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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 »

Yeah, it was Weird Al Week round here — from “Foil” to “Handy” to “Tacky” to “Word Crimes” to “Sports Song,” Al coulda claimed spots 1 – 5 on this week’s 5 Best Songs and no one would have disagreed except on the order in which those songs were presented. But we’re taking the Accordio… More »

Looking back, it’s actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It wasn’t cobbled together so much as it was a united front of weirdos that were obsessed with their own skewed vision of the past — AM radio gold sat comfortably… More »

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Vashti Bunyan – “Holy Smoke”

Vashti Bunyan will release the new album Heartleap this October. It will be only her third record since her debut in 1970. This one appear…
Miles Bowe | August 26, 2014 - 10:55 am

Vashti Bunyan – “Across The Water”

The cultishly beloved folk singer Vashti Bunyan has recorded a grand total of three albums over a 44-year career, and the third of those albums,…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2014 - 9:27 am

Vashti Bunyan Announces Third Album Heartleap

Not unlike Linda Perhacs, who had an incredible return this year, Vashti Bunyan was an artist who released her only album in 1970 with…
Miles Bowe | June 20, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Download Bon Iver’s 10 Best Cover Songs

On "Calgary," Justin Vernon's vocals lay in a cloud of gloomy synths and anxious electric guitar tones, suggesting a sonic shift from the grainy For
Scott Lapatine | May 17, 2011 - 1:41 pm

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

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie…
brandon | December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

New Fever Ray Video – “Seven”

After posting Crookers' amped remix and Martyn's shuffling take, it's refreshing to return to Fever Ray's original "Seven" in this Johan Renck-directed video. If you've…
brandon | September 9, 2009 - 9:52 am