Latest Blog Posts

by Tyler Gould

23 Oct 2009


This video features one static shot of Alex Turner against a white background singing into a tape recorder, and nothing else. There’s an odd humor to the whole production, as he mimes the lyrics with lazy, cheeky irony, but for most part he’s staring into the camera, and the minimalism demands attention paid to the song and the singer.

by Tyler Gould

23 Oct 2009


“Youth Tunes”, from Little Girls’ latest, Concepts.

by Tyler Gould

23 Oct 2009


This is a great video, and so full of great animation (by Anthony F. Schepperd) and great moments that I only wish it could be longer, but that’s probably a selfish impulse, as its compactness makes it all the more impressive.

by Allison Taich

23 Oct 2009


It’s hard to believe, but this winter marks the 20th anniversary of the release Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach. In honor of this music milestone, Sub Pop is re-issuing Bleach as an expanded CD/double LP. Originally recorded in December, 1988 and released in June of ’89, the album received international recognition after Nevermind took off.

Some of the features include a previously unreleased live recording at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon from 1990, and extended liner notes with candid photos. Producer Jack Endino oversaw the sessions as the album was re-mastered at Sterling Sound off of the original tapes. The album is available for pre-order at Sub Pop.

SONG LIST
01 Blew
02 Floyd the Barber
03 About a Girl
04 School
05 Love Buzz
06 Paper Cuts
07 Negative Creep
08 Scoff
09 Swap Meet
10 Mr. Moustache
11 Sifting
12 Big Cheese
13 Downer
14 Intro (live)
15 School (live)
16 Floyd the Barber (live)
17 Dive (live)
18 Love Buzz (live)
19 Spank Thru (live)
20 Molly’s Lips (live)
21 Sappy (live)
22 Scoff (live)
23 About a Girl (live)
24 Been a Son (live)
25 Blew (live)

Nirvana
About a Girl [MP3]
     

Scoff (live) [MP3]
     

by Faye Rasmussen

23 Oct 2009


Florence and the Machine
Lungs
(Universal Republic)
Release Date: 20 October

How apropos? The debut album from Florence Welch and her accompanying Machine is titled Lungs, and boy, does this girl have some? 

The British sensation’s album dropped in the US on Tuesday after smashing charts overseas, having already been certified platinum in the UK since coming out in July. Welch is on a mission to light up America as well. She has sold out two concerts in New York and Los Angeles, and is starting to make the rounds on the late night circuit as well, hitting Letterman on October 27th and recording for Kimmel two days later (airdate TBA).

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

READ the article