Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift

We followed Taylor Swift for days, getting all the details on her pop coming-out party,  1989 —  and learned a little about living under the constant eye of the paparazzi to boot. Here’s 22 facts from the co-author of “22″ that couldn’t fit into this issue’s cover story, from why Lena Dunham thinks…

Leonard Cohen Outlines ‘Popular Problems’ Album, Unveils Dark New Song

Leonard Cohen has confirmed the September 23rd release of his new album Popular Problems, set to be unveiled just two days after his 80th birthday. The album will feature nine new songs and was produced by Patrick Leonard, who worked with Cohen on his 2012 album Old Ideas. Fans that pre-order the album will…

Get Hurt

It’s always been there under the New Jersey grit, but this band fully unleashes its inner Who on its fifth studio album. “So what you wanna say is/My head is a hurricane?” singer-guitarist Brian Fallon howls in “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” sounding like the ’73 Roger Daltrey, with the cutting, lyric…

Smokey & Friends

On this duets album, the R&B legend rerecords some of his classic hits with indebted singers, from Steven Tyler to Sheryl Crow to John Legend. The balance of respectful tributes and reimaginings recalls John Fogerty’s similarly structured 2013 collection, Wrote a Song for Everyone. “My Girl,” done with Miguel, Aloe…

Benjamin Booker

“Fucking up on a five-year bender,” Benjamin Booker growls on “Violent Shiver,” a song that sounds something like the Strokes if they’d been suckled on moonshine in a juke joint. A New Orleans-based, Jack White-endorsed 25-yearold with an open sore of a voice and a love of distorted boogie-blues shredding,…

Death from Above 1979 Drop Explosive New Track ‘Government Trash’

With less than a month before garage duo Death from Above 1979 finally release The Physical World, the band’s second album and first since 2004′s You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, DFA1979 have unveiled “Government Trash,” another track from their comeback LP. The Physical World arrives September 9th. Thankfully, “Government Trash”…

Jackson Browne Returns to an Old Favorite: Hear ‘The Birds of St. Marks’

Six years after Time the Conqueror, a Bush-era LP that found him addressing subjects like Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War, Jackson Browne is preparing to release Standing in the Breach, a new studio album due October 7th. For the lead single, the singer-songwriter returned to “The Birds of St. Marks,”…

T.I. Goes In: MC on Iggy Azalea, Ambitious Album Trilogy and Young Thug

“She’s tal-en-ted.” T.I., typically polite and always loquacious, was speaking as if I’d asked the dumbest question in the world, pausing between each syllable. “She has hit records. Broke the record for the most weeks at Number One for a female rapper. She sells millions of singles. She sells out…

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