Jeremy Meehan

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Seratones On World Cafe

Shreveport, La.'s Seratones are proof that the governing spirit of punk rock is alive and well in the 21st century. Lead singer A. J. Haynes says that she'd been struggling to sound like Ella Fitzgerald and other jazz vocalists before she met up with the musicians who became Seratones. With them, …

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My favorite jazz albums of 2014

Today NPR Music posted the results of the annual jazz critics poll organized by Francis Davis. In years past the poll ran in the <i>Village Voice</i> and the …

How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

Lisa Robinson has done just about every kind of music writing there is. She has followed Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones on tour, covered the scene around CBGB in the 1970s, been a syndicated newspaper columnist, written live reviews for <i>The New York Post</i> and cover stories for <i>Vanity Fair.</i> In …

Mazzy Star Share Video for New Single "I'm Less Here"

Today is Record Store Day, and Mazzy Star have released a new single called "I'm Less Here". Though the song has been incorporated in the band's live sets for years, this is the song's first official release. Now, they've shared the song's hazy music video. Watch it below via CoS.

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Thee Oh Sees Share Psychedelic "Drop" Video

So much for that indefinite hiatus—California psych fixtures Thee Oh Sees are releasing a new full-length, <i>Drop</i>, on April 19 (Record Store Day) via frontman John Dwyer's label Castle Face. Following a video for "The Lens", they've shared another clip—a web of retro, black-and-white psychedelia for …

Real Estate, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Woods, White Fence to Play Woodsist Festival

The New York-based Woodsist label, run by Jeremy Earl of Woods, has announced the details of its fifth annual festival in California. From August 5-6, they'll host a weekend at Big Sur's Henry Miller Library.<p>Real Estate, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Woods, White Fence, Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Skygreen …

Vintage Cafe: Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors, heard here during the band's debut appearance on <i>World Cafe</i> in 2009, is led by Dave Longstreth, a New Haven townie who went to Yale. He studied music and then dropped out to pursue his ideas with what became Dirty Projectors in 2003.<p>Each Dirty Projectors project is different, and …

We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago today. It's hardly news. You've probably already seen plenty of tributes to his career and what might have been, along with, perhaps, a criticism of the impulse to memorialize his death simply because it's been a round number of years since the event.<p>We tend to agree …

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the …

'We Like Struggle': Black Lips On The Will To Entertain

The story of Black Lips reads kind of like a trashy young adult novel. The band's two founders were kicked out of high school; another band member was killed just before their debut album was released. They did outrageous stuff at shows — there was pee, vomit, blood, and making out with each other …

Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

The same week that Neil Young introduced his Pono music player designed to spark a huge boost in audio fidelity, I listened for the first time to a recording of a Grateful Dead concert I attended almost 40 years ago. And I realized that passions about good-sounding music go through cycles. Today, …

First Listen: Mac DeMarco, 'Salad Days'

For someone who once coined the phrase "jizz jazz" to describe his own style, Montreal 23-year-old Mac DeMarco sounds remarkably grounded on his second album, <i>Salad Days</i>. Gone are the <i>Rocky Horror</i> pantomimes, the sleazy radio promo skits, the gnomic pronouncements about "European Vegas." In their …

Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

Led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, Deer Tick makes its first appearance on <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.<p>At first, the band's fusion of country-soul, Delta blues, hardcore punk and classic rock earned Deer Tick comparisons to the …

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First Listen Live: Real Estate, 'Atlas'

The members of Real Estate are awfully young to pine for their lost youth, but nostalgia remains crucial to the New Jersey band's tender, impeccable sound. Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past — from beaches and garages and tape decks — with the kind of melancholy beauty …

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Review: Tycho, 'Awake'

The instrumental music San Francisco's Scott Hansen makes as Tycho splits the difference between post-rock's melodic architecture and pop ambient's immersive, uplifting environments. Hansen's aims felt a little harder to grasp on the sprawling <i>Dive,</i> the 2011 predecessor of his fourth album as Tycho,</i> …

The Legend Of Linda Perhacs, 'A Most Unlikely Rock Star'

In the lives of musicians, the sophomore jinx — when artists struggle to follow up their first works — is an enduring hazard. Singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs may have found a way to beat it, though: Just wait 44 years to take that second try. She released her debut album, <i>Parallelograms</i>, in 1970; …

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Beck: Morning Phase

On his remarkable 2002 album, <i>Sea Change</i>, Beck ditched his signature irony, break beats and jump cuts to vibe on the country-tinged singer-songwriter …

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