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Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. When… More »

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Mark Hollis – “ARB Section 1″

Mark Hollis, former frontman of British proto-post-rock mind-shatterers Talk Talk, has been more or less off the grid since the release of his self-titled 1998…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2012 - 9:25 am

Jason Lytle – “Tomorrow Started” (Talk Talk Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

On the new tribute album Spirit Of Talk Talk, a number of prominent musicians assemble to show love to Talk Talk, the great British experimental…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 10:39 am

Weezer Cover Talk Talk

Following in the footsteps of Shearwater, Weezer have their very own Talk Talk cover. When we were rounding up Red's b-sides, their version of "Life's…
brandon | July 2, 2008 - 9:09 am

Shearwater Cover Talk Talk

Shearwater hooked us into their new material with the lovely, melancholic, horn-threaded, feather-and-ambulance-themed lead track "Rooks" and now they've got us with the "Rooks" b-side…
brandon | May 15, 2008 - 12:38 pm