Mark Lanegan Band | Somebody’s Knocking

WHO IS HE? The Seattle singer-songwriter whose entire musical and personal vibe screams anti-social loner, but whose lengthy and prolific resume is festooned with collaborations and stints with Screaming...

Ringo Starr | What’s My Name

WHO IS HE? The artist formerly known as Richard Starkey. The funny one. The former drummer of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes. The man who earned a lifetime spot...

Jimmy Eat World | Surviving

WHO ARE THEY? The long-serving Arizona emo-rockers who are still best known for their 2001 hit The Middle — and who just celebrated their 25th year together. WHAT IS THIS?...
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Beck’s Hyperspace Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Seems like Beck is in one of his moods again. The mercurial singer-songwriter just announced that his 14th album Hyperspace will arrive Nov. 22 — and based on the...

Cheeky Pop-Rocker Zach Oliver Screams Banzai With New Album

Canadian musical bad boy and self-described “bastard” Zach Oliver has released his personal anthem and “battle cry” in the form of new 10-track LP, Banzai — available now. “I feel...
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Beatles Singles Box Tops Today’s Album Announcements

I have more box sets of The Beatles than any other artist. And it's not because I'm some sort of Fab Four fanatic — it's just what happens when...

Short Subjects | Five Recent EPs That Won’t Waste Your Time

At this time of year, there are way too many albums and not enough hours in the day. That's where EPs come in handy: You can feed your new-music...

Coldplay & Taylor Hawkins Top Today’s Album Announcements

Talk about the shot heard (and seen) ’round the world. Earlier today, this poster appeared in Sao Paulo subways — and spread across the Internet shortly thereafter. The old-timey...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 15, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Pet Shop Boys, Everything But the Girl, Melissa Etheridge and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 14-20 • The Short List: Seven Albums You...

The Kinkster and Clipping, Jimmy and Jim and another Jimmy, Dark Mark and Refused — who needs big-name major-label releases when you've got these options? Looks like seven is...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 14-20 • The Long List: 210 Releases On...

The days are getting shorter — but the new release lists are definitely getting longer. This week, there are more than 210 albums, EPs and singles dropping. Peep the...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 14-20 • New Books

Along with the usual assortment of rock-star memoirs and biographies, coffee-table photo collections and scholarly tomes, this week's extensive list boasts a first: A musical cookbook! Feast your eyes: Me By...
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Next Week in Music | Oct. 14-20 • On TV

It's one of those quiet weeks when most of the talk shows are on hiatus, so unless you're into reruns, your options are limited — but rest assured, what...

Los Pirañas | Historia Natural

WHO ARE THEY? An oddball instrumental indie-rock trio from Colombia, Los Pirañas are also something of a supergroup — assuming bands like Meridian Brothers, Chúpame el Dedo, Frente Cumbiero,...

Skarbø Skulekorps | Skarbø Skulekorps

WHO ARE THEY? A Norwegian contemporary jazz-rock septet that was formed by drummer and composer Øyvind Skarbø (which explains the first half of their name) and dresses in marching-band...

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