Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"The E.M.I. Song (Smile For Me)" (Original Mono Mix)
In other related news, a documentary about Big Star is currently in production. Check out the official trailer from Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me below and visit the film's website here.
"Big Star served as a Rosetta Stone for a whole generation of musicians" ~Peter Buck, R.E.M.
Barker was also reportedly contacted by the LAPD a couple of days ago after some comments he made on Twitter about his unpleasant experience during a "routine" traffic stop over the weekend.
But wait, there's more. Barker revealed a new Transplants record is coming next year. Oh and he's shooting a video today for "Almost Midnight" along with his peeps in Blink 182.
Taylor's comments about Weiland start at around 7:30 minutes into the clip (via Blabbermouth) below:
Personally I think Weiland's Christmas music is way less offensive than his atrocious cover of "Reel Around The Fountain." He wore a COWBOY HAT for that cover, for fuck's sake. And don't get me started on him covering Radiohead and The Stone Roses. Wow.
Scott Weiland "Reel Around The Fountain"
Scott Weiland "Winter Wonderland"
The debut EP from VCMG is available today exclusively from Beatport. EP1/Spock will be available at other digital retailers starting December 12th, and the 12 inch version drops December 19th. A full length record is expected sometime in the spring. VCMG is the new project featuring Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore who haven't worked together since Depeche Mode's 1981 debut Speak & Spell.
VCMG "Spock" (Edit Remix)
And for fun, trip all the way back to 1981 and watch Depeche Mode play their very first single "Dreaming Of Me" live (with an awesome reel to reel player onstage.)
Here's a Depeche Mode 1981 television performance of "Puppets" (another track from Speak & Spell). Fair warning--it cuts off kind of abruptly at the end.
Christmas came a day early for the Killers. You can download the band's new Christmas song "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" from iTunes now. In addition, you can also download the (Red) Christmas EP featuring all the band's previous Christmas singles today. Proceeds from all of the Christmas singles (whether you purchase the EP or as individual songs) are donated to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS. Download from iTunes here and find out more about (RED) here.
"People Are The Same Everywhere" is one of three new tracks Morrissey premiered in June on the BBC's Radio 2. Unfortunately, the show archive is no longer available online, but you can listen to another Morrissey interview from April where he discussed the Smiths, his solo material and forthcoming autobiography on BBC Radio 4 here.
"People Are The Same Everywhere"
"The Kid's A Looker"
"Action Is My Middle Name"
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
You can also check out a 7 minute sampler from The Path To Totality below. The sampler features clips from all 13 songs off the record which will finally be released on Tuesday.
Morrissey will be on Conan tonight, but I'm going to go ahead and say, it's gonna be hard to top the video below:
I'm still reeling (around the fountain) about Spinner putting Morrissey in the same category as ICP, Nickelback, Creed, and Limp Bizkit...
Korn's new cd The Path To Totality drops next Tuesday, December 6th.
Check out the video for "Narcissistic Cannibal" from the dubstep pioneers below:
Monday, November 28, 2011
"There is NOTHING more incredible than getting really drunk and listening to your own NEW completed record. Whoo Hoo"
The still untitled record from Garbage is expected in the spring. The band is also currently mapping out some dates for a tour. Details forthcoming...
Sunday, November 27, 2011
*interesting to note that being in a church didn't stop Chris Martin from dropping a few f-bombs!
