Grouper has cut few singles and splits since her 2008 masterpiece Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill (one of this author’s top ten releases of the 2000s), but anticipation is high for her double album release A I A. Now Grouper’s Liz Harris has released a video for “Alien Observation” directed by Hamish Parkinson filled with plenty of heavy water and a romance that seems to be driven towards the grave. The song is muted and taciturn—a simple hazy melody carries the whole tune- while Harris’s signature mystical coos embed the proceedings with a rich fullness.
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Linda McCartney was the great muse of rock ‘n’ roll. Jack Lawrence wrote the 1947 hit “Linda” after her when she was just an infant. Practically every love song Paul McCartney wrote from 1967 to 1998 (and probably even more afterwards) was about her. She was often right there beside him, adding instrumentation, vocalizing, and co-writing along with him, but she’s hardly mentioned for her own talents. As we mark the 12th anniversary of her untimely death, let’s take a look at some of the best of her music.
“Silly Love Songs” just wouldn’t be the same without Linda’s mid-song refrain.
In addition to common PR moves, Denmark’s the Raveonettes have chosen to promote their lastest record, Raven in the Grave, by releasing a series of short films. The Raveonettes—Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner—are at present on tour in the United States.
After years of lawsuits and legal red tape, the music of the Beatles finally became available on iTunes. “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something” were their most downloaded MP3s, while Abbey Road, which features those songs, became their most downloaded album.
NBC’s new show The Voice premiering this Tuesday, 26 April, features celebrity judge Cee-Lo Green. I must confess: while I thoroughly enjoy Cee-Lo’s present, I thoroughly miss his Goodie Mob and Dungeon Family past. What few people realize or, dare I say, remember, is the lethal lyricist that currently lies dormant beneath that peacock feathered vest as Cee-Lo Goodie.
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