The Walkmen's "Heaven"

Below is the new video from The Walkmen for the title track of their new album Heaven, which came out last week. The song basically sounds like every other Walkmen song. Which means it sounds fantastic. I got to see them live in the winter of 2010. A real treat, don’t miss them if you [Read More...]

A Little Friday Afternoon Harmony

Covering the Jason Mraz song “Lucky”, sisters Camille and Haley Harris come off as a really sweet and charming pair of young women with gorgeous, well harmonized voices: Wasn’t that beautiful? Okay, the ugly complications of politics are below the fold. Skip that stuff if you’d like to end your experience of these talented and [Read More...]

Shelley Segal on Her Religious Producer and Pseudonymous Band Members For Her Atheist Album

Kylie recently interviewed Shelley Segal who wrote An Atheist Album (which I very much liked and recommended you pick up). Particularly notable revelations were that the album’s producer was religious and that the band members, fearing for their careers in America, opted not to have their names listed in the credits of the album rather than [Read More...]

St. Vincent's "Cheerleader"

A new video from the incomparable St. Vincent: This is the closest to anthemic that Annie Clark ever gets and that makes it too relatively straightforward for her. What is here is good if there were something else, less direct also going on. The song feels half done, more like a traditional pop song than [Read More...]

Shelley Segal's "An Atheist Album" Is Very Good

Remember this catchy, defiantly anti-religious song we brought to your attention in October? Well now Shelley Segal’s An Atheist Album is available for downlaod and I have taken a listen to it and I am extremely pleased with it and can totally recommend it if you like the video above at all. I am always [Read More...]

Laura Marling and St. Vincent Release Spectacular Albums Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/13/11)

Seriously, two of the most gifted and groundbreaking women in pop music today are both releasing staggeringly good third albums of their careers. For the love of music stream Laura Marling’s A Creature I Don’t Know at the New York Times Magazine and St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy at NPR while you still can, if you doubt me. And/or support their amazing [Read More...]

Decemberists Play R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”

And it really sounds as though it was written for them. Just listen. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Who Could Heed The Words Of Charlie Darwin?”

The Low Anthem’s sublime song and beautiful video for their song “Charlie Darwin”: I had the pleasure of seeing the Low Anthem a month ago at the Jazz Center at Lincoln Center. They played most of the songs from their new album, Smart Flesh (due out in ten days) and their first album,Oh My God [Read More...]

The Return Of Beavis And Butthead

MTV has announced that Beavis and Butthead is coming back with new episodes. Pitchfork has a list of some of their best musical criticism on this page (scroll down on that page a bit to find the full list, excerpted a bit below): “Uh oh…I think this is college music” (during the Flaming Lips’ “She [Read More...]


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