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EERA White Water Video
Feb 9, 2016 11:58am | StereoGum
Norway via UK singer EERA is gearing up to drop her self-titled EP this spring. She's already shared the vulnerable, dark "Drive With Fear," and today she follows up with a video for "White Water." … More »
Premiere: Listen to the Soulful Last Request from 90s Bay Area Punk Staples Deep Throats
Feb 9, 2016 11:49am | My Old Kentucky Blog
On February 26th, California record label Castle Face will be putting out Good Bad Pretty, the long-awaited album from well-respected Bay Area art-punks Deep Throats. The album had been stowed away for the better part of 15 years due to health issues that ultimately led to the demise of the band along with the common record label issues that seem to happen to far too many bands. It was recorded at the Starcleaner warehouse, a once popular punk staple located in San Francisco. “Last Request”, the new single from the LP, is covered in soulful grit and dirty-blues guitar riffs.
Off this track alone, it is easy to understand why the album finally seeing the light of day and was never forgotten. Pre-order it on limited edition pink frosting vinyl here. If you want to read more on them, head over to Impose for a great recent article and interview.
Kevin Morby I Have Been To The Mountain Video
Feb 9, 2016 11:47am | StereoGum
Kevin Morby has released the video for "I Have Been To The Mountain," the first single off his upcoming album Singing Saw. Dedicated to and inspired by the death of Eric Garner, the solemn, acoustic guitar-based tune expresses Morbys anger towards the thoughtless killings in our society that overwhelm our past and present. Its … More »
Rob Crows Gloomy Place share new single Oh, The Sadmakers listen
Feb 9, 2016 11:45am | Cosequence Of Sound
Pinbacks Rob Crow made headlines last March when he announced that he was quitting music, claiming that it had become financially irresponsible and humiliating to my psyche. Anyone whos ever suffered through life as a working musician could probably relate to what Crow was talking about, but its not all doom and gloom. Just ask Crow himself, who has since returned from his musical hiatus with a new project hes calling Rob Crows Gloomy Place in a not-quite-veiled assessment of his emotional outlook.
The good news? Crow doesn’t have to go it alone. His band, which features a former member of Heavy Vegetable and several of Crows other close friends, has helped him achieve a sound thats more locked and loaded than anything hes done in recent memory. Take new single Oh, The Sadmakers, for example. Despite the, um, gloomy name, theres an undeniable sense of humor poking through the songs infectious mixture of progressive rock and straightforward pop. Fans of Pinback wont be disappointed, but newcomers will also find plenty to sink their teeth into here.
Oh, The Sadmakers will appear on Rob Crows forthcoming album Youre Doomed. Be Nice., which is due out March 4th via Temporary Residence Ltd. Check out the single below.
Hear an early interview with a 20-year-old Aphex Twin
Feb 9, 2016 11:45am | Fact Magazine
Hear a rare interview dating back to 1992 with man himself.
Aphex Twin interviews are always an event, but it’s even more exciting to hear from the beloved producer in his early days. That’s what Electronic Beats unearthed today with this 1992 interview taken from the German radio DT64 show Dancehall”. It gives a glimpse of the Richard D. James as a 20-year-old.
In the interview, which starts around 38:00 in the stream below, he explains he’s been making music since 13, but only been releasing records for one year. As he puts it, now he’s just trying to get all of the stockpiled material out — clearly some things never change. L
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Get Low: The Best of Lil Jon
Feb 9, 2016 11:41am | Fact Magazine
No slight intended.
After failing to mention Lil Jon in our piece about early 2000s rap last week, we received an animated tweet from the king of crunk himself, reaffirming his importance in any historical discussion of the era. And you know what? Hes absolutely right.
While Lil Wayne, T.I., Young Jeezy, Outkast, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane get props as the MCs who propelled Southern rap to the mainstream, no producer did more to infiltrate the pop charts than Lil Jon. With massive TR-808 kicks, harsh electronic melodies and cavernous sound design, Lil Jon’s tracks were everything backpacker fans hated, and the X-rated content they inspired earned him more than a few side-eyes from conscious-minded listeners. Never mind them: Lil Jons anthems are some of raps most enduringly fun, and are key documents in Atlantas transition from just another regional hub to the center of the hip-hop universe.
For most listeners, Lil Jon materialized from thin air when Atlanta hip-hop struck big in the early 2000s, but hed already been a radio and club fixture for nearly a decade. He followed that with a stint at the So So Def label, overseeing the Bass All-Stars compilation, and combined these formative experiences to craft a sound equal parts energetic and inviting. You could hear So So Defs pop appeal, the uptempo bass records hed mixed in clubs and the gruff aggression of gangsta rap filtering through...
Hear Carly Rae Jepsens Fuller House Theme Song
Feb 9, 2016 11:41am | StereoGum
Back in December, Carly Rae Jepsen revealed that she had re-recorded the Full House theme song for the sitcom's upcoming Netflix reboot, Fuller House, alongside Butch Walker. It was anyone's guess as to what exactly that would end up sounding like, but thankfully we have a preview of the cover now: Some of the … More »
TEEN Free Time
Feb 9, 2016 11:31am | StereoGum
OG Band To Watch TEEN will release a new album next week, and we've already heard three of its singles: "Please," "Tokyo," and "All About Us." The band's latest, "Free Time," is a burbling, catchy-as-hell homage to squelchy '80s production. It makes me want to watch Pee-Wee's playhouse; listen below. More »
Hall & Oates announce summer tour dates for 2016
Feb 9, 2016 11:31am | Cosequence Of Sound
The band “who you think of fifth, or maybe eighth” when considering 1970s harmonic duos, Hall & Oates, have revealed their summer tour schedule. Daryl Hall and John Oates are currently wrapping up a set of winter dates, so they tapped fellow (fictional) soft rockers Blue Jean Committee to help make the announcement.
