Monday, May 28, 2012

Bobby Womack and Lana Del Rey - Dayglo Reflection

Bobby Womack and Lana Del rey united to make a new song, named "Dayglo Reflection".
This song will be on Bobby's new album "The Bravest Man in the Universe", which will be released in June 12 in the U.S. and June 11 in the UK via XL Recordings. It was co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL owner Richard Russell.

Listen to Bobby Womack - Dayglo Reflection (feat. Lana Del Rey)

Monday, May 7, 2012

[News] Explosions in the Sky - "Postcard From 1952" (New Video)

As promised by the band, the new video of "Postcard From 1952" has been released today.
This video portays some of life's mos tender moments, like a baby's early steps, a mother photographing her child, flowers in a young girl's hair, a couple's kiss.

The drummer Chris Hrasky told HuffPost:

""We avoided videos for years and years and I think a lot of the reason was because we liked the idea of people creating videos or movies in their heads," he said. "I'm not really sure why that changed with this record, maybe it had to do with knowing a lot of creative and talented people who were friends of ours, so if they expressed interest in making a video we'd be OK with it."

Watch the new video at this link: "Postcards From 1952"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Explosions in the Sky - "Postcard from 1952" Making the Film

Explosions in the Sky have posted online a short trailer, with a preview and some talking about the video of "Postcard from 1952", which is about to come out.
As they said, the video is coming out oficially this Monday (May 7th).

Watch the video trailer:

Friday, April 27, 2012

[News] Sigur Rós announced new album

Sigur Rós have announced a new album named Valtari.
This album is centered on electronics and strings, and it will have a girls' choir.
None of the songs will have lyrics in English.

Valtari's tracklist:

1 - Êg Anda

2 - Ekki Múkk

03 - Varúð

04 - Rembihnûtur

5 - Dauðalogn
6 - Varðeldur
7 - Valtari
08 - Fjögur Píanó

You can also listen to their new song "Ekki Múkk":

Friday, March 16, 2012

[Live] Bon Iver covers Anaïs Mitchell

Bon Iver are currently on tour in Australia and they stopped by the Triple J Radio studios to perform at the "Like a Version".

The band made the performance using a sax, a piano and a guitar. They covered the song "Coming Down" by Anaïs Mitchell (their friend and tourmate).

> Watch the performance below:

Monday, March 12, 2012

[Live] The Shins performing on Saturday Night Live

The Shins performed live on the last episode of Saturday Night Live, playing "Simple Song".

You can pre-order their new album "Port of Tomorrow" here:

Watch the live performance:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

[News] The Mars Volta have put "Zed and Two Naughts" available for download

The Mars Volta added the song "Zed and Two Naughts" as an instant download to all Noctourniquet pre-orders made through the official online store.

You may pre-order the album now to download both “The Malkin Jewel” and “Zed and Two Naughts” today.

> Listen to The Mars Volta - Zed And Two Naughts:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

[News] Gorillaz/James Murphy/André 3000 released video for "DoYaThing"

Damon Albarn, James Murphy and André 3000 released a video for their song entitled "DoYaThing", a freewheeling collaboration for Converse.

The videoclip was directed by Albarn's partner Jamie Hewlett, which showcases a seamless fusion of classic Gorillaz animation and straight footage.

> Watch the videoclip below:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Justin Vernon and Sean Carey's minimal piano and vocal performance

Justin Vernon and Sean Carey made a 25-minute performance, presented by 4AD and Jagjaguwar.

They have only used two grand pianos and their vocals for this performance.

Songs played on the performance:
- Hinnom, TX
- Wash.
- I Can't Make You Love Me
- Babys
- Beth/Rest

> Watch the video performance, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

[News] Damon Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen share info about "Roket Juice and the Moon"

Damon Albarn, the bassist Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and the drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) are readying a self-titled album ("Rocket Juice and the Moon").

The album wil have featured guests, such as Erykah Badu, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck.

