Britt Daniel Now Loves the White Stripes

Looks like Spoon front man Britt Daniel has had a change of heart when it comes to the White Stripes. According to a recent Pitchfork interview, he is backtracking on his “Small Stakes” lyric “I don’t dig the Stripes/ But I go for Har Mar”—now stating he’s a “big fan” and thinks “they’re doing something […]

Regift Your Christmas Presents

BsB here, bringing you a special post: I love just about every bat sh*t idea the Crumpler folks have–whether it’s Beer for Bags, custom bags from underground artist or Regifting Day. What’s “Regifing Day”? It’s an opportunity to trade in a “not-for-you” Christmas present from Aunt Flo in exchange for a pretty sweet Crumpler bag. […]

Musicians Are Artists Too: Set In Concrete Closing Show

This Saturday, Jason Friedman (The Boggs) and Aurelio Valleare (Calla) are set to perform at the closing show of “Set In Concrete,” a art show which is displaying the work of a number of musicians. (Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Lizzie Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance, and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to name […]

Ryan Adams, Beck, and Razorlight Cover Book Jackets

Long-time reader Beat Royalty sent over these rad links to custom book covers that musicians have done of some of the world’s most famous pieces of literature. It’s all part of a campaign to promote the “My Penguin” book series in which you can design your very own book cover to the book of your […]

Need Your Help: Looking for an Illustrator

Hey guys…need some help with something. I know someone looking for an illustrator to do some “artist renderings” of a handful of famous people. Do you guys have recommendations of people who might be appropriate? Think Wall Street Journal drawings meets Daily Candy. The style should be bright and cheery, not overly cartoon-y, with the […]

Sneak Peek: Demetri Martin Stars in Fountains of Wayne Video for “Someone to Love”

This weekend I was lucky enough to crash the Brooklyn set of the latest project by music video director Adam Neustadter (Morningwood’s “Nth Degree” and “Jetsetter”, Kidz Bop “Since U Been Gone”)–the vid for the new Fountains of Wayne single, “Someone to Love”, off their upcoming album Traffic and Weather. The best part? I got […]