Lana Del Rey "Born to Die" on Jan. 31
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Lana Del Rey "Born to Die" on Jan. 31
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
We Are the Works in Progress, the compilation organized by Blonde Redhead to benefit Japan in the wake of 2011's tsunami.
The 14-song compilation, to be released on Blonde Redhead's new Asa Wa Kurui label, features exclusive tracks from Deerhunter, Four Tet, Pantha Du Prince, Broadcast, Liars, John Maus, and Blonde Redhead, among others. It's out digitally on January 10 and as a double LP on February 7 (you can pre-order the 2xLP at the collection's official website). Proceeds benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and Architecture for Humanity.
Moma - Four Tet
No Face - Karin Dreijer Andersson
G Song - Terry Riley
Nightcrawler - Nosaj Thing
Berceuse - John Roberts
Penny Sparkle - Blonde Redhead
Bird On A Wire - Pantha Du Prince
In Here The World Begins - Broadcast
Drip - Liars/Blonde Redhead
Curve - Deerhunter
Stalagmite - Stalactite
Castles In The Grave - John Maus
Bamboo House - David Sylvain/Ryuichi Sakamoto
Song Seven - Interpol
Magnetic Fields Announce New Album
The Magnetic Fields will return to Merge Records with their new album Love at the Bottom of the Sea, out March 6 in the U.S. (It's out March 5 via Domino in the UK). The last Magnetic Fields album on Merge was 1999's 69 Love Songs. Love at the Bottom of the Sea will be supported by an international tour, including SXSW. Tracklist and dates below.
A press release notes that, on the album, Stephin Merritt revisits a mixture of synth and acoustic instrumentation. ("Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers," he says.) Other contributors to the album include Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood, and Daniel Handler.
Love at the Bottom of the Sea:
01 God Wants Us to Wait
02 Andrew in Drag
03 Your Girlfriend’s Face
04 Born for Love
05 I’d Go Anywhere With Hugh
06 Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
07 The Only Boy in Town
08 The Machine in Your Hand
09 Goin’ Back to the Country
10 I’ve Run Away to Join the Fairies
11 The Horrible Party
12 My Husband’s Pied-a-Terre
13 I Don’t Like Your Tone
15 All She Cares About Is Mariachi
The Magnetic Fields on Tour:
03-06 Hudson, NY - Helsinki Hudson
03-07 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
03-08 New York, NY - Barnes and Noble [Stephin Merritt solo]
03-11 Minehead, England - All Tomorrow’s Parties
03-14-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-18 Vancouver, Bristish Columbia - The Vogue
03-19-20 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
03-21 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
03-23 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theater
03-24 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
03-26-27 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
03-28 Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre/Mission Creek Festival
03-30 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
03-31 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
04-03 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
04-06-07 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
04-09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-11-12 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-13 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04-24 Brighton, England - Komedia
04-25 London, England - Royal Festival Hall
04-27 Manchester, England - RNCM
04-28 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
04-29 Cork, Ireland - Opera House
05-01 Porto, Portugal - TBD
05-02 Lisbon, Portugal - TBD
05-09 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
05-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Annedalskyrkan
05-12 Stockholm, Sweden - Filadelfiakyrkan
05-14 Berlin, Germany - Passionskirche
05-15 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel k6
05-16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Duif
Personally I'm looking forward to:
Goldfrapp (greatest hits with a few new tracks)
Rufus Wainwright (he's making a pop album with Mark Ronson! aaahhhh! )!
New Ms Dynamite album. Like her new track a lot.
I want some new MADONNA haha
The Queen of Rap Lil' Kim
Montreal electro-pop artist Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) posted on her Twitter yesterday that she's signed to 4AD.
Grimes' new album Visions, will be released on February 21 in North America and elsewhere on March 12. She's also added a handful of extra dates to her tour, which begins next month. Tour dates are below.
Below, listen to "Genesis", a new cut off Visions.
