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You know you’ve transcended to “legend” status when critics use your name as an adjective. These days, “Kate Bush-ian” is a shortcut descriptor (usually a lazy one — and one I’ve overused myself) thrown at any authoritative female singer-songwriter (Natasha Khan, Florence Welch) whose music harnesses an ethereal grandeur. And nobody deserves to be an… More »

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum family! There’s just a lot to like in this week’s batch, as you can see for yourself below. More »

To this point, I’ve lived a full and happy life without ever much considering the works of Ms. Kate Bush. I knew the singles, sure, and I had a general understanding of her influence on later art-pop spell-weavers like Bat For Lashes. I knew other people’s covers of her songs, which range from transcendent (Maxwell’s… More »

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Watch Wye Oak Play “The Tower” With The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Last night, the great Baltimore indie duo Wye Oak played at Baltimore's Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a local institution, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing behind…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Kate Bush Shares Letter About Her Live Comeback

Kate Bush recently wrapped up her much talked about string of shows at London's Apollo theater, which were her first live performances in 35 years.
James Rettig | October 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

DVD Release Of Kate Bush Comeback Show Seems Likely

A whole lot of people (myself included) were pretty bummed to be missing out on Kate Bush's first live performances in 35 years, which took…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Kate Bush Just Played Her First Show In 35 Years

Kate Bush just performed her first live show in 35 years at London's Eventim Apollo. It's the opening night of a 22-date concert series called…
James Rettig | August 26, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Watch BBC Kate Bush Documentary Running Up That Hill Feat. St. Vincent, Big Boi, Bat For Lashes

Next week, Kate Bush will perform her first concert in 35 years at London's Hammersmith Apollo. She last toured in 1979, following the release of…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Nite Jewel – “Hounds Of Love” (Kate Bush Cover)

"Hounds Of Love" is one of many Kate Bush songs that have been covered again and again; the most famous version around these parts is…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Kate Bush Asks Fans To Leave Their Cameras At Home

In the past few years, there's been a lot of talk about the cadre of artists who are asking audiences to put their cell phones…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” For A.V. Club

Every year the A.V. Club does its Undercover series, which begins with a big list of songs and each week allows a band to pick…
Miles Bowe | June 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush's 1985 single "Running Up That Hill" conjures a soulfully dusky vibe not far off from the feelings Wye Oak elicited on their bass-and-keyboards…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 9:45 am

Watch Solange Cover Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting” At Coachella

The big news from Solange's Coachella set came when her big sister Beyoncé joined her onstage for a giddy synchronized dance to "Losing You." But…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 9:32 am

Kate Bush Announces First Concerts In 35 Years

Kate Bush does things according to her own schedule. When she released her beautiful, confounding album 50 Words For Snow in 2011, it was her…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 9:50 am

Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) (2012 Remix)”

All last week, heavy rumors were flying that Kate Bush, a woman who never performs live anymore, would put in an appearance as part of…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Kate Bush – “Eider Falls At Lake Tahoe” Video

Kate Bush's "Lake Tahoe" is a near-ambient 11-minute piece of music about a spirit woman searching for her lost dog, and it's somehow one of…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2012 - 1:56 pm

James Blake, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey Up For Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK's annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Kate Bush – “Mistraldespair” Video

Even for a longtime iconoclast like Kate Bush, the song "Misty" is a true flight of fancy -- a thirteen-minute-plus tragic reverie about a woman…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2011 - 8:25 am

Kate Bush – “Wild Man” Video

The new video for Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow track "Wild Man" takes a two-and-a-half-minute chunk of the song and sets it to a…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Stream Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow

Though Kate Bush’s forthcoming 50 Words For Snow isn’t out until next week, a full stream of the record is available now. We’ve previously heard…
Corban Goble | November 14, 2011 - 9:17 am