The Black Lips can be a pretty divisive band. So if you’re not a fan, that’s understandable. That said, it’s hard to argue with their desire to see and experience cultures different from our own, which is what you’ll see in this video. The band toured the Middle East a little while back and created this mini-documentary to tell the story.
We No Who U R is the first single from the upcoming 15th Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album (15th!), titled Push the Sky Away. The song is pretty much what you would expect from Cave and the gang, as is the video. It features a creepy, prolonged scene in the woods that oddly enough reminds me of the Beastie Boys’ So What’cha Want video. But just to be clear, that’s only because the locale is vaguely similar.
Let’s get something straight. The new Ben Folds Five record – the first one in 13 years – is written for the skanks. So have fun with that. It’s also a fantastic record in that it doesn’t sound like the trio missed a beat in those lost years. We dive into the why’s and who’s and get the skinny on the future of the band and the next record…on a boardwalk at the DeLuna Festival in Pensacola, Fla.
Don’t call it a comeback. Sure, The Shins may have taken, what at the time was an unspecified hiatus, but James Mercer stayed plenty busy as one half of Broken Bells. Now with their debut behind him, Mercer rediscovered his love for the band that put him on dorm room playlists throughout the ’00s and released this year’s stellar Port of Morrow. Kyle Meredith and Sean Cannon caught up with James backstage at Lollapalooza to discuss his banner year, grocery shopping in Portland, using the want ads to get a band, and plenty more.
Kyle Meredith sits down with School of Seven Bells to talk about Ghostory, their character-themed new record, and what it takes to write with a persona in mind. Also, did you know they covered Lil Wayne?
Have you ever given any thought to how much public radio means to you? The many new discoveries and information it brings into your life on a daily basis? You’re not the only one that loves public radio. Hear what public radio means to some of the artists we play.