Grimes on Tour:
02-18 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club
02-19 Vancouver, British Columbia - Lucky Bar
02-20 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern *
02-21 Portland, OR - Holocene *
02-22 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
02-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
02-25 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
02-27 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room *
02-29 Austin, TX - Lambert's *
03-01 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf *
03-02 New Orleans, LA - LBC Quad (Tulane University) *
03-03 Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch *
03-05 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
03-06 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum *
03-07 Orlando, FL - Backbooth *
03-08 Miami, FL - Bardot Miami *
03-09 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Fest *
03-10 Nuevo Leon, Mexico - NRML Fest *
03-13 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
03-14 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
03-19 Toronto, Ontario - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern *
03-20 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox *
03-21 Baltimore, MD - Str8 Cavin *
03-22 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
03-23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
03-24 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
03-26 Allston, MA - Great Scott *
03-31 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Mile End *
05-31 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
06-02 London, England - Field Day Festival
06-03 Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
* with Born Gold
Grimes - Genesis
With the exception of a Record Store Day single, New York City alt rockers Nada Surf have had a quiet 2011. This year, however, will be a much different story. On January 24th, the band will release their seventh studio album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, via Barsuk Records.
In support of the release, Nada Surf have already mapped out tour dates on both sides of the Atlantic in early 2012. Their entire upcoming itinerary is mapped out below.
Nada Surf 2012 Tour Dates:
01/24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01/28 – San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
02/02 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
02/07 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
02/08 – London, UK @ KOKO
02/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/11 – Lille, FR @ Le Splendid
02/12 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
02/14 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
02/15 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Krakatoa
02/16 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
02/17 – Santiago De Compostela, ES @ Capitol
02/18 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
02/19 – Barcelona, ES @ Razmatazz 2
02/20 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
02/22 – Linz, AT @ Posthof
02/24 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex
02/25 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
02/26 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
02/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
02/28 – Cologne, DE @ Life Music Hall
Nada Surf - Waiting For Something
Air to Release Album Inspired by Silent French Film From 1902
French dream-pop outfit Air are set to release an album on February 7 through Astralwerks, their first since 2009's Love 2. Titled Le Voyage Dans La Lune after Georges Méliès' 1902 silent short French film by the same name, it's an expansion of a project they worked on earlier this year. (The duo provided music for an updated version of Méliès' film for its debut at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.)
The record features lyrics and vocals from Beach House's Victoria Legrand on a song called "Seven Stars" and lyrics written by Au Revoir Simone on the track "Who Am I Know? The release will include a limited-edition version of the short film and Air's original score. Here's the tracklist:
Le Voyage Dans La Lune:
01 Astronomic Club
02 Seven Stars
03 Retour sur terre
05 Moon Fever
06 Sonic Armada
07 Who Am I Know?
09 Cosmic Trip
10 Homme lune
A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune - 1902
Air - Seven Stars (ft. Victoria Legrand)
I'm waiting for Adam Lambert's new release "Trepassing"... this is an actual CD... not one of those unauthorized rip off CDs (Beg For Mercy)... it should be out March 20th.
I'm also waiting for Jowell & Randy's Sobredoxis album... it's been delayed several times... but should be out April or May.
Benga posted on his wall a new album by Magnetic Man is being started later this year.
Depeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke recently announced a collaborative techno project, VCMG.
After releasing December's Spock EP, the band has announced a full-length album, Ssss, out via Mute on March 13. A press release notes that the LP will include both Spock and a forthcoming second EP, Single Blip.
04 Windup Robot
05 Bendy Bass
06 Single Blip
07 Skip This Track
I wouldn't listen to today's music even if i were paid too !!!!
Leona lewis - Glassheart!! her 3rd album is coming out and i CANT WAIT
Lana Del Rey - waiting for it, but I'm afraid it's gonna be disappointing.
Kylie, of course ♥
I'm anticipating the following.....
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds (March 27th)
Labyrinth Ear - Apparitions EP (Feb 7)
Grimes - Vistions (Feb 21)
Frankie Rose - Interstellar (Feb 21)
Emma-Lee - Backseat Heroine (Feb 9)
First Aid Kit will release a new album on January 24 through Wichita Recordings. It's called The Lion's Roar. Conor Oberst and the Felice Brothers guest.
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib - Seeds
Georgia Anne Muldrow Album Coming in March
SomeOthaShip Connect have set a March 27th release date for Georgia Anne Muldrow's new album, Seeds.Seeds not only marks Georgia's first album as a vocalist on an outside producers instrumentation, it also marks the first full length project Madlib has produced exclusively for a female vocalist.
