Monday Warming: Two New Arcade Fire Tracks

May 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Good news

Arcade Fire has decided to re-release a deluxe edition of The Suburbs, with two new tracks. Below I have for you the two new tracks.
“Culture War” and a collaboration with David Byrne titled “Speaking in Tongues”

What better way to help your Monday

Culture War by Arcade Fire

Speaking in Tongues by Arcade Fire

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Bernard Sumner: Records That Changed My Life

May 17, 2011 § Leave a comment


I just came across this article on SPIN by Adrienne Day about Brian Sumner of Joy Division and New Order:

“I picked the records I got before I became a musician, because I listened to music in a completely different way then,” he says. “We just spent seven months making a new record [Waiting for the Sirens’ Call], and the last thing you want to do is hear music when you come out of the studio after a 14-hour day.”

Read the rest at SPIN

New Songs From Beirut

May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Finally

One of our favorite ‘indie meets world’ groups out there (and loved by the indie press) Beirut are currently wrapping on a new album…their first since 2007 ‘The Flying Club Cup’. These guys are a lot like A Hawk and A Hacksaw” but lead singer Zach Condon’s voice is too beautiful to overlook. They apparently are debuting some of these new tracks on a current tour. Check out the two new ones below and be glad Beirut is Back!

New Explosions In The Sky Album Released Today

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Good news for Explosions in the Sky fans.  In addition to being included on the 2011 Lollapalooza line-up (totally forgot to mention them cause I am very excited to see them), their new album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care that has been four years in the making, is being released in the U.S. and Canada today.  The album is being released in a special box set that is quite literally a box.  The quadruple gatefold vinyl includes a 18-panel full-color double-sided poster and a full-color double-sided postcard and the CD version is the same! (only much smaller of course).  The packaging looks very beautiful, check it out here and watch a teaser for the album below.

Let Me Back In from Explosions in the Sky on Vimeo.

Lollapalooza Line-Up Unveiled

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last night at 1am the 20th Anniversary Lolla Line-Up was finally announced and GypsySphere has the breakdown for ya.

The headliners will be as most of the rumor mills expected: Eminem, Foo Fighters and Muse but in a surprising turn of events, Coldplay is joining their ranks.

The next tier down includes My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, big shocker: The Cars and the luminous A Perfect Circle.

Other names that I’m personally excited for: Bright Eyes, Atmosphere, Ratatat, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club and Phantogram.

One of the most exciting parts of this line up is the Perry’s DJ stage which has outdone itself this year with Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Jay Electronica, Skrillex and The Glitch Mob.

This year will certainly be one to remember. Comment us and let us know who you’re excited for or tweet at us. Check out some tracks below of some of these bands.

Danger Mouse’s New Venture

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment


Spaghetti Westerns, Mopeds and 80 Year Old Italian Musicians

After 2010’s Dark Side of the Soul this upcoming Danger Mouse project is not something most would expect from this genius producer.  Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, has been working on a “score” for a spaghetti western film that doesn’t exist and he’s doing it in collaboration with composer and filmographer Daniele Luppi.  Also thrown in to the mix are the soothing stylings of Norah Jones and the raucous howls of Jack White.  According to an article from SPIN, Burton describes Rome as a “very visual album…about love.”  And to help him create these visions of love, Burton explained having to trade bottles of wine with an Italian Moped mechanic in exchange for antique instruments that would be played by some original Italian spaghetti western musicians…who are also antiques.  Burton said there were a few language barriers.

Rome will be released May 17.  Go to the official site to watch trailers and teasers, one of which you can view below RIGHT NOW.

RIP Gerard Smith of TV On The Radio

April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment


Yesterday, April 20, 2011, Gerard Smith, long time bassist for TV on the Radio, passed away after fighting lung cancer.

The band made the announcement on their website today along with five tour dates they will be canceling.

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