"Viva La Vida" (tambourine debuts, much to the dismay of Coldplay)
"The Scientist" (Chris Martin put his foot down in regards to the tambourine--song starts at around 2:00)
B sides album will be available from our website in a few days. Waiting for confirmation from mgmt about exact date it will be up for purchase. Brace yourselves for the price! Unfortunately very expensive to produce, but she's a beauty. :)
Listen to one of the b-sides, "Demon's Fire" below:
Florence + The Machine just released the new cd Ceremonials. Check out the video for "No Light No Light" below:
Michael Penn "No Myth"
Pet Shop Boys "Suburbia"
Oasis "Live Forever"
24 Gone "Trust"
Billy Idol "White Wedding"
Pearl Jam "Daughter"
Wallflowers "One Headlight"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Nine Million Rainy Days"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Kiss Them For Me"
Nine Inch Nails "Terrible Lie"
XTC "Earn Enough For Us"
9 am hour
Cult "Wild Flower"
U2 "Bullet The Blue Sky"
Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
Depeche Mode "Dreaming Of Me"
Pixies "Here Comes Your Man"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones "Someday I Suppose"
English Beat "Mirror In The Bathroom"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away"
Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Iggy Pop "Lust For Life"
Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away"
Cure "Let's Go To Bed"
Blur "Girls & Boys"
10 am hour
Foo Fighters "I'll Stick Around"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life" (live)
Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Lenny Kravitz "Mr. Cab Driver"
INXS "Need You Tonight"
Elvis Costello "Accidents Will Happen"
Bjork "Big Time Sensuality"
R.E.M. "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Clash "London Calling"
Dream Academy "Life In A Northern Town"
11 am hour
Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
U2 "I Will Follow"
Depeche Mode "World In My Eyes"
L7 "Pretend We're Dead"
Pearl Jam "State Of Love & Trust"
Replacements "I Will Dare"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Taste The Pain"
Porno For Pyros "Pets"
Smiths "This Night Has Opened My Eyes"
Radiohead "Karma Police"
Cure "Close To Me"
Nine Inch Nails auction
Billy Corgan audio interview with Matt Pinfield on Gish/Siamese Dream reissues
Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" anniversary
Vince Clarke & Martin L. Gore announce new musical project
Early Sonic Youth recording from 1981
Inspiral Carpets return with new music
Old Radiohead demos
Massive Attack played an exhibit opening
Liam & Noel lawsuit might not be over
Footage from Bob Mould tribute concert
The Cure--live footage from Reflections night 1 in Los Angeles
The Cure--live footage from Reflections night 2 in Los Angeles
The Cure--live footage from Reflections night 3 in Los Angeles
The Cure--live footage from Reflections night 1 in NYC
The Cure--live footage of Robert Smith's surprise at the end of "Let's Go To Bed"
Morrissey live footage from Dallas
Morrissey live footage from Phoenix
Morrissey live footage from Escondido
Morrissey live footage from Hollywood
Morrissey fan jumps onstage in Las Vegas
I never said to them, ‘‘I’m leaving, and if you want to come with me, come.’’ Liam being Liam bullied them into starting a band that night. It’s like Lyndon Johnson being sworn in on the airplane on the way back from Dallas before the body is even cold.
Read the condensed/edited online version of the interview in the New York Times online edition here.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
All American Rejects also recently announced Matt Rubano (ex-Taking Back Sunday) will be joining the band as a touring bassist. Oddly enough the band's next gig will be playing the CMT (yep, that stands for Country Music Television) Artist Of The Year awards December 13th. The show will air on CMT and also online on cmt.com
David Grohl + Bob Mould "Hardly Getting Over It/Could You Be The One/Ice Cold Ice"
Ryan Adams "Heartbreak A Stranger"
Bob Mould + friends (encore) "See A Little Light"
The video is soooooooooo fun to watch--everyone looks so young and innocent (well, sorta) and the hairstyles are phenomenal. There's an awesome shot of Bono (at 1:31) where his hair/headphones give off an Amy Winehouse vibe, and a truly amazing rat-tail makes an appearance at 2:54. Oh, and in 1984 Boy George was going through his red-hair phase, but he clearly was in dire need of a roots touch up on the day this was recorded. Good times.
The video below is from last night's show in Las Vegas, and the sound is pretty bad, but it's definitely worth sitting through to get to the Moz fan at the end.
DO NOT WATCH THIS FINAL VIDEO IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY. There are a ton of flashing lights. Watch at your own risk.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Isn't it interesting that on Thanksgiving people get teary-eyed blathering, "I love everyone, I love everybody (except Nickelback), I'm sooooooooo thankful" and then the very next day on Black Friday it turns into, "get the F out of my way, that's MINE, DAMMIT!!!" Horrifying. Just plain horrifying.
If you need to watch more insanity, Gawker compiled a gallery of scary Black Friday footage. Watch it here.
Anyway. The point is, Black Friday Record Store Day is here. Take a look at the list of participating stores, check out the list of goodies available and go. Good luck!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Check out all the previous Christmas singles from the Killers:
2006: "A Great Big Sled" (also features Toni Halliday from Curve)
2007: "Don't Shoot Me Santa"
2008: "Joseph, Better You Than Me"
2009: "Happy Birthday Guadalupe"
Did you notice the video plays backwards? The Black Keys' special Black Friday limited edition 12 inch single for "Lonely Boy" actually plays backwards too! Take a look:
Supercool!!! The Black Keys will release their new full length cd El Camino on December 6th.
*Let's also not forget that Pete Wentz liked Morrissey so much Wentz chose Moz to be the backdrop to those leaked naked photos (NSFW, due to Pete's schlong so don't click if you don't wanna see). Hmmm, on second thought...maybe this isn't a point in Moz's favor?
