Entries from June 2013

VIDEO: Nine Inch Nails “Came Back Haunted”

June 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Nine Inch Nails “Came Back Haunted”

I have to admit I think the new Nine Inch Nails song is great. Trent Reznor injects this comeback single with everything that was ever good about his band: Bracing synths, machine beats, aggro guitars, and Reznor’s idiosyncratic whisper/wail combination. All of it works exactly as it should in “Came Back Haunted.” It’s already one […]

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9 Seconds of “Alex Chilton” Is Better Than None

June 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on 9 Seconds of “Alex Chilton” Is Better Than None

I was giddy as a schoolkid this morning when I saw news of The Replacements rehearsing “Alex Chilton” off the band’s fifth LP, Pleased to Meet Me. No word yet on who’s playing guitar or drums with Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson at their upcoming Riot Fest appearances in August and September. Word is they […]

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VIDEO: Pixies “Bag Boy”

June 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I feared something fishy was up when the Pixies announced Kim Deal’s departure so … politely. It’s been common knowledge that they wanted to record a new record and Deal was the sole hold-out. I actually don’t care whether this new song is good or not. (And for the record, it’s ok). It just seems […]

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Kim Gordon Talks Life Post-Sonic Youth

June 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stereogum just posted a great interview with Kim Gordon, where she opens up about life post-Sonic Youth: Also when you’ve been in a relationship for a really long time and that comes to an end … you know, so my identity was so tied up with Sonic Youth and my relationship and my marriage and […]

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The Dismemberment Plan Announces New Record

June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Dismemberment Plan Announces New Record

It’s mind-boggling to me that The Dismemberment Plan‘s final album, Change, came out 12 years ago. I used to be able to mark years by what music came out. I lost that talent about a decade ago. Records don’t represent years anymore. Maybe that’s just what happens as you get older. But I still associate Change […]

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RIP: Devo Drummer, Alan Myers, Dies of Cancer

June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on RIP: Devo Drummer, Alan Myers, Dies of Cancer

DEVO – Booji Boy / “Jocko Homo” (SNL, October 14th 1978) from Isak Borg on Vimeo. Alan Myers, Devo’s “human metronome,” has died of cancer. Myers played with Devo for ten years from 1976 to 1986, leaving after the band’s Shout album over creative differences. Slicing Up Eyeballs has the details. Former Devo band mate […]

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STREAM: Gauntlet Hair “Bad Apple”

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Gauntlet Hair “Bad Apple”

Though not as aggressive as the clanging, reverb-drenched racket of its debut, Gauntlet Hair returns with more cryptic post-goth. The duo’s sophomore LP, entitled Stills, is out July 16 via Dead Oceans. Despite being produced by Jacobo Portrait from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it actually doesn’t sound like shit. [via Stereogum]

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CHVRCHES Performs “The Mother We Share” on Jimmy Fallon

June 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This band has been beaten into my brain via Sirius XMU, and it’s a good thing I like it because I’d have been forced to find a new station by now. Despite the overexposure, this song is still catchy as hell. CHVRCHES debut LP The Bones of What You Believe will be out in September […]

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STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

And just like that a new single appears. Arctic Monkeys have thrown a brand new single up on iTunes today. It definitely stays true to Queens of the Stone Age influence that has coursed through the last few records. And it’s certainly an odd choice for a single, ignoring the upbeat aggression of its early […]

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Laura Marling Performs “Master Hunter” on Jools Holland

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Laura Marling Performs “Master Hunter” on Jools Holland

This YouTube comment sums it up nicely: “I am both in awe of her and utterly terrified of her when she performs.” Her new album Once I was an Eagle is staggeringly good and easily one of the year’s best.

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VIDEO: Queens of the Stone Age Animated Short for New Album … Like Clockwork

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Queens of the Stone Age Animated Short for New Album … Like Clockwork

This has been out a few weeks, but, if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. First of all, the new Queens of the Stone Age album is so, so good and on constant repeat on all my devices that play music. “I Sat by the Ocean” would be the song of the summer in […]

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Arctic Monkeys Debut New Music at Northside Festival in Denmark

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Arctic Monkeys Debut New Music at Northside Festival in Denmark

Arctic Monkeys debuted some new music at the Northside Festival in Denmark a few days ago. It’s fan-footage, but the sound is remarkably clear. “Mad Sounds” is a slow-burner with a heavy Velvet Underground influence. Ever since the band discovered Josh Homme and the American desert it has seemed to lose momentum state-side for some […]

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VIDEO: Foals “Bad Habit”

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Bad Habit”

The band’s music may be more streamlined and accessible than ever, but its videos are not quite so linear. This is one way to make headlines out of a par album.

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Kanye West’s American Psycho-themed Short for Yeezus

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Kanye West’s American Psycho-themed Short for Yeezus

Kanye West’s narcissism knows no bounds, but his marriage of pop culture over-saturation with Bret Easton Ellis’ novel is, admittedly, an intriguing way to promote an album. [via Kanye West]

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Siouxsie Sioux’s Live Return at Ono-curated MeltdownFestival

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Siouxsie Sioux’s Live Return at Ono-curated MeltdownFestival

Siouxsie Sioux returned from a five-year live hiatus with two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown Festival in London this past weekend. She played her legendary former band’s album Kaleidoscope in its entirety with a few other fan favorites sprinkled in. Even though the Banshees’ classic “Spellbound” was on the set list to close the […]

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