Scott Lapatine
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There’s a great movie out called The Skeleton Twins. It stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as suicidal siblings, but it’s much funnier than that sounds. When I saw a test screening last year, the most memorable scene (and all anyone wanted to talk about after) was the main characters’ skillful lip-sync to Starship’s cheese-ball duet “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” You can see some of it in this trailer.

Grimes made an album that sucked and scrapped it. U2 made an album that sucked and snuck it into your iTunes. And as for albums that don’t suck, Arcade Fire’s Funeral turns ten years old tomorrow. It’s not just an instant-classic, but the rare life-altering discovery that inspires the whole mission of this site (i.e., to stoke band beefs to spotlight vital new music). I remember writing about Funeral for the first time; 387 Arcade Fire posts later it’s rightly recognized as one of the best albums of that decade. So fire up Funeral this weekend and head to N. 10th & Driggs in Brooklyn to wonder what happened to the last ten years.

George Lewis, Jr. released his powerful latest single “To The Top” back in April, but we still don’t have a release date for Eclipse, his highly anticipated third LP as Twin Shadow. While we wait, though, there are now ten more minutes of new music to check out thanks to New York Fashion Week. Earlier today Twin Shadow provided an original score of cold and pretty new wave for celebrated local label Public School’s foray into womenswear with its Spring 2015 runway show. You can watch Lewis perform (while wearing the designers’ black and white threads) at and keep an eye out for, Joe Jonas, and Miguel in the front row. Hope he gets to keep that hat.


 0Posted on Sep 20th | re: Whip-Smart Turns 20 (18 comments)


Not a huge surprise Jennifer Aniston couldn’t make it.

There’s definitely a thinkpiece about Friends and shitty ’90s coffeehouse music someone can write.

 0Posted on Sep 15th | re: Hozier - "Do I Wanna Know?" (Arctic Monkeys Cover) (15 comments)

You are correct. Will fix that, sorry.

 +28Posted on Sep 15th | re: Sun Kil Moon: "The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick" (66 comments)

 +13Posted on Sep 15th | re: Hero Rushes Stage And Stops Widespread Panic Concert (101 comments)

Actually I lied — I didn’t even write the headline. Pharrell did.

 0Posted on Sep 15th | re: Apple Launches U2 Removal Website (31 comments)

 +5Posted on Sep 15th | re: Hero Rushes Stage And Stops Widespread Panic Concert (101 comments)

It’s a joke. I can’t speak for everyone, but I like jam bands.

 -1Posted on Sep 15th | re: Hero Rushes Stage And Stops Widespread Panic Concert (101 comments)

Don’t blame Chris. I write the site headlines; Chris was against this one, but I overruled.
It’s a joke. Sometimes we post things about bands we don’t normally cover just because they’re funny.

Honestly, though, I once got in trouble for tasing God Street Wine’s bassist during a H.O.R.D.E set. Totally my bad.

 +4Posted on Sep 14th | re: Watch Death Cab For Cutie's Last Performance With Chris Walla (10 comments)

ok, I will amend

 +6Posted on Sep 14th | re: Funeral Turns 10 (196 comments)

Also released 10 years ago today. Compare & contrast!