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Led Zeppelin share alternate version of The Rain Song listen
Sep 29, 2014 9:00am | Cosequence Of Sound
On October 28th, Led Zeppelin will continue its year-long archival campaign by releasing deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Similar to June’s reissues of the band’s first three studio albums, both records were remastered by Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and come accompanied by a second disc of unreleased music.
In anticipation, the band shared an unreleased alternate version of “Black Dog”, set to appear on Led Zeppelin IV. Today, they unveil an alternate mix of the Houses Of The Holy standout “The Rain Song”, which features the song’s elegant piano part stripped out entirely. It’s mostly a cosmetic change, but the piano’s exclusion does add a slightly grittier tone to the remaining instrumentation.
(Read: The Continuing Stories OfHouses of the Holy)
In a statement, Page discussed the track’s scope: “‘The Rain Song’ is the sort of piece of music that Led Zeppelin could approach and do so successfully and so masterfully. This whole genre of the sensitivity, where it can sort of caress you, its something that Ive always been very proud of. The companion disc version is really a good blend of everything thats actually being played.”
Listen in below.
The Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleas...
Announcing 2014 CMJ Music Marathon College Radio Programming
Sep 29, 2014 9:00am | CMJ
Radio UTD Is Named “Most Improved” At 2013 CMJ College Radio Awards
CMJ 2014 is upon us! And college radio continues to shape and influence our sphere of independent music. Which is why, as always, we’re excited to detail our for-college-radio by-college-radio programming at CMJ Music Marathon 2014. Sure, we like to have a good time, but our focus is providing edifying programming and the opportunity to experience the music industry on a professional level. You should definitely hit these events during CMJ. CMJ Music Marathon takes place October 21-25 in New York City.
Tuesday, October 21
Using HD Radio Technology To Expand Your Programming And Break New Formats
Rosenthal Pavillion, 10th Fl.
RadioTube: Using YouTube To Promote Your Station
Shorin Studio, Room 802 NYU, Kimmel Center
Gold Lake Lovers (Stereogum Premiere)
Sep 29, 2014 8:57am | StereoGum
Gold Lake’s name truly captures the sound of the Spanish trio: a glistening amalgam of intimate vocals and scintillating instrumentation. Following the release of “We Already Exist,” the first single from their upcoming debut album Years, and a video to go with it, Gold Lake now share “Lovers” with us, a track that reflects on a love that has come and gone. The crux of this song is the vulnerability in the vocals that are strategically sandwiched between two episodic bursts of instrumentation. The waling, lo-fi guitar that cries out from a distance in the beginning cuts out at the minute mark, replaced by the closeness of Lua Rios’ stunning vocals layered over a twinkling guitar. “What’s in a love song you lovers?” she keeps asking, intermittently backed by the baritone of her bandmate Carlos as the shimmering guitar behind them repeatedly builds up and dwindles. The emotion conveyed thus far fuses with the reentry of a loud guitar, creating an amorphous blanket of noise to carry out the song. Check out the new single below.
Will Thom Yorkes Surprise Album Top This Weeks Billboard 200?
Sep 29, 2014 8:57am | StereoGum
You probably already know this, but on Friday, Thom Yorke dropped a new surprise album called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and effectively broke the internet. As an experiment, Yorke sold the album via BitTorrent, charging buyers six bucks a pop for the digital files. A lot of people bought it, and we know this because the BitTorrent widget keeps a running tally. As I’m writing this, more than 408,000 people worldwide have downloaded the album, and that should be enough to comfortably land Yorke at #1 on the Billboard 200. But will it end up there?
Hear Riko Dan and Rabits anthemic Black Dragons
Sep 29, 2014 8:53am | Fact Magazine
Former Roll Deep MC Riko Dan tears through Rabit‘s ‘Black Dragons’ beat.
