The rock’n’roll dreams of 2003 are alive in this month’s record release calendar. Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O released her debut solo album, Crush Songs, last week, while her NYC compatriots Interpol attempted to mount another comeback with their fifth album, El Pintor. Later this month, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas will release his debut with The Voidz as his backing band, entitled Tyranny. … Read More
This week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O releases her debut solo album, and it happens to have a very specific theme that caught our attention here at Flavorwire HQ: songs about crushes. But Karen O’s oftentimes sad, solemn songs only represent one side of the experience of having a crush. So we got to thinking: what songs about longing stick with us after the thrill of the chase turns into something deeper? Which serve as a salve when you find out that your crush isn’t mutual? What about the ones that give you the nerve to try and steal your crush away from someone else? Or how those that capture the thrilling promise of something new? All of these oh-so-complicated scenarios are represented here, in our unranked list of the 50 greatest crush songs ever… Read More
With the Song of the Summer debate finally fading in the rearview (it was a tie between Iggy and Ariana, right?), it’s time to look ahead to fall’s musical promise. Autumn always feels like a time to get weird, to invest in albums after a sunny singles-filled season.
This fall, we’re… Read More
By the sounds of her new song, “Rapt,” Karen O seems to understand that crushes are simultaneously awful… Read More
Come September, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will release her first solo album, Crush Songs.
According to a press… Read More
Welcome to the new week! SO far, what we’ve deduced is that Pharrell’s hat might be receiving new life as we speak, Shanghai is fast developing an obsession with mystery and Kate Middleton once aspired to be a STAAAAAH (that’s “star” for the uninformed and/or unimaginative). … Read More
It’s Friday, which means your correspondent is about to head off on vacation (wooooo!) and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week, there’s the return of Throwing Muses, a ballad by Karen O from the soundtrack of the new Spike Jonze film, Eminem taking it back to 1986, a taste of the Angel Haze album, various heavy psychedelic guitar workouts, and plenty more. All this is streaming for absolutely nothing after the jump, so click through and get listening! … Read More
From a young Iggy Pop vacuuming his apartment to a costumed Lady Gaga making eggs, here’s a photo roundup of our most endearingly flamboyant musicians doing incongruously domestic… Read More