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It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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PROGRESS REPORT: Pop icons chat up the release of new Mark Ronson-produced record, All You Need Is Now.

Even if you were born in the 80’s (rather than having lived through it while wearing neon tank tops and jelly bracelets, like some of us geezers did) chances are that… More »

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Duran Duran – “Pressure Off” (Feat. Janelle Monae & Nile Rodgers)

A few days ago, legendary ’80s band Duran Duran announced Paper Gods, their fourteenth studio album and their first in five years. They’ve assembled an impressive team of heavy hitters to appear on the LP, and now we’re hearing the first of those collaborations: the album’s lead single, disco-funk pop jam “Pressure Off,” which feature… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 20, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Eagles Of Death Metal’s ZIPPER DOWN Has Wild Artwork, Duran Duran Cover

Eagles Of Death Metal, the duo of Jesse Huges and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, haven’t given us a new album since 2008. But they roared back onto our collective radar yesterday when they dropped the charged-up new single “Complexity.” As it turns out, that’s the lead track from a new album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 11:07 am

Duran Duran Announce Paper Gods LP Feat. Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza, Lindsay Lohan

Duran Duran have announced that their fourteenth studio album Paper Gods — their first record since 2010’s All You Need Is Now — will be released in September. It boasts a star-studded guest list: Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, and Mr Hudson all serve as producers, and featured artists include Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante,… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater doors all the way down the street, with fans dressed to the nines waiting to get in. The event? The Music Of David Lynch, a concert at which a galaxy… More »

By: Molly Bergen / April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Duran Duran Complete New LP Feat. Janelle Monáe & Kiesza, Prod. By Nile Rodgers & Mark Ronson

Never bet against Duran Duran finding a way to remain commercially relevant. History’s greatest new-wave boy band just inked a deal with new label Warner Bros., and they’ve finished work on a new album. They’re in a great position to score their umpteenth comeback, thanks in part to a couple of of-the-moment producers who have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 9:15 am

Jim James, Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Sky Ferreira, Twin Peaks To Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

On April 1st, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will host a celebratory concert to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. The lineup will include: Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Lindsay Lohan Says She’s Recording With Duran Duran

Lindsay Lohan was apparently in the studio with Duran Duran recently, judging by an Instagram photo she posted today with her sister Ali and two of the band members. In the caption, she said that she was “recording with some of the greats.” Duran Duran, meanwhile, tweeted the same photo out this morning and said… More »

By: James Rettig / December 8, 2014 - 10:36 am

Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)

Charli XCX’s contribution to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack has also surfaced. “Kingdom” is a collaboration with Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Here’s what she had to say about it in an interview with Pitchfork from earlier this week: “It was definitely exciting to be working with… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It was unearthed today (30 years to the day after the issue’s publication date) by Brian McCloskey, a collector of the magazines who has been uploading his archives digitally on his blog… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

SOKO – “Girls On Film” (Duran Duran Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Our latest preview from the Manimal-curated double-LP Duran Duran tribute Making Patterns Rhyme comes courtesy of SOKO. The French pop singer offered up a slow-jam version of “Girls On Film” that foregrounds the creeping, salacious vibes that skirted the edges of the original. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 6, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Duran Duran Are Suing Their Fan Club

Apparently there are companies dedicated to managing and monetizing fan clubs for celebrities, and one of them called Worldwide Fan Clubs once counted Duran Duran among its clients. Not anymore; The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the new wave legends are suing the Glenview, Illinois-based company for $40,000 and claiming that Worldwide Fan Clubs failed to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 23, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Austra – “American Science” (Duran Duran Cover)

The Duran Duran tribute compilation Making Patterns Rhyme comes out next week, and we’ve already posted a bunch of songs from it: Moby doing “Rio,” Warpaint doing “The Chauffeur,” Carina Round doing “Come Undone.” Now, Toronto synthpoppers Austra’s ghostly, miasmic take on “American Science,” from Duran Duran’s 1986 album Notorious, has randomly popped up o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014 - 9:14 am

Carina Round – “Come Undone” (Duran Duran Cover)

Manimal Record’s charity album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran comes out next week and we’ve already heard Moby’s version of “Rio” and Warpaint’s cover of “The Chauffeur.” Next up is British singer-songwriter Carina Round’s take on “Come Undone,” off of their 1993 second self-titled album. “The original is very upbeat, yet the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Warpaint – “The Chauffeur” (Duran Duran Cover)

Manimal Vinyl’s Duran Duran tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran has already given us Moby’s full-scale renovation of “Rio.” Now here’s Warpaint’s take on “The Chauffeur,” which maintains the eerie aura of the original while recasting it in Warpaint’s trademark ghostly psychedelic space. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014 - 10:59 am

Moby – “Rio” (Duran Duran Cover)

Among the contributors to Manimal Vinyl’s upcoming Duran Duran tribute comp Making Patterns Rhyme are Warpaint, Little Dragon, Austra, Juliette Lewis, Crocodiles, and Moby. America’s favorite bald vegan’s version of “Rio” turns the bright, summery synthpop song into a foreboding trance-inflected dance cut with seductive female vocals. Hear what he’s done with it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 27, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Yoplait Offers Totally Unnecessary Apology For Using “Hungry Like The Wolf” In A Yogurt Commercial

Here’s an odd case that mixes music licensing with murder and intrigue, much like sprinkling granola into a plastic cup full of fermented dairy product. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes’ label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute…

Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early next year via Manimal Vinyl, the label that previously gave us tributes to Madonna and the Cure. You can check out the current list of participants below (via and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Marissa Nadler Covers Daniel Johnston & Duran Duran

This Halloween, Marissa Nadler is gonna be Daniel Johnston. And Duran Duran! The Boston-based experimental folk singer dropped covers of songs by both artists today. The Johnston cover, “Devil Town,” is a Halloween treat. Per Nadler: “This is for Halloween. One of my favorite Daniel Johnston songs.” The Duran Duran track is “Ordinary World” –… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 31, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Duran Duran -“Girl Panic!” Video (Feat. A Bunch Of Old Supermodels)

It’s been 30 years since Duran Duran’s first release and subsequent world-beating ways, crafting a sleek, designer-pop that sounded expensive and fashionable, indulgent and sexy and just a bit reckless, a long line of gourmet cocaine trailing down a slick Parisian catwalk. Of course, that makes them a little long in the tooth and i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 8, 2011 - 12:41 pm
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