While we are waiting for the new album from Mark Lanegan (out literally in the next few days!), he has just shared with us “Beehive” – a sweet new single coming along with this “romantic” video. The song was composed together with Rob Marshall (Exit Calm) and it features guitar contributions from Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs).
The tenth Lanegan’s solo album, Gargoyle, will be released on 28th April. Waaaheeeey!
Slowdive are back! The band from Reading, England, have just unleashed their first new song in the 22 years, “Star Roving”. And a new album is on the way later this year through Dead Oceans. On their Facebook page, Slowdive wrote:
When the band decided to get back together in 2014 we really wanted to make new music. It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash “Star Roving”. We really hope folks enjoy it, it’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started.
Slowdive split in 1995, shortly after releasing their last album, Pygmalion. They came back together in 2014 for a summer world tour, and in 2016 they announced they were working on a new album.
Okkervil River, Texas rock band led by Will Sheff, have just released a brand new video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.”from their forthcoming album, Away. The idea for the clip is quite unusual: Sheff buries himself to visualise the lyrics of the song – an elegy to the band’s past years. In the statement about the new album the singer reflected on the difficult time the band has been through:
2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the Okkervil River backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time sitting in hospice with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write as many as possible as quickly as possible. I wasn’t thinking about any kind of end product; the idea was just to write through what I was feeling, quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.
The beautiful clip perfectly illustrates the emotional, contemplative mellow ballad. The video was written and directed by Sheff and beside himself, it also features actor Tim Blake Nelson as a priest.
Away will be released 9th September via ATO Records.
Yet again Faith No More are proving that ageing is for losers. The video for “Sunny Side Up”, the 3rd single off their new album , Sol Invictus, is just a great combination of creativity, sarcasm and fun. Our metal guys get “older” and perform in a “boring” retirement home… See how it goes!
How nice of Tame Impala to share with us yet another track before the full release of their third album, Currents! “Eventually” just confirms that there’s something big to wait for! Beautiful, psychedelic ballad which takes you to the mysterious, surreal and happy world of 70s. Majestic masterpiece!
Oh, there they are! Blur, yes, Blur with their new, yes, new song! ‘There Are Too Many Of Us’ is the second released single off their upcoming, long, long-awaited album, The Magic Whip (out 27 April). Mild, tender, nearly metaphysical – sounds like the album will be a very nice step out of britpop into some space, alternative rock.
My beloved British Django Django are finally back with the second album Born Under Saturn (out May 5th) and here’s the brand new video for the first released comeback single ‘First Light’. Not my favorite visuals, but the dynamic psychedelic tune surely makes up for less important little flaws. Class!
So, here comes Thom Yorke with a fantastic end-of-the-year present. Radiohead frontman shared a new single ‘Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry’ from his most recent album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (releasing on Bandcamp via a pay-what-you-wish model). As we could easily expect, the song perfectly combines chilly electronic beats with dreamy, calm vocals, building the story up throughout. Genius!
Pink Floyd have released the video for ‘Louder Than Words’ from their new LP, The Endless River. This closing track is the only one with a vocal and lyrics on the instrumental album and most likely it’s the last song the band ever recorded. The surreal video directed by Po Powell mixes the footage shot at the Aral Sea between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with black-and-white images of the band recording in the studio. Must hear, must watch, must remember!
English outfit alt-j have shared two videos for their new track ‘Every Other Freckle’ – the male and the female version. Not sure if the reason behind this has anything to do with gender equality, but the white cat definitely rocks. Watch both videos here.
Kasabian have shared the music video for ‘Bumblebeee’ from their new album 48:13 (out now). Furious dogs, flying drums and bleeding Sergio – that’s what you’ll see here. And you’ll hear a great song. Dope!!
It’s been a long time since the last Baxter Dury’s releases. But the English musician finally comes back with a new single, ‘Pleasure’, which will appear on his upcoming album, It’s a Pleasure. A very relevant title, that’s all I’m saying 🙂
After an incredible success of their debut album, The Awesome Wave, the English outfit Alt-J now return with a new LP, This Is All Yours (out Sept 22). Listen to the first single off it, ‘Hunger of the Pine’, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing ‘I’m a female rebel’ from her ‘4×4’ song. Classic smoky tune.
