Changing - The Airborne Toxic Event
The Strokes' new single "Under Cover of Darkness" from their upcoming release Angles
From the new album, The King Is Dead
From the new album, Collapse Into Now
Rope - Foo Fighters
Yes I like it- its scattered throughout the group- a little New Age, some in chanting, a little in the Asian/Middle Eastern thread...
Please feel free to start a thread specifically for that..."Zen Music"
Does anybody here enjoy Zen music. Great after a hard 8 hrs. of work.
Cake: Sick of You
Showroom of Compassion is the latest studio album, released on Jan 11, 2011. Cake is an alternative music band from California.
Brooklyn noise pop/dance punk duo Sleigh Bells was one of the biggest buzz band discoveries of 2010. This song is from their debut album, "Treats".
Thank you for the feedback, Vivien. I'm glad you enjoy these songs!
Here is the opening track from Neil Young's new album, "Le Noise", produced by sonic wizard Daniel Lanois.
Wow Judy really look forward to hearing these Thank you
Thank you Nyack for the Micheal Jackson video.
Stornoway is a British alternative indie pop band who formed in 2006 in the Cowley area of Oxford, UK. Named after the Hebridean town on the Isle of Lewis, which appears on all UK televised weather reports and shipping forecasts, the group incorporates string instruments and keyboards, supported by a typical pop backline of guitar, drums, and bass guitar.
From Halcyon Digest, out 9/28/10 on 4AD.
Thanks for posting this, Jenny. I'll check out the links.
This song benefits the Gulf Oil Spill cleanup.
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You might like to leave a comment for the musician Scott Blum, here:
Scott Blum is an author and co-founder of DailyOM
Inisout is both an artistic metaphor and an underground collective of well known yet anonymous sonic alchemists (Soehpro Twist and The Aural Magi) who are strolling through the maze of a sonic wonderland in experimental down-tempo electronica. They compile their songs in the basement of an old haunted hotel.
Among their mild-mannered, laid back, and experimental approaches to composing, they are largely inspired by viewing films which tends to be the activity preceding most recording sessions. One of the groups’ objectives is to produce somewhat visual sounding pieces for the collective mind to reflect upon.
I loved this CD when I first heard it months ago online. Now it's finally being released!
PLAY: Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, “Dark Night of the Soul”
By Shawn Amos
Just when I’m about to give up all hope of anyone making an album that would make me lay down my life, here comes “Dark Night of the Soul,” finally getting is long-delayed release after a legal dispute with record label EMI. It’s an album that will restore your faith in the transformative power of music. It’s an album that puts art over product. Go figure, it would be co-written by a guy who recently committed suicide. Sparklehorse mastermind, Mark Linkous, put a shotgun to his heart in March 2010, which gives the entire affair an unintended and inescapable subtext. It’s also makes one the album’s first lyrics (sung by one of “Dark Night’s” many guest vocalists, Wayne Coyne) almost unbearable to hear: “I have shot you and stabbed you through your heart.”
But make no mistake, Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous did not come together to wallow in darkness. These are 13 songs — sung with 11 guest vocalists, ranging from the Pixies’ Black Francis to Suzanne Vega — that refuse to blink in the face of life’s ups, downs, beauties, and tragedies. “Dark Night of the Soul” is sweet, idyllic, despondent, and full of worn-out rage. Musically, Danger Mouse continues to be one of the few modern producers who knows the difference between pastiche and cut-and-paste. The album’s sounds keep you wondering what will comes next. It’s a tragedy Mark Linokus blinked before the end.
LISTEN to Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse’s “Stars Eyes (I Can’t Catch It),” featuring David Lynch
The Clientele are a London-based band with Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, James Hornsey on bass and Mel Draisey on Keys and Violin.
Two songs from the new album, "Shadows".
Today Never Ends
Minneapolis musicians Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt have been busy working under the radar with their indie rock group Solid Gold for the last few years. But thanks to a cool new name, a new label and a whole bunch of guests, they won’t be living in obscurity much longer.
Taking on the name GAYNGS, the band feature Coulter, Hurlburt and recording partner Ryan Olson. Starting as a meagre bedroom recording project, they ended up with a full-length's worth of material and over 25 guest musicians, including Bon Iver, the Rosebuds, Megafaun and P.O.S., all of whom will appear on GAYNGS’ debut, Relayted.
Thanks Judy I know of Massive attack
I'm reposting this one. The first version was removed in the US by YouTube. The band is from the UK, their new album is called Coconut, and it really rocks!
Thanks for sharing, Judy... I like it ALOT!!!! 1st time I have heard it~thanks!
I love this!!!
