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My two favorite music videos this week were slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports full of squalid shots of slovenly audience members and slow-motion images of gladiators at work. So, a note to music-video directors: Make more slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports. It’s always awesome. Click below for this week’s list. More »

A year and a half ago, I had a perfectly lovely telephone conversation with Isobel Campbell, the former Belle & Sebastian member who has recorded three ultra-satisfying albums of Nancy Sinatra pastiche with Mark Lanegan. And during that conversation, I learned something about Lanegan that seems to throw this entire career into stark relief: He… More »

Name: Mark Lanegan
Progress Report: The songwriter talks about Blues Funeral, his first solo album in nearly 8 years.

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his music that Mark Lanegan is a man of relatively few words. Whether it be with his work as the frontman of Screaming… More »

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Ten Commandos – “Staring Down The Dust”

Ten Commandos is a grunge supergroup comprising Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron, Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd, Queens Of The Stone Age's Alain Johannes, and Off! member Dimitri…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 9, 2015 - 10:13 am

Mark Lanegan & Beth Orton – “Your Kisses Burn” (Marc Almond & Nico Cover)

UK label Heavenly Recordings is turning 25 this year, and they're releasing a few special singles to celebrate. They got relatively recent signee Mark Lanegan…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Stream Mark Lanegan Band Phantom Radio (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in August, we heard "Floor of the Ocean," a single off Mark Lanegan Band's forthcoming record, Phantom Radio. While Lanegan's trajectory as a musician…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 16, 2014 - 11:44 am

Mark Lanegan Band – “Sad Lover (Josh Homme Remix)”

Mark Lanegan is having a really good year. He's already helped out his buddy J Mascis by doing vocals on the new Sweet Apple album,…
Miles Bowe | August 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Mark Lanegan Band – “Sad Lover” Video

Mark Lanegan is arguably the owner of indie rock's finest haggard, smoky groan, and he released his old-timey covers album Imitations less than a year…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Sweet Apple – “Let’s Take The Same Plane” Video (Feat. Mike Watt)

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple bring together a lot of alt-rock vets on their new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, as evidenced on the…
Miles Bowe | June 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

Sweet Apple – “Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)” (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video + Stream The Golden Age Of Glitter

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple is kind of a supergroup with two members of Cobra Verde, one from Witch, and on the recent single "Wish…
Miles Bowe | April 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

Mark Lanegan – “I’m Not the Loving Kind” Video

This past week, Mark Lanegan released Imitations, his album of old-timey covers. The video for his version of John Cale's "I'm Not The Loving Kind"…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Martina Topley-Bird (Feat. Mark Lanegan & Warpaint) – “Crystalised” (The xx Cover) Video

Martina Topley-Bird has joined Mark Lanegan and Warpaint to release this cover for the xx's "Crystalised." You'll remember Topley-Bird for vital vocal contributions to Tricky's…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Mark Lanegan – “I’m Not The Loving Kind” (John Cale Cover)

Last year, we gave Album Of The Week to Blues Funeral, the last album from the wizened and liquor-throated former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan.
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Queens Of The Stone Age – “100 Days” (Mark Lanegan Cover)

Mark Lanegan, the former Screaming Trees frontman and current avatar of world-weary whiskey-dipped badassery, is effectively a part-time member of Queens Of The Stone Age;…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2013 - 9:11 am

Moby & Mark Lanegan – “The Lonely Night” Video

Moby and Mark Lanegan both do a ton of work with different artists, but it's still a bit of a surprise to see them working…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Hear Josh Homme & Mark Lanegan’s Theme For Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain and Josh Homme have been buds at least since Queens Of The Stones Age played the No Reservations holiday episode back in 2007.
Michael Nelson | April 15, 2013 - 11:41 am

Mark Lanegan – “Red Balloon” (Tim Hardin Cover)

Tim Hardin, most famous for writing "If I Were A Carpenter," was one of the less-appreciated lights of the early-'60s folk music boom, but a…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

UNKLE – “Another Night Out” (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video

Though it's been a while since the LP that "Another Night Out" was featured on came out, that didn't stop UK production duo UNKLE from…
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Mark Lanegan – “The Gravedigger’s Song”

The former Screaming Trees frontman and great whiskey-dipped American growler Mark Lanegan will release the new solo album Blues Funeral early next year, and the…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2011 - 11:02 am