Justin Young, vocalista do The Vaccines (Foto: Marcelo Costa ) por Izadora Pimenta Em plena Virada Cultural, Leandro Lehart introduzia o refrão de uma de suas músicas mais famosas: "Não vou desistir/nem desanimar/sei que a vida passa/se a gente parar de lutar". Parecia uma metáfora para quem saía da estação de metrô República , bem na boca do palco, que estava mais concorrida do que a Mega-Sena da Virada. Boa parte do público que dela saía ficaria por ali e logo mais curtiria também uma apresentação de [...]
As part of The Orchard's Creative Licensing team, we're always on the hunt for interesting covers. This month, we've assembled a playlist of some of of our favorite discoveries from the past year, including Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes taking on the Big Star power-pop classic "Thirteen;" The Dandy Warhols' ...
"Last Forgiven" is a new favorite. The track comes from NYC based artist Luke Rathborne in anticipation of his forthcoming LP, SOFT , which is set for release July 3rd. The album was produced by Emery Dobyns and Albert Hammond Jr. While you can definitely hear Hammond Jr's arrangement experience on some vertical qualities in "Last Forgiven", more than that, "Last Forgiven" has a timbre that ushers in the sound of summer and all the menacing fun in life that's yet to come. Rathborne performs May 14th in New York City at Glasslands, be there. [...]
After what seems like an eternity, the garage-rock group The Strokes have finally released their fifth studio album entitled Comedown Machine . The Strokes manage to keep their flair but seem to use the same battle plan by working everything around their lead singer Julian Casablancas. Yes, it does work out but most of the spotlight seems to stay on him. Comedown Machine probably has the best first half of music I have ever heard on an album. Almost every song is hard-hitting and the starting track "Tap Out" is no exception.The beginning of it has a [...]
Comedown Machine sí es una vuelta a sus primeros trabajos, no tan contundente, pero sí uniforme. Inician muy rápido, después bajan el ritmo, lo retoman nuevamente y al final descienden poco a poco. Una montaña rusa. Sobresale el trabajo en las vocales y el hecho de que los sintetizadores funcionan muy bien, hacen mucho más ricas a las canciones, que se adhieren como chicle en el suelo.
Exitmusic @ Brooklyn Bowl, June 2012 ( more by Jessica Amaya ) As you may know , School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis is currently battling cancer. Alejandra of SVIIB posted an update to his condition on Facebook not too long ago: He is responding really well to treatment, and rough as it has been, it's your messages and posts that have inspired us and keep us focused on the path ahead. Thank you so much to all of you who have been continuously sending love. The [...]
Allow me to get nostalgic on you for a few moments: The Strokes were THE band of those heady years between youth and adulthood where we looked to our musical heroes for an escape from the oppression of our daily truths. College-aged and living in the shadow of 9/11, bands like The Strokes , Black Rebel Motorcycle Club , The White Stripes , and later the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the soundtrack to our Great Gatsby-like escape [...]
The Strokes have seen it all since the release of’s Is This It? all the way back in 2001: they've been the coolest band in the world, picked up a plethora of awards and have experienced both critical and commercial acclaim. But Julian Casablancas & co. weathered a long-running wave of expectancy in the run up to the release of their previous effort – 2011’s Angles. That, their fourth album, was expected to be a moment to rejoice in as the band returned to the form that some had begun to question after 2006’s First Impressions Of Earth [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Arctic Monkeys, Little Joy, MGMT, The Hives Song: The Strokes - Tap Out [download here ] What's so good? [...]
Por Juan Pablo Lima “La música de guitarra, o rock and roll, o como se llame, está pasando de moda, pero nunca desaparecerá por completo. Nunca morirá porque es fundamentalmente muy atractiva” . ( Alex Turner , mayo 2012)* Si nos remontamos a los orígenes del rock and roll -allá por la década del 50- y recorremos sus diferentes derivados (pop, glam rock, rock progresivo, punk rock, hard rock, indie rock, grunge, etc), el instrumento musical preponderante que dio impulsó a la revolución musical más influyente del siglo [...]
The whole is equal to the sum of its parts. There are plenty of bands that prove this old adage – The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, heck even The Spice Girls, just to name a few. But there’s something impressive about artists being able to branch off from the group and prove themself as a solo star. With yesterday’s news of a Destiny’s Child reunion in the works, it seemed only fitting to tip the hat to Sasha Fierce and her fellow solo acts that struck my fancy. There’s a Mikela mixtape staple (Aimee Man, duh), [...]
"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work last night. "This is a hard thing to organize." And that's probably true of most every tribute concert of this nature, as it has probably been true of the decade of Petty Fest's preceding last night's. But for this debut Los Angeles installment, the nature of those Alphas was distinct, peculiar, and fitting the environment. The NYC jam last month had Devendra Banhart. Last night had Johnny Depp in a feathered hat for six songs. [...]
Converse Rubber Tracks has released the brand new short-film "Studio Tour" featuring Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes and announces Action Bronson as the headliner for the next Converse Rubber Track Live performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The NYC rock group post new tour montage.
On Friday, I filled in for Friday At The Hideout from 8 to 10 PM on CJAM 99.1 FM. Here are some videos from bands featured on the program, the actual program can be downloaded below the play list, as usual. Friday At The Hideout Fill In Play List: 1. The Damned – I Feel Alright (Live at The Paris [...]
Oh hey... what up? Did you all have a wonderful winter season break? Mine was good but not all that relaxing. House hunting can be a real pain in the ass. Probably not as hard as real hunting, especially if you are using spears and success was your only chance of survival. But for a fat lazy American like me house hunting is hard. Can't wait to get that new Lego Feet! Just so you know, the Pearl Jam doc is on Netflix to stream, just so you know. Oh and FINALLY the Johnny Cash greatest hits [...]
In the spirit of the winter season, whether your celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa or any other holiday I may have forgotten about, chances are that over the past month you’ve heard your fair share of traditional Christmas music. While some people might eat that stuff up as they prepare for the holidays, we here at the TBT find it hard to cope with sometimes in the wake of all good music holiday alternatives that do exist, but seem to go unnoticed in mainstream media. That being said, it is my honor to bring you our [...]
With MUZU.TV HQ based in Dublin, we're always keen to support local home grown talent. We caught up with Dublin boys The Minutes , who are fast becoming one of the latest exports from the Irish music scene who are on the road to indie rock stardom. We asked them a few questions about what it's like to tour with greats such as Albert Hammond Jnr , and what 2012 has in store for them. Artrocker have described you as “The greatest rock and roll band [...]
En marzo de este año los ingleses de The Vaccines editaron su primer álbum de estudio, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? que llegó al puesto número cuatro en las listas inglesas. Mientras siguen presentándolo, filmaron un video para Tiger Blood , canción que será editada como un single doble junto con Wetsuit el 4 de diciembre. Tiger Blood fue [...]
Hace un buen tiempo César les estuvo hablando de lo nuevo de The Vaccines . Se trataba de "Tiger Blood" que, curiosamente, había sido producido nada menos que por Albert Hammond Jr. que, para el que no lo conoce, es el guitarrista de rulos de The Strokes (sí, ese que estuvo en rehabilitación más veces que dedos tenemos en el cuerpo). El track fue grabado en Nueva York (ciudad natal de Hammond Jr.) el pasado verano. El resultado es una canción muy corta pero potente con todo lo [...]