A Conversation With Larry “Ratso” Sloman

Very few rock ’n’ roll artists release their first album on the cusp of turning 70. Even fewer of this breed originally made their bones as a legendary author of multiple books that made the New York Times bestseller list. And only one of these near-septuagenarian rockers/writers is responsible for a record that’s a stone delight. On this …

In The News: Tortoise, Neil Young, Cage The Elephant, Squeeze, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Megadeth, Ornette Coleman And More

The Catastrophist is the first new Tortoise album since 2009, due out from Thrill Jockey on January 22. The band will tour North America and Europe early next year in support … Neil Young has announced the November 13 release of Bluenote Café, his latest Performance Series release from the Neil Young Archives, via Reprise …

In The News: Spoon, R.E.M., Ryan Adams, Faith No More, Jean-Paul Sartre Experience And More

On April 28, Spoon will release an EP of remixes, Inside Out Remixes, featuring four versions of the band’s song by Fabrizio Moretti, Operators, Tycho and Brian Reitzell. The band will also hit the road for a North American tour in May … R.E.M. By MTV, the acclaimed documentary by Alexander Young chronicling the simultaneous …

In The News: Ty Segall, Buffalo Tom, Ministry, Rhye, Fu Manchu, Jimi Hendrix, Roxy Music, Pet Shop Boys, Ringo Starr, Ghost And More

On January 26, Drag City will issue the latest from prolific former MAGNET cover star Ty Segall. The 19-track Freedom’s Goblin will be supported by live dates in California surrounding the release date and a full-on North American tour in April … Buffalo Tom was on the cover of MAGNET before most of you kids were …

MAGNET Classics: The Making Of Yo La Tengo’s “Painful”

The making of Yo La Tengo’s Painful By Steve Klinge Why Painful? Over its 30-year career, which the band recently celebrated with three retrospective shows in early December, Yo La Tengo has released a slew of albums deserving of “MAGNET Classics” status. Painful was the first in a remarkable string—1995’s Electr-O-Pura, 1997’s I Can Hear …