The Art of the Cover Song
Plumbing the inner reworkings of redux
Refresh your redux memory with Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo and rock out to a playlist of Nuevo Mexicano cover songs.
Music to Your Ears
Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
OOO Into the Eternal Night · Blaudzun Heavy Flowers · My Bloody Valentine m b v
This week, we listened to new releases from Blaudzun, OOO and My Bloody Valentine.
Courtesy of the Artist
The English Beat • ska
Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …