Entries from June 2007

Sonic Youth to appear on Starbucks compilation

June 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sonic Youth to appear on Starbucks compilation

Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore thinks it’s amusing that people are horrified by the upcoming union of a Sonic Youth song and the world’s most powerful iced coffee maker. The band is slated to record a song for the Hits Are for Squares compilation on Starbucks’ Hear Music label, which is scheduled for release next […]

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New Band of Horses due in October

June 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on New Band of Horses due in October

Band of Horses leader Ben Bridwell spoke to NME about his band’s follow-up to Everything All the Time: “We have a few more things to add, but it’s pretty much in the can,” said Bridwell. “We’re just doing the final tweaking and mixing in Seattle.” The band has moved to the East coast since its […]

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Prince album giveaway controversey

June 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Sony BMG is pulling its plans to release Prince’s new record, Planet Earth, after learning about his plans to give away 2 million copies with ‘The Mail on Sunday’ in the UK. Record stores no likey when artists pull this type of bullshit. Prince may not care about brick and mortar stores anymore, but this […]

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Andre 3000 “Class of 3000 Theme Song” Mp3

June 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Andre 3000 “Class of 3000 Theme Song” Mp3

Andre 3000 is releasing the soundtrack to his Cartoon Network series, Class of 3000, on July 3, which features fourteen songs he wrote specifically for the show. Andre 3000 – “Class of 3000 Theme Song” – mp3

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Roxy Music album plans

June 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Roxy Music album plans

Despite having released Dylanesqye – a Bob Dylan covers record – only yesterday, Bryan Ferry hopes to return to the studio with his Roxy Music bandmates as soon as his current tour ends to complete the group’s first album since 1982’s Avalon. The band worked on several ideas last year in the studio, but Ferry […]

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UPDATE: Led Zeppelin reunion rumors bollocks

June 28th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Robert Plant has shot down the news story that’s been circulating all week that claimed the remaining members of Led Zeppelin were reforming for a memorial concert honoring Atlantic Records’ founder Ahmet Ertegun. Plant said he has heard nothing about such a show, adding, “If there was one, then there wouldn’t be enough doctors to […]

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50 Cent busted lip synching at BET Awards

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on 50 Cent busted lip synching at BET Awards

50 Cent’s performance last night on the BET Awards was not so good. He tried to lip synch, but his DJ played the instrumental version of “Amusement Park.” Hahahahahaha. What a moron.

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Boredoms staging one-of-a-kind show on 07/07/07

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Boredoms staging one-of-a-kind show on 07/07/07

Japanese noise experimentalists Boredoms have always taken the road dared to be traveled, and the band’s plans for July 7, 2007 are no exception. With 77 drummers in tow, the band will perform 77BOADRUM as a one-time-only, free show in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 74 players from New York’s […]

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RETRO: My Bloody Valentine “Cigarette in Your Bed” Live London 1990

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on RETRO: My Bloody Valentine “Cigarette in Your Bed” Live London 1990

I never got the chance to see My Bloody Valentine live. I’d always heard they were insanely loud, but this video really hammers that point home. Jesus, those guitars sound like they are erupting. I can’t imagine that the crowd could hear anything for days after that show. As one youtube commenter put it: “take […]

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Lily Allen already at work on second record

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Lily Allen already at work on second record

Having just finished all of her obligatory appearances in the US, Lily Allen has holed up in a New York City apartment to write the follow-up to her breakthrough, Alright, Still. She’s again working with production duo Futurecut, but she’s in no hurry to get any product out, saying: “The songs I’ve written so far […]

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Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan to release new solo album

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan to release new solo album

Depeche Mode frontman, Dave Gahan, is set to release his second solo album, entitled Hourglass this October. It’s the follow-up to 2003’s respectable offering, Paper Monsters, which proved that Gahan could actually write a tune without Martin Gore’s ever-presence. Gahan on the new record: “We were very aware of the importance of keeping urgency in […]

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Weezer: Album #6 due in 2008

June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Weezer: Album #6 due in 2008

Rivers Cumo posted on Weezer’s website two days ago that his band is “just polishing up a batch of songs for a recording session that is going to start at the beginning of July. This will be the final recording session for our 6th album which we aim to put out in the first half […]

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Ulrich Schnauss’ Goodbye, available July 10th

June 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The new issue of Wired recently reminded me that the new release from German shoegazer Ulrich Schnauss is nearly upon us Stateside residents. Goodbye, Schnauss’ third full-length will be released through the US arm of Domino Records on July 10th. Catch some streaming tracks at MySpace, per usual [Stars is highly recommended].

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Von Sudenfed = Two great tastes?

June 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Mark E. Smith + Mouse on Mars. The man is a God among mere mortals. More at MySpace.

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Paul McCartney to play “secret” show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

June 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Paul McCartney to play “secret” show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Paul McCartney is playing a “secret” show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood tomorrow night to promote Memory Almost Full– his new album on the Starbucks label, Hear Music. A limited number of wristbands are being given away at 12:30 p.m. at Amoeba, while 5 pairs are up for grabs at paulmccartney.com. Doors for the show […]

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Amy Winehouse “Tears Don’t Dry on Their Own” video

June 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Amy Winehouse “Tears Don’t Dry on Their Own” video

Winehouse’s newest video is directed by David LaChapelle. It’s currently my favorite song off Back to Black. I always expect the chorus to break out into “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

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Interpol “The Heinrich Maneuver” video

June 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Interpol “The Heinrich Maneuver” video

Interpol has thrown certainly some curve balls in the past with its videos, particularly the one for the “Evil” single, and “The Heinrich Maneuver” is equally strange and unexpected. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet.

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SELLOUT: Patrick Wolf for Burberry

June 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Riding high off the success of his inarguably great new record, The Magic Position, Patrick Wolf has posed for the fall 2007 Burberry campaign shot by Mario Testino. As interesting as it is to see him not dressed as a rainbow-flavored unicorn, Mr. Wolf is still shilling for the man, which is somewhat disappointing.

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Adam Franklin "Seize the Day" Mp3

June 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Adam Franklin "Seize the Day" Mp3

Ex-Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin is set to release his solo debut Bolts of Melody on Hi-Speed Soul. Compared to Swervedriver, Franklin’s solo work is much more intimate and low-key with acoustic guitars replacing the shoe-gaze fuzz. It’s spacey and melodic and shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to Swervedriver fans. Adam Franklin – “Seize the Day” – […]

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Thurston Moore to release solo record in September

June 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Thurston Moore to release solo record in September

With all the hoopla over the re-release of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, you’d think the band would have a new record ready (despite last year’s Rather Ripped being far underrated). Sonic Youth has never really worked well in conjunction with the corporate machine, so it’s not really surprising that there’s no new record to promote. […]

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