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    • One D 'going in different directions' September 5, 2015
      One Direction's break was a long time coming, according to reports.
    • The Libertines donate to refugees September 5, 2015
      The Libertines will donate the proceeds of their upcoming UK tour to Migrant Offshore Aid Station to help refugees.
    • Federal court sides with Aretha September 5, 2015
      Aretha Franklin was granted an emergency injunction which bars Amazing Grace, a documentary with footage of her, to be screened at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend.
    • Damon Albarn joins Tony Allen line-up September 5, 2015
      Southbank Centre has announced Damon Albarn will join the line-up for the Tony Allen Review - celebrating the legendary drummer’s extraordinary
    • Azealia Banks: Come with it! September 5, 2015
      Azealia Banks thinks her outlandish commentary is aiding her career, even though some critics slam her for instigating feuds.
    • 50 Cent ‘can’t pay electric bill’ September 5, 2015
      50 Cent has reportedly asked the judge in charge of his bankruptcy for money so he can pay his household bills.
    • Rita Ora: I’m back! September 5, 2015
      Rita Ora has promised fans “I’m back” after taking some time off following her split from Calvin Harris.
    • Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes new clip September 5, 2015
      This autumn, Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire will release their first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, coming to cinemas
    • Roger Waters The Wall hits cinemas September 5, 2015
      Roger Waters The Wall is being shown at 9 cinemas across the UK on September 29th and was able to attend a pre-screening
    • Mumford & Sons add extra dates September 4, 2015
      Mumford & Sons have added two new live shows in Glasgow and Dublin to their forthcoming UK headline tour, due to phenomenal demand.
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    • Premiere: La Sera - “10 Headed Goat Wizard” Video
      Since the release of last year's Hour of the Dawn, Katy Goodman's La Sera project has kept relatively quiet. Fortunately, Goodman and company have returned today with a video for "10 Headed Goat Wizard," an effervescent highlight from that 2014 LP.
    • Watch: PINS - “Dazed By You” Video
      PINS' recent sophomore album, Wild Nights, is out via Bella Union. Now the British all-girl band have released a video for "Dazed By You." The video consists of Super-8 footage of their recent North American tour. 
    • Aphex Twin Shares New AFX Track, “umil 25-01”
      Last month Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) released via Warp a new EP, orphaned deejay selek 2006-2008, under his AFX name. Today he has shared "umil 25-01," which was a bonus track for listeners who purchased the EP via Bleep. Listen below via Spotify. 
    • Watch: Lou Barlow - “Repeat” Video
      Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) released his new solo album, Brace the Wave, today via Joyful Noise. In honor of its release, today he's also shared a new video for "Repeat." Directed by Adam Harding, it chronicles Barlow unsuccessfully trying to video chat with someone via Facetime while also performing the song in a hotel room. 
    • Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: Briana Marela
      The daughter of a Peruvian father and American mother, Marela grew up listening to a mix of traditional folk music. Though she took up the acoustic guitar and began writing her own songs in high school, it wasn't until Marela presented and played a four song EP for a senior project that her classmates even became aware of her extracurricular interest. 
    • The Dead Weather Share New Song, “Cop and Go,” via TIDAL Streaming Service
      The Dead Weather's new album, Dodge and Burn, is due out September 25 via Third Man. Just yesterday the band led by Jack White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart shared a live performance video for the single "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" (which has already gotten a regular music video). Now they have shared another song, "Cop and […]
    • Game Art
      Video games have come a long way since Pong; this is extremely evident in Matt Sainsbury's gorgeous new coffee table book.Game Art highlights the stunning visuals from 40 incredibly varied modern video games, produced by both independent and major studios.
    • Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Battles, Animal Collective, New Order, & More
      Welcome to Under the Radar's Weekly Playlist, where we compile the best tracks to debut online in the last week (or thereabouts). In this mix we've got new songs by Battles, Animal Collective, Joanna Gruesome, Chad Valley, Younghusband, and more; plus New Order, The Legends, and Young Galaxy get remixed.
    • Stuff Like That There
      For years, decades even, Yo La Tengo have inhabited the role of the indie mainstay; "business as usual" could describe any of their albums since the mid-aughts at least. That makes Yo La Tengo sound like a band who sticks to one successful sound, however, which couldn't be further from the truth. 
    • Horizons
      On Painted Palms' second album, Horizons, the duo updates its sound by 20 years; moving from the '60s pop-psychedelia of its debut full-length, Forever, to the fritter-y synth-pop of the '80s. And boy, do Painted Palms love their synths. 
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    • Track By Track: Scooter Island September 4, 2015
      New York collective detail their debut EP...Matt FX is a New York muso with a great deal on his plate. Official music supervisor for the Comedy Central smash show Broad City (executive produced by Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation fame) as well as the American remake of SKINS (now sadly defunct) the 23 year-old is also finding time to put together an upcom […]
    • Ben Pearce Shares 'Sextape' Mix September 4, 2015
      UK tour dates announced...Ben Pearce is keen to throw off the shackles. On the DJ's upcoming British dates he aims to become more eclectic than ever before, spinning disco, funk, soul and everything in between. To coincide, Ben Pearce has launched the next 'Sextape' mix series. Onto his second instalment, the DJ is showcasing his frisky side, […]
    • Listen: Half Moon Run Share 'Turn Your Love' September 4, 2015
      Check it out now...Montreal's Half Moon Run released their album to a quiet, steady ripple of applause, not quite anticipating what would happen next. Word spread, and then spread some more - with the Canadian group finishing up as a bona fide international success story. New album 'Sun Leads Me On', then, arrives with no small degree of press […]
    • Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn Re-Issue Planned September 4, 2015
      'Cubist Blues' set to emerge once more...Alan Vega, Alex Chilton and Ben Vaughn walk into a room... No, it's not a slightly obscure avant garde one liner - it actually happened. The three musicians recorded a little known collaborative LP in 1994 which is about to be re-issued. 'Cubist Blues' revolved around two late night jam sessio […]
    • Aphex Twin Shares Bonus AFX Track September 4, 2015
      Listen to 'umil 25-01'After the drought, the deluge... Aphex Twin wound down his AFX moniker in 2005 following a series of Analord releases on Rephlex, before making a surprise return earlier this summer. A new EP followed, with fans who purchase the digital edition via Bleep offered bonus cut 'umil 25-01'. Well, now it's online for […]
    • Premiere: The Funs - 'Cross Kisser' September 4, 2015
      Dirty, rotten scoundrels...The Funs come from the nowheresville, USA, a cute couple with a deliciously evil sound. Skewed indie rock with a minimal vibe, The Funs released their debut album back in 2013. A sleeper success, Kim Deal was evidently a fan and invited the duo to open for The Breeders on a full American tour. The band's second album will be r […]
    • Nothing Stays Tha Same: Mike Paradinas September 4, 2015
      Planet Mu toast two decades of innovations...Sometimes the real taste-makers aren't the ones who shout the loudest, and Planet Mu are a perfect example of that. The scene-defining label has been at the forefront of releasing cutting-edge, idiosyncratic electronic music for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, Mike Paradinas (AKA μ-Ziq) has compiled an […]
    • Premiere: Balthazar - 'Wait Any Longer' September 4, 2015
      Live at Les Nuits Botanique...Belgian art rock group Balthazar are practically an institution in their homeland. In the UK, however, we're going to have to play catch up. The band have a lengthy discography, one that recalls moments of The Cure, Radiohead or even Arcade Fire. An expansive sound, yet also a humane one, Balthazar have just announced a new […]
