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Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – “Brando” Video

The enigmatic experimental music master and human myth Scott Walker just teamed up with drone-metal wraiths Sunn O))) to release an uncompromising collaborative album called Soused. And now the choreographer Gisèle Vienne has made a “short film” to accompany its opening track, the berserk nine-minute meditation “Brando.” The icily precise, cryptic video is full of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2014 - 10:57 am

Watch And Listen To Scott Walker + Sunn O)))’s Soused Trailer

We recently received some actual details about Scott Walker and Sunn O)))’s upcoming album Soused, but there hasn’t been any actual music from the release. That changes today with a new trailer that teases about two minutes of music, and a look at the album art above. At first it sounds exactly how you’d expect. More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 21, 2014 - 10:46 am

Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Details

Earlier this month, 4AD announced that Scott Walker would be collaborating with drone metal legends Sunn O))). It was an announcement that made experimental music fans everywhere very, very excited (when the announcement came in, my Stereogum coworkers were treated to a series of loud expletives from yours truly: the guy who spent most of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 17, 2014 - 10:59 am

Scott Walker And Sunn O))) Announce Collaborative Album

Since Scott Walker traditionally makes music at a glacial pace, we’ve come to expect about one album every decade or so, which isn’t anything to get mad about when they’re masterpieces such as 2006’s The Drift and 2012’s Bish Bosch: albums that actually reward repeated listens over years. So it’s a huge shock to see… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 2, 2014 - 11:43 am

Album Of The Week: Scott Walker Bish Bosch

If you’re a regular reader of Album Of The Week, you know this space is traditionally reserved for and occupied by Tom — every Tuesday, he picks the album and then he writes about it. This week, however, he has asked me to sub in for him on the latter half of those responsibilities. Not… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 4, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Scott Walker – “Epizootics!” & “See You Don’t Bump His Head”

Last month we saw a tantalizing promo video teasing Scott Walker’s forthcoming album, Bish Bosch, and now we’ve got a couple full tracks to further whet our appetites. Walker just premiered two Bish Bosch songs, “Epizootics!” and “See You Don’t Bump His Head,” on Spotify. They’re a pair of haunted, skeleton-bare nightmares-made-sound. Listen. More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 7, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Preview Scott Walker Bish Bosch

It’s been six years since Scott Walker’s last album, 2006’s masterful The Drift, so it’s exciting to know that a new one is imminent: Walker will release Bish Bosch on 12/4, via 4AD. The album’s odd title has three alleged meanings: 1) “bish” is slang for “bitch,” while Bosch refers to the Dutch painter Hieronymou… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012 - 12:02 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a little context; a great album can communicate beautiful ambiguities with none. All you have to do is listen closely.

Even great albums and great musicians can benefit from… More »

By: Doug Moore / September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Deerhunter, High Places, Casino vs. Japan @ Music Box, Hollywood 11/1/10

Deerhunter is currently making the rounds supporting their texturally adventurous album Halcyon Digest. High Places and Casino Vs. Japan assisted in providing aural opening support. Photos above, and below is live video of Deerhunter’s take on “30th Century Man” by Scott Walker, live from Portland 10/28. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 2, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Stream Bat For Lashes’ Two Suns

If you haven’t yet, get a listen of Natasha Khan’s excellent Two Suns LP at MySpace. For those seeking collab tracks, “The Big Sleep“‘s got Scott Walker and Yeasayer bassist Ira Wolf Tuton is on “Daniel” an “Pearl’s Dream.”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2009 - 2:14 pm

New Bat For Lashes (Feat. Scott Walker) – “The Big Sleep”

Bat For Lashes’ excellent new album Two Suns has plenty gorgeous stuff on it. For instance, we showed you an earlier live incarnation of “Moon And Moon.” If I had to choose favorites, though, I’d point to those Chippendale drums and general windblown feel of opener “Glass,” the chilly, running-in-the-dark dance-floor love song “Daniel,” and… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2009 - 4:42 pm

Bat For Lashes Returns With Two Suns

Pretty much everybody went batty for Natasha Khan’s breathtaking, updated Kate Bush thing on Fur & Gold, and now the woman who wooed Thom Yorke, Mercury Prize voters, and a league of Donnie Darko fans has set aside the covers in favor of a full LP of original goodness. She’s lined up some worthy assistance… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Scott Walker – 30 Century Man

Last year’s freaky good Scott Walker record The Drift was his first in over a decade, and it isn’t for the faint of heart. The man’s had quite the career, morphing from your mom’s teenage crush as part of the Walker Brothers into an uncompromising avant artist — and he’s got some fancy fans. The… More »

By: Stereogum / January 26, 2007 - 2:18 pm