Rare is the opportunity for laughter and with this tune, we definitely found it. If you don’t like the use of bad words, I urge you NOT to listen to this song. If you have a sense of humor and enjoy a great laugh, go ahead and stream this tune. We might just add more tunes to this Spotify playlist, if they are worthy! And now, we present the parody for ‘Everybody Dance Now,’ originally by C + C Music Factory.
Our May 14th New Release Tuesday playlist on Spotify is ready for you! This week’s playlist includes releases from Wild Nothing, Killing Joke, The Boxer Rebellion, Pure X, Wampire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Sabbath (single), Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood and Small Black. Vampire Weekend’s album Modern Vampires of the City was also released, but is not presently available for streaming on Spotify (sorry).
Last night, The Black Angels performed their phat psychedelic track, ‘Don’t Play With Guns’ on Conan. Stream it below.
In the fourth animated video for Queens of the Stone Age album, …Like Clockwork, we see a cartoon-infested male driving a blood-spattered T-bird with skulls hanging from the rearview mirror. We see the cartoon-infested male getting enjoyment from chucking Molotov cocktails at other bikers. ‘If I Had A Tail,’ the fourth video from …Like Clockwork, continues the violently themed videos begun by other tracks ‘I Appear Missing,’ ‘Kalopsia,’ and ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled.’ As for the track itself, it’s thick in the middle and sticks around in your mind long after the tune has ended. Looking forward to more!
Just added: We have been advised that QotSA have put out a complete video of all the videos produced so far, as one continuous piece. Like our friend, Si, we hope they do this for the other half! See the entire video here.
As I watched Saturday Night Live from this past Saturday night, I couldn’t help but get huge goosebumps all over my body during the final clip. Fred Armisen, gently closed out his final episode as a cast member on SNL with an original punk-rock ballad ‘It’s A Lovely Day,’ featuring indie-rock legends such as: Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, “Portlandia” co-star and Wild Flag member Carrie Brownstein, and husband-and-wife duo Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.
Armisen reprised Ian Rubbish, a fictional punk-rock character with the fictional band, The Bizarros, on lead guitar and vocals, Bill Hader on bass, other departing cast-member Jason Sudeikis on drums, and castmate Taran Killam on second guitar. As the rag-tag group played through the live tune, they were gradually joined by other indie-rock greats mentioned above, only to conclude the song with a heart-wrenching lyric, “It’s been all right / I’ve had a lovely night with you.”
Stream the performance below, via NBC:
Formed in 1993, Filter has consistently enjoyed commercial success over the past two decades. With the release of their first album back in 1995, Short Bus, it seemed that audiences were slightly confused about how to categorize Filter, but music writers would quickly label them as a unique blend of industrial and grunge. With their most notable and successful hit, ‘Hey Man Nice Shot,’ the album soared to #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and went on to sell more than a million copies. They continued to delight their fans with 1999′s Title of Record which featured ‘Welcome To The Fold’ and everyone’s most memorable Filter track, ‘Take A Picture’. While they didn’t exactly achieve the same chart-topping success after Title of Record, they continued to release more albums (2002′s the Amalgamut, 2008′s Anthems For The Damned and 2010′s The Trouble with Angels) and their success came from singles included on blockbuster soundtracks, such as 2012′s, Judgment Night, Spawn – the Crystal Method collaboration ‘(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do’- Little Nicky, Demon Knight, Stepfather, Anger Management, Crow 2, Girl Next Door and Cable Guy.
Here we are in 2013, as Filter gets ready to release their sixth studio album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight via Wind-up Records on June 4, 2013. The album was written and recorded by leader/co-founder, Richard Patrick and guitarist, Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator/producer, Bob Marlette. The first single off the new album, ‘What Do You Say’, is now available on the band’s official site as a free download. The official track listing for the album is listed below the videos.
Filter kicks off their 2013 tour with two headlining shows (Niceville, FL on May 25th and then, Ft. Lauderdale on May 26th at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale). After those two dates, they’ll be on their Summerland Tour (with Everclear, Live and Sponge), see the Interactive video poster below. Their tour will include some select headline dates in between. See all the tour dates below.
Can’t wait until June 4th? Grab the single ‘What Do You Say’ on iTunes instantly when you Pre-Order The Sun Comes Out Tonight on iTunes or directly from Filter. Below is the video of their cover of ‘Happy Together,’ recently featured in the trailer of the film The Great Gatsby below and after the jump, check out the lyric video for the newest single ‘What Do You Say’ off the upcoming album release, ‘The Sun Comes Out at Night’.
