Posts tagged "Jon Wurster"

Split Single – “Fragmented World” Video

Back in April, indie rock veteran Jason Narducy -- he of the sexiest elbows in rock -- teamed up with Spoon's Britt Daniel and Superchunk's Jon Wurster to release Fragmented World, an infectious album of sunny power-pop tinged with lyrical sadness. The new video for the title track, directed by Joe Losurdo, finds Narducy o… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 12, 2015 - 10:39 am

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore” Video (Feat. Colin Meloy)

Bob Mould is a punk rock legend still bashing out remarkably vigorous and effective anthems. (My co-worker Michael says he's making the best music of his career right now, which is lunacy, but the mere fact that someone could think that right now is amazing.) But legend status and good songs don't necessarily guarantee a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 11:35 am

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore”

Bob Mould is such a veteran presence in indie rock that he was already an icon when the Merge Records braintrust, themselves veteran indie rockers, was just getting started touring as members of Superchunk. The two institutions are indeed merging for Mould's new Beauty & Ruin, and today they've unveiled the album's second single after… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 29, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Split Single’s Jason Narducy Has The Sexiest Elbows In Rock

Besides fronting Split Single (Britt Daniel's other other band), indie-rock veteran Jason Narducy is a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk and has logged time playing with Verbow, Robert Pollard, and Telekinesis. That's an illustrious career, and judging from the very funny new Split Single promo video, it seems Narducy has accumulated a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

Split Single Fragmented World Details

After a couple of years of touring with the Divine Fits, this seemed like the year that Spoon frontman Britt Daniel would get back to business with his main band. And maybe it is; Spoon do have some festival dates lined up. But in the immediate future, Daniel will be busy with yet another side… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

Superchunk – “Void” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin)

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for "Void," a song from their truly great 2013 album I Hate Music, features a whole lot of them. Director Scott Jacobson has assembled a cast that includes every possible alt-comedy fixture named… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver's "Prisoner" this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or Die music video. In the world of this video, it seems like people can just be John Denver in the same way some people on Adult Swim's excellent Children's HospitalMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty amazing video. Scharpling's video purports to be the lost 2002 footage that led Ben Gibbard to join Jimmy Tamborello'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben "Bucket Of Laughs" Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and the interview went as awkwardly as they usually do. Two thirds of the way in, there's an extended joke about how utterly uninteresting a human being Gibbard is. He ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

Aimee Mann – “Labrador” Video (Feat. Jon Hamm & Jon Wurster)

Last month, Tom Scharpling directed Aimee Mann's "Charmer" video, with Laura Linney as a robotic Aimee Mann doppelganger. That was great. This, somehow, is even better: Jon Hamm, actually playing Tom Scharpling as an oily huckster video director, proposing a shot-for-shot remake of the music video that made Mann famous: 'Til Tuesday's early-MTV classic "VoicesMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

Bob Mould Tribute @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA 11/21/2011

If Hüsker Dü or Sugar were before your time, do yourself a favor and dig up their old catalogs. Both venerable bands were fronted by Bob Mould, and an all-star assortment of music luminaries assembled to celebrate the music and legacy of Mould's vast catalog at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Britt Daniel, Ryan Adams,… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 22, 2011 - 1:48 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

The New Pornographers – “Moves” Video

The Best Show on WFMU's Tom Scharpling got the nod to direct the New Pornographers' video for "Moves," which consequently features some of the more notable Friends Of Tom in the Coming Attraction for a biopic based on the life and times of A.C. Newman (played by Jon Wurster) and the New Pornographers. Lots of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 7, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It'll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador's three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here's a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Progress Report: Superchunk

Name: Superchunk Progress Report: Wrapping up their ninth LP, Majesty Shredding, out in the fall. Recorded at Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina. Produced by Scott Solter. Superchunk never broke up or went on hiatus, they've just been moving slowly -- very slowly -- for the last decade, recording a handful of songs, playing one… More »

By: jessica / May 5, 2010 - 12:29 pm

Ted Leo And Jon Wurster Pitch In To Help The Best Show, As Should You

Tonight Tom Scharpling's The Best Show On WFMU channels its mirth and mayhem in efforts to raise funds and secure another year of listener-supported free-form radio. Friends Of Tom, Best Show regs, and champions of life Ted Leo and Jon Wurster will be on hand to make the pledge drive more comically musical (musically comical?)(more… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 2, 2010 - 5:27 pm

New Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar – “The Void” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've mentioned that even though Death Cab For Cutie love vampires in love, Ben Gibbard admitted he's never read any of Stephanie Meyer's novels: He has enough romance at home so he reads (and writes) about Kerouac leaving his. You had a chance to hear "These Roads Don't Move," a song the Cutie and So… More »

By: brandon / October 12, 2009 - 9:49 am

New Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23″

After Heretic Pride and the Satanic Messiah EP, John Darnielle's getting more Godly with the forthcoming The Life Of The World To Come, which features a 12-song tracklist made entirely of Bible verses. He's joined on the collection by Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, longtime pal Peter Hughes on bass, and Owen Pallett concocting string arrangements. More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2009 - 2:04 pm