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September 23rd, 2011
It was 20 years ago – September 24, 1991 to be exact – that Nirvana released Nevermind, the album that swept aside a horde of hair-metal bands, changed the face of rock and made “grunge” a household musical term. In this vintage and worthless (the band’s words) Musique Plus interview, done a couple of weeks [...]
September 14th, 2011
Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin has announced he’s recording a solo album. Though he’s admitted Doves are still alive and kicking, he’s begun working on what he describes as a “mad mixtape.” “I’m loathed to call it a solo record but it probably is,” he said. “It’s shaping up to be like a mad mixtape, no [...]
August 25th, 2011
Nathan Williams of Wavves has been signed on to score and compose songs for an upcoming new scripted MTV series. Titled I Just Want My Pants Back, the show is based on David J. Rosen’s novel and will premiere after the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. A new Wavves song called “I Wanna Meet [...]
Tags: Butch Vig, dave grohl, Dum Dum Girls, Fat Possum, Grand Ole Party, gross magic, I Just Want My Pants Back, Jon Stewart, Krist Novoselic, MTV, Nevermind, nirvana, Wavves
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August 24th, 2011
Although it’s still a few weeks until their second album, Portamento, sees a release, indie pop phenom The Drums are already talking about putting down their guitars for their third album. Speaking with NME, frontman Jonathan Pierce said the recent purchase of a vintage Korg PS-3100 synth has changed their musical perspectives completely. “I feel [...]
July 26th, 2011
Following their tributes to Radiohead’s OK Computer, Björk’s Post and R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People, music blog Stereogum has gathered a cast of musicians to cover The Strokes’ Is This It. Celebrating the rock’n’roll reviving album’s tenth anniversary, the tribute includes Real Estate doing “Barely Legal,” Owen Pallett tackling “Hard to Explain,” Austra attempting “Alone, [...]
July 19th, 2011
The September issue of SPIN magazine will soon hit newsstands and on the cover is Kurt Cobain swimming underwater in a celebration of his band Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. With cover text that reads “What Nevermind Means Now,” the mag has graciously compiled a free 13-track download featuring a variety of bands like Titus Andronicus, [...]
July 19th, 2011
The shortlist for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced. The lucky ten albums vying for the prize are Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, Disc-Overy by Tinie Tempah, The English Riviera by Metronomy, On A Mission by Katy B, Anna Calvi by Anna Calvi, Man Alive by Everything Everything, Good Days at Schloss [...]
June 22nd, 2011
Summer Camp selling homemade brownies and offering to write a song about anyone who pledges money to help them pay for new album… Guelph’s Memoryhouse to re-record, remix and re-master The Years EP for Sub Pop… Download the new Bodies of Water album, Twist Again, free of charge… Best Coast to begin recording second album [...]