The New Pornographers’ Todd Fancey Originally Wrote The Office Song “That One Night,” Shares Alternate Version

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One of the more memorable episodes of NBC’s The Office, “Dinner Party,” aired ten years ago this Tuesday. In the episode, Michael Scott’s then-girlfriend plays a song written by an ex-lover called “That One Night.” A new Rolling Stone feature today reveals that the song was actually originally written by Todd Fancey of … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … 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 »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Hey it’s Gabriela Tully Claymore in for Tom Breihan this week. How are you? I myself am doing well. I woke up at the literal crack of dawn to watch every video that came out this week and debate which would land the #1 spot on my list. If you disagree with me, that’s totally … More »

The New Pornographers – “High Ticket Attractions”

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The New Pornographers - "High Ticket Attractions"Canadian power-pop all-stars the New Pornographers are back with their first new song since 2014’s Brill Bruisers. Like all the best New Pornos songs, “High Ticket Attractions” is a winningly melodic pop gem, a slice of driving guitars and burbling synths that serves as the lead single for the newly announced album Whiteout Conditions. More »

Fancey – “Baby Sunshine”

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Fancey - Love MirageFounding New Pornographers member Todd Fancey will return early next year with his third solo album. Love Mirage is a ’70s pop throwback that actually sounds like it could have existed in the ’70s, a set of brightly shining pop songs that could actually pass for long-lost AM radio staples. One fine example is “Baby … More »