Friday, August 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear on 'Colbert'

Watch Grizzly Bear perform "Mourning Sound" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brand New Surprise Release 1st Album in 8 Years

Very few bands manage to shake the internet like Brand New. Artists like Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z, all manage to do it but for a band like Brand New to fit in that mold, not only are they the odd men out, they seem to love it.

Their alleged final album was supposed to arrive last year and after a massive tour, they announced that in 2018 they would be calling in quits. Since 2015, they have released a new single each year leading up to a potential new record and leaving fans guessing as to when and what will come of new music they have been working on for close to a decade. 

They would take to their Instagram page and post cryptic messages about being in the studio, sometimes they would alter the look of their website, even their label, Procrastinate Records confirmed new music was on the way... but when?

Eight years after they released their critically acclaimed album, Daisy, the Long Island rock band announced earlier this week that their new album was coming in October and  pre-sale for a $45 vinyl which ships in October was the only info around. 

Well, on Thursday, 500 lucky fans who managed to snag one of the 5,000 copies of the vinyl pre-order were shipped a CD overnight and it contained one 61-minute song that would make up the new Brand New album.

As fans posted to Reddit, the music world sort of flipped into the Upside Down World of Stranger Things trying to hear the album. Later in the day, the band confirmed that the record is called Science Fiction, and is available for download and physical formats including CD and a different vinyl than the one they had on pre-sale earlier in the week went on sale. The physical versions will also ship in October. 

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

01 Lit Me Up
02 Can’t Get It Out
03 Waste
04 Could Never Be Heaven
05 Same Logic/Teeth
06 137
07 Out of Mana
08 In the Water
09 Desert
10 No Control
11 451
12 Batter Up

For more info on the new record and to get it, click HERE

VINTAGE CLIP: Johnny Cash on 'Letterman' in '93

In 1993, Johnny Cash appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and performed his 60s classic, "Don't Take Your Guns to Town," watch the VINTAGE CLIP above. We post the poignant clip as the Cash family -- Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, Tara, and John Carter Cash, released a statement on Rosanne's Facebook page denouncing a white supremacist who was filmed wearing a Johnny Cash shirt at last weekend's horrific events in Charlottesville. In the post, they condemn the white supremacist as someone "spewing hatred and bile." They added: "To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology.”

Read the full statement below:

Trailer For New PBS Doc Has Foo Fighters Playing in Acropolis

In November, PBS will air the new series Landmarks Live in Concert, which has big artists playing historic venues. For the premiere episode, they will show Foo Fighters performing at the Acropolis in Greece from a July 2017 performance. The show, hosted by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, will follow the artists around the city and venue and show their gig. Take a look at the trailer, above.

Listen to Our Essential Foo Fighters Playlist on Spotify! 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Surprise Release New LP

Australia's King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard promised they would release three albums in 2017, they have already put out two and their third, a collaboration with Mild High Club, was due in October. However, the bands surprised fans today with the full album, Sketches of Brunswick East, on their Bandcamp page, which you can stream. Physical copies are still out in October.

Listen To Our Australian Mixtape on Spotify! 

That is the cover, above, along with the album, and here is the tracklisting:

01 Sketches Of Brunswick East I
02 Countdown
03 D-Day
04 Tezeta
05 Cranes, Planes, Migraines
06 The Spider And Me
07 Sketches Of Brunswick East II
08 Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street
09 The Book
10 A Journey To (S)hell
11 Rolling Stoned
12 You Can Be Your Silhouette
13 Sketches Of Brunswick East III

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quick News

Next month, Action Bronson will release his first cookbook, Fuck, That's Delicious. Take a look at the trailer, above.

Noel Gallagher is set to reopen the Manchester Arena is Manchester, England, following the May bombings at the venue after an Ariana Grande concert. Gallagher, who will be supported by Blossoms and The Courteeners, for the September gig will donate all of the profits from the show to the Manchester Relief Fund.

According to reports, U2's long awaited Songs of Experience album, will be out in December to mark World AIDS Day. The band have not confirmed the news but a new single is expected arrive next month as they kick off the third and fourth legs of their massively successful Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour.

St Vincent is set to make her directorial debut as she will helm an all-female cast in the adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray for Lionsgate.

DOOM will release a new album from his former hip-hop outfit KMD, which he formed in 1988 when he was known as Zev Love X. The record, Crack in Time, the first KMD album in 25 years.

A$AP Mob on 'Fallon'

Watch A$AP Mob perform "Feels So Good" on The Tonight Show.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Trailer

The long awaited documentary on the influential indie band, L7 will finally arrive next month in theaters and then on DVD and OnDemand in October. 

Take a look at the trailer for L7: Pretend We're Dead:

Converge Detail New Album

The always fascinating and brutal Converge will return in November with their first album in five years called The Dusk In Us. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the new single, "Under Duress."

01 A Single Tear
02 Eye of the Quarrel
03 Under Duress
04 Arkhipov Calm
05 I Can Tell You About Pain
06 The Dusk in Us
07 Wildlife
08 Murk & Marrow
09 Trigger
10 Broken by Light
11 Cannibals
12 Thousands of Miles Between Us
13 Reptilian

Quick News

Brand New continue to be annoyingly mysterious with their new album news but on Tuesday they announced a pre-sale link for their upcoming fifth album which is apparently due in October. No album or song titles were revealed, they said that they are pressing the record on "very limited" vinyl. It is already sold out but up top is the announcement.

A Tribe Called Quest have offered a lengthy explanation as to why they cancelled this weekend's Outlands Festival twice. In a letter to L.A. Times, they wrote: "We want to sincerely apologize to you for our absence at the Outside Lands Music Festival. Your love, dedication and support of our music is important to us. Our performance at the festival has been months in the making and in those months we have been fraught with an emotional and eager excitement to touch the stage in the place where Phife Dawg made his home." They added: "In show business there is a notion that the "show must go on" no matter what. Sometimes though, when you have lost someone close, you are riddled with the notion that there is no going on. That Friday morning upon traveling to San Francisco, a wave of grief was still on us and in that moment we could not see the “on” to go on to. Eventually though in face of loss you find that glimmer of light to bring you to your center and you find the 'on.' We missed Friday but we found our "on" the following day. We wanted to play for you and we wanted to honor Phife's wife in their hometown. Unfortunately, everything did not come together before the closing curfew. For that, we are deeply sorry. We look to correct this and regain your confidence. Actually, let us restate that — we will correct this and regain your confidence. Read the whole statement HERE.

After a decade away, RZA is reupping Wu-Tang Clan's Wu-Wear with Live Nation's clothing division. "Wu Wear was the first hip-hop brand to be in the windows on Macy's 34th St.,” RZA told Billboard. "Now that we are aware and re-energized for our legacy, we felt it was the proper time to reenter the market. Not in a boutique way, but to go big, once again.” The collection will be available in October.

On August 28, PBS will air the J. Cole- produced documentary, Raising Berte, which follows three men for about six years as they grow up in the rural area of Bertie County, North Carolina. Take a look at the trailer, below: