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Led Zeppelin – “Stairway To Heaven” (Alternate Mix)

22 Oct

Led Zeppelin IV (Super Deluxe Edition Box)

What’s left to say about Led Zeppelin’s signature song, the quintessential Rock track of the 70’s, “Stairway To Heaven”? It’s become the stuff of legend ever since it came out on Led Zeppelin IV in ’71 and it’s as good today as it ever was (even if it does get played a little too often on the radio). Led Zeppelin have unveiled a new mix of the iconic song that will appear on the deluxe reissue of IV. This version is an alternate take of the classic song and it’s labeled “Sunset Sound Mix,” after the LA studio in which it was mixed.

The most noticeable differences on this version start off with the line that says “In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees…” (about the 2:45 mark) where you hear a much more prominent organ part. The guitars in general stand out much more in this mix, with a much heartier sound throughout; it’s most noticeable in the riff that leads the outro.

It’s just different enough to make you notice that this is not exactly what you’ve already heard thousands of times, and the essence remains intact; a win-win in my book.

The reissue of IV is due out on October 28th; pre-order on LedZeppelin.com. Hear the new mix of “Stairway” now over at Rolling Stone.

Video: Johnny Lloyd – “Oldest Man On Earth”

21 Oct

Johnny Lloyd

If there’s one thing you should know about me by now is that I’m a fan of melodic lo-fi tunes and the latest one I’ve come across that I’d like to recommend you listen to is “Oldest Man On Earth” by Johnny Lloyd.

The video is dark and gloomy, much like the music, and the scrolling lyrics give you a nice little visual for this sad, sad song. The song, however, boasts a bit of vibrancy that sucks you right in. Check it out above.


Video: Nardwuar vs. Ab-Soul

21 Oct


The latest artist to be interviewed by the Human Serviette is TDE’s Ab-Soul, who talked about the former’s history in music, Malcolm X, Jay Z and more. Nardwuar was warned not to get too weird or he might get punched, but apparently things only got as weird as they needed to be.

Check out the interview above.

Chance The Rapper Reveals Details about ‘Surf’, His New Album w/The Social Experiment

21 Oct

Chance The Rapper - SoX
The dawn of The SoX is fast approaching…

Long-time POD favorite Chance The Rapper has revealed that this year he will be delivering the highly-anticipated follow-up to Acid Rap. In an exclusive conversation with Billboard, the Chicago native revealed that his new album, now with his band The Social Experiment (Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, Stix), will be called ‘Surf’ and it will be delivered by the end of the year… for free!

Chano mentioned that this new project boasts production help from Frank Ocean and the legendary Rick Rubin, while acts like Migos and J. Cole will be featured as vocal collaborators. While that is plenty exciting news, we love the fact that Nico (Donnie Trumpet) will be the first to drop a Social Experiment project and that Chance will be a part of that.

More details are yet to come but in the meantime read the whole article over at Billboard to learn everything we know so far of what’s to come.

Mac Miller Signs Label to Warner Bros; Drops New Song

21 Oct

Mac MillerMac Miller is no longer independent. Mac has signed his REMember label to Warner Bros and it is being reported that the deal is worth around $10 Million. Pretty amazing stuff. Mac celebrates the new deal by doing what he does best. Listen to some new raps by Mac below.  [...]

Event: 10/26, See Leather Corduroys, Saba, Hurt Everybody Live at The Abbey Pub

21 Oct

Poster 5

This coming October 26th, the place to be is The Abbey Pub (3420 W Grace St) as it will host a fine collection of on-the-rise Chicago talent and POD favorites, Hurt Everybody, Saba and headliners Leather Corduroys (SaveMoney duo Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp).

The show, also featuring Samy.Language and Klassik, will start off at 7 PM and tickets are only $10.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, buy your tickets now.

Video: Logic Visits The Breakfast Club

21 Oct

Logic UnderPressure

Logic made his first appearance on The Breakfast Club yesterday morning to help promote his debut album, Under Pressure. Logic gave a really informative interview and surely got us hyped to listen to the new album. Check out the full interview up above.

Pick up Under Pressure via iTunes here:

Under Pressure (Deluxe Version) by Logic

YP – “Thinkin Bout” (Prod. by Doc Da Mindbenda)

21 Oct

YP Thknin BoutYP is back with a new joint over dope production by Doc Da Mindbenda. No word on whether or not this track will land on a future project, but its worth a listen. Listen to “Thinkin Bout” after the jump. [...]

Video: Saba feat. Eryn Allen Kane – “Burnout”

21 Oct

Saba - Comfort Zone

Saba has finally dropped the official video for one of the standout tracks off of ComfortZone, “Burnout.” The creative video also features the amazing Eryn Allen Kane. Check out the new visuals for “Burnout” directed by Tom Vin, Elijah Alvarado and Jay Caves up above.

Sleater-Kinney feat. Miranda July – “Bury Our Friends”

21 Oct

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

Sleater-Kinney have returned! The newly reunited group have shared their new single, “Bury Our Friends.” This our first look at new album No Cities to Love and they attached some visuals with the song’s lyrics for the video featuring Miranda July.

No Cities to Love is available for pre-order on CD / LP / DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website. A limited, deluxe edition on white, 180-gram vinyl will also be available. The deluxe LP version features a tri-fold jacket encased in an outer slipcover, and includes two bonus tracks on a single-sided 12” with an etching on the b-side.

Hear it after the jump and find the links to the new album below. [...]

Video: iLoveMakonnen feat. Drake – “Tuesday”

20 Oct


It’s officially Tuesday out on the East Coast, so it’s only right that Makonnen just dropped the official video for his “Tuesday” remix featuring Drake. We’re hoping your Tuesday is off to a great start. Check out the new visuals up above.

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige”

20 Oct

Smashing Pumpkins - Being Beige

The Smashing Pumpkins have finally released the first track off their forthcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy. The track is called “Being Beige” and it’s the latest bit of material to come out of the Kaleidyscope project. The music starts off low-key with just some acoustic guitar and a digital drum machine beat behind Billy Corgan’s vocals but it soon erupts as a full comes in. A good thing to note is that the drums come courtesy of Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee.

The new album is due out December 9th and it’s the latest part of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, the super-album that began with 2010’s Songs for a Sailor and will conclude with 2015’s Day for Night, the last installment being 2012’s Oceania.

Hear it now below. [...]


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