Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twin Shadow Details 'Eclipse'

In March, Twin Shadow will release his new album, Eclipse. The record, which is his third, will be put out via Warner Bros. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, as well as the album teaser, below.

01 Flatliners
02 When The Lights Turn Out
03 To The Top
04 Alone Feat. Lily Elise
05 Eclipse
06 Turn Me Up
07 I’m Ready
08 Old Love/New Love Feat. D’Angelo Lacy
09 Half Life
10 Watch Me Go
11 Locked & Loaded

Quick News

For the first time in 13 years, Desaparecidos will release a new album. Their label, Epitaph confirmed the news that Connor Oberst's other outfit will have new music later this year.

Strung Out will release their new album, Transmission Alpha Delta, in March.

Future User, the new band fronted by Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford will release their debut #SteroidsOrHeroin next month. Commerford spoke to Rolling Stone about his new endevour and said, "The fearlessness of Rage will forever be a part of me and that daring attitude has been the inspiration for all the things I'm trying to say with the Future User."

Speaking to MusicStoreLive.com Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter said that the band will begin recording their new album next month. He said, "We are actually writing a new record and we're gonna… We're supposed to be going in to record it next month, but we're taking it as it goes. I mean, we're not all the way ready now, but we've still got time and we're working on it."

Big Sean will release his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, next month. Take a look at the cover below:

Calexico Detail New Album

Calexico will release their new album, Edge of the Sun in April. The record will feature a slew of guests like Neko Case, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, DeVotchka's Nick Urata, Gaby Moreno, among others.

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

01 Falling from the Sky
02 Bullets & Rocks
03 When the Angels Played
04 Tapping on the Line
05 Cumbia de Donde
06 Miles from the Sea
07 Coyoacán
08 Beneath the City of Dreams
09 Woodshed Waltz
10 Moon Never Rises
11 World Undone
12 Follow the River

Glen Hansard Releasing Jason Molina Tribute EP

In March, Glen Hansard will release a tribute EP to his late friend, songwriter Jason Molina, who passed away in 2013 due to alcohol abuse-related organ failure. All of the tracks on the record were written by Molina in some fashion, whether for a band or for a solo project. All of the profits of the EP titled, It Was Triumph We Once Proposed...Songs of Jason Molina, will be donated to charity in Molina's honor.

Take a look at the cover, and tracklisting below and hear the first single "Being in Love," below.

01 Being in Love
02 Hold On, Magnolia
03 Farewell Transmission
04 Vanquisher
05 White Sulfer

ZZ Top on Kimmel

Watch ZZ Top perform "I Gotsta Get Paid" and "Tush" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quick News

Taking to Twitter, Matthew Healey of The 1975 has given fans an update about their new album. He wrote, "our first album was about the pursuit and acquisition of love. our second album is about the preservation and cultivation of love." No word on a release date, but he did tweet last week about something happening in June. We will keep you updated.

El-P took to Instagram to announce that Run The Jewels have started working on Meow The Jewels, the fan funded spin-off record from Run The Jewels 2.

Muse announced that their new album will be called Drones. No official release date has been given, but speculation is that it will arrive this summer.

At the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah announced the documentary, The Purple Tape Files, which celebrates the 20th anniversary Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. The documentary will arrive next month. Raekwon spoke to Complex about the project and said, "Most importantly is about the people being able to get all the answers that they wanted when they heard this album. Cause we was young boys, we was in our prime so getting that shot to really impress the world with your music, we didn’t never think it will be embraced so hardly like this. And 20 years later is time for you to see this film to go into the file cabinets on how this was made.”

Run The Jewels Full La Blogotheque Concert

Watch a full concert Run the Jewels did for France's La Blogotheque inside an abandoned railway station.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ryan Adams on Late Late Show

Judd Apatow was the special guest host on The Late Late Show on Friday and brought along his pal, Ryan Adams, who was accompanied by Don Was, to perform a special version of "Gimme Something Good." Take a look!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quick News

Noel Gallagher is giving Oasis fans the slightest glimmer of hope that the iconic band will reform one day, but there is a catch. Telling Q magazine, Gallagher says Oasis will only reunite for the money. He said, "Nobody has made us an offer. I’ve been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody’s said, 'Weren’t Oasis great? You should re-form.'" Gallagher says. "But if I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money. This isn't me putting it out there, by the way. Would I do it for charity? No way. We’re not that kind of people. For Glastonbury? I don’t think Michael Eavis has got enough money. But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it’s always a possibility. But only for the money."

Ever wonder what it would be like to work with Bjork? Venezuelan producer Arca, who just worked on the Icelandic princesses latest, Vulnicura, tells The Fader what the experience is like, saying, "The amount of trust that she placed in me, and the amount of trust I placed in her from the get-go, set the tone for our working together. It was weirdly enlightening, exciting, ecstatic, celebratory, interesting, and therapeutic—everything that an artistic collaboration should be."

 Speaking to NME, CHVRCHES' Martin Doherty said the band want to channel Prince and Michael Jackson on their sophomore album, which they are currently working on. Doherty said, "When you listen to a Michael Jackson song or a Prince song, you realise there's absolutely nothing in it but an amazing bassline, drums and singing. We want to channel some of that."

The most surprising thing about Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart, is not that it was leaked months in advance or rushed to iTunes, it is that boxing champ and pop culture icon Mike Tyson raps on the record. Tyson explained what happened to Rolling Stone and how he appeared alongside Nas on Madge's song, "Iconic." The champ said, "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go. I didn't know what the hell I was going there for. I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna. She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap. I just go in there and start talking. I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured. I'm saying some really crazy stuff. It was really intense." Tyson then said he drew inspiration from former Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, saying, "When I did it, I think about being some guy like Mussolini and they're really arrogant, but you try to come from a positive perspective and be uplifting. You watch Mussolini on television — even though we don't understand what he's saying — he is so mesmerizing. I look at myself in that way. I know people may say 'this guy's a fascist' and all this stuff, but man, you can take positivity from watching him. No wonder why Hitler was attracted to him. This guy's a hypnotic figure. There's so much pride behind what he's saying. I'm not even Italian and I feel the pride he's projecting. He had that street swag; he was doing this stuff with his hands and moving his head before it was even hip-hop."

Next month, Pharrell will be one of the latest in a long line of musical guests to make an appearance on The Simpsons. Take a look at Pharrell-Simpsonophied, below, the episode airs on February 8.

Friday, January 23, 2015

VINTAGE CLIP: Bjork & PJ Harvey @ Brit Awards '94

Bjork surprised fans this week after she rush-released her new album, Vulnicura to iTunes (physical copies arrive in March on original street date) and PJ Harvey made headlines this week when began her "live" recording of her new album where fans can watch her record what she is doing.

We decided since these powerful music women made news in their own right this week, 21 years ago they made headlines together at the 1994 Brit Awards where they did a killer cover of The Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." Take a look at this VINTAGE CLIP!