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What's going on Wednesday? (Neutral Milk Hotel, Bl'ast, Witch, Danny Brown, The Fresh & Onlys, Matmos, more)
Jul 22, 2014 11:21pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Danny Brown at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park
The Fresh and Onlys, The Shilohs, Christines @
FREEMAN, White Lighters @ Baby's All Right
Witch, Ruby th...
Listen: The Rentals new song 1000 Seasons
Jul 22, 2014 8:57pm | Cosequence Of Sound
The Rentals, the project of former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, return on August 26th with their first album in over 15 years, Lost in Alphaville. Also featuring The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, Ryen Slegr of Ozma, The Section Quartet pianist Lauren Chipman, and Lucius own Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the album was first previewed by “Thought of Sound”. Now, the quasi-supergroup has unleashed “1000 Seasons”.
Like its predecessor, “1000 Seasons” sees The Rentals recalling the crunchy power-pop of the late 90s. As heavy-breathing guitars and squealing synths scream off into space, Sharp laments our modern reliance on impersonal, instant communication. “But words are not as romantic as they cross the Atlantic in some viritual cry for help,” he sings, urging us to “write it, write it, write it down” while the ladies of Lucius promise, “I will read it when the days dont move so fast.”
Take a listen below:
James Murphy to score, Ad-Rock to star in Noah Baumbachs new film While Were Young
Jul 22, 2014 8:45pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Two big-name musicians are contributing to Noah Baumbach’s new film, While We’re Young, but in entirely different capacities. LCD Soundystems James Murphy will provide the original soundtrack, while Beastie Boys Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz has signed on to star in the leading role (via SPIN).
Murphy previously scored Baumbach’s 2010 film Greenberg. Ad-Rock, meanwhile, has some experience acting, appearing in several films and TV shows in the 1980s and 90s. More recently, he made cameos as himself in 30 Rock and Inside Amy Schumer.
Of course, Murphy and Ad-Rock also have their own history together involving a broken refrigerator.
According to a plot synopsis on IMDB, “While We’re Young is about “an uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.” The film also stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Driver. Ad-Rock is set to play Stiller and Watts’ married friend. It’s set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Get a taste of Ad-Rock’s acting work in this trailer for the 1989 film Lost Angels:
Even Jack White is miserable attending a Cubs game
Jul 22, 2014 8:14pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Full disclosure: I’m a Mets fan living in the heart of Wrigleyville, mere blocks aways from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. I have nothing against the Cubs, but I take glee in their 100-plus years of losing, solely because if they were to win a World Series, my apartment would likely be burned to the ground in the subsequent celebration riots. Jack White, on the other hand, seems less than thrilled by the product being put out on the field. Ahead of his two-night concert stint in Chicago this week, White made the trek north to catch tonight’s Cubs-Padres game. Per Jeb Lund, he doesn’t look too pleased with what he sees.
Watch Jack White Sing Lordes Royals In Milwaukee
Jul 22, 2014 7:27pm | StereoGum
Jack White has been incorporating a lot of covers into his set recently — just this weekend, he did a quick shoutout to Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and last month he covered Kanye, Beck, and the Stooges all in one show. The latest to get the cover treatment is Lorde’s “Royals,” which seems to be a favorite among older rock musicians trying to recapture their youth with Krist Novoselic and Bruce Springsteen recently providing their takes on the chart-topper. There’s still no full video of the performance but there is a quick Instagram, which you can watch below.
Stream: Tame Impalas new EP, Live Versions
Jul 22, 2014 7:02pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Back in April, Tame Impala released their Live Versions for Record Store Day. According to a press release, the nine-track collection went on to become to highest-selling vinyl of RSD 2014. Now, Modular is releasing the EP for mass consumption; it’s available for purchase here and is streaming below via Spotify.
The recordings are pulled from an October 2013 show at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, feature material from as far back as their 2006 self-titled EP. Frontman Kevin Parker hand-selected each song. “His goal was to give fans something they wont already have,” reads press for the release, “something theyve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show.”
