Friday, January 19, 2018

Grizzly Bear on 'Conan'


Watch Grizzly Bear perform "Loosing All Sense" on Conan.

Glen Hansard on 'Meyers'


Watch Glen Hansard perform "Roll on Slow" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Franz Ferdinand on 'Fallon'


Watch Franz Ferdinand perform "Always Ascending" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hot Snakes Releasing Their 1st Album in 14 Years


For the 1st time in 14 years, Hot Snakes will be putting out a new album. The record, Jericho Sirens, arrives in March. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single, "Six Wave Hold Down."

1. I Need a Doctor
2. Candid Cameras
3. Why Don’t It Sink In?
4. Six Wave Hold-Down
5. Jericho Sirens
6. Death Camp Fantasy
7. Having Another?
8. Death Doula
9. Psychoactive
10. Death of a Sportsman

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quick News


In March, Between the Buried and Me will release their new album, Automata. Take a look at the cover, above.

Following the sudden passing of Dolores O'Riordan, members of her side project, D.A.R.K., which included Andy Rourke of The Smiths eulogized the front woman. "I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," said Rourke. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones." Band mate and partner OlĂ© Koretsky adds: "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."


Of Montreal will release their new album, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, in March. 

After inking a book deal in 2013, surviving Beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad Rock were set to release their autobiography on the band in 2015, however, it never did. Now, in an interview with Beats 1, Mike D. says the book will arrive later this year and is "unlike any other music book." He added: "To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored, but actually I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately."

Eels Detail New Album, Share Trailer


In April, Eels will release their brand new album, The Deconstruction. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the title track and watch the album trailer. 

1. The Deconstruction
2. Bone Dry
3. The Quandary
4. Premonition
5. Rusty Pipes
6. The Epiphany
7. Today is the Day
8. Sweet Scorched Earth
9. Coming Back
10. Be Hurt
11. You Are The Shining Light
12. There I Said It
13. Archie Goodnight
14. The Unanswerable
15. In Our Cathedral

The Decemberists Announce New Album


The Decemberists announced that their new album, I'll Be Your Girl, will be out in March. 

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

1. Once In My Life
2. Cutting Stone
3. Severed
4. Starwatcher
5. Tripping Along
6. Your Ghost
7. Everything Is Awful
8. Sucker’s Prayer
9. We All Die Young
10. Rusalka, Rusalka / The Wild Rushes
11. I’ll Be Your Girl

Tracey Thorn Announces 1st Album in 7 Years


In March, former Everything But the Girl singer Tracey Thorn will release her first album in seven years, Record.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and watch the video for the new single, "Queen." 

Queen
Air (feat. Shura)
Guitar
Smoke
Sister (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
Go
Babies
Face
Dancefloor

Dashboard Confessional on 'Conan'


Watch Dashboard Confessional perform "We Fight" on Conan.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Playlist


We are kicking off the year with 27 random musical musings. Take a listen on Spotify!