Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal on Kimmel

Watch Eagles of Death Metal perform "Silverlake" and "Complexity" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Talib Kweli on Fallon

Watch Talib Kweli perform "Every Ghetto" while backed by The Roots on The Tonight Show.

Paul Weller on Conan

Watch The Modfather himself, Paul Weller perform the title track from his new album, Saturn's Pattern on Conan.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunny Day in Glasgow Announce Double EP

A Sunny Day in Glasgow will release a double EP, Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss, next month.

The band said in a statement to fans: "The end product is what we wanted—a bunch of songs written, recorded and mixed at light-speed (for this band). That we love the songs is a wonderful byproduct of everything else. And we feel great—can’t wait for the next one. Meanwhile, we are trying to schedule a time when everyone can get high and that email chain is really bumming me out."

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single "Jet Black, Starlit."

01 Jet Black, Starlit
02 Hey, You're Mine
03 Bimbo
04 Follow Me (Only)
05 Jewelry Duty
06 Days & More Nights
07 Recognizing Patterns
08 Dedicate Your Love to Silence, Talk About the Loss (Sentimental Ghosts)
09 I Can't Live Without Your Love

Quick News

Bloc Party have confirmed that their new album will arrive in early 2016.

Earl Sweatshirt is reissuing his first two albums, Doris, and I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, in December.

Third Man Records will be releasing The White Stripes: Live at the Golden Dollar Vol. III at the end of the month. The live set comes from a 1999 performance from the duo.

Butch Walker will be producing Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem's solo debut. No release date has been set.

Speaking at the New Yorker festival, Patti Smith has confirmed she is working on a companion memoir to her Best Selling autobiography, Just Kids.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Darlene Love Introducing Darlene Love
The undisputed queen of rock and soul returns with a record produced and assisted by Little Steven and they come out swinging. Love, whose voice has a special place in nearly every music lovers soul has never gotten her fair share of the spotlight, now, at 74, she gives the world her finest solo record and is ready for her close-up.

Ryan Adams 1989
Ryan Adams loves The Smiths and Taylor Swift and combined his passions on his new album. Taking Swift’s blockbuster 1989 and reimagining it in the vein of Morrissey and Marr, he showcases how catchy her songs are in any form but also how shit the lyrics are.
Overall, a clever and fun listen.

The SwordHigh Country
One of the finest active rock bands around return with their latest album and in typical Sword fashion – it fucking rules!

BlackaliciousImani Vol. 1
After a decade away, Blackalicious return with their groovy blend of hip-hop and soul and offer the first part of a series with Imani. The duo update the formula that have gained them praise over the years and give a welcomed return.

Chris Cornell The Higher Truth
On his latest solo outing, Cornell drops any idea of trying to get on pop radio (see Scream) and goes back to basics with him and a acoustic guitar and the combination could not be better.

Britney Howard of Alabama Shakes quietly released a rocking solo debut under the moniker Thunderbitch and it is a entertaining as you can imagine.

!!! As If
The California dance punks return with their fifth album and fans already know what they are in for – fun, fun, fun.

Public Image Ltd. – What The World Needs Now…
Since reforming about four years ago, PiL, finally give fans the album they have been waiting for. John Lydon takes the anger he had with the Sex Pistols and mixes it with the band’s island vibes to hand off the finest album from this band in decades.

Gary Clark Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
The Austin guitar virtuoso returns with his sophomore album and instead of really showing off his guitar chops he goes more for the jugular with his story telling. Combining roots rock, R&B, and soul, Clark shows he is just more than an axeman.

MetricPagans in Vegas
The sixth LP from the Canadian dance rockers is enough to make you want to hit the dance floor. While it is no different than what they have already done, Metric seem to go by the philosophy – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it  and that is what they are doing here on this solid new release.

Dead Weather Dodge and Burn
Five years after their sophomore release, Dead Weather regroup from their busy schedules and give their third record to the world. Dodge and Burn is the same ethos and idea they have had since day one – make sexy balls-to-the-wall rock and roll.

Duran DuranPaper Gods
Fourteen albums into their career, Duran Duran really have nothing to prove but they feel as if they do. The New Wave gods return with their first record in five years and deliver a new blueprint to dance rock.  Featuring Mr. Hudson, Janelle Monae, Nile Rodgers, John Frusciante, and more, Paper Gods is a clever and exciting listen from these vets.

Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls
A double album from the metal monsters is something to admire and something that simply just needs to be experienced.

SqueezeFrom the Cradle to the Grave
The latest from the English icons offers their latest line-up in an interesting collection of songs that seems to just add to their catalog but not create anything profound to it.

EditorsIn Dreams
It seems as if Editors best days are behind them but In Dreams is a step in the right direction after their 2013 disaster, The Weight of Your Love. Their latest, In Dreams, is self produced and go more for the synth sound they established with their last brilliant In This Light and On This Evening. In Dreams is the dark, stark, but intricate Editors fans have loved.

MotorheadBad Magic
Another record from Lemmy and the boys that will blow your eardrums away.

For their third album, the dark British duo stick to the same formula that have gained them international attention over the years. Yet, with three albums in five years that all seem to sound the same, it becomes difficult to tell what is what.

The house and electronica duo return to the dance floor with their sophomore LP and craft a bunch of generic sounding dance songs that feel safe for radio but not the clubs.

The LibertinesAnthems for the Doomed Youth
It has been 11 long years since The Libertines became the last destructive rock and roll band and the last exciting rock band to hit the stage. In their wake, the closest thing that has been subjects of theirs has been Arctic Monkeys who have grown up before our eyes to become fine young rock stars. Now, as Libertines made amends with one another, cleaned up their act and recorded one of the most anticipated albums of the year, it unfortunately is forgettable. Gone are the dangerous guitar licks and songs about painting the town red. Gone is the attitude. Gone is the idea that rock and roll can change the world. Yet, most of all, gone is the bravery. The new record looks like a Libertines LP but certainly doesn’t sound like one.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Chvrches on Fallon

Watch Chvrches perform on The Tonight Show.

Morrissey on Alan Carr

Morrissey performed "Kiss Me A Lot" on Alan Carr: Chatty Man's talk show in the UK. Take a look!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rising Artist: Girl Band

Dublin, Ireland, has been home to some of the most exciting bands in rock from U2 to The Pogues to The Frames and countless others. Here is a new one to add to the list -- Girl Band. The band, who have made a name for themselves with their vicious live sets just released their debut, Holding Hands with Jamie, last month via Rough Trade. The record, which was recording in April during their first trim to America is something that will not be fore everyone but for those that it appeals to, you know this is something special. The indie rock darlings don't sound anything that has come from their city before. Combining lo-fi and a punk ethos -- think Blood Brothers meets Fugazi. These DIY Irishmen are carving a new path for a new era of Irish rock.