Archives for April 2007
Chan Marshall portrait by Grant Siedleck Given the persistence of this shitty weather, we’re looking forward to some of this summer’s upcoming shows. Namely Cat Power at McCarren Park Pool. Plus it’s been rumored that Sonic Youth may perform Daydream Nation, in its entirety, at Prospect Park. On the downside, Celebrate Brooklyn is reeking of […]
Yacht is solo project of my Portland homeboy Jona Bechtolt from the Blow, and his forthcoming record ‚”I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real” is already getting major blog love. The Fader is even threatening “Akon-level posting” about him; the last band they did that to was TV On the Radio, and look what […]
In case you missed them last night, Pitchfork has the video, costume changes and all. Check it out here.
The Faggot Family Our favorite story of the week: From the BBC A West Midlands family is playing a central role in the quest to raise the profile of a forgotten British dish – faggots. The Doody family from Wolverhampton has been crowned The Faggot Family in a national competition, and to kick off their […]
Free Williamsburg first interviewed Calla in July of 2003 (http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/july_2003/calla.html), and oddly, not much has changed since then. Calla’s new record, the dreamy ‚”Strength in Numbers,” sounds very similar to 2005’s ‚”Collisions” and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Calla has their slow, creeping, slightly psychedelic formula down pat, and they are smart enough to […]
The New York Times has a nice overview of his life here.
I don’t know if Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson has ever spilled his methadone supply in an airport and wound up smoking crack in it’s absence, but he sure has quite a few other traits in common with the Happy Mondays Shaun Ryder. The Chiefs, named after a South African rugby team, have the […]
She’s done backup vocals for the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens. Now Annie Clark (under the moniker of St. Vincent) is about to release a debut record that’s all her own. You can check out the first single here. We’ve been loving it and can’t wait to hear the whole thing when it’s released July […]