R.E.M. is the subject of a new podcast from comedian Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”) and actor Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”). Their new series—titled “R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME?”—will discuss the band’s “music and impact” via “album by album analysis” (although the pair have been known to veer wildly off course). The debut episode, covering R.E.M.’s 1982 EP Chronic Town, is out today. Check it out below. “R U Talkin’ R.E.M.
From the beginning, Wild Beasts’ music has been a story of two voices. At the forefront was Hayden Thorpe, with a falsetto that sounded like a punchline, swerving between low, horny grunts and operatic trills. In 2009, when he described a scene “equally elegant and ugly” in a song called “Hooting and Howling,” it was easy to hear it as winking self-diagnosis. Thorpe’s foil was Tom Fleming, the band’s second vocalist, whose earnest, fluttering baritone felt like a comedown from Thorpe’s high drama.
Zola Jesus has announced a tour with Alice Glass. They’ll play a series of shows together this spring, kicking off with two dates in Los Angeles. Check out their itinerary below. Zola Jesus has also announced Okovi: Additions, a new album collecting four previously unreleased songs along with remixes from Johnny Jewel, Wolves in the Throne Room, and more. Scroll down to hear the new song “Bound,” via Adult Swim. Okovi: Additions is out April 6 on Sacred Bones.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".