If you're a fan of classic alt rock, then rejoice, because Black Francis and the Pixies are making music again. The band, who until last June hadn't released a new song in nine years, is now touring and will be self-releasing a series of four-song EPs throughout the year. The latest single, "Gre ... More >>
Dark Night of the Soul may sound familiar to you. Danger Mouse and iconic filmmaker David Lynch displayed photographs from the illustrated companion book to the album at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery this past Art Basel.The album was set for release last May, but never made it out to record stores. A le ... More >>
Hit the jump to see why this was one of the year's best.Over the next few blog posts, Crossfade contributor Lee Zimmerman gives his top picks of the best unheralded rock releases of the past year.Lee Alexander & Co., Mayhaw Vaudeville Retro never sounded so remorseful, but thanks to Lee Alexa ... More >>
Photo by Tim ElfrinkThere's a reason David Lynch long ago joined the small pantheon of adjective-ized American artists alongside Hitchcock, Kubrick and Bon Jovi. (What? You've never heard a Bon Jovian song?)The director's tightrope walk between macabre and mundane was plastered all over the walls ... More >>
Courtesy of David Lynch/O.H.W.O.W.Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple o ... More >>
Photo by Christina MendenhallKill Miss Pretty's Alicia Olink dressed as a sexy zebra.To view a full slideshow of photos from the event, click here. Moonfest 2009Downtown West Palm BeachSaturday, October 31, 2009Better Than: Witnessing a scantily clad Tinker Bell getting spanked by Beaker the ... More >>
photo by Nick Lucchesi, Riverfront TimesThe Flaming Lips. Who else?This past weekend, Nick Lucchesi, a correspondent from New Times' St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, headed to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. In a nutshell, here's what he found:*David Yow of the Jesus Lizard has still ... More >>
MumpsyThe Orlando InvasionMumpsy, with Surfer Blood and XOXO Saturday, June 14, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: Drinking freshly squeezed OJ with Japanese Tourists. The Review: O-town is famed for being the primary residence of the world's most renowned mouse, and for spewing out annoyingly ... More >>
Kimya Dawson is back, better than ever, thanks to a little movie called Juno.
93-03 (Cooking Vinyl)
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
Fastman Raiderman (Back Porch)
The Pixies are reunited, and it feels so good
A former fan sends an open letter to the reunited Eighties rock gods
The Stop Motion is not afraid of melody
Pigface celebrates a decade of detritus from the industrial underground
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real ... and really angry.
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