Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wu-Tang Clan Are Firing Back With New LP

The much anticipated new Wu-Tang Clan album, The Saga Continues, will arrive next month. 

Now, the iconic Staten Island hip-hop group has released the cover, tracklisting, and guest list of the new record. 

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

“The Saga Continues Intro” f. RZA
“Lesson Learn’d” f. Inspectah Deck & Redman
“Fast and Furious” f. Hue Hef & Raekwon
“Famous Fighters (Skit)”
“If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation)” f. Method Man
“Frozen” f. Method Man, Killah Priest & Chris Rivers
“Berto and the Fiend (Skit) f. Ghostface Killah
“Pearl Harbor” f. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA & Sean Price
“People Say” f. Redman and Wu-Tang Clan.
“Family (Skit)”
“Why Why Why” f. RZA & Swnkah
“G’d Up” f. Method Man, R-Mean & Mzee Jones
“If What You Say Is Tru” f. Wu-Tang Clan and Streetlife
“Saga (Skit)” f. RZA
“Hood Go Bang!” f. Redman & Method Man
“My Only One” f. Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna & Steven Latorre
“The Saga Continues (Outro)” f. RZA

Billie Joe Armstrong on 'Fallon'

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong appeared solo on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday and performed his band's hit, "Ordinary World." Take a look.

Paloma Faith Details New Album

In November, Paloma Faith will release her new album, The Architect. 

In a press release, she said of the record: “‘The Architect’ is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself. I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into. I wanted to write something more modern. On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”

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

1. Evolution ft. Samuel L. Jackson
2. The Architect
3. Guilty
4. Crybaby
5. I’ll Be Gentle ft. John Legend
6. Politics of Hope ft. Owen Jones
7. Kings and Queens
8. Surrender
9. Warrior
10. Til I’m Done
11. Lost and Lonely
12. Still Around
13. Pawns ft. Baby N’Sola, Janelle Martin & Naomi Miller
14. WW3
15. Love Me As I Am

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Killers on 'Colbert'

Watch The Killers perform "The Man" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Depeche Mode Release David Bowie Cover

Depeche Mode celebrated the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's "Heroes," a song they have been frequently doing on their current tour, and now officially released a version of it. Take a look.

JAY-Z Does His Linkin Park Mashup For BBC1

JAY-Z appeared in the BBC Radio 1 Lounge and performed “Family Feud,” did a quick interview as well as his Linkin Park mashup of "Numb / Encore." Take a look.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

VINTAGE CLIP: Marilyn Manson on 'Jon Stewart Show' in 1995

As Marilyn Manson gears up for the release of his new album, Heaven Upside Down, take a look at his first TV performance on MTV's The Jon Stewart Show in 1995 where he performed "Lunchbox."

Squeeze Detail New Album

Next month, iconic new wave band Squeeze will release their new album, The Knowledge. 

“It is such a pleasure to say that in 2017 we have delivered our best ever record. Playing back the album I can feel the love we still have as songwriters, and for each other. It’s been some journey, and I hope it goes on for many years to come,” singer Chris Difford said in a press release. 

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

  1. Innocence In Paradise
  2. Patchouli
  3. A&E
  4. Every Story
  5. Rough Ride
  6. Departure Lounge
  7. Final Score
  8. Please Be Upstanding
  9. The Ones
  10. Albatross
  11. Elmers End
  12. Two Forks

Miguel on 'Colbert'

Watch Miguel perform "Skywalker" and "Come Through and Chill" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Foo Fighters Do 'Carpool Karaoke'

Foo Fighters were the special guests on The Late Late Show last night and did host's James Corden's famous Carpool Karaoke segment. Take a look.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rudimental on 'Fallon'

One of the best live bands around, Rudimental, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with their friend, James Arthur, to perform their hit, "Sun Comes Up."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Great Soundtrack: 'Where the Wild Things Are'

In 2009, Spike Jonze brought everyone's favorite childhood story to life with Where The Wild Things Are and Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O. gave it a beat. The soundtrack to the acclaimed film heard the New York singer go solo for the first time with a backing group called the Kids. The music, like the film, was filled with childlike innocence and wonderment as well as curiosity and intrigue. It was a departure for the singer and a whole new adventure.

While the music gained attention and showed that Karen O. could do it alone, she called on comrades like her bandmates Brian Chase and Nick Zinner and former touring guitarist Imaad Wasif, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Liars' Aaron Hemphill, The Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs to contribute.The soundtrack's lead single, "All is Love," struck a chord with audiences around the world and helped propel the curiosity that this was something special to accompany the dynamic film.

