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A previously unreleased collection of Jeff Buckley recordings will see light of day on March 11th. The recently unearthed recordings were discovered in the Sony Music archive while compiling material for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley's Grace album. You And I features songs from Buckley's Addabbo sessions; these were his first recordings for Columbia, intended to give the label and prospective producers an idea of the feel and sound of what he wanted to achieve on Grace. You And I features 10 songs, most of them covers -- including classics from the Smiths, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Dylan -- but it's also worth picking up for Buckley's original unreleased version of "Grace" and "Dream Of You And I."

Watch the official video for Buckley's reinterpretation of "I Know It's Over" -- one of two Smiths covers on You And I -- and view the full tracklisting for the album below via Pitchfork.

01 Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
02 Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
03 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' (First recorded by Louis Jordan)
04 Grace (original)
05 Calling You (Jevetta Steele cover)
06 Dream Of You And I (original)
07 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover)
08 Poor Boy Long Way From Home (traditional blues song, Bukka White cover)
09 Night Flight (Led Zeppelin cover)
10 I Know It's Over (The Smiths cover)

Published February 11th, 2016

James is set to return with the new full length release Girl At The End Of The World, on March 18th. The 12 track album was written in Scotland in January 2015, only months after the release of 2014's Le Petit Mort. The record came together quickly because James recently signed a three record deal with BMG, and the label encouraged them to get back into the studio quickly to keep the momentum going. As a result, according to vocalist Tim Booth, the record was difficult and stressful to make, but ultimately the band is proud of the release. Bassist Jim Glennie further explained Booth's comments in a new interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post:

"There have been quite a lot of deadlines and time pressures...and I think we’ve all suffered a bit because of that but primarily it's difficult when you're a singer because you've got to write words, it's not just about getting the music right, it’s about coming up with what it is you want to sing about and I think we all felt quite a lot of pressure because of the deadlines"

Unlike the last record, which explored death and its aftermath, Girl At The End Of The World has no theme, so to speak.  Expect songs that are "personal, abrasive, warming, and uplifting" along with some "anthemic dance" grooves. Additionally, Glennie reveals the record features interesting and complex lyrics:

"There’s a few on the record where I don’t think he (Booth) knows completely what he’s singing about yet but it kind of becomes a bit clearer as things move forward. I like it when he writes those lyrics, they’re a bit weird, there’s a slightly confusing complexity to them."

Last fall James debuted the first song from the album "To My Surprise," and now they've premiered the first proper single from the record, "Nothing But Love," which is available to stream below:

Girl At The End Of The World is available to pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, or the official webstore.

Catch up with James on Facebook and their official site.

Published February 11th, 2016


Belly announced they've reunited to play shows this year, plus new music is on the way. The reunion tour will take place later this year -- no dates have been announced yet, however according to the posting on the band's website, the U.S. portion of the tour is expected to take place in August and September. Meanwhile, Belly revealed they're working on a handful of new songs, which they're planning to release one at a time over the coming months via their website. Read the full statement about Belly's reunion here.

Belly broke up in 1996 and not long afterwards leader Tanya Donelly launched a successful solo career. Of late, Donelly collaborated with Patrick Fitzgerald (Kitchens of Distinction leader) on a song titled "Golden," which was released in 2015. The EP was released under Fitzgerald's solo monikor, Stephen Hero, and can be obtained here.

Published February 8th, 2016


8 am hour:

Stooges "Search & Destroy"
Church "The Unguarded Moment"
Blondie "Hanging On The Telephone"
Smiths "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby"
Grapes Of Wrath "I Am Here"
Sugarcubes "Birthday"
New Order "Your Silent Face"
The The "Infected"
Madness "One Step Beyond"
Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away"
Oasis "Some Might Say"
Sonic Youth "Kool Thing"
Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"

9 am hour:

R.E.M. "Me In Honey"
Breeders "Divine Hammer"
Catherine Wheel "Waydown"
David Bowie "Rebel Rebel"
Clash "Straight To Hell"
Bryan Ferry "Slave To Love"
English Beat "Save It For Later"
Wire Train "Chamber Of Hellos"
Pixies "Wave Of Mutilation"
Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Mother Love Bone "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns"
Mazzy Star "Halah"
World Party "Ship Of Fools"
U2 "Until The End Of The World"

10 am hour:

Talking Heads "Road To Nowhere"
Cure "Primary"
Public Image Limited "Home"
Afghan Whigs "Debonair"
Nine Inch Nails "Wish"
Jane's Addiction "Had A Dad"
Smashing Pumpkins "Bury Me"
Dinosaur Jr "The Wagon"
Beck "Tropicalia"
Depeche Mode "If You Want"
Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"

11 am hour:

Buffalo Tom "Taillights Fade"
Charlatans "Then"
Julian Cope "Beautiful Love"
Blur "Girls & Boys"
Front 242 "Headhunter V3.0"
Nirvana "Pennyroyal Tea"
Stone Roses "Bye Bye Bad Man"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Grey Cell Green"
Whipping Boy "Twinkle"
Joy Division "Transmission"
David Bowie "Starman"

Published February 7th, 2016


In 2014 Trashcan Sinatras launched a crowdfunding campaign through Pledge Music to help fund their first full length record since 2009. The campaign for the new album, Wild Pendulum, was funded almost instantly, and the record is due out this spring. Near the end of 2015 the band gave pledgers exclusive sneak previews/downloads of new songs, but today they've decided to share two full length songs with everyone. Stream "Best Days On Earth" and "Ain't That Something" below. Learn more about Wild Pendulum and pre-order now through Pledge Music.