The L.A. based trio Dessert have just released their third track “Player,” and I must say, it’s pretty kick-ass. Packed with electronic percussion, smooth vocals, and some synth dabbling on the side this tune is definitely one you’ll be wanting to add to your playlist; “Player” will surely remind you of warmer days ahead, it’s catchy, fresh and vibrant.
If anyone finds a selfie from Dessert please hit us up, as they’re quite anonymous currently with only a picture of this Fido on the web.
Hit play below!
Apart from his catchy beats, you know what else I love about Gasmilk, that his tunes may be partly inspired by ’90s era Nickelodeon, oh the nostalgia. Gasmilk is Oakland artist Brian Lee White’s solo work, that fuses a mixture of electro and indie pop, taking you into a synth-filled universe.
The track called “2 Of Us” is the second one to drop from his upcoming EP, due out later this year, and it’s just as good as the first single. I can see “2 Of US” playing on repeat during beach trips this summer. You can take a listen to the track below.
PS- if you want something to dance to, you can get Gasmilk’s single “Slow” as a free download over on his official Soundcloud.
Tears streamed down Pharrell Williams’ face as he sat down for an interview with Oprah. Tears of joy, that is. With his popular tune “Happy,” nobody could be more moved than Williams himself, seeing just how happy people get while listening to his song.
The 41 year old singer/rapper/producer said that the song didn’t get noticed until the music video was released– back in November, and all of the sudden it went “boom.” People from all over the world started submitting their own versions of the video. Pharrell explains “and we were like, ‘What’s happening?’ ” he said. “First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song.”
He continued,”it’s overwhelming because it’s like I love what I do,” Williams said. “I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long, that I could make it to this point to feel that.”
Watch the segment from Williams’ interview with Oprah below.
Twin Shadow just released a new single titled, “To The Top” which was recorded at the Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever Cemetery & Studio Zapata Zabala with Wynne Bennet. It doesn’t end with this tune, Twin Shadow has a new album in the works, a follow-up to 2012′s Confess.
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This is what Twin Shadow had to say about the track:
“What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell.
It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”
Miniature Tigers will be releasing their fourth studio album, Cruel Runnings, on June 17th via YEBO Music, and with that comes the second single “Oblivious.”
As if the album title wasn’t enough to leave you pondering about your dream career as a bobsledder, an extended Jamaican vacation did have a major influence on the album. Which according to bassist Brandon Lee, “everything came very naturally. We had all decided, ‘Let’s just try to be as much of us as possible.”
The press release states that Cruel Runnings is “something halfway between nostalgia and the ecstatic now, an album that yearns for the recent past while staring open-hearted at what the present dares to bring. Songs about swimming pools remembered on sticky summer nights, lovers meeting at discotheques, streets where you used to live. Miniature Tigers have written a record that’s eminently relatable, passionate but not without a healthy sense of perspective.”
If you’ve been missing the ’80 synth-vibe in your life lately, then the song “Oblivious” will definitely hit the spot. Take a listen below.
With their eight album due out next month, the Black Keys have just released another tune– “Turn Blue”– for your listening pleasure. The first single “Fever” had a more psychedelic feel to it, while “Turn Blue” is an easy listen, with a mid-tempo arrangement. “Turn Blue” was premiered in drummer Patrick Carney’s SiriusXM show “Serious Boredom.”
Take a listen below!
Turn Blue is due out May 13th via Nonesuch Records.
Turn Blue Tracklist:
01. Weight of Love
02. In Time
03. Turn Blue
05. Year in Review
06. Bullet in the Brain
07. It’s Up to You Now
08. Waiting on Words
09. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Awa
Zach Braff is back with a Garden State follow-up titled Wish I Was Here, set for release July 25th. It’s already been 10 years since the Garden State release, which had a memorable soundtrack that included bands like: The Shins, Coldplay, Iron & Wine, amongst others.
After a successful kickstarter campaign, Braff set out to create another epic film, Wish I Was Here follows a “struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life.” Not exactly a sequel to Garden State per se but a pretty familiar setting. Braff not only stars in the film, he also co-wrote it with his brother, Adam.
Wish I Was Here made its premier at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and features some familiar faces, Joey King, Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad and Ashley Greens.
