By liorphillips

Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff on Why You Can’t Fake Success

There’s a moment in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest wherein the author lists a series of lessons one might learn when forced to examine themselves: “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.” And while he didn’t learn that lesson in a halfway house a […]

By Matt Melis

Top 25 Songs of 1977

Decades is a recurring feature that turns back the clock to critical anniversaries of albums, songs, and films. This month, we dial it back to the top 25 songs of 1977. As we wrap up the musical side of our inaugural year of Decades — a trip that revisited the best albums and songs from 2007, […]

By Ben Kaye

The Fluids give a Track by Track breakdown of their debut album, No Kidding!: Stream

Photo by Jordan Kuyper Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Mike Tony, keyboardist Nick “Demo” DeMolina, lead guitarist Cooper Formant, and bassist John Paul “Puppy” Frank of The Fluids are here to blow out the speakers of Brooklyn rock. […]

By rmbray

How 1977 Broke All the Rules and Changed Music Forever

David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and Chris Frantz could have called their debut record anything. But even with a world of potential titles at their disposal, the Talking Heads opted to matter-of-factly name their first record after the year it was conceived. The art rock icons might have been going for an understated title […]

By Ben Kaye

Blondie perform “Long Time” on Seth Meyers: Watch

Photo via Lloyd Bishop/NBC Back in May, Blondie appeared on Fallon to perform their Pollinator single, “Long Time”. Last night, Debbie Harry and co. returned to NBC to deliver the song to late night audiences once again, this time from the set of Late Night with Seth Meyers. (Read: The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock) “Long Time” was co-written by Blood Orange’s Dev […]

By Ben Kaye

Supergroup Gizmodrome (Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, more) share their self-titled debut album: Stream

Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. Gizmodrome completely own the designation “supergroup”: The band comprises Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex-King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa), and Italian singer/multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Cosma. Their self-titled debut is out this Friday, September 15th via earMUSIC […]

By Ben Kaye

A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon shares self-titled debut solo album: Stream

Photo by​ ​​​Ebru Yildiz ​​Dion Lunadon was so used to being on the road with A Place to Bury Strangers that when the band took a bit of a respite from touring, his creative mind got restless. Struck with “a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there,” the […]

By Michelle Geslani

Blondie perform their new song “Long Time” on Fallon — watch

Blondie stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday for their first late-night TV performance behind Pollinator, their star-studded new LP. Guided by the always magnetic Debbie Harry, the punk/new wave veterans danced the evening away to album cut “Long Time”. The song was co-written by Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Catch the replay up above. (Read: […]

By Michael Roffman

Album Review: Blondie – Pollinator

Blondie’s intentions were clear when they released “Fun” and “Long Time” earlier this year. The two singles for their 11th studio album, Pollinator, make the case that zero time has lapsed since the band’s 1978 masterpiece, Parallel Lines. Of course, several decades have come and gone since Blondie emerged as part of New York’s punk rock scene […]

By Michelle Geslani

A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon premieres shredding new solo song “Howl” — listen

Photo by Ebru Yildiz For the last five or so years, Dion Lunadon has held a full-time job as the bassist for noise-rockers A Place to Bury Strangers. Recently, however, Lunadon has been hit by something of a “creative spasm — a neurotic impulse” to explore music by himself, under his own terms. The result? His very […]