Father John Misty Met Marilyn Manson; Hilarity Ensued

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015
In a new Rolling Stone profile, Father John Misty recounted a time that he ran into Marilyn Manson while at Los Angeles' celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont. They traded some barbs:… More »


Kim Gordon Trashes Lana Del Rey: “[She] Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is”

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015
In Kim Gordon's new memoir, Girl In A Band, she has some harsh words for Lana Del Rey in response to her comments about feminism, which Del Rey rejected in an interview with The FADER last year. Gordon writes:… More »


The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

By Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015
From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of the sudden, they weren't. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those -- O Brother,More »


Beck Albums From Worst To Best

By Ryan Leas / February 19, 2015
As you might've heard, Beck won a Grammy for Album Of The Year about a week and a half ago, for his early 2014 release Morning Phase. I don't know if your Twitter feed looked anything like mine, but let's say people were less than supportive of this decision -- because, of course, Beck beat… More »


Q&A: JEFF The Brotherhood On Getting Dropped By Warner Bros. And Their Severely Stoned, Next Level Wasted On The Dream

By Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015
This week Nashville fuzz-rockers JEFF The Brotherhood announced that they've been dropped by Warner Bros. and will be releasing the upcoming Wasted On The Dream on their own independent label, Infinity Cat. They followed that news with "Black Cherry Pie," a righteous beast of a rock song featuring dense grunge guitars, swaggering Bonham… More »


Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave” Video (Feat. Bob’s Burgers)

By Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015
Over the past few years, a few big indie types have guested on the Fox cartoon sitcom Bob's Burgers or covered the show's songs. But now, for the first time, Bob's Burgers has put in a guest appearance in a big indie band's video. Or, rather, the video functions as a sort of… More »


Blur Announce New Album Magic Whip, Hear 1st Single “Go Out”

By Michael Nelson / February 19, 2015
Blur's last album, Think Tank, was released in 2003, but they've spent much of the last few years teasing a follow-up, with Damon Albarn saying as far back as 2012 that "there will definitely be another Blur album." Today, though, that album has been announced, via a video chat on the band's Facebook:… More »


Chvrches – “Cry Me A River” (Justin Timberlake Cover)

By Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015
Scottish synthpoppers Chvrches love covering other people's songs. They're only one album into their career, and we've already ranked their 10 best cover songs. And now that list is already out of date! The band is hard at work on a sophomore album, but they still found time to stop by BBC Radio… More »


Sun Kil Moon Announce New Album Universal Themes

By James Rettig / February 18, 2015
Mark Kozelek has announced that the next Sun Kil Moon album will be called Universal Themes, and will be out June 2nd via Caldo Verde Records. The Benji follow-up was recorded over this year and last in San Francisco and Hoboken, and features percussion from Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. The album will contai… More »


Stephen Malkmus Rejects Pavement Bandmates’ Pitch For Another Reunion

By James Rettig / February 18, 2015
In a new interview on the podcast Kreative Kontrol (via Pitchfork), the former Pavement and Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich reveals that Stephen Malkmus recently rejected his Pavement bandmates' pitch for another reunion. "It did not float. It was a failed attempt," he said. The band last reunited for a tour in 2010,… More »


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