Posts Tagged ‘Interview’
American rock band The Killers are set to release a compilation of their greatest hits, titled Direct Hits, and it’s due out Tuesday, November 11th. The band has been doing press to promote the upcoming collection, featuring their biggest songs like “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young“, and their latest interview with The Sun is causing some controversy.
We've never done anything as elaborate as this.
” James Mercer, on playing 'Live on Letterman' Port Of Morrow is the title of the hotly-anticipated new album from indie rock superstars The Shins. Due out on Tuesday, March 20th on Columbia Records, the band plan to celebrate their new release by playing a special Live on Letterman webcast concert – LIVE from the Ed Sullivan Theater in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.
Danny Ross the government employee has a had a rough week. Danny Ross, the Beatles-inspired singer-songwriter, has had a week of new found freedom. Before embarking on a mini East Coast tour (the “Laid Off Tour”) that begins on the last night of CMJ, Danny took a few minutes out of his recently opened schedule to chat about the music industry, its position in a suffocated economy, and what CMJ really means to musicians.
Probably the best thing about the Pitchfork Music Festival is the wide variety of acts playing throughout the weekend. Across three stages you get a lot of interesting combinations going on at any given time. Saturday’s line up was a perfect example. In the early afternoon you were given the choice between the ’80s synth-pop of Cold Cave and Alabama hip-hop duo G-Side, and then the choice between punk supergroup OFF! and the catchy sonic noodlings of Gang Gang Dance.
People in the mood to dance might have ventured to the red stage for DJ Shadow, or to the blue stage for Twin Shadow‘s more introspective synth-tunes (no word on who scheduled both “shadow” bands at the same time). But of course there was no choice to make after the sun set and all festival goers meandered to the green stage to catch the day’s headliners, Fleet Foxes.
On the even of the release of Circuital, My Morning Jacket‘s brand-new album, we were able to ask leader singer and songwriter Jim James a few questions about his latest creation, the band’s process for writing and recording, his affection for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, vinyl, playing live, and how he feels about giving away songs for free.