Streets' Mike Skinner Launches The Dot
We announced the forthcoming Radio 1 Established 1967 comp last week via Lily Allen’s Pretenders remake. Now we have Mike Skinner sounding a bit like Kermit the Frog in his piano man cover of Elton John’s “Your Song.” The comp’s not out yet, but you can hear the tune at the Streets’s MySpace. It’s pretty… More »
The Twang haven’t found much love stateside, but our NME subscriptions indicate they are VERY IMPORTANT! Though the band’s “swaggering, big-hearted mischief” struck us as a tad sappy on first listen a few months ago, they’ve put out a remix of “Either Way” with Mike Skinner which of course has us listening. More »
But first you have to talk shit about the Dresden Dolls, Streets or Sufjan. Posted Monday on Mr. Folds’s MySpace blog:speaking of neediness in music or lack thereof… amanda of the dresden dolls, my new favorite band of all time, mentioned that she felt many people thought their music was TOO needy. hmmm… i told… More »
For its 25th birthday, MTV has solicited the help of the Streets and director Alastair Siddons to create a 20-minute music video and dethrown the King of Pop’s 13-minute clip for “Thriller” as longest … video … ever. (As if anyone was clamoring for one.)
Hey kids. Lots of craziness since my last Bonnaroo update. Let’s start with Friday afternoon. A press conference with Jim James, Lewis Black, Ben Folds, Robert Randolph and Jack from Steel Train featured lots of left-field questions (i.e., “What’s your stance on stem cell reserarch?”), but Lewis Black was hilarious. (And Ben Folds is so… More »
Stereogum knows you’ve heard it already, so here’s another cut to whet your appetite.
The Streets – “Two Nations” (MP3 Link Expired)… More »
We actually thought ahead to buy tickets to tonight’s Franz Ferdinand/Futureheads gig at Rothko, but they’re at will call under Cara’s name. And Cara’s in Toronto on business! Oh well. I have her kitten hostage, so she’ll have to make it up to me.