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Earlier this year, Franz Ferdinand released the Covers Record Store Day EP, which features a whole mess of other artists taking on Franz tunes. One of those artists was LCD Soundsystem, whose version…   Read Story »
After bailing on the synth for a second there, Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields will return to more synth-heavy and acoustic arrangements on their newly announced tenth LP Love At The Bottom…   Read Story »
The song is Rocky Horror Picture Show classic "Science Fiction/Double Feature," and the lineup is Coraline crew Stephin Merritt and Neil Gaiman, backing up the latter's wife along with Moby, because…   Read Story »
Stephin Merritt's forthcoming Obscurities is what you'd expect from the title: The 14-track collection features "hard-to-find" recordings from 1994 (circa The Charm of the Highway Strip) to 1999 (69…   Read Story »
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 And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it…   Read Story »
Ever the hard workers, L.A.'s Bodies Of Water have offered up a pretty, spare take on 69 Love Songs staple "I Don't Believe In The Sun." To help you get your week started on a cheery note. It reminds…   Read Story »
Last June, the legendary New Zealand musician Chris Knox suffered a "series" of strokes. A few months later, we posted Jeff Mangum's cover of the Tall Dwarfs gem "Sign The Dotted Line," a take that…   Read Story »
There's nothing like an unplugged Ben Gibbard set to remind you that the man has refined a signature style of storytelling. And there's nothing like an unplugged Ben Gibbard unveiling his cover of…   Read Story »
The chamber folk of the Magnetic Fields latest, Realism, was the center point for a two-hour seated affair at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Saturday night. It was the night before Valentine's Day,…   Read Story »
The new Magnetic Fields' documentary, which took Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara (also of Chickfactor, Black Tambourine fans) 10 years to make, should be a good one. There are the requisite talking heads…   Read Story »