Tegan & Sara The Con X Covers

'The Con X: Covers': Tegan & Sara Enlist Cyndi Lauper, Grimes, CHVRCHES & More to Reinterpret Their Record, 10 Years Later

Tegan & Sara, everyone's favorite Canadian identical twin lesbian singer-songwriters, are doing something special to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their 2007 record, The Con. As opposed to a reissue with some bonus tracks and rough takes tacked on (they've already done the demos thing once,…


Cyndi Lauper: The Memphis Blues Listening Party at Downtown Records

Last Friday, I was invited down to New York for an official listening session for Cyndi Lauper's upcoming album, Memphis Blues. The showcase was held at Downtown Records in Manhattan, Cyndi's new label (and home to such acts as the Scissor Sisters, Amanda Blank, and Miike Snow). "The people here…


David Byrne and Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love (Album Review)

Over five years ago, David Byrne met with Fatboy Slim to discuss a musical endeavor. His goal, initially inspired by the book The Emperor by Ryszard KapuÅ›ciÅ„ski, was to tell the tale of the theatrics of royal life through music. After stumbling on a newspaper clipping written about his…


Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Appear Together on Good Morning America

Click above to see Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga's interview on Good Morning America, where they spoke about their collaborative effort for MAC. The two are the latest celebrity sponsors for the Viva Glam line, a limited edition run of lipsticks that will have 100% of its proceeds donated to the MAC…


Fatboy Slim Collaborates with Talking Heads' David Byrne to Create Upcoming Concept Album, Here Lies Love.

Photo courtesy of Consequence of Sound. Oh. My. Word. Norman Cook, otherwise known as Fatboy Slim, is about to unleash a monster of EPIC, lady-like proportions. Here Lies Love, Cook's collaborative effort with Talking Heads member David Byrne, is a concept album based on the life of Imelda Marcos,…


Kleerup: The Interview

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with Swedish producer Kleerup while on the set of his new film. Instead of the traditional Q&A route, I’ve opted to put together something a bit…classier: A full-length article. Please read on, and I hope you enjoy!


Kleerup: Kleerup (Album Review)

Much as with Robyn--one of many featured collaborators on his debut--Kleerup has spent the past year or two toting his record around international waters. In May of 2008, Kleerup was released in Sweden. One month ago, it made its way to the UK. Now, on July 28, Kleerup's arrived in America. Since…


Empire Of The Sun: Walking On A Dream

Durr...Nearly forgot. Just because I wrote it for my final Queerty round, doesn't mean it doesn't exist as a proper review in its own right! ----- Australia is good for only two things: Kangaroos and Dannii Minogue. However, it seems the country can now add another element to the list: Glam-rock…


Dance: The Charts

Let's take a look at the Billboard Hot Dance Play charts for this week, okay? No doubt bolstered by this epic remix coming from the Soul Seekerz. I'm so proud...Great job! By the way, a big congratulations to Christian George, who's still moving his way on up the charts at #9 with "Strangers" !


Muu Bits

I'm not sure if it's the lack of proper pop tunes lately, the current buzz about the Sigur Rós album, or the fact that I've wasted away the greater half of this day Wikipedia-ing '80's horror film classics for some precious morsels of behind-the-scenes tidbits that I hadn't already known, but I'm…


Night Life Boogie

I promised myself that I would muster the strength to review the dueling duo of comebacks, a la Donna Summer and Cyndi Lauper) in one go, but I just can't do it. Why? Because I'm stuck. Stuck! I cannot move past track two of Lauper's quite-better-than-okay return to the dancefloor in full length…


MuuBits

So sorry about the lack of updates lately. Really I'm not, but it looks better to say that I am. I've just returned back from school, and I've decided that my room needs renovating. My chi just doesn't flow like it used to here. My chakras are all unaligned, and I just can't see out my third eye as…