Marc Hogan

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  • Queens of the Stone Age,

    Endless Queens of the Stone Age Video Series Adds Fire-Starting 'If I Had a Tail'

    Queens of the Stone Age's latest dystopian animated video begins with the text "BURN IT ALL DOWN" and ends with "THE END IS REALLY FUCKING NIGH." In between, the desert rockers grind through the disco-splashed brooder "If I Had a Tail" while the visuals depict a grim highway chase. The song, which QOTSA previously debuted live in Belgium, is taken from the band's upcoming album ...Like Clockwork, due out June 4 via Matador Records. The video is the fourth in a series with images by ...Like Clockwork cover art designer Boneface and animation by Liam Brazier, following "I Appear Missing," "Kalopsia," and "Keep Your Eyes Peeled." If it seems like QOTSA are asking you to keep your eyes peeled on a daily, if not hourly basis, well, it helps that the results continue to be worth watching.

  • Kurt Vile, Coachella

    Stream Kurt Vile's Full Acoustic Solo Show in His Hometown

    Kurt Vile is on the road in support of his SPIN Essential new album Wakin on a Pretty Daze, and last night the artful Philadelphia singer-strummer played a hometown set as part of the Non-COMMvention radio conference at local public station WXPN. His gorgeous half-hour solo acoustic set included both new and old material, including songs from 2009's Hunchback EP and 2011's Smoke Ring for My Halo, and he asked for requests. When, during a rendition of latest LP centerpiece "Wakin on a Pretty Day," his voiced cracked a little on the words "don't worry about a thing," it was almost too appropriate.Listen to Vile's full set here. And if you happen to have Windows Media Player, you can also check out a few songs Vile did earlier this week for Seattle's KEXP.

  • Chelsea Light Moving,

    Chelsea Light Moving Incite an All-Ages Riot With Furious 'Lip' Video

    Almost two years after Occupy Wall Street, Thurston Moore is encouraging more active dissent. "Get fucking mad / Too fucking bad," the Sonic Youth singer-guitarist sneers on "Lip," a blistering art-punk track from his current band Chelsea Light Moving's excellent new self-titled album. The song's video, directed by Eva Prinz at Ecstatic Peace Library and posted today, intersperses performance footage with footage from both Occupy and the 2011 London riots.In a new Rolling Stone interview, Moore said "Lip" is a "protest song" he wrote for everyone he knows involved with Occupy. "When I went down there, there was so much celebration and theater going on, and I really responded to that," he's quoted as saying.

  • The Flaming Lips,

    Watch Flaming Lips Play 'Try to Explain,' a David Bowie Cover, and Pictionary on 'Fallon'

    The Flaming Lips are the kind of band that would appreciate how crucial the extra quotation marks are in the title of David Bowie's classic 1977 album "Heroes." The Oklahoma City psych-rockers — who've done a better job than just about anyone in the past few decades of flirting with mainstream appeal while also holding a fun-house mirror up to that very mainstream — performed their spaced-out take on Bowie's "Heroes" title track last night as a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon web exclusive. During the actual TV broadcast, the Flaming Lips did their SPIN Essential album The Terror's huge, heartbreak-as-supernova anthem "Try to Explain." For both performances, because they're the Flaming Lips, a clothes-eschewing Wayne Coyne was surrounded by wiry, streamer-like strands and an assortment of colored lights.

  • Beck

    Beck to Perform 'Song Reader' Live With Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, and More

    Beck's Song Reader collection of sheet music is coming to the stage. The Barbican in London has announced it will host a performance of the work by Beck with a star-studded lineup on July 4.Joining the songs' illustrious scribe for the show will be Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, and Beth Orton, along with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan as Police Woman, Villagers' Conor J O'Brien, the Staves, the Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston, and the Pictish Trail. More artists will be announced.

