Monthly Archives: December 2013

12.21.2013

Partisan Staff Favorites of 2013

IAN WHEELER TOP 10 ALBUMS Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Haw’ (Paradise of Bachelors) Kevin Morby – ‘Harlem River’ (Woodsist) Golden Gunn – ‘S/T’ (Three Lobed) Bombino – ‘Nomad’ (Nonesuch) Phosphorescent – ‘Muchacho’ (Dead Oceans) Superchunk – ‘I Hate Music’ (Merge) …

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12.20.2013

John Grant Seconds Gaga’s Cry to Boycott Homophobic Russian Olympics

“It’s the same thing as having them in [Nazi] Germany” Grant told Fuse in a recent interview with Fuse “It’s the world saying, ‘You can do whatever the fuck you want to the gays’”. Read the whole story here, including …

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12.19.2013

Mountain Man cover John Denver’s “Around and Around”

It’s been a long two years without any Mountain Man in our lives. They surprised us today with a stunning cover of our favorite John Denver songs – “Around and Around.” Stream it now via Stereogum

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12.19.2013

John Grant on Late Show with David Letterman – January 8th

John Grant has been topping every 2013 ‘Best of’ list and he’s finally making his US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on January 8th! Guardian’s #2 Album of the Year – full article HERE

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12.18.2013

Pure Bathing Culture dreamy rendition of a classic Christmas carol

Who sang the famous Christmas carol, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ better? Hugh Grant in Love Actually or Pure Bathing Culture? (Even though Hugh’s a babe- we vote for Pure Bathing Culture’s dreamy version!) Stream Pure Bathing Culture HERE Watch Hugh Grant caroling …

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12.18.2013

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside have decided to head their separate ways.

Bittersweet news today… Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside have decided to break up and head their separate ways. It is a completely mutual decision and there are no hard feelings or ill will between any of the band members. They still …

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12.16.2013

Ages and Ages have an early Christmas present for you!

Ages and Ages made our day with their early Christmas present – a spot on cover of “Christmas Time is Here” from the holiday classic, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stream the track over at Paste

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12.13.2013

John McCauley channels his inner Robert Plant at a sleazy karaoke bar in K-town

John McCauley did a spot on rendition of Led Zeppelin’s epic “Stairway to Heaven” at a karaoke bar in the middle of New York’s Korea town. Watch the full Esquire x Spotify session to see his gold tooth glinting in …

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12.13.2013

Deer Tick wins ‘Rock Artist of the Year’ at Boston Music Awards!

Our Deer Tick boys were crowned ‘Rock Artist of the Year’ at the Boston Music Awards. (beating out Aerosmith!) Full list of winners here

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12.12.2013

Redefine Magazine Explores The High Frontier’s Internal and External Territories with Lumerians

Lumerians loosely considered The High Frontier “a sort of mixtape of interplanetary space rock” – but beyond what the band comes up with, Melzer puts as much, if not more, faith in the listener’s own imagination. “As far as visualizing music, I …

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