- The tracklist:
01 1-2-3-4-5-6
02 Hey, Shooter
03 Lolo
04 Night Watch
05 Forward Sweep
06 Follow-Fashion
07 Chop Up
08 Poison
09 Extinguished
10 Rotary Connection
11 Check Out
12 There
13 Worries
14 Benko
15 The Unfadable
16 DAM(N)
17 Fatherless
18 Leave-Taking

> Rocket Juice and the Moon - Poison (Live)

Monday, February 6, 2012

[News] The Shins released new song and announced tour dates

The Shins have released a new song from their new LP called "Port of Tomorrow", which will be in stores on March 20. This new song is called "September".

They have also announced the dates of their US tour, beginning in April, after an Eureopean tour in March.
Here are the dates for the tour:

03-22-23 London, England - HMV Forum
03-25 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
03-26 Paris, France - Bataclan
03-28 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
03-30 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns Salonger
04-13 Las Vegas, NV - Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Pool
04-14 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-17 Honolulu, HI - Neil S. Blaisdell Center
04-18 Maui, HI - Castle Theatre
04-21 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
04-23 Davis, CA - Robert Mondavi Center
04-25 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
05-25 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
05-26 George, WA - Sasquatch!
05-28 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre
05-29 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre
05-31 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs
06-04 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06-05 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
06-06 Detroit, MI - Fillmore Detroit
06-08 Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
06-09 Louisville, KY - Iroquois Ampitheatre

Watch below the new song from The Shins.

> The Shins - September

Sunday, February 5, 2012

[Live] Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live

Last night, Bon Iver performed on the show Saturday Night Live, the songs "Holocene" (Grammy-nominated) and "Beth/Rest", both from their self titled record.

Watch the videos from their live performance below.

> "Holocene"


Saturday, February 4, 2012

[News] Black Sabbath will carry on without drummer Bill Ward

After Bill Ward' statement about leaving the band, Black Sabbath have responded with a promise to continue without him.

On their Facebook page, you can read the following:

"We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans...we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!!

- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer"

Tonny Iomma was also recently diagnosed with lymphome, so the band had to move their recording sessions to the UK, where he can receive proper treatments.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

[News] Atlas Sound announce North American Tour

After the recent album release "Parallax", Bradford James Cox decided to announce a North American Tour to support it.

During the tour, they will also perform in Tokyo, Japan.

Here is the list of the tour dates:

02-04: Binghamton, NY - Underground Coffeehouse at Binghamton University
02-19: Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender
02-24: Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
02-25: San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
02-27: Portland, OR - Hawthorne
02-28: Seattle, WA - Neumo's
02-29: Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret
03-02: Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
03-03: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
03-04: Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
03-06: Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
03-07: Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret
03-08: Boston, MA - Paradise

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

[Live] Wilco performing live on Conan

Wilco have made a live performance on last Conan's episode to support a release of their iTunes session, which is about to be out today.

The band played the songs "Whole Love" from the album "Whole Love" and the album cut "Dawned on Me" as a web exclusive.

The two tracks will also be available on the iTunes session.

Watch the videos from their live performances below.

> Whole Love

> Dawned on Me

Sunday, January 22, 2012

[Live] Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes - Live on "Austin City Limits"

Yesterday, Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom performed live on the episode of "Austin City Limits".

Joanna Newsom played the following songs:
- Bridges and Balloons;
- Have One on Me;
- Good Intentions Paving Company.

Fleet Foxes playlist:
- Sim Sala Bim;
- Your Protector;
- The Shrine/An Argument;
- Helplessness Blues;
- Blue Ridge Mountains.

> Watch the live performances:

Friday, January 20, 2012

[News] Fleet Foxes drummer leaves the band

J. Tillman, the Fleet Foxes drummer, announced yesterday his departure from the band in a tumblr post.

The artist had also a solo career before and during his time as a member of Fleet Foxes. Western Vinyl issued his msot recent solo LP "Singing Alex", last year.

The band have also announced a new project, though they won't leave the band. Instead, they'll form a new group called Poor Moon, and they will be releasing a debut EP called Illusion through Fleet Foxes' label, Sub Pop, on March 27th.

> J. Tillman - Firstborn