Entries from February 2013

STREAM: Survival Knife “Name That Tune” (ex-Unwound!)

February 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Survival Knife “Name That Tune” (ex-Unwound!)

When the sound board recording of Survival Knife’s first show appeared last March, forums and blogs exploded with links and opinions about Unwound’s Justin Trosper’s return to music. And I was one of them, scrambling for my copy like a giddy schoolkid. The band consists of two of Unwound’s original members, drummer Brandt Sandeno and, […]

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Foals: Neither Fiery, Nor Holy

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Foals: Neither Fiery, Nor Holy

This snippet from a quick Guardian review of the new Foals album exactly sums up my feelings on it after three listens: “Foals find themselves on their third album, trying to sound big rather than clever.” Yes, exactly. Too bad.

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Let It Never Be Said That Steven Patrick Morrissey Lacks a Way with Words

February 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Best concert cancellation excuse ever. I am terribly sorry that the next three shows have been moved back. The worst is for the best. I am certainly on the road to recovery, but caution and prevention demand further IV blood work lest I keel over and die before your very eyes. I apologize to an […]

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David Bowie Announces Second Single from The Next Day

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on David Bowie Announces Second Single from The Next Day

With his first album in a decade not out until March 12, 2013, David Bowie is already announcing his second single, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” which will precede the highly anticipated album, The Next Day, by two weeks. His first single, “Where Are We now?,” which sneaked up on the press without warning on […]

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Half of Echo & the Bunnymen Reunites As Instrumental Poltergeist

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Half of Echo & the Bunnymen Reunites As Instrumental Poltergeist

Poltergeist, an instrumental trio that¬†reunites Echo & the Bunnymen’s guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattison, is streaming its new song “Cathedral” over at SoundCloud via Slicing Up Eyeballs. The collaboration is underway via¬†Pledge Music. I can’t help but be turned off by all these Kickstarter-type fundraisers. It comes off as begging to me. Isn’t […]

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Infinite Props to Black Keys Drummer

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Infinite Props to Black Keys Drummer

His Twitter spat with Justin Bieber is amazing. [via Gawker]

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Atoms for Peace doing Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Atoms for Peace doing Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

Atoms for Peace is just the worst, worst, worst band name. It’s just so earnest. They may as well be called Champions for Clean Water in Third World Nations. The music itself is fine. It sounds like blippy, latter-day Radiohead with extra doses of paranoia, despite access to Flea’s bass talents. I’m just so turned […]

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Prince Charges Fans to Listen to New Song

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Prince Charges Fans to Listen to New Song

Prince is charging fans to stream a new track, “Boyfriend.” God forbid the man be paid for his music. But Prince’s business practices are so well-documented in their horribleness I can’t be bothered to link any examples, but I can’t blame the guy for trying. He just doesn’t “get it,” try as he might. It’s […]

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Depeche Mode Perform New Single “Heaven” in Studio

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode Perform New Single “Heaven” in Studio

As a long-time Depeche Mode fan, I’ve been less than enchanted by the band’s last few records to put it lightly. A few glimpses of glory here and there but mostly, well, not. I was expecting more “meh” from the new single, “Heaven,” but I find myself reinvigorated a bit as a fan. Try as […]

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