We’re big fans of Houston-based producer Rabit over here at FACT HQ. He managed to capture our attention with last year’s crucial Double Dragon EP on the Glacial Sound imprint, and recently he’s been wowing us with a regular series of experimental mixtapes, finding a soupy middle ground between Southern rap and retching industrial soundscapes.
Here London MC Riko Dan – who some might remember was a part of the legendary Roll Deep crew – lays waste to Double Dragon‘s ‘Black Dragons’ beat. It started live as a VIP mix, but after predictably rabid fan reactions Glacial Sound have decided to do us all a solid and put it out into the world. It’s set for release on October 6, and you can check it out below.
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads & Anasazi @ Palisades (pics)
Sep 29, 2014 8:53am | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Matt Schiels
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads
Two of NYC's better local punk bands, the organ-driven Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and the gothy Anasazi, teamed up for a typically wild hometown show at Palisades this past Thursday (9/25). L.O.T.I.O.N. and Gowanus Mutant Kommandos played too, though we missed them, but pictures of the other two bands are in this post.
Hank Wood and L.O.T.I.O.N. return to the venue exactly a month later (10/25) for a show with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that one are still available.
More pics below...
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Alt-J cover 'Latch' by Disclosure; band say they're 'over the moon' about Number One album
Sep 29, 2014 8:51am | NME
Band perform a take on hit single during BBC Radio 1 appearance
GBH, Angry Samoans, Reagan Youth and Bleeding Streets played Gramercy Theater (pics, videos)
Sep 29, 2014 8:47am | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Greg Cristman, words by Klaus Kinski
GBH / Angry Samoans / Reagan Youth @ Gramercy Theatre -
Back in July it was announced that Reagan Youth and Angry Samoans would be canceling their NYC and Boston shows to instead hit the road with G.B.H. for their 35th anniversary tour. The tour roared through NYC on Friday September 26 for a not-quite-sold-out but still very packed gig at the Gramercy Theater.
Since three of the four bands on the bill date all the way back to the late '70s/early '80s, I brought along with me one of my best buds of all time who was a lower east side skinhead back in the mid '80s and who has seen these bands (and hundreds more) back in the day when everyone was basically just a kid. Incidentally, my friend has a brother was was famously paralyzed at a Cro Mags show at the Ritz (now Webster Hall) in the mid-'80s when a skinhead he fought prior to the show jumped from the balcony straight onto him, snapping his neck. That particular show was being filmed for a movie, and the tragic incident occurred while Cro Mags were playing their classic "Hard Times." Video of that very performance is below. Being with my buddy who basically had to drop out of high school to take care of his brother really made me think of this whole Joyce Manor stage-diving mess. I am of the opinion that stage diving is ingrained into the roots and the very ...
Listen to Aretha Franklins mighty cover of Adeles Rolling in the Deep
Sep 29, 2014 8:43am | Cosequence Of Sound
After an array of health issues which left her temporarily unable to perform, Aretha Franklin is set to return with her first new album in three years. Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics will see the R&B legend do just that — cover songs by the likes of Etta James, The Supremes, Chaka Khan, and Barbara Streisand. Also included are songs by more contemporary singers, specifically Alicia Keys, Sinéad OConnor, and Adele.
The decision to cover a song sung as perfect as “Rolling in the Deep” is typically a disaster waiting to happen, but if anyone can give Adele a run for her money, it’s Franklin. Listen to her supremely awesome rendition below.
Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics arrives October 21st via RCA Records.
Download and stream Onemans Solitaire Vol. 3 featuring Ryan Hemsworth, Todd Edwards, Mumdance and more
Sep 29, 2014 8:30am | Fact Magazine
Oneman returns with the third installment of his acclaimed Solitaire mixtape series.
This one’s been in the works for a while, and boasts massive exclusives from Ryan Hemsworth, Todd Edwards, Mickey Pearce, Mumdance, Tim Vocals, Tom Trago and more, many of which were recorded at Red Bull Studios in NYC, LA, Paris, Amsterdam and London.
