The conversation didn't start well when I asked singer Matisyahu to comment on his new album, Akeda. "Have you heard it?" he replied. Since it's not out until June 3, I told him the truth, that I had not. "Listen to these songs," he said, "and call me back." See also: Matisyahu Shaves His Beard ... More >>
Music is more than just a collection of sounds. It's a whole 'nother world where anything is possible. You don't have to be yourself, you don't even have to be human, and a lot of artists take full advantage of this world of illusion. The benefits? Well, you can safely walk into any grocery store, ... More >>
While there's reason to rage against the media saturation inherent to the internet (e.g. too many chill/witch/triangle clone bands uploading from their bedrooms), you've got to celebrate the World Wide Web for the incomparable access it grants to musical worlds previously impossible to connect ... More >>
We sure are glad Lauren "Lolo" Reskin was born on this day, 20-something years ago (a lady never tells). If you run into Sweat Records' legendary proprietress around town this weekend, feel free to bow and give offerings. Or just show up at the store tonight for her actual birthday, celebration of w ... More >>
On Friday, we brought you "Superfast Jellyfish," the new Gorillaz track most likely to make the Finding Nemo 2 soundtrack. Today, the riches continue with the Guardian offering an exclusive stream of Plastic Beach in its entirety currently rocking the office. Aside from Damon Albarn's requisitely ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
I must confess that ever since The Good, The Bad and The Queen started making music around a year ago (you know, the cross Atlantic supergroup comprised of Damon Albarn from Blur, Simon Tong of the Verve, Afro-beat legend Tony Allen and Paul Simonon of the Clash) that I've been going back to my Clas ... More >>
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