Friday, May 22, 2015

SLAYER Announce New Album


Slayer will release their new album, Repentless, on September 11. Take a look at the teaser announcement the band released this morning.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quick News

Ian Curtis' Manchester home, which he took his own life, has been purchased by a fan and will be turned into a museum.

Sad news to report, Ross Dawson drummer of Late of the Pier has died in a very sudden and tragic accident the band's former label, Parlophone, has confirmed. The band has been broken up since 2010, and former members have yet to comment on the passing.

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the band are gearing up to begin work on their fourth album. No date as to when they will begin working on the record or when it will be released.

Speaking to VLAD TV, Ghostface Killah gave a hilarious interview when he discussed the first time he heard Action Bronson. He said, "I thought he was me.I'm asking myself, 'When the fuck I do that verse?'" Since Bronsolino has arrived on the scene he has often been mistaken for Ghost on record.

Marvel really loves Run The Jewels, then again, who doesn't?! The hip-hop duo will be honored with their third comic-inspired cover for an upcoming Deadpool issue. Take a look at the cover below:

Live Review - Palma Violets / Public Access TV @ Music Hall of Williamsburg



Since forming in 2011, UK’s Palma Violets have been thrashing and energizing crowds around the world and have gained so much buzz doing it.

This month, the band released their sophomore album, Danger in the Club, and returned to the U.S. to support the record’s release. Capping off a two night stay in New York City, the band played to a half-filled Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn but still came with the same energy as if they were headlining Wembley Stadium.

The night before the band had played Bowery Ballroom and maybe playing a room of similar size the next night was a bit too ambitious, but the fans inside saw something spectacular. Bassist Chilli and guitarist Samuel Thomas Fryer have a modern day Mick and Keith chemistry as they feed off each other’s energy and project it to the crowd. As fans opened a circle pit to songs like “Best of Friends,” “Johnny Bagga Donuts,” “Danger in the Club,” and “Secrets of America,” it was a perfect mid week stress and emotional release.

Opening the gig were New York City buzz band, Public Access TV, the band who have a similar sound and style to Palma Violets were a perfect fit to open. When the took the stage at around 9pm, they looked as if they were apprehensive to play to near empty room, but as soon as the music kicked in, the people came. Public Access TV are a downtown band from Manhattan and take that Television meets Blondie ethos and give it a modern Strokes hook, this is a band to look out for.

Foo Fighters on Letterman


Foo Fighters performed an extra-long "Everlong" which is David Letterman's favorite song for his final night hosting The Late Show.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Noel Gallagher Live in London


Earlier this year, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performed at a tiny club in South East London for Absolute Radio. Now, the entire concert has been put to YouTube to watch. Take a look!

Bob Dylan on Letterman


For David Letterman's penultimate episode of The Late Show, Bob Dylan made a rare TV appearance and performed "The Night We Called it a Day."

Incubus on Conan


Watch Incubus perform "Dance Like You're Dumb" on Conan!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

QUICK SPINS

 
Hot Chip Why Make Sense?
England’s favorite dance-floor electronic nerds with a new wave of tunes and a still bring enough energy and creativity to light up a night. Venturing into new areas for themselves like hip-hop and dub, Hot Chip showcase that making sense is not a priority but having fun is.
FINAL GRADE: A-

MetzMetz II
Canada’s pulse pounding post-hardcore titans return with a record that will melt more faces than they did on their 2012 debut.
FINAL GRADE: A-

Tal National Zoy Zoy
West African guitar collective Tal National return with the fever of their motherland and laid out over some of the most intricate and fantastic riffs, chords, and work in years. This band’s sophomore album, Zoy Zoy, is not to be missed by any major music fan. While it combines more than just rock and African sounds, it proves that music is our universal language.
FINAL GRADE: A-

Buena Vista Social ClubLost and Found
The final record to come from Cuba’s greatest musical exports hits home. As the Cuban embargo was lifted earlier this year and Americans begin to descend to the island that has been closed off for so long to us, it is music like this record and this band that will carry us there.
FINAL GRADE: A-

Jesse MalinNew York Before the War
Iconic New York musician, Jesse Malin, returns and hits back at the current dying feeling of the old city as gentrification and high rise buildings push every out. New York Before the War is a tribute to the New York that Malin saw as a kid and came of age into. It was harder, gritter, nastier, but most of all, it was original.
FINAL GRADE: B+