Says Georgia, "Not handling production and focusing strictly on the lyrics and vocals was a very different experience for me. It was as if I walked into someone else's world and built a hut. But I'm very proud of the hut we built and am excited about the release."
Muldrow, a prolific vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, comes from a musical family. Her father, the late Ronald Muldrow, was a jazz musician and her mother, Rickie Byars-Beckwith, a singer with the Pharoah Sanders Ensemble and co-founder of Sound of Agape Rhythms. She's also a proud mother to her son Nokware Perkins with her life & music partner Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime). Muldrow's discography includes various pieces of work from Soul to Jazz to Hip-Hop and is as impressive as it is long for someone her age.
Lyrically Muldrow's themes on this album center around her wonder about the elements of life and the interconnected nature of the universe. The first single, "Seeds" will be released as a 7" via Fat Beats and digitally via iTunes on February 14, 2012. "Seeds" asks the people of the world to elevate their consciousness and take responsibility for the future of our children and the planet. The 7" will also feature the b-side, "Husfriend," an ode to the beauty of commitment to another person. Another highlight track, "Wind," tells an esoteric story about a fisherman and his family and how the wind carries people's stories, traditions and soul.
Muldrow and Dudley Perkins aka Declaime are set to tour the U.S. in support of Seeds in late March/April. G&D will play Jazz Café in London, UK on Jan. 29th and in Rennes, France on Feb. 2nd at MJC Brequigny.
On February 21, Matador will release the next album from Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius. It's called Put Your Back N 2 It.
Hadreas notes in a press release that the opening cut, "AWOL Marine", is about "the desperation, demoralization and soullessness that comes with addiction," inspired by "some unedited homemade basement porn I watched." The track "17" is "basically a gay suicide letter," and another, "Take Me Home", is "a pop song about hookerism." The track "Dirge" is based on a 1921 poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, while the title track is "about gay sex."
01 AWOL Marine
02 Normal Song
03 No Tear
05 Take Me Home
07 Dark Parts
08 All Waters
10 Put Your Back N 2 It
11 Floating Spit
12 Sister Song
Perfume Genius - 'Hood'
Pet Shop Boys will release a brand new b-sides compilation on February 6th, 2012, on Parlophone. Entitled "Format", it celebrates the duo's prolific song-writing and recording by collecting 38 b-sides and bonus tracks originally released on singles from 1996 to 2009.
The album will be available digitally and on double-CD.
All tracks have been remastered and the CD booklet features an interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Jon Savage (author of "England's Dreaming" and "Teenage"). Design is by Farrow.
"Format" follows on from the 1995 release, "Alternative", which collected the duo's b-sides from 1985 to 1994.
Pet Shop Boys are currently working on their 11th studio album which is due for release in early autumn next year.
1 The truck driver and his mate
2 Hit and miss
3 In the night (1995)
5 Discoteca (New Version)
6 How I learned to hate rock 'n' roll
7 The calm before the storm
8 Confidential (Demo for Tina)
9 The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on
10 Delusions of grandeur
11 The view from your balcony
12 Disco potential
13 Silver age
15 The ghost of myself
16 Casting a shadow
18 Sexy Northerner
3 Searching for the face of Jesus
4 Between two islands
5 Friendly fire
6 We're the Pet Shop Boys
8 I didn't get where I am today
9 The Resurrectionist
10 Girls don't cry
11 In private (7-inch mix): Pet Shop Boys with Elton John
12 Blue on blue
13 No time for tears (7-inch mix)
14 Bright young things
15 Party song
16 We're all criminals now
17 Gin and Jag
18 After the event
19 The former enfant terrible
20 Up and down
Release Date: January 24/January 23 (UK)
Label: Columbia/Young Turks
01 Sidewalk Safari
02 Wrong Opinion
03 I Belong in Your Arms
04 Take It Out on Me
05 Ghost Tonight
06 Cool as a Fire
08 Met Before
09 Frigid Spring
11 Guilty as Charge
Chairlift - "Met Before"
Artist: Cloud Nothings
Album: Attack on Memory
Release Date: January 24, 2012
01 No Future/No Past
02 Wasted Days
03 Fall In
04 Stay Useless
06 No Sentiment
07 Our Plans
08 Cut You
Release Date: February 7
Label: RVNG Intl.
