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Watch Sky Ferreira Debut New Material & Cover Hole’s “Asking For It” With DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith

Sky Ferreira debuted new material at the Belasco Theater in L.A. last night. She also brought DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith on stage for a cover of Hole’s “Asking For It.” Additionally, Ferreira told Billboard that she’s working with Night Time, My Time producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Justin Raisen again on her next album as well… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014 - 12:52 pm

R.I.P. Robert “Throb” Young

The Guardian reports that Robert “Throb” Young, former guitarist for the great Primal Scream, has passed away. Police found his body in his Sussex, England apartment on Tuesday. No cause of death has been reported, but police say no foul play is suspected. Young was 49. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Here’s The Tracklist For The C86 Deluxe Reissue

Last year we reported the iconic NME-compiled cassette compilation C86 would be given a massive reissue with an expanded track list. Now that full list, which takes the original 22 song compilation and blows out it to a massive 72 songs, is available. The expanded C86 will come with a lengthy collection of liner note… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Primal Scream – “Goodbye Johnny” Video

In May Primal Scream released More Light, a groovy, hypnotic album reminiscent of their music from the late ’80s. They’ve already released videos for “2013” and “It’s Alright, It’s OK,” and now there’s a clip for “Goodbye Johnny” designed and directed by creative director of Another Man magazine, Alister Mackie. The video resembles the Warhol… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / December 2, 2013 - 11:51 am

C86 Getting Expanded Reissue

It has been reported that the famed Rough Trade-released, NME-compiled indie-pop cassette tape compilation C86 is getting an expanded reissue on 2xCD via Cherry Red Records. According to the Facebook page for Cherry Red indie-pop compilation Scared To Get Happy, the tape’s original curator Neil Taylor has picked out the tracks for the new editio… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 23, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Watch Haim Sing With Primal Scream At Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Music Festival is happening this weekend in Pilton, UK. Haim played the fest, and also took the stage again later to sing with Primal Scream on “Rocks.” Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 30, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Stream Primal Scream More Light

Madchester originals Primal Scream have been switching up their sound from album to album for so long now that they’ve finally doubled up and returned to one of their older sounds. On More Light, their new one, they’re working a wearier, more elegiac version of the Stones-y boogie they were doing on 1994’s Give OutMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Q&A: Primal Scream Frontman Bobby Gillespie On His Band’s Excellent New Album, The Legacy Of Screamadelica, And The Sad State Of Music In 2013

Of all the UK bands to make it big throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, Primal Scream may very well be remembered as one of the weirdest — and the most doggedly persistent. It’s easy to forget that the band had been together for the better part of a decade before 1991’s acid rock masterpiece… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 13, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Primal Scream – “It’s Alright, It’s OK” Video

The strummy, Stonesy, gospel-inflected “It’s Alright, It’s OK” is the best new Primal Scream song in many years, and its new video, from directors Douglas Hart and Ben Crook really runs with the whole retro thing, mixing black-and-white footage of the band playing with ancient B-roll images from a Vietnam-era city street. The guys i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 9:25 am

Primal Scream – “It’s Alright, It’s OK”

Veteran Scottish drug-rockers Primal Scream have a new album called More Light coming out soon, and we’ve already posted their confrontational “2013” video. But the second of the album’s tracks they’ve shared, “It’s Alright, It’s OK,” takes the band completely out of the snarly garage-rock thing they’ve been working lately and pushes them back into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Primal Scream – “2013” Video

Primal Scream’s tenth album More Light is out this spring, and today we get a listen to an edit of its first single “2013” (the album version is nine minutes long). The track’s arty video features some unsettling slow motion shots of threaded moths, rope bondage, and a woman convulsing on an operating table. The… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 18, 2013 - 9:28 am

The Stone Roses Reunion In Manchester: A Review

16 years after the nightmare that was their Reading 1996 performance, the Stone Roses resurrected the British indie dream this weekend with a trio of hometown shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park. The legendary band drew a line under some well-documented internal acrimony last year and after a trot around various European festivals, they finally brought… More »

By: Hardeep Phull / July 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

Optimus Alive! 2011 In Photos

Optimus Alive! went down in Passeio Marítimo de Alges in Portugal over the weekend. Headliners included Coldplay and Jane’s Addiction. The riverside fest had a nice mix of nostalgia (Stooges, Blondie) and fresh electronic sounds (James Blake, Duck Sauce) too, but while Primal Scream got to play Screamadelica front to back, the Pretty Reckless didn’t… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2011 - 1:52 pm

CSS – “Hits Me Like A Rock” (Feat. Bobby Gillespie)

The first single from CSS’s third album La Liberación will probably hit you more like a warm breeze. The track’s “a song about another song … about the power of music to date our lives,” according to frontwoman Lovefoxxx. To aid in that dating, it features the nostalgic vocals of Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. Lovefoxxx… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Jonny Greenwood, Flea, Roxy Music (Including Brian Eno!) Join Bryan Ferry On New Album

Bryan Ferry’s forthcoming “solo” album Olympia finds the Roxy Music frontman collaborating with Radiohead classicist Jonny Greenwood, Red Hot Chili Pepper/Atoms For Peace bassist Flea, Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, David Gilmour, and Primal Scream’s Mani. Pitchfork reports he’s also teaming with Roxy Music bandmates Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and onetime squabbler Brian Eno. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here’s the promised “alternative” to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has shifted on to how the womens’ skiing team are actually jealous about the amount of media exposure each other are getting, or whatever, Haiti remains pretty asunder. The opening shot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Primal Scream @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 3/16/09

Last night in Los Angeles, Primal Scream kicked off their first set of shows on this side of the Atlantic in a good while. They’re here ostensibly to promote their now, via the Björn Yttling (of PB&J) produced Beautiful Future, but the setlist catered to those who’d been waiting all these years for a look… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2009 - 10:03 am

Primal Scream Stream New Single, Cover Hawkwind

Legendary Scottish crew Primal Scream are about to release their ninth studio album, Beautiful Future. It includes tracks produced by Peter, Björn & John’s Björn Yttling and bigwig Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Babyshambles, Kate Nash, the Futureheads, etc.) and collaborations with Lovefoxx of CSS, Josh Homme, and Linda Thompson. You can stream the Scream’s swarming,… More »

By: brandon / June 11, 2008 - 10:11 am

New Freebass – “I Envy Us”

So looks like Freebass, the bass-y trio of New Order four-stringer Peter Hook, the Smith’s low-end man Andy Rourke, and ex-Stone Roses/current-Primal Scream thunder-sticker Gary “Mani” Mounfield are slapping ‘n’ picking their way closer to a debut. Hook recently told Billboard to possibly expect it before Christmas: Guess he has more time since New Order… More »

By: Stereogum / September 7, 2007 - 7:13 pm
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