Monday, March 20, 2017

Quick News

In May, Danzig will release his first album in seven years, Black Laden Crown. Take a look at the cover, above.

For the first time in five years, Blu and Exile are back in the studio together to work on the follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 release, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them. Exile took to Instagram over the weekend to share the news.
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Jarvis Cocker will has signed a six-figure deal to write a book on creativity. The book, This Book Is A Song, will feature his essays, partial biography, illustrations and photos. It is set to come out sometime this year.

Suede's Brett Anderson is set to release his memoir next year. The book, Cold Black Mornings, will arrive in early 2018 and will chronicle his life as a musician, his Britpop rivalries and his upbringing. 

Live Pix: Sun O))) at Knockdown Center

On Friday night, Sun O))) performed inside the Knockdown Center on the Queens / Brooklyn boarder in New York City. 

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the action who said the show was the loudest of his life and if anyone has followed this site for the last decade, you know with him it is all about the high intensity and decibel raising artists. 

He left the gig saying he was physically in pain by how much sound they put out. 

Take a look at some of his pix, below:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Cranberries Reimagine Classics On New Album

Next month, The Cranberries will release their new album, Something Else, which will feature new songs as well as some of their classics reimagined.

"I prefer them like this," singer Dolores O'Riordan said in a press release of the classic songs new sound"with a little bit more experience behind them, with a new lease of life. They sound fresh again."

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

01. Linger
02. The Glory
03. Dreams
04. When You’re Gone
05. Zombie
06. Ridiculous Thoughts
07. Rupture
08. Ode To My Family
09. Free To Decide
10. Just My Imagination
11. Animal Instinct
12. You & Me
13. Why

Incubus Detail New Album '8'

Incubus will release their new album, 8, next month. The record was produced by the band and D. Sardy and mixed by Skrillex.

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

01. “No Fun”
02. “Nimble Bastard”
03. “State of the Art”
04. “Glitterbomb”
05. “Undefeated”
06. “Loneliest”
07. “When I Became A Man”
08. “Familiar Faces”
09. “Love in a Time of Surveillance”
10. “Make No Sound in the Digital Forest”
11. “Throw Out the Map”

Run the Jewels on 'Fallon'

Watch Run the Jewels perform "Legend Has It" on The Tonight Show.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great Soundtracks: 'High Fidelity'

17 years ago, one of the most beloved music books was turned into a cult classic film starring John Cusack. High Fidelity was about a hopeless romantic working in a music shop in the 1990s resonated with Generation X and the Baby Boomers. After the film became a hit, the soundtrack was just as talked about.

Director Stephen Frears assembled an array of classics from Aretha Franklin, The Jam, 13th Floor Elevators, Barry White, The Beta Band, The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Stevie Wonder, and more. The soundtrack captured the cornucopia of sound that was featured in the film's record store and was enough for all generations to get behind. The soundtrack becomes a taste of what was in the film and could have been an anthology much like Danny Boyle did with Trainspotting. However, it is enough for fans to spin over and over even after all these years, the soundtrack proves that good music is timeless.

Recommended Reading: 'How to Ru(i)n a Record Label'

Green Day, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Mr. T Experience, the list goes on for all of the influential punk and DIY artists that Larry Livermore signed to his label, Lookout Records. The label was a breading ground for new and emerging talent in the late 80s and early 90s in the Bay Area of California. By the time of the Millennium, the label went belly up and it was nothing more than a memory to fans and those who they influenced along the way.

Last year, Livermore put his memoirs together and told the definitive story of Lookout with his book, How to Ru(i)n a Record Label. In a label that started out in a small house in Northern California turned into a multi-million dollar company before he walked away from it all. Livermore chronicles and details what happened and for the first time, a first hand account as to what led to the fall of the legendary label has been told.


Here are our 27 random musical musings for the month. Listen and Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017