Entries from March 2013

Ryan Adams Turns Muffled Heckle into New Song

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Ryan Adams Turns Muffled Heckle into New Song

Ryan Adams has grown up a bit. Well, actually, a lot. Maybe married life is treating him well. Either way, he’s gone from a guy who couldn’t take a “Summer of ’69!” shout out from the audience to a guy who takes weird crowd interruptions and turns them into improvised songs. Adams was notorious for […]

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VIDEO: Foals “Late Night”

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Late Night”

I’m coming around on this new Foals record, Holy Fire. The last one took me a long time to get into as well. It’s hard to get past my expectations for a particular style from them. Their debut, Antitdotes, was my favorite record of 2008. Both successive albums have veered off course from that astounding […]

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VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

Duran Duran keyboardist and ex-guitarist Warren Cuccurullo began a side-project in the mid-1990’s while working on a Duran Duran album (the underrated and sadly much-maligned Medazzaland). Vocalist Simon Le Bon had lyrical writer’s block, so Rhodes and Cuccurullo started tinkering in the studio by themselves. They produced a mish-mash of samples and beats entitled Bored […]

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STREAM: New Future Bible Heroes “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

March 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: New Future Bible Heroes “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

Long-dormant Stephin Merritt disco-themed side-project has follow-up LP in the pipeline for Merge Records, and this is the first taste. Future Bible Heroes also features Christopher Ewen from Figures on a Beach and The Magnetic Fields’ own Claudia Gonson. Here are the specs on the release from Merge: Partygoing is available on vinyl in a […]

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Savages Perform “Husbands” on Later with Jools Holland

March 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A friend of mine My friend Pat Wall just messaged me asking if I’d heard Savages yet. I had heard the single “Husbands” the other day on Sirius XMU and almost had to pull over. Savages is an all-female quartet from London, channeling Siouxsie, The Slits, some no wave, and the requisite amount of Joy […]

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The Smiths Summed Up in Infographic

March 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Smiths Summed Up in Infographic

[via The Guardian]

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VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

March 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

Even with the band’s own blasé dismissal of 2011’s Angels, I was just glad there was new music from The Strokes. It certainly wasn’t their best record, but it was better than First Impressions of Earth. And I never could quite get into Julian Casablancas’ solo stuff. Come Down Machine is gearing up to be […]

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VIDEO: CHVRCHES

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: CHVRCHES

Every time I hear this band on Sirius XMU I reflexively look to see who’s playing and turn it up. Must be a good sign. This is the first single from the Glaswegian trio’s forthcoming debut LP.

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The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

Latter day Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap (who replaced original guitarist Bob Stinson in 1987) had a severe stroke a few months back, wreaking havoc on his finances, despite having insurance. So, core Replacements founders Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson decided to raise some cash for their old bandmate to soften the blow. A supremely limited […]

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Prince Showcases New Female Backing Band on Fallon

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Prince Showcases New Female Backing Band on Fallon

Never one to disappoint in a live setting, Prince tore it up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Friday night to showcase his new, all-female backing band 3rd Eye Girl and his new single “Screwdriver.” He also played the ultra-deep cut “Bambi” off his second, self-titled LP from 1979. Jimmy Fallon announced a forthcoming […]

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Drive Soundtrack Vinyl Reissue with New Artwork by Tyler Stout

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Drive Soundtrack Vinyl Reissue with New Artwork by Tyler Stout

The Original Soundtrack from the Ryan Gosling film Drive is being re-released on a special gatefold, double-LP set with new artwork by poster artist Tyler Stout (above) on black vinyl. Random copies will be pressed on hot pink vinyl, however. I never win that lottery, so I expect my copy to be black. But I’m […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Will Reissue ‘Paint Splatter’ Psychocandy for Record Store Day

March 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on The Jesus and Mary Chain Will Reissue ‘Paint Splatter’ Psychocandy for Record Store Day

Ugh. Record Store Day is so going to break me. Only 1000 copies of The Jesus and Mary Chain‘s Psychocandy on paint splatter vinyl will be made available. No word yet on region. [via Spin]

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VIDEO: Atoms For Peace “Ingenue”

March 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Atoms For Peace “Ingenue”

Still having trouble getting past that name but digging the record so far. And Thom Yorke’s smooth moves. It’s a good thing that guy can sing.

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Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 Debut Getting Red Vinyl Press for Record Store Day

March 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 Debut Getting Red Vinyl Press for Record Store Day

  In Record Store Day News via Slicing Up Eyeballs: Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 debut album Crocodiles will be reissued for Record Store Day in a new 180-gram audiophile pressing on red vinyl by reissue specialist Vinyl 180, the label announced in an e-mail newsletter this week. No further details have been revealed, and […]

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