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Gruff Rhys – “Set Fire To The Stars”

Gruff Rhys is best known as the frontman of the Welsh psych-rock band Super Furry Animals, but this time of year I tend to remember him as the songwriter behind some of the most disturbing Christmas songs ever written. Rhys has been performing solo for quite awhile, and back in 2011 he released the AtheistMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2014 - 11:43 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week was all about surprises for us and that’s reflected in the best songs of the week. There’s the obvious literal one in those late-night drunk dials we’ve all been getting from Drake, but there’s more. A punk band allowed us to catch some lyrical poetry that we might have missed, another reminded u… More »

By: Stereogum / April 4, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Tomas Barfod – “True To You” (Feat. Gruff Rhys) + Love Me Details

Tomas Barfod’s Pulsing is among the young year’s finest EPs, particularly the songs on which the Danish producer pairs with a vocalist. (“Happy,” which was “the sad ‘Happy'” even before Woodkid made this, will absolutely destroy you.) And now Barfod has graced us with another transcendent duet with the help of Super Furry Animals leader… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014 - 11:38 am

22 New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2011

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2011 - 9:53 am

Gruff Rhys – “Post Apocalypse Christmas”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an absolutely joyous new holiday song from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. It’s called “Slashed Wrists This Christmas,” and it comes from his new yuletide collection Atheist Xmas EP. And below, we’ve got another selection from that same EP: “Post Apocalypse Xmas, a jaunty tune about celebrating… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Gruff Rhys – “Slashed Wrists This Christmas”

The depressed atheists of the world now have a Christmas carol to call their own. Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys has announced the impending release of a new EP called Atheist Xmas EP, and the first song we’ve heard from it bears the cheery title “Slashed Wrists This Christmas.” The other two songs are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011 - 3:09 pm

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got a lot of new videos– clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys, and Modest Mouse, among others. The Tyler, The Creator video is the darkest and hardest to shake of this lot. But once that’s out of the way, many of thi… More »

By: jessica / February 11, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Gruff Rhys – “Shark Ridden Waters”

Gruff Rhys has been a busy guy, collaborating with Tony Da Gatorra, Gorillaz, Simian Mobile Disco, and on the Dark Night Of The Soul project. He just released a new solo track, to appear on an upcoming 12″ as well as his “… recently completed, and previously unannounced, third solo album.” Here’s Rhys’s description of… More »

By: jessica / October 19, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Gorillaz – “Superfast Jellyfish” (Feat. De La Soul & Gruff Rhys)

It took the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def to get “Stylo“‘s disco going and bassist Murdoc’s AOL “pirate radio” session snippets — a couple with Sweden’s Little Dragon — to flesh out Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach (3/9 via Parlophone/Virgin). Someone who clearly lives just off the PB shoreline is “Superfast Jellyfish,” a character (and… More »

By: brandon / February 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

Stream Dark Night Of The Soul

Yes, this is the year of Dark Nights (but not that kind, which is very last year). We’d told you about Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse’s ubiquitous Dark Night Of The Soul posters, and now we can point you toward a number of sounds to go with those images. (There are also additional images by Moby’sMore »

By: brandon / May 6, 2009 - 10:50 am

Super Furry Animals Will Have A New Album Out Soon

I always think of Gruff Rhys as the gift that keeps on giving because that way I can link that video when we blog about him, but also because of all the SFA albums and the Neon Neon side projects and cetera. According to the Super Furry ones’ site, the band is presently working o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2009 - 10:45 am

New Neon Neon Video – “I Told Her On Alderaan / Trick For Treat”

Gruff just scored his second Mercury Prize shortlisting, for his electro-oriented album with Boom Bip as Neon Neon (the first was for Super Furry Animals’ Rings Around The World in 2001). So it’s a nice time for this decadent combo-vid for the glitzy pop of “I Told Her On Alderaan” and the powered by Spank… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2008 - 3:41 pm

New Neon Neon (Feat. Cate Le Bon) Video – “I Lust U”

Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys has been a super busy animal this past year spending time as a solo star, bringing his Furry ones to Letterman, and collaborating with L.A. producer Boom Bip on an electro side project Neon Neon. Gruff and Mr. Bip have named their forthcoming Stainless Style, which is a pun. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 5, 2008 - 2:10 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we’d hoped to see); Pitchfork assembled a stellar bill at the Emo’s complex — including RJD2 (with… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am