Entries from October 2010

Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

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Jeff Buckley Covering “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side”

October 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I had never heard this and thought maybe I might not be alone in that.

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Pogues and Hockey Moms and Falling From Grace

October 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Pogues and Hockey Moms and Falling From Grace

WTF. (via Brian)

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VIDEO: Foals “Blue Blood”

October 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Blue Blood”

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20th Century Hits according to Stephin Merritt

October 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on 20th Century Hits according to Stephin Merritt

1961 The Paris Sisters: “I Love How You Love Me” 1963 The Ronettes: “Be My Baby” 1979 Gary Numan: “Cars” 1980 Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth 1983 New Order: “Blue Monday” 1989 Chris Knox: “Not Given Lightly” 1994 Saint Etienne: “Like a Motorway” 1995 Pulp: Different Class 1997 White Town: “Your Woman” Full list Great […]

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Tom Waits Goes Retro with 78RPM Record Release

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tom Waits Goes Retro with 78RPM Record Release

One of my favorite people on the planet, Tom Waits, is releasing a limited edition, hand-numbered 78 RPM record to benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band. Waits has collaborated with the aforementioned, elaborately named jazz ensemble to record “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield,” […]

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Gorillaz Play Letterman And Like It So Much They Play for 45 Minutes

October 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gorillaz Play Letterman And Like It So Much They Play for 45 Minutes

Gorillaz rolled into the Ed Sullivan Theater yesterday to play “Rhinestone Eyes” (can’t get enough of that keyboard line in the chorus) for The Late Show with David Letterman. The audience was then treated to a bonus 45 minute set that CBS was kind enough to post on its website for your enjoyment:

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Tags: concert · video

VIDEO: Tim Kasher “Cold Love”

October 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tim Kasher told Spinner that his new single “Cold Love” (off his debut solo record The Game of Monogamy) is about “how routine sex can become in relationships.” The video takes this germ to farcical comedic levels, as Kasher and his girlfriend punk each other in increasingly gross ways. I spent the entire video trying […]

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Tags: news · video

You Won’t Ever See Steve Albini at Fashion Week

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on You Won’t Ever See Steve Albini at Fashion Week

Steve Albini says seemingly outrageous things in interviews, but he never comes across as glib or unprepared. The guy means what he says, and he’s actually thought about his opinions before giving them. He’s one of the most uncompromising musicians I’ve ever admired. Sure, he can sound like an asshole, but he makes sense. Most […]

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Tags: commentary · interview

Amy Winehouse to Release Fred Perry Collection

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Amy Winehouse to Release Fred Perry Collection

Amy Winehouse, who has teetered on the brink of Pete Doherty since her break-through album Back in Black made her an international household name back in 2007, has been relatively headline free as of late. Her vacation from the music industry is a ballsy move, especially in an era of such fleeting consumption that bands […]

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Campaign to Convince Weezer to Break Up Has 99% to Go

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Campaign to Convince Weezer to Break Up Has 99% to Go

The campaign to bribe Weezer into breaking up for $10 million is so funny because it’s probably how all 852,000 people who bought Pinkerton actually feel. Weezer has been a big bag of suck for the last 10 years. 10 years. That’s a long time to disappoint your fans, repeatedly. I tried to get on […]

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Sigur Rós – Homage or Fromage?

October 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Sigur Rós – Homage or Fromage?

As some of you may know Sigur rós have spent the decade since they were thrust into the spotlight saying ‘no’ to their music being used in advertising. Yes, they’ve done movies, TV and given music to charity “synchs” (as it is called when you “synchronise” music to picture), but despite rumours to the contrary […]

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Tags: controversy · news

Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

“An intern from a nearby radio station wanders over on in his cigarette break, watches the awkwardness unfold. “Who are the band?” he asks. “Belle and Sebastian,” I reply, and he splutters, pulls his hooded top up over his head and blushes crimson. “Fuck,” he says, “that’s the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever said.” via […]

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Warpaint – Ashes to Ashes

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Warpaint – Ashes to Ashes

Not as good as I was hoping, but the time-lapse helps.

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