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Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her…   Read Story »
It's a bit of a punchline now, but Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, represented a major moment in indie's progression towards crossover status. The Shins weren't just a song…   Read Story »
When was the last time you thought about Mischa Barton? The former The O.C. star shows up in Willis Earl Beal's new video for the Cat Power collaboration "Coming Through," a lo-fi short film in which…   Read Story »
Some of the music on the new Girls soundtrack Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do is brand new (Jenny Lewis and Rostam Batmanglij's "Completely Not Me" and Beck's "Blue Moon," for instance), and…   Read Story »
Collisions between indie rock and the advertising world are commonplace now, and today we get Chan Marshall singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in an ad for Apple. It's really effective,…   Read Story »
A few days ago Chan Marshall and Willis Earl Beal performed at the Knitting Factory, and now we've got some video of the two singing together. Marshall is sitting on the ground and a little reluctant…   Read Story »
Last night, in remembrance of the 10 year anniversary of Elliott Smith's death, several musicians gathered at Glasslands in Brooklyn to celebrate his songs. An Elliott Smith Tribute Show performers…   Read Story »
It feels like a swift kick to the stomach to say, but on 10/21 it will be 10 years since iconic singer/song-writer Elliott Smith passed away. On that day this year, Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith with…   Read Story »
DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith may be taking this whole Kurt Cobain fetishization a little bit too far. The Daily Freeman reports that Smith and his girlfriend and frequent collaborator Sky…   Read Story »
Chicago soul experimentalist Willis Earl Beal has unleashed the inspirational big production (for Beal, at least) "Coming Through" featuring Cat Power on backup vocals. The track comes from his…   Read Story »