Now Take Them Out, Devils: Beck Wrangles Over 160 Musicians for Maximalist Bowie Cover

Written by Simon Lazarus Vasta on . Posted in Music, Uncategorized

Since the release of 2008’s astoundingly mediocre Modern Guilt, Beck has all but stepped away from conventional rockstardom. He’s spent the past few years on idiosyncratic projects like the Record Club,  a collaboration with such luminaries as Annie Clark, Angus Andrews, Devendra Banhart, Thurston Moore, Jeff Tweedy, and, uh, Giovanni Ribisi. Beck assembled these Superfriends of [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: My Bloody Valentine Released First Album in 22 Years—It’s Awesome

Written by Simon Lazarus Vasta on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

My_Bloody_Valentine_-_MBV Last Saturday, while the Internet was busy minding its own business, the My Bloody Valentine Facebook page issued this short missive: “We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening. We will make an announcement as soon as its up.” Then, at 23:58 Greenwich Mean Time, www.mybloodyvalentine.org burst into existence, accompanied by m [&hellip
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Top Ten EPs of 2012

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

Top-Ten-EPs-of-2012600 By Ben Kessler The Best in Order of Preference 1. “Late,” Florrie 2. “Super Ultra,” Charli XCX 3. “Cold Summer,” CJ Hilton 4. “Warrior,” Queen of Hearts 5. “Skitszo Pt. 1,” Colette Carr 6. “Iconic,” Icona Pop 7. “True,” Solange 8. “Cityswitch,” SRH 9. “Ghost,” Sky Ferreira 10. “Against the Wall,” Kat Graham The release [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils’ Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (So Far)

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wolf27s_law By Simon Lazarus Vasta My Bloody Valentine, TBA (TBA) The music masses have been waiting for a follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s last album, the modern-classic-that-has-been-around-so-long-now-it’s-just-a-classic Loveless, for twenty-one years now. Many, myself included, had given up the faith, stopped chasing that particular white whale, and resigned themselves to crate-digging for early MBV obscurities. But [&hellip
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Cover Me

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

soundofthesuburb North London’s ‘Sound of the Suburb’ makes for a great Boxing Day gift The Beach Boys. Aerosmith. The Dave Clark Five. Following in the footsteps of some of rock and roll’s great five-member bands is the London-bred Sound of the Suburb. A self-proclaimed “high-energy band” from Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Sound has been spreading their [&hellip
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Maureen McGovern: Putting Our Hands Out in Time for the Holidays

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

Maureen McGovern It’s been forty years since Maureen McGovern launched to pop stardom, the singer admits close to the beginning of “Home for the Holidays,” the seasonal cabaret performance running through Saturday at 54 Below. That was when her first hit, “The Morning After,” the theme from The Poseidon Adventure, won an Oscar and earned her a [&hellip
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