Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gorillaz Detail New Album

Gorillaz will release their new album, the follow-up to last year's Humanz, The Now Now, in June.

Listen to Our Essential Gorillaz Playlist on Spotify

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

  1. Humility - feat George Benson
  2. Tranz
  3. Hollywood - feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
  4. Kansas
  5. Sorcererz
  6. Idaho
  7. Lake Zurich
  8. Magic City
  9. Fire Flies
  10. One Percent
  11. Souk Eye

The Internet Detail New Album

The Internet will release their new album, Hive Mind, in July.

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

01 Come Together
02 Roll (Burbank Funk)
03 Come Over
04 La Di Da
05 Stay the Night
06 Bravo
07 Mood
08 Next Time / Humble Pie
09 It Gets Better (With Time)
10 Look What U Started
11 Wanna Be
12 Beat Goes On
13 Hold On

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

U2 at Third Man Records

U2 were in Nashville this week and stopped by Jack White's Third Man Records where they recorded a couple tunes. Take a look.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Orbital Detail New Album


Orbital will release their new album, Monsters Exist, in September. 

 “When you haven’t made an album in five years it just comes tumbling out,” says Paul Hartnoll in a press release. “Because of the global situation I was torn between writing a really aggressive Crass-type album that says ‘Fuck The Man!’ or going back to rave sensibilities. You know, let’s really rebel by stepping away and actually living that alternative lifestyle. You don’t need to spell out who the monsters are. We’re not pointing our fingers at Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un. It’s clear who the monsters are. I’ve never liked preaching to people. It’s much better to provoke a bit of thought.” 

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

1. Monsters Exist
2. Hoo Hoo Ha Ha
3. The Raid
4. P.H.U.K.
5. Tiny Foldable Cities
6. Buried Deep Within 
7. Vision OnE
8. The End Is Nigh
9. There Will Come A Time (Featuring Prof. Brian Cox)

The Kills on 'Colbert'

Watch The Kills perform "List of Demands (Reparations)" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Jim James on 'Colbert'

Watch My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James perform "Just a Fool" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bjork on 'Jools Holland'

In her first TV performance in 8 years, Bjork pulled out all the stops and performed “Courtship” and “The Anchor Song” on Later... with Jools Holland.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Florence & The Machine on 'Fallon'

Watch Florence and the Machine perform "Hunger" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chvrches on 'Fallon'

Watch Chvrches perform "Miracle" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Arctic Monkeys on 'Corden'

Watch Arctic Monkeys perform "She Looks Like Fun" on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Fantastic Negrito Announces New Album

Fantastic Negrito will release his second album, Please Don't Be Dead, next month.

Read Our 2017 Interview with Fantastic Negrito

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting below, and hear the new singles, "The Duffler" and "Plastic Hamburgers."

1. Please Don't Be Dead
2. Bad Guy Necessity
3. A Letter To Fear
4. A Boy Named Andrew
5. Transgender Biscuits
6. The Suit That Won't Come Off
7. A Cold November Street
8. The Duffler
9. Dark Windows
10. Never Give Up
11. Bullshit Anthem

Friday, May 11, 2018

Interpol Share 'Turn on the Bright Lights' XV Documentary

Last year, Interpol shared performed their classic debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, in full for its 15th anniversary. Now, the band have shared a documentary about the record and what the concerts meant to them.

Foo Fighters on 'Ellen'

Watch Foo Fighters perform "The Line" on Ellen.

Arctic Monkeys on 'Fallon'

Watch Arctic Monkeys perform "Four Out of Five" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Nine Inch Nails Announce New EP


Nine Inch Nails will release the third part of their EP series which began in 2016 with Not The Actual Events, then followed by 2017's Add Violence, and will release Bad Witch on June 22.  

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

01 Shit Mirror
02 Ahead of Ourselves
03 Play the Goddamned Part
04 God Break Down the Door
05 I’m Not From This World
06 Over and out

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite Jam with Conan O'Brien

Watch Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite jam with Conan O'Brien for the song "Movin On" on Conan.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Childish Gambino on 'SNL'

Watch Childish Gambino perform "Saturday" on SNL.

Jack White on 'Colbert'

Watch Jack White perform a skit on the Late Show called "Jingle More of the Way" with Stephen Colbert.

White also performed "Ice Station Zebra," from Boarding House Reach on the show.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Florence and the Machine Announce New Album


Next month, Florence and the Machine, will release their fourth record, High as Hope, next month.

According to a press release, the album will feature Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kelsey Lu, and Jamie xx.

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

01 June
02 Hunger
03 South London Forever
04 Big God
05 Sky Full of Song
06 Grace
07 Patricia
08 100 Years
09 The End of Love
10 No Choir

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rising Artist: Soccer Mommy

Nashville has become a modern music hotspot in the 21st century while it holds on to its country, bluegrass, and early rock and roll roots. One of the latest products to come from the music city is Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy. The singer / songwriter is poised to be an indie rock sensation thanks to her subtle ability to simply not give a damn about what you think, which shines through in her songs. She released her debut, Clean, in March to critical reviews. As her fanbase continues to sprout, the singer describes her music as "chill but kinda sad" and finds herself carving out a new sub category of music known as bedroom pop -- music you want to listen to when you are feeling low and alone. Soccer Mommy has gain comparisons to a modern Liz Phair, EMA, with a touch of Slowdive thrown in the mix. Here is a way to spend the warm weather by emoting to her.

Underrated Classic: Afghan Whigs 'Gentlemen'

Nearly 25 years ago, one of America's most underrated bands -- The Afghan Whigs, released their fourth and possibly best record with Gentlemen. The album, which was recorded in Cincinnati and Memphis between May and June 1993, arrived that fall and like most Whigs records, was unfairly lumped with the Seattle grunge bands and rock acts of L.A. as just a Midwest ripoff. However, the Whigs were always more than just a rock and roll band. The band combined funk, R&B, soul, as well as themes of sex, death, crime, made them not just a darker and more curious band than their contemporaries but far more creative and boundary pushing. Gentlemen is a testament to that. Produced by their frontman and leader Greg Dulli, the record has stood the test of time and goes far beyond what a 90's rock band would have released during the heyday of radio friendly days on the terrestrial platform. Gentlemen, which featured a cover of a boy contemplating his life at edge of a bed while a young girl lay in the bed was inspired by "Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City" by Nan Goldin. It is a cover that if it were out today, would have social media divided on if it is art or outrageous. After it was released, the album was a critical success with the Village Voice giving it an A-, NME giving it a 9/10, and Rolling Stone rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Propelled by the title track, "Debonair," and "What Jail is Like," peaked at 13 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" chart in the spring of 1994. In 2014, the band released Gentlemen at 21, a celebration of the record which featured a reissue and second disc of bonus material including B-sides, covers, and outtakes. The band split in 2001, and reunited for a one-off show in 2006, before reactivating in 2012 and releasing two brilliant albums -- 2013's Do to the Beast and last year's Album of the Year -- In Spades.