The-Dream or Mr. Nash is streaming his new album — IV Play — over on his YouTube page. The record features Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Gary Clark, Jr., Kelly Rowland, and many more GOOD Music sponsored artists. Really dig his collabo with Gary. Some sweet R&B music to be had.
IV Play drops in stores next Tuesday.
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Our 1st ‘Spotlight Saturday’ follow up! Good one too.
Take a look. That album cover pretty much sums it up. You get all that in ‘Blue‘ (Out now!!!). Abstract as it may be. I haven’t had an album listening session that equaled the first time I heard Damien Rice’s ‘O’. When I listened to Echo Bloom’s ‘Blue’ got that same rush. Maybe it’s because Kyle & his guests (Kate Vargas especially) have the same sort of musical romantic partnership or spark per each track that Damien & Lisa had back in the day.
Every song on Blue sends chills down my spine. Track to Track, it’s an absolutely beautiful record that needs to be shared. The music video showcased didn’t do it justice. They are proud of it, and I’m proud to listen. This is ‘Blue’ by Echo Bloom.
Big shout out to Riot Act Media. They threw me into The Blank Tapes‘ new record — Vacation — out now! This is sort of album you listen to during, in, around, or to the beach. Very bluesy, hippie, rocking Beach Boys/John Lennon sort of pop that should be the soundtrack to some really great times. Pity I’m on my couch right now. Feels like I’m wasting these really fun beats. Sunshine and sand in my toes are needed!
Here’s their new video for ‘Coast To Coast’ to get you going:
Incredible huh? Wasn’t that just heaps of fun? The record is even more so! Let’s keep the vibing beats going! Here is the entire record just for you. If I you wanted a new album of the week, surely this would do. Vacation, all you ever wanted…
Been in a whole ’30 Secs…’ mode since hearing ‘LLF+D’. Had a similar moment yesterday night that I did when I first ran through ‘Battle Born’. Environment does effect music. You shouldn’t convince yourself otherwise. When I’m in the car, rolling down the freeway, window open, cool breeze brushing thru my…now super short…hair half past midnight– the music couldn’t be feel any better. Like a super drug. Corrupting each cell in my body. Rewriting the genetic code track by track. Leaving me craving more…so much more.
A little off point, but we’ll get there. For ‘A Beautiful Lie‘ had a similar effect on me during those overly brought up college days I speak so fondly of. Being a MCR fan without new music to thrive on made me thirst for similar artists in the vein of emo-screamo heard on the Black Parade. Kept running into Jared Leto & his massacred group that combined hard rock, screamo, and electronics to put together very catchy fantastical songs.
Bought this record at Best Buy on a whim after hearing a variety of singles. It was like living in a alternated future with bright lights like a make believe neo-tokyo. Glimmers of steampunk. Bioshock before Bioshock. And I absolutely loved it. Wrote similar worldly scripts to this record. Choirs & powerful anthems still transport me to a post-apocalyptic conflict. Having mad flashbacks as ‘The Fantasy” builds. Battles of Good & eVil duking out in my head like a bad DBZ episode.
Sure ‘A Beautiful Lie’ is not a new record, but certainly one that made an impact on my musical history. One that you should listen to. For a bit of nostalgia is all one really needs really.
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Bloggers got lucky this afternoon as ITunes started to stream the highly anticipated / long awaited new album from Daft Punk. The first word that comes to me is funky. Electronic funk. I’ve only scratched the surface, but look forward to grooving around my bedroom tonight. Gonna be one of those nights.
You have to go their ITunes artist page to stream the record, so be sure to update that player.
1. “Give Life Back to Music” (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. “The Game of Love”
3. “Giorgio by Moroder” (featuring Giorgio Moroder)
4. “Within” (featuring Chilly Gonzales)
5. “Instant Crush” (featuring Julian Casablancas)
6. “Lose Yourself to Dance” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
7. “Touch” (featuring Paul Williams)
8. “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)
(It didn’t auto-publish yesterday, so here it is!)
Talk about a great country record. Lady Antebellum are consistent. Makes this fan quite content every time they drop a new album. The subject matter, this time around, is a bit darker & is made for lovelorn admirers. Rain is symbolized many times over the course of the 12 cuts.
No car is needed. Just have to be in a place by yourself. Two tracks you should really check out are the title track — Golden — and track 10 — All For Love. Upon hearing those, try not to fall in love instantaneously.
Golden is in stores now!
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So, listen. All those indie bloggers have just splooshed a bit in their pants. Why? Because Itunes is streaming Vampire Weekend’s third album…in full…right now. This record is a evolution for the band. They take a few more chances. Music fans should be excited.
Enjoy Modern Vampires of the City…out next Tuesday.
- Obvious Bicycle
- Diane Young
- Don’t Lie
- Hannah Hunt
- Everlasting Arms
- Finger Back
- Worship You
- Ya Hey
- Young Lion
Being a huge fan of Steve Martin’s records made it easy to love Edie Brickell featured act on their new collaboration – Love Has Come For You. The record is available everywhere. I own it. Happily too. Though I don’t recommend it to causal bluegrass/folk listens without first a preview. You’re either going to love the vocals or find them bland. Deserves a shot of your attention at least once.
Gotta love that banjo.
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Music porn featuring some of the best artists & tracks of 1920s…I mean 2013. It’s new & vintage all at the same time. I prefer the second half. Thank you jigga. Can’t wait to pick it up on vinyl next Tuesday.
1. 100$ Bill – JAY Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
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We enjoyed ‘Hell on Heels’ and all the solo records/singles that Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley have dropped since 2011. Even saw them a year ago. Happily, their sophomore offering — Annie Up! — is more of the same. Amazon has your exclusive first listen of the record which has impressive country songs for country girls. The link is a bit tricky…the player is on the far right side of the page towards the top.
Sure I’m not the core audience, but most of my readers are and I never can turn down a country ballad.
The Pistol Annies raise the stakes next Tuesday.
1. “I Feel A Sin Comin’ On”
2. “Hush Hush”
3. “Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty”
4. “Unhappily Married”
5. “Loved By A Workin’ Man”
6. “Blues, You’re A Buzz Kill”
7. “Don’t Talk About Him, Tina”
8. “Trading One Heartbreak For Another”
9. “Dear Sobriety”
10. “Damn Thing”
11. “Girls Like Us”
12. “I Hope You’re The End Of My Story”