The Cure were coming off a sort of breakthrough with their 1985 album ‘The Head on the Door’ when Robert Smith got way ambitious and hit on the idea of making the band’s next record, their seventh, a double. Part of it had to do with the conflicting directions taking over his head. Ever since the Cure’s turn toward poppier melodies around 1984, Smith needed to reconcile them with some of his most outside compositions – most of them long dirges that often seemed to go nowhere.
John Lydon and Primal Scream's Bobbie Gillespie are among those taking over Jarvis Cocker's BBC show this summer.
Not even Prince is immune to grunge nostalgia.
We’ve already seen Brooklyn-based indie-rock greats Grizzly Bear perform on ‘Leno,’ ‘Letterman’ and ‘The Colbert Report,’ and now, they can add another TV appearance to the list. They took the stage of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ last month to play ‘Yet Again,’ and the clip surfaced today (May 24). Check it out above.
Since signing with Sub Pop in 2002, Iron & Wine, the recording moniker of Southerner Sam Beam, has been one of music's more unlikely success stories. Beam's early tunes were sung in a near whisper, allowing the singer and the listener to bond over shared nostalgia, memories of lost love and acceptance of the idea that life's joys require sorrow.
In the new LG Electronics commercial, a woman embarks on a dreamlike journey through the clouds and uncovers a number of flawless home appliances along the way, including the perfect dishwasher, oven, refrigerator and washing machine. The charming tune featured in the 30-second clip is ‘Littlest Things’ by Lily Allen, who is now professionally known as Lily Rose Cooper.