Sunday, August 20, 2017

Great Soundtracks: 'The U.S. vs. John Lennon'


In 2006, a team of documentary filmmakers set out to tell the true story of how the American government thought John Lennon was a threat to society and problem to the Nixon Administration in the 1970s. The film, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, is about the former Beatle's quest to end the conflict in Vietnam and demand equal rights for all in America while he was living in New York City following the break up of the Fab Four. Lennon, and his wife, Yoko Ono, would organize rallies, billboards, and of course concerts as well as create music with a message that chastised the American government. Lennon being British and his wife a Japanese immigrant manage to bother the government so much that they looked to deport him.


The film showcases Lennon's issues against the U.S. government until his death as well as the music he created during this period. The soundtrack to the documentary captures the sound in his head and heart perfectly. Using Lennon songs like "Power to the People," "Nobody Told Me," "Working Class Hero," "New York City," makes the soundtrack one of the greatest post-Beatle compilations of his work.

Recommended Reading: Johnny Marr 'Set The Boy Free'



Last fall, Johnny Marr finally told his story and released his long-awaited autobiography, Set The Boy Free. The autobiography chronicled the influential guitarists discovery of music and what it was like growing up in the harsh city of Manchester, England. Yet, the world around him along with his passion to be a rock star led him to meet Steven Patrick Morrissey and form The Smiths. Marr details a vivid account of how the band rose to stardom, became one of the most influential acts of all time and then eventually disbanded, leaving many people to bed for a reunion.

While the rise and fall of The Smiths is not only heavily documented before Marr gave a first person account, what is fascinating in Set the Boy Free is Marr's rediscovery of music and working with bands like The The, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, as well as finding his own voice as a solo artist. Marr, who along with Morrissey, became one of the best songwriting duos in the history of music, brings that same touch to how he pens his life.

Robert Plant Announces New Album


In October, Robert Plant will release his new solo album, Carry Fire, which he also self-produced.

In a press release, the former Led Zeppelin singer said of the record: "It's about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation."

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

1. The May Queen
2. New World...
3. Season's Song
4. Dance With You Tonight
5. Carving Up The World Again... a wall and not a fence
6. A Way With Words
7. Carry Fire
8. Bones Of Saints
9. Keep It Hid
10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
11. Heaven Sent

Friday, August 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear on 'Colbert'


Watch Grizzly Bear perform "Mourning Sound" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brand New Surprise Release 1st Album in 8 Years


Very few bands manage to shake the internet like Brand New. Artists like Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z, all manage to do it but for a band like Brand New to fit in that mold, not only are they the odd men out, they seem to love it.

Their alleged final album was supposed to arrive last year and after a massive tour, they announced that in 2018 they would be calling in quits. Since 2015, they have released a new single each year leading up to a potential new record and leaving fans guessing as to when and what will come of new music they have been working on for close to a decade. 

They would take to their Instagram page and post cryptic messages about being in the studio, sometimes they would alter the look of their website, even their label, Procrastinate Records confirmed new music was on the way... but when?

Eight years after they released their critically acclaimed album, Daisy, the Long Island rock band announced earlier this week that their new album was coming in October and  pre-sale for a $45 vinyl which ships in October was the only info around. 

Well, on Thursday, 500 lucky fans who managed to snag one of the 5,000 copies of the vinyl pre-order were shipped a CD overnight and it contained one 61-minute song that would make up the new Brand New album.

As fans posted to Reddit, the music world sort of flipped into the Upside Down World of Stranger Things trying to hear the album. Later in the day, the band confirmed that the record is called Science Fiction, and is available for download and physical formats including CD and a different vinyl than the one they had on pre-sale earlier in the week went on sale. The physical versions will also ship in October. 

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

01 Lit Me Up
02 Can’t Get It Out
03 Waste
04 Could Never Be Heaven
05 Same Logic/Teeth
06 137
07 Out of Mana
08 In the Water
09 Desert
10 No Control
11 451
12 Batter Up

For more info on the new record and to get it, click HERE

VINTAGE CLIP: Johnny Cash on 'Letterman' in '93


In 1993, Johnny Cash appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and performed his 60s classic, "Don't Take Your Guns to Town," watch the VINTAGE CLIP above. We post the poignant clip as the Cash family -- Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, Tara, and John Carter Cash, released a statement on Rosanne's Facebook page denouncing a white supremacist who was filmed wearing a Johnny Cash shirt at last weekend's horrific events in Charlottesville. In the post, they condemn the white supremacist as someone "spewing hatred and bile." They added: "To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology.”

