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I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger’s “Animals” video this week, partly because it’s good on its own merits and partly because “eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader” is a way better look for Sean Lennon than “Cibo Matto bassist” or “guy in the East Village X-Large store waiting for… More »

Pretty much everything east of the Mississippi has been brought to its knees by this unforgiving winter, especially the hellstorm that rolled in this week. It’s hard to believe February is even now only half over — 14 days down, 14 to go — harder still to picture it ever coming to an end. Fortunately… More »

Yesterday we launched our new Week In Pop column, so it’s fittingly (if unintentionally) ironic that our list of the week’s five best songs is, for once, basically devoid of “pop music.” In fact, three of this week’s five best are decidedly, demonstrably, actual rock. Nice to have some loud guitars to help keep u… More »

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Wild Beasts – “Woebegone Wanderers II”

Earlier tonight, Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe co-hosted Jon Hopkins' BBC Radio 1 Residency, and he debuted an unreleased Wild Beasts song called "Woebegone Wanderers II."…
James Rettig | April 16, 2015 - 8:33 pm
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Darkstar & Hayden Thorpe – “Temporary Secretary” (Paul McCartney Cover)

Paul McCartney's 1980 synth bugout "Temporary Secretary" has long been regarded as one of the weirdest and possibly best songs of the man's solo career.
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2015 - 9:28 am
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Watch Wild Beasts Play “Wanderlust” On A Giant Old Pipe Organ

British art-rockers Wild Beasts' "Wanderlust" single is almost a year old now, but today we get to hear it in a completely different way. Thank…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 10:12 am
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Hear Two Unreleased Wild Beasts Songs In A “GIF-Novel” From Jameson

Wild Beasts have teamed up with French artist Mattis Dovier to create a graphic novel made entirely of GIFs. The project was created for The…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 6:47 pm
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Wild Beasts – “Palace” Video

Wild Beasts have shared a new video for "Palace," a track off of their latest album Present Tense, which was released earlier this year. The…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 11:04 pm
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Wild Beasts – “Palace (Foals Remix)”

British art-poppers Wild Beasts are into remixes. They dropped their Present Tense LP earlier this year, and since then, they've recruited people like Factory Floor,…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 10:29 am
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Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am
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Wild Beasts – “Mecca (SOHN Remix)”

British art-rockers Wild Beasts are about to release "Mecca," a grand and majestic song from their grand and majestic new album Present Tense, as a…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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Wild Beasts – “Mecca” Video

Wild Beasts tend to make good videos, and the British art-rockers have a new one, for "Mecca," a song from their powerful new album Present
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

Wild Beasts – “A Simple Beautiful Truth (Lone Remix)”

Earlier this year Wild Beasts released their very good fourth album Present Tense. We recently saw the music video for its "A Simple Beautiful Truth,"…
Miles Bowe | April 23, 2014 - 11:18 am

Wild Beasts – “A Simple Beautiful Truth” Video

Wild Beasts' great new album, Present Tense, was preceded by a pair of tracks, "Wanderlust" and "Sweet Spot," and now that the LP is available…
Michael Nelson | April 8, 2014 - 10:24 am
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Photos: Wild Beasts @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 3/4/14

Wild Beasts have been the source of an enormous amount of great music lately. Aside from their outstanding new album, Present Tense, there have bee…
Miles Bowe | March 5, 2014 - 3:20 pm
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Watch Wild Beasts Cover Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”

A ton of people -- HAIM, Angel Haze, London Grammar, Sondre Lerche -- have covered Miley Cyrus's world-beating tearjerker "Wrecking Ball," and there's a reaso…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 9:46 am
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Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust (The Field Remix)”

The just-released fourth album by Wild Beasts, Present Tense, begins with the pummeling synth-war of "Wanderlust," and the furious sentiment, "Don't confuse me with someone…
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2014 - 7:03 am
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Wild Beasts – “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

British art-rock greats Wild Beasts drop their new album dark, tingling Present Tense today and further prove that they're the closest thing to Talk Talk…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:20 am

Wild Beasts – “Sweet Spot”

Wild Beasts forthcoming Present Tense is a truly fucking gorgeous, spacious, sexy, dark record. If you're into stuff like Slowdive's Pygmalion or Spirit Of Eden-era…
Michael Nelson | February 12, 2014 - 7:12 am
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Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust (Factory Floor Remix)”

On the new Wild Beasts single "Wanderlust," frontman Hayden Thorpe memorably sings, "Don't confuse me with someone who gives a fuck." You can tell he'…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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