*Dear Spinner, you might also want to do a little research and see what year Travis began recording and compare that date with Coldplay's first record.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Coldplay's 2010 Christmas single, "Christmas Lights" is available this week on iTunes for free. Grab it here. And don't forget you can still download Coldplay's Live In Madrid via Google Music.
Coldplay recently announced details for a special Christmas show for charity Kids Company in London on December 10th. Coldplay will also be posting their entire Dingwalls concert (will be previously recorded in London) via Radio 2 for on demand viewing starting December 22nd.
FYI, Rolling Stone mentions another single, "Tuck & Roll" which has been available previously as the b-side to "All In White."
"Tuck & Roll"
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"I'm incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of 'Born Villain.' I wish my brothers well but with the recording largely completed I felt it was time to return to other facets of my career which involves production work, film scoring, and future musical collaborations," explained Vrenna.
Marilyn Manson's official site (and his Twitter/Facebook) hasn't posted anything yet on Vrenna's exit. Manson's new cd Born Villain is expected out next year.
According to Skrillex, Jonathan Davis called him up about a year ago to congratulate him on the release of Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites. After talking they discussed collaborating, and a short time later, Skrillex joined Korn in a recording studio and together they wrote three songs over the span of two days. Everyone involved agreed the project should be a collaboration--it wasn't Skrillex remixing Korn, it was Skrillex collaborating with Korn. Davis liked the results so much he wanted Skrillex to do the entire record, but due to previous commitments Skrillex wasn't able to do the entire Korn record. Instead, Skrillex hooked Davis up with some other great dubstep producers. The rest is history.
Check out samples from all 11 tracks from The Path To Totality and pre-order the record.
By the way, Skrillex also told Zane Lowe he'd be releasing a remix ep next month, plus another ep early next year. No dates have been set yet.
The Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan Talks Gish & Siamese Dream by FMQB Productions
Visit the official Smashing Pumpkins website to check out the tracklisting for both Gish & Siamese Dream (there's a few different options), plus pre-order.
*Details from Apparatjik are always so difficult to interpret (and they love it that way!) as the band tends to post incredibly cryptic messages on their website and in band email missives. Their music is pretty cool though, so it's worth it. Check out a few tracks from Square Peg In A Round Hole below:
"Your Voice Needs Subtitles"
"Don't Eat The Whole Banana"
“look thrice, Imma Let you finish, but…”
Yup. Yesterday thrice, today Thursday. Crazy coincidence for two bands that have led such parallel and intersecting lives. We would’ve spaced our announcement out and given the dust a chance to settle but we are about to play a bunch of shows and we didn’t want anyone to miss the chance to see us one more time, so here it goes…
If you’re reading this long version of our statement, you’ve probably had some interaction with Thursday. We’ve been a band for thirteen years. We’ve played an uncountable number of shows, ranging from living rooms to stadiums. We’ve talked to every Zine, blog, Daily, Weekly, Monthly periodical… We’ve talked to every College, Commercial and Public Radio Station and sometimes we just hung out on the street talking to strangers. Maybe we met you. Maybe we worked together somewhere. Maybe you saw us or heard us with friends. Whatever the case may be, we owe you thanks. You’ve allowed us to be a band for thirteen years, to travel the world, to make records, to meet all of the people we’ve grown to love. And to open for our idols, work with our heroes, employ our friends (the best crew around) and see our dreams made real.
This year, Thursday has had so much to celebrate: our new record, No Devolución, came out ten years, to the week, after the record that was to become our touchstone: Full Collapse. To have one record still being celebrated a decade after it’s release and another to be met with such critical acclaim was really more than we ever could’ve imagined. We just wanted to play basement shows in New Brunswick. It’s funny… That sounds like a well-worn line now but it’s absolutely the truth.
Well, if you’ve been touched by our music or our dedication or our embarrassingly out-of-fashion sincerity, then this is for you, friend: thank you for letting us make No Devolución. We hope you’ve heard it. We say “beg, borrow or steal… music is an idea… ideas are free” but we encourage you to support our fantastically sweet and hardworking label, Epitaph, by buying it if you can afford to.
Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven’t been as easy for us on a personal level. Without diving into detail, it’s fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven’t had any falling out and are all still close. I’m sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We’ve talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects… Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.
We hope to see many of you at these last shows. They’ll be a lot of fun. We promise.
Lots of love,
Geoff & Tom & Tucker & Steve & Andrew & Tim & Lukas
Paul Weller "Around The Lake"
*FYI, Weller doesn't play favorites with the Gallagher brothers. Earlier this year Liam's fashion label Pretty Green introduced a Paul Weller clothing collection.