Read the full statement below:

Trailer For New PBS Doc Has Foo Fighters Playing in Acropolis



In November, PBS will air the new series Landmarks Live in Concert, which has big artists playing historic venues. For the premiere episode, they will show Foo Fighters performing at the Acropolis in Greece from a July 2017 performance. The show, hosted by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, will follow the artists around the city and venue and show their gig. Take a look at the trailer, above.

Listen to Our Essential Foo Fighters Playlist on Spotify! 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Surprise Release New LP


Australia's King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard promised they would release three albums in 2017, they have already put out two and their third, a collaboration with Mild High Club, was due in October. However, the bands surprised fans today with the full album, Sketches of Brunswick East, on their Bandcamp page, which you can stream. Physical copies are still out in October.

Listen To Our Australian Mixtape on Spotify! 

That is the cover, above, along with the album, and here is the tracklisting:

01 Sketches Of Brunswick East I
02 Countdown
03 D-Day
04 Tezeta
05 Cranes, Planes, Migraines
06 The Spider And Me
07 Sketches Of Brunswick East II
08 Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street
09 The Book
10 A Journey To (S)hell
11 Rolling Stoned
12 You Can Be Your Silhouette
13 Sketches Of Brunswick East III

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quick News


Next month, Action Bronson will release his first cookbook, Fuck, That's Delicious. Take a look at the trailer, above.

Noel Gallagher is set to reopen the Manchester Arena is Manchester, England, following the May bombings at the venue after an Ariana Grande concert. Gallagher, who will be supported by Blossoms and The Courteeners, for the September gig will donate all of the profits from the show to the Manchester Relief Fund.

According to reports, U2's long awaited Songs of Experience album, will be out in December to mark World AIDS Day. The band have not confirmed the news but a new single is expected arrive next month as they kick off the third and fourth legs of their massively successful Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour.

St Vincent is set to make her directorial debut as she will helm an all-female cast in the adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray for Lionsgate.

DOOM will release a new album from his former hip-hop outfit KMD, which he formed in 1988 when he was known as Zev Love X. The record, Crack in Time, the first KMD album in 25 years.

A$AP Mob on 'Fallon'


Watch A$AP Mob perform "Feels So Good" on The Tonight Show.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Trailer


The long awaited documentary on the influential indie band, L7 will finally arrive next month in theaters and then on DVD and OnDemand in October. 

Take a look at the trailer for L7: Pretend We're Dead:


Converge Detail New Album


The always fascinating and brutal Converge will return in November with their first album in five years called The Dusk In Us. 

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

01 A Single Tear
02 Eye of the Quarrel
03 Under Duress
04 Arkhipov Calm
05 I Can Tell You About Pain
06 The Dusk in Us
07 Wildlife
08 Murk & Marrow
09 Trigger
10 Broken by Light
11 Cannibals
12 Thousands of Miles Between Us
13 Reptilian


Quick News


Brand New continue to be annoyingly mysterious with their new album news but on Tuesday they announced a pre-sale link for their upcoming fifth album which is apparently due in October. No album or song titles were revealed, they said that they are pressing the record on "very limited" vinyl. It is already sold out but up top is the announcement.

A Tribe Called Quest have offered a lengthy explanation as to why they cancelled this weekend's Outlands Festival twice. In a letter to L.A. Times, they wrote: "We want to sincerely apologize to you for our absence at the Outside Lands Music Festival. Your love, dedication and support of our music is important to us. Our performance at the festival has been months in the making and in those months we have been fraught with an emotional and eager excitement to touch the stage in the place where Phife Dawg made his home." They added: "In show business there is a notion that the "show must go on" no matter what. Sometimes though, when you have lost someone close, you are riddled with the notion that there is no going on. That Friday morning upon traveling to San Francisco, a wave of grief was still on us and in that moment we could not see the “on” to go on to. Eventually though in face of loss you find that glimmer of light to bring you to your center and you find the 'on.' We missed Friday but we found our "on" the following day. We wanted to play for you and we wanted to honor Phife's wife in their hometown. Unfortunately, everything did not come together before the closing curfew. For that, we are deeply sorry. We look to correct this and regain your confidence. Actually, let us restate that — we will correct this and regain your confidence. Read the whole statement HERE.

