Hey, we know it’s hard to keep up with everything going on in pop culture. For some of us, it’s our full-time job. So, in case you missed it, we also bring you yesterday’s news. Here are the Top 5 Stories from Sept. 18, 2012.
1. Peter Buck Announces Lineup For Todos Santos Music Festival, Solo Album Details
By Josh Jackson
We talked to Peter Buck about his upcoming festival in Mexico and his new post-R.E.M. solo album. “I haven’t really come to terms with [being a frontman],” he said. “I have no idea what’s going to happen. Everything that I’m doing—in the festival, whatever—I just want it to be fun, loose, spontaneous and natural and that’s where I’m heading.”
2. Ryan Lochte Reacts to Seth MacFarlane’s Parody SNL
By Laura Flood
Saturday Night Live isn’t known for holding back when it comes to impersonating pop-culture figures. This past Saturday was no exception, as the show spoofed Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who apparently found the the impersonation a bit harsh.
3. Exclusive: North Carolina’s Mount Moriah Signs to Merge Records
By Ryan Bort
North Carolina folk rockers Mount Moriah have signed to Merge Records. The label will be releasing the band’s self-titled debut on LP on Oct. 2, as well as their sophomore full-length album early in 2013.
4. Revolution Review: Pilot
By Adam Vitcavage
Trust no one. That seems to be the go-to advice for the characters in NBC’s new post-apocalyptic drama Revolution. It’s hard to take the show’s advice with the names attached to the pilot. The series was created Supernatural creator Eric Kirpke with J.J. Abrams, a man whose credits speak for themselves, executive producing. If those two weren’t enough they got Jon Favreau (Iron Man) to direct this epic first episode.
5. Grizzly Bear Review: Shields
By Drake Baer
These songs are labyrinths. Ethereal, harmonic, beautiful—but labyrinths nonetheless. So, that is to say, Shields is a difficult, rewarding album—one to get lost in.