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Elbow – “Lost Worker Bee” Video

Britain’s Elbow release their new four-track EP, Lost Worker Bee, in the UK today, and in celebration they put out a video to accompany the title track. The short film follows a business man on a long journey through varying landscapes as he encounters an assortment of quirky individuals. One can only assume that he… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 24, 2015 - 10:45 am

Elbow – “What Time Do You Call This?”

The perpetually sad British band Elbow came back last year with their The Take Off And Landing Of Everything album, and now they’ve got a new single on the soundtrack of Man Up, a British relationship comedy with Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. “What Time Do You Call This?” is a groggy, sweeping thing, exactly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 9:00 am

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It was produced… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Anti-Ebola “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Is Happening With Bono, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, One Direction

A fourth version of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by the rotating all-star cast known as Band Aid is in the works, this time to fight Ebola. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow will participate in the new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 11:38 am

Elbow – “Charge” Video

Continuing in the documentary style of their “New York Morning” video, Manchester rock band Elbow have put together a short, oddly poetic paean to speedway motorcycle racing, soundtracked by “Charge” off of the band’s recent LP, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything. The video focuses on young rider Craig Cook and former champion and… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

Watch Elbow Perform And Discuss “New York Morning” On Fallon

Elbow stopped by Fallon on Friday for an emotional performance of “New York Morning” from their new album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything. Frontman Guy Garvey and keyboardist Craig Potter also recorded a really cool video discussing how they wrote the song, how they based the piano line to represent the different height… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most this week was this, the YouTube commercial for Gwar’s Gwar-B-Q festival, which includes one of Dave Brockie’s final performances under all that latex. Gwar-B-Q goes down 8/16 in Richmond, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Elbow – “My Sad Captains” Video

Former “new Radiohead” candidates Elbow have carved a long career out of mournful and ornate rock balladry; it’s amazing that it took them this long to title a song “My Sad Captains.” But they finally did it on the recent The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, and now that song has a video featuring… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 25, 2014 - 10:05 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It’s not a proper music video, so it’s not on this list, but Yours Truly’s series of videos from the Young Turks new years festival in Tulum, Mexico is the greatest marriage of music and moving images that I’ve seen this week. These clips — Caroline Polachek singing opera while standing knee-deep in a crystalline… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2014 - 11:37 am

Elbow – “New York Morning” Video

English rockers Elbow have put together a short documentary/music video chronicling the story of Dennis and Lois, a couple who grew up in the New York music scene in the heyday of CBGB and the Ramones. The video serves as a tribute to old New York: “This was where the music was, and this wa… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Elbow – “Fly Boy Blue / Lunette” Video

The moodily ambitious Manchester band Elbow have announced plans to release their sixth album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything early this year; it follows 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! Frontman Guy Garvey has named an intriguing set of key influences: space-rock, prog, Primal Scream, Spiritualized. I don’t know about the other three, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014 - 9:22 am

Mercury Prize 2011 Nominees

This year’s shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year was announced in London this morning. A group of industry experts will select the winner, who will be announced in a ceremony hosted by Jools Holland 9/6. Winner also gets £20k. (Last year’s winner was the xx.) Here are your nominees:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2011 - 9:30 am

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn’t normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny’s Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am

Elbow – “Lippy Kids”

“Lippy Kids” was the working title for Elbow’s fifth studio album. They changed it to Build A Rocket Boys!, but this song uses the original title, as you can see from this live in-the-studio video. It was shot at Blueprint Studios, where they recorded the whole album with producer/keyboard player Craig Potter. According to the… More »

By: jessica / January 3, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Elbow – “Mercy Street” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

The reciprocal part of Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back project moves forward with Elbow’s cover of “Mercy Street” (from Gabriel’s 1986 album So). Says Elbow’s Guy Garvey: “We chose to cover ‘Mercy Street’ because it’s such an amazing song, It’s my favorite from So. Also because there’s a real tenderness and understanding in the lyrics. More »

By: jessica / June 2, 2010 - 9:41 am

Preview Peter Gabriel’s Indie Rock Covers LP

We’ve spoken about Scratch My Back, Peter Gabriel’s anticipated Bob Ezrin-produced orchestral covers collection featuring reinterpretations of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields, Bon Iver, Elbow, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Regina Spektor, David Bowie, etc. In a couple of interesting, intimate-seeming podcasts, Gabriel gives plenty of background and insight into the project. In the first… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2010 - 10:12 am

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren’t alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally recycled undercard which played more like “a bunch of bands opening for Radiohead,” an extremely restricted/overpriced drink situation designed to keep people sober and make them feel uncomfortable by boozing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

Elbow @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 7/22/09

Last night Elbow played a headlining show in LA to get prepped for a run of dates supporting Coldplay. Being one of very few dates where they’ll have their own openers, the band handpicked the undercard, Guy Garvey coming out before each set to personally introduce early acts Jesca Hoop and LA’s Mellowdrone. Check the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2009 - 10:43 am

New Elbow – “Running To Stand Still” (U2 Cover)

War Child’s latest covers compilation is shaping up to be the second best charity album of the year. Which is not that impressive since it’s only January, but Heroes is still something to be excited about. Over the last few weeks we’ve highlighted contributions from Lily Allen, TV On The Radio, and Hot Chip. Now… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2009 - 3:21 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the “network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war.” The pairings are mostly logical — the Hold Steady covering the Boss, TV On The Radio covering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm
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