Hear Fred Thomas & Anna Burch’s Split 7″

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Michiganders Anna Burch and Fred Thomas go way back — they co-led the great band Failed Flowers and have guested on each other’s albums over the years — and now they’re releasing a split 7″ together. They get one song each on the split, Thomas’ “Parkways” and Burch’s “St. Adalbert,” and both exhibit … More »

Fred Thomas – “Altar” (Feat. Anna Burch) Video

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Fred Thomas - "Altar" VideoOnly two days now until Fred Thomas releases Aftering, the final installment of an album trilogy that has proven to be a career renaissance for the Detroit musician. All Are Saved and Changer set a high bar for the songwriter, but his singles from the new project, “Good Times Are Gone Again” and … More »

Fred Thomas – “House Show Late December”

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Fred Thomas’ album artwork for his upcoming album, Aftering — the last part of the trilogy comprising 2017’s Changer and 2015’s All Are Saved — finds a faded, pale blue wooden-siding wall that’s discolored and peeling. It’s sort of bleak and bright at the same time, which … More »

Fred Thomas – “Good Times Are Gone Again” Video

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Fred ThomasNearly two decades into his career, former Saturday Looks Good To Me leader Fred Thomas has had quite a run in recent years. His last release, 2017’s Changer, had a deadpan stream-of-consciousness that still managed to capture the fury and passion of growing into adulthood. Its track “Voiceover” snuck on to our 80More »

Anna Burch – “2 Cool 2 Care” Video

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Anna Burch has been kicking around the Michigan indie rock world for years, with a resume that includes singing in Frontier Ruckus, co-fronting Failed Flowers, and backing Fred Thomas on Changer (one of our favorite albums of the year so far). And now she’s signed to Polyvinyl, the resurgent Illinois record label that put … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »