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    • Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis’ .. Today’s ‘Cool Album of the Day’ April 16, 2014
      Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#927 in the Series) is Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis The stable of Blue-Eyed Soul fillies from across the pond has been Kentucky Derby quality over the last 10 years. Duffy, with her 2008 release Rockferry has more of a sensitive delivery than her more bombastic contemporaries that should serve her well with the AOR crowd […]
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    • Watch: Lera Lynn - "Lying In the Sun" April 18, 2014
      The title track of Lera Lynn's EP Lying In the Sun is a soulful and sultry slow-burner that gets an equally seductive production in the new video. The Georgia-raised singer and songwriter is currently prepping the release of her second full-length album The Avenues (date TBA), an album we've described as "a collection of richly textured and ac […]
    • Friday Cover: Rosanne Cash - "Biloxi" (Jesse Winchester) April 18, 2014
      Jesse Winchester passed away a week ago at the age of 69 leaving a legacy as a songwriter's songwriter. His first album, produced by The Band's Robbie Robertson and engineered by Todd Rundgren, stands as a brilliant and understated collection of songs and a sound that paved the way for what we now know as Americana. "As underrated a singer as […]
    • RADAR: PHOX April 17, 2014
      If anyone or anything might put Baraboo, WI, on the map, we're thinking it might just be PHOX. High school chums who each left town and then returned, the group became a band in a communal home in nearby (and immensely more hip) Madison. Their bio describes their music as straddling "Feist and Monty Python," but we're hearing some rather […]
    • Listen: Paolo Nutini - "Iron Sky" April 17, 2014
      “Fuck!!! This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life hands down,” tweeted Adele when she saw the live-in-the-studio take of Paolo Nutini's "Iron Sky." No wonder. Taken from his new album Caustic Love, just out in the U.K., and the U.S.-only EP of the same name (full-length due later this year), "Iron Sky" takes the soulf […]
    • BRIEFS: South Rail April 17, 2014
      Boasting the tight-knit harmonies of Jay Byrd and Laura Supan and a sound that deftly balances modern Americana and timeless Dixie-meets-SoCal folk/rock, Washington DC's South Rail craft songs that wear their '70s influences as comfortably as a pair of well-worn jeans. Famed producer (and Blue Note records chief) Don Was, known for his studio work […]
    • Matthew and the Atlas - Other Rivers April 16, 2014
      After pair of excellent EP's in 2010 (To The North and Kingdom of Your Own), Matthew Hegarty, namesake of London's Matthew and The Atlas, didn't drop anything else but he did pretty much drop off the radar. As the few teasing new tracks last year indicated, MATA's long-awaited debut full length Other Rivers (April 15, Communion) is dramat […]
    • Watch: Marisa Nadler - "Drive" April 16, 2014
      Directed by Galaxie 500 member Naomi Yang, the new video for Marisa Nadler's brooding ballad "Drive" combines Nadler's sweetly nuanced vocals and gentle acoustic backing with some interesting projected images from the work of French artist Bernard Faucon. Says Yang: "The video tells the story of Marissa facing her own ambition—as wel […]
    • RADAR: Emma Ruth Rundle April 16, 2014
      Taking a brief hiatus from a variety of band projects -- Marriages, Red Sparrowes, The Nocturnes -- L.A.-based performer Emma Ruth Rundle heads deep into spectral goth/folk and alt/pop territory with her debut solo album Some Heavy Ocean (May 20, Sargent House). The new project, co-produced with engineer Chris Common, is self-described simply as "a seri […]
    • BRIEFS: Hayden Calnin April 16, 2014
      Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Hayden Calnin uses his studio production background to great effect on his just-released second EP of atmospheric folktronica Oh, Hunter. Generous reverb amps up the spaciousness of Calnin's slow-moving bedroom hymns while his vocals, occasionally taking flight with an haunting falsetto, add a special dimension of sombe […]
    • Watch: Tristen - "Gold Star" April 15, 2014
      Nashville (sm)art/pop songstress Tristen gave us one of the year's best albums of last year with her critically acclaimed CAVES and the breezy, sharp-hooked "Gold Star" is our favorite track of the bunch. Catch the dizzying, kaleidoscopic "Gold Star" video, watch the "Catalyst" video and then trek back to last fall's D […]
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    • Old Crow Medicine Show Offer July 'Remedy' for Unfinished Dylan Track April 17, 2014
      Acclaimed Nashville roots-folk collective Old Crow Medicine Show will release their new studio album Remedy on July 1 via ATO. Lead single "Sweet Amarillo," according to the band, began as an unfinished Bob Dylan song that the iconic writer asked the band to complete. "We received a cassette tape in the mail from Bob Dylan," the band […]
    • Birdy Set to Fly with U.S. Drop of 'Fire Within' June 3; Watch "Light Me Up" April 15, 2014
      British singer/songwriter Birdy will release her second album Fire Within in the U.S. on June 3. The new album will include the song that originally got the then-15-year-old Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde -- aka Birdy -- noticed in the first place: a stripped piano-ballad version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love." Stream "Wings" and watch " […]
    • David Gray Announces 'Mutineers' for June 17; Watch "Gulls" April 10, 2014
      British singer/songwriter David Gray will release his 10th studio album Mutineers on June 17. The new project,  Gray's first in four years, was produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb) and recorded at The Church Studios in London. A special deluxe edition of Mutineers will feature two additional discs of live recordings. Watch the video for lead track "Gulls […]
    • Norah Jones' Twangy Puss N Boots Set 'No Fools, No Fun' July 15 Debut April 7, 2014
      Puss N Boots, the countrified female trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper, will release their debut album No Fools, No Fun on July 15. The album will arrive following a string of showcase performances this spring and summer including The Newport Folk Festival. Coming on the heels of Foreverly, Jones' recent tribute to the Everly Brothe […]
    • Ed Sheeran Moves to Multiplication on June 23 'x'; Preview "Sing" April 7, 2014
      Keeping with a math symbol title theme, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced the release of his sophomore album x, or multiply, on June 23, the follow up to his breakout debut album + (plus). The new album was executive-produced in L.A. with legendary studio man and label executive Rick Rubin, a man who has helped define the sound and guide the […]
    • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Ready to 'Run' June 3; Stream "Coming Down" April 2, 2014
      Press Release: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced the June 3 release of its new record Only Run. The new album's first track, "Coming Down" can be streamed below. Like the band's first three records, Only Run will be marketed and distributed directly and independently by them. While this ethos initially struck a chord with fans when […]
    • Gabrielle Aplin Predicts 'English Rain' U.S. EP Drop May 6; Watch EPK April 2, 2014
      Press Release: British chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin is on her way to cementing her status as a breakout artist of 2014 following the massive success of her single "The Power of Love" that launched to #1 on the U.K. and Australia iTunes Chart, achieving certified Gold status in both countries. Now, Aplin is gearing up to take the U.S. by storm with the […]
    • Jack White Announces 'Lazaretto' for June 10; Stream "High Ball Stepper" April 1, 2014
      Jack White will release his second solo album Lazaretto on June 10 via Third Man Records/Columbia. The new project, described as "stormy, delicate, dramatic, volatile, scratchy and velveteen," is being previewed with lead instrumental track "High Ball Stepper." Watch the video below. From the Press Release: In celebration of the new album […]
    • The Antlers' 'Familiars' Arriving June 17; Watch "Palace" March 31, 2014
      Brooklyn art-pop trio The Antlers have announced the June 17 release of their fourth studio album Familiars via ANTI-. The new project was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) and follow up the band's critically acclaimed 2011 album Burst Apart. Wa […]
    • Ethan Johns Sets His Ryan Adams-Produced 'Reckoning' for June 3 March 31, 2014
      Noted producer Ethan Johns (Laura Marling, Kings of Leon) will release his new album Reckoning on June 3. The album is something of a role reversal for the producer/musician as Ryan Adams, who has tapped Johns to produce for him in the past, steps into the role of producer for Johns and his Reckoning. The new album was recorded at Adam's Pax-Am studio i […]
