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Something Else! sneak peek: Yo La Tengo, “Before We Run” (2012)

Yo La Tengo has released a lavish new video — with visuals courtesy of Emily Hubley — for “Before We Run,” lead track off of their forthcoming album Fade, the band’s 13th studio release.

'Everything has to be bigger': David Byrne takes us inside his giant Talking Heads-era gray suit

One of the most iconic images of the 1980s in general, and Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne specifically, remains the giant gray suit he wore in the concert film Stop Making Sense.

'It was sort of embarrassing': Bob Mould discusses his musical debt to Richard Thompson

For all of the musical ferocity associated with Bob Mould — both as a solo artist and as a key creative force in Husker Du and Sugar — there’s one key influence some might never have guessed: Folk legend Richard Thompson.

Sugar – Copper Blue (1992; 2012 reissue)

Time was, if you were a real fan, a band’s albums weren’t enough. After burning through the album a million times, you needed more. You turned to singles and EPs

One Track Mind: Peter Buck, "10 Million B.C." (2012)

It’s not like Peter Buck hasn’t been busy. In fact, he’s kinda been everywhere since R.E.M. split, participating in a number of side projects

Gimme Five: Peter Holsapple on the dB's, Mitch Easter and R.E.M.

Peter Holsapple, long-time leader of the newly reunited dB’s, takes over our regular One Track Mind feature

Something Else! Interview: Peter Holsapple, of the dB’s

When Peter Holsapple decided to reunite with the rest of the original dB’s, they vowed to take their time.

The dB's – Falling Off the Sky (2012)

The reunited dB’s come storming out on Falling Off the Sky, quickly dispensing with the expected sheen of comfy nostalgia from the opening track.

Half Notes: Drivin N Cryin – Songs from the Laundromat (2012)

Kevn Kinney, longtime leader of Drivin N Cryin, cops to the fact that his group has always had a broad palette of influences

Garbage – Not Your Kind of People (2012)

Garbage shows it can still swirl alt-rock, post-pop and electro-dance beats in a highball glass of lip-busting attitude on this, their first album in seven years. The difference here is the band’s newfound sense of angsty consequence.