As such, jams often stretch the songs far longer than their original versions, with some breaking the seven-minute mark handily. Also included is a brief, previously-unreleased instrumental called “Sestri Levante”. Take a listen to all the Live Versions below.
Live Versions Tracklist:
Bobby Shmurda Isn't Good for Hip-Hop...
Jul 22, 2014 7:02pm | The Daily Swarm
From Rap Rehab:
Jul 22, 2014 6:57pm | StereoGum
Tuatara is a band with a lot of pedigree: started by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, the Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin, Luna and the Chills’ bassist Justin Harwood, and saxophone player Skerik in the late ’90s, they’ve been consistently putting out albums of their rock/jazz fusion. We’re already heard “The Skeleton Getdown” from their upcoming new double album Underworld and now here’s the short but sweet “Snakecharmer,” where they’re once again joined by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on guitar. Listen below.
'Space Station 76' Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler in sci-fi spoof - watch first trailer
Jul 22, 2014 6:48pm | NME
SXSW comedy like 'Anchorman' meets 'Airplane' in space
FKA Twigs: From Backup to Main Attraction...
Jul 22, 2014 6:37pm | The Daily Swarm
Iggy Azalea-Loving Americans Arent Ready For A Tupac Musical Says Saul Williams
Jul 22, 2014 6:26pm | StereoGum
The Tupac-inspired musical Holler If Ya Hear Me closed on Sunday after only 55 performances and a month on Broadway. The show starred Saul Williams, who talked to Rolling Stone about the musical’s closing and put the blame on a lot of people. First, he tackled the helpful Broadway ticket-selling TKTS workers for being honest about the quality of the show and the reviewers for “something deeply embedded in a lot of the reviews that went deeper than just a dislike of the play,” also known as racism. He finally landed on what’s probably the real reason: Iggy Azalea. “There is no disconnect between this and Iggy Azalea, an Australian girl rapping with a southern accent, being Number One on the charts. It’s all related to where we are right now as a culture and within the culture of the arts.” While there is some argument to be made for America’s propensity for rappers like Azalea and Macklemore, it’s a leap to blame the show’s failure on that. It’s more likely that no one wanted to see it because by pretty much all accounts, it was very bad and uninspired. Oh well, life goes on and all “twenty-six thousand people” that Williams said gave a standing ovation will just remember Holler as a fond, distant memory.
Edgar Wright to follow 'The World's End' with 'Baby Driver'
Jul 22, 2014 5:55pm | NME
'Cornetto Trilogy' director back to Working Title Films following departure from Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
The Rentals 1000 Seasons
Jul 22, 2014 5:51pm | StereoGum
Last month, the Rentals announced that they were releasing their first album in a decade and a half and shared the new song “Thought Of Sound.” The group is still primarily the project of ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp but he’s joined by an all-new lineup and “1000 Seasons” makes good use of them, with solid drumming from the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, guitars from Ozma’s Ryen Slegr, strings from Lauren Chipman, and vocals from Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of indie-pop group Lucius. The song is all about the passage of time, which is appropriate considering how long the band has been gone. Listen below.
Pitchfork Music Festival: July 18-20, 2014
Jul 22, 2014 4:48pm | CMJ
The Rentals release second song from new album; Weezer share 'Back to the Shack'
Jul 22, 2014 4:46pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Matt Sharp's band The Rentals, whose line-up these days includes Lucius' Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig as well as Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, will release their long-awaited (15 years) new album, Lost in Alphaville, on August 26. They've just released a second track from the album, "1000 Seasons," which is an ode to making a connection in today's hyper-connected world. Stream it below. Still no tour dates announced
Meanwhile, Matt's old band, Weezer, also released the studio version of riff-rocker "Back to the Shack," which is the first single for their new album, from their new album, Everything Will Be All Right in the End. Stream that below too.
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