If you're in the Toledo area, or up for a road trip, don't miss Social Distortion at the Omni in Toledo this Saturday.
"You're So Good For Me"
"Head For The Sun"
Also check out two songs from the band's Live XM Session yesterday
"This Is How It Feels"
In North America, Inspiral Carpets are probably best known for their hit "Commerical Rain" (from Life)
*Tom Hingley was the vocalist for the band in their heyday. Fun fact: Noel Gallagher auditioned to replace Holt, but Hingley was chosen. Noel famously did spend time with the Carpets as their roadie until he found out his pesky brother Liam was forming his own band.)
But let's be honest--even though most of us seemingly hate the band, Nickelback sells a ridiculous amount of records. They have fans. A lot of fans. Wouldn't it be fun to read a fan's review of the band's latest cd? Enter The National Post who offered up some choice entertainment.
Don't forget you can still download Nickelblock, the plug-in that makes Nickelback disappear. Sort of.
Don't miss Morrissey at the Royal Oak Music Theater on December 18th.
"Just Got To Be"
"Howlin' For You"
The Black Keys will finally get around to releasing their new cd El Camino on December 6th. Don't forget the band will be selling a special limited edition 12 inch single for Black Friday.
I'll be updating with more video as it becomes available. If nothing else, watch the stunning up close footage of "A Forest."
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Monday, November 21, 2011
Owl Vision - Darkmix #2 (Mixed by Don Serata) by Owl Vision
"Death Star" is such a 'effing groove! Check out the video below:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today they're making all of their live shows available to download. Starting with the band's November 7th show in London, you can download any/all of their I'm With You shows in a variety of formats--mp3, FLAC, and ALAC. Each show will be available to download within a few days of the show. Sure, it's not exactly the same as seeing them live in concert, but it's great news if you're a fan and can't wait for them to come to a city near you. North American fans have been on pins and needles waiting for the band to announce their tour itinerary, but according to Chad Smith, the announcement is coming in December (psst, it's December next week already!) Stay tuned for details!
Meanwhile Q interviewed Noel recently (their interview will be published in their new issue next week) and they quoted Noel as saying, "I want them (Beady Eye) to do well. I don't want to get involved in that shit."
Watch some video from Q's interview with Noel (contains no comments about Liam or Beady eye):
Sunday, November 20, 2011
8 am hour
Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
JoBoxers "Just Got Lucky"
Elvis Costello "Pump It Up"
Counting Crows "Round Here"
Luscious Jackson "Naked Eye"
Roxy Music "Love Is The Drug"
Talk Talk "It's My Life"
Depeche Mode "Black Celebration"
Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
Jane's Addiction "Jane Says" (live)
9 am hour
R.E.M. "Fall On Me"
Replacements "Kiss Me On The Bus"
Iggy Pop/Kate Pierson "Candy"
Soundgarden "Hands All Over"
PJ Harvey "Down By The Water"
Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
Cure "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Peek-A-Boo"
Erasure "A Little Respect"
Morrissey "Hairdresser On Fire"
Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger"
Duran Duran "The Reflex"
Devo "Whip It"
10 am hour
Echo & The Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Clash "Straight To Hell"
Bad Religion "Infected"
Pearl Jam "Crown Of Thorns"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane"
Talking Heads "Psychokiller"
U2 "New Year's Day"
Smashing Pumpkins "Disarm" (acoustic)
Smashing Pumpkins "Siva" (peel session)
Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Gin Blossoms "Hey Jealousy"
11 am hour
Billy Idol "Rebel Yell"
Primus "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"
Big Audio Dynamite II "The Globe"
Lemonheads "Into Your Arms"
Sonic Youth "The Diamond Sea"
Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
New Order "Blue Monday"
Ride "Vapour Trail"
Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees"
Morrissey "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (live)
Morrissey ticket info, live footage from shows this week, plus Moz got his hair cut and kept his locks!
Noel Gallagher ticket information plus video of him covering Oasis songs live.
Sinead O'Connor has a new song & you can listen to it here.
Linkage to an interview with Garbage
Replacements film Color Me Impressed
Trailer for Oxford music film Anyone Can Play Guitar, plus video of a Q & A with members of Ride, Radiohead, Supergrass, and more
Time reviewed every song (yup, all 38) on R.E.M.'s career retrospective
A TON of live footage from The Cure's 'Reflections' show in London (part 1)
A TON of live footage from The Cure's 'Reflections' show in London (part 2)
Radiohead's "Codex" covered by Deadmau5
Q's tribute to Achtung Baby (featuring covers from NIN, Garbage, Depeche Mode & more) is now available on iTunes