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Listen: Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impalas new song Backwards
Mar 7, 2014 10:13am | Cosequence Of Sound
What’s likely one of the most anticipated tracks off the star-studded Divergent soundtrack has finally been unveiled. Even with Kendrick Lamars recent infatuation with Imagine Dragons and indie-rock, his collaboration with Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala still seems right out of left field. Bust as he did with the “Radioactive (Remix)”, Kendrick proves he’s a force to be reckoned with no matter the setting.
“Backwards”, an updated version of Tame Impala’s own “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”, begins with an all-out assault from K-Dot, as he rallies his troops with a series of battle cries. Meanwhile, Tame Impala’s radiant soundscapes have been fleshed out by a lush string section.
Listen to the track and the rest of the Divergent soundtrack at Pitchfork. The soundtrack is due out on March 11th. The film hits theaters on March 21st.
Mar 7, 2014 10:08am | CMJ
Holly MacGibbon and Andy Simmons form two halves of this dreamy
synth outfit. But dont get them confused with the
analogously-named, but completely unrelated, The Weeknd. Unlike
that raunchy hip-hop musician, Weeknight veer towards tamer subject
matter with more tranquil tones, giving you more work-appropriate
music to round out every day of your calendar.
Listen: Bry Webb continues his solo project with AM Blues amid Constantines reunion
Mar 7, 2014 10:06am | Chart Attack
In the Constantines recent reunion letter, frontman Bry Webb wrote: I thought I was old when we started the band. Twenty One, facing growing up, and trying to preserve some youth in songs In a lot of ways, the eleven years that we were active as a band was a suspended adolescence. The Guelph singer may be reclaiming that adolescence, which had too much life…t o only exist in the past, but hes continuing the grapple with fatherhood and grown-up responsibility he started on his NPR-friendly 2012 solo album, Provider, with his upcoming sophomore album Free Will and its first single, AM Blues.
Webbs gruff voice, a powerful growl in the beloved Constantines, becomes a weary croon over the countrified shuffle of Blues, again showing off his versatility as an ex (and current) punk songwriter as a symphony of guitar feedback creeps in before the final chorus without ever overwhelming it. Listen to the song below, then check out an album trailer directed by Colin Medley. And have a listen to a 50 second preview of the bonus track “Someplace I’m Supposed To Be” on – yup - This American Life.
Bry Webb’s new solo album Free Will comes out May 20 on Idée Fixe. Catch the Constantines at Toronto’s Field Trip festival on June 7/8.
Listen: Bry Webb continues his solo project with “AM Blues” amid Constantines reunion by Richard Trapunski | Chart...
London clubs back campaign to end sexual harassment on nights out
Mar 7, 2014 10:02am | Fact Magazine
As anyone who’s experienced it can attest, sexual harassment on the dancefloor is not only incredibly annoying and occasionally threatening, it’s also commonplace.
So annoying and commonplace, in fact, that London venues including Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Dance Tunnel have just signed up to a campaign aimed at making the city’s clubs, bars and pubs into harassment-free zones.
Organised by the London branch of the global Hollaback network, the Good Night Out campaign is calling on bars, clubs and venues to take a zero-tolerance attitude to harassment and send a message to patrons that bad behaviour won’t go unchallenged.
Julia Gray, co-director of Hollaback London, said: “Groping, bum-slapping and sexually aggressive behaviour are all too common aspects of nights out in London. We started this campaign because so many women and LGTBQ people submit stories of harassment and even assault in clubs and pubs to our website, and these experiences are now so commonplace that theyre actually putting people off going out altogether.
She added: “Were challenging our nighttime economy to create safer nights out for all their customers.”
Venues that have signed up to Good Night Out include Village Underground, The Old Blue Last and Dalston nightspots Birthdays, The Alibi, Dalston Superstore, Dance Tunnel and the Shacklewell Arms.<...
Ramona Lisa Backwards And Upwards
Mar 7, 2014 10:01am | StereoGum
Last month Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, who has become one of Brooklyn’s most in-demand collaborators in recent years, announced her debut solo album as Ramona Lisa. It’s called Arcadia, it was recorded on a laptop in Rome, and it represents Polachek’s stab at “pastoral electronic music.” We already heard the eerie title track; now comes a second single, a clattering, dystopian electro-pop tune called “Backwards And Upwards.” Check it out below in a lyric video with artwork that seems to be inspired by Italy’s many ornate cathedrals.
