Animal Collective have announced a new album and shared its first single. Painting With is due out February 19, 2016 via Domino. Below you can stream the album's first single, "FloriDada." John Cale and Colin Stetson guest on the album.
Irish post-punk band Girls Names released their third album, Arms Around a Vision, back in October via Tough Love. Now they have shared a video for "Reticence" and announced some 2016 tour dates, including a stop at SXSW. Matthew Reed directed the clip, which a press release says "explores the contrast between human form and machinery.
Denmark's Choir of Young Believers are releasing their new album, Grasque, on February 19, 2016 via Ghostly International. It's the follow-up to 2012's criminally under-heard and underappreciated second album, Rhine Gold. Previously the band has shared "Face Melting," which appears on the album and which we premiered the video for, a […]
Blur recently announced a new documentary/concert film entitled New World Towers. The film chronicles the making of the band's long-awaited new album, The Magic Whip, which was released earlier in the year by Warner Bros. and also features performance footage from both a June show in London's Hyde Park and another concert in Hong Kong.
Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES have put together a "Bedtime Mix" for Phil Taggart's show on BBC Radio 1. It's a regular feature on the Sunday night show and last night CHVRCHES' Ian Cook put together the mix and was interviewed by Taggart. It features Mogwai, Tangerine Dream, Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, and more. […]
Over the weekend Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold posted a cover of The Five Keys' "Out of Sight, Out of Mind." It was posted to Pecknold's Soundcloud account and then when linked to from Fleet Foxes' Facebook page the post read: "Happy holidays - here's a cover. Thanks to Gabe Wax for engineering."
Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22, 2016 via Columbia and have recently shared a video for its first single, "Ch-Ching." Now they have shared another song from the record, "Romeo." The single will be released digitally on December 1st and can be streamed below.
Andrew Bird has announced a slew of 2016 tour dates in North America and Europe. In addition $1 for every ticket sold on the spring leg of the tour will be "directed to organizations working to end gun violence to build safer communities," as a press release states.
Thought the Future Would Be Cooler somehow crosses the levity of Ric Ocasek with the gravity of Annie Lennox to give us a pretty freaking spot-on document of a life spent online set to a robotic New Wave beat. This immaculate nugget of poppy perfection is almost too clinical for its own good and aesthetically, that's not inappropriate.
Case could reach the High Court...Peter Hook is set to sue his former band mates in New Order. The bass player departed in 2007, with relations long since souring between Hook and his former colleagues. Peter Hook has taken his case to the High Court, as NME reports, arguing that "former friends" Bernard Sumner and Stephen and Gillian Morris set up […]
Combining R&B past with production future...Kyle Lettman takes from R&B past to forge something for the future. The London artist's new EP 'Under Construction' is out now (purchase LINK), matching some sprung UK garage rhythm to that velvet voice. Coco Dupree shoots past on 'Matter Of Time' and the results are pretty magical. […]
Beat Happening, K Records and the future...Interviewing a musician can often be a strange business. A voice so carefully hewn on record can seem remarkably different on the telephone – the curves and bumps of the spoken word so different from the eloquent yelps of the studio. Calvin Johnson, though, remains – refreshingly, absolutely – Calvin Johnson. Plough […]
Check out lead cut 'Floridada'Animal Collective are set to release new album 'Painting With' on February 19th. The band's first album since 'Centipede Hz' in 2012, it's the Baltimore outfit's eleventh studio album to date. Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) worked on the material, […]
Reclusive Dutch producer impresses...Fatima Yamaha has always had this album in his locker. From a pretty dormant back catalogue reawakened by 'What's a Girl to Do' catching a second wind this year, the Dutchman's lot is quite the synth mixture of aggressive and regressive New Romanticism, Chromeo's knowledge of tongue in cheek funk […]
Yep, they're palying Hyde Park...Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar are set to play a British Summertime show at Hyde Park next year. The pair will play an all-day show on July 2nd, with Florence + The Machine set to headline following a Kendrick Lamar support slot. Blood Orange is also due to play, while fans can also expect a set from Mercury n […]
Neighbourhood friends with a taste for melody...The Dirty Blonde all grew up within a few streets of one another. Born and brought up in Glasgow, the band have a taste for melody allied to some fuzz pedal crunch. New song 'Either Way' is online now, and its reminiscent of later Husker Du or even fellow Glaswegian types Teenage Fanclub. Clash is abl […]
"People in real life like weird shit."“I’d never really given it much attention to be honest,” Toby Leigh recalls of the faux Burberry check, the subject of his latest project: a photo book titled ‘Berberry’. “Around 2006 I suddenly started seeing the pattern everywhere. This coincided with right wing tabloid media coining the offensive term ‘Chav’ […]
