Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, & Stephin Merritt To Play Tibet House Benefit

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Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, and Stephin Merritt have joined the lineup for this year’s 31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert. They join the already-announced guests Philip Glass, Rhiannon Giddens, and the Resistance Revival Chorus, the latter of whom performed with Kesha at the Grammy Awards this past weekend. The concert will take place on … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those illusions. A lot of bad things happened this week — Jack White’s new songs, for example — but there were some good mixed in there too. We cemented More »

Superchunk – “Erasure” (Feat Katie Crutchfield & Stephin Merritt)

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Superchunk’s upcoming album What A Time To Be Alive has already given us one absolute gem via the triumphantly defiant title track, and today they’re sharing a second. This latest single “Erasure” features some all-star support from their Merge Records comrades Katie Crutchfield (of Waxahatchee) and Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields et al). It’s … More »

Stephin Merritt Writes A Jingle For Silverlake Menswear Store Virgil Normal

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The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt writes songs about pretty much anything — that’s sorta his thing, right? — so why not write a jingle for an advertisement for a new store called Virgil Normal located in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood? Well, that’s exactly what he did, and the new Merritt track soundtracks a weirdo ad … More »

Lou Reed, The 6ths, Django Django Soundtrack Google Pixel Commercials

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Lou Reed, The 6ths, Django Django Soundtrack Google Pixel CommercialsGoogle just launched their new Pixel smartphone, and, of course, the launch of any product comes with lots of ads. Ads often come with music, and in the case of Google Pixel, they come with some pretty good music! One commercial is soundtracked by Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side,” another by Django Django’s … More »