Ryan Jarman (THE CRIBS) and Jen Turner (HERE WE GO MAGIC) have debuted their first track titled, “Rumors,” from their side project Exclamation Pony. BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe has put “Rumors,” as one of his picks for ‘Future Sounds of 2013.’ “Rumors” is available here as a free download.Read More
The Cribs‘ brand new video for “Leather Jacket Love Song” off their upcoming singles compilation, Payola, premiered today on Vevo. Watch the video, which the band has said was “17 years in the making,” HERE. Payola will be released Feb. 25th on Wichita Recordings.Read More
THE CRIBS, who just wrapped up a year touring behind their sixth studio album, 2012′s In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, have announced they will release a singles album, Payola, in February of this year. The album features 22 of the band’s previously released singles and rare and hard to find songs. It also includes a brand new track, “Leather Jacket Love Song,” which was recorded with Edwyn Collins (The New Fellas) in the interim between Ignore The Ignorant and In the Belly of the Brazen Bull while the band were grounded in the UK due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. It is the final complete Cribs track to feature ex-member Johnny Marr contributing his guitar playing. Ryan finished the track in October 2010 but the decision was made shortly afterwards not to release it, following Johnny’s departure at the end of the year. With writing sessions for In the Belly of the Brazen Bull starting shortly afterwards, the song was shelved and not really thought of again until being spontaneously played live, where it quickly became a fan favourite after a bootleg recording was shared online.
Of the song, Ryan said: “I always really loved Leather Jacket Love Song and liked the idea of keeping it to ourselves really. With Payola coming out though and the 10 year anniversary this year, now just feels like the right time to release it I think”.
A deluxe version of the album, the “Anthology Edition,” will include an 18-song bonus disc featuring b-sides and rarities and will span all of the band’s released singles. Payola will be out February 25th on Wichita Recordings.Read More
Mission of Burma have just announced that FUTURE OF THE LEFT, EXCLAMATION PONY (Ryan Jarman of The Cribs + Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic) and REPORTS have been added as support on their shows at The Fleece in Bristol, UK, The Bowery Ballroom in NYC and The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, respectively. Tickets for these and all of Mission of Burma’s shows are on sale now. Details can be found HERE.Read More
The Cribs are nominated alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, and Blur for “Best Live Act” at this years Q Awards. Voting is open to the public so cast your ballot here. The Cribs are also touring the UK right now, so check out their tour schedule to see if you can catch one of their amazing live performances in person. If the UK is a little too far away for you, then check out the video for their new single ‘Anna’.Read More
The Cribs have released a new video for single “Anna,” from their album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. Directed by friend of the band and Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, the video can be seen now on VEVO.Read More