All these editions of Gotcha Covered, and finally, it’s time to ask: How do we deal with Elvis, really? The man died shortly before I was born, so even as a longtime music dork I mostly knew him as a legacy, a shadow, a ghost: the man whose unexpected death struck up a wave of … More »
This weekend, just as the annual Northside festival was going down in Brooklyn, New York, the similarly named NorthSide festival was taking place thousands of miles away in Aarhus, Denmark. Björk, Future Islands, the War On Drugs, Thundercat, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tyler The Creator, Liam Gallagher, Rostam, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Deerhunter, Rhye, … More »
Earlier this year, Beck released a remix of U2’s Songs Of Experience track “Lights Of Home” that was included on a Record Story Day-exclusive 12-inch picture disc. And today the former U2 tourmate has revealed another reworking of a track from Songs Of Experience. This time around he took on “Love Is Bigger … More »
Beck opened for U2 when they were touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree last fall. A couple of months later, the band finally released their years-in-the-making new album Songs Of Experience. And now Beck has offered up a new remix of album cut “Lights … More »
Tom Petty’s death hit hard last October for musicians and fans, and especially for the Heartbreakers. The band hadn’t played together since Petty’s passing, but last night Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Steve Ferrone reunited for the Light Up The Blues benefit concert for Autism Speaks. More »
Outside Lands has revealed the 2018 lineup for its 11th installment in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 10-12.
Following a fervent 2017 edition of Gorillaz, The Who, and Metallica headlining, 2018 boasts a hefty onslaught of acts, and although the headliners see earlier appearances in the festival season — The Weeknd at Coachella and Janet Jackson at both Panorama and FYF Fest — the lineup remains rife with talent and excitement.
The Weeknd is set to perform, where he’s likely to play out his recent slew of new material which features the aid of Nicolas Jaar, Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Gesaffelstein. Both Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson front the bill with performances that will be nothing less than excellent and the lineup also promises a plethora of beloved dance acts. From ODESZA, Chromeo, and Claptone, to DJ Snake, Jamie xx, Tycho, CHVRCHES, James Blake, Gryffin, Lauv, and Whethan, Outside Lands is a music lover’s oeuvre in its late-summer installment.
More information and tickets, which are available starting at 10 a.m. PST April 5, can be found here.
The celebrated filmmaker Edgar Wright has a background in music videos. Before his first movie Shaun Of The Dead hit screens, he’d directed videos for artists like the Bluetones and the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, and his 2003 video for Mint Royale’s “Blue Song” is a fascinating dry run for the opening chase … More »
Adding their own invigorating synth colors to the track, Oliver reinvents the track into a robotic counterpart, instilling a sense of manufacture to its central elements. It’s danceable, friendly, and a forthright effort from the duo. The remix pays due homage to Beck’s lush vocal abilities while shifting into futuristic mode, with the end result entirely delectable.
Oliver released their otherworldly album, Full Circle, back in September.
At the beginning of 1998, it felt easy to peg Beck as one of the top-tier artists of alt-rock. After he followed up the seemingly out-of-nowhere success of “Loser” with the career-solidifying multi-genre pastiche Odelay in ’96, he had a lot of goodwill to coast off, and spent most of ’97 putting out remixes of … More »
Back in 2009, Beck launched an online project called Record Club. For a while, he’d get together groups of fellow musicians, and they’d cover entire albums — some classic (Songs Of Leonard Cohen), some maybe not so much (Yanni Live At The Acropolis). For his first trick, Beck assembled a band that included Nigel … More »