After a decade away, RZA is reupping Wu-Tang Clan's Wu-Wear with Live Nation's clothing division. "Wu Wear was the first hip-hop brand to be in the windows on Macy's 34th St.,” RZA told Billboard. "Now that we are aware and re-energized for our legacy, we felt it was the proper time to reenter the market. Not in a boutique way, but to go big, once again.” The collection will be available in October.

On August 28, PBS will air the J. Cole- produced documentary, Raising Berte, which follows three men for about six years as they grow up in the rural area of Bertie County, North Carolina. Take a look at the trailer, below:

Death From Above Announce Third Album


Death From Above, formerly Death From Above 1979, will release a new album next month, their third, called Outrage! Is Now. 

"We are committed to evolution. This record is the sound of the two us pushing at the walls. We want there to be space, surprises and action!," drummer / singer Sebastien Grainger said in a press statement. 

"We both wanted to see how far we could take our sound as Death From Above. In a way, that has always been our objective," added guitarist Jesse Keeler.

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


01. Nomad
02. Freeze Me
03. Caught Up
04. Outrage! Is Now
05. Never Swim Alone
06. Moonlight
07. Statues
08. All I C Is U & Me
09. NVR 4EVR
10. Holy Books

Riz Ahmed on 'Fallon'


Watch one half of Sweat Shop Boys and The Night Of / Star Wars: Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed perform a cut from his 2010 solo album, Microscope, "Sour Times" when he used the moniker Riz MC on The Tonight Show. He told host Jimmy Fallon he performed the cut in a response to the horrific news from Charlottesville, Va., saying: "“I wrote this piece 10 years ago and every year I keep hoping it will become irrelevant, but it seems to be coming more and more relevant, sadly. It’s my attempt to try and get behind the headlines and work out where all this extremism is coming from.”

Liam Gallagher on 'Colbert'


Watch Liam Gallagher perform "Wall of Glass" and "For What Its Worth" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Portugal. The Man on 'Conan'


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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Quick News

David Bowie, who passed away last year, made an appearance in Sunday's episode of Twin Peaks on Showtime thanks to some archival footage of his role in the 1992 film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Director David Lynch dedicated the episode to the late musicians memory.

The Pantone Color Institute announced Monday that they are releasing a shade of purple in honor of Prince's life and legacy and will call it "Love Symbol #2,"in honor of his moniker from the mid-to-late 1990s.

For the first time ever, Nile Rogers had to cancel a performance with Chic, whom he has been playing with since the 1970s. Rogers was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons and cancelled the bands show with Earth, Wind, and Fire, in Toronto. He is said to be recovering.

Liam Gallagher has said he will quit music if his new solo career goes bust. The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman spoke to The Daily Star about his upcoming album, As You Were, and said he will go away if the record tanks. “If the album comes out and it bombs, there is no real point doing another one,” he told the Daily Star. "There is no point going through the rigmarole of interviews and touring if no-one wants it.”

Beck has confirmed that his new album, Colors, which was supposed to arrive last year, is finally coming in October. "These are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once. It's not retro and not modern. To get everything to sit together so it doesn't sound like a huge mess was quite an undertaking," he said.

Live Pix: Funkbox in the Park


On Sunday, an old school party featuring Tony Touch, Danny Krivit, Jelly Bean, D-Train and others was held at East River Park Amphitheater in Manhattan. 

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the action. 










Live Pix: New York Deathfest


Over the weekend, the NY Deathfest celebrated its fifth anniversary at St. Vitus in Brooklyn and featured two days of bone crunching metal from Internal Bleeding, Organ Dealer, Hammer Fight, Pink Mass, and Thanology among others. 

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the action. 











Sunday, August 13, 2017

Playlist


As summer winds down, here is August's Playlist which features 27 random musical musings of what we are listening to.

VINTAGE CLIP: Dead Kennedys Play 'Nazi Punks, Fuck Off!" in '82


Following this weekend's horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this VINTAGE CLIP hails from Dead Kennedys performing "Nazi Punks, Fuck Off!" in Texas in 1982. Take a look.

Circa Survive Detail New Album


Next month, Circa Survive will release their new album, The Amulet, via Hopeless Records. 


