Manhattan MC PremRock has worked with several Thoughts on Tracks favorites over the last couple years, including billy woods, Open Mike Eagle, and Blockhead. His album with Backwoodz Studioz in house producer Willie Green titled PremRock & Willie Green was one of my favorite albums of 2011 and it got an excellent remix treatment featuring an all-star cast of underground producers that was released earlier this year. An excellent live performer and freestyler, PremRock has proven he has studio skills and work ethic that should keep him relevant for years [...]
Peter Gabriel performs a wonderful & intimate version of "In The Neighborhood" by Tom Waits as part of The Voice Project . Recorded in May 2010, I guess its been floating around since then but I missed it for some reason. Anyway, here it is...enjoy:
Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you've ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives , you've probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week, I unearthed a complete playlist for the Top 90.3 of 1987, as voted on by KCMU listeners and aired on December 31, 1987. Aside from my joy at seeing many of my favorite artists represented (Yello! Cocteau Twins! Nurse With Wound?), what struck [...]
Counterbalance rounds out the top 100 of Acclaimed Music's ranking of the most-acclaimed albums of all time by settling down in the Valley and hanging its wild years on a nail that it drove through its wife's forehead. Tom Waits' 1983 landmark is next. Never could stand that dog... Mendelsohn: Not having spent a lot of time with Tom Waits, I wasn't sure what to expect when I dropped the needle on Swordfishtrombones for the first time a couple months back. The first thing that crossed my mind was, "Oh no, it's Captain Beefheart redux." After taking a week [...]
Sam Miller is the combined whole of so many strange and disparate influences. You can hear Tom Waits, pre-cigarette-and-glass-croon. You can hear The National in the deep slow delivery of each line. You can hear Patrick Wolf and Perfume Genius in the theatrical presentation of everything combined. This is Andrew Lloyd Weber turned indie-rock, a [...]
TM Hunter er et nyt københavnsk band bestående af de to medlemmer Michael og Therese Fischerson. Helt uerfarne ud i musikken er ingen af dem dog. Michael var aktiv i Doi, som i 2006 udgav det ekstremt undervurderede album Sing The Boy Electric , og Therese var sangerinde i det nu opløste band GimmiJapan. De to medlemmer deler efternavnet Fischerson, da de udover et fælles engegement i musikken, ligeledes blev gift i 2009. Bandet trækker på inspirationer fra bl.a. Coco Rosie, Tom Waits og Serge Gainsbourg, og genremæssigt kan man både spore melankolsk pop, folk og fransk film-musik. [...]
Joe writes: Or as the person who posted it on YouTube has called it, Waltzing Matlida.
Tom Waits for no man. But he'd wait for these five Jersey Girls.
According to a tweet from the Decemberists' Colin Meloy - that tweet's attached image is up top - his band will star in the upcoming season of The Simpsons . On a related note, Tom Waits will be appearing this season as well, and Simpsons writer recently Al Jean set the scene for Waits's episode. Read More...
No es la primera vez que hemos hablado de la veterana serie The Simpsons . En sus episodios han aparecido tantas estrellas de la música que es difícil decidirse por cuál es la mejor. La última incorporación a la lista de artistas pasados por el filtro amarillo es Tom Waits , que enseñará a Homer (u Homero, depende de en qué zona veas la serie) a sobrevivir en caso de catástrofe total. Uno de los productores de la serie, Al Jean, ha comentado que el capítulo en [...]
photo by Kyle Johnson New Zealand's fourth most popular comedy folk duo Flight of the Conchords hadn't produced any new material (visual, musical, or otherwise) since their 2009 hiatus, but this weekend, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie teamed up to release a video for Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids. In the video (which you can watch below), the pair visit a New Zealand classroom where they test the students' knowledge on subjects like health and banking before breaking out into a new song, "Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)". The [...]
Filed under: News , News Today, Oh Boy! AFP, Getty Images It's Monday again (uhg), so why not start off the week with the delightful new Bob Dylan track, "Duquesne Whistle"? [ NPR ] Over the weekend we lost a hero, and a legend -- astronaut Neil Young. [ SPIN ] The National will open for President Barack Obama at an upcoming Iowa rally. No word on if [...]
You may have read recently that Mitt Romney Paul Ryan is the world's most unlikely Rage Against the Machine fan, and the spectacular WTF-ness of his inexplicable declaration of fondness for left-wing agitrock will endure as one of the stranger moments of the 2012 campaign trail. The whole strange business also got us thinking: well, there are plenty of features around wherein artists have been asked to choose a selection of their favorite albums or songs. Surely there are some wacky choices in there? We got reading, and yep, there are some real winners to be found… so here's [...]
Tom Waits will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons , as Yahoo! reports . The legendary musician turned actor will play himself as a survivalist who introduces Homer to the lifestyle. “We did a lot of research into the ‘prepper’ phenomenon, where people are convinced that some horrible catastrophe – like an electromagnetic pulse – is going to occur, and that people will have to survive without the grid,” he says. So naturally, “Homer becomes a prepper.” Jean says that the Grammy-winning Waits won’t sing in the episode, titled [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Tom Waits, Bill Callahan, Smog, Leonard Cohen Song: Sean Rowe - Horses [download here ] What's so good? There [...]
Tom Waits Nous n'avons pas encore eu l'occasion de vous parler du dernier opus de Tom Waits , paru l'automne dernier et ayant sa place réservée sur nos iPods depuis. Après presqu'une décennie sans matériel original, l'iconoclaste crooner est en effet revenu en force avec Bad As Me (2011), son 17e album studio. Le hiatus n'a heureusement aucunement affecté ni le talent du chanteur, ni son inventivité mélodique: composant toujours en tandem avec sa femme Kathleen Brennan (souvent oubliée), Waits a invité au sein de son cirque nombre de collaborateurs de qualité. Marc [...]
Watch the new video "Hell Broke Luce" off Tom Waits latest album- Bad As Me It's appropriate for the "hotter than hell' weather here in Portland today! Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
For this edition of my ongoing album art lover series, where I discuss album art trends and stuff, I'm focusing on the album covers using blur, an photo effect I've seen pop up more and more this, year from Cloud Nothings to The Antlers to Chromatics. Probably the most iconic blurry album photo is Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde", which was said to symbolize the dazed and druggy times of the mid-602s (but was actually because it was freezing cold the day of the photoshoot). Blurred album art continues to be popular aesthetic choice, representing everything from [...]
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