Entries Tagged as 'news'

REUNION: Babes in Toyland Announce First Show in 18 Years

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on REUNION: Babes in Toyland Announce First Show in 18 Years

In other bizarre, unexpected reunion news, Minneapolis’ Babes in Toyland have announced its first shows in 18 years. I first saw BIT when I was in high school at a tiny club in Nashville, and it scared the ever-living shit out of me. Ket Bjelland’s manic stage presence is not for the faint of heart. […]

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REUNION: Ride

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on REUNION: Ride

I’m always completely torn when a band I worship – or have worshiped – decides to reunite. Of course, there’s the selfish desire to relive the nostalgic emotions a certain record may have evoked during the formative teenage years. But then there’s the cynical desire to understand the invariably disappointing motivation, which always points to […]

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Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

Last week, Mark Kozelek seemingly joked that he’d written a song called “War on Drugs: Suck My Cock.” “I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’ at the Fillmore, October 6,” Kozelek wrote […]

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Impluse! to (Finally) Officially Release John Coltrane’s 1966 Temple University Concert

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Impluse! to (Finally) Officially Release John Coltrane’s 1966 Temple University Concert

Back when I had, y’know, steady employment, I bought a lot of records. I made a particular mission to pick up every piece of John Coltrane vinyl I could afford. (I’m really, really regretting not buying a mint first pressing of Om when I had the chance.) Now that I, y’know, don’t have steady employment, I don’t buy […]

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Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

There’s one big sticking for eligibility for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (outside of that whole, y’know, being good and important thing). As in baseball, it’s all about time: To qualify for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there must be a passing of 25 years since the […]

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Lily Allen Names Her New Album Sheezus, Wins the Internet This Week

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Lily Allen Names Her New Album Sheezus, Wins the Internet This Week

Lily Allen has announced the name of her new record with the following post on Instagram: “Oh Christ” adorned with the above photo. This is amazing. Kanye West is going to hate this so much, and I can’t wait to see his reaction. And here’s the video for the second single off Sheezus, “Hot Air […]

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VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

As we continue to wonder whether or not this extended Blur reunion will actually produce any new music, lead-singer Damon Albarn puts us off once again with his first proper solo album. Due April 29 on XL, Everyday Robots is an exploration of time and memory against a backdrop of hazy, electronic ether and, of […]

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Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

Arctic Monkeys racked up again at the Brit Awards this year, taking home Best British Group for the fourth time and its well-deserved third Best British Album for AM. Lead singer Alex Turner used the occasion to drop an irony-laced speech that was a winking piss-take on the “state” of rock ‘n roll. Reactions have […]

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RIP Devo’s Bob Casale (Bob2)

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on RIP Devo’s Bob Casale (Bob2)

The founding Devo guitarist died from complications that lead to heart failure earlier this past week. He was 61. Devo had released its first record in 20 years back in 2010. Something for Everybody was a remarkably un-embarrassing foray back into Devo’s world of quirky synth-pop. Vice has unearthed an amazing photo archive of rare shots […]

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Pixies Announce New EP, Release New Video

January 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Pixies — now with 100 percent more Paz Lenchnatin! — released to their website yesterday a new EP. The oh-so-cleverly named EP-2 is the follow-up to last year’s abysmal EP-1. (Which, if you’re anything like me, you were able to block from your mind with repeated listens to “Distance Equals Rate Times Time.”) If […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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