Perfume Genius has released a new track titled, "Eye In The Wall" which is a clattering deep dive into dance and performance art.  "Eye In The Wall" was taken from the collaborative album The Sun Still Burns Here with Kate Wallich.  The nearly 9 minute track is unlike anything Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has done before and it pushes the boundaries...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEZLc6iB_v8&w=560&h=315] Last night Vampire Weekend performed “Sympathy” from their widely acclaimed album, Father of the Bride on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Having previously been guests of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, Vampire Weekend returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater for their first Late Show appearance since Colbert took the...
R.E.M's track "Fascinating" was recorded in Nassau  in 2004 and is being released to benefit global organization Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.  While that's a noble effort, "Fascinating" is a mawkish mess.  Electronics and overproduction swirl in this dated track that feels like a warmed up leftover from "Reveal."  Bleah.  Check it out if you really feel...
Remember when Supergrass were being eyed by Stephen Spielberg as The New Monkees? Possibly not and it could have worked, if The Monkees were defunct in the 90's. Ah, to dare to dream or to milk a concept that had previously expired 30 years prior. Hollywood.
What's the best way to objectively review Tool's new album Fear Inoculum?  By now you've heard that it's Tool's first album in 13 years and it's an 86-minute + monolithic monster.  Some have attempted to review Fear Inoculum by comparing it to Tool's formidable back catalog.  While that approach has merit, I believe that it takes away from enjoying this new artistic statement.  It...