Here's a chance to take in everything that Lulu - the firecracker from Glasgow - recorded for Decca Records UK between 1964-67 - including all of her singles, the first two albums, non-album singles, a rare EP and a German language single. Her bouncy and peppy single version of Isley Brothers classic "Shout!" leads the charge on Shout! The Complete [...]
I sit shaking on the end of the phone, belated springtime rays trickling in through the tentatively agape window beside me. A couple repetitions of a particularly enervating dial tone refrain later, and I'm talking to the one and only maestro of contemporary classical, Ludovico Einaudi . If he and his highly idiosyncratic music had compelled me to quiver two evenings previous, then I'm rubbing if not my eyes then my ears in disbelief this morning for if Einaudi's compositional dexterity is forever destined for the heart and fair hair follicles sprinkled atop the skin, then having his rarely [...]
As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.” While unbelievable today, there was one time when the Beatles did not pass the audition: January 1, [...]
It seems Adam Green is back at his best - maybe Little Joy's Binki Shapiro is the muse he needed - whatever the reason we're loving the pair's debut, self-titled full length. It drops next week but you can stream right now - track 9 is one of our current faves.
Late last year you may have been moved by Fall, the charming indie-pop EP of former Moldy Peach Adam Green and Little Joy singer Binki Shapiro. Their collaboration seemed to be an inspired one, so it's no surprise that the pair are following it up with a full album. Read more »
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro Adam Green y Bikini Shapiro , dos artistas con reconocimiento dentro del mundo de la música indie , anunciaron desde el año pasado sus intenciones de trabajar juntos y lanzaron un EP titulado Fall . Ahora, el dúo presenta su disco debut homónimo que ya se puede escuchar en streaming.
I've given up all hope on ever getting a new Little Joy album. In the meantime I'll take joy in hearing the lovely Binki Shapiro teaming up with Adam Green in their first full-length as a duo. It's out next week on 1/29, but the full thing can be streamed now:
When Girls Aloud 's Kimberley Walsh announced a solo record deal with Decca Records in November, a vision of 25 electric angels dancing in the rain quickly flashed before my eyes. And then, when it was further announced that the album would be a collection of musical covers, life got cold. But alas: Never judge a book (or album) by its, um, description, because after hearing the first track off of the upcoming album Centre Stage (that's Center Stage for American eyes) on February 4, there's still hope that [...]
1. Father John Misty - Fear Fun C roce, Skynard, Nilsson, Fogerty and Morrison had a baby and named it Father John Misty. Right out of the gate this album rocketed to the top of my most listened to list. Hooked in by "Well You Can Do It Without Me"'s Nilsson-like flavor and then drawn into the much deeper and more complicated workings of stunners such as "Funtimes in Babylon", "Only Son of the Ladies Man", and... fuck it, the whole album is fantastic. [...]
Despite the omnipresence of the epithet neo-classical , there are very few active composers to transcend the inherently stark divide between the contemporary and the classical – irrespective of how progressive either may be deemed. Dustin O'Halloran is one such man, as of course is Steve Reich. Trent Reznor, John Roberts, and Simon Jeffes could be considered alternatives coming from the opposing perspective though it's that great Maestro Morricone who is and was one so far ahead of his time that the world is still arguably yet to hurry up to his pacemaking speeds. Lui era di Roma; [...]
The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. The core band consists of Wesley Schultz on guitar and lead vocals, Jeremiah Fraites on drums, percussion, mandolin and vocals, and Neyla Pekarek on cello, mandolin, piano, and vocals, with added musicians for tours. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart. Read more »
Kimberley Walsh will release her debut solo album ‘Centre Stage’ on Decca Records. The Girls Aloud member, currently wowing millions on Strictly Come Dancing, will be releasing Centre Stage on February 4 2013. Kimberley knew the direction her debut album was going to take as soon as legendary label Decca, home to Andrea Bocelli and Imelda May, approached her to make the album. “I've always loved musical theatre and doing Shrek! The Musical definitely re-ignited the passion in me,” says Kimberley. “I really wanted to share the love I have for musical theatre by [...]
SHOWN ABOVE: Josh Jakq ‘Twas the first day of September and all through the wind, not chill was stirring though summer will soon end… Le sigh, dudes and dudettes. Summer is creeping its way out. The sweaters are on display and the kids are filling their backpacks. This is a bittersweet month. It’s the official transition from beach bonfires and flings, to snow boots and hot cocoa. I must say, I am looking forward to oversized cardigans, but summer breathes its warmth into the very depths of my soul! [...]
As previously reported , producer Randall Poster follows up last year’s star-studded Buddy Holly tribute albu m with one dedicated to Fleetwood Mac. Just Tell Me That You Want Me packs 17 "radically reworked versions of well-known (and some more obscure) Fleetwood Mac songs" from the likes of MGMT, St. Vincent, The Kills, Lykke Li , and more. So far, you’ve heard Best Coast and The New Pornographers' contributions to the album. Now, three more covers have been revealed: "Landslide" by Antony Hegarty, "FutureGames" by MGMT, and "Silver Springs" [...]
Tom Schnabel I'm not really into a lot of choral music, despite what purists say about it being the purest musical form. But Eric Whitacre is an exception. His third album, Water Night, has just come out, and it's an album for people who might not even like choral music. It's on Decca Records, a label with a great classical history. I did an NPR feature years ago after hearing his first album [...]
We at BANDCRUNCH.COM have a sweet tooth for folk and blues and Jodie Marie is a dessert mix of all your favourite artists. Not just a voice like so many singers out there right now (although what a voice) Jodie Marie is also clearly a huge music fan with a huge cache of blues records and musical knowledge to draw upon. Citing Joni Mitchell , Bonnie Raitt and Joan Baez amongst her influences Jodie Marie has a confidence and a lyricism that will see her gain many fans in the future. [...]
Paul McCartney has announced his signing with Decca Records.
Famille de 9 enfants nés en Ukraine, la famille Ames immigre aux États-Unis suite à la guerre mondiale qui sévit sur l'Europe. Élevés à la musique classique et aux livres de Shakespeare, 4 des frères de la famille montent un premier groupe nommé Armory Brothers . Nom issu du deuxième nom de Vic Ames, l'un des frères. Ils commencent à tourner aux US en chantant pour les troupes armées américaines dont la US Navy. Remarqués par un membre de Decca Records , ils enregistrent leurs premiers titres sur le label en 1948. Mélange [...]
MUSIC NEWS - Kinks frontman RAY DAVIES has announced the release of a new album, the imaginative " Kinks Choral Collection " (November 10 release via Decca; re-released in the UK with extra bonus track November 23) and that he will briefly tour the USA to promote the release. The tour will start up on November 12 in San Francisco at the Warfield, while ending on November 24 in Montclair, NJ. The new album from the legendary singer/songwrite features classic Kinks & Ray Davies tunes arranged and performed by his band and the Crouch End Festival Chorus [...]
MUSIC NEWS - Kenny Rankin, 69, New York-based singer/ songwriter who early in his career was one of the contributors Bob Dylan’s 1965 classic Bringing It All Back Home , passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles as a result complications related to lung cancer after learning of the cancer only three weeks ago. Rankin was signed to a contract with Decca Records while still in his teens, then switched to Columbia Records, where he was asked to join in [...]