Some #longreads for the moments you refrain from laughter due to serious newscasters using the phrase “Pineapple Express”…
We’re really excited for the release next week of Father John Misty’s new album, I Love You Honeybear–his debut, Fear Fun, was a pleasant surprise and the man put on one entertaining live show. To help prepare you for the new record, be sure to read the profiles on Josh Tillman on Grantland and Pitchfork.
There are few reasons to care about the Grammys no matter what year it is, but the fact that Beck’s Morning Phase was nominated for Album of the Year and as a result will perform with Chris Martin on Sunday’s telecast might spur us to watch. However, the awards did provide the L.A. Times with the opportunity to talk to Beck and discuss how he feels now that he’s no longer the young buck but an elder statesman for these shows.
If you’ve ever listened to a Sub Pop album from its early days, chances are you listened to an album recorded by Jack Endino. He was the man behind the boards for a number of the heavyweights of the grunge era, and has continued to record numerous awesome indie bands since then. Noisey caught up with the former Skin Yard drummer for an interview.
Everybody has been talking about the recent leak of the settlement between Sam Smith and Tom Petty over the similarities between “Stay With Me” and “Won’t Back Down”, and that prompted the AV Club to take a look at other instances of musical “borrowing.” The first part of the Inventory was released today, so be sure to check on Monday for a few more examples.
And finally, if you still find yourself with some free time this weekend, check out the Albums That Never Were blog, which has painstakingly recreated some of the most famous “lost albums” of all-time, all with meticulous notes about their composition.