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Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. Russell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Scissor Sisters – “Baby Come Home” Video

True to form, Scissor Sisters deliver another high-concept visual for “Baby Come Home” following the imaginative clips for “Shady Love” and “Only The Horses.” This one’s more of a graphic design wonder, a fluorescent, shifting tapestry of characters. Lorenzo Fonda directed. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Josh Homme Makes An Informercial For Scissor Sisters Magic Hour

To date, Scissor Sisters have teed up two videos from next week’s Magic Hour LP: “Shady Love” which featured cute kids and Azealia Banks, and “Only The Horses” which featured platforms and horses. Both memorable, though neither of them gave Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme a chance to run satirical line reads o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Only The Horses” Video

Following up the memorable clip for “Shady Love,” Scissor Sisters come through with the sharp visual for Magic Hour’s “Only The Horses,” which is definitely a metaphor for something. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 19, 2012 - 5:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Not that many people released music videos in the first week of the year, though I can’t quite figure out why. The world is back at work, it’s cold outside, and we need flashy images to occupy our eyeballs this time of year. Do your job, makers of music videos! A few intrepid souls did,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Shady Love” Video (Feat. Azealia Banks)

It’s been a second since we heard from glitter pop specialists Scissor Sisters — they basically took 2011 off, it would seem — but over the weekend they dropped a memorable video for their new single “Shady Love,” which NME promises to be “the first pop stonker of 2012,” whatever the hell that means. The… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 3, 2012 - 9:10 am

Indie Rockers Respond To NY Legalizing Gay Marriage

New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2011 - 12:26 am

Artist Polaroids From Bonnaroo 2011

Festival photography is generally delivered from the vantage of the photo pits, and so we did, but this year we decided to present a more unique perspective on Bonnaroo’s sights. With the help of Graeme Flegenheimer, we distributed Polaroid cameras amongst some charming artists and told them to shoot whatever they wanted. In the gallery… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 13, 2011 - 7:28 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Scissor Sisters, Adele, Broken Social Scene, Suckers, and Fujiya & Miyagi. One thing I noticed about this week’s top five videos — they were all directed by foreign directors. I’m not sure why that is. There are also less videos since things are slowing down for the holidays. More »

By: jessica / December 17, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Any Which Way” Video

Ace Norton directs this video for “Any Which Way,” using his trademark technique of mixing in every day objects — plastic fruit, plastic cups, desk lamps — to dazzling, colorful effect. Also on prominent display: Jake Shears’s muscles and falsetto. Norton’s also directed videos for DāM-FunK, Darwin Deez, and She & Him. More »

By: jessica / August 12, 2010 - 4:01 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, Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, David Gilmour, and Primal Scream’s Mani. Pitchfork reports he’s also teaming with Roxy Music bandmates Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and onetime squabbler Brian Eno. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Fire With Fire (Digital Dogs Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Scissor Sisters used a 1980 Robert Mapplethorpe photo of dancer Peter Reed’s clenched ass for the cover of their Stuart Price-produced third studio album Night Work. The image says a lot about the group’s retro-Downtown in-your-face (and, sure, “greatest, gayest“) aesthetic, as does disco-dramatic “Invisible Light” (complete with Sir Ian McKellan narration) and anthemic,… More »

By: brandon / May 17, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Scissor Sisters – “Fire With Fire”

Aside from Jake and Ana’s high-stepping disco re-do of “The Sun Is Down” at Yoko Ono’s instantly classic We Are Plastic Ono Band event at BAM in February, it’s been years since we’d heard from Scissor Sisters. But 2010 has been a good year for Shears: As of this morning we’re two tracks deep into… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2010 - 9:29 am

Scissor Sisters – “Invisible Light”

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Scissor Sisters. So consider that album cover above — a 1980 Robert Mapplethorpe photo — a message to pay attention. They also debuted the first taste from their upcoming album, Night Work. Though the press release emphasizes that not all the songs on Night Work are electronic,… More »

By: jessica / April 13, 2010 - 5:10 pm

We Are Plastic Ono Band (Feat. Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon & Friends) @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/16/10

A hefty price tag accompanied tickets to this very special one-off at Brooklyn Academy Of Music last night, a mix of simple supply-demand economics and, presumably, underwriting costs associated with corralling these names under one ornamented roof: The reconstituted, radicalized Plastic Ono Band boasted a lineup of legends and friends of Sean Lennon to survey… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Mark Ronson Recruits Santigold, Scissor Sisters For Next LP

The producer’s next batch of authentic shit deviates from the Versions script significantly — no covers, no horns — for a followup due “May or June.” More at NME. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 3, 2010 - 1:06 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Jake Shears Talks New Scissor Sisters Album

A new LP from Scissor Sisters seemed imminent when the band started playing secret gigs comprised of 75% new material. That was October and it’s been pretty quiet since, save for random studio blips on site. This will change in March with the release of SS’s third LP and its first single, “a really epic… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2009 - 5:56 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the “network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war.” The pairings are mostly logical — the Hold Steady covering the Boss, TV On The Radio covering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Elton John Revisits Yellow Brick Road With Rufus Wainwright, Jake Shears, Ben Folds

Last night Elton John returned to Broadway to perform his classic 1973 double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road start to finish. The event benefited a number of AIDS charitable organizations (tickets ranged from $250 to $2,500) and featured an all-star group of Sir Elton’s friends: Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Jake Shears, John Cameron Mitchell, Jane… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 21, 2008 - 10:44 am
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