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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 »

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 »

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Primal Scream – “Where The Light Gets In” (Feat. Sky Ferreira)

Primal Scream have teamed up with Sky Ferreira for "Where The Light Gets In," the first single from their upcoming new album Chaosmosis. It's a…
James Rettig | February 1, 2016 - 10:18 am

Primal Scream Announce New Album Chaosmosis

Primal Scream have just announced the release of a new album, the follow-up to 2013's More Light. It's called Chaosmosis, is the UK group's 11th…
James Rettig | December 7, 2015 - 1:35 pm

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…
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…
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,…
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"
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2013 - 3:04 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…
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…
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…
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…
Hardeep Phull | July 2, 2012 - 10:02 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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2009 - 10:03 am