The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society proudly presents Ogham Waite and the Amphibian Jazz Band’s Live at the Gilman House, an album that pays tribute to Tom Waits’ stylized music and gritty vocals — and the words and themes of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.
Die Antwoord’s TEN$ION follows their highly successful 2009 debut, $O$. The South African group is touring sold-out shows in support of their sophomore album, which they’ve issued through their indie label, Zef Recordz, after recently leaving Interscope. Meanwhile, Die Antwoord continue to incite and inspire a growing legion of fans who are members of their own ersatz army. Here are a few photos of our own favorite “Zeflings.”
Dan the Automator, who frequently collaborates with a myriad of artists, is set to release his latest project, Pillowfight, with singer Emily Wells. With Kid Koala in the mix, and visuals by David Choe, the album should be as strong as anything else in his past.
While photographer Mick Rock has come to be known as “the man who shot the ’70s,” his body of work is much more than a collection of Nixon-era snapshots of a bygone music scene. After capturing early pop-culture gods like Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, and Queen, the aptly-named Rock went on to take pictures of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Killers, and Lady Gaga.
Jessie Baylin recalls the gauzy tones of ’70s vocalists such as Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Dusty Springfield, only with a much more contemporary feel. Plus, this gifted singer is also lucky enough to be friends with Scarlett Johansson, who directed Baylin in a new video for her classic pop-inspired song, “Hurry, Hurry.”
If Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Rey had a secret love child, he or she might sound like Herman Dune. (Their bio is so colorful, it comes with illustrations.) A favorite of late British DJ John Peel, the French folk-pop duo stops in LA, NYC, and other cities on a micro-tour supporting Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.
With the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo out on December 21, Sony Pictures has released a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as interpreted by Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah Yeahs, Atticus Ross, and Trent Reznor.