Recommended Reading: 'The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones'

Of all the books written on the Rolling Stones, none have looked at the band so introspectively than Rich Cohen's account of the band in their heyday from 1968 to 1972 in The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones. Cohen, who is a writer for Vanity Fair and co-creator of HBO's brilliant but cancelled Vinyl, went on the road with the band and into the recording studio as they recorded Beggars Banquet and Exile on Main Street. In his book, which arrived in paperback in May, Cohen accounts the highs, the lows, bitching, the fights, the excess, and of course the sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones is such a definitive look at the era that shaped the band and the group that they would become. Packed with insights like how Mick Jagger dealt with fame and how the band responded to their growing acclaim as well as how they were masters of their craft. The book is one of a kind from a band whose reputation will never be seen again.

Quick News


On Friday, during a Facebook Live Q&A, Bjork announced that her new album will be called Utopia. She said it will be out "soon" but speculation says it is coming in November. No official announcement of a release date has been made.

Andrew W.K. has announced that his yet-to-be-titled new album will come in March. I'm going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down... all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying," the singer said in a press release.

Sigur Ros have given an update to their new album. “We’ve completed a few songs… they’re kind of all over the place [in terms of mood],” drummer Orri Páll Dýrason told The List. “‘Kveikur’ was dark, and these are a little bit more happy, I think… I guess it’s just the headspace we’re in. We’ve been writing these songs over a long period of time, almost two years, and the emotions are very different, kind of all over the place. Whereas’ Kveikur’ was written in really short bursts, this one has taken a longer time. We’ll see what happens when we get together for the next writing session, but maybe the world needs something happy? Maybe we all need some positive things?”

Sigur Ros are also curating their own festival in Iceland later this year and the festival's website may have accidentally revealed that My Blood Valentine will release music next year.  According to the festival's site, frontman Kevin Shields, who is performing at the festival, wrote in his bio: "working on material for a new My Bloody Valentine album to be released in 2018." My Bloody Valentine have not confirmed nor denied the news.

Live Pix: Inquisition at Gramercy Theater

Last Wednesday Inquisition performed inside their largest venue to date in New York City at Gramercy Theater with special guests Mutilation Rights, Volahn, and Uada

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was there to capture the action. Take a look!

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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


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."

King of Bones
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.


Patti Smith on 'Fallon'

Watch Patti Smith perform her classic, "People Have the Power," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Living Colour on 'Seth Meyers'

Watch Living Colour perform "Come On" and "Wall" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Prophets of Rage on 'Fallon'

Watch Prophets of Rage perform "Living on the 110" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The National on 'CBS This Morning'

Watch The National perform a series of songs off their new record, Sleep Well Beast, on CBS This Morning. 

Marilyn Manson Finally Gives Update On New LP

Marilyn Manson was supposed to release his new album, which was originally titled SAY10, in February, then, he pushed the record back and over the summer announced a new title. 

Now, Manson will release Heaven Upside Down, next month. 

In a forthcoming interview with Consequence of Sound, he dished on some of the inspirations behind the album like Rihanna
"Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can’t be taken literally, is Rihanna, her last record. That one song, ‘Love On The Brain’, it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just… meant it. And I think that’s maybe what rappers like about me. They see it as being sincere and real, and I think that's a part of rap culture, as it was a part of punk rock and real rock or whatever you wanna call anything. You can tell when something is being forced and trying to be something it isn’t. It’s not about how many tattoos you have or if you say fuck enough in a song, it’s in the way you say it. It’s the way you live your life," he said in the interview.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the lead single, "We Know Where You Fucking Live."

Revelation #12
Tattooed In Reverse
We Know Where You Fucking Live
Blood Honey
Heaven Upside Down
Threats of Romance

Mavis Staples Announces New Album

In November, Mavis Staples will release her new album, If All I Was Was Black. The record was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. 

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

01 Little Bit
02 If All I Was Was Black
03 Who Told You That
04 Ain’t No Doubt About It [ft. Jeff Tweedy]
05 Peaceful Dream
06 No Time for Crying
07 Build a Bridge
08 We Go High
09 Try Harder
10 All Over Again

VINTAGE CLIP: Ryan Adams on 'Letterman' in 2001

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York City, Washington, and Pennsylvania. For this VINTAGE CLIP we look at Ryan Adams' performance of "New York New York," on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2001. The song, which was released the week before the attacks, became the unofficial anthem of healing in the city.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Following an interview with the New York Times this week, the publication said that U2's new album, Songs of Experience, will be out on December 1.

