Entries from November 2012

Unwound Prepares ‘Live Leaves’ Double LP Release

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Unwound Prepares ‘Live Leaves’ Double LP Release

Going to Unwound shows was a once-a-year given/religious experience for me between the years 1994 and 1998. I saw the band every single time it came within 600 miles of wherever I was. Sometimes multiple times. To say that I was a fan is a gross understatement. Back then bands released records every year and then […]

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RETRO: Siouxsie & Banshees Live in Germany in 1981

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on RETRO: Siouxsie & Banshees Live in Germany in 1981

Siouxsie & the Banshees’ entire set at Satory Saal, Cologne, Germany from June of 1981 is available on YouTube via German TV show “Rockpalast.” This performance took place merely weeks after the release of its fourth LP, Juju. I saw the band from the second row just under ten years later. It was, perhaps, the […]

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Foals Debut New Song on “Later… With Jools Holland”

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Foals Debut New Song on “Later… With Jools Holland”

Foals seem to be kicking it back into gear with a flurry of news lately. The band performed a new song on “Later… With Jools Holland” last night. The new record is shaping up to be slightly more upbeat and, dare I say, funkier, than Total Life Forever‘s somber comedown. Holy Fire will be released […]

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VIDEO: The Joy Formidable “This Ladder Is Ours”

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Joy Formidable “This Ladder Is Ours”

It’s strange to think of this style of adrenalized modern rock as “retro,” but I can’t think of too many bands that sound like this anymore. If radio were still a thing that influenced people’s record buying habits, this song might sway a few ears. Oh, and, of course, if people still bought records … […]

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Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt has released an ebook of never-before-seen Nirvana photos from the band’s notorious European tour in 1989. Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 is available now via Apple’s iBookstore. It should be noted that this is the Chad Channing era, otherwise known as pre-Dave Grohl. Warning: Sad Kurt photos follow. [via Pitchfork]

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VIDEO: Sufjan Stevens “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Sufjan Stevens “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

I hate seeing anything Christmas related until after Thanksgiving. The neighbors who put up Christmas decorations prior to that day are gauche, tactless people. And here comes Sufjan with his guaranteed-to-make-you-cry interpretation of “I’ll be Home for Christmas” way before Christmas should even enter our consciousness. And this version is depressing as hell, so how’s […]

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VIDEO: Trail of Dead “Catatonic”

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Trail of Dead “Catatonic”

Seems like every few years …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead releases a new album and everyone goes, “man, this is their best since Source Tags & Codes.” Ok, that didn’t happen when So Divided came out. But you know what I’m talking about. Worlds Apart is the only outright stinker […]

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You Won’t Have INXS to Laugh at Anymore

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on You Won’t Have INXS to Laugh at Anymore

INXS confirms split in official statement. Hahaha. What? INXS was still a thing? Surely, no. It’s not exactly cynical to say that this should have happened 15 years ago when lead singer Michael Hutchence hanged himself on the back of a hotel door, but carrying on the way the leftover five did has just been […]

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