Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:34pm
Spinal Tap might've been the band that popularized the phrase “none more black,” but Sisters of Mercy have made a career out of it: they are amongst the gothiest of all the goth bands, and they've delivered some truly bleak material that has nonetheless managed to fill more than a few dance floors over the years.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 3:51pm
With the caveat that it's never really all that shocking when an artist that's achieved even so much as a modicum of success is given the best-of treatment, it's actually rather remarkable that Tracy Chapman released her self-titled debut album in 1988, has put out an additional seven studio albums since then, and yet has never before been the subject of a greatest-hits collection in the US…until now.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:27pm
When a musician releases a memoir, they generally find themselves in the public eye when the time comes to promote it, so it makes sense that they'd take advantage of their increased profile by releasing some new music at the same time. As it happens, that's exactly what Carly Simon is doing: when her autobiography, Songs from the Trees, hits bookstores, so will a new 31-track compilation entitled Songs from the Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:37pm

Back in the summer, we had a good chuckle when we posted the details on how to pre-order a copy of The Grateful Dead's new live album, Fare Thee Well, and prefaced them by musing, “It takes a seriously momentous concert event for folks to start getting psyched about pre-ordering a copy of the live audio document of a show before it's even taken place.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 1:10pm
Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.