Entries Tagged as 'video'

VIDEO: Jawbreaker “Boxcar”

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Jawbreaker “Boxcar”

Well, this discovery made my day. Jawbreaker has released a video for “Boxcar” from its close to perfect pop-punk song cycle, 24-Hour Revenge Therapy, a mere 20 years too late. Drummer Adam Pfahler evidently found a bunch of Super 8 footage circa 1992, and thus we have a video for “Boxcar.” I suppose it’s not […]

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TV on the Radio Play “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on TV on the Radio Play “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

At this point I don’t think you can call it luck that TV on the Radio has ridden a decade long wave of overwhelmingly adoring press. Must be doing something right. I’ve never been much more than a cursory admirer, following the band’s trajectory only loosely. I saw TVOTR open for Bauhaus and Nine Inch […]

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LIVE: J Mascis Strips Down for NPR

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on LIVE: J Mascis Strips Down for NPR

Even though his de facto method of transmission with Dinosaur Jr. is at ear-splitting volume, J Mascis proves his chops are not merely a byproduct of noise with an acoustic performance for NPR. Mascis runs through a medley of songs off his latest solo record for Sub Pop, the unsurprisingly solid Tied to a Star, […]

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VIDEO: David Bowie “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: David Bowie “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”

David Bowie is one of those rare artists who’s practically impervious to criticism. When you’ve achieved as much as he has throughout a four-decade-plus spanning career you can pretty much do whatever the hell you want without worrying about sullying your legacy. With another retrospective collection to promote (Nothing Has Changed), Bowie has just released […]

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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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Always Pay Your Sound Guy: Courtney Love Edition

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Always Pay Your Sound Guy: Courtney Love Edition

Unless you have God-given perfect pitch, singing live is no easy feat. So many variables with which to contend. If you can’t hear yourself, you’re totally effed. So, I feel slightly bad about posting this, but at the same time I love these isolated tracks when they show up on YouTube because, you know, trainwrecks […]

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VIDEO: Iceage “Against the Moon”

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Iceage “Against the Moon”

I can’t be sure how deliberate it was, but Iceage‘s new sound is the smartest career move I’ve seen from a band in a long time. What makes it so utterly genius is the fact that it sounds so natural and uncontrived. Iceage could have easily fallen into the “bands that could have been” heap […]

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VIDEO: Hamilton Leithauser “Alexandra”

March 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Hamilton Leithauser “Alexandra”

Hamilton Leithauser may (or may not?) have played his final show with The Walkmen, but his first solo record, Black Hours, is definitely coming out this May via Ribbon Music. This first single is an uncharacteristically upbeat affair. It’s odd hearing Leithauser’s voice in such a self-confident and cheerful setting, but when you can sing […]

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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: The Notwist “Kong”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Notwist “Kong”

I’m so glad I pre-ordered this album before hearing a single note. You earn that type of loyalty when you put out a mind blower like 2002’s Neon Golden. Both tracks I’ve heard off the forthcoming Sub Pop release, Close to the Glass, have exceeded expectations. “Kong” harkens back to the band’s poppier, Dinosaur Jr. […]

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Larua Marling Debuts New Song on NPR Session

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Larua Marling Debuts New Song on NPR Session

Continuing promotion for 2013’s startlingly haunting Once I Was An Eagle, Laura Marling recorded an intimate (is there any other type from her?) session for eTown, a program on NPR, where she premiered the live staple “Born To Love.” She also covered Townes Van Zandt’s “Colorado Girl.” I. Can’t. Look. Away.

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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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VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

I’ve always been intrigued by St. Vincent’s music but never fully engaged. Everything she produces is extremely stylized, but the substance often seemed a bit lacking. Evidently, Annie Clark’s 2012 collaboration with David Byrne did her much good, as “Digital Witness” has an immediate and profound impact with its bracing funk syncopation and paranoid social commentary. If […]

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CHVRCHES Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on CHVRCHES Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

This hit last week, but I’m still obsessing over it. I always assumed Arctic Monkeys would be difficult to cover because so much of the band’s appeal rests in Alex Turner’s cadence, but CHVRCHES do justice to Turner’s slinkiest riff to date with this ethereal interpretation. Or maybe it’s just that I could listen to […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

You think you’ve got game, and then you meet Drew Harkins and you throw the game away because you just can’t win. Deerhunter, Monomania (4AD) Pick your favorite review of this album: a.) Monomania is a willfully inscrutable/abstruse nocturnal garage pastiche of shopworn indie standards, pieced together meticulously from a post-nothing fakebook, delivered with mesmerizing […]

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Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

Logan K. Young is the Editor in Chief at Classicalite.com. ALBUMS: Body/Head, Coming Apart (Matador) Lonnie Holley, Keeping a Record of It (Dust to Digital) Because Oxford American needs to see him. Wolf Eyes, No Answer: Lower Floors (De Stijl) Richard Youngs, Summer Through My Mind (Ba Da Bing!) Because Ba Da Bing! captured him […]

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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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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2013

January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2013

1. Lorde, Pure Heroine (Universal) I’m fairly certain I would not have surmised my most listened to album of the year would have been written and recorded by a 16-year-old girl from New Zealand. I guess it proves I’m not utterly dead inside that I can still be this taken aback. Pure Heroine is an […]

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Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2013

December 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2013

Robert Howell is a professor of philosophy at SMU. His latest book is called Consciousness and the Limits of Objectivity and is available at Amazon. Now that you are good and intimidated, below are his thoughts on a few records from the past year. ——————————————— I seem to be the only person who doesn’t like […]

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