Thurston Moore Announces New Solo Album ‘By the Fire,’ Shares “Hashish”

Thurston Moore is back with a new song called “Hashish,” which will serve as the opening track to his forthcoming album By the Fire, out September 25 via his Daydream Library Series label. “Hashish” is a shimmering psychedelic wall of sound that’s filled with a rush of hypnotic jangly guitars and Moore’s casually melodic vocals. … More Thurston Moore Announces New Solo Album ‘By the Fire,’ Shares “Hashish”

New Music Roundup — Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

With so much music that was released throughout the week, it can be overwhelming and difficult to determine what to listen to. But we managed to string up a list of some of the best new releases to make things easier for you. From Harry Styles’ new slick and soulful pop album to Duster’s brilliant … More New Music Roundup — Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

How Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’ Became an Unusual Masterpiece

An in-depth look at one of the strangest, but most innovative rock ‘n’ roll albums of all time.  “A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?” Captain Beefheart’s acclaimed 1969 double LP Trout Mask Replica isn’t as good as some might think. Regardless of it being ahead of its … More How Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’ Became an Unusual Masterpiece

Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

After two quirky, but prominent and slick new wave albums, Talking Heads wanted change. Their third album Fear of Music would be a more serious take on experimenting compared to their 1978 dance-oriented album More Songs About Buildings and Food in 1978. Unlike the record that was made for 28-year-olds, the grooves on Fear of Music … More Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture on ‘Lone Rhino’

After seeing David Byrne this past weekend, I listened to every Talking Heads album I owned on vinyl. Hearing the quick-paced, choppy guitar riff in “The Great Curve” off the innovative “Remain in Light” (1980), reminded me of the guitarist playing “Stay” alongside David Bowie in 1978, on the German television program, “Musikladen.” When looking … More Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture on ‘Lone Rhino’

Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’

Let’s just get it out of the way. Jack White’s highly anticipated third solo studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” is bizarre. Very bizarre. This is far from what we all expected, right? He shedded his skin of traditional blues rock and developed a whole new layer of music that is mystifying and beyond the rules. This … More Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’