May 09, 2013 - By Travis Woods
It’s somehow all rather fitting that Andy Kaufman—prankster, cult figure, and performance artist—would release his first comedy album a whopping 19 years after his cancer-related death in 1984. After all, the anti-comedian often toyed prankishly with his public image, and often spoke of faking his own death, so it makes an oddball kind of sense that he would only now, nearly two decades after his death, finally get his own comedy album.
May 08, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Prostitutes and Catholic priests are the subjects of David Bowie latest music video. The singer once again loaded up his video with famous faces – Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard take the lead in “The Next Day,” the title track from Bowie’s recently released album.
May 07, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Atoms For Peace, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode are all headliners at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival. The Texas-based festival is following the Coachella-format, meaning it’ll happen over two weekends for the very first time since its inception 12 years ago.
May 06, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Everyone’s favorite literate and melancholy rockers, The National, have a new album coming out on May 21st (Trouble Will Find Me). As such they’re making a live trek through the United States and Europe with hipster kids the Dirty Projectors. But, just in case those weren’t close enough to where you live, the band has announced a large expansion of their tour.
May 03, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
One of two historical things will happen on June 18th. Either Kim Kardashian will explode and have her baby once and for all, or Kanye West will release his followup to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The rapper dropped a huge hint on Twitter, and we have more details on that below. Also, the awesome Gaslamp Killer has completely reworked Heliocentric’s recently-released album 13 Degrees of Reality, and we think you should really listen to the mix. All that and more below.
May 02, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Earlier this week, we reported to you that beloved 1990s band Neutral Milk Hotel was finally reuniting (they last performed together in October 1998) for the inevitable reunion tour that seems to hook all broken-up bands eventually (c’mon, The Smiths, get it together now). Unfortunately, the announced reunion dates consisted of two shows in the United States, one in Taiwan, and one in Tokyo, Japan. But not to worry—more dates are now on the way.
May 01, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Tyler, the Creator is stirring up some controversy with his latest Mountain Dew ad. The commercial has come under fire for its racial stereotypes and depiction of violence against women. PepsiCo immediately responded to the criticism by apologizing for the ad and taking it off the air.
Apr 30, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Veteran rockers Fleetwood Mac delivered on their promise. Earlier this month they promised fans that they would be releasing new music, and lo and behold, they’ve done it. The band revealed a four-track EP titled Extended Play on Tuesday morning, making this the first time in a decade that Fleetwood Mac releases new music.
Apr 29, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Joining the increasing ranks of many, many, many, many, many bands who reunite for a tour years after they originally broke up, Neutral Milk Hotel is finally regrouping, much to the joy of emotive twenty- and thirty-somethings throughout the world. The band released some classic 1990s albums—On Avery Island and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea—and toured briefly before a final performance in October 1998. Now they’re back, apparently, as the band’s website is announcing a new grouping of live dates, as well as a gibberish message.