“What do you think of when you think of the Seventies? When you think of beautiful harmonies, you think of a duo who sing together to make hit songs. You think of the Blue Jean Committee and that’s who we are,” Gene Allen (Fred Armisen) says to open the announcement video. “Do you know who used to open for us, and we used to kick around? Daryl Hall! John Oates!” laments Clark Honus (Bill Hader), adding that their former tourmates left them in the dust once they hit it big. “That was a real Philly thing to do, I think,” he opines. “Real Philly thing to do…”
While you can catch the story of Blue Jean Committee on IFC’s Documentary Now!, you can see Philly rockers Hall & Oates when they kick off their summer trek on May 13th in Dallas. They’ll head clockwise around the country before winding up in Las Vegas on September 23rd, and they’ll be bringing openers Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue along for the ride. Find the complete itinerar...
Wild Nothing Womens Wisdom
Feb 9, 2016 11:25am | StereoGum
Wild Nothing's Life Of Pause is out next week, and today we get to preview another song from it today following "To Know You," "TV Queen," "Reichpop," and the title track. This latest advance track is called "Women's Wisdom," and it steers Jack Tatum's typical shimmering '80s pop back toward complex … More »
Listen to jamz from SALES
Feb 9, 2016 11:24am | My Old Kentucky Blog
Things have been relatively quiet with Orlando’s SALES since the release of their great Renee EP back 2014, except for the song “big sis” back in August of last year. Today, they released what might be their best track since the previously mentioned EP in the beautifully nuanced and sparse “jamz”. The song will appear on their long-awaited debut album scheduled for release on April 20th. Find the track below along with some upcoming tour dates.
Watch 5 New Teasers For Yeasayers Amen & Goodbye
Feb 9, 2016 11:24am | StereoGum
Yeasayer will release a new album in April via Mute Records and we've already heard its debut single "I Am Chemistry," which came accompanied by a trippy video. The band's been teasing new music since December, and today they released 5 new trailers for Amen & Goodbye. Watch all of them below. More »
Beach Boys Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Feb 9, 2016 11:21am | Brooklyn Vegan
by Andrew Sacher
The Beach Boys are unquestionably one of America's biggest legacy bands, but music nerds of a certain variety know they're also way more than that. They weren't just a fun-in-the-sun band that churned out hits in the early '60s and lived off of them for the rest of their career; they were a challenging pop band who broke boundaries and released music that still sounds vital today. Forget Beatles vs Stones; when it comes to all-time groundbreaking pop, it's Beatles vs Beach Boys.
Pet Sounds is their obvious classic, and it turns 50 this May. The band's mastermind Brian Wilson is playing the album in full on a tour this year that hits Red Bank in NJ, Levitation fest in Austin, Primavera Sound in Spain, and many more spots.
The great and storied (and eventually released) Smile was supposed to follow that, but was aborted after Mike Love's objection to it and the label's demand for a deadline. Brian's mental health also got in the way.
Their power was in more than just those two albums though. There are hardly any Beach Boys albums that don't have at least one worthy song, and as far as this list is concerned, they've got 28 albums. (We're counting Smile and not counting Stars and Stripes Vol. 1, as it's just re-recordings of older songs. No compilations or live albums either.)
Megaphono fest day 2 pics/review: Duchess Says, Andy Shauf, Boyhood, Michael Feuerstack, Merganzer & more
Feb 9, 2016 11:20am | Brooklyn Vegan
by Dominick Mastrangelo
Andy Shauf / Duchess Says @ Megaphono 2/3/2016
I was told throughout the week that the Ottawa winter I had entered was mild by their standards. And rushing past the sad, completely empty Rideau Canal - usually bustling with ice skaters - on the way to the keynote address on Day One drove that point home.
So, waking up on Day Two of Megaphono and seeing a dusting of snow, the streets and sidewalks already slushy from the morning commute, was a reminder that snowy and bitterly cold are very much synonymous with Ottawa and Canada in general.
After participating in panels and networking events during the day, my show-going began at Pressed Cafe, a coffee and sandwich shop and the Folk Music Ontario-presented showcase featuring three singer-songwriters: Danielle Allard, Amanda Lowe, and Michael Feuerstack. Megaphono is heavily focused on Ottawa talent and thus I had only heard of a few bands heading into the festival and seen only one of them previously and that was Feuerstack.
Leading off the afternoon session was Danielle Allard. Through most of her set, especially the ones where sh...
PUP DVP Video
Feb 9, 2016 11:16am | StereoGum
PUP's raucous new single "DVP" is one of the best and tightest tracks released so far this year, and the Toronto band have shared a clever new lyric video that uses dialogue boxes from famous video games to get their point across about emotional maturity and stunted development and all that. It's a trip … More »
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