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Watch New David Byrne & St. Vincent Video

Nothing beats collaborations. When you combine the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and WERS favorite St. Vincent, you get an album that’s hard to explain (other than that there are plenty of horns in the songs). The two just released the video for their single “Who” off of their record Love This Giant.  Explaining the meaning […]

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are highlighting Art Garfunkel who has recently released “The Singer,” a career-spanning retrospective album. Growing up, I have to admit that I always thought that Simon & Garfunkel were, for lack of a better word, pretty lame.  That changed the first time I watched The Graduate.  Featured heavily on the […]

Throwback Thursday: “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

Throwback Thursday:  “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we will be playing a few tracks off of the forthcoming Nick Lowe tribute album Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe. Throughout Nick Lowe’s nearly half-century long career he’s pulled on many influences.  Part of what makes his music so special and versatile is the fact that it can’t really […]

New Ben Gibbard, Cat Power, & Lykke Li Songs

New Ben Gibbard, Cat Power, & Lykke Li Songs

It seems the end of summer has a lot of artists eager to share new music they have been working on. From indie staples Death Cab for Cutie to soulful singer Cat Power and the eclectic singer Lykke Li, there are a number of new songs that are waiting for you to hit play! First […]

Throwback Thursday: “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

Throwback Thursday:  “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ll be playing a few tracks from the recently released Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Produced by the same team as last year’s excellent Rave On Buddy Holly, this new tribute album is just as inspired.  It features some truly beautiful moments, such as […]

Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

With growing anticipation of a new album, Havoc and Bright Lights, due out August 28th, Alanis Morissette previewed some of the songs for a special, lucky crowd of a few hundred people on Monday night, according to Rolling Stone. Morissette started recording the album last October, and the first single, “Guardian”, was released this past […]

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

While popular and financially successful, Lana Del Rey is far from universally acclaimed. The singer has often been criticized for her weak live singing but has already made the next move in becoming an icon, modeling for the H&M Fall line. Modeling seems like a natural move for Lana considering the inspiration she takes from […]

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

In conjunction with the recent release of their album Swing Lo Magellan, which (if you haven’t listened yet) is phenomenal, Dirty Projectors are releasing a short film titled Hi Custodian. According to Pitchfork, who is promoting the release, this is the gist of what the film will be: Hi Custodian was filmed over the course of […]

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ever since Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For Cutie broke out in 1997, it seems he’s always busy doing something. The latest news coming from the Death Cab frontman is of a tour in support of his first solo full-length album, Former Lives. The album is due out October 16 through Barsuk Records. Gibbard will […]

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

A while ago, I reported on the suspected opening ceremony playlist for the 2012 Olympics. While the opening ceremonies were more of an abstract fever dream rather then the pageantry and pure unbridled extravagance that was Beijing, they had their own quirky (34 million dollar) charm to it. The closing ceremony, on the other hand, […]

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