This Week in Posivibes: John Cale


The experimental legend reissued his album Music for a New Society on Domino this past Friday, thirty-four years after it first came out. Alongside the reissue, Cale is releasing a complete remake of the albumtitled M:FANS, the remake has Cale re-imagining the stories he told on the original record. Stereogum’s Gabriela Claymore writes,

Cale has always been a forward-thinking musician, a man who built his career on an earnest need to think differently and ahead of the curve. It’s fascinating, then, to listen to the way he revamps an old project and turns muted, minimalistic ballads into works of modern fiction.

Read Claymore’s Q&A with Cale here and watch the video for the remade version of “Close Watch,” featuring Amber Coffman of the Dirty Projectors, after the jump.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →