To say that the Pixies changed my life would be an understatement. In other words, I’ve been writing about Black Francis and Kim Deal’s influential quartet every since they did change my life, which was 25 years ago. Today. When the immortal Surfer Rosa was released, to little acclaim and notice. Except from those of [...]
Taking its number from the rotating oppressor of Patrick McGoohan’s immortal ’60s psy-fi TV series The Prisoner, multimedia collective thenewno2 is busy fleshing out its film bonafides. Lately with a swamptronic soundtrack for Hollywood’s newest gothsoap Beautiful Creatures, based on the supernatural young-adult novel series from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Thenewno2 hopes it’s what Bogart [...]
From My Bloody Valentine’s recently announced reissues and rarities to the April release of Spiritualized’s new sonic spacewalk Sweet Heart Sweet Light, synesthetic rock is returning from orbit. But its best-kept secret still remains Swervedriver, whose muscular guitar atmospherics are also thankfully back in action, starting Monday night on Fallon.
After that, Swervedriver embarks on a [...]
It’s hard to believe that My Bloody Valentine’s epochal Loveless debuted 20 years ago today. It’s an unhappy birthday, however. Let’s be honest: There hasn’t been a single album released since Loveless that has been as singular, riveting or identifiable. Disagree? Bring it. Please.
Kevin Shields’ obsessive ingenuity has mythically grown ever since, as those influenced [...]
Explosions in the Sky have specialized in epic instrumentals for quite a while now. And even though they produce spiraling sonic head-trips that feel utterly built for intrepid visual exploration, they have yet to release one official video. Until now, that is.
Which is to say, I got to show it off first. The fact that [...]