RIP Joe Cocker

The Sheffield singer - best known to 80s kids as the guy who sang the Wonder Years theme tune With A Little Help From My Friends - has died at 70. Little background to how the reruns couldn't afford his amazing version here on Quartz


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Wilco - What's Your 20?

Wilco have clocked up an impressive 20 years since their first gig in 1994, as The Black Shampoo. For their 20th anniversary, they are relased a retrospective best-of, plus a 4 disc set of rarities. Out in the UK on Dec 1st.

Epic timeline below.


• May 1, 1994 - Uncle Tupelo performs its last show as a band at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, MO.

• May 1994 - After Uncle Tupelo's split, Jeff Tweedy, Max Johnston, Ken Coomer and John Stirratt carry on as Wilco. Factoid #1: Before arriving at Wilco as the band's name, they considered calling themselves "National Dust."

• August 1994 - The sessions for what would become Wilco's debut album, A.M. begin with Brian Paulson as producer for Reprise Records. (Paulson handled similar duties for Uncle Tupelo's final album, Anodyne.) The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman, formerly a guitar tech for Uncle Tupelo, plays lead guitar on the album (and clinking bottles on "Casino Queen"). Jay Bennett joins the band after recording finishes.

• September 13, 1994 - The first released Wilco recording, a collaboration with Syd Straw on the Ernest Tubb song "The T.B. is Whipping Me," debuts on the benefit album Red, Hot + Country.

• November 17, 1994 - Performing as "Black Shampoo," Wilco make its live debut at Cicero's in St. Louis, MO.

• March 28, 1995 - Wilco releases A.M., touring extensively behind it.

• October 29, 1996 - The double-disc Being There is released. Bob Egan joins the band
during recording, while Max Johnston leaves afterwards.

• November 1997 - The band spends a week at Willie Nelson's Texas studio Pedenales
working on demos for songs that would eventually appear on Summerteeth.

• December 1997 - The band take occupancy of The Loft, the Chicago space that they
record and practice in to this day.

• January 1998 - Mermaid Avenue recording sessions begin in Dublin with
singer/songwriter Billy Bragg after a trial run in Chicago the month before. The album
brings to life previously unrecorded lyrics by Woody Guthrie.

• June 23, 1998 - Mermaid Avenue is released and eventually nominated for a GRAMMY
in the category of Best Contemporary Folk album. Bob Egan leaves the band and Leroy
Bach joins.

• March 9, 1999 - Summerteeth is released, taking another jump ahead of expectations.
More songs are recorded for eventual inclusion on Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2.

• January 9, 2000 – The band’s last show at Lounge Ax, the late, great Chicago music
venue co-owned by Tweedy's wife Sue Miller Tweedy and Julia Adams.

• May 30, 2000 - Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2 debuts, featuring new Guthrie songs from Wilco
as well as others by the band and Bragg that didn't make the first record.

• January 2001 - Coomer leaves the band not long before cameras begin rolling on Sam Jones' documentary about Yankee Hotel Foxtrot's recording. Glenn Kotche, who had begun working with Tweedy on side projects and live shows, joins.

• June/July 2001 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is turned in to Reprise Records and initially met with dismay and silence. Management begins a delicate back and forth with the label to extricate the band from its recording contract. The band eventually leaves Reprise with the album, no strings attached, to shop around elsewhere.

• July 4, 2001 – Wilco headlines WXPN’s Fourth of July concert in Chicago's Grant Park; unbeknownst to anyone at the time, this will be Jay Bennett’s last show with the band.

• August 16, 2001 - Jay Bennett leaves Wilco.

• September 10, 2001 - Scott McCaughey visits Chicago and enlists Wilco to back him up
on the latest album by his project The Minus 5. The album, titled Down With Wilco, is
released on Yep Roc Records on February 25, 2003.

• September 18, 2001 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot begins streaming for free on,
a practice the band also employs on future recordings. Tour plans are made featuring Tweedy, Stirratt, Kotche and Bach, re-configuring the band’s live performance in the wake of Bennett's departure.