Braff is making sure this soundtrack is just as incredible as Garden State’s, which includes a collaboration between Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and original songs from Bon Iver and The Shins.
If you weren’t able to snag some tickets to this year’s Coachella, don’t sweat it, you can watch the whole thing from the comfort of your own home. The festival will be broadcasted live both weekends via YouTube. Not only will you be able to see live performances, there will also be some artist interviews, behind the scenes footage and video playbacks.
For weekend 1, which is April 11th-13th you can catch: Arcade Fire, Beck, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Nas, Pharrell, Lorde, Disclosure, Foster the People, Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Girl Talk, Warpaint, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Sleigh Bells, CHVRCHES, Daughter, Superchunk, The Afghan Whigs, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Cage the Elephant, Ty Segall, Foxygen, ASAP Ferg, Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Jagwar Ma, Ellie Goulding, and Carnage, amongst others.
The second weekend 18th-20th will be broadcasted via AXS TV. The second weekend schedule is yet to be released.
Coachella Weekend One Webcast:
* = All times in PST
Friday, April 11th:
03:30 – Flatbush Zombies
03:30 – ZZ Ward
03:30 – Jagwar Ma
04:15 – Grouplove
04:20 – Wye Oak
05:15 – MS MR
05:20 – AFI
06:00 – Bastille
06:05 – ASAP Ferg
06:10 – GOAT
07:00 – The Afghan Whigs
07:00 – Kate Nash
07:50 – Neko Case
08:15 – Woodkid
08:40 – Ellie Goulding
09:05 – Chromeo
09:30 – Broken Bells
09:30 – Carnage
09:55 – Bryan Ferry
10:30 – Girl Talk
11:00 – The Cult
11:20 – Martin Garrix
12:00 – Anti-Flag
12:20 – Zedd
Saturday, April 12th:
03:30 – White Lies
03:30 – Bear Hands
03:30 – Foxygen
04:10 – CHVRCHES
04:15 – Temples
04:30 – Ty Segall
05:20 – The Head and the Heart
05:30 – Bombay Bicycle Club
06:10 – City and Colour
06:30 – Washed Out
07:00 – Capital Cities
07:05 – Future Islands
07:55 – Lorde
08:00 – Warpaint
08:25 – Dillon Francis
08:45 – Foster the People
09:00 – Pixies
09:25 – Fatboy Slim
09:40 – Queens of the Stone Age
10:25 – Empire of the Sun
10:35 – Pharrell Williams
10:45 – Sleigh Bells
11:25 – Skrillex
11:35 – Pet Shop Boys
11:35 – Muse
Sunday, April 13th:
03:30 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
03:30 – J. Roddy Walston & The Business
03:30 – Surfer Blood
04:15 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
04:30 – Frank Turner
05:10 – Fishbone
05:30 – Superchunk
06:00 – Blood Orange
06:00 – Flosstradamus
06:30 – The 1975
07:15 – Little Dragon
07:40 – The Naked and Famous
07:50 – Alesso
08:30 – Daughter
08:30 – Calvin Harris
09:00 – Big Gigantic
09:25 – Beck
09:55 – Adventure Club
10:10 – Nas
10:20 – Arcade Fire
10:45 – Duck Sauce
11:10 – Disclosure
Sir Paul McCartney will be resuming his Out There Tour through 2014, adding some dates in the US which include: New Orleans, Louisville, Albany, and Pittsburgh for now, but “more dates to be announced,” according to his official site.
Tickets for set dates go on sale April 14th at 10 a.m. local time.
Paul McCartney 2014 Tour Dates:
04/19 - Montevideo, UY @ Estadio Centenario
04/22 - Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
04/25 - Lima, PE @ Estadio Nacional
05/17 - Tokyo, JP @ National Stadium
05/18 - Tokyo, JP @ National Stadium
06/19 – New Orleans, LA @ The Smoothie King Center
06/26 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
07/05 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
07/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
Outside Lands annual festival held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco has just revealed 2014′s full lineup of bands and artists set to perform August 8th-10th.
Top headliners include: Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiesto, Death Cab For Cutie, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Ray Lamontagne, Spoon, Atmosphere, Cut Copy, Lykke Li, HAIM, CHVRCHES, Chromeo, Tegan & Sara, and Local Natives.
