Friday, October 23, 2015 - 2:35pm
Back at the end of August, you may recall that we released a new Faces box set, 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything… If you don't recall that, then it's a good thing you stopped by, so that we can steer you toward the piece we wrote about it at the time of its release - just click right here! - and you can get the full scoop on its contents.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:06am
42 years ago today, David Bowie released his legendary covers album, Pin Ups, which featured his takes on 12 tracks recorded by a variety of '60s artists, but if you delve a little more deeply into the contents of the album, you'll find that three of the songs chosen by Bowie were actually the debut singles of the artists in question.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:27pm

Sit down, kids, and let us tell you a tale of a gentleman named Jack and his mannequin…

No, no, just kidding. This is actually a story about a band called Something Corporate…or to be more specific, it's a story about Something Corporate's singer, Andrew McMahon, who decided in 2004 that the fact that his band was going on a bit of a hiatus didn't mean that he had to do the same with his career. Instead, McMahon took the money in his savings account and recorded a solo album, releasing it under the moniker Jack's Mannequin.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:06am
If you did a dance of joy last month when New Order released Music Complete, their first proper studio album in a decade, then you're most likely exactly the sort of person who'll be excited to learn that - not entirely coincidentally - we've just released 180-gram vinyl reissues on the three most recent albums in the band's catalog prior to their latest effort.
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:10pm

New this week in the Rhino Room at iTunes:

Harry Chapin, The Elektra Collection (1971-1978): Harry Chapin didn't spend his entire career on Elektra Records, but the years during which he found his most significant commercial success were most definitely during the Elektra era, starting with his 1971 debut album, Head & Tales. This effort is, as you'd expect from its title, one of the eight albums contained within The Elektra Collection (1971-1978). The others, in case you don't know his catalog backwards and forwards - heck, you may not know anything at all beyond “Cat's in the Cradle” - are Sniper and Other Love Songs (1972), Short Stories (1973), Verities & Balderdash (1974), Portrait Gallery (1975), On the Road to Kingdom Come (1976), Dance Band on the Titanic (1977), and Living Room Suite (1978). Chapin was one of the great singer-songwriters of the '70s, and people should know him for far more than just his signature song. Now's your chance to dive in and educate yourself.