R.I.P. Conway Savage, longtime Bad Seeds pianist 

As reported by Pitchfork, Conway Savage—the longtime pianist and backup singer for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds—has died. The news was confirmed by a statement on Cave’s website, which referred to Savage as the “anarchic thread that ran through the band’s live performances” and noted that he was “much loved by everyone,…

Aphex Twin, Curve, and Jawbreaker had the best-kept secret hits of 1992

To commemorate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100, Off The Charts revisits each year since it was established to spotlight songs and artists that didn’t make the cut, yet still made a significant impact. Years are chosen randomly and—to make it even harder on ourselves—rules for inclusion are that neither the songs nor…

Scream asked, if you like scary movies, why don't you care about their soundtracks?

Horror movies are dominated by film scores, as opposed to film soundtracks. It’s where you’ll find some of the industry’s greatest, most innovative themes and composers—Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho, John Carpenter’s Halloween, Goblin’s Suspiria, Christopher Young’s Hellraiser, Tangerine Dream’s Near Dark, Fabio Frizzi’s …

Nick Cave’s One More Time With Feeling is an intimate but not invasive portrait of grief

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“I don’t believe in narrative anymore… I don’t think life is a story,” Nick Cave says early in Andrew Dominik’s documentary One More Time With Feeling. He’s explaining—haltingly yet articulately, as he does throughout—the reasons why the songs he’s written lately have taken a turn toward the abstractly expressive,…

Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand” gets a whimsical Dr. Seuss makeover

Nick Cave’s 1994 classic “Red Right Hand” is a rad tune, but it’s also pretty spooky and ominous for some people’s tastes. To undercut that a little bit, a DeviantArt user known as DrFaustusAU paired the song’s lyrics with some Dr. Seuss-style drawings, and the combination makes the song feel a lot more lighthearted…

Nick Cave to release new album, concert film in September

Long-time rocker and “Prince Of Darkness” Nick Cave has announced that he’s releasing a new multimedia project, combining his and his band The Seeds’ latest album with a film that will play in art house theaters. The new project—one of a few “visual albums” that’ve been released this year—is still untitled, but is…

Black Moth spreads “White Lies” (with help from one of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds)

Getting your album produced by Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (as well as Cave’s other band, Grinderman) is quite a coup—but even with that vote of confidence aside, Condemned To Hope is a chilly, churning batch of songs. The new album by England’s Black Moth features standouts like “White Lies,” (which…