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Queen announce new compilation, Queen Forever, featuring unheard songs with Freddie Mercury
Sep 19, 2014 4:49am | Fact Magazine

Queen unearth some treats from the vaults. 

Queen have unveiled details of their long-mooted new compilation album, Queen Forever. Truth told, its essentially an oddsnsods set, pulling together familiar singles, re-recorded versions plus – and this is the big draw – three brand new tracks featuring vocals from Freddie Mercury: Queen/Michael Jackson team-up There Must Be More to Life Than This; Let Me In Your Heart; and ‘Love Kills’.

The record, which also features production from William Orbit, will arrive on November 10.

This story is being expanded.

Tracklisting

Single CD:

Let Me In Your Heart Again

Love Kills The Ballad

There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)

Its A Hard Life

Youre My Best Friend

Love Of My Life

Drowse

Long Away

Lily Of The Valley

Dont Try So Hard

Bijou

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

Las Palabras De Amor

Who Wants To Live Forever

A Winters Tale

Play The Game

Save Me

Somebody To Love

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

2-CD SET

CD1

Let Me In Your Heart Again

Love Kills The Ballad

There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)

Play The Game

Dear Friends

Youre My Best Friend

Love Of My Life

Drowse

You Take...



Listen: Sylas - “Hollow”
Sep 19, 2014 4:02am | The Line Of Best Fit
New Aesop signees Sylas drop dark, experimental debut "Hollow".


Hear James Blakes new track 200 Press and OutKast remix on Radio 1
Sep 19, 2014 3:45am | Fact Magazine

The Mercury Prize winner also brought in Sohn and Connan Mockasin for his latest Residency show.

James Blake played a brand new track and a rarely heard OutKast remix on Radio 1 last night. Check out ’200 Press’ at around 46:20 (he’s mixed it properly since he first played it on the radio last month) and hear ‘Int’l Pembroke Anthem’, his and Airhead’s mash-up of ‘Pembroke’ with the Atlanta duo’s ‘International Players Anthem’, at around 20:30.

Joined in the studio by Sohn and Kiwi psych-pop genius Connan Mockasin, Blake also played new material from Caribou, Flying Lotus and Arca plus some vintage tracks from Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. Check it out via BBC iPlayer or download it from Core News.

Blake’s previous Radio 1 Residency shows have seen him premiere new tracks by Jamie xx and Airhead. Meanwhile he’s been busying himself in the studio with Kanye West and Bon Iver.


Listen: Hugh - “One Of These Days”
Sep 19, 2014 3:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
Hugh return with their best track yet, the unbearably classy "One Of These Days".

Perfume Genius: “I wanted to push the darkness as far as I could”
Sep 19, 2014 3:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
As he returns with the stunning Too Bright, Mike Hadreas talks darkness, Portishead and the human body with Best Fit.

Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Sep 19, 2014 3:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Hadreas finds a myriad of new ways to look both inward and outward on a sonically turbulent third suite.

Johnny Depp and Ryan Adams cover Danzig on stage in London watch
Sep 19, 2014 3:25am | NME
Actor appeared for singer-songwriter's Shepherd's Bush Empire encore



Foo Fighters respond to Jack White dig, while White backtracks on comments
Sep 19, 2014 2:52am | NME
Band post picture of monkey playing guitar



Aphex Twin - Syro
Sep 19, 2014 2:48am | Drowned In Sound

The general consensus seems to be that Richard D. James might have returned to save us all from the obscene banality of modern EDM. The acid-fuelled Cornish godhead, finally back to restore balance to a broken universe; redeploying the skills that inspired a generation in the Nineties. Blimps in the sky, graffiti on the streets, idiosyncratic press releases and secure listening events across the globe. Syro rewiring the mindset of future generations... All hail the Music Makers... All hail the Aphex Twin!!

Of course, if you've paid attention over the last 13 years then you'll know James never really left us. The reclusive 43-year-old father of two, doing little to fuel (or detract) from his mythic status, simply slowed his release rate to a crawl after the lukewarm reception of 2001's wildly undervalued Drukqs. His time and energy over the last few years was spent on the expansive Analord project and a pair of excellent releases under the thinly veiled guise of The Tuss. The spotlight refocused on him most recently after the excitement surrounding the Kickstarted release of Caustic Window - a long lost opus from around his Selected Ambient Work days.

So let's separate hype and anticipation from reality.

In the past it's felt like James has made music solely to satisfy himself. That's not to say his work has come at the expense of listeners, it's just that James has made a habit of staying a number of ...


The Drums - Encyclopedia
Sep 19, 2014 2:48am | Drowned In Sound

When The Drums debut Summertime EP was released in 2009, it was part of a new wave of optimistic US indie-pop that dissipated whatever remained of the post-Libertines rut that the UK had been in. They lead the charge along with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts; suddenly it didnt seem as though Britain would be stuck with The View or The Pigeon Detectives forever. Comparatively exotic, these acts laid the groundwork for what would later become a notable revival in slacker, twee and fey indie.

Now everyone thinks that they always listened to The Vaselines or The Pastels, that K Records badge has always been on their rucksack and theyre about to release a split cassette with their mates band. Indie (in the genuine, non appropriated sense) is thriving in the UK at the moment, and The Drums et al had a part in cementing that aesthetic and ethos. On third album Encylopedia, however, nothing feels cemented: largely messy in both its individual tracks and as a whole, it is a rather botched attempt at experimentation.



