The universe’s favorite French boys did a spot for iheartradio, and the clips range from talking about first concerts (The Pixies), how they met and learned to play to stripped performances of songs off Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, It’s Never Been Like That, and a cover of Air’s “Playground Love.” Pretty incredible watching them in this intimate setting; it’s almost like being in Thomas Mars’ living room.
Go to the site>>
While busy on the road in support of his solo album, Julian Casablancas said The Strokes are working “night and day” on their fourth album.
He told NYmag.com that the band is “different than before,” with all five members coming together as a group in a more harmonious manner.
“It’s night and day now,” he said. “Everyone is working as a group, ‘Let’s do it! Go team!’ Which is amazing. Which is what I wanted since day one. But that’s only happening now. Literally now.”
Before, Casablancas said, “We split the money six ways,” he explained (manager Ryan Gentles is the sixth recipient), “but we didn’t split the work.” Part of the problem had to do with each person’s workload.
So far, so good. “If I make it superclear why I was unhappy in the …
The Fugs, along with the Velvet Underground, were really where independently produced rock music began in the States. Of course, there can be argument regarding each of those group’s musical validity, but that doesn’t really matter in light of Fugs’ tracks like “Kill for Peace,” “Boobs a Lot” and “I Want to Know.” It’s all unparalleled satire…
Unfortunately, Tuli Kupferberg, the Fugs singer and song writer, has fallen ill. Due to his tremendous impact in the ‘60s sub-culture as a musician and poet, a clutch of friends have come together in order to raise funds for his health care costs. Read more over at Arthur – but not before you get your Kupferberg primer via that documentary down there…
Though they are recording, Of Montreal has a few dates planned and will kick things off on January 25th in Baltimore. It goes without saying that seeing them is quite the treat, and maybe you’ll hear some new songs… Also James Husband will be working double-duty and be the opening act to support his solo album Paralax I. No date has been set for the band’s follow-up to 2008′s Skeletal Lamping.
Tour Dates for Of Montreal:
01/25 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
01/26 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
01/27 – Boston, MA – Paradise…