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Peaches – “Bodyline” (Feat. Nick Zinner)

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block releases a series of free weekly singles from moderate-to-large-name artists every year under their “Adult Swim Singles” feature, each with a unique piece of cover art. So far this year, we’ve heard tracks from artists like Swervedriver, D∆WN, and Cherry Glazerr. This week’s single is from Peaches, the otherworldly… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / July 20, 2015 - 11:57 am

Watch Beck & Karen O Cover Lou Reed At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Over the weekend, the late Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Patti Smith introduced Reed, and his widow, the experimental musician Laurie Anderson, made an emotional speech in his honor. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Watch Patti Smith & Laurie Anderson Induct Lou Reed Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all received honors, and each got a speech and performance dedicated to them. Ringo Starr was inducted… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Pussy Riot – “I Can’t Breathe” Video

Pussy Riot have shared a video for a new song called “I Can’t Breathe,” which is dedicated to Eric Garner, who was killed by a police officer in July. “This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror — killed, choked, perished… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 9:07 am

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner — who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence — posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It’s pretty crazy:… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Damon Albarn’s Africa Express Pays Tribute To Terry Riley’s “In C”

Africa Express is Damon Albarn’s project that brings together Western musical luminaries (Brian Eno, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Albarn himself) with Malian musicians. Last year, they released the Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes album. And later this month, they’ll release their tribute to Terry Riley’s landmark minimalist composition “In C,” which Riley… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust Supergroup Head Wound City Reunite, Debut New Songs

Head Wound City was a mid-2000s supergroup comprised of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, the Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato, and the Locust’s Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian. The group released one EP back in 2005 and played only one live show together before dissolving. Last night, they reunited for their first show… More »

By: James Rettig / September 21, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Broken Bells, the duo of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse, will drop their sophomore LP After The Disco next month, and the two songs we’ve heard, “Holding On For Life” and the title track, promise bigger beats and slicker textures. If Broken Bells are now making something approaching dance music, then it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner Join Malian Musicians For Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

When he hasn’t been busy with Gorillaz, or the Blur reunion, or his opera, Damon Albarn has spent a lot of time over the past few years working with African musicians. Last month, Albarn took a week-long trip to Bamako, Mali to record, and he brought an impressive group of Western musicians with him: Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013 - 11:21 am

Fresh Touch – “Latest Style” (Feat. Damon Albarn, Alex Kapranos, Flea, Nick Zinner)

Much like Record Store Day, London’s Independent Label Market encourages listeners to buy music by offering limited-edition vinyl releases produced exclusively for the event in question. Tomorrow, the fifth Independent Label Market will convene — at Old Spitalfields Market in East London — and among the other goodies to be snatched up is a set… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Q&A: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs On The Making Of Mosquito And How Life In The Band Has Changed Over The Years

By now, everyone with a particular interest in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will have likely formed their own opinion to the band’s newly unleashed fourth album, Mosquito. Judging by early reviews, opinion on the record is interestingly mixed. The sound of a band treading water? A bold push in a new direction? A tepid attemptMore »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 16, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Jesse Harris – “I Won’t Wait” (Feat. Conor Oberst & Nick Zinner) Video

Jesse Harris is a longtime New York music-scene insider, and he’ll probably be rich forever just on the strength of writing Norah Jones’s “Don’t Know Why.” But Harris also has a career of his own, and his song “I Won’t Wait” features guest backing-howls from Conor Oberst and guitar work from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012 - 10:11 am

Stream Grinderman’s Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman’s remix LP Grinderman 2 RMX came out last month, and from that release we’ve already scoped Nick Zinner’s remix of “Bellringer Blues” as well as Silver Alert’s remix of “Evil” that features the National’s Matt Berninger. Now, we’ve got the whole set, which includes remixes by UNKLE, Josh Homme and A Place To Bury… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Canyons – “When I See You Again (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Late last fall, Aussie psych-dance duo Canyons put out Keep Your Dreams, and a cut from that album, “When I See You Again,” is now the subject of a Nick Zinner remix. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 20, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Grinderman – “Bellringer Blues (Nick Zinner Remix)” Video

Though Grinderman is no more, their catalog lives on in the form of March’s Grinderman 2 RMX remix LP. A while back, we posted a track from that affair, Nick Zinner’s remix of “Bellringer Blues,” and now that track has a black-and-white, surveillance camera-style video. Check it out below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 19, 2012 - 11:17 am

Amadou & Mariam – “Dougou Badia” (Feat. Santigold)

Amadou & Mariam’s new LP, Folila is out in March, and the record features a slew of notable collaborators alongside longtime cohort and producer Marc-Antoine Moreau. Theophilus London, TV On The Radio and Bassekou Kouyate all drop in. Today, we’ve got the first track from that record, “Dogou Badia,” a track that features Santigold and… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 6, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Grinderman – “Bellringer Blues (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Nick Cave’s career-revival wrecking crew Grinderman may be no more, but they’re still planning on leaving us with one final platter: Grinderman 2 RMX, which collects remixes, collaborations, and other fallout from the band’s second album. The LP features contributions from Josh Homme, Robert Fripp, the National’s Matt Berninger, and — most relevant to thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Santigold – “GO” (Feat. Karen O)

“People want my power, and they want my station.” The first listen from Santigold’s Santogold followup is a call to arms and a declaration and its credits read like the intersection of aural worlds and styles that was her last album (and, apparently, this one): Nick Zinner on guitar, Switch and Santi and Q-Tip o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 14, 2011 - 4:11 pm

Arcade Fire Return To SNL

It’s late Saturday night, so can we group liveblog this? The ScarJo/Arcade Fire combo bodes well. I’m told we should expect “We Used To Wait” and “Sprawl II.” Don’t hold me to that, “wait for it…”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I’m not saying that because building and coding this photo gallery (of shots by Abbey Braden) took as long as one would from a day at a festival (though, it did). It’s for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm
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