Nationwide dates confirmed...The Fat White Family have announced plans for a full British tour. The London-based outfit will release new album 'Songs For Our Mothers' on January 22nd, with the band set to take their debauched garage-punk wares out on the road. The tour opens in Birmingham on February 22nd, before hitting Nottingham, Sheffield, Dubl […]
Slick selection from the Lit City Trax boss...A city of 14 million, Shanghai has long had a burgeoning electronic music scene. One example of this being its very own SVBKVLT - a music, clothing and art label headed up by Gaz Williams. Who's also the brains behind revered bomb bunker-turned-club Shelter, that's been responsible for bringing artists […]
Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. The incredible lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topp […]
Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has posted the first photo of his new “rock” lineup on his Facebook page along with the comment, “And so the rehearsals begin..” As previously reported, founding Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has announced that he will be playing three rock shows in Europe under the name of Ricthie Blackmore’s […] […]
Hope everyone here in the U.S. had a great holiday weekend. Live radio show tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation). Join me for live music and talk that rocks. Steve Vai will be my guest expected to call around 6:15P ET. Steve will discuss the Tony Macalpine benefit in LA 12/12 […]
Tim Louie and The Aquarian Weekly spoke with guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo. Excerpts from the interview appear below. The Aquarian Weekly: Skid Row will be hitting Irving Plaza in NYC as part of the band’s “25th Anniversary Tour,” but didn’t the first CD come out in 1989? If my math is correct, doesn’t that make […]
The Associated Press reports via Billboard: The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation has now […]
Black Stars Riders have released a lyric video for Soldierstown. Taken from their album The Killer Instinct, released in February. Watch it below. “Soldierstown is a song with a dark and poignant lyric tempered with a huge Celtic guitar riff,” says singer Ricky Warwick. “Sometimes pulling the covers over your head is not enough!” To […]
Did a fire code violation just keep a whole lot of Los Angeles fans from witnessing a full-blown reunion of David Lee Roth‘s Eat ‘Em and Smile band, complete with an appearance from Diamond Dave himself? It sure seems possible. As previously reported three-fourths of the group – guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and […]
Mike Mettler of Fox News spoke with Europe frontman Joey Tempest. Excerpts from the interview appear below. FOX411: First, I have to say, I absolutely love War of Kings. You guys were able to capture that essence of recording live together in the same room. Do you feel that approach lends itself to a more […]
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Whitesnake have released a live video for their take on Deep Purple classic The Gypsy. Watch it below. It appears the band’s latest release, The Purple Album, designed as a tribute to his former band after an attempted reunion with Ritchie Blackmore failed to take place. Forntman David Coverdale recently said, “Everyone did their homework, […]
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Today’s song is the perfect closer for Jethro Tull’s first prog-folk cycle, Songs From the Wood. Singer and songwriter Ian Anderson had recently moved his family to the countryside, and he drew inspiration from the natural beauty. He also tapped into the mystical folklore of the English forests and fields, resulting in a song cycle […]
London – Somehow, a strong whiff of marijuana doesn’t feature too highly in the list of things you expect to encounter at a gig by teen-friendly indie band The Vaccines. Sure, you could locate other shows in London’s 2015 diary where the combination might feel more jarring – Catfish & The Bottlemen, S Club 7, Continue Reading → The post The Vaccines At B […]
London – Cage the Elephant, who release their new album Tell Me I’m Pretty through Columbia Records on 18th December, have confirmed a string of European shows in February. The gigs will be the bands’ first since playing with Foals at Alexandra Palace in Feb 2014. The Times raved about those shows, reporting, “charismatic singer Matt Shultz Continue Reading […]
Davenport – Daytrotter. Every musician loves entering a studio. Cool, overpriced vintage gear, a mixing desk, Guitars, Amps, Rooms, Carpets. It is – in fact – like coming home. Your breathing and heart rate start to slow down and your face muscles turn your frozen “aaaaaawwww”- face – from the cold weather outside – into Continue Reading → The post AUDIODAMN […]
San Francisco – It seems like everyone has been getting sick lately. I’ve been ill on-and-off for the past few weeks, the professors at my school have been canceling classes left and right, even my cat seems a little under the weather. But a cold couldn’t hold back Trevor Powers and his project Youth Lagoon, Continue Reading → The post Youth Lagoon Floods […]
New York – Today, London rockers, Wolf Alice, reveal the music video for “Freazy”, the latest UK single off of their debut album My Love Is Cool. The band worked with up and coming directors, Youth Hymns, to create a mind-bending video, in which the foursome explores the secrets of a psychedelic forest in a Continue Reading → The post Wolf Alice Release Vide […]