TRACK LISTING FOR THE SUN COMES OUT TONIGHT:
1. We Hate It When You Get What You Want
2. What Do You Say
4. Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight
5. It’s Got To Be Right Now
6. This Finger’s For You
7. Self Inflicted
8. First You Break It
9. Burn It
10. Take That Knife Out Of My Back
11. It’s My Time
12. It’s Just You
5/25/13 Mullet Festival Grounds Niceville, FL*
5/26/13 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
5/29/13 Lee County Civic Center Ft. Meyers, FL
5/30/13 Mahaffey Theatre St Petersburg, FL
5/31/13 The Red Hat Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
6/1/13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
6/2/13 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
6/4/13 New Brookland Tavern Charleston, SC*
6/5/13 Innsbrook After Hours Glen Allen, VA
6/7/13 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Fairfax, VA
6/8/13 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
6/9/13 NV Knoxville, TN*
6/11/13 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
6/12/13 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
6/14/13 Casino New Brunswick Moncton, MB
6/15/13 House of Blues Boston, MA
6/16/13 Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
6/18/13 The Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY*
6/19/13 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
6/20/13 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
6/21/13 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
6/22/13 Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN
6/23/13 Myth Live St Paul, MN
6/24/13 O.N.E. Mandan, ND*
6/26/13 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
6/28/13 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
6/30/13 Brighthouse Networks Ampitheatre Bakersfield, CA
7/2/13 Humphrey’s San Diego, CA
7/3/13 Silver Dollar Fair Grounds Chico, CA*
7/5/13 Avi Resort & Casino Laughlin, NV
7/6/13 The Marquee Tempe, AZ
7/7/13 The Rock Tuscan, AZ*
7/10/13 Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, TX*
7/11/13 L’auberge Casino Resort – Pool Stage Lake Charles, LA
7/12/13 South Side Ballroom Dallas, TX
7/13/13 Austin City Limits Live @ Moody Theater Austin, TX
7/14/13 Proof Bar Houston, TX
7/16/13 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, TN
7/18/13 Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MA
7/19/13 Ives Concert Park Danbury, CT
7/20/13 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
7/21/13 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
7/23/13 RAGBRAI Des Moines, IA
7/27/13 River City Casino St Louis, MO
7/28/13 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Kansas City, KS
This post dedicated to my dear friend, Tommy Dominguez.
Always true to his word, Wayne Coyne threatened that he’d be naked when performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and despite being draped with brightly lit cables and wires, he was indeed naked. The appearance on Fallon might be described by some as “weird,” but we prefer to say that Coyne takes creativity to a whole new level. With every performance we have ever seen live by The Flaming Lips, the visual spectacle clearly meets and/or exceeds the listening experience. This appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is no exception. If you click on the photo, you can check out Day 3 of our photo coverage from The Hangout 2012 that includes The Flaming Lips. Below are the videos of his performance where he covered David Bowie’s 1977 track ‘Heroes’ and the track, ‘Try to Explain,’ from their most recent album, The Terror .
Just on the heels of seeing Deerhunter this past Saturday at the Austin Psych Fest, the band’s image and sound is still freshly imprinted in our minds. And, since they performed a few of the tunes from their yet-to-be-released album, we were more than ready for whatever the full album had to offer. What is Deerhunter? What can you expect from a band with such name? You can expect the creative and hugely talented, Bradford Cox. You can expect music that takes you out of the environment you are used to and places you in a new place and time. While the founding member, Bradford Cox obsessively creates a space for himself (during sound check and otherwise) he ultimately intrigues the listener, takes note of his own actions and entices one to continue listening.
Monomania, to be released next week, is yet another example of how Cox can take a simple moment in time and carefully immerse you into psychedelic sounds. But, the best part about the album, the sounds don’t necessarily all stay the same throughout. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety throughout the album. From the mellow, atmospheric sounds in the opening track, ‘Leather Jacket II,’ to the fuzz and noise in ‘Pensacola’ only to reach al the way around to the garage-pop worthy sounds in ‘Dream Captain’. ‘Blue Agent’ definitely gives us chills, perhaps because we got to see them perform live the other night, but its chord changes could easily remind us of some great childhood memory.
Overall, Monomania is a truly well-balanced effort making every tune listenable and enjoyable, regardless of your genre leanings. Be sure that if you are a fan of psychedelia, garage and mind-expanding music, this is the album for you to explore further. Click below to stream a first listen a full week earlier to the release via NPR’s First Listen. Then, check out their live appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and finally, the video for ‘Monomania’. Be sure to buy the album upon release next week on Amazon or iTunes.
We are definitely blessed with a fantastic assortment of releases in music for the week of April 16th. The choices were plenty and exploring the depths of music has never been so exhausting. But, for you, our readers, it is an honor and our pleasure! This week in music brought us releases from The Flaming Lips, Born Ruffians, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Dead Confederate, Life Coach, Iron & Wine, John Parish, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Highest Order, Fall Out Boy, Gemma Ray, JJ Grey & Mofro, Paramore, The Thermals and Jessie Ware. If we are missing anyone, it is because they are not on Spotify and for that, we apologize. Enjoy the playlist, listen with your ears fully open and follow us on Spotify.