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The stars of the Disney Channel’s early-’90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational level. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but even several generations of teen idols later, Britney Spears still feels like the surest shorthand for “young female pop singer,” and even… More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prince Song About Salma Hayek’s Baby Says Her Mom’s A MILF

The Nobel Prize winning Mexican beauty directed Prince's "Te Amo Corazon" video in 2005, but the two kept things professional. ("Salma is the most thoughtful,…
Scott Lapatine | April 9, 2009 - 12:37 pm

New Dent May Video – “Howard”

At first brush Mississippi's Dent May doesn't seem like the sort of dude to be sharing bills with Excepter and Beach House like he did…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2009 - 11:36 am

Prince Premieres “Ol’ Skool Company” On Leno

The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince may need lessons in graphic and web design, but when it comes to showmanship…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2009 - 2:43 pm

Prince Web Presence Leaves A Lot 2 B Desired

You'd think Prince would've mobilized the newer power generation by now, but the Purple One has always had a tough time going digital. In 1998,…
Scott Lapatine | March 25, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Prince’s MPLSoUND & Lotusflow3r Graphic Design’s So Terrible It’s Sorta Good

You can check out the offending art and read about the Purple One’s new digital download site (which launches 3/24), related L.A. live shows…
brandon | March 13, 2009 - 2:58 pm

Prince Preps Three Albums, Studies The Bible With Gay Friends

Three albums? Homosexual Bible studies? Prince you stole all of my New Year's resolutions. According to a 12/31 post on the LA Times blog, in…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2009 - 9:38 am

Hear Those New Prince Songs

When we posted Prince’s funky olive oil, email, and bragadoccio-filled “There Will Never B Another 1 Like Me” last week, we mentioned four guitar-heavy songs…
brandon | December 22, 2008 - 9:33 am

New Prince – “There Will Never B Another 1 Like Me”

In Prince’s new track, he wakes up, puts olive oil in his hair, checks his email and moves straight into the braggadocio. It’s not one…
brandon | December 19, 2008 - 10:18 am

Prince Has Some Thoughts On Gay Marriage

The New Yorker visits the Purple One in his home to talk about stuff. Prop 8 and Roe v. Wade came up. We sorta wish…
Amrit Singh | November 17, 2008 - 4:58 pm

Tribute Bands Take Over Letterman This Week

PopCandy lets us know that David’s booked a cover band for each night this week, starting tonight with Purple Reign (Prince) and then on to…
Amrit Singh | November 17, 2008 - 10:38 am

Prince Is Being A “Creep,” Radiohead Tell Him He’s A Loser

Prince covered "Creep" at Coachella. Most folks know this. That said, it's been difficult finding reliable footage of the Purple One's take on the top…
brandon | May 30, 2008 - 9:22 am