Listen To The Five Best Songs This Week
Mar 7, 2014 9:56am | The Line Of Best Fit
Well, another week’s shot by. Here’s our pick of the best new tunes from the last seven days.
San Fran duo CATHEDRALS were added to our list of “impossible bands to Google”, but quickly forgiven nonetheless. “Harlem” is a fine trap-clap of Sleigh Bells-inspired beats stacked upon layers of off-beat harmonies and slugged-out guitar riffs.
At the other end of the spectrum was the rock ‘n’ roll snarl of “Shoe Prints In The Dust” by Midlands pair, God Damn. Growling guitar crunches and deafening drums run at full pelt on this new single, preceding the boys’ long-awaited studio time to file their debut LP. There’s too much yearning to imagine what this might sound like live, so while we wait for their Camden Rocks Festival appearance in May, let’s just turn the speakers up loud.
It’s been a short while since London’s Kaleida were on tastemakers’ lips, and the duo were back with their first 2014 offering in “Picture You”. This is a no-show-er, but a surefire grower, with its prickly xylophone-like kisses, witchy vocal chas...
Thurston Moore slams 'Jezebel' for calling him a dick for cheating on Kim Gordon
Mar 7, 2014 9:51am | Brooklyn Vegan
Thurston Moore at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim
Thurston Moore recently talked to The Fly about his divorce with Kim Gordon and his new relationship with Eva Prinz, not long after Kim Gordon talked to Elle about the divorce. Following The Fly interview, feminist website Jezebel posted an article about it, headlined "Thurston Moore Confirms He Is A Dick."
Pitchfork now points out that Thurston has responded to Jezebel with a Facebook post where he calls the website "gender fascism":
Jezebel is gender fascism. By not having any real critical facility to understand, in their case, men in relationship to women (presumably them) they opt to promote hate by imperialist blather. By couching it in feminism is a distinct lack of class, but i'm sure they're having a bit of online fun and when they grow up maybe they'll glean the complexities of real life and love.If you missed them the first time, you can read Thurston's interview here and Kim's interview here.
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Deer Tick played the 'American Songbook' series at Lincoln Center, joined by Vanessa Carlton (pics & setlist)
Mar 7, 2014 9:42am | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Sachyn Mital
Twangy rockers Deer Tick returned to NYC last night (3/6) for the ongoing American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. Given the environment and their partially acoustic setup, they were less rowdy than usual, and their 20+ song set included material from all over their career. They also included a few covers, but leaned most heavily on songs from their 2007 debut, War Elephant, and their newest LP, 2013's Negativity. For "In Our Time" off the latter, Deer Tick singer John McCauley's (once very famous and still active) wife Vanessa Carlton came out to sing guest vocals, which she also does on the album version. PIctures of the show are in this post.
John and Ian of Deer Tick will be back in NYC for the Bob Dylan tribute at MHOW on 3/24 which also includes Elvis Perkins, Langhorne Slim, Dawn Landes, and more.
More pics and the setlist from Lincoln Center, below...
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Bob's Burgers releasing soundtrack this fall; new episodes start this weekend at a new time (a song explains it)
Mar 7, 2014 9:30am | Brooklyn Vegan
Like Wes Anderson films, music is pretty intrinsic to FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers. There seems to be a an original song in just about every episode. Some of those songs then get covered by bands like The National. For those who have been hoping these songs might become available separate from the episodes, it looks like you're in luck. The AV Club reports that during a press conference, show producer Loren Bouchard told folks that a soundtrack is in the works and should be out by the fall.
In other news, Bob's Burgers is finally back this Sunday (3/9) with new episodes after a winter break. It's back at a new time too -- 7 PM EST -- for the rest of the season. Why? In true Bob's Burgers style, they let you know in song, which you can watch below (via Vulture). It may have something to do with the update of COSMOS hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson which premieres Sunday at 8 PM... but still watch the video (and some other BBs songs) below...
