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Preview Feist, Brian Eno, Regina Spektor, Randy Newman Covering Peter Gabriel From And I’ll Scratch Yours

A while after we’d given up any hope of hearing it, Peter Gabriel is getting ready to release And I’ll Scratch Yours, the album of artists like Arcade Fire and Bon Iver covering his songs. (It follows Scratch My Back, the 2010 album on which Gabriel covered many of those very same artists’ songs.) We’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

Regina Spektor – “You’ve Got Time”

The latest chapter in the grand saga of the made-for-Netflix television kinda-revolution is Orange Is The New Black, a new show from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan about a woman who goes to prison. (It’s a comedy, obviously.) The show is set to debut later this week, and it will feature “You’ve Got Time,” a fast… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Regina Spektor – “How” Video

Regina Spektor’s recent videos for “All The Rowboats” and “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” were quirky, fun affairs. But despite flashes of old-timey animation and a scene where she appears to be wearing butterfly wings, Spektor’s new video for the breakup-driven piano-ballad “How” is something else entirely. It’s a calm and sincere moving… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 11:59 am

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week’s explosion of awesome, this week couldn’t help but feel something like a letdown in the music-video department. But there was still definitely some heat, especially in our pick for the week’s best video, one of the most beguilingly strange and inexplicable clips of the year. Weird anomaly: All five of this week’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” Video

Regina Spektor’s new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats has already yielded one video in “All The Rowboats,” and now we get another one, for the jaunty and bilingual “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas).” In the clip, Spektor acts adorable and weird in a fancy hotel room, playing around in a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2012 - 10:42 am

Watch Regina Spektor Play Colbert

Last night, Regina Spektor became the latest entry in an ever-growing list of musicians who have shown up on The Colbert Report. During her quick interview with Cobert, Spektor came off as being absolutely giddy, and it was pretty charming. And afterwards, she played “Small Town Moon,” one of the songs from her new album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012 - 9:14 am

Stream Regina Spektor What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

Next week, singer-songwriter Regina Spektor returns with her new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. We’ve already heard the early tracks “All The Rowboats” and “Small Town Moon.” And now, the entire album is streaming at NPR. To listen, click here.

What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is out 5/29… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Watch Regina Spektor On Letterman

Regina Spektor hit the late night circuit to perform “All The Rowboats” last night on The Late Show With David Letterman, where the singer/pianist and her band showcased some serious chops. “Is that for sale?” Dave asked the cellist, earning a blank expression. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012 - 10:29 am

Regina Spektor – “Small Town Moon”

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been away for a while, but her new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is coming out at the end of the month. We’ve already posted lead single “All The Rowboats” (as well as its video). And now you can listen to the florid, sprightly album track “Small Tow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2012 - 3:50 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The video I keep thinking about this week isn’t one of the ones on this list; it’s “Ill Manors,” from the British rapper Plan B, and it’s almost a month old at this point. The clip includes images from last year’s London riots, as well as a whole lot more footage that’s explicitly meant to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Regina Spektor – “All The Rowboats” Video

Regina Spektor’s new video for her very good new single “All The Rowboats” plunges her into a blurry aquatic dream-reality full of stop-motion animation and prismatic light effects. Adria Petty directs, which is notable because (1) she’s Tom Petty’s daughter and (2) she did Beyoncé’s amazing “Countdown” video. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 11:31 am

Regina Spektor – “All The Rowboats”

It’s been nearly three years since we’ve gotten a new album from incisive piano-pop great Regina Spektor, but she’s lately been promising both a revamped website and a new LP called What We Shaw From The Cheap Seats, recorded with producer Mike Elizondo and due sometime after the weather gets warm again. Today, we get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Regina Spektor – “No Surprises” (Radiohead Cover)

On March 23rd, NYC’s Irving Plaza hosted a Doctors Without Borders benefit concert to raise funds for victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Regina played there, and today doubles down on her relief efforts by releasing this cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer wishful thinker “No Surprises,” blogging “i LOVE them, and thank them… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 27, 2010 - 10:41 am

Tibet House Benefit (Feat. Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Philip Glass) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 2/26/10

This past Friday we sent Dominick Mastrangelo to the 20th Annual Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall. The lineup included longtime legends (Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, the concert’s Artistic Director Philip Glass) mixing it up with younger folks (Regina Spektor, Gogol Bordello, and the very young Tenzin Kunsel) and folks you might not have heard… More »

By: brandon / March 1, 2010 - 11:30 am

New Regina Spektor – “Folding Chair”

If you’ve been let down by Far’s more MOR sounding pair of lead listens, the somewhat spunkier and upbeat “Folding Chair” offers a measure of relief. Hear it at MySpace. Album’s out 6/23 on Sire. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2009 - 11:42 am

New Regina Spektor Video – “Laughing With”

What I think Regina’s trying to say in “Laughing With” is that no one laughs at god. Because she says it a lot of times. The somber piano ballad doesn’t tackle theological ontology with quite the same FM-oomph as Joan Osbourne did, but its weighty “life is like this”isms will probably register with the same… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2009 - 1:19 pm

Regina Spektor Brings Her “Blue Lips” To Jools Holland

After we posted the Jeff Lynne-sweetened “Blue Lips” a commentor said he was “dismayed” that the song — along with “Laughing With” — was “massively overproduced for my taste.” When Spektor performed the Far track on Jools Holland she stripped it down to piano and subtle string accompaniment. No rattling percussion, cymbal washes, ambient drones,… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2009 - 9:19 am

New Regina Spektor – “Blue Lips” (Stereogum Premiere)

A little over a week ago Regina Spektor was “Laughing With” us via fart jokes and a bummer of a song: “No one laughs at God in a hospital / No one laughs at God in a war / … No one laughs at God when a doctor calls after some routine tests,” etc. Looking… More »

By: brandon / May 18, 2009 - 8:55 am
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