Entries Tagged as 'video'

VIDEO: Refused “Blood Red”

August 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Refused “Blood Red”

Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come was such a visceral, unimpeachable, career-defining classic that it was almost a relief that the band broke up a few months after it came out so as not to risk tainting its lasting legacy. Refused’s dissolution in the face of imminent success was also consistent with its anti-capitalistic […]

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The Cure Prepares Concert Box Set for Fall Release, Post-pones New Album

August 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on The Cure Prepares Concert Box Set for Fall Release, Post-pones New Album

Last summer Robert Smith curated the Meltdown festival in the UK with handpicked acts ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Nine In Nails to The Church. The Cure, of course, headlined but were billed as CURÆTION-25 so as not to violate a contract for its massive headlining slot a few weeks later in London’s Hyde […]

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VIDEO: Prince “Holly Rock”

July 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Prince “Holly Rock”

Prince’s estate has just released an animated video to accompany “Holly Rock”- the latest single off the posthumously released Originals compilation. It’s a song Prince originally wrote for Sheila E. back in 1985. He recorded it at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles the same week he recorded “Kiss” for his own Parade album. Sheila E.’s […]

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VIDEO: David Bowie “Space Oddity (2019 Mix)”

July 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on VIDEO: David Bowie “Space Oddity (2019 Mix)”

David Bowie’s estate has just released an official video to accompany the 2019 mix by longtime producer Tony Visconti of “Space Oddity,” which was Bowie’s first big hit released 50 years ago this month. To the chagrin of some fans, the footage mixes eras of Bowie’s career. This was a song that he kept in […]

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VIDEO: Joy Division’s “Insight” Reimagined

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Joy Division’s “Insight” Reimagined

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Joy Division’s unimpeachable debut, Unknown Pleasures, the band has commissioned a visual campaign whereby a new video will accompany each track- all with different directors. The latest addition is the reimagining of “Insight” directed by Makato Nagahisa, best known for this year’s We Are Little Zombies. […]

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VIDEO: Madonna’s “God Control” Is Cynically Woke

June 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Madonna’s “God Control” Is Cynically Woke

Madonna’s roll-out for her new album, Madame X, has not been without controversy but not the usual brand. Faced with a relentless barrage of ageist condescension for daring to turn 60, much less continue to make music, Madonna has unsurprisingly struggled to connect with any of her new singles. So, it’s not without a pinch […]

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Black Midi’s Compositional Chaos

June 27th, 2019 · Comments Off on Black Midi’s Compositional Chaos

A few months ago Sirius XMU played a song by an English band called Black Midi. I was driving when I heard it and completely dumbfounded: It was noisy, anti-melodic, primal and tight- not the type of stuff you hear on the radio in 2019- even on the “indie” radio stations. Several friends have sent […]

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