Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Flaming Lips Will Give Us New Material Next Year

In January, The Flaming Lips will release their new album, Oczy Mlody. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below.

01 Oczy Mlody
02 How??
03 There Should Be Unicorns
04 Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
05 Nigdy Nie (Never No)
06 Galaxy I Sink
07 One Night While Hunting for Faeries and Witches and Wizards to Kill
08 Do Glowy
09 Listening to the Frogs With Demon Eyes
10 The Castle
11 Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
12 We a Famly

Quick News


In the new issue of GQ Style, Kendrick Lamar confirmed that he and Rick Rubin are working together. He also said that he is looking to change his sound, saying: "It’ll always have some type of DNA in my music. But me, as a person, I grow. I'm like a chameleon. You know? That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box. And my ability to express and still make the connection wherever I go, that is my high point. That’s something I pride myself off of." No word as to when the collaboration will ever be released.

In an interview with Zane Lowe, Trent Reznor confirmed he is working on new Nine Inch Nails music. The artist said: "Things are going good, and when we have something that we think is excellent we will unleash it upon the world.”

Common is linking up Hamilton director Thomas Kail and How to Make It in America creator Ian Edelman for a new Fox TV series called 93 Til Infinity. The show will be about fictional rappers who hit it big in the 90s and struggling to find a voice in modern America. No release date has been set.

Speaking to WTOP, hardcore icon Ian MacKaye congratulated fellow DC band Bad Brains in their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee. MacKaye said: "I don’t know who the nominators are, and frankly don’t care, but the person who put Bad Brains' name in the hat is either visionary or they’re savvy and trying to bring some legitimacy to their brand.” He also called them "the greatest band in the world," adding: "it would be pretty startling” if the D.C. punks were to be inducted into the Rock Hall. He added, “If the members of the Bad Brains, if this is something they want, I’m happy for them. I know the impact they had on my life, and that of other people.”

Due to "TIDAL/Apple bullshit," there will never be a Watch the Throne 2, according to Kanye West. The rapper told fans at a recent concert in Seattle, the next chapter in the successful Jay Z / West collab will never happen, saying: "It will never be a Watch The Throne 2. You know why? Because that’s the reason why I wasn’t on the song. I wasn’t on the song cause of Hov. Cause it’s this TIDAL/Apple bullshit. And this shit be getting me tight every time I perform this muthafucka.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Austra Details 'Ambitious' Third Album

In January, Austra will release what she calls her most "ambitious" album to date. Her third work, Future Politics, "calls for radical hope," according to a press release. 

Adding: "Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. It’s not about ‘being political,’ it’s about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field.”

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single, "Utopia."

We Were Alive
Future Politics
I’m A Monster
I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
Angel In Your Eye
Beyond A Mortal
Deep Thought

Tinariwen Detail New Album

Mali guitar collective Tinariwen will release their new album, Elwan, in February. The record features appearances by Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, and Mark Lanegan and was recorded in Joshua Tree Park in California.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, plus hear the new song, "Ténéré Tàqqàl."

o1 Tiwàyyen
02 Sastanàqqàm
03 Nizzagh Ijbal
04 Hayati
05 Ittus
06 Ténéré Tàqqàl
07 Imidiwàn N-Àkall-In
08 Talyat
09 Assàwt
10 Arhegh Ad Annàgh
11 Nànnuflày
12 Intro Flute Fog Edaghan
13 Fog Edaghàn

Eminem Returns With New Freestyle, Working on New LP

Eminem took to Twitter to announce he is working on a new record and also release a near 8-minute freestyle called "Campaign Speech." Take a listen and prepare to be blown away. It might just be the greatest 8 minutes in music history.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quick News


The nominees for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. They include:
Bad Brains
The Cars
Chaka Khan
Depeche Mode
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Jane’s Addiction
Janet Jackson
Joan Baez
Joe Tex
Pearl Jam
Tupac Shakur
The Zombies
The winners will be picked in December and the ceremony will take place in April at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

The Roots have confirmed they are working on their 17th album, End Game, which will arrive next year.

The Black Kids have confirmed they will release their first album in a decade next year.

In a tweet to fans, Grizzly Bear have confirmed they are almost finished on their new album. 

Band of Horses have announced 2 concerts to benefit the victims of Hurricane Matthew. The band will play 2 concerts in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, this week.

Live Pix: Dillinger Escape Plan @ Webster Hall

On October 15, The Dillinger Escape Plan played their final New York City concert before their impending break-up. The swansong was bittersweet and according to RICH D SMOOV "total havoc."

Take a look at his photos, below:

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Live Pix: Megadeath @ Prudential Center

On October 14, Megadeath came to the Prudential Center in New Jersey with Suicidal Tendencies, Amon Amarath and Metal Church.

Of course, RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the show.

 Suicidal Tendencies

 Amon Amarath


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Live Pix: Brujeria @ Gramercy Theater

On October 3, Brujeria entered New York City to perform at the Gramercy Theater with Billy Club Sandwhich, Pinata Protest, Cattle Decapitation. 

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the action.

Billy Club Sandwhich


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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets Announce New EP

In December, The Last Shadow Puppets will release The Dream Synopsis EP, a collection of a couple new tracks and some covers.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, as well as the Leonard Cohen cover "Is This What You Wanted."

01   Aviation
02   Les Cactus  (original by Jacques Dutronc)
03   Totally Wired (original by The Fall)
04   This Is Your Life (original by Glaxo Babies)
05   Is This What You Wanted (original by Leonard Cohen)
06   The Dream Synopsis