Frank Yang Objectively speaking, there's not a world of difference between Widowspeak's 2011 self-titled debut or the follow-up Almanac , released in January of this year. You can file them both quite comfortably under "the soundtrack to dreams of dusty country roads", not too far from lazy but not inaccurate reference points Mazzy Star and Cat Power, but something about Almanac grabs me the way that Widowspeak , as much as I dug it , didn't. And it's not something as simple as they're getting [...]
New Orleans' Voodoo Experience turns 15 this year and organizers have decided to celebrate the milestone with a massive lineup. Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam will headline the festival this November along with many other acts that have yet to be revealed. On today's Rock it Out! Blog , Sami wants to know what band you would book to celebrate your 15th birthday. What band would you invite to play on a makeshift stage in your backyard while cake and punch are served by your dear mother? Let us know in the comment section! [...]
Escucha la nueva canción de The Hold Steady, "The Bear & The Maiden Fair" " The Beat and Maiden Fair " es la nueva canción que compuso The Hold Steady para la tercera temporada de la serie de HBO Game of Thrones . Fiel a su estilo, The Hold Steady recurre a estridentes guitarras, coros melódicos y la frenética voz de Craig Finn . Escúchala a continuación. La canción estará disponible en edición limitada en vinilo 7 pulgadas el sábado 20 de abril, es decir el [...]
As previously reported , The Hold Steady followed the brave footsteps of their neighbors The National and contributed a new recording to the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones . Written by George R.R. Martin, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”, as expected, sounds like the “boisterous tavern song” the Brooklyn outfit was always destined to create. It comes bottled with beer-swiggin' harmonies, tumbling guitars, and frontman Craig Finn's frantic demeanor. As our resident GoT expert Dan Pfleegor ( @Pfactotum ) explains, it's a pretty gratuitous song involving plenty of sexual innuendo about honey in [...]
This great track played over the closing credits of last night's Game of Thrones!!
SPOILER ALERT: A new Hold Steady song played over the closing credits of last night's Game Of Thrones . Does that count as a spoiler? It surprised the hell out of me. This comes on the heels of both CHVRCHES and Marissa Nadler covering the Game Of Thrones theme song; it also comes a season after the National recorded a song called " The Rains Of Castamere " for inclusion on the show itself last season. Read More...
SPOILER ALERT: A new Hold Steady song played over the closing credits of last night's Game Of Thrones . Does that count as a spoiler? It surprised the hell out of me. This comes on the heels of both CHVRCHES and Marissa Nadler covering the Game Of Thrones theme song; it also comes a season after the National recorded a song called " The Rains Of Castamere " for inclusion on the show itself last season. Read More... [...]
Frank Yang The weather may have been nigh-on dreadful last Thursday night, but it was going to take more than Winter's last gasp to keep Toronto from venturing out to catch the long-awaited return of some colourfully-named Californians been pioneers at melding punk energy and pop sensibilities since adolescence. No, not Green Day at the Air Canada Centre, silly. I'm talking about Redd Kross at The Horseshoe. Though they returned to active duty in 2006 following a decade's hiatus, the Los Angeles-based band's activity has been somewhat sporadic, though it did include a somewhat [...]
For Record Store Day, The Hold Steady will release a limited edition vinyl featuring a song called "The Bear and The Maiden Fair". The song was recorded exclusively for Game of Thrones and will be played during the final scene of this Sunday's episode. On today's Rock it Out! Blog, Sami asks what other bands should record songs for the hit show. The National recorded "The Reins of Castamere" for season two, The Hold Steady will be feature season three - who should be next? Leave your comments down below. Also on today's episode, [...]
Filed under: News , News Today, Oh Boy! AP The White House hosted a tribute to Memphis soul music, and here's Justin Timberlake performing Otis' "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" with the Obamas singing along. She and Him (y'know, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) released "I Could've Been Your Girl," a song off their forthcoming third album, the aptly titled Volume 3. [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Bratmobile, No Age, Foals, Craig Finn, The Hold Steady Song: The Thermals - The Sunset [download here ] What's so [...]
Desde 2008 se celebra cada tercer sábado de abril el Record Store Day , donde artistas, fanáticos y sellos independientes celebran su afición por la música, lejos de las grandes disqueras. La efeméride contempla la edición año a año de producciones musicales, originales, el estreno de singles o la re-edición de algunos clásicos de la música indie. Tal como el lanzamiento del inédito "Wigwam" de Bob Dylan. Pues este 2013 ya tiene listado oficial de producciones para el próximo 20 de abril, entre las que destacan The White Stripes, The Flaming [...]
There are few things that the Internet loves more than cute kids and cute kittens. Frenchkiss Records decided to exploit all of these weaknesses and more in some capacity with the release of the official trailer for their new YouTube channel, FKR.TV. This new venture is a partnership between Syd ...
Brittany Howard must have to pinch herself from time to time to make sure that she's not dreaming. The Alabama Shakes have been on quite the hot streak of late - making their SNL debut, earning three Grammy nominations and they have a monster summer tour lined up. Next up for Howard will be her first release on Jack White's Third Man Records label, which sees the Shakes front woman teaming up with Ruby Amanfu (White's duet partner on Love Interruption from his solo album), for a very cool sounding Blue Series Single that will be released [...]
The Hold Steady team up with Game of Thrones. The Hold Steady have been tapped for a song for the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones. “The Bear and The Maiden Fair”...
The Hold Steady seguirá los pasos de Matt Beringer , cantante de The National , y participará en la banda sonora para la tercera temporada de Game of Thrones . Estarán interperetando una canción llamada The Bear and the Maiden Fair cuya letra fue escrita por George R. R. Martin , autor de la serie de novelas Canción de hielo y fuego adaptadas en televisión con [...]
Frank Yang Understand that I am in no way, shape, or form complaining, but I was pretty surprised when it was announced that Bob Mould would be playing The Horseshoe this past Friday night. Not that one legendary artist doesn't deserve a legendary venue, but considering that his profile arguably higher than its been in years thanks to a 2012 that included the 20th anniversary Sugar reissues and tour, the publication of his memoirs , and his best-received new album in some time with Silver Age , to [...]
That's right. Everyone's favorite go to bar-rockers The Hold Steady are tapped in as the next band to make a song for HBO's acclaimed show Game Of Thrones . Last year The National did it , and now it's Craig Finn and co.'s turn. They will perform a song called "The Bear and the Maiden Fair." Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin wrote the lyrics, and the music is by the shows music man Ramin Djawadi. The song will be released as a Record Store Day exclusive 73 single on April 20, along [...]
The Hold Steady are the latest act to tour the grizzled lands of Westeros. As Entertainment Weekly reports , the Brooklyn outfit have followed the brave footsteps of their neighbors The National and recorded a song for the highly-anticipated third season of HBO's Game of Thrones . Written by George R.R. Martin with music by the show's composer Ramin Djawadi, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" is a "boisterous tavern song" about one famed furry beast that tries to win over a maiden's heart at, well, the fair. As is typical [...]
Deirdre O'Callaghan Sometimes the best kinds of surprises are the ones you already knew were coming. For example - everyone knew The National was making a new record. High Violet came out way back in Spring 2010, touring behind it wrapped in late 2011, and they've since been posting updates from the studio via Instagram . Everyone knows they've not been idle, and yet it was hard not to feel a shiver when the official press release arrived in the inbox, announcing the album was done and [...]