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    • Evan From Fist City Reviews The Singles April 20, 2014
      Future’s moving dope, while E’s a wizard…Clash often asks a guest reviewer to cover our singles column. It’s partly because having an artist dissect other artists seems a little more legit than one of us office-loiterers doing it, since not one of us is yet to release a record. (At least, I don’t think we have.) And, it’s partly because we’re lazy. It’s main […]
    • Fashion Round Up: 18/04 April 18, 2014
      Clash plays catch up with the week’s most fashionable headlines (or something to that effect).On Tuesday ‘Angels’ Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima announced at a British press event that Victoria’s Secret’s 2014 show would be coming to London. The lingerie label – founded in San Francisco in 1977 – has paraded its wares since 1995, but this is the first ti […]
    • Lorde Wore My Skirt On Telly April 18, 2014
      Clash speaks to the young London designers dressing RiRi, Drizzy and Co. “I think musicians are particularly attracted to what’s happening in London right now, as those designers are the most forward thinking and more youth focused,” says GQ Style’s Fashion Editor, Victoria Higgs. There are plenty of examples to support her claim, like the time Zayn Malik wo […]
    • Track Of The Day 18/4 - Beautiful Boy April 17, 2014
      Love Me MoreSmall town life can be the biggest inspiration. After all, it’s a myth to assume that all great bands come from cities like Manchester or London. They don’t – they just move there when they become famous. Beautiful Boy hail from a small town. Yet perhaps this has aided them, with the lack of any attendant scene removing any pressure to follow the […]
    • Best Of Clash: Our Features Of 2014 So Far April 17, 2014
      From Elton's greatest LP to grime's early days...For a lot of us, we’ve a long weekend ahead. Something to do with bunnies, or eggs, or a combination of the two, or something – and we were so sure that rabbits gave birth to live young. Anyway, point is: Clash isn’t around again until Tuesday, so here’s a selection of our finest features of 2014 so […]
    • Premiere: Roman Remains - This Stone Is Starting To Bleed April 17, 2014
      Startling live clip...It's much more than a side project. Sure, Roman Romains may well comprise Liela Moss and Toby Butler, but this isn't some musical holiday for The Duke Spirit pairing. This new project represents a break from their past, an attempt to start something new. It's heavier, too, but not in the sense of metal - rather it's […]
    • Supersonic Finalises Its Music Bill April 17, 2014
      Birmingham festival welcomes Swans and more…The return of Supersonic Festival, as Supersonic Ltd Ed 2014, is a welcome shot in the arm for the domestic alternative scene. Curated by Capsule, the Birmingham event has historically attracted a wealth of outsider artists – and this year it’s headlined by one of the most powerful forces in experimental rock, Swan […]
    • Singularly Swedish: Lukas Moodysson In Conversation April 17, 2014
      The director discusses We Are The Best!...Hail all things Scandinavian. When it comes to the moving image, the Nordic countries seem to have a higher output of cool, acclaimed work and artists than any other region in the world right now. Well, it regularly finds itself plundered by Hollywood, if that’s any mark of success. Swedish director Lukas Moodysson i […]
    • Pawws Prepares Debut EP 'Sugar' April 17, 2014
      Listen to the title track on Clash...Pure, sweet pop music. Real name Lucy Taylor, rising London based artist Pawws is searching for the most contagious melody, the most heartbreaking lyric. Releasing a one off single last year, the singer is now ready for her next step. Working with the pleasantly fragrant music fans at Best Fit Recordings, new EP 'Sug […]
    • Horse Thief - Fear In Bliss April 17, 2014
      Irresistible, and as catchy as a cold…Having already toured with some of the daddies of psych-kissed folk-rock, Midlake and Blitzen Trapper, Horse Thief are among good company. They even share management, love and cover versions with their Oklahoma state-mates, The Flaming Lips. On listening to the band’s debut LP, ‘Fear In Bliss’, it’s clear to hear why the […]
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Five Cool Ones: Five Second Tier Hair Bands

Posted by falconi5 on June 26, 2012


Kix -Cold Blood

Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool

Dokken – Just Got Lucky

W.A.S.P. – Wild Child

Hanoi Rocks – Tragedy




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