Official music video for song Splitting The Atom from the long- awaited new Massive Attack album, Heligoland
The baby was born
Nettles and Ferns
The evening it chokes
The candle it burns
This disguise covers
Repeating the joke
The meaning it dies
Pass me a coat
I'm not afraid to leave
I'm letting you know
I know what you need
I'll turn you around
This beautiful town
And then you'll believe it when your eyes then deceive you
Its easy, dont let it go
Its easy, dont let it go
Its easy, dont let it go
Don't Lose It
Its getting colder outside
Your rented space
They shadow box and they
It never stops
And we'll never learn
No hope without dope
The jobless return
The bankers have bailed
The mighty retreat
The pleasure it fails
At the end of the week
You take it or leave
Or what you receive
To what you receive
Is eternited leave
Its easy, dont let it go
Its easy, dont let it go
Its easy, dont let it go
Don't lose it
Incandescent light at doors
In adolescent menopause
In little clicks you got the music stops
The needle sticks and the penny drops
The summer's gone before you know
The muffled drums of relentless flow
You're looking at stars that give you Vertigo
The sun's still burning and dust will blow
Honey scars I'll keep you near
Our blood is gold nothing to fear
We killed the time and I love you dear
A kiss of wine we'll disappear
The last of the last particles
The last of the last particles
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are an alternative dance band from Copenhagen, Denmark which formed in 2006. They consist of Mette Lindberg (vocals), Lars Iversen (bass, keyboards), Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet), Sven Meinild (sax), Mads Brinch Nielsen (guitar, keyboards), Jesper Elnegaard (drums). The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are musicians on a mission. The band and their unique style of psychedelic pop are heading for fame at a speed even they didnt expect.
Their debut gig saw them support Amy Winehouse at the biggest venue in their native Copenhagen, at the special request of the British singers management. In London, a demo found its way to industry veterans David Enthoven and Tim Clark, who have managed the careers of T-Rex and Roxy Music amongst others. Within half an hour of hearing it, Enthoven was on the phone to band founder Lars Iversen. Within days, he was on his way to Copenhagen to thrash out a deal.
Things have moved unnaturally fast for The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. But Lars, who composes most of the music and plays bass, spent a long time planning the sound. Here's a song from the CD Fruit, released in Sept. 2009.
Espers is a psych folk band from Philadelphia that is part of the emerging indie folk scene. They formed in 2002 as a trio of singer-songwriter Greg Weeks, Meg Baird and Brooke Sietinsons but later expanded to a sextet including Otto Hauser, Helena Espvall and Chris Smith. Their music is reminiscent of late-sixties British folk as well as many contemporary folk acts such as Six Organs of Admittance. Most of the band's members have also featured on recordings by a number of other folk artists such as Nick Castro and Vashti Bunyan and as a result have become an important part of the psych-folk revival.
Scottish group The Phantom Band released their debut CD Checkmate Savage at the beginning of the year. I think it is definitely one of the best new releases of the year.
Norah has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil Rivers Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. Jones also put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).
Bak to Manhattan, Norah Jones
This is a performance from Sonic Youth's 2009 release The Eternal.
Pink Mountaintops is Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBeans side project. The music resembles the style of Black Mountain but has a more psychedelic side with mellow tunes and complicated lyrics. Pink Mountaintops removed the The from its name on its second album, Axis of Evol.
This song about a bank robber always makes me smile.
This is the new lovely and artistic video from the highly acclaimed CD Merriweather Post Pavillion.
UK band Kava Kava have released their new record Forwards on US label Midnight Swimming to rave reviews. Digital magazines and bloggers such as Skope, MadLoud, Verbicide, Be, Skiboard and Live to Ride are among the many who are giving the record high praise. They are also featured on the new iTunes game Tap Tap Revenge and songs from the record have appeared on Weeds, Xbox 360 snowboarding game Stoked, John From Cincinnati, and Dirt.
Alberta Cross are a blues and country-influenced roots rock act drawing their sound from the foundation built by the Band and Neil Young. The London group's main members and songwriters are bassist Terry Wolfers and vocalist/guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee, who as a child traveled with his singer/songwriter father. The full band includes John Alexander Ericson (organ) and Seb Sternberg (drums). The self-produced EP The Thief & the Heartbreaker was delivered through the prestigious U.K. label Fiction in May 2007, followed by Broken Side of Time in 2009. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, All Music Guide
Baltimore band Arbouretum has been referred to as psychedelic folk or gothic Americana. Led by Dave Heumann, this group released the critically-acclaimed album Song of the Pearl in the Spring. This video is eerie and beautiful, with exceptional guitar work.
I just ran across this great live version of the single off of Cracker's latest album, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey. It is performed by The "Acoustic" Duo, which is Cracker frontman Dave Lowery and Johnny Hickman, their (IMHO) highly underrecognized guitarist.
Link to the official video for this song by the entire band:
Two years ago, something finally went right for the Heavy. After almost a decade of inexplicable U.K. indifference to their swaggering garage rock and sweaty R&B, the then-intermittently gigging quartet found an appreciative audience -- 5,000 miles from their tiny hometown of Noid, England -- when the band was invited to Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest festival. Three raucous shows later the band knew they had found a safe haven. A U.S. record deal soon followed.
Michael Jackson has returned to the airwaves with a new song _ the first from an upcoming documentary on the troubled superstar.
It is the first new song by Jackson to be released since his sudden death in Los Angeles on June 25.
The singer, who had not released new material in years, sounds confident on the song, which features his trademark vocal style with lush backing vocals by his brothers, the Jacksons.