• April 23, 2002 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot arrives in stores via Nonesuch Records. The album goes on to be certified Gold (sales in excess of 500,000) by the RIAA and remains to this day the band’s best-selling album.

• July 26, 2002 – Sam Jones' documentary on the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, entitled I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, opens in select theaters. Also that year, Mikael Jorgensen begins working with the band, first in the capacity of sound mixer, later adding keyboardist to his duties.

• November 2003 - Work begins in New York City on A Ghost Is Born with producer Jim O'Rourke.

• January 28, 2004 - Leroy Bach's departure is announced.

• March 4, 2004 - Pat Sansone and Nels Cline join the band.

• April 2004 – Tweedy enters rehab to treat an addition to painkillers; A Ghost is Born
release is delayed.

• May 19, 2004 - The first live performance with the new lineup (which is now Tweedy,
Stirratt, Kotche, Jorgensen, Cline & Sansone) debuts at Otto's in Dekalb, IL. The lineup
remains current.

• June 15, 2004 - Greg Kot's bio on the band, Learning How To Die, hits bookstores.

• June 21, 2004 - A Ghost is Born is released. Factoid #2: Alternate title considered: Wilco

• November 2, 2004 - The band releases The Wilco Book, capturing Wilco in pictorial, literary and musical form.

• December 31, 2004 – Wilco headlines Madison Square Garden, sharing a bill with Sleater-Kinney and The Flaming Lips. They close the show, in their pajamas, with a post- midnight covers-set including “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

• February 13, 2005 – A Ghost is Born wins Best Alternative Music Album at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

• November 15, 2005 - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago, the band's first live album, is released, featuring tracks recorded over the course of four shows at Chicago’s Vic Theater.

• May 15, 2007 - The first studio album to feature Cline and Sansone, Sky Blue Sky, is released. It debuts at #4 on the Billboard charts and is nominated for a Best Rock Album GRAMMY.

• September 12, 2007 - Wilco performs first ticketed show at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The show is a benefit and raises more than $100,000 for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

• February 15 – 20, 2008 - The band plays every song from every one of their albums over a five-night residency at the Riviera in Chicago.

• March 1, 2008 – Wilco performs “Walken’” and “Hate It Here” on Saturday Night Live. Ellen Page hosts.

• April 28, 2009 - Wilco: Live - Ashes of American Flags, a concert film from directors Christoph Green and Brendan Canty following the band from Tulsa, OK to Washington D.C. on their 2008 tour, is released on DVD.

• May 2009 - Former Wilco member Jay Bennett passes away at his home in Illinois. A statement from the band remembers Bennett as a "truly unique and gifted human being."

• June 30, 2009 - The band gets meta with the release of Wilco (The Album) and its lead single "Wilco (The Song)." Like Sky Blue Sky, Wilco (The Album) debuts at #4 on the Billboard charts. Wilco receives a GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album.

• July 2009 – Jeff Tweedy appears on the cover of SPIN magazine.

• January 29, 2010 – Wilco performs Buffalo Springfield’s “Broken Arrow” at MusiCares
2010 Person of the Year concert honoring Neil Young. SPIN calls the performance
“brilliant,” and one that “revealed a band in complete control of its capabilities.”

• August 13 – 15, 2010 - Wilco kicks off the inaugural Solid Sound Festival at the
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival features band members' side
projects, as well as other artist-friends like Mavis Staples.

• January 2011 - The band announces the creation of its own label, dBpm Records after
their contract with Nonesuch ends. The label's first release is the Wilco single "I Might"

with a B-side cover of Nick Lowe's "I Love My Label," first released at Solid Sound
Festival. Factoid #3: dBpm had been kicked around as a possible album title for years.
• September 27, 2011 - The Whole Love, the band's debut album for its label dBpm
Records, hits the Billboard charts at #5 and receives a Grammy nomination for Best Rock

• November 23, 2011 – Rolling Stone names Nels Cline one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists
of all time.

• April 21, 2012 - Timed for Record Store Day and to commemorate Woody Guthrie's
100th birthday, Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, a vinyl box set (which includes the first two volumes, a third collecting unreleased songs, as well as a DVD of the documentary, Man In the Sand) is released. Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 3 is also released digitally.