    • Clash DJ Mix - Jody Wisternoff September 4, 2015
      Bristol legend toasts Anjunadeep...When Bristol's Jody Wisternoff first caught attention he was a precocious teen, a living emblem of the tirade of energy rippling through hardcore. One half of Way Out West, the producer has gradually evolved, staying ahead of the game which broadening his sound and softening his approach. In almost continual demand bot […]
    • Swim Deep - 'Namaste' September 4, 2015
      Starring Paul Daniels!Swim Deep are due to release second album 'Mothers' on September 25th, but ahead of this the group have lined up a cheeky single. 'Namaste' is out now, a Motown stomper from another dimension. In a neat twist, the accompanying video uses friends, family and iconic magician/entertainers. Yep, they've nabbed Paul […]
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      Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra will be releasing a new studio album Dying To Live from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, on October 16th. Hoekstra had released a second video for the song, Until I Left You, featuring vocals by Jeff Scott Soto. Watch it below. Hoekstra states, Until I Left You is […]
      Kevin Shirley – a record producer also known as The Caveman – has produced albums for the likes of Aersosmith, Dream Theater and Joe Bonamassa. Along with bassist Steve Harris, he co-produced Iron Maiden’s 2000 Brave New World. It was their first album as a six-piece and marked the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and […]
      Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. I’m headed to Wauconda IL this weekend to co-host the 3rd annual Farm Rock concert on Saturday and Sunday. I did this event year one but missed it last year. Look forward to going back and seeing all the bands and fans. Follow on Twitter and Periscope […]
      My podcast from Tuesday night with a live audience from the Hard Rock in NYC with Bruce Dickinson is now available free worldwide! The entire program is around 90 minutes and includes email and fan questions. I hope you enjoy this special Eddie Trunk Podcast. Grab it free now on Itunes (just search my name […]
      Stryper has released another song from their frothcoming new studio album, Fallen, will be released on October 16th through Frontier records. Listen to Big Screen Lies below. Michael Sweet described the song with this sentiment, ““It talks about how Christians are mocked on screen. I don’t know if you know this, but 9.5-times-out-of-10 in movies […]
      It’s the Beginning of The End. It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard. In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their […]
      The Badlands House Band, the musical voice of Chuck Brennan’s new Badlands Pawn entertainment destination,and featuring Ron Keel, made their debut in true post-Apocalyptic fashion on Thursday, August 27th at The District in Sioux Falls. The band, fans, staff and venue endured a record-breaking thunderstorm which caused major flooding and road closures throug […]
      Had a great couple days with Bruce Dickinson in NYC. Monday Bruce dropped by my live SiriusXM show and sat in for about an hour talking Maiden and taking calls. That interview is now available on demand on the SiriusXM app. Just search my name or Trunk Nation. Last night over 200 people came out […]
      Motorhead were forced to stop last night’s (9/1) show in Austin after just two songs as frontman Lemmy Kilmister continues to battle health problems. According to Glide Magazine, the band only played three songs — Damage Case, Stay Clean and We Are Motörhead — before a “fatigued and winded” Lemmy announced the next song, Metropolis, […]
      Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was guest on Eddie’s August 31st broadcast of his Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live. Portions of the interview appear below as transcribed by Discussing what he believes caused his tongue and neck cancer: “It’s a virus. HPV — human papilloma virus. They all are. I’m almost willing to bet, […]
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Best Albums of 2015: The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily

Posted by falconi5 on September 4, 2015

The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily – (Rating 4 out of 5)

thearcsIf you are scratching your ears, driving your brain crazy trying to figure out who this band reminds you of, and finally ascertain that there is a pretty palpable Black Keys vibe going on with Yours, Dreamily, the new record from The Arcs, you are not losing your mind. In between his production duties, and while his main gig with the Black Keys is resting, Dan Auerbach has created a side-piece band, the Arcs that debuted their single “Stay in My Corner” during the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.

Recorded over a two-week period, the record by no means feels rushed, but rather has a live and vibrant recorded live in the studio feel to it that refreshes the mind and cleanses the ears. The opener “Out of My Mind” sets the tone, and could easily be visualized as a present day James Bond theme, and “Put a Flower in Your Pocket” seems to come out of the Marc Bolan T Rex playbook.

Recorded with s couple of members from the Dap Tones there is more than a hint of R&B and soul on most of the songs, most prominently on “Cold Companion,” a song that has a sort of Curtis Mayfield vibe to it, and “Nature’s Child” that takes it low and slow with a hint of Donny Hathaway “In the Ghetto” sprinkled throughout.  The new soul production approach employed here takes the album from good to silky great in the blink of an ear.

“Chains of Love” is 70’s Philly Soul, and the Dap Kings backing vocals take the song to gospel glory, while “Come and Go,”  complete with love-making moans in the background, is one of those Period-Noir sort of tunes that if there is a musical god should show up during the closing credits of the next Tarantino movie.

Dan Auerbach has that unique skill of mixing genres and blending the old school sensibilities with present day beats and rhythms to create an eclectic and diverse soup. His powers are on full display all over this record. For extra credit check out his production work on Nikki Lane’s All or Nothin’, Supernova by Ray LaMontagne, and the new Grace Potter album.

–Jeremy Wren–


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Video of the Day: Family of the Year – Make You Mine

Posted by falconi5 on September 4, 2015

familyThere is a bit of Dawes in the self titled latest Family of the Year record, and that is a very good thing.

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Video of the Day: The Dead Weather – I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)

Posted by falconi5 on August 31, 2015

deadweatherThe new album comes out on September 25th, and Alison Mosshart promises the record will pretty much rock like this song does.

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Best Albums of 2015: Jon Cleary – Go Go Juice

Posted by falconi5 on August 29, 2015

Jon Cleary – Go Go Juice (Rating 4 out of 5)

jonclearyIt seems pretty much fitting that Go Go Juice the latest album from Jon Cleary was released on the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina. New Orleans resident by way of the U.K. Cleary wasn’t born in The Crescent City, but it seems he got there as fast as he could. From the opening drum lines of “Pump it Up,” the influence is showing through every pore of his musical being on a song that sounds like some sort of demon mix of Van Morrison, Harry Connick Jr., and Robert Palmer. Read that last sentence again, listen to the song, and tell us we’re wrong.

On “Boneyard,” the horn arrangements kick in that also happen to be masterfully arranged by Allen Toussaint, a touch that reaches almost Memphis horns proportions on “Beg, Steal or Borrow,” which is pound for pound probably the best song on the record. The kinda sorta title track, “Getcha Go Go Juice” is pure New Orleans Meters style, Mardi Gras fun.

“Love on One Condition,” a terrific song that seems somewhat lost and buried as the last track on the l.p., has a pretty much spot-on 70’s Robert Palmer vibe going on, and 9-5 is about as funky as it gets this side of the mother ship.

This is a prime quality, no stems or seeds album that takes the old school New Orleans vibe and transports it into the new millennium effortlessly. Here’s hoping Jon Cleary will ditch his regular gig with Bonnie Raitt and give us more of this New Orleans Gumbo Soul. At nine songs long, the listener is definitely left wanting more.  A lot more.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Candy Dulfer – Pick up the Pieces

Posted by falconi5 on August 28, 2015

candydFabulous Saxaphone player Candy Dulfer and her band are in fine form on this funky Average White Band cover.

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Video of the Day: Foals – Mountain at My Gate

Posted by falconi5 on August 28, 2015

foalsThe first single and video from the newly released What Went Down L.P. Good stuff, the sound a bit like U2 light.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Nayer – My Body

Posted by falconi5 on August 23, 2015

nayerBecause we can.

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Playlist of the Day: Long Hot Summer

Posted by falconi5 on August 23, 2015

playlistSure we are a little late, after all school is back in and Football season is about to start, but certainly late than never here is our Summer playlist, Long Hot Summer.

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Jamie N. Commons – Karma (Hardline)

Posted by falconi5 on August 23, 2015

jamieThe latest Video from Jamie N. Commons

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Video of the Day: The Fratellis – Baby Don’t You Lie to Me

Posted by falconi5 on August 22, 2015

fratelllisThe Album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied was just released today, so we will refrain from top ten talk at least for the moment. But, If this song is any indication, we will be hearing a lot more from these guys in the months to come.

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