Another week, another Mercury music section to ignore while you desperately try to match your personality to your favorite album of the year, by using this unfunny and terrible What Your Favorite Albums Say About You article. Wow, that guy really likes the Dead Weather, huh?
The stony Australian rock of Tame Impala comes from the middle of nowhere. Well, that's not fair. Perth is a major, major city—just one that has no other cities around for 1,300 miles. Also, they have a song called "Lucidity," which really puts Queensrÿche in their place.
Tame Impala - "Lucidity"
He may be the Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor to you, but to us he's just good-ol', down-home, unfancy Courtney Taylor. Now excuse us while we feast on seafood risotto, steak, and Napoleon's favorite wine, in a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse in the Pearl District.
The Dandy Warhols - "Bohemian Like You"
Peter Hook talks about the making of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, which he's bringing back on the road on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death. Hook's still damn proud of the record, and for very good reason.
Joy Division - "She's Lost Control"
Plus, this week's rundown of live music! Plenty of stuff to put into your ears.