By now, we should all be used to Fat Possum Records eating up as many buzz bands as they can. The days of the label being home to The Black Keys and a bunch of old blues men are long gone. Still, the news that Olympia longhairs Milk Music signed to Fat Possum seemed a bit odd. For even though Milk Music played the Pitchfork Music Festival last year, I never got the impression they were much loved outside of the rock record nerd crowd. Certainly, they weren’t big enough for a move like this one. Right? Rock is dead. Right? Oh, but they sure can rip, in a Mudhoney and motor bikes kind of way. Check lead single, “I’ve Got a Wild Feeling,” from their new LP, Cruise Your Illusion (Apr 2nd), below.
- October 24, 2014
I'm not terribly interested in Thurston Moore's personal life. As a Sonic Youth fan, it sucks that indie rock super couple, Moore and Kim Gordon split. But, I'm not going to get into the blame game, labeling Moore a misogynist pig for ditching Gordon for a younger model. Breakups aren't easy. Breakups are rarely clean. And when a break up involves one of the most admired underground rock bands in history, it only serves to reason that some with no skin in the game will all of a sudden take a personal interest in Moore and Gordon's personal matters. Sonic Youth was a fucking institution for three fucking decades. Yet, to hear Moore tell it, Sonic Youth had started to run its course, too. Read More