Looking back on the music and evolution of the Yeah Yeahs in anticipation of their upcoming release, Mosquito, on April 16th.
Archive for Category: "Artist Spotlight"
An artist spotlight on Roy Orbison, an iconic singer-songwriter from Texas.
Is music at a crossroads? An examination of the new movement that has affected almost every genre.
An artist spotlight on the enigmatic Nick Cave..
The Smiths recently released a box set containing all eight albums reissued and remastered Sometimes it is easy to forget that The Smiths were only active for a mere five years. The use of “mere,” of course, is in retrospect of watching and experiencing bands the last ten-plus years, bands that endured and continued even [...]
With most of the press focusing on that other grunge album’s 20th birthday (Nirvana’s Nevermind), it seems that this anniversary has been met with far less fanfare and adoration. Sure, Pearl Jam is throwing itself a festival in honor of its birthday and has a soon-to-be-released documentary boasting renowned director Cameron Crowe. [...]
Through no fault of his own, Ryan Adams has endured the highs and lows associated with indie music hype. Touted as the next coming of Bob Dylan (that obscure, little-known songwriter), the North Carolina native took the indie world by storm with his tour de force solo debut, Heartbreaker. Since that achievement, which many artists [...]
Anyone remember that Sufjan Stevens released an album last year? Unlike its predecessor, the heavily lauded Illinois, his The Age of Adz remained quietly under the radar, largely overlooked when it came for year-end awards. Fine enough, as that is by no means the only barometer by which to judge a musical release. Still, it [...]
Thom Yorke is no stranger to change, a veteran of musical metamorphosis. Remember Kid A? It was an unabashed, purposeful departure from their previous sound after the tremendous success of Ok Computer. If Yorke and Radiohead were unafraid to evolve that drastically for maybe the most anticipated album of the past decade, what would they [...]
Neutral Milk Hotel and its reclusive mastermind, Jeff Mangum, have seemingly emerged back in to the spotlight after the band’s abrupt disappearance over ten years ago. Boasting a new website and a small tour, Mangum has subsequently reinvigorated his passionate and fiercely loyal fanbase over these past two months. As if this hasn’t induced enough [...]