I’m glad I did. On my way heading across town from East Austin, I saw her name on my schedule and slipped into [...]
The Restless Natives Festival is happening in Glasgow in the first week or so of May, and there is an absolute shitload of excellent Toad stuff happening. About which I have no doubt you are thrilled. Just thrilled. We have a showcase, the David Thomas Broughton documentary is playing, and Adam Stafford is doing a […]
Elvis Costello has performed a cover of the O’Jays’ 1972 single “Back Stabbers” live in the past, but he just released a formal studio version for the Vinyl soundtrack. The HBO show debuted a new compilation today, which features Charli XCX’s lackluster rendition of the Stooges’ “No Fun,” as well as Julian Casablancas’ take on […]