Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Sun Came Out (official trailer)
Fans may also be interested in watching an Australian interview from 1993 with Karl Wallinger, plus a World Party performance of "Is It Like Today" below.
Interview + "Is It Like Today" (performance is ~ 4:30 in)
Best Solo Act--Florence + The Machine
Best Dancefloor Anthem--Katy B
Best Video--Hurts "Sunday"
Best International Band--Foo Fighters
Best New Band--Vaccines
Best Track--Florence + The Machine "Shake It Out"
Best Album--Horrors Skying
Best British Band--Kasabian
Best Reissue--Johnny Marr The Smiths Complete
Best Live Band--Arctic Monkeys
Godlike Genius--Noel Gallagher
"I think he's a bit young to win it, but it's well deserved." As for The Smiths? We never won many awards so it would be nice to one day, One day..."
Yes folks, Marr said "one day" and now NME writers are in a tizzy thinking this is a hint about a Smiths reunion. From NME's live blog:
"Did we mention earlier that Johnny Marr said he STILL hoped one day to win more awards with The Smiths? That's gotta be a reunion hint, right..?"
Here we go. When the NME gets into a tizzy, it all generally spirals out of control. Be warned.
Noel Gallagher will be presented the Godlike Genius award later in the ceremony. NME interviewed Johnny Marr about Gallagher's honor:
"I think he's a bit young to win it, but it's well deserved." As for The Smiths? We never won many awards so it would be nice to one day, One day..."
Marr also will receive the Best Reissue award for The Smiths Complete.
Click over to NME's live blog for up to the minute details.
Garbage will release the first single from the record soon (they just shot a video for it over the weekend). For now watch a short clip/video of new album track "I Hate Love" which premiered a few weeks ago:
"I Hate Love"
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
"Shoot A Hole In The Sun" Noel Gallagher w/Amorphous Androgynous
"Dream On" Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Don't miss Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on the road this spring. The Detroit date is March 31st at the Royal Oak Music Theater.
"What'll It Take" Graham Coxon
Awesome track. This is SO MUCH BETTER than the new Gorillaz track (no offense Mr. Albarn.) I cannot wait to hear the full album from Coxon. A & E drops April 2nd, but while you're waiting for that, download another track from the album "The Truth" here for free.
"Cut A Hole" (new song)
"Identikit" (new song)
"Meeting In The Aisle"
Tonight at 10/9 c, it’s a new episode of “Portlandia.” This week Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein get the Mayor of Portland’s (Kyle MacLachlan) blessing to create a grassroots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland. Plus, Johnny Marr of The Smiths makes a guest appearance. Tune in!
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Music and Entertainment (MEC) and Distinguished Speakers Committees (DSC) of the Student Event Center will present a lecture by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Will Butler, and Marika Anthony-Shaw of Arcade Fire. The Montreal-based, Grammy Award-winning artists will discuss the current socio-economic crisis in Haiti, and their own volunteer efforts in the region. Proceeding along this path, the musicians will draw attention to the work being done by the non-profit to which their profits are directed: Partners in Health.
Passes will be available in the box office of the Student Activity Center (SAC), beginning Thursday, March 1st, at 7:30 AM, and a limited number of press passes will be available. Remember to bring your current student I.D!
Wow, we never had events like this when I went to college. Now would be a good time to get off my lawn...
"Easy Way Out"
"Somebody That I Used To Know" (Jimmy Kimmel performance)
Don't miss Goyte on his North American tour. The Detroit area date is April 2nd at Pease Auditorium (on campus of Eastern Michigan University).
Don't miss Arctic Monkeys on the road with the Black Keys this spring! The Detroit date is this Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. Grab tickets here.
"We’ll see. I’m imagining we’ll play more than four gigs. We’ll probably play 25-30 gigs, would be my guess. We’ve got five gigs now, and we’ll play at least another 20 gigs, I would imagine."
Oh, and as for new music? Forget about it:
"We never broke up the band for any reason other than we’d taken the band as far as we wanted to take it. We aren’t getting back together to make a new album. We’re doing this one time: see it now, or never see it again. That’s what’s going to happen here."
The North American dates for I'll Be Your Mirror/All Tomorrow's Parties is September 21st-23rd in New Jersey's Asbury Park and you can grab tickets here.
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
"How Soon Is Now?"
"Everyday Is Like Sunday" (costume change)
Watch tons of high quality (televised) footage from his show from his Vina Del Mar show on Friday here.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
1. The Machine Room "Your Head On The Floor Next Door"
I seriously cannot stop listening to this song. I've been hitting repeat over and over and over and over. It's THAT good.
2. M83 "Midnight City"
The song and video have been out for four months, but it's still captivating.