01 Lover (A JD Twitch Optimo Mix)
02 Lover (Dungeon Acid remix)
03 Hater (SFV Acid's Encino Oaks remix)
04 Business (John Roberts remix)
05 Pleasure (Andy Stott remix)
06 Wine (Teengirl Fantasy remix)
07 Water (Bicep remix)
08 Gold (One Blonde Strange Idea by Traxx)
09 Gold (Laurel Halo Chains remix)
10 Amber (Variation in Cm by Rene Hell)
2-disc debut full-length from electronic duo.
BLONDES - Virgin Pacific (Official Video)
Sandy Barber - The Best Is Yet To Come - Deluxe Edition
Release date: Feb 13th 2012
Records are made every day, released every week, and even with the best will in the world this means that scores of records are ignored or lost from the moment that they are pressed. However it is also true that the collector, the DJ and the fanatic are all out there looking for something that can lift their soul. So there is always hope that if your record is good enough, one day it will be discovered and revered. Artists as diverse as Terry Callier, David Axelrod and Vashti Bunyan have all benefited from this effect, and if there is any justice in the world so should Sandy Barber’s album ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ .
Born in New York City on June 8th 1955, Barber grew up and attended school just across the river in Englewood New Jersey. With the encouragement of her big family she was singing from an early age at any events that would have her. As a teenager she came second at the legendary ‘Talent Night’ at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. The Apollo was known throughout America as the premier venue of the African American circuit, and was infamous for its tough audience. Even stepping onto that stage was a challenge, but to finish in the top three was a serious achievement.
The appearance at the Apollo was heard by Chris Curry who arranged for Sandy to audition for David Jordan a producer who was working on a group called Rare Pleasure. He had a song called ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and felt that Sandy’s voice was perfect for it. The record released on Cheri Records became a club anthem – today probably better known for being sampled by David Morales on his hit ‘Needing U’ – with Sandy’s vocals perfectly capturing the songs pleading nature. Sandy didn’t enjoy working with a group and went out on her own soon after, a decision that was vindicated when a mutual friend introduced her to the producer, writer and record label owner Clyde Otis, who Sandy describes as ‘her mentor’. Otis liked what he heard and signed her immediately to the deal that would produce her album ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’.
When he signed Sandy he was bringing with him over a quarter of a century of knowledge and experience and he used it all in putting together the record. The vocal arrangements were handled by Tasha Thomas, the incredible singer who had made her name in the stage play of ‘The Wiz’, who recorded the wonderful ‘Shoot Me (With Your Love), at the time one of the hottest singers on the scene. The musical arrangements were by Nat Adderley Jr, son of the jazz trumpeter, and a brilliant keyboard player in his own right, who had recorded with the group Natural Essence on Fantasy.
The album opens with ‘Look Out Sky’ which lays out the stall for the whole album. A glorious uplifting soul song that benefits from the thoughtful arrangement that allows for plenty of space within the record for the voice to shine through. ‘I’ve Got Something Good’ has a pounding four to the floor rhythm and a great horn arrangement as Sandy tells about her good thing. Especially notable on this track is the vocal backings that mimic and sing along with the rising synthesiser part. ‘The First Time’ takes the tempo way down and is a jazz based ballad reminiscent of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Go Away Little Boy’, with a fine string arrangement. The first side ends with the fantastic ‘Don’t You Worry Baby (The Best Is Yet To Come), seven minutes of carefully arranged ecstatic soul. The record builds from a elongated intro, through some banked backing vocals to the full on song, before dropping into an instrumental middle section of strings and saxophone, and an improvised out-section where Sandy’s voice comes right back in.
The album has become sought after in recent years for the cut that opens up side two ‘I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own)’, once more the rhythm section and its arrangement proves to be the perfect foil for Sandy’s love-worn but defiant voice. This is followed by the discofied version of the theme to ‘Wonderwoman’ the late 70s TV staple starring Linda Carter. This contrasts with the vibrant, but extremely jazzy ‘Can’t You Just See Me’ which rolls along on an astounding piano part and some bluesy guitar. The original album ends with the emotional overload of the second ballad of the album ‘Stay Here With Me’, a fitting showcase for Sandy’s voice.
