Friday, September 4, 2015

James Bay Covers Florence & The Machine for BBC

James Bay covered his Republic Records label-mate Florence & The Machine's "Shake It Out" for the BBC1 Lounge. Take a look!

Faith No More on Kimmel

Watch Faith No More perform "Sunny Side Up" and "Separation Anxiety" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Janet Jackson Details New Album

The iconic Janet Jackson will release her new album, Unbreakable, her first record since 2008 next month.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below and hear the singles "No Sleep" and the title track.

01 Unbreakable
02 Burnitup! (Feat. Missy Elliott)
03 Dammn Baby
04 The Great Forever
05 Shoulda Known Better
06 After You Fall
07 Broken Hearts Heal
08 Night
09 No Sleeep (Feat. J Cole)
10 Dream Maker/ Euphoria
11 2 B Loved
12 Take Me Away
13 Promise
14 Lessons Learned
15 Black Eagle
16 Well Traveled
17 Gon B Alright

Stream Gary Clark Jr.'s 'The Story of Sunny Boy Slim'

Gary Clark Jr.'s new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, is streaming just in time for the long weekend thanks to the people at NPR. Take a listen!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Brazilian Mixtape

Brazil is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, people, food, coffee, and of course music. 

It is the country that has given us the samba and the home to the five-time winning World Cup Champions. Not to mention the place that created Pele, Kaka, Ronaldino, Ronaldo (The OG), and of course one of the greatest drivers ever Ayrton Senna. 

As our favorite season ends, we look at a country that keeps it going year round in a our fourth cultural mixtape.

Take a listen and absorb the flavors of Brazil through song. 

Suede Teaseing New Album! ?

Suede made their grand comeback in 2012 with one of the best comeback records of all-time with Bloodsports. Now, the band have posted a cryptic video on YouTube and then a cryptic tweet:
Does this mean a new and seventh Suede album is on the horizon? We shall be keeping an eye out. In the meantime watch the drone-sounding video above.

Tracey Thorn Announces Solo Compilation

Former Everything But the Girl singer Tracey Thorn will release her first solo compilation called SOLO: Songs and Collaborations 1982-2015 next month. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and watch the trailer, below.

Quick News

The Dead Weather will make their live return in two weeks when they are the music guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They join Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and TV on the Radio as some of Colbert's first music guests.

 Lupe Fiasco's third album, Lasers, ended up being a fiasco both critically and commercially. Now, the Chicago rapper is offering to destroy copies of the album with an actual laser. He wrote on Facebook: "For all you people who really hated my 3rd album LASERS for whatever reason in the universe I want you to send it back to me so I can destroy it with an actual Laser. You not getting any money back or an apology or anything like that. The fact still remains that a lot of people really loved LASERS (Me Included) despite the popular myth that it’s one of the worst rap albums ever but sometimes the myth can be stronger than the truth. So yeah….if you have a physical copy of LASERS that you absolutely hate and wish for it to be rendered non-existent then you can send it back to me and I’ll have it destroyed with an actual giant laser and send it into next world in spectacular grand fashion!"

Garbage will reissue their 1995 debut in October and will be re-mastered from the original analog tapes. The reissue will also feature remixes and B-sides, which they're calling G-sides.

Travis Barker has announced he will release his autobiography, Can I Say, in November. Take a look at the cover, below:

Vince Staples on Fallon

Watch Vince Staples perform on The Tonight Show with some help from The Roots.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal 'Zipper Down' Trailer

The brilliant and creative minds of Eagles of Death Metal released a bizarre but entertaining trailer for their upcoming album, Zipper Down. Take a look!