Strange Desire, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s debut album as Bleachers, is out today. Last night, without any prior promotion, the band aired a half-hour faux-telethon called Thank You Very Much on cable access TV stations in New York, Nashville, San Jose, and Albuquerque to promote the album. The conceit is that Antonoff’s telethon is raising… More »
Islands, the longstanding indie-pop enterprise fronted by ex-Unicorns member Nick Diamonds, just released a new album called Ski Mask, which Thorburn touts as “like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record.” Now that album has its own mockumentary featuring comedians Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Jon Daly, Alia Shawkat, and more… More »
Class of ’09 BTW Hospitality didn’t rush out an album upon first internet mention, and that uncommon patience has paid off: the NYC trio landed an enviable slot on Merge Records’ roster last year, and will release their debut LP next week. To celebrate that, their first single “Friends Of Friends” has a video directed… More »
A few months ago, we noticed that indie bands like Washed Out and WU LYF were covering the fuck out of Chris Isaak’s almighty soft-focus smooth jam “Wicked Game,” and we even got Chris Isaak himself to comment on the phenomenon. Well, here’s another “Wicked Game” to throw on the pile.
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Here’s the complete version of the previously reported and teased video Drew Barrymore directed for Best Coast’s “Our Deal.” It stars Chloë Moretz looking like Marnie Stern in a touching West Side story with great use of graffiti and handwriting and celebrity cameos (like Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, and Donald Glover). Being willing to engage… More »