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10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week's songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It's an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

Oct 10, 2018

Kurt Vile is releasing a new album, Bottle It In, this Friday (October 12) via Matador. Now he has stopped by SiriusXM to cover Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly." He covered it solo on guitar. He also performed his own single "Bassackwards." More

Oct 01, 2018

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died in October 2017 at age 66. Last Friday saw the release of An American Treasure, a 60-track box set that includes dozens of previously unreleased songs. Now a video for one of those tracks, "Gainesville," has been shared. More

Sep 28, 2018

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died in October 2017 at age 66. Today sees the release of An American Treasure, a 60-track box set that includes dozens of previously unreleased songs. More

Listen to Previously Unreleased 1982 Tom Petty Song “Keep a Little Soul” From New Box Set

An American Treasure Due Out September 28 via Reprise, Features Previously Unreleased Material

Jul 11, 2018

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died last October at age 66. Now a previously unreleased song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Keep a Little Soul," recorded in 1982, has been shared. It's part of a new box set, An American Treasure, that's just been announced and is due out September 28 via Reprise. More

Oct 06, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles. He was 66.  More

Oct 05, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles.  More

Watch Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Cover Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More”

From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 Album Southern Accents

Oct 04, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles.  More

Watch Wilco Cover Tom Petty’s “The Waiting”

From Petty’s 1981 Album Hard Promises

Oct 04, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles. He was 66. At Wilco's concert at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas last night they did a spirited cover of Petty's "The Waiting," found on his 1981 album Hard PromisesMore

Watch Coldplay and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Cover Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”

Monday Night in Portland, OR After a Minute of Silence

Oct 03, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles. He was 66. At Coldplay's concert at Portland, OR's Moda Center last night the band, alongside special guest Peter Buck of R.E.M., took a minute of silence for Petty before covering his 1989 hit "Free Fallin'." More

R.I.P. Tom Petty, His Death Due to Cardiac Arrest Has Been Confirmed

Petty Had a Heart Attack in His Malibu Home on Sunday and Was Taken Off Life Support Today

Oct 02, 2017

Tom Petty, the 66-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, suffered cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles, and was rushed to the hospital, where he was put on life support. Monday night he was taken off life support and passed away, as The New York Times have confirmed. More



Reviews

An American Treasure

An American Treasure

Reprise

Oct 02, 2018

As the title states, Tom Petty is an American treasure, and this posthumously released set proves it over 60 largely unreleased songs, alternate versions, and live tracks. More