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

1. Lustration
2. Never Tell A Soul
3. Premonition of the Hex
4. Tunnel Vision
5. At Night It Gets Worse
6. Stay
7. Rites of Investiture
8. The Hex
9. Flesh and Bone
10. The Amulet

Cut Copy Detail New Album


Cut Copy will release their new album, Haiku From Zero, next month.

"So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we're surrounded by on a day-to-day basis," band member Dan Whitford said in a statement. "Sometimes it feels like overload, but there's a weird random beauty in it. The idea of squeezing poetry from chaos was where the title of the album came from - the idea of finding something poetic in the overload."

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

  1. Standing In the Middle of the Field                          
  2. Counting Down                
  3. Black Rainbows                
  4. Stars Last Me a Lifetime               
  5. Airborne                             
  6. No Fixed Destination                     
  7. Memories We Share                      
  8. Living Upside Down                       
  9. Tied to the Weather 

Aimee Mann on 'Conan'


Watch Aimee Mann perform "Patient Zero" on Conan.

King Khan Announces New Album


King Khan will release his solo debut, Murder Burgers, in October.

"We made this album in about one week," Khan said in a press statement of the record. "I got the Gris Gris to back me up and do a few shows in all the murder capitals of America. In Chicago we even had Andre Williams come and join us on stage for a song... it was quite a trip, and then we holed up at the Creamery and put it all on to analog tape with Greg Ashley twiddlin' his knob like there was no tomorrow. It was a bitch slappin' good time and a tribute to how much love I have for Oakland, and especially to all the good times we had at the Ghost town gallery and eating Big Poppa's burgers. Oakland may never be the same, but it will always be in my heart!"

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

1. Discreate Disguise
2. It's Just Begun
3. Run Doggy Run
4. It's A Lie
5. Born In 77
6. Desert Mile
7. Too Hard Too Fast
8. Teeth Are Shite
9. Born To Die
10. Winter Weather
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quick News


What has been the biggest rumor in New York City all summer has finally been confirmed as Bruce Springsteen will perform for eight weeks on Broadway. The Boss will not be starring a musical but will be doing solo acoustic performances from October through November.

Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky, has announced that she and the city of Seattle will erect a statue in the memory of the late Soundgarden frontman who passed earlier this year. She said that the statue will be done by Wayne Toth and will take about seven months to create. “He is Seattle’s son,” she said to the Seattle Times.  “We will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support.”

A prehistoric crocodile has been renamed in honor of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The creature known before as S"teneosaurus obtusidens," will now be known as "Lemmysuchus obtusiden," according to London's Natural History Museum.

The Afghan Whigs' first albums, Up In It, Congregation and the Uptown Avondale EP - will be released on 180-gram vinyl on September 8th via the Sub Pop Megamart for a series of reissues. Each vinyl disc will be colored and will come as a gatefold.

Kendrick Lamar is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone and opened up about his music, life, and live shows. In the interview, he also touched upon the friendship he struck up with U2's Bono.  He explained how U2 ended up on "XXX" off DAMN., saying: "We had a [different] record we were supposed to be doing together. He sent it over, I laid some ideas to it, and we didn't know where it was going. I just happened to have an album coming out, so I just asked him, like, "Yo, would you do me this honor of letting me use this record, use this idea that I want to put together because I'm hearing a certain type of 808, a certain drum to it." And he was open to it." He added: "There's a lot of great records and great features that the world probably will never hear, because it just didn't feel right, no matter how big the name was on it. But Bono has so much wisdom and so much knowledge, in music and in life. Sitting on the phone with him, I could talk to him for hours. The things he's doing around the world, of just helping people, is inspiring."

Benjamin Booker on 'Conan'


Watch Benjamin Booker perform "Right On You" on Conan.

Rag 'N' Bone Man on 'Corden'


Watch Rag 'N' Bone man perform "Skin" on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unsane Announce New Album


New York City thrash band Unsane will release their new album, Sterilize, next month. 

