Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon. She tempted Johnny Thunders…toured America with the Clash…dated Mick Jones…and inspired the classic Clash anthem Train in Vain. But Albertine was no mere muse. In Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, Albertine delivers a unique and unfiltered look at a traditionally male-dominated scene. Pick up her memoirs book here.
The newest single from Singer’s Grave A Sea of Tongues is molten, set to burn like a classic torch song should– in your ears and forever! On “New Black Rich (Tusks)”, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy collaborated with longtime songwriting partner Bryan Rich to create the ardent ballad. In the music video, Billy is featured with long ivory tusks as he dances and sings his way to a country speakeasy where he falls in love with a girl who has another strange animalistic characteristic.
‘Love My Baby’ was recorded as part of the film ‘One Hand Clapping’. Filmed in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, in late summer of 1974.The track was never released until today. You can download the track for free on Paul McCartney’s website.
Paul McCartney “Love My Baby”
Spanning 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel Pink, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. With the Los Angeles native striking it out alone and returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade, pom pom could very well be Ariel Pink’s magnum opus. pom pom is Ariel Pink’s third studio album for 4AD.
Listen: Ariel Pink “Black Ballerina”
Dukes of Chutney is John Paul Jones and Dustin Lynn, California born brothers from other cosmic mothers who met surfing over a decade ago. Dukes of Chutney’s Domino was released yesterday and today they release their music video for the track Jan’s Bellski using some incredible footage from Fellini’s 1972 film Roma. You can purchase the album here.
Genesis P’Orridge and Devendra Banhart in London.