Janet Weiss Leaves Sleater-Kinney

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on Janet Weiss Leaves Sleater-Kinney

Janet Weiss announced today that she is leaving Sleater-Kinney because the band is heading in a “new direction.” This will no doubt be devastating news for many, as Sleater-Kinney won’t be the same without her. Weiss’s drumming style helped define the band’s raucous sound, as it evolved from wailing indie-punk to an explosive power trio. […]

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STREAM: St. Vincent’s Complete Live Set at Pitchfork Music Festival

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on STREAM: St. Vincent’s Complete Live Set at Pitchfork Music Festival

St. Vincent’s self-titled fourth record is without a doubt in my top ten for the year. Her music is an idiosyncratic mix of post-Bowie stylized weirdness, syncopated, dance-able rhythms, and off-kilter guitar bravado. There is no one in her league. Her lyrics are intellectual and articulate with the requisite amount of oddness to match the […]

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VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

I’ve always been intrigued by St. Vincent’s music but never fully engaged. Everything she produces is extremely stylized, but the substance often seemed a bit lacking.¬†Evidently, Annie Clark’s 2012 collaboration with David Byrne did her much good, as¬†“Digital Witness” has an immediate and profound impact with its bracing funk syncopation and paranoid social commentary. If […]

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David Byrne and St. Vincent Perform “Who” on Fallon

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on David Byrne and St. Vincent Perform “Who” on Fallon

Got the circle spin of death over at NBC’s official Jimmy Fallon page, so I found this on Vimeo. I’m liking this record just about exactly as much as I thought I would. The David Byrne parts appeal to me, and I can leave or take St. Vincent’s contributions. This song in particular works well […]

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Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

Record Club: INXS “Guns In The Sky” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo. All of Beck’s Record Club covers thus far have made sense as far as Beck’s probable influences go, but now that he’s hooked up with St. Vincent, members of Liars, and members of Os Mutantes, I’m much more intrigued. This random assortment of […]

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