Bran Van 3000 / Supermodel
“Akuma No Uta” & “Ibitsu”
5 variations on the rock band from the back half of this year. Capsule reviews and streaming links.
Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”. So close to the original, but that’s great, cos I’m not in the mood for any fancy interpry-tations.
Tom Petty was found in his home unresponsive this morning, he was in full cardiac arrest. It was initially reported that he was dead, but he’s still on life support. As Tom had a “do not resuscitate” order for his family, he is not expected to survive the day. :’(
In which the Guardian speculates on why women singers - who have dominated the pop charts for most of this decade - are suddenly falling off of the UK charts.
NPR presents The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women since 1964:
Transcendent audiophile potpourri from a year shrouded in darkness. Four records worth the time. Art by Paola Escobar.
Julianna Barwick starts to describe her experience in the male-dominated field of electronic music, but one sentence in, she interrupts herself to consider the ambiance on my end of our phone call. I live on the first floor of my building and there’s work being done on the street just outside and it’s producing a…
Merseyside’s Matthew Barnes created a 45 minute version of the Björk track. Alien alchemist weather patterns that draw a map perfectly the both of them.
The cats have learned that when Dr. Mrs. Hatrack goes to bed they get treats but they tend to extend that idea to include every time somebody goes down the hallway. Tonight it was WinnieTheWoot’s turn to be followed by the furry entourage.
Here’s a beauty by Norwegian singer Sigrid. The first few seconds sound like a blend of Lorde and Bjork, but she steps into her own thing by the time the drums kick in...and damn, do they kick in:
This song has been out for 2 months now, but I just heard it for the 1st time a few hours ago, and godDAMN! You gotta hear it!
It’s Friday, the weekend is here, so why not share some of your newest faves?
The KLF were best known in the U.S. for their early ‘90s dance hits “3 AM Eternal” and “Justified and Ancient” (the latter featured country legend Tammy Wynette singing about an ice cream van and a fictional Mu Mu Land). The masterminds of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, the KLF was but one of several names for their…
Contemporary torch singers. Video games. Hot guitars. Underground and mainstream. Pop stars and friends. A streaming mixtape and a best of list.