VIDEO: Battles “My Machines” [featuring Gary Numan]

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Battles “My Machines” [featuring Gary Numan]

Battles’ second LP, Gloss Drop, somehow seems to be achieving underrated status when it’s easily one of the best records of the year. Hammering that point home is the band’s new single “My Machines,” which features the one and only Gary Numan on vocals. This is an album highlight for me, as it’s one of […]

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Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

Analog synth-God Gary Numan plays his lone hit single, “Cars”, on two dozen cars powered by one DieHard car battery. It’s a clever spectacle. Points to DieHard for having the balls and open-mindedness to enlist an underground luminary like Numan, who will very likely go unrecognized by the masses, save for music nerds and elder […]

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Record Store Day FAIL

April 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

So, I wasn’t able to hit up my locally participating record store the moment it opened for Record Store Day. This was evidently a mistake. By the time I rolled up, there was one shitty little display with a handful of records left. The good stuff had long been snatched up. Ugh. I checked eBay this morning and, […]

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I.R.S. Records gets digitized for iTunes

March 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on I.R.S. Records gets digitized for iTunes

Home to various and sundry 1980’s underground giants, I.R.S. Records has finally caught up with the present, placing a large selection of its catalog on iTunes for the very first time. From Wired: “Founded by Miles Copeland (older brother of Stewart, drummer from The Police) and Jay Boberg, the I.R.S. roster included R.E.M., Marillion, English […]

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