It is a mid-tempo number with orchestral backing played during the closing sequences of the documentary, which opens Oct. 28 for a limited two-week run.
"This is it," goes one verse. "Here I stand. The light of the world. I feel grand."
The song will also be part of a two-disc CD set that will accompany the movie in what is expected to be a worldwide marketing blitz.
The documentary features footage of Jackson rehearsing for his planned London concerts, which were to mark his return to the stage after a lengthy absence caused in part by a series of legal and personal problems.
Meet Me on the Equinox- by Death Cab for Cutie on the soundtrack of NEW MOON, the movie to be released Oct. 20 from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers
Directed by Adam Harding
The show at the Echoplex was considered a rehearsal. Two much bigger shows followed at The Orpheum on Oct. 4th and 5th. This song is from the Oct. 4th show.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recently recruited a new, excellent, and as yet unnamed group as a side project. They played their first show Oct. 2 at The Echoplex in L.A., a club with a capacity of about 700. Tickets were a mere $20. Included with Thom Yorke are Flea, funky bass player from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, producer/drummer Joey Waronker (e.g. Beck, R.E.M.), and Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refoscoe. "Yorke formed the new project to play out material from Yorke's 2006 glitchy laptop-pop solo debut "The Eraser" and a few new and rare tunes. Yorke billed it as a "rehearsal" onstage, but the set was a flawless performance. Though it will break the heart of everyone in the line that stretched to Echo Park Lake outside, there was standing room aplenty next to Zack de la Rocha, Kim Gordon and, we hear, Daft Punk and Rick Rubin in there." (The L.A.Times)
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The Clean were an influential band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, inspired by punk filtering through to the relatively isolated New Zealand, as well as the classic 60s influences.
In 1981, a fan of the Clean founded the Flying Nun label to release their first single, Tally Ho. A follow-up track off one of their early EPs, Beatnik, also achieved success, as did the second single, Getting Older. The Flying Nun label went on to be New Zealands biggest independent record company, championing the Dunedin Sound, a loosely-connected style of music largely produced by bands from this southern city. Others on the label included The Chills, The Verlaines, The Bats, and Sneaky Feelings.
This song is from the new CD from The Clean called "Mr. Pop". It is available from Merge Records online. They are still going strong!
"Listen to the tracks and see what comes."
That's the request the music producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) made of David Lynch upon presenting the filmmaker with a new project an album called Dark Night of the Soul.
"He said, 'David, I know you don't have time to do videos, but maybe still photographs for each song?'" Lynch recalls.
Lynch went on to produce 50 striking photos inspired by the uniquely collaborative album. They're on view in a show at Los Angeles' Michael Kohn Gallery, where tracks from the album play constantly as viewers examine the photographs.
The songs on Dark Night of the Soul were created by Danger Mouse and musician Mark Linkous, better known by his stage name, Sparklehorse. The compositions were then farmed out to performers including Iggy Pop, the Flaming Lips and The Shins' James Mercer, who supplied the vocals and made their own contributions to the music. Lynch himself even sang on two of the tracks.
A legal dispute with the EMI record label has prevented the release of Dark Night (though you can hear the entire album as part of NPR Music's Exclusive First Listen series). Lynch's photographs, meanwhile, have been compiled into a book that is sold with a blank, recordable CD-ROM that buyers are encouraged to use as they please.
Lightning Bolt is a drum and bass duo from Providence Rhode Island, Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson.Their music is unique, and influences have been described as experimental, progressive, speed metal, free jazz, noise, and math rock. They are known to perform in the middle of the floor rather than on a stage, and their shows are described as awesome. This song comes from their new album Earthly Delights, due out in October.
The Rosebuds are an indie group from North Carolina, headed by ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp. Life Like is the title track of the Rosebuds' album of the same name.
I know a clean way out, the vandals made it low
The day so lean, the nighttime slips in a song
There was a shot way out, down past Varina
I burn my bed and run naked in the Winter
Well oh well, the pines are getting to me, consider my life,
I'm wild but I'm not free
By all accounts it was a heavy snow
Brown is black by contrast I'm aglow
I hear, "Wait. You! I'm a man, you're the beast!"
But I'm just running so how can that be?
Well oh well, the pines are getting to me, consider my life
I'm wild but I'm not free
Well oh well, the pines are getting to me, believe me my eyes,
There's a thousand left like me
Reconstruct my body, capture me in flight
Glue in resin marbles, give me shiny eyes
This is a song I love from Jack White's new group, The Dead Weather. They are an American alternative rock supergroup that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. The band consists of vocalist Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), guitarist Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age), bassist Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes ) and drummer Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs). Jack usually plays guitar, but he can tear up on drums as well!
Plants and Animals are a rock band. Theyre the kind of rock band that still knows how to play their instruments and prefers recording with analog tape. The Montreal trio has received international acclaim since the release of their 2008 full-length debut, Parc Avenue. The album was nominated for Canadas prestigious Polaris Prize, is up for two Juno Awards, and has garnered praise from everyone from NPR to Danger Mouse.