We all made fashion mistakes, and we can forgive ourselves for having done so. Just make sure to burn all evidence that it ever happened. But it’s a different story if you’re a popular band from the 80s. The images of mullets, crazy overblown hair, and loud out-of-proportion clothes, will haunt band members forever. Remember guys, never forget.
Nick Zinner, guitarist for the New York indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has been taking photographs since he was in high school. Unfortunately, he was born with a mild binocular vision disorder, which means that he has no depth perception and sees the world mostly flat – like a photograph.
Lucy Taylor has a way of taking sorrow and turning it into something sweetly addictive. With her distinctive high voice and dejected lyrics, the classically-trained pop singer is setting out to woo us all. Time to Say Goodbye and Slow Love are the first two tracks to be released by her solo band, PAWWS. For […]
French outfit Phoenix recently performed a session for the website La Blogothèque’s long-running Take Away Shows series, in which the band perform a stripped-down rendition of their track, Entertainment, off their fifth studio album Bankrupt!. The video was filmed at dawn in the empty gardens of Le Chateau de Versailles. It was filmed with a drone, in one continuous […]
Restless as they are, indie musicians often collaborate with each other or play in more than one band. Paste Magazine looked at about a hundred musicians and came up with a chart that shows how they are connected to each other. Evidently they had a witty way of terming these degrees of separation: the ‘indie-grees of separation’.
AlunaGeorge is Aluna Francis and George Reid, an English electronic music duo from London. Their innovative mix of R&B and so called ‘futuristic pop’ makes their debut album, Body Music’, released in July 2013, great summer listening. George Reid has also done a lot of remixing, on tracks such as Mirrors’ Into the Heart and […]
I had the pleasure of catching Sealion at a local basement show last weekend. He is one of the founding fathers of the coastal Noise scene. Most of his equipment and ideas come from using basic micro-chip boards contected to frequencey nobs to create ‘noise’. This technologival equipment has been sought after by groups such […]
Sonic Youth shared their favourite tuna taco recipe in an 1996 article in Sassy magazine: ‘I lived on these tacos when I was a poor struggling art student in LA’. explains Kim Gordon. ‘They’re nice and light for hot weather dining’
My band Said The Whale has recorded a new album, and I think it’s our best yet. Writing for this record was incredible: I made myself laugh hysterically and I made myself weep like a child, and it was all the most rewarding and enjoyable writing process I’ve ever experienced. We tracked the songs over […]
Alongside Dizzlecciko, Animales Exóticos Desamparados and diaBlo, Mostro are one of the most interesting bands I heard during my three years living in Santiago de Chile. Mostro are Carlos and Jaime Reinoso, two brothers who make strange instrumental electronica with live percussion (think UK post punk band This Heat, Mount Kimbie and Jad Fair’s instrumental […]
We Are The City is a band from Vancouver, via Kelowna, BC. They break every rule of pop music while somehow making an entirely listenable record that happens to be one of the best of 2013. They are sinfully underrated, but tour relentlessly with a breathtaking live show, so they’ll be making a wider name […]
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently confessed to being “less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately”. It’s a welcome confession. Apparently he has been hammering away on Nine Inch Nails’ next record with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder. It’s now finished and, according to him, is “frankly fucking great”
It sounds outrageous, but the Full Metal Cruise, which recently set sail with the Mein Schiff 1 ship from Hamburg for a week, is for real. About 2,000 metalheads boarded the cruise to get their fix of late night metal karaoke, metal workshops, meet-and-greets and movie nights at sea — and also rocked out to […]
The Cooling Pearls make original folk that is sung and played with heartfelt honesty and warmth. Their sound is awash with violin, acoustic guitar, baritone, haunting harmonies, drunken poetry and a host of other musical trinkets.
I recently checked out the Canadian band the Arkells at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. The show was as good as the album. And it was like having a personal concert because the place was empty. I know that this was a rare opportunity; this band is going to blow up. I am still listening to their album […]