A new joint venture company between Downtown Records ( Eagles of Death Metal, Gnarls Barkley, Justice, Mos Def) and journalist/entrepreneur Peter Rojas has been created and a plan to save the music industry has been put in place. The new blog-label, dubbed Rcrd Lbl , plans to monetize music through advertising dollars rather than through traditional retail sales. In other words, the label will be giving away unrestricted mp3 downloads of all their artist's music directly through their website , and through advertisting revenue, the label will pay the artists between [...]
The Fiery Furnaces have released a new music video for "Navy Nurse" from their latest Led Zeppelin-inspired rock record, Widow City . For a nice review of Widow City, click here . Have a great weekend and enjoy the show kids. Tour dates below... NOVEMBER 11/16 Bern, Switzerland 11/17 Milan, Italy 11/18 Munich, Germany 11/19 Vienna, Austria 11/21 Cologne, Germany 11/22 Berlin, Germany [...]
We're lagging a bit on doing a post about these badical dudes (and dudette) from Chicago who play in a band called The Ponys . If you live for wailing guitar solos, a reverb drench wall of rock, and balls-to-the-wall vocal lines then you'll love The Ponys. Check out the band's new record from Matador called Turn The Lights Out, and catch the band on the road with Spoon and Chin Up Chin Up . Here is a free download of the single from the new jam... [...]
All it takes is about 30 seconds of listening to The Teenagers lyrics to realize that they are bonified weirdos.... but in good way. The parisian trio's lyrics are off the wall and their obsession with Starlett err.. Scarlett Johansson (see music video) is borderline, but the indie-pop-electro band sure make some fun and lovable tunes. The Teenagers are headed west for their first US tour in support of a handful of demos and singles you can listen to here . "Starlett Johansson" Music Video [...]
The Bat for Lashes debut Fur and Gold has been on repeat in the Badical Beats offices the last week, so I thought I'd do a little video round-up on this wonderful band from Brighton, UK. The band just finished up tours of the US, Canada, and France, and are already at work on their next record. If you're not familiar with Fur and Gold, head over to their space and show em' some love. In the meantime, enjoy the vids! "Whats A Girl To Do" [...]
Vampire Weekend is all over the music blogsphere right now, so I thought I'd show them some love by featuring their new music video for "Mansard Roof". The white color rockers will be releasing their self-titled debut through XL Recordings in digital, CD, and vinyl on January 29th, 2008. P.S. Peep the new video player from MTV which includes the Artist, Song Name, and Label. I never thought I'd say this, but kudos MTV.
It seems the Rumors Laid Waste that the legendary post-hardcore rockers from Seattle were calling it quits turned out to be true. After 10 years of blowing eardrums around the world, the Blood Brothers announced the breakup via their Myspace blog today... Dear Friends, After 10 years of making music as The Blood Brothers, we have made the collective decision that our time together has come to an end. We feel extremely fortunate to have [...]
I couldn't resist sharing this new bangin' track from London's finest electro psych-rockers ...The Badical... with all the Badical Beats readers. Do yourself a favor and get track this to all the DJs in your city, cuz' they'll love you long time for it. I can already see the dance floors blowing up. More goodies from The Badical and Badical Beats soon my friends. The Badical - "Ectoh.mp3"
One could describe the music of the brooklyn based duo, Ish , as intelligent indie rock. Their combination of choice instruments, interesting vocal melodies, and clever transitions make their music most premium. I don't know whether it's the use of the children's vocal sample or the unexpected blaring horns that make the hook to "What Is It?" so memorable, but each time this track ends, my only thought is.... I gotta hear that one again. Ish is in the midst of finishing [...]
Details have emerged about the new Hot Chip album. The London electro-pop outfit's new 13-track jam will be called Made in the Dark and is scheduled to release through DFA/Astralwerks on February 5th of next year. Listed below are a few of the track names (in alphabetical order) that will appear on Made in the Dark . "Bendable Poseable" "In the Privacy of Our Love" "One Pure Thought" "Out at the Pictures" "Ready for the Floor" "Shake a Fist" "We're Looking for a Lot of Love" "Wrestlers" [...]
In case you haven't heard, music is evolving in a world where Internet is king. While many music companies are fighting this natural evolution of music on the net, DeepRockDrive is embracing it. With the growing presence of the web in music promotion, radioplay and record sales are becoming a lost cause, and many artists have turned to their live performance to connect with their fans and bring home the bills. However, it can be financially difficult for artists to tour through every market, and for fans to afford paying for the rising ticket [...]
Badical Beats is giving away a bunch of cool stuff from the UK band Athlete , who recently released their third album, Beyond the Neighbourhood, through Astralwerks Records . The band is currently on the road, playing a few more tour dates in the US before heading over to the EU for the rest of their tour. Now, on to the contest. Here is how to win... [...]
Liars have released a new music video for "Houseclouds", the second single from their new self-titled full length record. The "Houseclouds" digital release (Oct. 30) features a brand new track, "Red Dirt", plus a remix of "Clear Island" by pre-teen Mute UK labelmates Tiny Masters Of Today , as well as an exclusive new track "Dear God." The 7" vinyl single (Nov. 7) features the track "Dear God". You can check out the new "Houseclouds" music video (directed by Sonny Gerasimowicz), which showcases the trio's animal loving side, just below...
Badical Beats, Beans Presents , and IndieKrush threw a killer 'IN LIVING COLOR' Halloween Party last Friday night at Dragonfly in Vegas. Dozens of photos documenting the debauchery were taken. Check them out by following the link below... 'IN LIVING COLOR' PARTY PHOTOS: http://www.badicalbeats.com/pa rties/in-living-color-10-26
According to Billboard.com , music's biggest free agent has just inked a deal with the london-based label, XL Recordings , to release the physical version of In Rainbows in territories outside of North America . If you can recall to a few weeks back, the entire internet went bananas over Radiohead's digital release of I n Rainbows on October 10th through Radiohead.com , and since then, rumors have been flying about when and how the band would release [...]
w/title linked to lyrics: " In Limbo " 2001 - Holland " My Iron Lung " 1994-95ish " Pyramid Song " - 2001 [...]
Radiohead - All I Need Live in Chicago 6/20/06 Radiohead's Website Ateaseweb Okay, while I'm waiting to finish my Bonnaroo post, I figured I'd hit you off with some more new Radiohead. Last night they premiered another new song, entitled "All I Need," in Chicago. I went to 4 radiohead shows in the past 3 weeks, and I can't [...]
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Radiohead debuted another new song in Chicago last night. It's called All I Need and seems to be quite pretty based on this video. I'll post an mp3 when one becomes available. The setlist: June 20, 2006 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago 01 Airbag 02 2+2=5 03 Where I End And You Begin 04 15 Step 05 Kid A 06 Arpeggi 07 Videotape 08 Climbing Up The [...]