With their 10th album just announced (Lightning Bolt is due October 15th), Pearl Jam has unleashed the first single from the forthcoming album. “Mind Your Manners” starts with a minimalist yet rich riff reminiscent of “Even Flow” from Ten, the band’s 1991 debut. The song quickly builds to something that could easily have fit on Backspacer, their last studio album, which was a refreshing rocker from a band that had yet to fully emerge from a nearly decade-long rut. This song signals more of a good thing. And I, for one, am quite happy about that.
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You won’t see me post many clips from Ellen, for the same reason you won’t see clips from The View. However, as a supporter of the Approve 74 campaign in Washington State, and a fan of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, I share this moving performance of “Same Love” from the duo’s new album Heist.
If you’re a voter in Washington, please vote to Approve Referendum 74.
Joss Whedon fans, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but he is supporting Mitt Romney for President. The above video gives some solid reasons why Whedon is supporting Whedon. Frankly, it’s hard to argue against him. Though I think I’ll still cast my ballot for Barack Obama; the candidate that does not want the zombie apocalypse.
Shivering Timbers are an Akron, Ohio-based trio fronted by married couple Sarah and Jayson Benn. Discovered by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys when they performed at his birthday. Auerbach was so enthralled by the band that he produced their debut album.
I was introduced to yOya by a friend who is involved with Project Snowball, a music sharing community built on the premise of promoting great artists to friends. The duo is from Corvalis, Oregon but relocated to LA where the cities electronic music affected their folk music stylings to create a great mix that is reminiscent of bands like Of Monsters and Men and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
Gypsy & the Cat, whose debut album Gilgamesh made my Top Albums list in 2011, have released a new song and video from their forthcoming sophomore album. “Sorry” builds on the band’s indie pop sounds and give me a lot of hope for what we’ll hear on their new collection.
Check out the video below.
Update: It looks like Two Door Cinema Club just launched an unpdated website. Check it out at twodoorcinemaclub.com.
I finally got around to listening to the sophomore album from the jewels of Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club‘s Beacon. I’m always anxious listening to a sophomore album from a band whose debut I view as amazing. There are simply too many sophomore slumps to ignore the chances that any given band will also befall such bad luck.
However, I’m happy to report that Beacon is anything but a sophomore slump. Building on the driving rhythms and dance beats of Tour History, Two Door finds themselves evolving and maturing, but not changing their style so much as to leave their past behind. Songs like “Someday” and “Sleep Alone” could have been outtakes from their previous work, yet they fit nicely with the rest of the collection.
Here’s the official trailer for the album:
Beacon doesn’t get an official release until September of this year, but you can pre-order the album now.
For the record, The Avengers is ridiculously good. Well written, amazing action, and Scarlett Johansson in a skin tight suit. What more could a guy ask for in a movie?
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg resurrected their deceased friend Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California this year, and Dre put the tour rumors to rest. Tupac will most definitely not go on tour unless there is a tour. Thanks for clearing that up, Dre!