3. School Of Seven Bells "Lafaye"
This is the first single from the band's new record Ghostory, which drops on Tuesday. If you like "Lafaye" listen to the full stream of the record here
4. Young Empires "Against The Wall"
The Toronto band just released Wake All My Youth last week. This is my favorite track by far, though the entire record is pretty sweet and will make you dance like a mofo.
5. Spiritualized "Hey Jane"
It's been forever since Spiritualized released something new, but they made up for it with this nine minute epic. The full length Sweet Heart Sweet Light drops April 17th.
6. Amish 82 "Crocodile"
This is electropop at its finest. Read more about this fabulous band here.
7. A Place To Bury Strangers "I Lost You"
Off the newly released ep Onwards To The Wall...
8. Friendly Fires "Blue Cassette"
From last year's full length album Pala. It's still such a great listen...
9. Sun Kil Moon "Sunshine In Chicago"
This is from the new record which is due in May. Ah, Mark Kozelek! Nothing's better than a sullen, melancholy man who can poke fun...
10. Godley & Creme "Cry"
On the other hand, sometimes sullen, melancholy men will make you pull your hair out in frustration. I had to dust this 1985 classic off this week...
"I bought [Iggy and the Stooges’] “Raw Power” when I was 14, that was the first record I bought. I didn’t know anything about it, I had no friends that were listening to it. They used to sell records in the chemists’, Boots chemists. I saw the sleeve to “Raw Power,” I saw the silver pants, and I went home holding that. If you’re going to start anywhere in music — I got lucky."
Read excerpts from the print version of the article in the New York Times online.
As previously reported, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, by Spiritualized drops April 17th. Stream the album's first single, "Hey Jane" below, and don't miss them on the road this spring. The Detroit date is May 4th at the Majestic Theater.
"Sunshine In Chicago"
Among The Leaves drops May 29th as a digital album, vinyl, and limited edition double disc set. The limited edition version comes with five bonus songs (alternate and live versions) which will not be available on the other formats.
Roxy Music "More Than This"
Cure "Close To Me"
10,000 Maniacs "Like The Weather"
U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Inspiral Carpets "Commercial Rain"
Dandy Warhols "Every Day Should Be A Holiday"
Butthole Surfers "Pepper"
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"
Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Marcy Playground "Sex & Candy"
9 am hour
XTC "Radios In Motion"
Iggy Pop "Real Wild Child"
Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You"
Smashing Pumpkins "Landslide"
Fatboy Slim "The Rockefeller Skank"
Beastie Boys "Brass Monkey"
Massive Attack "Protection"
Depeche Mode "Strangelove"
Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
New Order "True Faith"
10 am hour
World Party "Put The Message In The Box"
INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"
Blondie "Heart Of Glass"
Radiohead "High & Dry"
Stone Roses "Fool's Gold"
Soul Asylum "Somebody To Shove"
U2 "New Year's Day"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
Godley & Creme "Cry"
Oasis "Live Forever"
11 am hour
Cure "Just Like Heaven"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Talk Talk "It's My Life"
Social Distortion "Let It Be Me"
Nine Inch Nails "March Of The Pigs"
Jane's Addiction "Had A Dad"
Elvis Costello "Watching The Detectives"
XTC "Mayor Of Simpleton"
Whale "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
Alice In Chains "Would?"
Afghan Whigs "Conjure Me"
Garbage "Stupid Girl"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Grey Cell Green"
Saturday, February 25, 2012
"I Would For You"
Last night Morrissey played Chile's Vina Del Mar festival, and his set was broadcast on Chilean television, so enjoy some high quality footage that has surfaced so far below, and if you missed yesterday's post on Moz appearing on a game show in 1984, be sure to click here to watch it.
"First Of The Gang To Die"
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"You're The One For Me, Fatty"
"I Know It's Over"
"How Soon Is Now?"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"I Want The One I Can't Have"
"When Last I Spoke To Carol"
Friday, February 24, 2012
While you're pondering the artwork, take a listen to the almost nine minute epic "Hey Jane" below (don't get fooled by the false fade around 3:30 in) and don't miss Spiritualized on the road this spring. The Detroit area date is May 4th at the Majestic Theater.
"Pigs In Zen" (1988, Detroit)
"Stop!" (1988, Detroit)
"Mountain Song" (1986, Los Angeles)
"Whores" (1991, Lollapalooza, Cuyahoga Falls )
Stream the full ep below or on bandcamp.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mark Lanegan is supporting his newly released cd Blues Funeral. Watch a recent live performance of the album's first single, "The Gravedigger's Song"
Blues Funeral is still streaming in its entirety here.
Brad "A Reason To Be In My Skin"
Fans can also check out an interview with vocalist Shawn Smith here.
Next Wednesday, Gorillaz will drop the official video for "Do Ya Thing" and on March 23rd an extended 12 minute version of "Do Ya Thing" will be available on the official Gorillaz website.