It is no surprise that a band wishes to change direction; unfortunately it is the tracks which lack any hint of the new vision that keep the record afloat. Elsewhere Magic Mountain is Animal Collective-lite, full of cut-and-paste structures and jittery histrionics; put bluntly, the band are a fish out of water here and the track doesnt work, with their studio tomfoolery see...


What's going on Friday? (The Replacements, Stephin Merritt, Trust, Metronomy, The Weeknd, King Crimson, more)
Sep 18, 2014 11:03pm | Brooklyn Vegan

The Replacements at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Replacements, The Hold Steady, Deer Tick @ Forest Hills Stadium
Original Replacements members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have been back on the road since late 2013 for their first live shows in years, and tonight they finally bring the reunion to NYC. Their sets have pretty much been all hits so you can probably expect to hear a lot of the songs you're hoping for tonight. Both openers are bands that are definitely influenced by The 'Mats, and are also forces of their own. Whole show should be fun all around.

Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, tonight is a trio of solo performances from the label's more pop side. Merritt, of Magnetic Fields, Gothic Archies, Future Bible Heroes and other groups, doesn't play out so much anymore so tonight is a somewhat rare live show for him.

Trust, Crater, Glass Gang @ Irving Plaza
Trust is the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons who makes puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy his rather sinister vocal style.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Warsaw
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little...


Ryan Adams covered Danzig with Johnny Depp watch
Sep 18, 2014 10:29pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Ryan Adams has plenty of famous friends, as he recently proved when he wrangled Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, Don Was, and Bob Mould for the hilarious informercials for his self-titled thirteenth record. He also enjoys jamming with said friends, like when he joined Mould in New York City recently. On Thursday night in London, Adams once again proved his Rolodex is better than yours when he called upon Johnny Depp to join him on stage.

Depp came out for Adams’ encore at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the power couple went into Adams’ new favorite cover, Danzig’s “Mother”. They also performed “Kim” from Ryan Adams. 

Find the complete setlist from the night here, and see photos and videos from the surprise appearance below.



Conan OBrien spoofs Apples U2 removal service watch
Sep 18, 2014 9:48pm | Cosequence Of Sound

When a good chunk of Apple users began to voice their disdain over the unexpected appearance of a new U2 album on their iPhones, the tech giant responded by creating a website that enabled users to remove the LP with just one click. But what if the pain and suffering caused by Bono didn’t end there? That’s the scenario conjured up by Conan O’Brien in a very funny sketch aired on tonight’s episode of his late-night show. Without giving too much away, the negative blowback actually works out in Apple’s favor.



Self-titled debut album from Mr. Bungle to be reissued on vinyl
Sep 18, 2014 9:39pm | Fact Magazine

The highly sought-after debut album from Mike Patton‘s cult avant-metal outfit Mr. Bungle is getting a reissue.

Earlier this year we announced that group would be starting a an official archival campaign following the sale of a series of bootlegs and unauthorised reissues. The first title in the catalogue to receive a fresh pressing is the band’s classic debut. Mr. Bungle was originally released in 1989 and provided a dizzying ride through an eclectic mixture of metal, funk, ska and free jazz.

The first 2000 copies of the new package will arrive on purple transparent vinyl. The album has been expanded to a double LP edition as the compressed nature of the early, single-vinyl versions “had a rather dull dynamic sound as a result.”

Mr Bungle fans can expect further reissues in 2015  the demand for the avant-metal troupe’s back catalogue continues. Check out Robin Jahid’s in-depth run down on “Mike Patton’s greatest band” here.

Tracklist:

Side A:

1. Quote Unquote
2. Slowly Growing Deaf
3. Squeeze Me Macaroni
4. Carousel

Side B:

5. Egg
6. Stubb (A Dub)
7. My Ass is On Fire

Side C:

8. The Girls of Porn
9. Love is a Fist
10. Dead Goon

Side D:

Etching

[via Exclaim


Mr Bungles debut album to be reissued on vinyl
Sep 18, 2014 9:39pm | Fact Magazine

The highly sought-after debut album from Mike Patton‘s cult avant-metal outfit Mr. Bungle is getting a reissue.

Earlier this year we announced that group would be starting an official archival campaign following the sale of a series of bootlegs and unauthorised reissues. Whilst we wait for the band to start rolling that out that programme, archival imprint Music On Vinyl have stepped in with a fresh pressing of the band’s classic debut. Mr. Bungle. Originally released in 1989, the album provided a dizzying ride through an eclectic mixture of metal, funk, ska and free jazz.

The first 2000 copies of the new package will arrive on purple transparent vinyl. The album has been expanded to a double LP edition as the compressed nature of the early, single-vinyl versions “had a rather dull dynamic sound as a result.”

Mr Bungle fans can expect the first band-approved reissues in 2015 as the demand for the avant-metal troupe’s back catalogue continues. Check out Robin Jahid’s in-depth run down on “Mike Patton’s greatest band” here.

Tracklist:

Side A:

1. Quote Unquote
2. Slowly Growing Deaf
3. Squeeze Me Macaroni
4. Carousel

Side B:

5. Egg
6. Stubb (A Dub)
7. My Ass is On Fire

Side C:

8. The Girls of Porn
9. Love is a Fist
10. Dead Goon

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