Shirley Manson & Peaches Discuss 'Fuck the Pain Away'

My memory has blurred the exact sequence of events when it comes to music discovery over time, but I’m fairly certain that “Fuck the Pain Away” is one of those songs that my very punk, very angsty, very cool high school sweetheart introduced me to early on in our relationship.…


Pucker Up for Sky Ferreira's "Red Lips"...

There's no debut record I'm more feverishly anticipating than that of golden-haired Goddess, fashion darling and inappropriately talented 19-year-old singer-songwriter, Sky Ferreira. (My love is well-documented.) Finally, Ferreira's just given us an extended taste of her long awaited new music:…


Garbage Unveils 'Not Your Kind of People' Album Cover and Tracklisting

Here it is: The cover art for Garbage's upcoming fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People! God, Shirley looks really Photoshopped, doesn't she? KIDDING! IT'S A GIANT LETTER "G" PRINTED ON PAPER, Y'ALL! Classic, deadly, blunt. But what else would you expect? Have you not seen their other album…


Shirley Manson Tells the L.A. Times: "I'm Not Playing That Game"

Shirley Manson is, hands down, one of the most insightful and outspoken women in music today. She's a huge inspiration--not only for her stellar musical output, but for the fact that she always has something important to say. In advance of Not Your Kind Of People, the highly anticipated return of…


Sky Ferreira to Release New Single This Winter, Dreams of Pulling Courtney Stodden's Weave

Did you know? Sky Ferreira is still perfect. In a new interview with my good friend Alex Catarinella for Elle, the ever under-the-radar pop songstress revealed the latest plans for her long-delayed debut record, tentatively (hopefully!) due out in 2012: ELLE: What can you tell us about the LP…


Garbage Teases with 13 Second Clip of New Music, Already Thoroughly Amazing

Garbage are coming back with power, power! On Monday, the band tweeted a photo of the divine, flaw-free Miss Shirley Manson in a recording booth with the skin-tingling caption: "Three more weeks to go........." But...three weeks what? Until a single? A tour announcement? An album release date?!…


Shirley Manson and Elijah Wood: The 2010 Oliver Peoples Campaign

Here now is the 2010 advertising campaign for Oliver Peoples, the eye-wear company, featuring the ever dashing Elijah Woods and one of my very favorite ladies of rock, Shirley Manson. The video, entitled "Les enfants s'ennuient le dimanche" (or, "The Children are Bored on Sundays") was shot by…


Introducing...The Ropes!

These two people are collectively called The Ropes. The Ropes are very, very good. I first heard about them in 2006. I don't remember how, but I stumbled upon their single "Kill Her Off," a fantastically sinister electro-killer, and was immediately hooked. The song is essentially the stuff of my…