Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Morrissey Details New Album


Morrissey will release his new album, Low in High School, in November. Now, the former Smiths singer, who recently joined Twitter, has revealed the album details. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single, "Spent the Day in Bed."

01 My Love, I’d Do Anything for You
02 I Wish You Lonely
03 Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage
04 Home Is a Question Mark
05 Spent the Day in Bed
06 I Bury the Living
07 In Your Lap
08 The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel
09 All the Young People Must Fall in Love
10 When You Open Up Your Legs
11 Who Will Protect Us From the Police?
12 Israel

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Playlist


Here is a playlist of our 27-song random musical musings for the month on Spotify! Enjoy!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Foo Fighters Share Animated Documentary About 'Concrete and Gold'


Foo Fighters new album, Concrete and Gold, arrived today and the band have shared an animated documentary about the making of the album. Take a look!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Quick News


Sad news to report, Husker Du drummer and co-founder Grant Hart passed away at 56, according to the band's social media accounts and Bob Mould's Facebook page. While the cause of death is unknown, Hart was battling cancer. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and band.

The Damned will record their 11th album next month with producer Tony Visconti, it will be their first in over a decade and will be released sometime next years.

Speaking to BBC, Blondie said that they approached Noel Gallagher to write a song for them. “That one’s a shocker for a lot of people,” drummer Clem Burke said. "I approached Noel Gallagher for a song a couple of years back and the first thing he said was, ‘I’ll trade you for ‘Hanging on the Telephone” and I said, ‘Guess what? We didn’t write that one.'”

Four Tet's new album, New Energy, will arrive at the end of the month and the beat maker has released the tracklisting. Take a look:
01. Alap
02. Two Thousand And Seventeen
03. LA Trance
04. Tremper
05. Lush
06. Scientists
07. Falls 2
08. You Are Loved
09. SW9 9SL
10. 10 Midi
11. Memories
12. Daughter
13. Gentle Soul
14. Planet

Kendrick Lamar spoke to Billboard magazine and revealed that his breakthrough album, 2013's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, has multiple versions aside from what was released. “We did good kid about three, four times before the world got to it,” he said. “New songs, new everything. I wanted to tell that story, but I had to execute it. My whole thing is about execution. The songs can be great, the hooks can be great, but if it’s not executed well, then it’s not a great album.” No word if those versions will ever see the light of day.

Portugal. The Man on 'Ellen'


Watch Portugal. The Man perform "Feel It Still" on Ellen.

Action Bronson Eats Pizza with Seth Meyers


Action Bronson, who has a new cookbook out called Fuck, That's Delicious, and a new record, Blue Chips 7,000, was on Late Night with Seth Meyers and brought him baked ziti pizza from his favorite spot in Queens. Take a look.

King Krule Reveals the Secret of 'The Ooze'


After announcing his new album would be called The Ooze last week, King Krule has now detailed the record which arrives next month. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the new single, "Dum Surfer." 

01 Biscuit Town
02 The Locomotive
03 Dum Surfer
04 Slush Puppy
05 Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
06 Logos
07 Sublunary
08 Lonely Blue
09 Cadet Limbo
10 Emergency Blimp
11 Czech One
12 (A Slide in) New Drugs
13 Vidual
14 Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15 Half Man Half Shark
16 The Cadet Leaps
17 The Ooz
18 Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)
19 La Lune

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce New Album


In January, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will release their new album, Wrong Creatures. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single, "Little Thing Gone Wild."

DFF
Spook
King of Bones
Haunt
Echo
Ninth Configuration
Question of Faith
Calling Them All Away
Little Thing Gone Wild
Circus Bazooko
Carried From The Start
All Rise

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

London Grammar Cover Prince for BBC Radio 1


London Grammar were the latest band to perform at the BBC Radio 1 Lounge where they covered Prince's "Purple Rain." Take a look!

Live Review: Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden

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Seven years ago, Arcade Fire played two back-to-back sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden, at the time, it was the crowning achievement for an indie band who were appealing to the masses in a city that embraced them and their unique style from day one. Now, returning to The World's Most Famous Arena, they are a different band but still full of surprises and energy.

The "Infinite Content Tour" kicked-off last week and quickly made its way to New York City where leader Win Butler claimed to the audience Tuesday night, "of all the shows on this tour, this was the place we were excited to play the most."


Just as the clock struck 9 p.m., the disco balls were lowered from the venues iconic ceiling and a de-facto boxing ring was illuminated in the center of the place as a nameless face introduced the band who walked out of one corner of the arena as if they were ready to battle in a prizefight. On their way to the ring / stage, they high-fived fans, smiled, and looked determine to give everyone inside the night of their lives.

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Opening with one of their new singles, "Everything Now," the nine-piece Canadian ensemble threw a dance party for the ages with their thrift store special effects. As they roamed around stage and the drum riser rotated so everyone in the place got a clear point of view, they jumped right into "Signs of Life" and "Rebellion (Lies)," "Here Comes the Night Time," as they appealed to older fans.



As the band barnstormed through their massive collection, Butler took time out to pay respects by those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. "My brother and I grew up in Houston and they are going through a tough time right now because of the hurricane," he said, then addressing how the band could not be at the Hand in Hand Benefit which featured stars like Stevie Wonder, Oprah, Cher, and George Clooney, he asked for everyone to donate to cause and help those affected by Irma and Harvey before they jumped into "The Suburbs."

As he and his wife, Regine Chassange, traded lead singer duties through the night, they and their ensemble kept the energy high and brought some of the middle of the road tunes from their latest record, Everything Now, to life but made them pack a punch. Songs like "Electric Blue," "Infinite Content," "Creature Comfort," sounded brilliant in a massive arena, which has become the M.O. for a band that has cut their teeth on the road and their free-for-all live shows.

Easily, the highlight of the night was when they saved the best for last -- inviting the prestigious Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans on stage to join them for an unforgettable version of "Wake Up" with a bit of Ben E. King's timeless masterpiece, "Stand By Me," thrown in. 

At points in the night, Chassange would leave the stage on occasion and dance in the crowd while multi-instrumentalist Will Butler would run around banging a drum or saluting fans. Backup dancers would arrive and dance in Caribbean attire on stage in the crowd and everyone played triple duty working the room and their instruments. At times it was sensory overload but that is the everything now they were talking about.

Opening the show was Preservation Hall, who are making a rare outside of NoLa tour, and while they played to a small amount of people inside The Garden, they sounded as perfect as they do in their tiny Bourbon Street room. If you have ever seen Preservation Hall, you know the band gets very intimate and personal during the shows, on Tuesday night, it was all about the music and the chops they got and proving they are not just the best band in The Big Easy, but the best band in any city they play in.



Also opening was hip-hop pioneer and icon, Grandmaster Flash, who suffered a series of technical difficulties during the first part of his set cutting his time very short. But the Grandmaster being the legend he is, used his time wisely and worked the room playing a series of songs in tribute to the musicians we lost like David Bowie, Prince, Whitney Houston, Rick James, and Michael Jackson.