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By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there — beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they’re off The Bends or even something like “No Surprises.” First and foremost of those, of course, is “Creep,” from their… More »

It’s finally the time of year where there are more movies in theaters than I have time to see, especially in NYC with earlier premieres. That’s not a bad place to be, because a lot of them have been good and a lot of them have used music well. It was only once I’d finished… More »

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New The Smiths x Tears For Fears Mashup Is Surprisingly Great

Ever wonder what it would sound like if the Smiths and Tears For Fears joined forces? Well, a surprisingly good new mashup of "Stop Me…
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

If you didn’t make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Watch Tears For Fears & Reggie Watts’ “Bomb Song” Video For Comedy Bang! Bang!

Later this month, the comedian and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Reggie Watts will take over bandleader duties on new host James Corden's version of The Late
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2015 - 10:28 am

Watch Tears For Fears Play Their Hits And Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” In A Spotify Landmark Session

Tears For Fears have been covering Radiohead's "Creep" for years, but I don't think they've ever had it professionally recorded until now. The band recorded…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2014 - 11:06 am

Watch Tears For Fears Play “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” & “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” On Kimmel

Tears For Fears released "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" on their 1989 record The Seeds Of Love, and last night they performed the song on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels” (Richard Skinner BBC Session) (Stereogum Premiere)

Next week, the British new romantic duo Tears For Fears will release a massive six-disc reissue of Songs From The Big Chair, their enormously successful…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It’s just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company’s music festival.
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Matthew Dear (Feat. Tegan And Sara) – “Pale Shelter” (Tears For Fears Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

We just heard Tears For Fears add to their pile of modern indie covers with a take on Animal Collective's "My Girls." Now here are…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2013 - 11:01 am

Tears For Fears – “My Girls” (Animal Collective Cover)

We've heard Tears For Fears cover Arcade Fire and Hot Chip this year, recordings the band undertook to warm up for the making of their…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2013 - 10:56 am

Lorde – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Tears For Fears Cover)

It seems like Twilight is passing the torch to The Hunger Games when it comes to up-and-coming artists featuring prominently on their soundtracks. Catching Fire's…
James Rettig | November 12, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Tears For Fears – “Boy From School” (Hot Chip Cover)

A couple of months ago Tears For Fears shared a surprise cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready To Start.". It was recorded when Roland Orzabal and…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)

Tears For Fears' 2004 album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending found Curt Smith rejoining Roland Orzabal after an acrimonious decade apart. Since then, a series…
Scott Lapatine | August 20, 2013 - 10:22 am

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Premature Evaluation: Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak

After several closely monitored weeks of leaks, it's time to take a look at the year's most anticipated album that doesn't feature Buckethead. Given Kanye…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2008 - 12:33 am

New Kanye West – “Coldest Winter”

Kanye has totally gone emo on us: Strip away the Auto-Tune on "Love Lockdown" and "Heartless" and you have yourself a pop-radio dude self-deprecatingly singing…
brandon | October 17, 2008 - 9:25 am

“Literal Videos” Takes On Tears For Fears

As its name suggested, the “Literal Videos” series rerecords the lyrics from old (i.e. ’80s) music videos so the song ends up being about exactly…
brandon | October 16, 2008 - 10:01 am

Three Little Grizzly Bears

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard a good Clipse mash-up. Well, not since MySplice, anyway. Then, it was “Flaming Clipse,”; today, P4K’s got Girl Talk’s…
Stereogum | January 12, 2007 - 7:25 pm