"Do Ya Thing" Gorillaz ft Andre 3000 & James Murphy
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
FANTASIES was all about pushing ourselves out into the world, going to unknown places and shaking off everything familiar.
SYNTHETICA is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation.
SYNTHETICA is about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection.
SYNTHETICA is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It's about what is real vs what is artificial.
You say it's flattering when other bands cover your songs, but has there ever been one where you think 'that's fucking awful. put the instruments down lad and give up'
"Well, I know it's supposed to be funny but when the Word had Bernard Manning doing it. Did you see it? Bernard Manning's Smith medley. See, you're getting more than you bargained for there, mate (laughs). Him spinning around with flowers in his back pocket singing "Girlfriend In A Coma" is something I really wished I hadn't seen in my lifetime. Fuck's sake.
"I've always been pleased because the sort of bands that cover The Smiths have always been from a culture that I think is alright. I mean, Placebo did "Big Mouth Strikes Again" and that was great. To be honest with you, I only remember the good stuff. Low did a version of "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and that was just so good and I think Supergrass did a version of something too. It's always been people with great intentions from a really good culture so it would be horribly churlish to look at it with any kind of serious criticism"
Marr is right, this Bernard Manning medley is so awful I couldn't get through the entire clip and it's only about a minute long. See how long you can go before YOU bail:
Bernard Manning Sings the Smiths:
Cleanse your ears with Placebo and Low covering The Smiths:
Placebo "Big Mouth Strikes Again"
Low "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
FYI, the Supergrass cover Marr was referencing was "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" which sadly isn't available to stream here.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Coldplay "Charlie Brown"
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds featuring Chris Martin on piano
"AKA...What A Life"
Of course, the true highlight of the Brits was the five song set from Blur. Watch the entire set here.
Factory Records Collection
Oasis artwork proofs
John Squire painting
Joy Division LPs
Entire page of Joy Division/New Order records
The new single "One Drop" debuted last week on British Radio. Here are the comments John Lydon made about "One Drop"
“One Drop is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country….”
Read more on P.I.L. here.
His latest cover is "Up, Up, And Away" originally by the 5th Dimension
"Up, Up, And Away"
This one might make you laugh a bit--it's "Love Will Keep Us Together" originally by Captain & Tennille, but with a bit of a Joy Division flair at the beginning:
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
And who can't get behind a Hall & Oates cover?
Besides creating music, Marsden has also been busy with writing--he's just authored a book on dating and he has a weekly column in The Independent. His book, Crap Dates, is available here and you can follow him on Twitter (he tweets a lot, but he's ridiculously entertaining).
Blur have accepted the invite to headline the Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park on 12th August twitter.com/blurofficial/s…— blur (@blurofficial) February 21, 2012
Whoo hoo, indeed! Blur, New Order, and The Specials??!? Peeps in London clearly know how to throw a Closing Ceremony.
Monday, February 20, 2012
"Under The West Way" (new song)
"Strange News From Another Star"
"He Thought Of Cars"
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Enjoy one of XTC's last concerts from February, 1982 (XTC stopped touring in 1982 because of Partridge's crippling stage fright):
"New romantic was basically, in my mind, clubbers with too much makeup on with stupid clothes. I never set foot in any of their clubs, so I find it quite distressing to be nobbled into new romantic, cos it was just a load of guys who looked like they'd had a row with their girlfriends' makeup. There was nothing tough about it, nothing dangerous about it, it was soft electro stuff and it just looked a bit wet. And I didn't like being associated with it."
Read the full interview in The Guardian.
Earlier this year Adam Ant rescheduled dates for his world tour which is now set to kick off next month in London. The North American leg kicks off in the fall and will include a stop at the Crofoot in Pontiac on October 11th. Check out the full list of rescheduled dates here.
Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Call "Everywhere I Go"
Smiths "What Difference Does It Make"
Soul Asylum "Runaway Train"
Lemonheads "It's A Shame About Ray"
Echo & The Bunnymen "People Are Strange"
Peter Gabriel "Games Without Frontiers"
Massive Attack "Teardrop"
Joe Strummer "Love Kills"
Velvet Underground "Rock & Roll"
Cake "I Will Survive"
9 am hour
Police "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Michael Penn "No Myth"
Cars "Bye Bye Love"
Violent Femmes "Add It Up"
Jane's Addiction "Standing In The Shower"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Flesh For Lulu "I Go Crazy"
Nine Inch Nails "Down In It"
Placebo "Pure Morning"
Cure "The Walk"
Iggy Pop/Kate Pierson "Candy"
Hole "Miss World"
10 am hour
David Bowie "Modern Love"
Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
Charlatans "The Only One I Know"
Cardigans "My Favorite Game"
Pixies "Here Comes Your Man"
Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Foo Fighters "This Is A Call"
Living Colour "Cult Of Personality"
Smashing Pumpkins "Rocket"
Afghan Whigs "Debonair"
Blur "There's No Other Way"
R.E.M. "Losing My Religion"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"
11 am hour
Jesus & Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"
Clash "Train In Vain"
Replacements "I Will Dare"
Oasis "Rock & Roll Star"
Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity"
Duran Duran "The Reflex"
Jane's Addiction "Stop!"
Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant"
Radiohead "Street Spirit"
Smiths "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Saturday, February 18, 2012
"Though he’s clearly not participating in Quirijns’ project against his will, Corbijn seems embarrassed to be talking about himself, and unused to being directed rather then directing, and these two sources of friction generate some interesting static "
According to IMDB, Anton Corbijn Inside Out will be released in the Netherlands on March 22nd, but no other info is available regarding a worldwide release. I suspect the film will enjoy a limited run in select theaters in North America in the future, though nothing has been announced yet. We'll keep you posted with updates, but for now watch the official trailer:
Anton Corbijn Inside Out official trailer
Watch some of Corbijn's work from over the years:
Control official trailer
Q & A session with Corbijn at the Toronto premiere of Control in 2007. (Starts at around 1:23)
"Bring On The Dancing Horses" Echo & The Bunnymen
"Headhunter" Front 242
U2's "One" has two videos. Here's the one Corbijn directed:
"Strangelove" Depeche Mode
Corbijn directed Coldplay's concert in Madrid last year for the American Express concert series Unstaged. Watch the full concert (the concert itself starts at around 24 minutes in, there's an interview with Coldplay prior to that, fyi)
1. Howlin For You
2. Next Girl
3. Gold On The Ceiling
4. Thick Freakness
5. I'll Be Your Man
6. Your Touch
7. Little Black Submarines
8. Dead And Gone
9. Tighten Up
10. Lonely Boy
11. I Got Mine
"I don't believe a reunion will happen: "I don't think either Oasis or The Smiths will reform. I think Morrissey and Marr, probably, but I don't think The Smiths will ever reform. And Oasis, at the moment, no. Morrissey and Johnny Marr is probably more on the cards."
Meanwhile, Noel appeared on Irish television last night and revealed to host Ryan Tubridy what he misses most about the Oasis experience:
"Playing stadiums. I enjoy that...such a spectable. When people come to see it, they're watching essentially five guys working. When you're on stage you're watching 75,000 people...it's indescribable, they're all there because of the songs you wrote."
Noel also disclosed that though he's been playing about six or seven Oasis songs at his live gigs, he won't play certain songs, namely the ones "so related to Liam's voice" like "Rock & Roll Star" and "Champagne Supernova." Hmmm, yet he plays "Wonderwall" which is the song probably most associated with Liam's voice, well, at least to me.
Watch the full interview from RTE's The Late Late Show below:
Don't miss Noel Gallagher on his North American tour. The Detroit area date is March 31st at the Royal Oak Music Theater.
"Love Is The Drug" Todd Terje remix
Roxy Music haven't revealed if the "Love Is The Drug" remix is going to appear on a new remix ep release, but we'll keep you posted. A few years ago Roxy Music released a series of remix eps--each ep was numbered and named after a color--EP #1/Pink, EP#2/Orange, EP#3/Purple, and EP#4/Blue. and you can still purchase the releases on Amazon or iTunes.
Take a listen to a few of the remixes below:
"Always Unknowing" (Cinnamon Chasers remix, Blue )
"Rain Rain Rain" (Tiefschwartz remix, Pink)
"Virginia Plain" (Headman rework, Purple)
"Same Old Scene" (Glimmers remix, Orange)
"Avalon" (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Blue)
For those who enjoy listening to the classic versions of Roxy Music, don't forget an extensive 40th anniversary deluxe box set will be released later this year. Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 is a 12 disc set (8 CDs, 4 DVDs) and will include the band's eight studio records plus b-sides, remixes, non-album singles and more and will drop on April 2nd.
Friday, February 17, 2012
NPR will be hosting an in-app concert featuring a live concert stream of the Shins' New York City show March 7th. Find out more about that here. For those who would rather see the band close and personal (well, a bit closer), don't miss them on their North American tour with the Antlers. The Detroit show is June 6th at the Fillmore and you can grab tickets here.
Finally, starting next Tuesday (February 21st) the video for "Simple Song" will be the free video of the week on iTunes. Check out a short preview of the video below:
I. SAD VACATION
II. THE AUTUMN CARNIVAL
III. ENJOY YOURSELF
IV. ALTERNATIVE POWER TO THE PEOPLE
V. WELL THEY’RE GONE
VI.REST YOUR HEAD
VII. 16 TONS
XIII. I AM FREE
IX. SETI VS. THE WOW! SIGNAL
X. DON’T SHOOT SHE CRIED
XI. SLIDE (DeBoer)