Short-lived roots-rock group Fairground Attraction seemed an odd choice for pop stardom, but in 1988, they quickly became chart-topping successes. The success was short-lived, and they imploded not long after. This collection compiles their entire recorded output, and documents the brief existence of a promising young band.
This six-song mini-album offers to the world a collection of unreleased songs recorded by Frederick Michael St. Jude, shortly after the release of his debut album, Here Am I. Though raw, they highlight his potent, powerful, Bowie-like voice.
A loving, intimate–yet respectfully guarded–peek into the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, as told by his ex-wife. It’s a beautiful yet tragic tale of love and loss that serves as a tribute to the man she loved.
Though it was a controversial move, Peter Hook & The Light’s decision to set out on tour performing the music of Joy Division was a good one. This live document from 2012 is a scorching tribute to his fallen band.
RIP Kevin Garcia.
It’s been a little while since the last issue of one of our favorite ‘zines, Last Night At The Casino, but this latest installment is a little different than its predecessors–and all the better for it, too!
Taken from the forthcoming Cuneiform Records release, Putting Off Death.
Taken From The Constellation Tatsu release, Strange Lagoon Found At Nightfall.
Taken from the Gretchen’s Wheel ep, awry.
Kenyan-based Matata was once hailed as “the best band from Africa,” and this two-disc collection highlights an excellent band that did indeed have great promise–and it also serves to show the dangers of compromising one’s art for commercial success.