The Times also confirmed that Bjork's yet-to-be-titled new album will be out in November. 

Soul singer Charles Bradley has cancelled the rest of his 2017 tour as the 68-year-old will battle cancer. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Death From Above spoke to NME about how they managed to reunite in 2011 and their name change after dropping 1979 from their title. “We’ve realised that Death From Above is just us, plus a couple of pieces of gear,” drummer and vocalist Sebastien Grainger told NME. “It’s not this separate third entity that is mythologised or whatever. We didn’t talk for five years but the band continued to exist and kept working in the background. When we started working on [previous record] ‘The Physical World’, we treated the band as this other thing that we had to respect. Now we don’t – we don’t respect it any more!” As for their name, bassist Jesse Keller said: “A couple of years ago we dropped [1979] from our tour posters. No one noticed so we kept doing it.” Grainger added: "The final straw was when I was making the art for our single ‘Freeze Me’. I wanted to write the name out in ice, so I went on Amazon and ordered an ice cube tray in the alphabet. It came and there were no numbers. That was that.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters confirmed that Justin Timberlake will be on their new album, Concrete and Gold. Also in the interview, singer Dave Grohl opened up about the passing of Chris Cornell earlier this year. He said: "He was a really sweet guy. Full of life. And he had so much to offer. That one hurt. Over the years you sort of count your blessings that you survived, and when you see another one go down ..."

King Krule will release his new album, The Ooze, next month.

During their performance at Bestival in England Saturday night, Q-Tip confirmed that it was A Tribe Called Quest's final gig ever. The group reunited last year for 2016's best album, We Got It From Here... Thank You For Your Service, the iconic hip-hop outfit last key member Phife Dawg during the making of the record and toured most of 2017 without him.

Social media can get you in trouble, just ask The Antlers if you don't believe me. The New York indie band have been on hiatus since 2014 and when a fan asked on Twitter when they could expect the inactivity to go on, their social media handler replied:  “probably forever…sorry dude." A few hours later, The Antlers released a statement clarifying what is going on: "Wanted to give a clarification on a confusing tweet from earlier. As we announced in 2015, the band’s on an extended break while we individual Antlers pursue other projects. While we don’t have immediate plans to make new music, we’ll surely be back when the time is right. Sorry for the false alarm" 

Noel Gallagher Gets Tearful at Manchester Arena Opening

Manchester native, Noel Gallagher helped reopen Manchester Arena Saturday night after May's terrorist attack after an Ariana Grande concert. The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter closed his show with his former band's classic "Don't Look Back in Anger," which brought him to tears. Take a look.

VINTAGE CLIP: The Cure on 'MTV Unplugged' in '91

MTV Unplugged returns this weekend and to celebrate the seminal acoustic show's Renaissance, we look back on The Cure's special in 1991. Take a look!

Portugal. The Man Cover Oasis

Portugal. The Man are unapologetic Oasis fans and for years they have been covering the British band's "Don't Look Back in Anger" in concert. Now, they finally entered the studio and recorded what they say is a "stripped down version" of the classic for their YouTube page. Take a look!

Friday, September 8, 2017

The National on 'Colbert'

Watch The National perform "Day I Die" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Also, take a look at the band backstage at the show.
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U2 on 'Fallon'

U2 were the musical guests on The Tonight Show last night and played their new single, "You're The Best Thing About Me," and the classic "Bullet the Blue Sky," and reworked the lyrics to the fourth song on The Joshua Tree, to be a bit more relatable to the news of today.

Watch the performances, above, and read the lyrics, below:
In the howlin’ wind
Comes a stingin’ rain
See it drivin’ nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain.
From the firefly
A red orange glow
See the face of fear
Runnin’ scared in the valley below.
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue.
In the locust wind
Comes a rattle and hum.
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome.
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire.
We see them burnin’ crosses
See the flames, higher and higher.
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue
Suit and tie comes up to me
Face orange as a rose on a thorn bush
Skin as thin as orange crush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred
Two hundred
I can see those fighter planes
I can see those fighter planes
WMD in their veins
Ground shakes but the children can’t weep
Vaporized in a single tweet
The emperor rises from his golden throne
Never knowing, never BEING known
The lights are on, the president’s home
Oh my god, I’ve never felt so alone
Outside it’s America
Outside it’s America
In a far off palace in a far-fetched land
Another baby plays a baby grand
Fingers on the keys of a siren song
Finger on the button of oblivion
And all I can think of is my son
All I can think of is my son
He misses his ma, misses his da
And he runs
And he runs
And he runs
Into the arms of America

Bono and The Edge also sat down with host Jimmy Fallon to talk about their new single, the upcoming new album, and Trump's America. Watch the interview, below:

Earlier in the day, the band also went to the Top of the Rock at NBC Studios where they film The Tonight Show to hang with fans.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Live Pix: Gogol Bordello at NeueHouse

Just two weeks after releasing their new album, Seekers and Finders, Gogol Bordello performed a very intimate unplugged set at NeueHouse in Manhattan. 

