Recently, science fiction has crept into the news. The FDA just approved the first bionic eye, which will reverse certain types of blindness. At last year's Usenix Security Conference, researchers displayed how the human brain could now essentially be hacked with devices that read brain patterns, id ... More >>
Radiohead w/ Caribou
Friday, June 1
Better than: Spazzing out (ahem, dancing) in a warehouse all by your lonesome.
Any inclination of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke being, as he put it, "sick as a dog" was not obvious until the band screwed up "Idioteque" and Yorke walked off wit ... More >>
So sayeth the official web site of the downtown occupation. Is it a surprise show if it's announced ahead of time? (Not really!) Do you think they'll break out "Creep" from the archives and tweak the lyrics? "No, you're the creep, you fatcats!" (Probably not!) Should you probably start heading down ... More >>
Thursday, September 29
Better than: Groceries for the next six weeks.
When Radiohead took the stage at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday night, people were talking. When the amusingly Cobain-coiffed frontman Thom Yorke acknowledged the sold-out crowd of 3,500 with a one-word salut ... More >>
Well played, gentlemen. (Especially on the extra-shreddy interpretation of the guitar solo at the end.) Is it too much to hope that Thom Yorke and pals return the favor by doing a weirdo deconstructed version of "Pink Triangle" sometime soon?
Earlier today, the National released a video for the song "Think You Can Wait," from the "quirky" Paul Giamatti film Win Win. The video is a misguided combination of film dialogue transposed over a staged performance (the YouTube comments have already begun trashing it, and Matt Berninger's voice ... More >>
I am awfully grateful that this exists -- verily, it is simply Mr. Bieber's peppy "U Smile" slowed down to a 35-minute, disturbingly Sigur Ros-ian crawl -- but whoever made this should've sent it, with a mock press release and a few fake fawning quotes from Thom Yorke, to the Altered Zoneses ... More >>
You're probably not getting into Roseland for the Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace spectacular, but no sourpusses allowed: Fang Island's exuberant instrumental tunes could quite possibly make the band's self-described aesthetic of "everyone high-fiving everyone" a reality tonight at the Knitting Factory ... More >>
Crazy Love is still very much #1 in the country. But The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack--a goofy melange of what's warm in indie right now, e.g. Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, etc.--sold 115,000 copies, good for #2. Those bands selling that many records would be stunning if this wer ... More >>
--We'd be remiss to not mention friend of SOTC Brandon Stosuy's latest Show No Mercy, which features the debut of the Khanate project Gnaw (Shawn Bosler: "In that paranoid world where extreme metal intersects with extreme noise--a world where Merzbow sells brain implants in Neuromancer-like b ... More >>
--Noel Gallagher has posted a statement regarding his reasons for quitting Oasis minutes before the band was to go onstage at the Rock en Seine festival in France. On the band's website, Gallagher wrote that "the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comr ... More >>