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Frank Ocean teams up with The Clash and Diplo for new track Hero
Mar 7, 2014 9:19am | Cosequence Of Sound
Converse’s long-running Three Artists, One Song series has previously led to unique collaborations between Gorillaz, André 3000, and James Murphy (“DoYaThing”) and Julian Casablancas, Santigold, and Pharrell (“My Drive Thru”). The latest installment brings together R&B crooner Frank Ocean, super producer Diplo, and The Clashs own Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for a song called “Hero”. Aside from the uniqueness of the collaboration, it marks the first time Jones and Simonon have worked together since touring with Gorillaz in support of 2010′s Plastic Beach.
Diplo said of the collaboration:
A release date for the track has not yet been revealed.
Superunknown Turns 20
Mar 7, 2014 9:19am | StereoGum
This year is going to be a strange one for anniversaries. On one hand, we have a slew of British albums turning twenty — Definitely Maybe, His ’N’ Hers, Parklife — that mark the rise of Britpop. While that movement was just starting up across the ocean, over here grunge was simultaneously huge but also dwindling. In Utero turned twenty last year, as did Pearl Jam’s VS.; this year the latter’s Vitalogy will also hit the milestone. And, of course, here we have Soundgarden’s Superunknown, in many ways the band’s peak, which will be twenty years old tomorrow. Between Cobain’s suicide, Pearl Jam’s willed removal from the spotlight, and Soundgarden’s 1997 breakup, this chapter of American rock music was already coming around to its conclusion. There would still be major works from prominent American artists to follow — Weezer’s debut also turns twenty in June, which was then followed by Pinkerton in 1996; the beginning of the reign of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie hits two decades next year — but by and large, when looking back, albums like Superunknown start to feel like markers of the end of an era, even while this one garnered Soundgarden their greatest success.
The Weeks Best Mixtapes and Free Mixes, March 7, 2014
Mar 7, 2014 9:16am | Fact Magazine
Listening to the deluge of mixtapes and free mixes from hip-hop artists and electronic producers alike is often an insurmountable task. Thats why we scour Datpiff, LiveMixtapes and beyond, separating the wheat from the chaff each week.
While Atlanta and Chicago might seem to dominate the mixtape game, dont forget the West Coast (especially in a week when DJ Mustard has four songs on the R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10). Weve got three very different Cali efforts this week, plus mixes by Jam City, DJ Clent, Miss Modular and more.
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Stream our 50 Best Pharrell Tracks as a Spotify playlist
Mar 7, 2014 9:12am | Fact Magazine
Read our rundown of Pharrell’s 50 Best Tracks?
We’ve now made it into a Spotify playlist (excluding the seven tracks that weren’t on Spotify, of course). From Timberlake to T.I., stream the set below.
Track Premiere: Doug Gillard Ready For Death
Mar 7, 2014 9:10am | CMJ
Doug Gillard is kind of a low-key guy. You wouldn’t know it from the sparkling guitar work he’s weaved throughout his career—most notably as lead guitarist in Guided By Voices for nearly ten years. You certainly wouldn’t think that from checking out his early roots as a riff-shooter in the great, underrated, late ’80s Cleveland glam-punk gang, Death Of Samantha (that’s him, second from the bottom). He’s been a consistent live show member of Nada Surf for a few years. And would you believe he is about to release his third solo album, Parade On, out April 8 on Nine Mile Records? It’s beaming with the expected unbelievable guitar work that is his trademark, and overall bittersweet pop sounds that he’s developed since his first post-Death Of Samantha project, Gem.
From the bright hooks of “Ready For Death,” I’m going to hope the title and lyrics aren’t famous last words, but instead may be a nod to the fact that Gillard’s first band has not only been doing a few reunion shows over the last year and a half, but have recently released an excellent double-vinyl album, If Memory Serves Us Well (St. Valentines), featuring the original lineup blasting through 18 of their old tracks during a rehearsal in 2012. After some studio fine-tuning, it’s shaped up into a surprisingly explosive beast for what was considered a one-off pr...
stream the 'Game of Thrones' rap mixtape, 'Catch the Throne'
Mar 7, 2014 9:10am | Brooklyn Vegan
As promised, the official Game of Thrones hip-hop mixtape, Catch the Throne, was released this morning. Featuring such rappers as Big Boi, Bodega Bamz, Common, and Wale, the tracks were made from samples from the insanely popular HBO fantasy series. You can stream it below.
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