Entries Tagged as 'news'

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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Dave Grohl Publicist “Won’t deny” Nirvana Reunion with Paul McCartney on Vocals

December 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dave Grohl Publicist “Won’t deny” Nirvana Reunion with Paul McCartney on Vocals

Photo swiped from Stereogum because it is awesome. Also, the file name is “Macvana.” I’m not sure what to make of the news that “Nirvana” will reunite tonight with Paul McCartney for the Hurricane Sandy Benefit. Are Dave Grohl and Kist Novaselic just taking the piss for hype’s sake? Or is Sir Paul going to […]

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New Iceage Album Details

December 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on New Iceage Album Details

I love how Iceage is referred to as straight up “punk” as opposed to “post-punk” in most references. I assume it’s due to the rowdiness and wild reputation of its live shows more so than the dark, minimalistic music it produces. But any band that steals its name and sense of sonics from Joy Division’s […]

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Depeche Mode Signs to Columbia, Leaves EMI

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode Signs to Columbia, Leaves EMI

Depeche Mode has signed a new record deal for its forthcoming album due out in March of next year. Columbia Records will release the as-yet-untitled album, which primary songwriter Martin Gore – in a message on the band’s website – describes as having “similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion.” I’m down […]

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Queens Of The Stone Age Recording with Dave Grohl and Nick Oliveri

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Queens Of The Stone Age Recording with Dave Grohl and Nick Oliveri

Queens of the Stone Age has finally (just about) reassembled the group that made Songs for the Deaf, its last truly great record, which is somehow a decade old now. Dave Grohl is back playing drums on the album, and long-banned bassist Nick Oliveri has been allowed to re-enter Josh Homme’s sanctuary to lay down some […]

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So, Shiner (Shiner!) Reunited and I Had No Idea

December 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on So, Shiner (Shiner!) Reunited and I Had No Idea

Ugh, my day is ruined. My love for Shiner is not understood by many. This is a band that people either love with an obsessiveness that knows no bounds or they simply do not get at all. Not only did Shiner reissue a remastered version of The Egg (on vinyl for the first time) without […]

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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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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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Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

Talk Talk’s final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, respectively, are two of my favorite records, but they were Talk Talk’s least commercially successful because the band utterly ignored its synth-pop, new wave roots (and its audience) to embark an an experimental tangent that has influenced a generation of songwriters. Ex-Depeche Mode keyboardist […]

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Elvis’ Bible Meets Reserve at Auction, Soiled Undergarments Do Not

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Elvis’ Bible Meets Reserve at Auction, Soiled Undergarments Do Not

Locks of hair, maybe. At least you could clone Elvis with those. But his Bible? Some schmo paid $94,000 for Elvis’ favorite book. This Bible was given to the King back in 1957 and contains personal annotations and notes. My mind races thinking about what might have moved him to put his pen to the […]

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Shades Designed by Beck

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Shades Designed by Beck

What’s Beck been up to the past few years besides not making new records? Designing sunglasses for Oliver Peoples, of course. Amazingly, these frames have been in development for two years with Beck being “very involved” in the process. Beck drew inspiration from his personal collection of dead stock 80’s sunglasses, which is why they […]

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New Cursive out in February

November 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on New Cursive out in February

Cursive will release yet another lyrically thematic album on February 21, 2012 when Saddle Creek issues the band’s seventh full-length, I Am Gemini. Via the press release: I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in […]

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Elvis Costello readies “Return of the Spinning Songbook” Limited Box Set

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Elvis Costello readies “Return of the Spinning Songbook” Limited Box Set

Elvis Costello revived his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” for a brief tour this past spring. The last time Master Costello had spun the wheel on stage was during his 1986 “Spinning Songbook” tour, wherein the setlist was chosen by the random spin of the wheel with various and sundry hits to choose from the prolific songwriter’s […]

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The Cure Add “Reflections” Concerts Stateside, Call Out R&R Hall of Fame

September 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Cure has been nominated for induction into the joke that is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kudos! Except, wait, Robert Smith is pissed about something. Evidently, The Cure’s “current” drummer was left off the name check list on the band’s bio at the official Hall of Fame site. In the Hall of […]

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Fender Unveils Kurt Cobain Guitar

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Fender Unveils Kurt Cobain Guitar

With the pending 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, Fender has decided to cash in on the festivities by releasing an exact replica of Kurt Cobain’s 1965 Fender Jaguar. The replica comes complete with Cobain’s scuff marks and wear and tear. Besides the creepy factor, what surprises me most is that this hasn’t happened already. If […]

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Lemonheads plan ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ tour

July 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Lemonheads are gearing up for a tour supporting or celebrating (but more likely cashing in on) an album that came out 19 years ago. It’s A Shame About Ray is founding member Evan Dando’s unquestionable masterpiece. Never has he put together a collection of such effortless, memorable, and affecting folk-pop. Despite Dando’s notorious struggles […]

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