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It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

In baseball, the five-tool player is kind of a bullshit concept, but it connotes a particular beauty. The five-tool player hits for power, hits for average, throws well, fields well, and roams the basepaths like a guerilla warrior; when the term “five-tool” is deployed, it implicitly presents these skills as equally weighted. As the greatest… More »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

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Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait”

Last week, Prince released a new digital single called "Screw Driver," and now he's given us another one. This one is called "Breakfast Can Wait,"…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2013 - 4:12 pm
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Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Prince Crafts On The Web

How would you decorate YOUR Paisley Crib? It would be hard, right? You’d want to make sure that everything was just so. If you were…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | January 29, 2013 - 4:43 pm
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Prince – “Screw Driver”

Last week, Prince previewed a new track "Screw Driver," which featured vintage Purple Rain rock vibes with a pop edge. Prince has now unveiled the…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 23, 2013 - 10:34 am
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Prince – “Rock And Roll Love Affair” Video

Prince's video for his new single "Rock And Roll Love Affair" is nothing more than a casual soundstage-performance clip, but it's worth watching anyway, for…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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Watch Prince Play Kimmel

Prince isn't exactly a regular part of the late-night TV musical-guest rotation, so Jimmy Kimmel Live! scored a major coup by booking him on the…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2012 - 10:56 am
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DāM-FunK – “17 Days” (Prince Cover)

L.A. synth traveler DāM-FunK has never been exactly shy about his Prince influence, but he makes it just a little more concrete today, covering Prince'…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm
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Watch Frank Ocean Perform With Earl Sweatshirt, Cover Prince In LA

Last night, Frank Ocean performed at L.A.'s the Wiltern for his Channel Orange release show. Today, some footage of the performance has surfaced, including cli…
Corban Goble | July 18, 2012 - 11:29 am
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Hear Hot Chip Cover Prince

Hot Chip stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show for a live session recently, performing tracks from their forthcoming In Our Heads as well…
Corban Goble | June 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Sign “O” The Times Turns 25

In a lot of ways, Prince's Sign "O" The Times, which celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow, is the last great double-album of the LP era.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2012 - 11:00 am
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Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am
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Evan Voytas Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U”

It's been a while since we checked in with L.A. multi-instrumentalist and experimental popster Evan Voytas, but he recently recorded this cover of Prince's "Nothing
Corban Goble | October 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm
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Max Tundra Covers Prince

"I couldn't find any paid employment this week," tweeted Max Tundra the other day. "So I recorded a Prince cover instead." Productive! It's a faithful…
Scott Lapatine | July 12, 2011 - 11:34 am

Robyn Covers “When Doves Cry”

Not so long ago Robyn covered the goddess Björk's "Hyperballad." Now from Robyn's session for BBC4's On Track With SEAT comes her take on the…
Amrit Singh | November 18, 2010 - 5:08 pm
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MMJ: NYC’s Coolest Cover Band Last Week

My Morning Jacket ended their five-night residency at New York's Terminal 5 on Saturday night. In addition to playing their albums and new material, the…
jessica | October 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm
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Gayngs – “Last Prom On Earth” Video

Yesterday we gave you Minnesotan Best New Band Gayng's cover of George Michael's "On More Try," a move I predicted a few months ago. But…
brandon | September 15, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Prince – “Hot Summer”

After inspiring the Vikings with "Purple & Gold" via a Minnesota Public Radio premiere, the Purple One also debuted the non-Favre track "Cause And Effect"…
brandon | June 7, 2010 - 3:23 pm
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Prince – “Cause And Effect”

Another Purple One premiere for Minnesota Public Radio, which we can ride with. Prince is bolstering his hometown indie's page view count by giving them…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2010 - 1:27 pm
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New Prince – “Purple & Gold” (Minnesota Vikings Fight Song)

It's common for networks to cut to celebrity faces in the crowd at playoff games like last weekend's Divisional round matchup between the Cowboys and…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2010 - 10:12 am
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Trent Reznor Previews Tour, Disses Prince In Fan Q&A

A few weeks ago, Trent sat for a crowdsourced interview with Digg's Kevin Rose. It looked like a success, but (surprise) NIN fanboys weren't satisfied…
Scott Lapatine | May 6, 2009 - 5:32 pm
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New Prince Video – “Crimson & Clover”

We've dissed Prince's graphic design (non)sense and draconian web presence and poked fun at his wanting to poke Salma Hayek, but the great thing about…
brandon | April 24, 2009 - 9:01 am
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