• July 8, 2012 - Wilco plays largest headlining show (to date), performing to 15k+ fans at Chicagoland's Kane County Cougars 5/3 Bank Ballpark. The show coincides with the breaking of a Midwest heat wave that saw Chicagoans sweltering through multiple days of record-breaking temperatures exceeding 100-degrees.

• June 21, 2013 – Wilco plays an all-request covers set during the opening night of the 2013 Solid Sound Festival. Songs performed include Television’s “Marquee Moon,” Abba’s “Waterloo” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Tommy Stintson joins for a cover of The Replacements “Color Me Impressed.”

• June 26, 2013 – Wilco joins Bob Dylan’s AmericanaramA tour. The band welcomes several guests to the stage throughout the tour including Government Mule’s Warren Haynes, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter and The Band’s Garth Hudson.

• November 17, 2014 – Exactly twenty years to the day since Wilco’s first performance (as Black Shampoo) Nonesuch Records releases two Wilco collections: The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD, 4-LP/Digital box set amassing rare studio and live recordings from the band's archives, and the second, What's Your 20?, is a 2-CD/Digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band's previously released studio recordings.


28th Nov 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Pond - Elvis' Flaming Star

New album from Tame Impala cohorts Pond on the way in Jan - Man It Feels Like Space Again


23rd Nov 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Filmage - The Story of Descendents/All

The @Descendents documentary is finally out - an all-time CSF favourite band since they roared onto my music radar in the Santa Cruz skate film Street of Fire in 1987 ...though even that was after Milo got back from college.

Buy it now on iTunes (US) or direct from the film's website.


9th Nov 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: TV on the Radio

Pee-wee enhanced video up for Happy Idiot, from the new TV on the Radio album Seeds, due on November 17th. Also check out Careful You, where Tunde barely scrapes through the Chimpomatic no-singing-in-French rule-of-thumb.


7th Oct 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Blonde Redhead - Barragán

In a post-Napster world, it's rare when one of your favourite bands sneaks out a new album without catching your attention.

Blonde Redhead - Barragán. Out Monday. Listen to the full album now at The Guardian.


29th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Kodiak Deathbeds

New band from Black Mountain's Amber Webber AKA Lightning Dust - check out Kodiak Deathbeds. The band name alone should secure your hard earned cash.

Listen on Soundcloud.


27th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Brisbane 1982

30 years too late, but I've just come accross Australian social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis. Above is "At the pub, Brisbane 1982" - a photo which says so much of a time and a place. Below is one from a 1978 AC/DC tour.


26th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Real Estate

Old school high concept/low budget video for Real Estate's track 'Crime'. Watch out for the Blood-sucking-extreme-sports-enthusiasts.


22nd Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Tweedy

Here's a promo for Jeff Tweedy's new band Tweedy - featuring his son Spencer on drums. The album is out September 26th, and they're releasing a new track every week if you pre-order.

Playing the Palladium in November.


11th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Are you Mike D or Spike Jonze

Some good stuff in the latest Mike D-edited edition of Monster Children magazine, including the film below and a double edged driving playlist, curated by Mike D and Spike Jonze. I've only got two of the tracks in the Mike D playlist, but pretty much everything except Rock Lopster for Spike Jonze'.

Mike D, Kassia Meador, Rob Machado, Photographer Morgan Maassen
Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo - Hero
Portugal. The Man - Work All Day
Jai Paul - BTSTU (demo)
Can - Sing Swan Song
Silver Apples - Lovefingers
T Rex - Life’s a Gas
Neil Young - Journey Through the Past
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Soko feat. Ariel Pink - Monster Love
MIA feat. The Weeknd - Sexodus
Major Lazer - Get Free
Jai Paul - Jasmine (demo)
Cassius - I <3 U So
Brian Eno - Some of Them Are Old
Christian Tiger School - Various cuts
Darkside - Golden Arrow
Chromatics - Tick of the Clock
Kanye West feat. Bon Iver - Lost in the World
Chief Keef - Citgo
Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves
EPMD - You Gots to Chill

