As an addendum to the last post, here is Garbage’s excellent version of Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses from Q magazine’s Achtung Baby tribute album.
This week I’ve been thinking not about the film La guerre est finie but about the early 1990′s and the music made in the uncertain glow of the Cold War’s end. (It was the end of history itself according to Francis Fukuyama, a view that now appears dangerously naive in light of the economic catastrophe, [...]
This is a photo of a photo on the wall of Le Cagibi’s bathroom. Le Cagibi is an off-putting and shabby yet comfortable cafe on the corner of St-Viateur and St-Laurent in the Mile End in Montreal. It feels like a threadbare student society dining hall or vegetarian co-op where the food looks so unappetizing [...]
Christopher Owens of the San Francisco duo Girls wrote this song as an homage to Felt frontman Lawrence Hayward.
In what I hope will be a weekly tradition, behold the first two Friday Fist Pump tracks: Gauntlet Hair, a Denver duo, and their anguished jangle of a song: “Top Bunk” & Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend’s solo track “Don’t Let It Get To You”.