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Win Old And New Pussy Cats

Back in ’74, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson went on a bender forever known as “the lost weekend,” a stretch of months starring booze, drugs, and the bars of LA. To commemorate their debauchery, Harry and John set a mix of originals and covers to tape, with Harry singing and John on production. Nilsson blew… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2006 - 2:33 pm

Save The (Pogues) Album

We’re enjoying Insound’s Save The Album (We Sell Digital Now!) site, where indie rockers including Tim Harrington, Bloc Party, and Devendra Banhart discuss their favorite albums. Walkman Paul Maroon and Decemberist Colin Meloy both sing the praises of The Pogues’ Rum Sodomy & the Lash, but we’re anointing Colin’s love vlog the winner, as he’… More »

By: Stereogum / October 16, 2006 - 6:10 pm

New Walkmen – “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “All My Life”

Stream two more tunes from the Walkmen’s track-for-track remake of Harry Nilsson?s Pussy Cats here. Walkmen covering Nilsson covering Dylan … pretty cool.

The album’s out next month, and according to a note posted yesterday at, it comes with a “movie/art piece”:9/05/06

Greetings everyone.

We’ll finally make it to Australia… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 6, 2006 - 10:43 am

New Walkmen – “Many Rivers To Cross”

A few months back, we gave you a heads up about the Walkmen’s song-for-song take on Harry Nilsson?s John Lennon-produced Pussy Cats. The tribute was the last album produced at Marcata Studios before it shut down this spring.

Via AMG:The relationship between Harry Nilsson and John Lennon is legendary. They were notorious booze hound… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 11, 2006 - 2:16 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some serious heat and humidity. Whether that’s a testament to the awesome lineup or the show-going tenacity of hipster nation, we heard the weekend was well run and chock-full of indie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2006 - 1:45 am

New Walkmen – “Brandy Alexander”

The new Walkmen, A Hundred Miles Off, is a mix of the best of Bows & Arrows and Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. Growing on us more each day … could it be their “make it big” album? (No Wham! analogy intended.)

The Walkmen – “Brandy Alexander” (MP3 Link Expired)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 12, 2006 - 3:47 pm

Band To Watch: John Lennon & Friends

With fan death threats against Lindsay Lohan, impersonators performing at TomKat’s wedding, and the cover of Rolling Stone #1000, the Beatles are back in buzzness.

Mike Skinner’s sad dad eulogy “Never Went To Church” borrows a lot from “Let It Be”…

The Streets – “Never Went To Church” (MP3 Link Expired)

…but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2006 - 2:02 pm

The Walkmen @ Skylight Studios, NYC 4/20/06

Mark your calendars, kids: 5/23 is the release date for The Walkmen’s third full length, A Hundred Miles Off. Last night Skylight Studios played host to the Filter Magazine Music Appreciation Party, a mix of free booze and industry schmooze. But where I come from — and aside from a blazing Duke Spirit opening set… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 21, 2006 - 12:28 pm

Guilt-Free Indie XMas

So many great indie rock Christmas mixes from The Cool Kids™ this month. You’re probably drowning in Sufjan carols, roasting chestnuts by an Arcade Fire, etc…

But if you wanna be nice (Santa doesn’t give Nanos to naughty bloggers) here are free holiday sounds from bands we like:

Hem – “Have Yourself AMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 20, 2005 - 12:36 am

Pitchfork’s 50 Best Singles Of 2004

From here

50: Johnny Boy “You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve”
49: The Von Bondies “C’mon C’mon”
48: Estelle “1980”
47: Xiu Xiu “I Love the Valley OH!”
46: Justus Köhncke Zwei Photonen EP
45: Ratatat “17 Years”
44: Mclusky “She Will Only Bring You Happiness”… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2004 - 10:42 am

This Week In Digital Downloads

If you missed Royal City’s cover of “Is This It,” Largehearted Boy will hook you up.

Meanwhile, Newflux has a killer new Walkmen song.

And – sorry to underestimate the musical taste of my readers – but if you happen to be into the Offspring, you can download the whole new album at… More »

By: Stereogum / December 9, 2003 - 11:32 am
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