Read Rumpus columnist Rick Moody‘s interview with songwriter-visionary Mark Mulcahy (formerly of the legendary ’80s–’90s college rock band Miracle Legion) about Mulcahy’s latest album “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You” over at Salon.
Here Mulcahy discusses the writing and recording process, the album’s thematic darkness—something he attributes to what he describes as “a bleak view of people”—and (unfortunately) the reasons why we shouldn’t expect a new Miracle Legion record anytime soon....more
The Rumpus is excited to debut John Mörk’s remix of “Badwater,” the title track off Speck Mountain’s third full-length album, released earlier this year.
Mörk got a hold of “Badwater” and gave the dream-pop song a significant makeover, disco-style. Still, fans of the original track will be glad to find that Marie-Claire Balabanian’s evocative vocals remain the focal point around which Mörk’s dancier version is crafted....more
Many songs by Nick have a way of throwing you down for a good tickling and then, when everything is happy times, he’ll lyrically smack you upside the head. Pay attention, he’s going deeper than that.
He’ll sing you a lullaby before dropping you to the floor and sticking his boot on your throat....more
Inner Classics (Arts & Crafts Records)
Sometimes ascribing a name to something (a painting, a song, a poem) becomes easier after creation. One may not realized the extent to which her subconscious has been influenced by outside factors (e.g., geography, philosophy, scholarly text, etc.) until after the book has been written, or the painting has been painted, or in the case of Snowblink’s Inner Classics, until after the record was written....more
Nick Cave was a singer named Freak Storm in the 1991 film Johnny Suede. Tom DiCillo wrote and directed the film. It was his directorial debut. Before this film he paid his dues as cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch.
One day, Nick was at DiCillo’s friend’s place in London and saw the script for Johnny Suede on the table....more
If you commit manslaughter, you better run to the City of Refuge. It’s what the Old Testament tells us to do because under biblical law the family of the victim can kill you even if it was an accident.
We learned about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in Nick Cave Monday #4. So, in bible times if you kill someone on purpose, then you’re dead....more
Ralf Hütter of the German band Kraftwerk (famous for pioneering of krautrock and drone) confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that the band is indeed continuing work on their twelfth studio album, exclaiming that with the band, “it’s music non stop!” The album is to be Kraftwerk’s first release in over a decade....more
A few months back, legendary indie rock band Sebadoh quietly posted 5 new tracks on their Bandcamp page.
Those tracks are now being officially released by Joyful Noise Recordings as Secret EP, a precursor to an LP titled Defend Yourself that will be released by Joyful Noise on September 17th....more
In a dreary, isolated town stands a building. Throughout the bland hallways are rooms that have been deserted for years. Old computer equipment, basically just a bunch of shit around.
That doesn’t stop Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from cleaning it up, bringing in some gear and throwing a moderately attended party....more
What’s better than downloading kickass music? Downloading kickass free music legally.
Motivated by last week’s free release of Brass Tactics, the new EP from David Byrne and St. Vincent, Flavorwire rounded up twenty albums that you should be listening to right now—and can be, for free!...more