Vision Video Ink Their First Album

Despite the familiar unsolicited 2020 obstacles that bogged down many a collaborative creative endeavor, Athens goth-pop/new wave worshipers Vision Video managed to complete work on their debut album last year, and now Inked in Red will be coming out April 16th via Kindercore Records. Anyone who got off on the nocturnal, nervy vitality of the… Continue reading Vision Video Ink Their First Album

Japan’s Quiet Life Gets Another Listen

Released in 1979, Japan’s third album Quiet Life marked a stylistic turning point from the London group’s glam-rock beginnings and the electronic, experimental art-pop they’d pursue in the early ‘80s. On March 5th, BMG will release an expanded CD edition of the album, appending B-sides, non-album singles, alternate mixes and an entire live show recorded… Continue reading Japan’s Quiet Life Gets Another Listen

Lennon, Dylan Covered on Bowie Birthday Single

On what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday – January 8th – a new 7-inch limited to 8,147 copies (is there some significance to that number that I’m not aware of, or is it random?) will be released featuring previously unheard recordings of Bowie covering John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ to Get… Continue reading Lennon, Dylan Covered on Bowie Birthday Single

Steven Wilson’s Deluxe Edition is Deluxer Than Yours

Esteemed British musician and producer Steven Wilson has remixed and remastered more than his share of classic albums (from the likes of King Crimson, Yes, XTC, Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, Tears for Fears and many others) for high-dollar, limited-edition expanded anniversary reissues for audiophiles and super-fans. It’s kind of become an entire career for him… Continue reading Steven Wilson’s Deluxe Edition is Deluxer Than Yours

Music for Films…And Television

A wealth of Brian Eno’s recordings have appeared in films and television shows, some intentionally written for that purpose and others that were used specifically for their spatial, expressive qualities relating to specific scenes or themes. Assorted selections from Eno’s contributions to film and TV have been released over the years, both on his own… Continue reading Music for Films…And Television

Bad Books’ Debut Enjoys Expanded Repress

An expanded 10th anniversary edition of the self-titled debut album from Bad Books – the collaboration between singer-songwriter Kevin Devine and Andy Hull of Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra – will be coming out this Friday, Oct. 23 digitally and in a 2-LP colored vinyl edition. (Does anyone release albums on plain ol’ black vinyl anymore? Funny how… Continue reading Bad Books’ Debut Enjoys Expanded Repress

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Covers Collected

NEW YORK, NY - February 10, 2015 - "Huang Yi & Kuka" presented at 3-Legged Dog. Choreographer Huang Yi and robot 'Kuka' in rehearsal.

Soul- and funk-ified cover songs are almost always a blast, because of the level of passion and energy pumped into the interpretations – think Stevie Wonder’s take on “We Can Work It Out,” or Otis Redding’s supercharged run-through of “Satisfaction,” or Aretha’s definitive version of Otis’ own “Respect,” for that matter. Sharon Jones & the… Continue reading Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Covers Collected

Yo La Tengo, Awake Under the Covers

Originally included as part of a $300 limited-edition souvenir book made to coincide with a Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition of the work of Japanese artist Yoshitiomo Nara, a six-song EP by Yo La Tengo titled Sleepless Night will be released to the general public as a significantly lower-priced one-sided 12” vinyl record… Continue reading Yo La Tengo, Awake Under the Covers

Lera Lynn Does It Herself for Next LP

Onetime Georgian Lera Lynn has announced an Oct. 23 release date for her latest album, On My Own. As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Ms. Lynn – who’s currently counting down to the birth of her first child – wrote, recorded, performed and produced everything on it, a complete 180 from the Nashvillian’s 2018 duets project,… Continue reading Lera Lynn Does It Herself for Next LP

Everything Has Changed for Best Coast

Always Tomorrow, Best Coast’s fourth album and first since 2015’s California Nights, is described by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Bethany Cosentino as “the story of a second chance.” Says Cosentino, “After we finished the album cycle for California Nights, something terrifying happened to me. I felt creatively paralyzed. I couldn’t write music. There was so much… Continue reading Everything Has Changed for Best Coast

Yacht Rock Revue Do Something Somewhat Original for a Change

OK, boomer… so you just forced yourself to watch the Grammys again, and you shook your head and waved your fist and perspired through the underarms of your holey old Doobie Brothers T-shirt and cursed the whole damned time, muttering, “Who is this? I’ve never heard of any of these people!!!” Well, I’ve got some… Continue reading Yacht Rock Revue Do Something Somewhat Original for a Change

Starbenders Drop Their Love Potions

Starbenders enjoyed a short but sweet burst of nationwide exposure in late October when drummer Emily Moon got to sit in with the 8G house band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Myers. Best case scenario, that’s the sort of thing that could potentially lead to the whole band appearing on the show, which wouldn’t… Continue reading Starbenders Drop Their Love Potions

Kim Gordon Releases First Solo Album Oct. 11

It isn’t as if Kim Gordon has been laying low since the 2011 breakup of Sonic Youth. With Bill Nace, she formed the experimental guitar duo Body/Head, which has released several albums to date. She formed a band called Glitterbust, whose debut album came out in 2016. She has delved heavily into visual art, and… Continue reading Kim Gordon Releases First Solo Album Oct. 11

Pinky Pinky Get to Gobblin’

Bassist Eva Chambers (daughter of Justin Chambers from Grey’s Anatomy) met guitarist Isabelle Fields in middle school. A few years later, Chambers crossed paths with drummer/vocalist Anastasia Sanchez in high school. Shortly thereafter, they all formed Pinky Pinky, an inescapably endearing trio with two Bandcamp EPs (collected on a swell double cassette) already to their… Continue reading Pinky Pinky Get to Gobblin’

Treating ED with Collective Soul

“NOTE: Ed Roland now wants to be addressed as E Roland. So please write out his name as such in any coverage. Thanks.” That is a direct quote from the official press release announcing the impending release of Collective Soul’s latest album, Blood. Being that the group’s lead vocalist once fronted a Flock of Seagulls… Continue reading Treating ED with Collective Soul

Tacocat Mess This Place Around

Yo banana boy! Was it a cat I saw? Indeed, it was. Tacocat, to be precise, one of the most ebulliently enjoyable combos to emerge from Seattle since heroin became passé. Formed in 2007, the quartet’s now up to their fourth full-length album, each better than the previous, and the forward momentum continues on This… Continue reading Tacocat Mess This Place Around

Karen O Lights Up with Danger Mouse

While The Yeah Yeah Yeahs continue doing not much of anything, at least singer Karen O isn’t slacking off. Her nine-song detour with collaboration king Danger Mouse, Lux Prima, will officially have the curtain pulled on it come March 15. The two advance singles – the atmospheric title track and the more soulful and propulsive… Continue reading Karen O Lights Up with Danger Mouse

Dear Boris, Happy 25th Anniversary

Japanese experi-metal trio Boris are marking their 25th year on Earth by doing what they do best: blasting their amps well past the breaking point, laying waste to everything in their path and taking cool-as-fuck band photos. They are accomplishing the first two feats by releasing their 23rd album, a ten-track slab of molten goodness titled… Continue reading Dear Boris, Happy 25th Anniversary