Articles by Bruce Scott
Do you believe in God? (re)discover 10 songs that examine the subject of faith/personal beliefs with unique perspectives.
Almost twenty years into their turbulent career, Mercury Rev has outdone itself even by its own standards with the bands latest offering, Snowflake Midnight.
Kevin Barnes, the prodigal ringleader behind Of Montreal, took the notion of suffering for one’s art to a whole new level with the 2007 release of Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Now, only a year later, Barnes and co. are back with Skeletal Lamping.
Chaotic, fantastical, unnerving, and painstakingly brilliant, Kate Bush’s The Dreaming is like nothing you’ve heard before and will be hard-pressed to forget.
The gritty, yet undeniably feminine voice of Rachel Yamagata soars through the Hotel Cafe tour in Los Angeles where Movmnt has a chance to capture her in the moment.
For well over a decade, Joey Burns and John Convertino have been rethinking the boundaries of Indie Rock one border-crossing genre at a time.
Intended to be a home for recording artists with a punk sensibility that isn´t necessarily punk, ANTI- Records (a division of punk-label Epitaph) plays host to a seriously stellar collection of artists intent on making music on their own terms. Here, Movmnt invites you to get to know three legendary artists releasing vital material through ANTI- right now: Marianne Faithfull, Tom Waits, and Neko Case.
With a voice that rivals Patsy Cline’s and songs where haunting Lynchian landscapes play host to a bevy of characters who may or may not bring you harm, Neko Case has succeeded in creating her own strange little world of country-noir.
The self-proclaimed “garage-glam” band [Semi Precious Weapons] seems intent on taking on the world one rock n’ roll lover at a time. In skintight flesh-toned pants, stiletto heels, tattered shirts, and waves of bleached hair over raccoon eyes splattered with glitter, Tranter’s dazzling onstage image commands attention. With inspiration from pop singer Jessica Simpson and collaboration with legendary rock producer Tony Visconti, Semi Precious Weapons has landed legions of fans worldwide.
The B-52s indefatigable sound translates to their new-millennium makeover without ever losing the charm, and kook, that made them so distinct back when they released their eponymous 1979 self-titled debut. The new album, Funplex, dances with the speed of a cosmic dancer and the shimmer of a disco ball. There will always be a time and place for The B-52s, because there will always be a need to stop taking life so damn seriously.
In a world where popular songs can be broken down to a science, these ten unlikely hits broke the mold by gaining chart success while remaining uncompromising as ever.