English singer Anna Calvi and David Byrne (Talking Heads) teamed up to record a cover of ‘Strange Weather’, originally by Keren Ann. The song will be released on 14th July as a part of the 5 track covers EP, produced by Thomas Bartlett, who previously collaborated with bands such as The National i Antony and the Johnsons. Haunting cover and you will definitely hear strong Anna Calvi’s influence here.
Klaxons have just unveiled another single from their upcoming LP, Love Frequency (out June 16). ‘Show Me a Miracle’ follows already shared tracks ‘There Is No Other Time’ and ‘Children of the Sun’. Very different to the old Klaxons. Hm, would they actually need a miracle…?
The boys from Django Django are not idling time away. While working on their second album they found time to record a nice cover of ‘Porpoise Song’ (originally by The Monkees from 1968). Gentle psychedelic journey. And those vocals! Beautiful. ❤
The song will be released on the band’s ‘Late Night Tales’ mix, which comes out on May 12.
Wohoo! Long-awaited Kasabian’s album ’48:13′ will finally drop on June 9. The band have just released a video for their brand new single off it, ‘Eez-eh’. Check it out here. Gonna keep you up all night! Or day 🙂
The former White Stripes frontman Jack White has announced his new, second solo album (follow-up to 2012’s Blunderbuss). It’s titled Lazaretto and it’s set to be released on June 10. Listen here to the first taste off it, an instrumental ‘High Ball Stepper’. Massive guitar sound!
The album’s first single should come out later in April.
San Francisco-based Thee Oh Sees have unveiled not-surprisingly psychedelic, animated video for ‘The Lens’ from their upcoming record ‘Drop’ (out April 19). Surreal visuals perfectly go together with classic, orchestral bassline and soft vocals. Good one!
Quite surprising new video from Bombay Bicycle Club. Bollywood-themed ‘Feel’ comes from their new album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, out now. Maybe not the best song ever (well, this is already One Direction’s priviledge), but definitely respect for diversity in their creations.
And one more gem from Mr Albarn – ‘Mr. Tembo’, which is a happy tribute to… an elephant. Yes, Mr. Tembo is an orphaned baby elephant that Albarn met during his recent travel to Tanzania. The elephant must have been a sweet thing as the song is definitely much more upbeat and joyous than anything else released off ‘Everyday Robots’ to date. Emotional, delightful story. Awesome!
After ‘ Lonely Press Play’ here’s the next track from the Damon Albarn’s forthcoming solo album ‘Everyday Robots’ (out April 28). ‘Heavy Seas of Love’ features vocals from Brian Eno. Charming track, can’t wait for the album!
British musicians Brian Eno and Karl Hyde (Underworld co-founder) have recorded a collaborative album titled ‘Someday World’ (out May 6). Here’s the lead track off it, ‘The Satellites’ which already has got some negative backlash because of the synth horns. I think there’s a kind of charm in it though 🙂
Brooklyn-based indie rock band Milagres have just released their new album ‘Violent Light’. Here’s one of the tracks you’ll find there, ‘The Black Table’. Super cool song about love. And fabulous drum beat.
American rock band Dum Dum Girls have released a short, 11-minute movie which features the song ‘Are You Okay?’ from their latest LP ‘Too True’. The thriller was written by Bret Easton Ellis and it stars Dee Dee, Shiloh Fernandez and Sophia Marzocchi. Pretty gloomy story!
Watch the official video for Damon Albarn’s new song: ‘Lonely Press Play’. The track comes from his first solo album, “Everyday Robots’ which will be released on April 28th. The video is composed of the images shot by Albarn on his tablet during his travels over Tokyo, London, Dallas, Utah, Colchester, North Korea, Iceland and Devon.
Those girls, first they were asking not to save them, now they want to change somebody’s mind… Sisters from Haim have just shared the video for ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ from their recent album ‘Days Are Gone’. It was directed by Warren Fu, known for collaboration with Daft Punk.