News featuring Simon & Garfunkel

The following news stories mention Simon & Garfunkel. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 6 hours ago.

’14 Jun 17 Tue

Tuesday 17th June

  • 'Garden State' and 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtracks Get Vinyl Pressings

    In 2004, Natalie Portman promised to change our lives with a song. Now, a decade later, the soundtrack to Garden State is finally coming to vinyl. It will be out on August 5. This is the first time Garden State has been pressed on vinyl. The 13 songs are split across two records and housed in a gatefold jacket. Among the artists who appear here are Iron & Wine (covering the Postal Service's "Such Great Heights"), Simon & Garfunkel, Coldplay, Nick Drake, Thievery Corporation and, of course, the Shins (whose "New Slang" was the aforementioned life-changer). The release...Read More

    Read the complete article at exclaim.ca

’14 Jun 4 Wed

Wednesday 4th June

’14 May 23 Fri

Friday 23rd May

  • Hamilton's Ash & Bloom Unveil Debut Album

    When it comes to singing as a duo, Ash & Bloom take their cues from the masters. The Hamilton, ON pair count Simon & Garfunkel as a primary influence on their debut album, Let the Storm Come, which is due out on June 24. The 12-song collection features tunes written with Peter Katz, Caroline Brooks (of the Good Lovelies), Julie Crochietere and Rob Szabo. This material was selected from hundreds of songs written since band members Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal met a decade ago. They used to play in the band Garner before becoming a duo. Ash & Bloom said in a statement,...Read More

    Read the complete article at exclaim.ca

’14 May 18 Sun

Sunday 18th May

’14 Apr 28 Mon

Monday 28th April

  • Paul Simon Arrested

    Veteran musician Paul Simon has been arrested in Connecticut.The Simon & Garfunkel star, 72, was detained by police officers on suspicion of...

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’14 Apr 10 Thu

Thursday 10th April

  • The Vamps: Meet the Vamps review guitar-playing boyband's hit-and-miss debut

    (Mercury)

    With their debut album, British teenage foursome the Vamps want to "bring back bandy-sounding music into mainstream stuff": in other words, they play their own instruments, and by happenstance have come along just as the idea of the guitar-playing boyband is enjoying a renewed popularity see the chart-topping success of Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer. To give them their due, segments of Meet the Vamps are verifiably bandy Wild Heart has traces of folkiness, bumped up by a wistful acoustic guitar figure; Smile's power-pop swagger nimbly revives 1970s new-wave. A cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Cecilia, moreover, deftly grasps the mock-calypso slant of the original though they've tarnished it by interweaving their own half-rapped lyric. On the other hand, there are many moments when it would be hard to pick the Vamps out of a lineup alongside One Direction and Peter Andre (whose Mysterious Girl clearly provided much of the…

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’14 Mar 17 Mon

Monday 17th March

  • Lorde’s “Royals” Covered By Black Simon & Garfunkel On ‘Fallon’: Watch

    Late Night fake musical duo Black Simon & Garfunkel (The Roots‘ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas) made their Tonight Show debut last week with a cover of Lorde‘s “Royals.” As is tradition, they stripped down the song to its sparest parts, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and those sweet, sweet harmonies. It’s kind of odd that they got around to doing ... More »

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’14 Mar 4 Tue

Tuesday 4th March

’14 Jan 23 Thu

Thursday 23rd January

  • Bastille's year of proving people wrong

    Twelve months ago, his band were only given one seat at the Brits. Now, after the worldwide success of Bad Blood, Dan Smith's band are nominated for four awards. But he makes a reluctant pop star

    Bastille's recording studio of choice is festooned with fairy lights and platinum discs and located behind a Tesco Express, at the foot of a housing estate in south London. It's unusual to find a band in any such location before midday but here Bastille are at 9am, having touched down at 4am after playing to 25,000 fans in South Africa.

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’14 Jan 22 Wed

Wednesday 22nd January

  • Scott Joplin's Ragtime gets its dues

    1973's The Sting took it global, but there's more to ragtime music than that film's Keystone Kops crazy-chase soundtrack

    Reading on mobile? Click here to listen to The Maple Leaf Rag played by Scott Joplin

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