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Watch Ty Segall Play A New Song, Cover Neil Young & The Cars Acoustic In NYC

Ty Segall can seemingly transform himself into a righteous glam-rock god at will, but the prolific rocker can do just about anything well, and that includes intimate, stripped-down acoustic psychedelia. This past week, Segall went on a short run of solo acoustic shows at various NYC venues accompanied by Wand’s Cory Hanson, and it wa… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 11:06 am

48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

By: Brad Shoup / May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year’s One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in Mexico. (Here’s our report from last year.) Over the course of three nights, the band debuted three new songs that fans are calling “Big D,” “Compound,” and “Only Memories.” They… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

Cold Showers – “BC”

Shadowy, synthy L.A. outfit Cold Showers will put out a new record this fall, and today the first cut from the forthcoming Love And Regret surfaced, a moody but uptempo track called “BC.” Crystal Antlers guitarist Andrew King helps out on the guitar. Nab that and a bonus cover of the Cars’ “Double Life” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 4:03 pm

The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars At Reading

Last night, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker joined co-headliners the Strokes during their Is This It-heavy set at Reading Festival for a cover of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed.” Lots of bro-hugs abound. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 28, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts, however, that really excited us. So like he did at Bonnaroo, our tireless photog/artist wrangler Graeme Flegenheimer (with help from The Impossible Project) distributed Polaroid cameras and film to 23… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

Weezer Cover The Cars’ “You Might Think”

Weezer, who we last heard covering “Paranoid Android” for no apparent reason are serving up another cover song for the soundtrack to Cars 2. The song, appropriately enough, is a Cars cover, specifically “You Might Think” (their ’84 hit with the video you might think starred Paulina Porizkova, but actually starred Susan Gallagher). It’s a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 9, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Sample The Cars’s 1st LP In 23 Years

As we mentioned a couple of months ago, the Cars are reuniting for the first time in 23 years. Now we have more than a photo of Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson and Elliot Easton in a recording studio to prove it: The band recently posted a clip of “Blue Tip,” their first new… More »

By: brandon / October 22, 2010 - 9:50 am

Cars Reunion? Sure, Why Not.

Adding to the list of groups you didn’t know needed to reunite, the surviving members of the Cars are hinting at a 23-year reunion via a Facebook photo of Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson and Elliot Easton in a Boston studio. (Original bassist Benjamin Orr died in 2000 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.)… More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2010 - 6:31 pm

Songsmith Ruins The Hits

We’ve already established that Microsoft’s song composing software is the future of music and glow-in-the-dark towels. Check out these oddly compelling video examples revealing how the program handles some famous rock vocals. “Wonderwall” finally gets the off-key techno remix it deserves. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 16, 2009 - 6:28 pm

Scout Niblett Covers The Cars

The blonde-wigged Brit singer-songwriter Emma Louise (a.k.a. Scout) Niblett has once again wooed Steve Albini away from spending all his time with his excellent Italian greyhound long enough to record her forthcoming, fourth full-length — but while we wait for her next guitar-drum-sung LP, Scout offers a three-song EP to help bide the time. And,… More »

By: Stereogum / June 7, 2007 - 11:02 am