Other acts set to perform: The Kooks, Phosphorescent, Run the Jewels, Warpaint, Jenny Lewis, SBTRKT, Deer Tick, Grouplove, Tycho, Holy Ghost!, Flume, Dum Dum Girls, Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Owens, Woods, Courtney Barnett, Mikal Cronin, Gold Panda, Typhoon, Lucius, Big Freedia, Jagwar Ma, Bear Hands, Gardens & Villa, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, John Butler Trio, Ben Howard, Duck Sauce, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Tickets go on sale April 10th, at 10:00am PT via the festival’s official website.
Who are you looking forward to see at Outside Lands 2014?
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back with the release of their thirteenth studio album, Hypnotic Eye this summer via Reprise Record. The album is jam-packed with 11 tracks produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Ryan Ulyate.
Rolling Stones David Fricke had a chance to listen to Hypnotic Eye adding it’s a “return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism and drive of his first great New Wave-era albums, 1976?s Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and 1978?s You’re Gonna Get It.”
Apart from a new album this year, the band is also setting up a tour supporting Hypnotic Eye, a 20th anniversary reissue of Wildflowers– featuring 10 previously unreleased songs– and a live album centered around last year’s shows at NYC Beacon and LA’s Henry Fonda Theater.
Now while you wait for summer to come around, keep calm and listen to Petty’s 1985 Live version of “American Girl.”
Back in 2010 the Flaming Lips released a full-length cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, it seems like the band isn’t done covering Pink Floyd as they are now releasing a companion LP titled Flaming Side of the Moon. One of the cool things about this album is that it’s intended to be played simultaneously with Pink Floyd’s original.
A couple of other things that make Flaming Side of the Moon unique: according to the press release “fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of Dark Side, but it will work with the album on any format,” and the album was “carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.”
Flaming Side of the Moon is now available for digital download through all participating digital outlets, and there is also a limited edition pressing of 100 vinyls to be distributed to the band’s family and friends.
Mid-week, but it certainly felt like the weekend at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Wednesday night. High-kicks in stilettos, with a tight mini black dress draped over her figure, a cigarette nestled between lips, the energy of every song saturating her hair by the minute; one of the things that fans adore about Maja Ivarsson– front woman of the Sounds– is her genuine and raw attitude. While she’s climbing on speakers, and laying onstage singing at the top of her lungs, she’s one of them, part of the crowd, interconnecting the audience and music as one.
The Sounds are their own force of nature, the energy they emit to the audience kept building up song after song. Waves of crowd surfers were making their way to the stage, and Maja sitting at the edge, greeting them with a big smile, singing, and taking the occasional selfie with the ones that were gutsy enough to throw themselves atop the crowd.
Something to greatly respect about the Sounds is that not only have they been a band for 16 years– with the same original members– their music is quite innovative and ever-evolving, intertwining punk rock with new wave and indie, and just the right amount of electro. They keep it real, in a world where musical replicas are an everyday occurrence.
Although they are touring in support of their latest musical compilation, the band made sure to rock out to a good amount of throwbacks that included: “Painted by Numbers,” “Song With a Mission,” “Ego,” and “Tony The Beat,” to name a few.
“Everyday it’s like a party, everyday it’s like the weekend,” added Maja, before diving into the title track of their fifth studio album, Weekend. T-shirts were swung to the stage by fans, Ivarsson used a couple to dry off– pretty much in every place where you would find a sweat gland– and sent it right back to it’s owner. Don’t expect this front woman to let the men hold down the fort, she can be one of the guys, but in such a charming way, that I can guarantee it will leave you swooning by the end of the concert. She is like an alchemist-bred musical titan, falling between the lines of cool, rebellious and classy all in one sexy Swedish package.
If anyone thought Rock ‘n Roll was dead, or has been in a coma in the last few years, they certainly haven’t been to a Sounds concert. The band is set to hit up at least 17 other cities, in the US and Canada this Spring– make sure you get tickets ahead of time, as their shows do tend to sell out pretty quickly.
The Sounds Set List:Emperor Song With A Mission Shake Shake Shake Something To Die For 24 Hours Hurt You Dorchester Hotel Painted By Numbers Wish You Were Here Midnight Sun Best Of Me Weekend 4 Songs & A Fight No One Sleeps Take It The Wrong Way America Outlaw Ego Tony The Beat Rock ‘N Roll Hope You’re Happy Now
For the full list of tour dates, head to the Sounds official website.
