Caught in the net: Second time around for At the Drive-In
Friday 05 April 2013
At the start of the last decade Texan post-hardcore band At the Drive-In (pictured) made some of the most exhilarating raucous rock music around. Some 13 years later their album Relationship of Command is getting bells and whistles re-release treatment. To mark the occasion there is a remix of seminal single “One Armed Scissor” by Swedish electronic musician The Field. The remix is out in May as a 12-inch but it's already streaming at youtu.be/iopzilfHj9M. Admittedly it's a strain to find much trace of the original (if you can hear it at all) but it's a fascinating beats-and-pulses-filled, nine-minute whirr of electronica nonetheless.
The greedy heart of Gabriel Bruce
The London-based indie crooner Gabriel Bruce releases his debut album Love in Arms on 6 May. Last week Bruce shared a new track from the upcoming record with the NME's website at ind.pn/14E4i3V – it's also on Soundcloud at snd.sc/YAGTwq. “Greedy Little Heart”, is a dramatic, synth-laden number with a grand chorus, calling to mind the big 80s sound of the likes of Simple Minds, with a dash of Nick Cave, too.
Alec Baldwin asks the questions
Over the past 18 months actor Alec Baldwin has been quietly building up a profile as a radio interviewer. Baldwin fronts the fortnightly show Here's the Thing on New York public radio station WNYC, sitting down for extensive interviews with various public figures. Recent guests have included Jill Abramson, Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham. In the latest episode he sat down for an enjoyably frank and free-flowing discussion with Radiohead and, more recently, Atoms for Peace frontman, Thom Yorke. Hear it at wnyc.org/shows/heresthething.
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