‘Wonder Woman’ was lifted as a single, possibly in the hope that it would get sales on the back of the success of the TV series, and it was backed by a non-album B-side, ‘Remember Me’ another cut that could have sat very well on the album. Access to the master tapes at Otis’ Argon productions has allowed us to unearth four previously unreleased tracks including the lovely ‘Let’s Get Back Together’, that appear to have been recorded later, possibly for a follow up album for ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’.
Sandy continued singing, joining the group Blue Moderne who released records on Roll and Atlantic, before appearing solo as Sandy B on Vinylmania, Nervous and King Street amongst others. She lives in New Jersey and continues to sing in and around New York.
1) Look Out Sky
2) I've Got Something Good (Come And Get It)
3) The First Time
4) Don't You Worry Baby (The Best Is Yet To Come)
5) I Think I'll Do Some Stepping (On My Own)
6) Wonder Woman
7) Can't You Just See Me
8) Stay Here With Me
9) I'll Belong To You / Yea Baby
10) Can't Nobody Take Your Place
11) Remember Me
12) Woman Of The World
13) Let's Get Back Together
14) I Think I'll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (John Morales Alternative Mix)
15) I Think I'll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (Al Kent Disco Jam)
Sandy Barber - I Think I'll Do Some Steppin' On My Own
Christina, Emeli Sande, Deftones, Garbage, MGMT, Slayer, Madonna, Muse etc.
The Cranberries : Roses February 28, 2012
Rebecca Black has an entire album coming out this year! Can't wait!
I make my bed with the stars above my head and dream of a place called home.
Nier is getting a Piano arrangement album. Cannot fucking wait, this game had a fantastic soundtrack as it is. Definitely in my top 5 game soundtracks. Absolutely thrilled.
i'm looking forward to this year,
bat for lashes
marina and the diamonds
and more that i can't think of right now.
Clark Announces Details of New Album
Warp beatmaker Chris Clark has announced a new LP to follow his 2009 record Totems Flare. Iradelphic will be out on April 2 in the U.K. and April 3 in the U.S., and includes material taken from a "massive" recording session with Bibio. Listen to album cut "Com Touch", which can be downloaded free on Warp's site in exchange for an email address.
01 Henderson Wrench
02 Com Touch
03 Tooth Moves
04 Skyward Bruise / Descent
08 Black Stone
09 The Pining pt. 1
10 The Pining pt. 2
11 The Pining pt. 3
12 Broken Kite Footage
Clark - Com Touch
Denver indie-pop group Tennis have a new album out on Fat Possum on February 7th called Young & Old, which was recorded in Nashville alongside the Black Keys' Patrick Carney. Tracklist in full, below, and check out Tennis' tour dates:
1.It All Feels The Same
3.My Better Self
9.Take Me to Heaven
10.Never to Part
02-09 Paris, France - Point Ephémère
02-10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02-11 Ostend, Belgium - Zwerver Cafe
02-13 London, England - Hoxton Bar And Kitchen
02-16 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
02-22 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
02-24 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
02-26 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02-27 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
02-28 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
02-29 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
03-02 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
03-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-05 Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
03-07 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
03-09 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
03-10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
03-11 Orlando, FL - Orange You Glad Festival
04-24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04-26 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
04-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Caberet
04-28 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04-30 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05-02 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
05-03 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
05-04 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
* with White Rabbits
Tennis - "Origins"
I am looking forward to
Toni Braxton (Hopefully)
And Nicki Minaj
Jana Hunter's band Lower Dens have announced a follow up to the excellent 2010 LP Twin-Hand Movement. The new album is called Nootropics, and it's out May 1 in North America and April 30 elsewhere through Ribbon Music.
01 Alphabet Song
07 Lion in Winter Pt. 1
08 Lion in Winter Pt. 2
09 Nova Anthem
10 In the End Is the Beginning
Lower Dens - Brains
The Knife releasing a new album this year.
Every Time I Die is coming out with a new album too.
Sleigh Bells - "Reign of Terror"
Nicki Minaj's sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Can't wait!
nicki minaj is......uh.....nevermind