Thom Yorke sideproject Atoms For Peace will put out a new single on Monkeytown for that label’s 50WEAPONS series, a release that will feature a rework of their own “Other Side” as well as Other Lives’ “Tamer Animals.” Today, the latter made the rounds, and it’s an immense, twitching take on the original. Hear it [...]
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Don’t let the name fool you–or do. Despite the whimsy their moniker might imply, Brooklyn’s Family Band create haunting, elegant pop music, a kind of country gothic that doesn’t so much pick up the literary tradition of William Faulkner and…
UK deconstructionistic pop troupe Micachu & The Shapes are set to release Never, the followup to the excellent Jewellry, next week via Rough Trade. We’ve sampled “OK,” and now the entire set is freely streaming. It’s playfully inventive and whimsically arty! Listen: (via Guardian) Never is out 7/23 via Rough Trade. Catch ‘em 7/28 at [...]
Sunny skies finally emerged for the closing day of Pitchfork Music Festival. We’d waited all weekend for this, and yet we found a way to complain. Seriously though, it was too damn hot. Scorching sun, high humidity and a temperature over 90 degrees kept festival-goers huddled under any available shade. With no relief from the heat in the [...]
Real Sports correspondent Frank Deford investigates the brutal hazing performed by marching bands, specifically, the death last year of Florida A&M University’s drum major Robert Champion.