As promised: The state of my “2009 awesomeness” playlist, in which I collect the songs that catch my ear as the year progresses in order to not make my best-of list a last-minute-of-December clusterfuck sort of thing. (It inevitably winds up being like that, but you know, I have noble intentions.) It’s after the jump, and has some contextual links added in. Feel free to make your own and share it here! More »
Our look at the closing lines of the week’s biggest new-music reviews continues with a roundup of reactions to Horehound, the first album by the Jack White/Allison Mosshart project The Dead Weather: More »
Following in the footsteps of Eminem, the Jack White/Allison Mosshart project the Dead Weather has decided to debut its Jonathan Glazer-directed video for “Treat Me Like Your Mother” on Cinemax on July 11. More »
The first single by the Dead Weather—the sorta-supergroup that brings together names from the White Stripes, the Kills, the Raconteurs, and Queens of the Stone Age—is “Hang You From The Heavens,” a jagged little blues number that has the Kills’ Allison Mossheart growling to a lover in such a way that it sounds like she wants to devour him alive. (In a good and bad way.) Even with the hair shout-out, I feel like it could be a really great song if it was maybe 45 seconds shorter. Perhaps Jack White wanted to indulge his Lead Singer Syndrome a bit by getting a few drum fills front-and-center? Clip after the jump.