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

01 – “Factory”
02 – “The Grind”
02 – “Aberration”
04 – “No Reprieve”
05 – “Lung”
06 – “Inclusion”
07 – “Distance”
08 – “A Slow Reaction”
09 – “Parasitic”
10 – “Avail”


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Thursday took to Facebook to post that they will be touring later this year and then eventually head to Europe, however, the post-hardcore icons from New Jersey, who reunited last year, said that they don't know how much longer this will go on. " The problem with nostalgia, and memory in general, is that it's a destructive process. Much like recording over the same cassette, again and again, the quality degrades with each pass. Put in a modern way, our memory is like a hard drive: the more you try to fit on it, the further it compresses, lowering the quality of the new memory and the original experience, too," they wrote in a statement. "Rather than endlessly overwriting the original experiences that we shared with so many of you, we've been discussing how and when to wrap up this trip down memory lane. In the next year, we'll be announcing our international tours as well as a final group of dates in the US, that will be totally unlike anything we've ever attempted to do. Beyond that, we will only return in the event of new music. And new music will only come if we feel it's truly inspired and adds a new dimension to the band. In our humble opinions, there are only a few bands that have put out records worth coming back for. Bands like Portishead and MBV."

U2 are getting their own museum in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The proposed four-story building will be on the site of their early recording studio at Windmill Lane. It is unclear as to when the museum, which has been trying to get off the ground since 2002, will open.

 Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood has opened up to The Mail and said that he underwent secret cancer treatment in his lungs earlier this year. Wood, 70, said the cancer was like “a supernova burning away on my left lung… He asked me what I wanted to do and my answer was simple: ‘Just get it out of me.’” Only his closest friends, bandmates and family knew he was battling the disease. He assures fans he is clear now and will resume his role in the group.

Black Grape, a band that features Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays and Ruthless Rap Assassins’ member, Kermit, will release their first album in over 20 years and will release Pop Voodoo later this year.

Watch Logic & Joey Bada$$ Freestyle

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Logic took to Instagram to share a very sweet freestyle that he and Joey Bada$$ did recently, presumably on their tour bus. Take a look!

Trombone Shorty on 'Colbert'


Watch Trombone Shorty perform "Here Come the Girls" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Roots and Bilal on 'Fallon'


Watch The Roots and Bilal perform "It Ain't Fair" from the Detroit soundtrack on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Bronx Detail 'V'


Next month, The Bronx will release their new album, V, via ATO Records. After announcing their fifth album last month, the band finally gave some details on the long awaited new album.

Read Our 2012 Interview with The Bronx

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

Night Drop At The Glue Factory
Stranger Danger
Side Effects
Fill The Tanks
Channel Islands
Two Birds
Sore Throat
Past Away
Cordless Kids
Broken Arrow
Kingsize

Arcade Fire's FULL Lollapalooza Set


Arcade Fire closed out Lollapalooza 2017 in Chicago Sunday night. Watch their action packed set which featured covers of John Lennon and David Bowie.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Live Pix: #MCADAY at LittleField


The fifth and possibly final #MCADAY was held Saturday at LittleField in Brooklyn, in an effort to commemorate the life and legacy of late Beastie Boys member, Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away in 2012 of cancer. 


At the event, hosted by former MTV VJ and current SiriusXM host Jim Shearer, a bevy of Beasties memorabilia was posted to the walls and special appearances were made by OG emcee Busy Bee, as well as DJ sets from Prince Paul and The Beastles, as well as Beastie Boy producer Mario C., who came to chat with the host. 


Take a look at our photos of the event. 




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 Mario C

 Prince Paul




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Jake Bugg Details New Album


Jake Bugg will release his fourth album, Hearts That Strain, next month. 

The record features Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach; Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of Memphis Boys; and Noah Cyrus


“They’re old guys but they’re amazing,” Bugg says of playing with the vets. “It was ten to five and then that’s it. They'd pack up and we’d done two or three tunes. It was a mad vibe being from England and meeting these absolute legends and then cutting some tracks with them.”

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

1.    How Soon The Dawn
2.    Southern Rain
3.    In The Event Of My Demise
4.    This Time
5.    Waiting
6.    Man On The Stage 
7.    Hearts That Strain 
8.    I Can Burn Alone
9.    Indigo Blue
10.  Bigger Lover
                  11.  Every Colour In The World

LCD Soundsystem Detail Comeback Album


Earlier this year, James Murphy announced that LCD Soundsystem was going to release a new album, their first since their 2011 split. Now, the band has said that their latest record, American Dream, will arrive next month. 

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


oh baby
other voices
i used to
change yr mind
how do you sleep?
tonite
call the police
american dream
emotional haircut
black screen

Liam Gallagher's 'Full' Lollpalooza Set


On Thursday, Liam Gallagher helped open Lollapalooza but cut his set short after just 20 minutes citing throat problems. Watch his "full" set, above.

