Ryan Adams always keeps us guessing what he’ll come up with next. Is it Jam Bandy? Metal? What about country? Having recently been required to relearn music due to Ménière’s, he has come up with a record that is filled with soul, yet mellower than previous albums. In a few tunes, he relies upon the talents of his lovely bride, Mandy Moore and that of a friend, Norah Jones. The album also features the work of keyboardist, Benmont Tench, whom he borrows from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Ashes & Fire will be out via PAX-AM records on October 11, but until then, stream it below.
In anticipation of releasing T Bone Burnett Presents the Speaking Clock Revue – Live from the Beacon Theatre on October 18 via Shout! Factory, a live album documenting a benefit concert Burnett held at NYC’s Beacon Theatre to benefit the Participant Foundation, which supports the inclusion of music and arts education in public school systems, Shout! Factory has released one of the performances. My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, who appears on the album as Yim Yames due to complicated legal reasons, performs the song ‘Wonderful (The Way I Feel)’. Click on the album art to listen to the stream.
Everyone’s favorite Icelandic pop princess, Björk, is ready to expose her latest project, Biophilia. As the picture indicates, she might just need a little hair relaxer, but this is the Björk we know and love. For more than two decades, Björk has been artistically creating music that does not fit neatly into any one genre or any one land. After researching astrophysics, string theory, neurology, biology, Björk came up with Biophilia, written around themes of nature, science and humanity’s relationships to both. Take note, there is no guitar and no piano on this album, but Björk’s voice is always at the heart of every track. NPR’s First Listen is streaming the entire album and has a great article exploring the depths Biophilia’s birthing process. Click on the photo to be directed to the stream at NPR’s First Listen.
TKOL RMX 1234567 is an a collection of King Of Limbs remixes by artists that inspire the band. The double CD compiles the remixes that the band have been releasing on 12” vinyl in recent weeks.
There are tracks that are dance worthy and some meant just for your headphones. The consistent thread running throughout this project is none other than, Thom’s voice. Radiohead have announced details of a special event in London to celebrate the launch of the new remix album, presently set for release on October 10 via XL Recordings. Jamie xx, Caribou, Jacques Greene, Nathan Fake, Modeselektor, SBTRKT and Four Tet are among the artists. Below, you can stream the remix album and below the stream, check out Radiohead’s performance of ‘Give Up the Ghost’ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567
Radiohead -‘Give Up the Ghost’
What’s a 10 in 20, you ask? Well, ten groups of established Lexington musicians each spend two days collaborating on an original track with a fantastic producer, Duane Lundy at Shangri-la Studios. They employ an organic process which presents the artists’ distinctive songwriting and musical roots, while painting a broader creative landscape. Monthly debuts of new songs build toward a vinyl album release in 2012. The first installment of the 10 in 20 project is with Coralee and the Townies, as they perform, ‘ProfessionaLoner’. Below is the video for the track and below the video is the track available for download. Please consider donating to this fantastic project, it’s totally worth it.
Zola Jesus, the stage name of Russian American singer/songwriter Nika Roza Danilova, creates cinematic and goth-inspired pop with arrangements that are larger than life. Strangely, we are reminded of Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon. Weird. You can listen to the entire album, Conatus, released today via Sacred Bones Records.
We were just introduced to this band and frankly, fell in love. If you like bands like Warpaint and psych-folk, this is for you. Quilt are three folks from the east coast. They include three part harmonies, lots of reverb and tunes that grab you by the heartstrings. Below is a stream of their most recent tracks. If you like these songs, please support them and purchase what you like. They have an album expected for release November 8 via Mexican Summer.
DRC Music, a collective of producers lead by Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorrilaz) recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam. and Kwes all made the trip with the plan – to make an album in 7 days. Wracked by years of conflict, the DRC is home to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, and proceeds from the album will go to helping Oxfam’s work, helping thousands of the DRC’s poorest people. This collective effort came up with, Kinshasa One Two to be released on Warp Records and all the profits will got to aid Oxfam’s work in the DRC. DIGITAL OUT 3RD/4TH OCTOBER, CD & DOUBLE VINYL 10TH/11TH NOVEMBER.
Entire Album, courtesy of The Hype Machine, streaming below:
The much anticipated release of Wilco’s The Whole Love next week is in full swing as the band makes appearances, such as the one they made last night (Sept. 21) on Late Night with David Letterman. In addition to their performance of ‘Born Alone’ on the broadcast, they all performed a full concert prior to the appearance on Late Night. Watch Wilco, just below, as they performed Live on Letterman, in a CBS.com online concert exclusive live from New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre on September 21, 2011. Click below the concert stream for Wilco’s Letterman appearance below.
Wilco’s Letterman appearance: