Entries Tagged as 'new release'

Praise Be Unto D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”

December 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Praise Be Unto D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”

Christians have been awaiting the second coming of Jesus Christ for more than two millennia, now. Comparatively, we had to wait just under 15 years for Black Messiah. Notoriously reclusive R&B superstar D’Angelo quickly and quietly released Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo, to iTunes and Spotify last night, after teasing the album over the weekend by […]

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VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

As we continue to wonder whether or not this extended Blur reunion will actually produce any new music, lead-singer Damon Albarn puts us off once again with his first proper solo album. Due April 29 on XL, Everyday Robots is an exploration of time and memory against a backdrop of hazy, electronic ether and, of […]

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Phife Writes “#dearDILLA” Letter

January 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

February would have been a big month for James Dewitt Yancey, better known as die uberproducer J Dilla, this year, were he alive. February marks both Dilla’s birthday — he’d have been 40 on Feb. 7 — and  release date of his magnum opus Donuts, released shortly after his untimely death in 2006. Since 2007, hip-hop […]

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STREAM: Tears for Fears Cover The Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start”

August 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tears for Fears have entered the studio to record the follow up to 2004’s reunion effort Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, which didn’t find near the audience it probably should have. That Donnie Darko momentum didn’t quite have the legs the duo was counting on, but never a band to give a wit about time […]

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VIDEO: Pixies “Bag Boy”

June 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I feared something fishy was up when the Pixies announced Kim Deal’s departure so … politely. It’s been common knowledge that they wanted to record a new record and Deal was the sole hold-out. I actually don’t care whether this new song is good or not. (And for the record, it’s ok). It just seems […]

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Kim Gordon Talks Life Post-Sonic Youth

June 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stereogum just posted a great interview with Kim Gordon, where she opens up about life post-Sonic Youth: Also when you’ve been in a relationship for a really long time and that comes to an end … you know, so my identity was so tied up with Sonic Youth and my relationship and my marriage and […]

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STREAM: Gauntlet Hair “Bad Apple”

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Gauntlet Hair “Bad Apple”

Though not as aggressive as the clanging, reverb-drenched racket of its debut, Gauntlet Hair returns with more cryptic post-goth. The duo’s sophomore LP, entitled Stills, is out July 16 via Dead Oceans. Despite being produced by Jacobo Portrait from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it actually doesn’t sound like shit. [via Stereogum]

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STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

And just like that a new single appears. Arctic Monkeys have thrown a brand new single up on iTunes today. It definitely stays true to Queens of the Stone Age influence that has coursed through the last few records. And it’s certainly an odd choice for a single, ignoring the upbeat aggression of its early […]

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VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

Duran Duran keyboardist and ex-guitarist Warren Cuccurullo began a side-project in the mid-1990’s while working on a Duran Duran album (the underrated and sadly much-maligned Medazzaland). Vocalist Simon Le Bon had lyrical writer’s block, so Rhodes and Cuccurullo started tinkering in the studio by themselves. They produced a mish-mash of samples and beats entitled Bored […]

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VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

March 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

Even with the band’s own blasé dismissal of 2011’s Angels, I was just glad there was new music from The Strokes. It certainly wasn’t their best record, but it was better than First Impressions of Earth. And I never could quite get into Julian Casablancas’ solo stuff. Come Down Machine is gearing up to be […]

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The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

Latter day Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap (who replaced original guitarist Bob Stinson in 1987) had a severe stroke a few months back, wreaking havoc on his finances, despite having insurance. So, core Replacements founders Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson decided to raise some cash for their old bandmate to soften the blow. A supremely limited […]

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Unwound Prepares ‘Live Leaves’ Double LP Release

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Unwound Prepares ‘Live Leaves’ Double LP Release

Going to Unwound shows was a once-a-year given/religious experience for me between the years 1994 and 1998. I saw the band every single time it came within 600 miles of wherever I was. Sometimes multiple times. To say that I was a fan is a gross understatement. Back then bands released records every year and then […]

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Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt has released an ebook of never-before-seen Nirvana photos from the band’s notorious European tour in 1989. Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 is available now via Apple’s iBookstore. It should be noted that this is the Chad Channing era, otherwise known as pre-Dave Grohl. Warning: Sad Kurt photos follow. [via Pitchfork]

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Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

Talk Talk’s final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, respectively, are two of my favorite records, but they were Talk Talk’s least commercially successful because the band utterly ignored its synth-pop, new wave roots (and its audience) to embark an an experimental tangent that has influenced a generation of songwriters. Ex-Depeche Mode keyboardist […]

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Mash-up Album of Fugazi Samples for Charity

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Mash-up Album of Fugazi Samples for Charity

Former Cataract Falls drummer and current DJ Chris Lawhorn has pieced together an album of instrumental tracks using samples from every single Fugazi song in the band’s discography. Fugazi Edits will be released on October 30th on Case/Martingale Records. Lawhorn has the band’s blessing and all proceeds of the album’s sales will benefit senior citizens of Washington […]

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Sonic Youth Releasing Vintage Live Set

September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Even though the band is being coy about its future after the marital break-up of guitarist Thurston Moore and bassist Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth has released plans for a vintage live set due out November 14, 2012. Sonic Youth’s Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 will be released via the band’s own Goofin’ imprint on double […]

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VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

With a live streaming Twitter premier this past Monday, Blur unveiled two newly recorded songs, which will be featured on a limited 7″ single due out in August. Both tracks are available now on iTunes. The songs are set to promote the band’s appearance at the closing ceremony for the Olympic games on August 12. […]

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STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

Stephin Merritt likes synths again. Hallelujah. The band’s tenth studio album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, is out next week via Merge.

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STREAM: First New PIL Recording in 20 Years

February 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: First New PIL Recording in 20 Years

John Lydon doesn’t give a rats ass about credibility or legacies or selling out. He’s in this game for his own amusement. Hence, the multiple ($$$) Sex Pistols reunions, the cringe-worthy butter commercials, and the even more cringe-worthy appearance on I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here.  PIL was merely the only outlet left for Lydon to […]

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New Cursive out in February

November 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on New Cursive out in February

Cursive will release yet another lyrically thematic album on February 21, 2012 when Saddle Creek issues the band’s seventh full-length, I Am Gemini. Via the press release: I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in […]

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