Run The Jewels Bring Fan on Stage at Lollapalooza


A fan by the name of Jacob Powell caught Run the Jewels' Friday set and asked the duo to rap "Legend Has It" during their set via a sign he made at home. Once Killer Mike and El-P caught wind of it, they brought him up and the young man stole the show.

The Killers Full Lollapalooza Set


On Friday night, The Killers headlined Lollapalooza for the third time and this go around they covered Joy Division, Smashing Pumpkins, and Muse. Take a look!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Action Bronson on 'Fallon'



Watch Action Bronson perform "The Chairman's Intent" on The Tonight Show. 

Listen to Our Essential Action Bronson Playlist on Spotify! 

Arcade Fire on 'Colbert'



Arcade Fire were the musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the band performed "Everything Now" and "Creature Comfort" from their new album, Everything Now.

Listen to Our Essential Arcade Fire Playlist on Spotify! 

Since the shtick of the new LP is about corporations taking over the world, the band also provided fake commercials during their set. Take a look! Also, The Late Show staff shared the band's "rider" on Twitter.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Liam Gallagher on 'Howard Stern'



Watch Liam Gallagher perform "Wonderwall" and "Wall of Glass" on The Howard Stern Show this week.

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Bjork took to social media Wednesday to announce that she will be releasing a new album this year and it is near completion. The Icelandic icon spoke to Dazed magazine and said that the record is about her finding herself after her bitter breakup with her husband a few years ago. She said her new album is “about being in love. Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia. I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream becomes real.” She added that the untitled LP is her "Tinder record," saying: "I set myself up with the last album being a heartbreak album, so everyone’s gonna be like, ‘Are you married?’ with this one. But... it’s too fragile still. I think, if I could, I’d just say this is my dating album. Let’s just leave it there.”

The Verve's classic, Urban Hymns turns 20 this year and singer Richard Ashcroft has revealed that Liam Gallagher had a secret cameo on the album. He spoke to BBC 6 Music recently, saying: "I mean there’s lots of jokes within the album. Liam Gallagher is on the last track ‘Come On’. I don’t think anyone knows this, but if you concentrate you can hear some demented guy screaming ‘come on’. I imagine everyone thinks that’s me, but I remember him doing it. He arrived at the studio with the tape of a song he’d just done with [Stone Roses’ guitarist] John Squire. He proceeded, as he does, to play it 15 times in a row in the studio. I played him ‘Bittersweet [Symphony]’, then I said ‘we’re doing ‘Come On’ now, you gotta be on it. He went into this booth with someone else, and he was going ballistic at the end of it – smashing the tambourine against the side of the vocal booth, screaming.”

Gallagher, who cut his Lollapalooza set short Thursday citing issues with his vocal chords, recently spoke out to Howard Stern that he would do an Oasis reunion in a heartbeat. “Without a doubt,” Gallagher replied. “That’s my band, you know what I mean? When we start liking each other, inevitably, I think the next step would be to take the band out for a little spin around the block. I love Oasis. It’s the best thing ever." Oasis split in 2009 and Liam and Noel Gallagher have not spoken since. He later added: "“I love my brother. We’re just going through a little dodgy patch at the moment.”

Motorhead will release a covers album called Undercover in September. The album features covers of David Bowie, The Ramones, Metallica, Sex Pistols, and others.

A basketball court in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn has been renamed "Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace Courts" in honor of the late Notorious BIG who grew up near the area.

Andre 3000 spoke to Complex and said he calls rap a hobby and probably won't do another Outkast record with Big Boi. He said: "I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it. As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it—the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way.” He added: "At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping."

Foo Fighters have confirmed that Paul McCartney will be on their upcoming album, Concrete and Gold, not as a singer, guitarist, or bassist but as a drummer. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Rising Artist: Middle Kids


Hailing from Sydney, Australia, a new three piece is bringing together folk and 90s rock and giving it a modern twist. Middle Kids features Hannah Joy on vocals, Tim Fitz on guitar and Harry Day on drums and the trio have been making waves in their native land for over a year and have slowly captured the attention of UK and US audiences thanks to their fresh and vibrant sound. As they have gotten acclaim from the likes of NPR, NME, and Triple J, the band released their latest EP later last fall and can currently be seen on tour across North America through the end of the summer.

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