Paul Weller Saturn’s Pattern
The Modfather returns for his most ambitious and biggest sounding solo record. Saturn’s Pattern is Weller experimenting with what he can do with his guitar in a punk world but not limiting himself to the style of the genre he was apart of. It is a record inspired by outer space and it sounds like that is what he is reaching for even at his age.
FINAL GRADE: B+

Mumford & SonsWilder Mind
Mumford & Sons came to America and took over by storm. They saw immersed themselves in Americana and the only thing British about them were their tongues and blood. They were more of a States band than more American roots band that have come about in the last 20 years. With their third album, Wilder Mind, they do an about face and become an American rock band via England. While they don’t do a terrible job at it, the change in sound and identity makes you hear and see a whole new band.
FINAL GRADE: B

Surfer Blood1000 Palms
Just in time for summer, West Palm Beach, Florida’s garage rockers come back with their third album and make us want to head to the beach faster than ever before.
FINAL GRADE: B

Sojourner
Not since As Tall As Lions has a band with such an atmospheric and beautiful sound come from Long Island. This three song EP from this band hears them reaching for the stars and with enough luck, courage, and risk, they will make it because their talents are surely already there.
FINAL GRADE: B

Miami Horror All Possible Futures
Australia’s chill wave favorites Miami Horror return with their first album in five years and their sophomore record seems to have proven to fans it was worth the wait. While you are day drinking or hanging at the beach this summer, this is a record worth having on.
FINAL GRADE: B

Snoop Dogg Bush
Reteaming with Pharrell, Snoop Dogg gives a hip-pop record about his favorite plant and throws in enough swag that he shows he still has got it.
FINAL GRADE: B-

Tyler, The Creator Cherry Bomb
As Odd Future’s ringleader Tyler, The Creator gets older, so is his fan base and ideas. His slacker rapping has now gotten big names like Pharrell, Kanye West, and Schoolboy Q to join him but while he isn’t pushing boundaries, he is just being him with A-listers still wanting to work with him.
FINAL GRADE: B-

Faith No More – Sol Invictus
For the first time since 1997, the world has gotten a new Faith No More record and if you expected anything like you heard in the past, then you clearly don’t know Mike Patton and the boys. Sol Invictus is the alternative to the alternative, a record unlike anything around today but also a record that is all over the place. In some strange way, if this was another band it wouldn’t work, but for them, this is the normal.
FINAL GRADE: B-

CeremonyThe L Shaped Man
Take everything you know about Ceremony and throw it out the window. The former thrash and hardcore California band have totally altered their sound and image and while it was known they took their name from the Joy Division song, “Ceremony,” they are now mimicking their idols’ sound. The L Shaped Man is a Joy Division heavily influenced record that old fans may abandon and fans of The Horrors may embrace.
FINAL GRADE: B-

The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird is Home
The Swedish folk singer is back with another record of more of the same. If you are already a fan, this is one to add to the collection.
FINAL GRADE: C+

Best Coast California Nights
Yeah, you guessed it, more songs about California being awesome. We get it.
FINAL GRADE: C


Rudimental Announce Sophomore LP


UK club hounds Rudimental will release their sophomore album, We the Generation, in September.

Read Our 2013 Interview with Rudimental

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

'I Will For Love' (feat. Will Heard)
'Never Let You Go' (feat. Foy Vance)
'We The Generation' (feat. Mahalia)
'Love Ain't Just A Word'
'Rumour Mill' (feat. Anne-Marie & Will Heard)
'Common Emotion' (feat. MNEK)
'Go Far' (feat. Will Heard)
'Foreign World' (feat. Anne-Marie)
'Too Cool' (feat. Ella Eyre)
'Bloodstream'
'All That Love'
'Needn't Speak' (feat. Lianne La Havas)
'Lay It All On Me'
'New Day' (feat. Bobby Womack)

Quicks News

Black Thought has confirmed to Consequence of Sound that The Roots are working on a new album. He said, “I feel like we are embarking on a new chapter in our lives and in our careers, so it’s time to either make more music or to stop making music, and we’re not going to stop. Music is on the horizon."

 A collection of essays, reviews, photos has been put together for Photofantasm: Soundgarden - Nude Dragons to King Animal, a book created by fans of the band that features contributing writers like Chad Channing of Nirvana, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, Duff McKagen  as well as Salvatore Bono from Officially A Yuppie (Hey, we know that guy!). For more info on the book and pre-order info, click HERE.

Next month, Miguel will release his new album Wildheart. As info comes slowly on the LP, he finally shared the cover of the record, take a look: