If you weren't one of the lucky ones to witness Caribou's electrifying set at this year's Melt! Festival, ZDF Kultur have come to the rescue - you can watch a section of the show here, televised this afternoon in Germany.
The Guardian's Michael Hann joined Kurt Wagner in Nashville last month to talk about Lambchop's new album 'Mr. M', balancing painting and music, dealing with the loss of his dear friend Vic Chesnutt and the future of Lambchop as a band. The full feature can be found in today's edition of the Guardian, along with an exclusive stream of the album:
Peter Caws, professor of Philosopy and father to Nada Surf's Matthew, explains on his website the thoughts behind the title "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy:
"The world scientific theories are about doesn’t know or care how scientists think about it or whether what they think is right. We name things – animals, vegetables, minerals, atoms, molecules, genes - but the things we name don’t know their names; dogs don’t know they are dogs, electrons don’t know they are electrons, the moon doesn’t know it’s the moon. I’ve found that a quick way of summarizing this serene detachment of the natural world from the human activity of science is to say that “the stars are indifferent to astronomy.” Nothing could have pleased me more than to have Nada Surf adopt this tagline for their new album."
You can read his illuminating essay on the subject here...