Tag: Scott McCaughey

Q&A: Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project, SXSW, ‘Northern Aggression’

Q&A: Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project, SXSW, ‘Northern Aggression’

Slicing Up Eyeballs caught up with the Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn last week as he was rehearsing with The Baseball Project for a tour that hits both South By Southwest — for a marathon 14 gigs — and a series of spring training ballgames.

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

This week’s new releases include The The’s soundtrack to the film ‘Tony’; a new best-of from Scritti Politti; Mike Watt’s punk opera ‘Hyphenated-Man’; the second album from Steve Wynn’s The Baseball Project; a new OMD single; and This Mortal Coil on vinyl.

Listen: R.E.M. debuts Christmas song with Bill Berry, new album mix on fan club single

Listen: R.E.M. debuts Christmas song with Bill Berry, new album mix on fan club single

Members of R.E.M.’s fan club have begun receiving their annual holiday single in the mail, and, like last year’s, the 2010 installment features the return of departed drummer Bill Berry on a cover of Darlene Love’s classic ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ — as well as an instrumental mashup of three tracks off the band’s forthcoming album ‘Collapse Into Now.’

Video: Peter Buck’s Tired Pony plays ‘Dead American Writers’ on Letterman

The latest side project from R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck — the country-tinged Tired Pony, fronted by Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody — stopped by the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ last night to perform ‘Dead American Writers,’ off the band’s just-released debut ‘The Place We Ran From.’

Video: Pearl Jam ‘Kicks Out the Jams’ with Peter Buck, covers Public Image Ltd.

Video: Pearl Jam ‘Kicks Out the Jams’ with Peter Buck, covers Public Image Ltd.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey joined Pearl Jam in Berlin last night to rip through the MC5’s classic ‘Kick Out the Jams’ at a concert that also featured the Seattle rockers debuting a new cover of Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Public Image.’

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Word emerged this spring — via bandleader Colin Meloy’s Twitter feed — that R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck would be contributing to The Decemberists’ upcoming sixth album — and we’ve now got photographic evidence, thanks to a series of snapshots posted on R.E.M.’s official site today.

Robyn Hitchcock releasing ‘Propellor Time’ on ultra-limited, ‘hand-assembled’ cassette

Robyn Hitchcock releasing ‘Propellor Time’ on ultra-limited, ‘hand-assembled’ cassette

Attention tapeheads: The ever-iconoclastic Robyn Hitchcock is releasing an ultra-limited run of his new album ‘Propellor Time’ — on which he’s backed by members of R.E.M. and The Smiths — on ‘hand-assembled’ cassette.

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

This week’s new releases include new albums from David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (‘Here Lies Love,’ about Imelda Marcos) and Robyn Hitchcock (‘Propellor Time’), plus expanded reissues from David Bowie, The Colourfield and Squeeze.

Video: Robyn Hitchcock’s new single ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ off upcoming ‘Propellor Time’

Video: Robyn Hitchcock’s new single ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ off upcoming ‘Propellor Time’

Robyn Hitchcock has just released a new video for ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ a song co-written with The Smiths’ Johnny Marr that serves as the first single off the 3-years-in-the-making ‘Propellor Time.’

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Tweet Robyn Hitchcock this spring will release the 3-years-in-the-making Propellor Time, an album recorded with current back-up band The Venus 3 — R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, […]

Video: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Mike Mills join Peter Buck and The Minus 5 in Athens

Retired drummer Bill Berry and bassman Mike Mills jumped onstage last night with Peter Buck and the rest of The Minus 5 for a near-reunion […]

Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey plan triple-bill band-swapping tour

Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey plan triple-bill band-swapping tour

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn and Young Fresh Fellows’ Scott McCaughey will tour the U.S. this summer and fall under a trio of […]

In stores this week: Screaming Blue Messiahs reissues, David Bowie, Young Fresh Fellows

In stores this week: Screaming Blue Messiahs reissues, David Bowie, Young Fresh Fellows

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday: ARTIST: The Screaming Blue Messiahs RELEASES: Gun Shy, Bikini Red BACKSTORY: […]

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

With touring and promotion of 2008’s Accelerate now finished, R.E.M. this year will issue, at a minimum, a pair of archival releases, hitting both ends […]