Tuatara is a band with a lot of pedigree: started by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, the Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin, Luna and the Chills’ bassist Justin Harwood, and saxophone player Skerik in the late ’90s, they’ve been consistently putting out albums of their rock/jazz fusion. We’re already heard “The Skeleton Getdown” from their upcoming new… More »
Tuatara, the instrumental rock project led by Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, will put out Underworld this year, a 20-song double album, their first record in six years. Peter Buck and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready both play throughout the album, and you can hear its first single now: “The Skeleton Getdown.” It’s a smooth, jazzy… More »
Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.
In the book… More »
Guns, seedy motels, and the Southwest are prominent in this video for “You Won’t Let Me Down Again” from Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s new album Hawk. More »
Lanegan does a properly slow, soulful, kind of blue take of one of his Gutter Twin’s classic Congregation songs “Tonight.” His go at the 1992 come-on’s from the forthcoming Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute To The Afghan Whigs, which includes a baker’s dozen of Whigs takes via Joseph Arthur, My Jerusalem, Zykos, etc. The idea for… More »
Over the years, across incarnations, Greg Dulli’s done great covers — from Björk to TLC to the Beatles and back. At the Gutters Twins tour launch at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, he and Mark Lanegan tore into Massive Attack’s “Live With Me” (which they covered together previously, on Dulli project Twilight Singers’ Stitch In Time… More »
That’s it, we’re calling it: Hands are the indie appendages of 2008. Destroyer showed off his “Foam” ones in an advance listen of this March’s Trouble In Dreams, now the mighty Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli answer the call with a handy track of their own. Of course their turn’s about as dark as you’d… More »