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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 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
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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
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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 showmanshi…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2009 - 2:43 pm
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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
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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 LOtUSFLOW3R.com (which launches 3/24), related L.A. live show…
brandon | March 13, 2009 - 2:58 pm
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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, i…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2009 - 9:38 am
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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 song…
brandon | December 22, 2008 - 9:33 am
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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
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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
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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
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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 to…
brandon | May 30, 2008 - 9:22 am
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Love Is All Cover Prince, Watch Dude Masturbate With Magazine

Swedish post-punks Love Is All affix their implacable stamp onto the Purple One's "Darling Nikki" here, shifting the P.O.V. to female, ramshackling and distorting the…
brandon | May 21, 2008 - 2:50 pm
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Prince Covers Radiohead At Coachella

Sound issues plagued Prince's set from where we stood yesterday, and in any videos we found on YouTube, but hey ... last night was cool.
Scott Lapatine | April 27, 2008 - 10:10 pm
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Coachella: Saturday In Photos (Starring Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Death Cab, Kraftwerk, Portishead & Prince)

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Well, this was the best Saturday we've had in awhile. We started the day with an afternoo…
brandon | April 27, 2008 - 1:00 pm
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Coachella Lands A Prince

Yes, the Purple One’s been added as a Saturday (4/26) headliner, which means we might finally get to see that guitar phallus up close and…
brandon | April 9, 2008 - 2:56 pm
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Pitchfork’s Worst Album Covers Of 2007

Our friends at Pitchfork -- if there's one thing they know, it's how to hate with style. Today the point-lovers set aside their trusty numeric…
Stereogum | December 13, 2007 - 10:59 am
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New Prince – “PFUnk”

The capitalized “FU”‘s important in Prince’s new diss track, “PFUnk.” Remember last week when the Purple one was suing fan sites for using his likeness?
Stereogum | November 13, 2007 - 9:37 am
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Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

Vanity Fair went and put together their Top 50 film soundtracks, releasing the top ten choices today -- the rest will be out next month…
Stereogum | October 24, 2007 - 6:17 pm
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Justice Do The “D.A.N.C.E.” On Kimmel With Some Help From Rick James, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, & Rod Stewart

"Alright, this is gonna be weird," is all Jimmy can muster by way of introduction, which is really the most perfect opener possible to a…
Stereogum | October 10, 2007 - 1:03 pm
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Prince Triple Hits Minneapolis

Really interesting to see how the Purple One has reclaimed his legend over the past few years; punchline worthy as ever, but that's only for…
Stereogum | July 9, 2007 - 12:43 pm
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