Tracklist: Alice Smith, Mastodon, Wilco, T.I, Beyonce, Bear Hands, Dirty Beaches, Simple Minds, Jack Antonoff, Luna, Shannon Whitworth and more
- Nicki, Drake, Wayne, and Ugh
>> Last Night on Late Night (They're back!): Jeff Tweedy played Charades and then Wilco dug deep for "Cars Can't Escape," which was originally only available as a free Wilcoworld.net Roadcase download for people who bought Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and "A Magazine Called Sunset" off their 2003 EP, More Like the Moon on Fallon, T.I. did "G'Shit" with a little help from Jeezy and Watch the Duck on Meyers, Mastodon did "The Motherload" on Letterman, 80s idol Billy Idol did new one "Can't Break Me Down" and eternal classic "Rebel Yell," and post-punksters Bear Hands did "Agora on Coco.
>> "In 1994, most people had a largely binary perception of sexuality — the message was complicated for them. I am thrilled to see how much this has changed in those 20 years." ~ Michael Stipe
>> Bleachers enlisted Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Hunting Party, The Matador, and Girls, natch) to direct the new music video for Strange Desire tune "Rollercoaster." Fun times.
>> Full Stream Ahead: Dirty Beaches, Stateless, Simple Minds, Big Music, Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Bonuses: Drake, "6 God,” “Heat of the Moment,” "How Bout Now"
>> Watch a Garden & Gun Back Porch Session with former Biscuit Burners singer and North Carolina native, Shannon Whitworth.
>> According to Paper, soul/jazz/R&B/blues chanteuse Alice Smith is going to dominate 2015.
>> The New Yorker's profile on American treasure Billy Joel is a #mustread #longread.
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>> Perpetua on shockingly competent The Voice mentor Taylor Swift's "Blank Space": "(It) is the best song Taylor Swift has written about the very specific experience of being Taylor Swift."
>> Luna is planning a short Spanish tour for April 2015(!)