Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The single for Deftones' "You've Seen the Butcher" is out and the best part about it, besides the great song that makes the single, is the Midnight Airport Version of the single. This version features Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez providing a hauntingly beautiful, stripped down take on the track. It is the perfect compliment to an already great song. You can check out the track below and purchase it here to add to your collection or, if you have not already, use it to start your Deftones collection.
Critically acclaimed Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree are nearing the end of their first ever collective tour, Wings & Teeth. The remaining dates include stops in Canada and the Midwest which are leading up to the group's annual Blowout performance in Minneapolis. With tickets still on sale and only six dates left, you would be hard pressed to find another hip hop collective offering you so much talent and creativity for next to nothing. Check out the remaining tour dates and a few videos below.
Monday, November 29, 2010
(photo by Mike Gullic)
In January, Gang of Four will release Content, their first album of new material in 15 years. Until then, the band and British newspaper, The Guardian, have teamed up to release a free, three-song EP featuring new material, a remix and reworking of a classic. Members Jon King and Andy Gill provided commentary on the EP's tracks which can be found here. In addition to the EP and forthcoming album, Gang of Four are planning a small North American tour in February. Download the EP and check out the tour dates below.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
01. Bananas and Blow by Ween
02. Know Your Onion! by The Shins
03. Joe's Turkey by Fatlip
04. Fruitcake by Cake Like
05. Sweet Sweet Pie by Pop Will Eat Itself
06. Birthday Cake by Cibo Matto
07. Rotten Apple by Alice In Chains
08. Cinnamon Girl by Replicants
09. Cheeseburger by Gang of Four
10. Candy and a Currant Bun by The Mars Volta
11. Morphine and Chocolate by 4 Non Blondes
12. Beef Boloney by Fear
13. The Bumble Bee Tuna Song by Mephiskapheles
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Mini Mansions' Daytrotter sessions! Free albums from Girl Talk and A Sunny Day in Glasgow! Samplers from Adult Swim, Victory, Mexican Summer and Stones Throw! Also, a couple of releases fron Cassettes Won't Listen with one being a side project and the other fusing Animal Collective and Cannibal Ox (how I missed this, I do not know). This is a nice varied selection of free downloads for you to choose from. Download, enjoy and play loudly.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
On last night's edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Fallon brought back his hilariously spot-on impression of Neil Young. In previous sketches, Young tackled TV theme songs and bizarre American Idol moments (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, "Pants on the Ground") but this time the song of parody was Willow Smith's annoyingly popular single, "Whip My Hair." Adding to the humor was the night's hour-long guest, Bruce Springsteen, complete with a fake beard, on vocals and guitar. Check out Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen take on "Whip My Hair" after the jump
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Bikers! Shootouts! Awesome dance moves! Clearly, this could only be the video for Band of Horses' "Dilly". The clip for the Infinite Arms track debuted on IMDb today and features all of the aforementioned things with a 70's film look to it.
To state that I am not a big fan of Jay-Z would be the biggest understatement ever made. All the same, there are a handful of Jay-Z songs that I genuinely enjoy and "99 Problems" is at the top of that list. There is just something about the lyrics of the song that makes it such a great song as proven by the remixes of the track as well Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park tackling the song during their brief mash-up release with Jay-Z (Collision Course). Thanks to Prodigy's Liam Howlett, one more remix can be added to the lot. Check the Prodigy mastermind's awesome take of the Jay-Z/Rick Rubin collaborative classic.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Cloning? S Club? A movie featuring both? Not since Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park has there been a compelling movie about global domination, doppelgangers and advances in technology using pop stars. Well, technically, there still had not been until Simon Fuller decided that the world needed an S Club movie in which the pop group is cloned into popbots. Yeah, I said that.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Without a doubt, there are plenty of unique artists out there but few of them, if any, successfully fuse rockabilly with electronics better than Bosco Delrey. His sound is as influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis and garage rock as it is by the sounds heard in classic science fiction films and hip hop all while utilizing a vintage, lo-fi production quality on the recordings. This combination provides one of the most unique and creative sounds around and worth your time to check out. After the jump, check out a couple of videos of Delrey in concert as well as list of the remaining concert dates he has opening for Magic Kids.
Whether it is streaming or downloadable, a single or an album, there are plenty of chances to hear new music from a vast assortment of artists. Best of all, it is free to check out with some links also giving you a chance to purchase what you have just heard as well. Enjoy these downloads and streams from k-os, Jenny Owen Youngs, Rubblebucket, Remy Zero, Scion A/V, Tristan Allen, Cheyenne Marie Mize, Janelle Monae, Puro Instinct and a stream of the debut album from Warpaint after the jump.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Filter has made quite the comeback thanks to the critical success of their current album, The Trouble with Angels. As Saturday night's performance at Cubby Bear proved, the band and its current lineup were definitely at the top of their game as they bulldozed through selections from their catalog. Equally as impressive as their set was the opening performance from Sacramento's Middle Class Rut. Both bands helped heat up an otherwise chilly night in Wrigleyville.
Friday, November 5, 2010
If you follow this blog or have read any of my comments posted on Hey! Look Behind You! or From Midnight, With Love, my love of horror films has been well documented. With that said, the fan-made video Magestik Legend's "Scream" is a pretty awesome due to the editing and collage of classic horror films which works perfectly with the instrumental track of the song and its sinister keyboards, snares and handclaps. On top of that Magestik Legend completely rips the track apart with equally awesome delivery.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Hands down, this is one of the coolest videos I have ever seen for a song so undeniably catchy. From the horns to the rhythm section to the synths, Brooklyn eight-piece Rubblebucket have created a truly original sound and song in "Came Out of a Lady." Check out the equally awesome video for the single which was created by the band's drummer, Dave Cole, and frontwoman, Kalmia Traver, after the jump and catch the band on tour as well.
Monday, November 1, 2010
This month's offering feature a wide selection of new releases from Elvis Costello, N.E.R.D., Cradle of Filth, Matt & Kim, Cee-Lo Green, The Greenhornes and Kanye West among others and Christmas albums from Mariah Carey and Annie Lennox. Best of all, you can revisit classic albums from Weezer, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Wings, Marvin Gaye and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers via special edition reissues. Whatever you choose, play it loud and enjoy.
From the moment Mayer Hawthorne and the County stepped on the stage, the tightly packed floor of Subterranean transformed into something else, a dancehall where people came together to the 60's soul and doo-wop revivalist sounds coming from the stage. It was a moment in which youth and fun truly took over and was further aided by the County's matching prep school/prom performance attire as well Hawthorne's own attire of a three piece suit and glasses. This moment in time, however, was too brief.