"Mercury," Bloc Party "Venus in Furs," The Velvet Underground "Planet Earth," Duran Duran "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon," Ernie The rest, after the jump ... "Life on Mars," David Bowie (or Seu Jorge's cover ) "Hey Jupiter," Tori Amos "Saturn," Stevie Wonder (I wonder if there was a time in [...]
I am supremely underqualified to talk about New Jersey's Nicole Atkins , a sultry songstress whose new album 'Neptune City' is a throwback to years gone by. My lack of knowledge in this area leads me to compare her renaissance effort to the recent stylings of Amy Winehouse and Duffy. But with credibility and without the crack. Well, hopefully. Critically acclaimed in her native land of America, she's also performed on such shows as The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Letterman*. As well as an American Express ad. But I guess [...]
You finally get a break from the budget busting weeks previous of new releases - but that doesn't mean you're off the hook entirely. There are a handful of worthwhile albums that require your attention. The soundtrack to the Joy Division biopic Control comes out today and includes songs from the seminal band and others by their equally formative contemporaries like Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, The Buzzcocks, and New Order. As Joy Division continues to influence bands today, it's only fitting that (at least) one of them appear on the album: [...]
We Are Scientists like to go incognito in NYC. Last week, they assumed the name Beat Up Fellas in order to test out some new material in front of a live audience. I caught the first show at Luna Lounge....