Entries from April 2011

VIDEO: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead “Summer of Dead Souls”

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead “Summer of Dead Souls”

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead has been enjoying a rebound period of goodwill surrounding the release of its seventh record, Tao of the Dead, since January of this year. It’s about time, too. The band was poised to become one of the elite untouchables after its seminal Source Tags and […]

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Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

Whether or not your down with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook touring his old band’s debut album with his kid and a few hired guns in tow is one thing. Purchasing an EP of Joy Division covers by said crew is another. I couldn’t imagine patronizing either one. But somebody must be, or I wouldn’t […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

Another new tune from Arctic Monkeys’ fourth long-player, the curiously titled and shittily cover-art-ed Suck it and See, shows the Sheffield quartet continuing its quest into the dark terrain trampled on the slightly dour Humbug. But as with even the worst Arctic Monkeys songs, there’s always Alex Turner’s showy wordplay to lessen the blow. Alas, […]

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VIDEO: Kate Bush “Deeper Understanding”

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Kate Bush “Deeper Understanding”

Next month Kate Bush will release Director’s Cut, an album wherein the venerable singer will “revisit” songs from her esteemed albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. So, not exactly new material to speak of. The history of musicians reworking classics is plagued with puzzled fans and tarnished legends. Anyone up for a dose […]

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RIP Poly Styrene

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on RIP Poly Styrene

From The Guardian: “Poly Styrene, best known as the frontwoman with 1970s punk group X-Ray Spex, has died. Styrene was receiving treatment for an advanced form of breast cancer when she passed away yesterday (Monday 25 April). She was 53.”

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Flashback Friday – Teenage Filmstars (Kiss Me)

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Flashback Friday – Teenage Filmstars (Kiss Me)

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Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High

I’m just getting around to listening to the new Architecture in Helsinki, Moment Bends. I love it.

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Titus Andronicus Somehow Surprised That The Pogues Are Dicks

April 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I like Titus Andronicus‘ music well enough, but it seems like every time I read a story about them they are complaining. Here’s a sample from¬†another woe-is-me tale from the band’s frontman,¬†Patrick Stickles, regarding their recent experience opening for The Pogues: “After doing nine shows with them, they never took the time to introduce themselves […]

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Proto-Fascist Peer Pressure – James Murphy in 2006

April 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Proto-Fascist Peer Pressure – James Murphy in 2006

m ss ng Murphy from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo. “Murphy shares his thoughts on musical discovery, the future of taste, artistic value in the face of technology and what he did with our plot device, something.”

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The Truce between Blur and Oasis Begins on Record Store Day

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The longstanding Blur vs. Oasis battle will officially come to and end on this year’s Record Store Day when Liam Gallagher’s new band, Beady Eye, will release a cover of Blur’s “Country House,” the very song that went up against Oasis’ “Roll with It” in that infamous first week sales challenge back in 1995. Gallagher […]

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