You can download the mix from Oneman’s website, or stream it via Soundcloud below.
01 Spooky Black – Take The Blame So I Don’t Have
Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan OBrien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest
Sep 29, 2014 8:22am | StereoGum
Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the musicians’ charity Sweet Relief, and it featured (deep breath) Brian Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Norah Jones, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Perry Farrell, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cold War Kids, George’s son Dhani Harrison, and members of the Strokes, the Cult, Weezer, Velvet Revolver, and Guster. Conan O’Brien, who hosted a George Harrison week on his show all last week, also performed. Below, watch fan-made videos of Brian Wilson doing “My Sweet Lord,” Conan O’Brien doing “Old Brown Shoe,” “Weird Al” Yankovic doing “What Is Life,” and a whole mess of other videos.
Touche Amore played Best Buy Theater w/ Rise Against and Radkey (pics)
Sep 29, 2014 8:18am | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Mimi Hong
Touche Amore @ Best Buy Theater - 9/26/14
Touche Amore have had a busy year on the road, already hitting NYC and the surrounding area on their tours with mewithoutYou and Tigers Jaw, and they returned this past Friday (9/26) for a sold out show at Best Buy Theater on their tour with headliners Rise Against and openers Radkey. Anyone catch that show? How was it? You can check out pictures in this post.
Touche Amore, who also recently covered The National and were one of Joyce Manor's supporters with the stage diving thing, have two new 7"s out this week. One is Live On BBC Radio 1: Vol 2 on Deathwish which features recordings of three Is Survived By songs and "Gravity, Metaphorically" from their Pianos Become the Teeth split, and the other is a repressing of their split with Title Fight from Record Store Day 2013 on TA frontman Jeremy Bolm's Secret Voice label.
More pictures below...
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Prince streams two new albums on Spotify listen
Sep 29, 2014 8:11am | NME
'Plectrumelectrum' and 'Art Official Age' are both available to purchase physically and via download from today
Joyce Manor Frontman Clashes With Another Stage-Diver In Houston, Releases Statement
Sep 29, 2014 8:08am | StereoGum
Joyce Manor frontman Barry Johnson has been catching a lot of flak from a vocal subsection of the punk community after he called out a stage-diver during one of the band’s live shows. He did the same thing at a show in Houston on Friday night. After reportedly telling the audience at the start of the show that he didn’t want anyone to stage-dive, apparently someone tried and was called out again. In a fan-shot video from the show, we can see Johnson stop mid-song and call the guy a “patriotic straight-edge piece of shit” and tell him to “get the fuck out.” He proceeds to go back-and-forth with some people shouting at him from the audience, at one point saying, “You don’t have to like our band, you don’t have to be here.” Watch video of the encounter and a read a statement from the band below.
George Harrison memorialized in tribute concert, feat. Brian Wilson, The Strokes, and Weird Al Yankovic watch
Sep 29, 2014 8:07am | Cosequence Of Sound
September has been a month filled with moments honoring Beatles great George Harrison. First came Capitol Records’ release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975, a box set collecting Harrison’s first six solo albums alongside unreleased live recordings and demos. Then, Conan O’Brien hosted a week-long series of performances which saw artists like Beck, Paul Simon, Harrisons son Dhani with Big Black Delta, and Norah Jones covering Harrison’s classic material.
Last night at Los Angeles Fonda Theatre, Harrison was again memorialized, this time with an all-star tribute concert featuring The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoons Britt Daniel, Brian Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, The Killers Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, plus members of Weezer and The Strokes were all in attendance.
Below, covers of “My Sweet Lord” by Brian Wilson and Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine, “What Is Life” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Old Brown Shoe” by Conan O’Brien, “Got My Mind Set On You” by The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, and “Art of Dying” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Brian Wilson – “My Sweet Lord”:
“Weird Al” Yankovich – “What Is Life”:
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