Tom Breihan
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Yesterday, I wrote a post about Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. Bizkit are about to headline the ShipRocked cruise, along with a whole mess of other nü-metal bands, and Borland seemed to be dreading the prospect. In an Instagram post, he said as much: “Whenever we aren’t on stage, I’ll be curled up fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties as it slips through my hooked fingers.” After I wrote the post, Borland reached out to me on Twitter, and we talked on the phone this afternoon.

Next month, the DIY Boston skronk-rock trio Krill will unleash their new album A Distant Fist Unclenching upon the world, and we’ve already heard jittery songs like “Torturer” and “Foot.” The latest track that they’ve shared is “Tiger,” a rambling seven-minute bugout about a villager being mauled by a tiger. As with so much this band does, it is a very strange piece of work. Listen to it below.

Death Cab For Cutie are on the brink of releasing their new album Kintsugi, and last night, they were on the Late Show With David Letterman to play their lush and synthy new single “Black Sun.” For most of us, this is our first chance to get a good look at the post-Chris Walla version of the band, with new touring members Dave Depper and Zac Rae sitting in. Also, Ben Gibbard’s hair is looking impressively flaxen, and Letterman made fun of them for not spending enough time outside and then corrected himself on mountain-related confusion. Watch the performance below.


 +8Posted on Jan 30th | re: Big Sean - "Blessings" (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) (46 comments)

My whole thing with the Montessori reference is: Doesn’t Kanye realize that Big Sean is a Waldorf School alumnus? And that Waldorf and Montessori have FUNDAMENTALLY OPPOSED educational philosophies? They should really discuss this stuff before they put it on wax.

 +6Posted on Jan 30th | re: Big Sean - "Blessings" (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) (46 comments)

Kanye’s on the song, dummies. The “tryna compromise my condom size” verse.

 +4Posted on Jan 27th | re: Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass (85 comments)

This, from Spacebomb’s Twitter:

“Also, Pollard/White/Spacebomb have scored a film called @OpenTablesMovie. Hope to be able to share it with you soon!”


 +24Posted on Jan 27th | re: Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass (85 comments)


 0Posted on Jan 27th | re: Watch Zola Jesus Sing "Nail" Outside In A Blizzard (4 comments)

Wow, I really did type “trumpet,” didn’t I? Fixed, thank you.

 +16Posted on Jan 23rd | re: Will 2015 Be The Year Of The '70s Singer-Songwriter? (59 comments)

6’7″. Pssh.

 +11Posted on Jan 22nd | re: Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura (126 comments)

Aaaaand I still think I’m pretty good. Sorry, dicknose! Hope you feel better for getting that off your chest!

(Thanks for the kind words, everyone else.)

 +32Posted on Jan 21st | re: Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura (126 comments)

Or to a thoughtful and considered review. Did you read my shit? I happen to think I’m pretty good at this.

It’s 3X this time! The Aaliyah version is the business.

 +16Posted on Jan 16th | re: Watch Run The Jewels Blaze Through "Lie, Cheat, Steal" On Conan (11 comments)

You should listen to rap. Rap is great.