The 7th annual Record Store Day is less than a month away, which means we’re ready to break open that glass mason jar that holds the dough in order to get our hands full of vinyl goodness and exclusive releases. The official Record Store Day website has just revealed a list of all the pieces that will be released at record stores on April 19th.
They have two versions available of the list: a PDF that you can print and take with you while you shop, or a webpage version for those who wish to scroll through. Be aware that the list is always subject to change with fixes, tweaks, additions or cancellations that can occur from today up until the day of.
The Record Store Day list is also broken up into categories:
“RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE RELEASES. Exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. Will not be available anywhere else in the same format.
RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED RUN/REGIONAL FOCUS RELEASES. Also exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores, but may not be distributed nationally, or the quantities of these titles are EXTREMELY limited. 1000 and under and WAY under 1000 in some cases. We felt it was only right to put them on a special sub-list, so that everyone is clear on the odds.
‘RECORD STORE DAY FIRST’ RELEASE. These are titles that you can find on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. So if you’re a fan of the artist, you get first listen. At some point in the future, generally four to six weeks, these titles will be available at other retailers. “
To view the Record Store Day list, click here.
A sea of cables sits atop Kawehi’s oak table, a wine glass barely filled with red, stone walls and a nice landscape painting hanging in the background…these don’t quite imply that you’re about to be graced with some grungy Nirvana action, and I think that is totally the point.
The Honolulu-born singer-songwriter will definitely reel you in, and hook your “Heart-Shaped Box” with her intricate looping, vocal harmonies, and charm.
To get swooned, press play below!
It’s been a bit since Interpol played a live gig– 2011 to be exact– they graced the audience of Newcastle by debuting three new songs from their upcoming fifth album, which they are currently in the process of recording. The songs are titled, “My Desire,” “Anywhere,” and “All The Rage Back Home.”
Check out the tunes below!
Wye Oak have just released the second single off their new album, Shriek– out April 29th via Merge Records. The tune “Glory” gravitates around some major synth work, harmonizing vocals, with a hint of funk.
The Baltimore band’s fourth album has been deemed “guitar-free” as they are focusing on some new energy, and experimenting a bit more with some electro geared sounds.
Take a listen to “Glory” below!
No sight of a date for the new Modest Mouse album release, but regardless the band will be hitting the road in May, scheduling a few stops in the US. Apart from a few headlining shows, they will also be performing at the Shaky Knees Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival, and Boston Calling. See the full list of dates below:
Modest Mouse 2014 Tour Dates:
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
05/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
05/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
05/14 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
05/16 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
05/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
05/21 – Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest Center
05/24 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Onmegang #
05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
* = w/ Survival Knife
# = w/ Brand New
Last night Coldplay performed at the iTunes Festival SXSW, where they delivered their first live performance since announcing the release of their latest album, Ghost Stories. They performed four new songs: the lead single “Magic,” “Midnight,” and two previously unheard songs, “Always In My Head” and “Another’s Arms.” Watch footage from the show below:
“Always In My Head”
“Another’s Arms (Audio)”
Coldplay’s Ghost Stories is set for release May 19th via Parlophone Records.
Ghost Stories Tracklist:
01. Always In My Head
04. True Love
06. Another’s Arms
08. A Sky Full of Stars
On March 18th Black Lips are releasing their new LP, Underneath The Rainbow via Vice Records. It’s been about three years since Black Lips released a new record, their last one was Arabia Mountain back in 2011. Along with this new release comes a tour of course, not only will your ears get some pleasure, but your nose will too– their upcoming tour will feature “scented” shows!
This is the info that came along with the press release:
Recognizing the powerful effect of scent on emotion and memory, the band worked with a team of olfactory scientists to craft a band-specific scent that will be disseminated throughout the duration of their shows, evoking “ocean”, “cedar”, “moon”, “denim”, “squid ink”, “fire”, and “semen (if the man only ate fresh plums for about a week)” among other aromas.
…Hmmm…I don’t know about that last one, hopefully sarcasm was included in that package. You can grab the scented version of Underneath The Rainbow in cassette at the Black Lips’ shows, distributed by Burger Records.