Spike Jonze, Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Tanner Rozunko and cinematographer Alex Kopps
Billy Joel - The Longest Time (start a 6am drive with this and everyone is feeling pretty good)
Jane’s Addiction - Summertime Rolls
Girls - Summertime
Guided by Voices - A Salty Salute
David Bowie - Five Years
Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
The Strokes - Someday (As we got closer to the spot, we would start picking it up…)
Minor Threat - Salad Days
X - Los Angeles
Television Personalities - Part Time Punks
Velvet Underground - Lady Godiva’s Operation
Pavement - Gold Soundz
The B-52’s - Rock Lobster


5th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Spoon

Nicely shot promo for the new Spoon single "Do You?" from the new album "They Want My Soul" - due out on August 4th. Looking forward to that one.

Read our interview with Spoon here.


22nd Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Hal Clapp vs.The Soft Pack

Bob Oderkirk interviews The Soft Pack, in the guise of Hal Clapp.

Bit late to the party on this one.


19th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Soul Mining Reissue

Still stands up as one of the greatest 80s records, it's good to see The The's 1983 classic getting some appreciation for the reissue. That piano solo? Surely one of the best things Jools Holland ever recorded... Good Guardian review 


4th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Boiler Room: Matthew Herbert

#brtv A good piece of radio on the TV - Herbert playing a tiny selection of the British Library's vast sound library (possibly the first Boiler Room without any sweaty ravers trying to get in shot).

Matthew Herbert will be working through the British Library's Sound Archive, creating a playlist from a selection of digitised music, sound and spoken word taken from the Library's collection of 5 million unique sound recordings, 1.7 million physical carriers and more than 40 formats. The show will be presented from the Sound Archive's transfer studios at the British Library in London. The recordings heard on the show are accessible on the Library's website.


16th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Beautiful Noise

"If Nancy Sinatra had Einstürzende Neubauten as a backing band, that's kinda like how we wanted to sound." Trailer for the Kickstarter music doc Beautiful Noise joining the dots between Cocteau Twins, Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine - premiering at the Seattle Film Festival May 31, and playing at the Sheffield Doc Fest 8 June and the East End Film Festival in June.


13th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Black Keys - Fever

New album Turn Blue coming May 12, and here they are in session for Zane Lowe with Bullet In The Brain...


6th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Mistaken For Strangers

Trailer up for some sort of wierd meta-movie starring the guys from The National. It's getting good reviews.

Read our interview with the band for some context.


4th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Horrors

Arty new promo for The Horrors track "So Now You Know" ... undermined by the singer showing up.


17th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: White Denim - At Night In Dreams

New single from @whitedenimmusic - released 14 April via Downtown; they're back in the UK in May - worth catching if you haven't seen them. 

Tue 20 May Bristol Anson Rooms £16
Wed 21 May Liverpool East Village Arts Club £16
Thu 22 May Edinburgh The Caves £16
Fri 23 May Leeds The Cockpit £16 SOLD OUT
Sat 24 May Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoults Yard £16
Mon 26 May Birmingham Glee Club £16
Tue 27 May Brighton Concorde 2 £16
Wed 28 May London Shepherd’s Bush Empire £17.50


2nd Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

This album is on repeat all day in Chimp Towers at the moment. 


20th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Ian MacKaye talks about stuff

Fascinating Library of Congress talk from Ian MacKaye via Jenkem, including his insightful thoughts on skateboarding and how he got into punk. Well worth a watch.


18th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Future Islands - Seasons

This Letterman performance from the 4AD act is getting a lot of love... 


10th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Pink Mountaintops - Ambulance City

Power up your front-loaders and check the max-VHS resolution for the new Pink Mountaintops vid which seems to be co-starring 1970s Ron Wood; album Get Back is out Apr 29.

McBean overheard Jaffe drunkenly bragging in a backyard about her state of the art 80's VHS camera. Ambulance City will mark the first time they've worked together since 1431 while serving drinks at Joan of Arc's execution.

Inspired by Swedish Erotica, Cpl. Klinger, and totes non-poser aspirations.


