Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Our April Playlist is Here! Take a Look at Our 28-Song List of Random Musical Musings For The Month!

Shabazz Palaces Announce New Album

Psychedelic duo Shabazz Palaces have announced their new album, Quazarz: Born On a Gangster Star, in July. 

The record features Julian Casablances, Thundercat, and others.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the new single, "Shine A Light."

1. Since C.A.Y.A
2. When Cats Claw
3. Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
4. Dèesse Du Sang
5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
7. Fine Ass Hairdresser
8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
9. That’s How City Life Goes
10. Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)
11. Federalist Papers

Depeche Mode on 'Corden'

Watch Depeche Mode perform "Where's the Revolution" on The Late Late Show Starring James Corden. 

Listen to Our Essential Depeche Mode Playlist on Spotify! 

Corden's band leader, comedian Reggie Watts, clearly geeked out on set with the British icons on his show and posted some behind the scenes snaps on Instagram.
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Big Boi on 'Fallon'

Watch Big Boi perform his new single, "Mic Jack" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Quick News

Snoop Dogg will release his new album, Neva Left, next month. "Throughout the years, I’ve had my hands in a lot of different projects, but music has always remained at my core. This album reflects every phase of me throughout my career," Snoop Dogg said in a statement. "I'm excited for ya'll to hear this new project that highlights the evolution of the Dogg." Take a look at the cover, above.

Phoenix will release their new album, Ti Amo, in June. According to guitarist Laurent Brancowitz in a recent New York Times article, the record was inspired by "summer and Italian discos."

Tori Amos will release her new album, Native Invader, in September. "The songs on Native Invader are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts," the singer said in a statement.

Noel Gallagher has told Russell Brand's Radio X show that his third solo album will be out in November.

Thanks to a social media post by Arthur-Left Front Door Records over the weekend, Queens of the Stone Age have finished their new album and mixed it.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quick News

Kendrick Lamar alerted fans on Friday via Twitter that despite rumors, DAMN., is his only album this year. Check out the tweet above. On Saturday, Kung Fu Kenny took to Twitter again to share the hilarious review his mother gave of his new record. See below:

Glen Danzig shared the tracklisting to his upcoming album, Black Laden Crown, which arrives next month, take a look:
 1. Black Laden Crown
 2. Eyes Ripping Fire
 3. Devil On Hwy 9
 4. Last Ride
 5. The Witching Hour
 6. But A Nightmare
 7. Skulls & Daisies
 8. Blackness Falls
 9. Pull The Sun

Kraftwerk plan to release a massive 3-D concert film box set that features the German electronic pioneers in concert around the world performing all of their records live in full from start to finish. It will be available next month, watch a trailer for it, below:

Bill Murray will release a classical album this summer. The New York Times reports that the record will explore "American history and identity."

Recommended Reading: 'NYHC'

Following the emergence of punk in the Big Apple in the mid-to-late 1970s, by the early 80s, a new form of the genre was taking shape and would become an imprint and fixture in New York City for generations -- hardcore. In 2014, Tony Rettman documented the first decade and rise of the scene in his book, NYHC. As the misfits from the Lower East Side of the city would play in clubs and bars in the area as well as Chinatown and the Limelight, NYHC became the blueprint of balls to the wall music and aggro. Bands like Agnostic Front, Sick of It Hall, Cro-Mags, Murphy's Law, all emerged from the scene as leaders and heroes. All the bands still play today.

NYHC is not just a document on the era but an account as to what happened and told by some of the people who lived it and continue to push for it. With over 100 interviews from members of Misfits, Kraut, Death Before Dishonor, Absolution, Adrenalin O.D., Agnostic Front, Antidote, Bad Brains, Bloodclot, Bold, Born Against, Breakdown, Cause for Alarm, Citizen Arrest, H20, and more, NYHC is the definitive account of what happened by who created it and watched.

Great Soundtracks: 'Natural Born Killers'

1994 was a memorable year for movies as flicks like Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Crow, True Lies, The Lion King, Quiz Show, Shawshank Redemption, and countless others. One film, written by Quentin Tarantino busted down the door and had heads turning that summer and it was the Oliver Stone-helmed Natural Born Killers. The violent film about killers on the run in America had audiences gasping. One of the catalysts that drove the suspense of the story was the music.

Stone tapped Trent Reznor to produce the soundtrack and the Nine Inch Nails creator saw a different take as to how the music should be put out. Instead of just throwing songs together on a playlist and having his Nothing label put it out, he gathered tunes from the music of the era, his friends, and even crafted original songs and spliced them together with dialogue and scenes from the film. By doing this, the listener was able to experience the suspense and thrill ride of what the movie put out on screen.

With a soundtrack that featured NIN, Dr. Dre, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, L7, Peter Gabriel, Cowboy Junkies, The Dogg Pound, Leonard Cohen, and more, the violence on screen was brought into the listeners ears for a full on experience that still resonates today.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rise Against Announce New Album

Rise Against will release their new album, Wolves, in June. 

"In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans," singer Tim McIlrath said in a press release. "But I realized that I don't only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can't exist, where xenophobia can't exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don't have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. WOLVES isn't about creating a safe space, it's about creating a space that's dangerous for injustice."

Read Our 2014 Interview with Rise Against 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and listen to the new single, "The Violence."

1. Wolves
2. House On Fire
3. The Violence
4. Welcome To The Breakdown
5. Far From Perfect
6. Bulls***
7. Politics of Love
8. Parts Per Million
9. Mourning in Amerika
10. How Many Walls
11. Miracle  

Quick News

In June, Rhino Records will release the compilation, Trane: The Atlantic Collection, which will feature some of the best material of John Coltrane's work for Atlantic Records between 1959 and 1961.

Sad news to report, Internal Bleeding drummer William Tolley, 42, passed away Thursday. Tolley, a member of the FDNY fell from the roof of a building while responding to a blaze Thursday morning and fell three stories to his death. The news has shaken the city and the metal community. He is survived by his wife and 8-year-old daughter. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and bandmates. The band were set to release their new single tomorrow. They posted the news on Facebook:

Roger Waters will release his first solo album in 25 years, Is This the Life We Really Want?, in June. The record was produced by Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich. Take a look at the tracklisting, below:
01 When We Were Young 
02 Déjà Vu 
03 The Last Refugee
04 Picture That
05 Broken Bones
06 Is This the Life We Really Want?
07 Bird in a Gale 
08 The Most Beautiful Girl 
09 Smell the Roses 
10 Wait for Her 
11 Oceans Apart
12 Part of Me Died

Jawbreaker have confirmed they are reuniting. The iconic indie punk band will play their first shows in 21 years at this summer's Riot Fest.

Speaking to Billboard, Damon Albarn said he cut out all references to Donald Trump on the forthcoming Gorillaz album, Humanz. “There’s no references to [Trump] on the record -- in fact, any time when anyone made any reference, I edited it out,” he says. “I don’t want to give the most famous man on earth any more fame, particularly. He doesn’t need it!” In the same interview, artist Jamie Hewlett spoke about how he and Albarn reunited the animated band after their massive 2010 tour which saw them take a very long break and not speak to one another for a while. "We went to some party and in a drunken conversation, he said, ‘Do you want to do more Gorillaz?’ And I said ‘Yeah, do you?’ And he said ‘Yeah.’ And I said ‘Right, then.’ That was the end of the conversation.”