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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 »
In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer,…   Read Story »
On Friday, I sat down for a beer with Joel Borg, one of the founders of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival. (I might post the whole conversation later if I get time; it was an interesting…   Read Story »
Writing is about myth making. Taking the true aspects of yourself and defining them so clearly that they become you. Marginal personality tics explode into full character traits, sadness becomes a…   Read Story »
Before releasing the excellent Sun last year, Cat Power had gone six years without dropping an album of new material. But when she sang on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later With Jools…   Read Story »