After years of wallowing on the edge of obscurity, Minnesota trio Low is posed to claim a bigger slice of the indie rock pie with a new label and a new sound.
The Flaming Lips have made a career of doing what’s not expected, and after years in the trenches, the Oklahoma trio is now getting the credit they deserve. Soundbytes talks with the Lips about their recent success, their penchant for perverse artistic choices, the mysteries of pop music, their preoccupation with people dressed as animals, and their upcoming tour as Beck’s backing band.
What if the Doors’ Jim Morrison really did fake his own death in 1971? What would he be doing now? A new interview with the Lizard King’s bandmate about his new novel answers those questions.
With more than 25 years in music that have seen him evolve from a thrashing, “cowpunk” rocker to an alt-country bard, singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has certainly watched some great songs pour out of his pen. His new record, “A Man Under The Influence,” is the ultimate example.
After delivering a hat trick of exceptional albums in the ’90s — all of which failed to register with the general public — the Jayhawks have just released “Smile,” its most blatant attempt at a commercial record to date.