This could well be the cleverest music of the video of the year so far. Ever wanted to see you favourite album covers come to life? Roy Kafri, a visual effects artist, singer and beatboxer from Israel, at your service. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Lou Reed, Run DMC, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Françoise Hardy, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, and more.
23-year-old Brooklyn newcomer Mitski Miyawaki releases her new album 'Bury Me At Make Out Creek' on November 11, an album that doesn't flinch once detailing the maddening brutalities of love and the far-flung fringes of insanity it pushes us towards. "One word from you and I would jump off this ledge, baby," she pledges sternly over melancholy keyboards on woozy, last-dance-at-prom slow grind 'First Love / Late Spring', after yearning for "a love that falls as fast as a body from a balcony' over noise-pop guitars on 'Townie'.
Brad Pitt plays WWII Sherman tank captain Wardaddy in David Training Day Ayer's harrowing and brutal behind enemy lines adventure Fury.
Today, folks, is a mighty fine day indeed: riot grrrl heroes Sleater-Kinney have returned. The punk-trio will [url=http://www.nme.com/news/sleater-kinney/80512]release their first studio album[/url] in 10 years next year, with 'No Cities To Love' set to arrive in January 2015. Even better: they'll also be heading out on the road for a series of live shows including a spate of UK shows. If you've never seen them live before, then this is your chance. Don't miss it.
Starting on Tuesday, CMJ Music Marathon is just that - a five-day endurance test of a festival where over 1,000 new bands play hundreds of venues throughout New York City. We've got our own NME showcase at Glasslands on Wednesday night, with Fat White Family just announced as the (not so) secret special guests. Read more about that below, along with all the other acts playing CMJ we think you need to take note of.