>> Like Tom Waits , art-pop concern Mahogany keep getting weirder while staying the same (to whit, Wikipedia describes the once-octet thusly: "an electric music-based multidisciplinary media ensemble currently working in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and other locations"). After only faint rumors and dead-ends in regards to the follow-up to their massive, brilliant and still misunderstood 2006 album Connectivity! , the band has finally released a new song. And it's a doozy, too. "Phase Break" is an eight-minute cycle of beats, choruses, and synths that incorporates elements of [...]
When two voices fit together like bread and butter, I like to think that there's no other explanation for these musicians meeting other than pure fate. Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless are a new duo from Guelph, Canada who were certainly destined to make music together. You can grab a free download of their rather beautiful new single Crowded House, which borrows a nice little sample from Chad Valley's Evening Surrender .
Sometimes there are days that just need a smooth sound. A sound that fits the mood as perfect as possible is important everyday. But what to choose on a sunny day that feels like it's almost summer? Luckily MARY CASSIDY and JON LAWLESS recorded the perfect tune for a day like today. The two enterprising The post Day: Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless - “Crowded House” appeared first on Nothing But Hope And Passion - NBHAP - Music Magazine & more .
With the kind blessing of Chad Valley Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless premiere their latest single featuring a sampled riff from ' Evening Surrender ', taken from Chad's Young Hunger album. With tight production and dreamy boy/girl vocals that complement each other beautifully the intertwining soulfulness shines through evidently clear. Stream the ever so relaxing single above from the two promising young musicians. Can't wait to hear more. f: www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Ca ssidy-Music
Tarmac Adam - The History Effect (2/19) - A mere decade after releasing their debut Handheld Torch , the Aussie duo of songwriter Matt O'Donnell and multi-instrumentalist Steve Paix return with a dozen spry and accomplished (sm)art-pop songs...It's no wonder that Nick Seymour of Crowded House reprises his sideman role in Tarmac Adam -- both outfits favor the sweet melodic punch of a nicely turned out three-and-a-half minute song...One of the album's finest tracks, the wistful "You As Me", is lush and lovely throwback to an era when shimmering guitar lines, ticking percussion and [...]
Neil Finn and his band, The Pajama Club, do a one off in the laneways of Melbourne, St Kilda, Australia, amazing! also check out Neil's song for "The Hobbit" (ending credits) below:
Filed under: News , New Music , New Releases Getty | New Line Neil Finn has penned a new track for the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which will hit theaters later this year. According to Rolling Stone , the song entitled "Song of the Lonely Mountain" is based off a dwarven folk song. It apparently appears as the credits roll at the [...]
The Grim Reaper wreaked havoc in May. Robin Gibb, Donna Summer and Adam Yauch were the headliners, but there were also members of The Dillards and Crowded House who left us. Two blues and soul guitarists died: Charles Pitts, who played on so many of Isaac Hayes’ records (his guitar helped make The Theme of Shaft such an iconic track) and Pete Cosey, who played on many Chess records. In April we lost Andrew Love, who was involved in creating the iconic intro for Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness. In May we lost another co-creator of a [...]
photo by Rolling Stone Mick Jagger closed out his hosting duties for last Saturday's season finale of SNL by performing a medley of Rolling Stones songs with Arcade Fire , The Strokes , and Foo Fighters as his backing bands. Somewhere out in musicland, the kitchen sink feels left out. Videos of that performance can be found here . Radiohead's Kid A and OK Computer remade 8-bit style?!? Wow. I might just [...]
Filed under: News , R.I.P. Peter Jones , a British-born drummer best known for his mid-1990s stint in the Australian rock band Crowded House , has died of brain cancer , according to numerous websites. He was 45. Jones joined in 1994, after founding drummer Paul Hester quit the group. He stayed on until 1996, when the band split up, but did not return a decade later, when New Zealand-born frontman Neil Finn reunited the hit-making foursome. "We remember him as a [...]
Crowded House have announced the death of their drummer, Peter Jones: We are in mourning today for the death of Peter Jones. We remember him as a warm hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House. He played with style and spirit. We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends. Liverpool-born Jones joined Crowded House in 1994 after original drummer Paul Hester quit mid-tour. Peter stayed with the band until the end in 1996, although Hester returned for some of the final gigs. Jones [...]
Yes, though I might recently have questioned Morgan Freeman's aquarium-related advice , I find the words of his iconic character Red from The Shawshank Redemption appropriate this morning. In less than three hours, the true opening round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament - as opposed to the cash grab "first four" - tips off. For the first time in many years, I have arranged to be home to bask in ten hours or so of college hoops, the entire venture goosed by having upgraded to HD television. [...]
It's no secret that FOX has a habit of canceling its best shows (to this day I still want to have a serious talking to with whoever decided Arrested Development had run its course). And after a recent Lie to Me obsession this summer, I was devastated to find there was no Season 4 to continue my marathon. So consider this playlist Part 1 of a final lament to yet another show that ended before its time. Lie to Me is a drama centered around Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth - [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News , New Music , Exclusive , Q + A Jason Dempsey/Chris Stapp A 50-something rocker starting a band with his wife who's never played in a band before has, on paper, all the ingredients of a dud. But Pajama Club , the group started by Split Enz and Crowded House 's Neil Finn and his wife Sharon, is anything but. Featuring [...]
The Crowded House frontman talks about his latest project, Pajama Club, as well as offering insights on songwriting.
Pajama Club’s debut self-titled album produces an atmospheric pop soundtrack to your next slumber party.
How often do we get to mention Crowded House on this website? Probably never if I had to guess... Well today is the day with a new project and single from Crowded House front man Neil Finn's new project known as Pajama Club . This new song "These Are Conditions" will appear on a new self-titled album due out September 13th on on Lester Records . That beat building throughout the track is just sick nasty. Download: Pajama Club - These Are Conditions [MP3]
The enduring legacy and massive appeal of Tim and Neil Finn (Crowded House) was celebrated with two smash hit albums; 2005’s She Will Have Her Way, and 2010’s He Will Have His Way . Now it’s time for the boys and girls to play together on They Will Have Their Way : The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn National. Tour this November. Below a samlple of what's in store from Emma Louise and Lior:
Liam Finn hasn't quite achieved the respect or fame that he might deserve, though something tells me that might not bother him as much as other artists. He is the son of one of the best pop singers of all time (Neil Finn of Crowded House) but more importantly, he is a sturdy songwriter and studio perfectionist. Finn hails from New Zealand, has toured internationally for his first solo album, I'll Be Lightning, and has just unleashed upon us his second shiny LP entitled FOMO. It's fitting indeed that "FOMO" stands for "fear [...]
Reid Jamieson covers a ton of songs over at his website. Download songs by Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Crowded House, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson, and Peter Gabriel.