  • Escort

    Hear Escort's Gate-Crashing New Single 'Barbarians'

    Escort are back, and they're gonna fight for your right to party. New York's premier modern disco ensemble returns with new single "Barbarians," out June 25 via Escort Records, and it's a righteous blast of expertly engineered soul, funk, and, yes, disco — Daft Punk fans just getting into the stuff would do well to make Escort their next checkpoint. "Stand up, stand up / Bang your drum," lead vocal chameleon Adeline Michèle belts, and the 17-piece band snaps right to attention. They already know she wants more cowbell, so she doesn't have to ask.Escort will hit the road for a handful of U.S. and international dates this summer. "Barbarians" marks their first release since last year's Escort Remixed, and their first all-new material since their SPIN Essential debut.Escort's "Barbarians" single track list:1. "Barbarians"2. "Barbarians (CSS Remix)"3. "Barbarians (Rance Muhammitz Remix)"4.

  • google music

    Google Unveils Lamely Named, Pandora-Like 'All Access' Music Streaming Service

    Google has launched a paid digital streaming subscription service. As USA Today reports, "Google Play Music All Access" will provide access to millions of tracks.All Access will let users explore based on listening preferences, genre, and more, the Internet giant announced today at its anual Google I/O conference. Any track a user plays can also be turned into its own "radio station," Google said. According to ABC News, the service will allow users to mix their own music libraries with Google's.The service is out today in the United States, available for phones, tablets, and Web browsers. The cost is $7.99 a month for those who subscribe by June 30, or $9.99 for those who sign up later. A 30-day free trial is also available.

  • Camera Obscura

    Hear Camera Obscura's Swooning Waltz 'Fifth in Line to the Throne'

    Princess Beatrice, this one's for you. Camera Obscura's latest offering from the Scottish dreamers' upcoming Desire Lines (due out June 4 on 4AD) is waltzing, waiting-in-vain slow dance "Fifth in Line to the Throne." Where the LP's previously shared "Do It Again" is a confidently peppy come-on, this one luxuriates in a less certain relationship. "If you want me to leave, then I'll go / Do you want me to stay? Let it show," frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell confides, unhurriedly, amid a smoldering, organic-sounding arrangement of cleanly picked electric guitar, restrained bass, shuffling drums, and flickering keyboard. Just as with "Do It Again," the overall effect is to pull you in closer, to the band or the person next to you. So, Beatrice of York, share this with that special prince!Stream below, or download here.

  • Eric Avery, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction

    Bassist Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

    Trent Reznor has lost the bassist for his revived Nine Inch Nails' upcoming summer tour.Eric Avery, the founding bassist for Jane's Addiction, revealed today in a Facebook post he is leaving NIN. Avery wrote that he wanted to focus on music at home in Los Angeles, especially film work. Avery, who toured with Garbage last year, also said he was feeling "overwhelmed."A replacement for Avery has not yet been announced. NIN's next scheduled show is at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 26. Their first upcoming U.S. gig is Chicago's Lollapalooza in August. Their tour dates currently run through New Orleans' Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in November, but the band's website promises more soon.Avery co-founded Jane's Addiction in 1985 and left when the band broke up in 1991. He rejoined the group in 2008 for its reunion tour, but quit in 2010.

  • Queens of the Stone Age,

    See Queens of the Stone Age's Latest Gross Animated Video 'Keep Your Eyes Peeled'

    Queens of the Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork will be out on June 4 via Matador Records, but first the band is unveiling what amounts to a serialized animated film. Today QOTSA revealed the video for the album's churning "Keep Your Eyes Peeled," which they previously performed live in Belgium. With zombie-like gore and a particularly memorable scene involving a loogie activating a jukebox, the clip picks up where the Boneface-imagined visuals for previous selections "Kalopsia" and "I Appear Missing" left off. This one begins with the text, "A man walks into a bar." If there's a punchline, it's a dark one.Last night, QOTSA performed on BBC's Later... With Jools Holland, where the played ...Like Clockwork's "My God Is the Sun" and "I Sat by the Ocean."

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