Prior to the intimate performance, the band's brilliant frontman, Eugene Hutz, spoke to Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner, for a brief interview about what makes him tick, starting out in New York City, and of course, his music. 

The band played a handful of tunes, including many from Seekers and Finders, as well as classics like "Wanderlust King." 

Take a look at a live pix from Thursday night's event. 


Surfer Blood To Release Special Covers LP

Surfer Blood will release a special cover LP which will be limited to 1,000 copies, called Covers

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear their cover of Mudhoney's "Good Enough."

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1. Box Elder (Pavement)
2. Hey Ya (Outkast)
3. Death and the Maiden (Verlaines)
4. World of Pain (Cream)
5. I Melt With You (Modern English)
6. Little Fury (Breeders)
7. Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy)
8. Good Enough (Mudhoney)
9. Hey Sandy (Polaris)

Langehorn Slim Details New Album

Langehorne Slim has announced that he will release his new album, Lost at Last Vol. 1, will be out in November. 

"Almost immediately after recording our last record, The Spirit Moves," Slim said in a press release. "I felt a deep desire to make another album. One that would take a step sideways in order to take a step forward; one that would be very personal and the making of this record, I made a deal with myself to trust my own voice and vision more than I ever have before, and to go willingly wherever it led." 

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

  1. Life is Confusing
  2. Old Things
  3. House of My Soul (you light the rooms)
  4. Ocean City (for may, jack and brother jon)
  5. Private Property
  6. Money Road Shuffle
  7. Never Break
  8. Bluebird
  9. Alligator Girl
  10. Funny Feelin' (for junior kimbrough and ted hawkins)
  11. Zombie
  12. Lost This Time
  13. Better Man

VINTAGE CLIP: Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill on 'Arsenio' in '92

There never needs to be an excuse to share a Beastie Boys clip but since B-Real of Cypress Hill will be releasing his new album with Prophets of Rage, we thought we would share this VINTAGE CLIP of him with the Beasties on Arsenio in 1992 performing "So What Cha Want."

Gary Clark Jr. on 'Meyers'

Watch Gary Clark Jr. perform "Come Together" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Queens of the Stone Age Live from Maida Vale

Queens of the Stone Age kicked off their "Villains World Tour" this week and before they did so, they were in England finishing the festival circuit and did a performance for BBC at Maida Vale Studios -- take a look!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

St. Vincent Finally Announces New Album Info


After months of teasing fans, the enigmatic St. Vincent has finally revealed that her new record will be called MASSEDUCTION and will arrive next month.

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and watch the video for the fantastic first single, "New York," and hear the second single, "Los Ageless."

01 Hang on Me
02 Pills
03 Masseduction
04 Sugarboy
05 Los Ageless
06 Happy Birthday, Johnny
07 Savior
08 New York
09 Fear the Future
10 Young Lover
11 Dancing With a Ghost
12 Slow Disco
13 Smoking Section

The xx Cover Justin Timberlake on BBC 1

The BBC Radio 1 Lounge continues to bring in amazing artists doing fantastic covers. For their latest installment, The xx did a rendition of Justin Timberlake's "My Love," on the Lounge.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Icelandic Mixtape

2017 has been named as the best time to see the Northern Lights for at least a decade and we are celebrating one of the countries where you can see the magnificent natural phenomenon by honoring Iceland with a mixtape. 

Iceland is a geographical wonder with so much natural beauty and much of the music that hails from the European nation is a reflection of that. In this edition of our cultural mixtape series, we explore the sounds of Iceland which has given the world Bjork, Sigur Ros, Of Monsters and Men, The Sugarcubes, and more.

Take  listen to our Icelandic mixtape, below: 

Quick News

Could a new Michael Jackson album be on the way? His Twitter handle posted an animated video with the title Scream. Many have speculated that it is a new record named after the 1995 song he did with his sister, Janet.

