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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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Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie…
brandon | December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Velvet Underground 2010: Moe Backs Tea Party, Lou Joins Gorillaz, John Revisits Paris 1919

Hey, what are members of the Velvet Underground up to? Lots, apparently: John Cale played all of his 1973 album, Paris 1919 at…
jessica | October 4, 2010 - 10:55 am

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – “You Won’t Let Me Down Again” Video

Guns, seedy motels, and the Southwest are prominent in this video for "You Won't Let Me Down Again" from Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan's new…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Mark Lanegan Covers Afghan Whigs

Lanegan does a properly slow, soulful, kind of blue take of one of his Gutter Twin's classic Congregation songs "Tonight." His go at the 1992…
brandon | June 8, 2009 - 10:18 am

New Bomb The Bass (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video – “Black River” (Stereogum Premiere)

After 14 years spent otherwise, UK DJ Tim Simenon revived his '80s-rooted project Bomb The Bass with the Future Chaos LP. The collection's benefited from…
Amrit Singh | January 21, 2009 - 9:42 am

New Gutter Twins Video – “Idle Hands”

Props to the Gutter Twins for harnessing the inherent "this makes me want to run around and blow shit up"-iosity (technical music term, guys) of…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2008 - 11:42 am

Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan Talk Internet Music Writing And “Snarky Hipsterism”

In an interview with Pitchfork today, alt-rock heroes Greg and Mark spend some time talking about the genre-sweeping stable of artists at Sub Pop, ofte…
Amrit Singh | April 8, 2008 - 2:12 pm

New Gutter Twins Video – “All Misery / Flowers”

The initial push for Dulli and Lanegan's Gutter Twins project revolved around shit-kicking love anthem (yes, there is such a thing) "Idle Hands," with the…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2008 - 2:54 pm

The Gutter Twins Offer Letterman Their “Idle Hands”

Dave shows his soft spot for good rock here and there, so we weren't surprised to see him tip his cap to Dulli and Lanegan'…
Amrit Singh | March 20, 2008 - 9:31 am

Gutter Twins Cover Massive Attack, Jose Gonzalez In Saturnalia Tour Kickoff

Over the years, across incarnations, Greg Dulli's done great covers -- from Björk to TLC to the Beatles and back. At the Gutters Twins tour…
brandon | February 18, 2008 - 9:30 am

New Gutter Twins – “Idle Hands”

That's it, we're calling it: Hands are the indie appendages of 2008. Destroyer showed off his "Foam" ones in an advance listen of this March'…
Stereogum | January 9, 2008 - 3:29 pm
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