4th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Horrors - I See You

First single from The Horrors' fourth album Luminous, out on May 5th.


25th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: ian vine - static form

static form (2013)
for electric guitar and electronics
recorded in one take with no overdubs

composed & recorded 20 July 2013
released 22 July 2013
Ian Vine: guitar, electronics
recorded at first moon


20th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Radiohead's PolyFauna

New iOS / Android download from team Radiohead: a pretty abstract game where you wader around a digital forest environment listening to sounds from King Of Limbs track Bloom.


12th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Get Back into to the Pink Mountaintops

The first track from the new Pink Mountaintops album has landed. Check out North Hollywood Microwaves at Soundcloud. The Album Get Back arrives on April 28th.

Via Stereogum

(PS if anyone spots a bottle of Pink Mountainhops in London, let us know)


5th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

2013: Best Stuff

Pop culture's not sport, so these aren't in order (and some of them are probably in the "consumed this year" category).


Phosphorescent - Muchacho; White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade; The Cave Singers - Naomi; Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Dream; Daft Punk - Random Access Memories


Utopia; Breaking Bad (S5); Eastbound & Down (S4); Boardwalk Empire (S4); The Returned; The Fall; Arrow (S2); Orange Is The New Black; House Of Cards; The Walking Dead (S3); Game Of Thrones (S3); Top Of The Lake; Girls; Hannibal


Upstream Color, Computer Chess, Gravity, Robot & Frank; Margin Call; Sound Of My Voice; Another Earth; Django Unchained; Zero Dark Thirty


The Kills - Richard House; Nemo: Heart Of Ice - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill


10th Dec 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet


Josh Grier and Jeremy Hanson of Tapes 'n Tapes (check out our old interview) have got a new stripped down, minimalist band - Ginko. Debut album Manopause is available on iTunes now, or you can stream it in its entirety over at Soundcloud.

Video for the single Faded Glory below.


28th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

The 100 Best 100 Best Lists Of All Time

1. The 100 Greatest Singers
2. The 100 Greatest Music Videos
3. The 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time
4. 100 Best TV Shows Of All Time
5. The 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time
6. The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
7. The 100 Greatest Movie Characters
8. The All-Time 100 Greatest Toys
9. 100 Greatest Shut-Ups In Films
10. The 100 Best TV Shows For Men
11. 100 Greatest First Lines In Books
12. 100 Greatest Director Cameos
13. Top 100 Movies of All Time
14. 100 Greatest Guitar Solos
15. Top 100 Comic Book Villains
16. 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time
17. 100 Best Apps For iPhone and Android
18. 100 Greatest Songs Of The 00s
19. 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time
20. 100 Best Graphic Novels And Comics
21. 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs
22. Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009
23. Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies
24. 100 Greatest Album Covers
25. Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time
26. 100 Greatest Punk Rock Songs
27. Top 100 Special Interest Movies
28. The 100 Greatest Movie Spaceships Of All Time
29. 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums
30. Top 100 Comic Book Heroes
31. 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time
32. Top 100 Hotels & Restaurants In The World
33. 100 Best Graphic Novels Ever
34. The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books
35. The 100 Best Running Sneakers Of All Time
36. The 100 Greatest Drummers Of Alternative Music
37. 100 Greatest Television Episodes
38. The 100 Best Sneakers
39. 100 Greatest Movie Posters Of Film Noir
40. Top 100 Games Of All Time
41. The 100 Greatest Mash-Ups Of All Time
42. Top 100 Television Movies
43. The 100 Greatest Detroit Songs Ever
44. The First 100 Shoes To Cross The NYC Marathon Finish Line
45. 100 Greatest Wrestlers of The 90s
46. 101 Best Written TV Series
47. Top 100 Art House & International Movies
48. Top 100 Trailers
49. The 100 Best Games Of All Time
50, The Top 100 Global Brands
51. Top 100 Works In World Literature
52. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
53. Top 100 Books
54. All-Time 100 Best TV Shows
55. America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
56. 100 Greatest Drum Beats of All Time
57. The 100 Best Horror Films
58. Top 100 Most Popular Modern Pinball Machines
59. 100 Best Villains In Video Games
60. 100 Greatest Graphic Novels
61. Top 100 Animation Movies
62. Top 100 Soundtracks of All Time
63. The 100 Most Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time
64. World's Best Top 100 Bars
65. All-Time Best 100 Albums
66. 100 Best Movie Soundtracks
67. 101 Best Stomp Boxes
68. Top 100 DJs
69. 100 TV Shows That Defined The Decade
70. The 100 Greatest American Novels 1893-1993
71. Top 100 ESA/Hubble Images 
72. The 100 Favourite Novels of Librarians
73. 100 Greatest Cartoons
74. Talib Kweli's Top 100 Hip Hop Songs
75. 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time
76. The Greatest 100 Movies Ever
77. Top 100 TV Drama Series
78. All-Time 100 Gadgets
79. Top 100 Albums Of The 1990s
80. Top 100 Indie Love Songs Of All Time
81. The 100 Best T-Shirts Of The 2000s
82. 100 Best Novels of The 20th Century
83. 100 Best Movie Quotes
84. 100 Best Singles Of All Time
85. 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time
86. 100 Best British Films
87. The 100 Best Eminem Songs Of All Time
88. The 100 Most Begun "Read But Unfinished" Books
89. The 100 Most Important Art Works of the Twentieth Century
90. 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction
91. 100 Pop Culture Things That Make You Millenial
92. The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History
93. The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks
94. Top 100 Richest People in The World
95. Top 100 Prime Numbers
96. Top 100 Most Valuable Records Of All Time
97. 100 Most Controversial Films Of All Time
98. 100 Best Opening Lines From Films
99. 100 Best Burgers In The World (OK we had to cheat a bit for this one - here's 50 Most Amazing Burger Joints in the World, and here's another 51 Great Burger Joints)
100. The Hundred Best Lists Of All Time


