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Howard – “Mother’s Wedding”

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Brooklyn-based group Howard are making their POD debut today thanks to their new song “Mother’s Wedding.” The song came in the aftermath of a dream that singer Howard Felbusch had.

Speaking in a press release about the song’s inspiration:

“Right around the time my mother got remarried, I had a dream where I was in a store full of her clothing. It was a thrift store where all the clothes had been worn by her in her lifetime. I remembered tags on the floor and faded/ripped clothing… The beginning of the dream felt sad to me and then at some point it switched where I was a spectator at her wedding and I just remembered a rocking 70’s wedding band playing. I wanted the song to follow the different stages of the dream so I switched instrumentation for each section. Every verse was recorded with different drums and guitars to match the dreams nonlinear progression.”

What’s also dope is that the group recorded different drums and guitars for every verse, so as to mimic the dream which inspired the track. That is reflected in a very cool way, kind of like a story that intensifies the further you get into the plot.

Hear the first song from Howard’s forthcoming sophomore album below. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire Perform “Everything Now” on ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Arcade Fire are about to enter the final stretch of their Infinite Content North American Tour and while they’re in Cali for a couple more concerts in the Golden State, the group hit the small screen today via The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They appeared on Ellen to perform the hit title track from their 2017 album Everything Now.

Not trying to be one of those dudes, but by the way some people in this crowd were dancing and reacting to the performance, I get the feeling that this was likely one of the first times (*if not the first time) they heard Arcade Fire’s music… lol… It’s whatever though, because Arcade Fire somehow found the space to add more people to their  lineup and equipped this performance with a 6-person choir to help give this track a proper live interpretation.

Check out the entertaining rendition of “Everything Now” above.

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Sleater-Kinney – “Here We Come”

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

Sleater-Kinney have shared their contribution to the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood singles series that aims to benefit that nonprofit. The group’s song is titled “Here We Come,” and it joins new songs and unreleased tracks by artists like Common, St. Vincent with John Legend, and Mitski. For the “Here We Come” artwork, the group teamed with Shepard Fairey.

The compilation will be available for download on October 20, while the box set can be purchased starting November 17.

Listen to the track below. Continue Reading

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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce 2018 Villains North American Tour Dates

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Photo: Andreas Neumann

After rocking people’s faces off at Riot Fest and Denver’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Queens Of The Stone Age have today confirmed the dates for the 2018 leg of their Villains Tour through North America.

Following sold out dates in Indianapolis, Boston, Portland, and a headline show at NYC’s historic Madison Square Garden this month, QOTSA will hit cities across the West coast with stops in Canadian cities Victoria and Vancouver, then proceeding to Portland and Eugene in Oregon before a run of shows across California.

Tickets for the new dates will go on sale starting October 27. See more details below. Continue Reading

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Monte Booker – “Drunk”

posted by Oscar October 16, 2017

“made this drunk at the airport lol”… Tell me how many can use this as their description and have the reader believe that whatever they made is actually pretty fire? Well, that’s what Monte Booker wrote as he posted his new song “Drunk” on SoundCloud and you better believe he’s the kind of guy that can say that and have you expect it to be dope.

The Zero Fatigue man is one of the best producers around, and his drunken work is evidence enough that he’s a mastermind no matter what is his state.

Check out/download “Drunk” below. Continue Reading

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Phoelix – “Dirty630”

posted by Oscar October 16, 2017

Phoelix. Goes. Hard! Yo, if you’re reading this post, let me save you some time and implore that you just go straight down to the song and press play…

… Ok, now that you’ve done that and came back here, you know exactly why it was more important to hear “Dirty630” instead of reading my description! Phoelix is best known for these beautiful productions that boast an almost celestial vibe, but his new track is piercing with a beat that cuts into you slowly but assuredly, as Phoe drops bars reppin his native Fox Valley and speaking up for the 6-3-0. I just hope he’s got more like this one in his repertoire for us all to hear.

Hear “Dirty630” below. Continue Reading

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Video: Wu-Tang Perform “My Only One” on ‘Tonight Show’

posted by Oscar October 14, 2017

The Wu-Tang Clan performed on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Steven Latorre got on the mic to perform “My Only One,” and recruited The Tonight Show house band, The Roots to back them up.

The track will appear in the group’s forthcoming album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues.

See them playing “My Only One” above.

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Logic Adds Juanes For Spanish Remix of “1-800-273-8255”

posted by Oscar October 13, 2017

Logic’s massively important suicide prevention song with Alessia Cara and Khalid, “1-800-273-8255” has received a Spanish remix, and they called upon Juanes to help them. The Colombian singer provides the hook and weaves in some lines within Logic’s parts.

While it’s not a full-on Spanish affair, it’s not any less relevant to have this version available and continue to raise awareness against suicide. Much love to Juanes for joining the cause, and of course to Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid for making a song like this in the first place.

Hear the Spanish remix for “1-800-273-8255” below. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: King Krule Returns with ‘The OOZ’

posted by Oscar October 13, 2017

King Krule’s new album The OOZ has arrived and now available to stream. Leading up to its October 13 release, the genre-bending London artist built up the anticipation for his first record since 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon by previously releasing “Half Man Half Shark,” “Czech One,” and “Dum Surfer.”

Hear The OOZ below. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: Hear Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s New Album ‘Lotta Sea Lice’

posted by Oscar October 13, 2017

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice has officially been released and now it’s also available for streaming.

The duo had previously previewed the album by releasing the cuts “Over Everything” and “Continental Breakfast.”

Stream Lotta Sea Lice below. Continue Reading

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Hear the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Version of John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Theme Song

posted by Oscar October 13, 2017

Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have taken on the task of reimagining the theme song for John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween. The duo’s version is part of the forthcoming Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collection, which reinterpret Carpenter’s most memorable movie tracks.

Reznor and Ross really took this song to even greater, creepier depths with the feeling of impending always just around the corner. Music can still be scary, and I’m down with that!

Hear the new rendition of “Halloween” below. Continue Reading