April 15th, 2014

Veruca Salt announce their first tour dates since 1995 to feature the original lineup. Read about their Record Store Day 10-inch (featuring “Seether” and new material) here.

April 15th, 2014

Spin has an excerpt from the new Dinosaur Jr. oral history/photo book. Here Lou and J talk about the artwork on their first LP:

Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr. bassist):
The cover is by Maura Jasper, who’d met J [Mascis] at U-Mass, and was one of those totally cool punk rock girls hanging out with him, she was part of the crew. J came up with the idea for the first record, “I want a guy standing in a field.” He had a bizarre relationship with this little kid at U-Mass called Artie, they’d formed a weird bond, with J treating him like a whipping boy, and Artie lapped it up and seemed totally bewildered by J’s fascination with him. J wanted Artie’s face on the cover so he took a photo of him and put it there in the corner.

J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist): Artie didn’t have too many friends. I met him at college and we would hang out and I’d bring him to some parties. Lou’s view makes it seem like it was a little more cynical, but I was just hanging out with this guy, a fellow freshman who I thought was interesting.

April 14th, 2014
April 14th, 2014
This story has been updated to change the genre of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They are not indie. Bands that perform at the Super Bowl and have large record deals cannot hold that title. We regret the error.
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April 7th, 2014
So anyway, all I wanted to do was be in bands. That’s all I wanted to do. I was so bummed out because rock bands do not want girls in their band at all. There were just no girls in the band in Dayton, Ohio. Even Pollard from Guided By Voices would say ‘no bleeders.’ And he’s acting like he’s joking but everyone knows he’s not joking. ‘No bleeders in the band.’ So I always just wanted to be in bands and no one around here would play.
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April 6th, 2014

St. Vincent covered Nirvana’s “Lithium” in Chicago Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Coincidentally, Muse performed the same song Saturday, at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Who covered it better?

March 24th, 2014


Pixies announce Indie Cindy, their first new album in 23 years. Read more

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March 23rd, 2014

Stream the self-titled release from Hew Time, the all-drumming project from Dale Crover (Melvins)Coady Willis (Melvins, Big Business), and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, The Black Heart Procession, The Shins).

March 21st, 2014


Kim Deal And Morgan Nagler - The Root

Kim Deal's got another limited edition 7” on the way! The Root (b/w Range On Castle) will be the fourth release in her Solo Series set of singles. This track also features Morgan Nagler of Whispertown, who doesn’t appear in this parking lot phone-cam video because she was working at the time!

March 12th, 2014

Hew Time is the all-drumming project from Dale Crover (Melvins), Coady Willis (Melvins, Big Business), and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, The Black Heart Procession, The Shins). Their self-titled debut LP is out March 25.

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