Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Andrew W.K. on 'Conan'

Watch Andrew W.K. perform "Music is Worth Living For" on Conan.

Listen to Nas 'Live at the Kennedy Center'

In 2014, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut, Illmatic, with a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The performance was released this year as a Record Store Day vinyl and as a PBS special. Now, you can listen to the whole performance online.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The English Beat Announce 1st Album in 36 Years!

In June, The English Beat will release their first album since 1982 called Here We Go Love. 

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

1. how can you stand there?
2. the one and the only
3. redemption time
4. if killing worked
5. here we go love
6. never die
7. the love you give
8. you really oughtta know
9. you're stuck
10. every time you told me
11. dem call it ska
12. drive her away
13. be there for you

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Prince's Estate Release Original Version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

For the first time ever, Prince's estate released his original 1984 version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" which he wrote and recorded but never put out on his own. In 1985, the song was released by The Family, a Prince-formed and sanctioned band, then in 1990 the song exploded thanks to Sinéad O’Connor. Take a look and listen to the "Purple One" and The Revolution playing the song along with rehearsal footage which has also been unearthed for the first time.

Ben Gibbard on 'Conan'

Watch Ben Gibbard perform an inclusive version of The Beatles' "And I Love Her" on Conan.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

GHOST Announce New Album

Ghost will release their new album, Prequelle, and will arrive in June. 

The album is a bit different than most records from the Swedish metal band as singer Papa Emeritus has converted himself to Cardinal Copia.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and the video for "Rats:"

1 Ashes
2 Rats
3 Faith
4 See The Light
5 Miasma
6 Dance Macabre
7 Pro Memoria
8 Witch Image
9 Helvetesfonster
10 Life Eternal

SZA Brings Out Kendrick Lamar at Coachella

During her Friday night set, SZA brought out Top Dawg top dog Kendrick Lamar. Take a look!

Jack White on 'Fallon'

Jack White appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and spoke with the host. Take a look.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Kamasi Washington Details New Album

Kamasi Washington took to social media on Monday to announce his new album, Heaven and Earth.

He also posted about what the project was about on Instagram, see above. The double-album arrives in June.

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

I. Earth:
01 Fists of Fury
02 Can You Hear Him
03 Hubtones
04 Connections
05 Tiffakonkae
06 The Invincible Youth
07 Testify
08 One of One

II. Heaven:
09 The Space Travelers Lullaby
10 Vi Lua Vi Sol
11 Street Fighter Mas
12 Song for the Fallen
13 Journey
14 The Psalmnist
15 Show Us the Way
16 Will You Sing

Monday, April 9, 2018

Manic Street Preachers Detail New Album

The legendary Manic Street Preachers will release their new album, Resistance is Futile, on Friday. 

Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said in a press release: “The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic - in many ways referencing both the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and watch the video for  "International Blue."

1. People Give In 
2. International Blue 
3. Distant Colours 
4. Vivian 
5. Dylan & Caitlin 
6. Liverpool Revisited 
7. Sequels of Forgotten Wars 
8. Hold Me Like a Heaven 
9. In Eternity 
10. Broken Algorithms 
11. A Song for the Sadness 
12. The Left Behind