Next week, The Cool Kids will release their new album, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, which is their first in six years. The Chicago hip-hop duo finally released the tracklisting to the anticipated album.
01 The Moonlanding [ft. Hannibal Buress]
02 TV Dinner
03 Get Out the Bowl
04 Break Your Legs [ft. Travis Barker and HXLT]
05 20/20 Vision
06 Checkout
07 On the Set [ft. Boldy James and Smoke DZA]
08 9:15Pm [ft. Jeremih]
09 Westside Connections [ft. Buddy, Jay Worthy and Warm Brew]
10 The Motion [ft. Ye Ali and Anthony Pavel]
11 T.D.A. [ft. A-Trak, Reese LAFLARE and Larry June]
12 Jean Jacket [ft. Paul Usher and 10ille]
13 Simple Things [ft. Syd and QUIÑ]
14 Symptoms of a Down [ft. Helios Hussain]
15 Gr8Full [ft. Joyce Wrice and Like]
16 Too Smooth

After announcing their separation after 20 years last year,  the Dillinger Escape Plan have finally opened up about the end of the band. I mean there just comes a point in every artist’s career that you feel you’ve kind of reached a point where this is the peak and it’s best to "leave it on a high note”, drummer Billy Rymer told NME. “Collectively and creatively, we felt it was the right thing to announce that we were going to disband and put out this final record which we’re all incredibly proud of. I got to be part of a masterpiece finally, in this band.”

Husker Du will release a compilation of their early work in a new box set called Savage Young Du in November. It is four LPs that contains 69 songs and mostly previously unreleased material.

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first image of actor Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which is due in theaters in December 2018.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Rising Artist: Joey Purp

As Chance the Rapper helps put Chicago emcees back on the map as a new era of rappers like BJ the Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa and the Cool Kids reuniting, another young voice stands out from the pack. Joey Purp has been a rising rapper that has been expanding his musical boarders outside the Windy City and after a series of acclaimed mixtapes, the Chicago emcee is ready for his close-up. Purp has spent 2017 touring around the world including stops at SXSW, Primavera Sound in Spain, Parklife in Manchester, as well as headlining shows in London and Paris. His style is brash and unique as his combines his influences of 70s punk like Sex Pistols and Lou Reed and mixes it with Wu-Tang Clan and Dipset. After working with artists like Chance, Mensa, and Phantogram, Purp is said to be at work on his long awaited debut and as we wait for it to arrive, what he has done so far will no doubt make it one of the most anticipated albums to come out.

Underrated Classic: New Order 'Waiting For the Sirens' Call'

Call it the right place at the right time. As the neo-New Wave moment of the mid 2000s started happening with bands like The Killers, The Bravery, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Editors, Scissor Sisters, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, were breaking through, the godfathers of the genre returned to show the kids how it was done. New Order released Waiting for the Sirens' Call in 2005 at the height of his new movement brought on by the younger bands and the veterans were putting a stake in their territory. The record, which would be the band's last with bassist Peter Hook and first without Gillian Gilbert on keyboards, was textbook New Order but had a subtle modern twist. Featuring vocals from Anna Matronic from Scissor Sisters, the band were pushing themselves to a whole new audience and decade. When the record arrived, it received polarizing reviews but over time, it has showed what they were not only trying to do but give a blueprint as to how you can last so long as a band. The band would go on hiatus a few years later and Hook was later fired from the group, forcing him to go solo. In 2012, New Order reunited with Gilbert and without Hooky, and continued to tour and make new music, including the fantastic Music Complete in 2015.

Read Our 2017 Interview with Peter Hook

Movie of the Month: '12 Years a Slave'

As America remains a divided country and the disgusting ideas that drove the nation into Civil War in the 1800s, one film remains an important reminder to the brutal and despicable past -- 2013's 12 Years a Slave. The film, directed by Irish auteur Steve McQueen, displayed the brutality and horror of what happened two centuries ago. The film is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York State who was tricked into believing the two white friends he recently met at dinner had good intentions, turned on him and kidnapped the man and sold him into slavery where he would spend the next 12 years. The graphic and emotionally intense film starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, and Brad Pitt, and won a series of Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Nyong'o for Best Supporting Actress. This film should be recommended viewing for all around the world, not just in the States, and if someone ever questions why many want Confederate monuments and flags pulled down, turn them to 12 Years A Slave. If they have any decency, they will have a change of heart.

Coldplay Covers Paul Simon for BBC Radio 1 Lounge

Coldplay covered Paul Simon's classic "Graceland" for the BBC Radio 1 Lounge. Take a look!