David Bowie's video for "The Next Day" has quite a bit of controversy surrounding it. So much so that youtube actually removed it, but later reinstated it. It stars Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard , and it's controversial take on religion definitely has people talking. It was directed by Floria Sigismondi . Watch below.
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photo via The countdown to Queens Of The Stone Age's new album ...Like Clockwork is getting closer and closer. They recently teased us with half of a new song titled "I Appear Missing" . They stopped by the Belgian radio station Studio Brussel to perform 2 new song at their Club 69. The two tracks are called "I Sat By The Ocean" & "If I Had A Tail." Listen to both cuts below. "I Sat By The Ocean" "If I [...]
After just hearing The National play "Sea Of Love" live last night , it was great to see them release them debut it with a music video. They revealed it during their AMA session on Reddit . The band perform in a tiny room all bunched in together rocking out, along with a kid who does a mean air guitar. It turns out the video is a homage to this Russian song . Don't know how they found that one, but the video rocks, so I'm glad that they did. Enjoy [...]
Tonight The National played a special secret show at the Park Ave Armory. It was a private invite only show (thanks Joe ) that was a taping for Live From the Artists Den . This performance came only two days after playing "Sorrow" for 6 hours straight . Coming into the show I had no idea what to expect. I figured since it was a free show, we would get a small but sweet set: a bunch of new songs as well as a few of the older classic cuts. That would have [...]
Spoon , one of the most consistent band in American rock music, are back at it. In a newsletter they shared that they've been writing new material at drummer and producer Jim Eno's place. They're in the writing phases still but claim that "the shit is sounding good.” So far they got eight new song names: "The Rent I Pay", "Naff Bag", "Millionaires", "Let Me Be Mine", "Modern Girls", "I Ain't the One", "Fresh From Your Pages", and "Give Me It". They also have a newly created instagram account , which features photos of them at Eno's [...]
Yeah Yeah Yeah's have taken an interesting aesthetic on new album Mosquito . The album art is um.. interesting, and now the video for the title track is here and is one you will not be able to forget. It shows just what happens when a mosquito takes a go at your blood, from two different angles. If you hate mosquitos or are squimish at all, this may be one your better off avoiding.
You may know Mikal Cronin best as one of the players in Ty Segall's live band. He also has a solo music career, and is releasing his new album MCII today via Merge . To celebrate this release he's released two special covers to Aquarium Drunkard . As a part of AD's Lagniappe Session, Cronin has offered up two ukelele covers of two hard to miss pop songs: The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" & Sixpence None The Richer's "Kiss Me." Cronin and his girlfriend both have [...]
Artist: Mikal Cronin Title: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers Cover) Link Text: Mikal Cronin - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers Cover) File Name: 803mbxgz4vlv6dt8fi77.mp3
Artist: Mikal Cronin Title: Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer Cover) Link Text: Mikal Cronin - Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer Cover) File Name: 6fpfiddus1t972dievl2.mp3
Honeydrum are a New Brunswick, New Jersey band that tap into a lo-fi aesthetic that may call to mind Ariel Pink. He just released two new songs, "Hot Star" & "A Year Of My Love" and I'm loving what I'm hearing. "Hot Star" a washed out track that feels as if it was forever trapped in an 80s cassette tape. "A Year Of My Love" is a lush track that sounds like a lost dream fading even further to the darkness. Both tracks will appear on a Gnar Tapes/Burger Records tape that will be released this summer. [...]
My friend Brian pointed me to this excellent track, bluntly saying he wished this is what Wavves had become. It's a track from a band named Cam Allen who just released a 3-song EP titled Talking To Animals . Immediately it hooks you in a on a poppy hook that is built into his slacker garage rock sound. Apparently this is their first release, and that makes "Tangerine" even more impressive. Digging this quite a bit. Download it below. if you're enjoying it, buy his EP for your own [...]
Artist: Tangerine Title: Cam Allen Link Text: Cam Allen - Tangerine File Name: 12ru6gyho6h0wspsikyp.mp3
If you haven't heard already, I have ventured into the movie world as well. I started a movie blog with my friends titled Filmtastic , and we are all really excited about it. I love movies as much as music, so it's cool to finally share that love with people. If you haven't already checked that out do so now , and go like us on facebook , and follow us on twitter . One of my most anticipated films of the year is Man Of Steel . The film's score is done [...]
The ever-growing tale of Blur's new album has been a will they or won't they mystery that has eluded us for years. Just when we seem to be inching closer, only for Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur to pull away just as easily. During the bands performance in Hong Kong during the AsiaWorld-Expo, Albarn dropped some major news. He was quoted saying: So we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record." [...]
Queens Of The Stone Age's new album ...Like Clockwork comes out June 4 via Matador Records . You already got to cherish first single "My God Is The Sun" by now. Now they've given us 1/2 of a new song. Today they have uploaded the first three-minutes of the six-minute long track "I Appear Missing." It's sounding great, and the video comes paired with a pretty cool visual accompaniment. Check it out below.
Not many bands out there are doing what Foals do. Mixing elements of math-rock that makes you rock out and dance simultaneously, as well as creating blissful moments of sincere beauty that will stop you dead in your tracks. They put all of this on full display with relative ease. Many people who were in attendance on Friday night are calling it one of the best shows of 2013 - if not the best. I can't really argue with that. Blondfire opened things with a poppy set that was [...]
We are getting quite close to the release of Vampire Weekend's new album Modern Vampires Of The City . We already heart "Step" & "Diane Young" as well as a bunch of other songs live. One of these is "Ya Hey" which as a live version has slowly been growing on me, which is saying something. Today they have released an official lyric video for "Ya Hey" that gives us a clearer look at the song. There are elements from their debut/Contra here with a more refrained reflective sound mixed with their African [...]
Mozes and the Firstborn are a young Dutch-band, and the latest signing to Burger Records . Below you can listen to the killer garage rock tune "I Got Skills." Mozes And The Firstborn definitely are a talented group with loads of skills. They instantly draw you in with their laid back jangly approach of old-school guitar rock that belongs in a boozy little garage. It's off their s/t debut album out now via Burger Records .
The other day MGMT played a new song called "Mystery Disease" during a show at Penn State. Now a few days later during their show at the State Thetre in Portland, Maine, they played another new song, this time titled "Your Life Is A Lie." It seems to cut off half-way because the recorder wanted to enjoy the rest of the song as well. Fair point. So enjoy half of a new song from MGMT below.
Wampire will release their debut album Curiosity on May 14 via Polyvinyl Records . I loved the album's single "The Hearse" , and now Rolling Stone has premiered another cut. It's "Trains" a rollicking cut about been young and impressionistic about love while waiting for a delayed train. Eric Phipps of Wampire explains: "Trains" was written during a time when I was young and overly idealistic about love. A lady was driving me wild with her strange affection and I was naively waiting for it to 'mean [...]
Artist: Wampire Title: Trains Link Text: Wampire - Trains File Name: 2rcn2t7vjqbf2l5h3ohc.mp3
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