12th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Broken Bells - Holding On for Life (Pseudo Video)

Quite enjoying this screensaver trend in pre-release promos. New Broken Bells album After The Disco out January 2014


5th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

White Denim On Letterman

@WhiteDenimMusic keeping things Pretty Green on Late Night With David Letterman. Tight.


31st Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Deluxe Vile

Deluxe Daze: new bonus track/extendo version of Kurt Vile's Wakin On A Pretty Daze is due, featuring EP It's a big world out there (and i am scared) added onto the album. Bonus mixtape here too if you missed it. Tracks:

01 Never Run Away (string synth)
02 NRA Reprise
03 Feel My Pain
04 Snowflakes Extended
05 Wedding Budz
06 The Ghost Of Freddie Roach
07 (reprise reprise)


23rd Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: 3D On Jupiter

Beefy solo track from Massive Attack's 3D with Congolese musician Jupiter.

Says 3D: "In 2007 I went to the Congo with Africa Express. I was lucky to hang out and listen to some pretty amazing musicians, Jupiter among them.

"This track is built with an unknown modular synth from Munich, a Moog and a Vermona drum machine, with help from Euan Dickinson and Tim Goldsworthy. And mixes by Bruno Ellingham. I wanted to mirror the energy and message in the song without complicating it. The b-side is a more relaxed and melodic using a Prophet 5 and a jupiter 8.

It is the second release on the Battle Box label, which is made and distributed through The Vinyl Factory. Paul Insect has designed the covers and label art. Everything is screenprinted and limited in number."


18th Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Jonathan Wilson - Dear Friend

Hippies rocking out in what looks like an underground nuclear bunker in the Grand Canyon - what's not to like? Fanfare is Mr Wilson's follow-up to the mellow Laurel Canyon vibes of 2011's Gentle Spirit.


18th Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet


Debut EP coming soon from Black Mountain main man Steve McBean's punk rock side project Obliterations. £1.29 = 4 heavy tracks on iTunes.

Video for "Kick Against The Pricks" below.


14th Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Steve Albini is pen pals with Nirvana

Spin has Steve Albini's pitch to Nirvana to produce "In Utero". Full of his usual charm.


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