Vampire Weekend just released a video for their own song "Sunflower", but at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge played a different song by the same name. The band covered Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower", bringing their own quirky style to the duo's hit song.
Music is something that cuts across culture — it's an essential part of what makes us human. It's nearly hardwired into us, and the way it pricks our senses and affects our brain is remarkable. WIRED's Peter Rubin looks at why music moves us so deeply in interviews with scientists and musicians in the first episode of Tech Effects.
It might look like a music video, but what it really is is a foodie's tour of NYC's Upper West Side. Directed by Jonah Hill, "Sunflower" takes you around some of the best places to eat in New York, and even has a cameo from Jerry Seinfeld, in case it wasn't authentic enough.
The Black Keys are back. After a five-year hiatus, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney reunite for a new single and from the sound of it, they haven't missed a beat.
Welcome to Mr. Rivers' Neighborhood. Eschewing the heavy guitars and pop-indie stylings of their previous releases, Weezer and frontman Rivers Cuomo have gone back to the piano, striking a far more singer-songwriter vibe. The video for "High As A Kite" off their upcoming Black Album puts Rivers as a faux Fred Rogers in a land of make-believe.
The wait is over. After a six-year hiatus, Vampire Weekend finally returns with a new album Father of the Bride. The Modern Vampires Of The City follow-up features 18 fresh tracks including the lead single "Harmony Hall" and a second release entitled "2021." Both songs are available now while the remaining album is due out this spring.
Timeless automotive design. Rolex wristwatches. The artworks of Andy Warhol. Three subjects that vary wildly, yet elicit similarly passionate responses from those who care about them. Assouline's Impossible Collection series recognizes this, providing a thorough, in-depth look at each topic through insightful interviews, powerful prose, and gorgeous imagery. Each hand-bound tome tips the scales at nearly 20 pounds, arrives in a bespoke presentation case, and measures well over two feet wide when opened — demanding a central spot on your coffee table, if not its own dedicated stand.
Brushing your teeth is good for your oral health, but now it can do good for other's as well. When you get or gift a quip All-Black Electric Toothbrush, not only do you get the sonic benefits of their minimalist design, you also give oral care access and education to disadvantaged families because every purchase will help benefit the ADA Foundation. Each set comes with their signature brush in a limited edition monochromatic hue that features a timer, guiding pulses, multi-use travel cover and all-black brush heads delivered every 3 months for just $5.
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Australian radio network Triple J's segment Like A Version gives artists the chance to cover their favorite songs. For the latest edition, Florida rapper Denzel Curry crosses over into the rock realm to put his spin on Rage Against The Machine's 1996 classic "Bulls On Parade."
Following the success of their cover of Toto's "Africa," Weezer released the Teal Album — an entire collection of '80s remakes. The first video from the album features Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard and his band Calpurnia, rocking out as a young Rivers Cuomo to A-ha's "Take On Me." While most of the visuals are of a vintage Weezer jam session, some pencil-sketch animation pays homage to the original music video.
Hot on the heels of their 2018 album Marauder, Interpol released a new video for the single "Fine Mess" along with tour dates for 2019. The worldwide event kicks off in Vancouver on the 31st of January and finishes up in July in France.
41 years ago, Electric Light Orchestra's second single for their Out of the Blue double album hit the airwaves and made the metallic clang of a fire extinguisher a musical instrument. Out of the Blue, with its classic '70s artwork and Jeff Lynne at his best, would sell over 10 million copies and solidify the band as one of the biggest groups of the biggest era in rock 'n' roll. Celebrating just over four decades, ELO released this trippy animated video to commemorate the occasion and one of Lynne's favorite songs.
50 years ago today, the biggest band in the world put on their final public performance. On the roof of Apple Records' office at 3 Savile Row in London, the Fab Four went out with as big a bang as they came in, putting on an impromptu performance that was one for the ages. This track from the concert is one of their best, from a band that was at their absolute peak.
Weezer surprised fans with the release of the Teal Album, a record that's entirely covers and inspired by then-14-year-old Mary's plea for the band to cover "Africa" by Toto. That cover is included on the record — along with another Toto song and a range of 80s hits like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". The album is available for streaming now.
It's the six seconds that helped launch hip hop, made the beat of over 3,000 songs, and brought the idea of sampling to the masses — the Amen break by a band called the The Winstons. The six-second break was first sampled by Lou Flores on his first The Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation in 1986 — and music was never the same.
For his first film score, Thom Yorke took on Luca Guadagnino's reboot of the horror film Suspiria. The Radiohead frontman performs songs from the soundtrack solo during a set of Live from Electric Lady Studios, including this piano rendition of "Suspirium." While the full album is already available, a B-side of unreleased material from the movie is coming out February 22nd.
Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing worn by James Bond in Skyfall, the traditional peacoat from then under-the-radar Alabama-based Billy Reid developed a story and cult status of its own. After learning Daniel Craig had purchased the same coat for himself prior to filming Skyfall, a small, in-house team at Billy Reid began an effort to have the coat placed organically in the upcoming Bond film. Successful in that mission, the peacoat went viral in the 007 community, selling out countless times, backordered for over 2 years, before finally being placed in the brand's core collection. Now available again in the same heavy 80% wool / 20% nylon blend as used in the film, it's not quite bulletproof, but you might feel that way slipping it on. Ideal for clandestine missions and polar vortexes alike.
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Measurements are taken from a size Medium, lying flat: Body length 31.5" / Across shoulder 17.25" / Chest 21.75" / Sleeve length from center back point 35" / Waist 19.75" / Bottom opening 23"
A vintage look without decades of wear. That's what the Ralph Lauren Sullivan Slim Jean is bringing to the table. The jeans are the result of combining hand-sanding and slub cotton denim, giving them an authentic worn-in appearance. Their slim fit sits just below the waistline, hugging the seat and thigh for a tailored look while a slight taper around the leg and knee offer added mobility. Each pair is finished with a classic five pocket design and signature metal rivets.
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From the town where they were born to barbershops and a now-famous orphanage, a sense of place has been central to Beatles lyrics. Many of the places we know from John and Paul's lyrics are real places and make a for a good walking tour in various places around the UK. Vanity Fair mapped out some of the locations in a few of the Beatles most memorable songs adding another dimension to these beloved favorites.
This Tiny Desk concert is 25 years in the making. To celebrate the anniversary of the release of their album "Enter The Wu-Tang," the original Clan members — with Young Dirty Bastard stepping in for his father — gather in the NPR offices to perform a 20-minute retrospective mashup of their classics.
Weezer has just dropped the second track from their long-awaited Black Album. Composed entirely on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo, the Black Album is produced by TV on the Radio's David Sitek. You'll still have to wait until March 1, 2019 for the full release of the band's 12th studio record, but this should keep fans satisfied until next spring.
Baseball. Basketball. Volleyball. They're obviously all sports and they're all in the new single from Viagra Boys. Fresh off their debut album, the Stockholm punk band take a satirical shot at the world of sports. The video focuses on a shirtless Sebastian Murphy as he rambles through a series of loosely game-related terms, poking fun at the testosterone-fueled enthusiasts while crashing a tennis match. Street Worms is available now.
Getting everyone on the same page in a three-piece punk band can be a challenge. So imagine getting 400 guitarists, 250 drummers, 300 bassists and 350 singers to play the same song. It sounds impossible, but Fabio Zaffagnini has made his dream a reality outside of Florence, Italy.
It's one of the greatest, most original, most influential hip-hop albums ever: The Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has been smashing fans and inspiring artists well outside of the hip-hop genre for 25 years. For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a short film that looks back at the group and the record with interviews of the members, family, and friends that were there during the creation of one of the best albums of all time.
Sometimes, music alone won't draw people in but an eye-catching video can do just the trick. Canadian band Said The Whale took that theory into consideration and 2,250 photos later they caught our attention. The whole video was created using stop-motion and zero special effects.
The One Love Machine is an internationally-known punk band that plays to crowds at tech events, conferences, and even TED talks. But no one in the band is actually alive — they're all the creation of inventor and avid DIY-er Kolja Kugler. Made completely out of found materials, Kulger's creations are totally autonomous and developed their sound completely on their own.
In 1991, the rock legend passed away after confirming the day before that he had contracted AIDS. It was the height of the AIDS epidemic and Mercury kept his illness from all but his closest friends and family. This montage of clips from documentaries, interviews, and news shows gives a look at what Mercury's life was like in the weeks and months leading up to his untimely death.
The remake of the surrealist horror film Suspira is terrifying audiences in theaters, thanks in no small part to the atmospheric soundtrack composed by Thom Yorke. BBC Radio 6 hosted Yorke live in studio for a discussion and live performance of the film's score. Catch Suspira and Yorke's amazing music in theaters now.
Chromeo brings the funk to the NPR offices for their tiny desk concert. The Montreal duo exchanges their synth beats for a live band to perform a few tracks from their latest album Head Over Heels while donning matching Funk Lordz uniforms.
The dog days are over. Florence + the Machine have finally performed their first tiny desk concert. Backed by a pedal harp, an acoustic guitar, and the vocals of Hazel Mill, Florence Welch performs an ethereal mix of songs from their new album "High as Hope" as well as their 2015 release "Ship to Wreck."
Big Boi, one half of Atlanta rap supergroup OutKast, stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk for a few songs, both old and new. He brought Sleepy Brown of the Atlanta production crew Organized Noize, along with an eight-member backing band. The pair has been making music for over 20 years, and they're still charting hits. Big Boi played two OutKast classics along with a new song and proved he's as on top of his game as ever.
Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Antarctic Ocean and they're promoting their cause with an original track from Thom York. Entitled "Hands off the Antarctic", the Radiohead frontman's electronic instrumentals pair perfectly with the raw scenery that was captured by the organization's ship Arctic Sunrise. Their joint efforts aim to save the polar region and its wildlife from the effects of climate change and industrial fishing.