As Matt Radick admits, it's "pretty obvious" the songs on 'Bitter Fruit,' his debut album under the mysterious nom de alt-folk Ann Pragg, come from "dark and confusing places." Indeed, the record (released earlier this week and streaming in full below) is a thing of stark, meditative beauty. Opener 'Demolition Dust,' a Diffuser.fm free MP3 download back in March, sets the mood for the subsequent 10 tracks, and despite the air of desolation and decay -- it's about the end of the world -- it must resonate with listeners. The tune earned Radick first place in our first ever Crucial Cut of the Month contest.
There aren't too many things better in this world than serving up a steaming hot plate of revenge. Or you could offer it at a chillier temperature, if that's your thing. Either way, getting back at an ex, a boss or even that a-hole in the Hummer who was driving way below the speed limit in the fast lane this morning delivers more satisfaction than taking the high road
We’re pretty sure we have some sort of fetish for masks. We’re not going to show up to work wearing one of those black leather zipper-for-a-mouth jobbies anytime soon, but we’ve found that we get overly excited when we see anyone in a mask -- be they celebrating Halloween, robbing us at gunpoint or rocking out onstage.
With summer on the horizon, talk abounds of blockbuster movies and the many sequels that invariably come out this time of year. With that in mind, we thought we'd look at some of our favorite songs with second installments, as well as some with third and even fourth parts
Perhaps as a reaction to America’s fascination with the grunge scene in the early to mid-‘90s, the U.K. fell hard for the Britpop movement. Where the grunge sound took cues from punk, garage rock and heavy metal, the groups that fell under the Britpop umbrella looked to the British beat groups of the ‘60s for their inspiration. The parallels between the British Invasion and Britpop don’t end there. While the ‘60s had the infamous Beatles vs. Rolling Stones debate, the Britpop scene had the Blur/Oasis chart battle of 1995.
We’d argue that all forms of rock 'n' roll androgyny trace back to David Bowie, and here at Diffuser.fm HQ, we celebrate sexual ambiguity in music like some people celebrate guitar solos or poetic lyrics. As far as we're concerned, singers whose
Keegan DeWitt came to New York City last month with every intention of giving the city his all. The Wild Cub frontman and mastermind has a background in film score, but he's as comfortable onstage as he is in the studio, and that's fortunate, if not essential, given the nature of his latest project. Suave and poppy like Tears for Fears, slick and dancey like Prince, derivative of neither, Wild Cub kick irresistible neo-New Wave jams that have made the Nashville quintet one of this year's most buzzed-about bands.
Who's the smirking boy with the high bangs and bow tie? When he became famous, he lost the bangs and tie, but he kept the smirk and added some tats. Lots of tats.
There are tons of movie stars who want to be rock stars. Way more than we could ever contain in a single Top 10 list. Whether they're doing it as a favor for a friend or they're fans of the music or maybe they just needed a quick paycheck, these big-screen stars never seem to be totally slumming. In fact, some of these cameos feature the actors' best performances in