Well, like how you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, you also shouldn’t judge an album by a 30-second clip. But, a full song? While it may not be fair to assume too much about Lulu by listening to “The View,” this is the song that Lou Reed and Metallica have decided to represent their upcoming album, due on November 1st. And, it very much sounds like Metallica backing-up present-day Lou Reed. Take that for what you will.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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