When Unrest disbanded at what I considered to be the height of its powers in 1994, my college radio-infused world was devastated. Unrest was my favorite band at the time, simply because its wildly erratic yet highly collectible records mimicked what I thought made college radio so interesting and intriguing and vital. The abrupt mood […]
Entries from June 2010
June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on REVIEW: Cotton Candy, Top Notch & First Rate, Teenbeat
June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Interpol “Lights”
Ok, so Interpol has released the official video for “Lights”, the free download the band offered a few weeks back to serve as a teaser for the new, self-titled full length due out in September on Matador. Let’s see if I can get the synopsis right: Two beautiful Asian women dressed in clinical, plastic S&M […]
June 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on La Roux on Good Morning, America?
What is the world coming to?
June 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Part one was amazingly accurate, and part two, well, more of the same. For the local SC kids: Toro Y Moi Deceptively straight males who think “riding the chillwave” is a national pastime.
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devo offers Something for Everybody (and cats)
Devo is having a live listening party showcasing its first record in 20 years…for cats. Right now. Seriously. This is so weird. And awesome. Something for Everybody is out today via Warner Bros.
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén on reunions
Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come sounds as unbelievably raucous and intense as it did 12 years ago. This climactic swansong obviously aped all of Refused’s hardcore and punk idols with practically every idea showcased, but the execution was perfect, which makes it all completely justified and, well, a moot point. The fact that […]
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Interpol reclaims independence
Interpol’s self-titled fourth LP will be released via Matador Records this September, as Pitchfork has just reported. Not entirely surprising, given that the band’s major label debut, Our Love to Admire, failed to yield the type of commercial radio play that the clueless suits at the dying firms tend to favor. Matador is a much […]
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Buy Gedge’s guitar
David Gedge is selling his guitar (via Twitter) David bought this Ibanez Artist semi-acoustic guitar brand new in early 1983 for £300 in Leeds after borrowing the money from bandmate Peter Solowka! Used at over a thousand concerts in Europe, North America and Asia including the first official Wedding Present show in Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire […]
June 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment
I Blame Coco – Self Machine Still getting used to the extreme hard left turn away from I Blame Coco’s raw demos. The first few songs off this to-be-released major label debut remove the intimacy of her reggae-tinged pop in favor of today’s electronic flavor. I’m not yet 100% behind this new path, as I […]
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Somewhere
“looks like just another Coppola movie about sad, bored rich people” – Gawker Don’t they say “Write what you know…”? Interesting comment, too. I feel almost the exact opposite.
June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Stream the new Stars – The Five Ghosts
Stream the new album before it comes out June 22. Rumor has it it hasn’t been leaked. Yet. Yep, it’s been leaked.
June 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments
June 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment
I can’t believe there isn’t a video for this track. Mark, what gives?
June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Stars – Fixed
Via (tug) I can’t believe I’m going to miss the Stars tour this summer.