Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are the cute stoner couple who swear they’re just friends (and don’t even smoke down) and it’s totally true but I still want to believe the better story. To the joy of everyone who loves them both, they announced an upcoming collaboration called Lotta Sea Lice, due October 13 on Matador. … Continue reading Courtney Loves Kurt: Over Everything
Video: Spoon – “Hot Thoughts” They got around to making a video for the title track of their new album, Hot Thoughts, out now on Matador. Lots of footage from SXSW. “If you missed it you may now see it. If you were there you may now relive it.” Britt Daniel talked to Esquire about … Continue reading New Spoon video: Hot Thoughts
They say you shouldn’t trust anyone who doesn’t like puppies or babies. That’s kinda how I feel about anyone who doesn’t love Spoon. I mean…what’s not to love? Soulful vocals and witty lyrics; smart, economical instrumentation; beats and rhythms that make you DANCE; all peppered with hoots, hollers, grunts and groans that let you know … Continue reading Spoon: The Band We Can All Count On
Video: Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” From Hot Thoughts, due March 17 on Matador. Like a lot of Spoon songs “Can I Sit Next To You” takes a few spins to reveal its mysteries. Simple and supple, groovy and woozy, each sound placed deliberately in the mix, this becomes the soundtrack to … Continue reading New Spoon video: Can I Sit Next To You
Cat Power – Sun (Matador) The story goes that when Chan Marshall set off to begin the follow up to the very hard to follow up The Greatest, she presented her progress to a friend. She could tell that the new material didn’t grab her friend in quite the manner that she hoped, and after … Continue reading Cat Power – Sun
The album they should have made after Twin Cinema.
Garage rockers need to learn when to shut the fuck up. Hit it and quit it, yo.
Not all music execs are morons. Smart independent labels are doing great.
An intimate show in a small, private college basement in Iowa.
The first new Ponys music since 2007’s Turn The Lights Out.