Archive for October 24th, 2013

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Covers The Kinks

For the past few years, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has released a series of cover EPs; he’s recorded songs by Morrissey, Shirley Collins and Sam Cooke, and his next venture involves English rock band The Kinks. The EP, titled Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks is composed of five Kinks covers, including the well-known 1967 track “Waterloo […]

Angel Haze Covers Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Angel Haze is proving herself to be an artist that everyone should pay attention to over the next year. Everything she’s released has been great, and she just released another fabulous cover song. This time, she recorded an acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball.” Angel Haze has a great voice, and she shows off […]

Cut Copy Premiere “Take Me Higher”

The electronic Melbourne-based group known as Cut Copy are releasing their forthcoming album, Free Your Mind, on November 5. They recently released a single from the album, titled “We Are Explorers,” and now they’ve released another new single. The song is titled “Take Me Higher,” and you can listen to it by taking a look […]

Chief Keef Released From Jail Early

Chief Keef was on probation because of an incident in May where he was caught speeding in excess of 110 mph in his BMW on the Edens Expressway in Chicago. He was sentenced to 18 months probation and was ordered to undergo random drug testing during that time. He failed a drug test on October […]

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 US Tour

Nashville rockers Kings of Leon have announced dates for the first leg of the band’s North American Tour beginning in February 2014. The tour is in support of the band’s latest record, Mechanical Bull, which was released September 24. Blues rocker Gary Clark, Jr. will provide tour support. This will be KOL’s first tour since 2011, when […]

J.J. Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan To Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

It seems that writing duties have been passed from Michael Arndt to Episode VII director J.J. Abrams, and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, for the newest episode in the series’ canon. Originally given to Arndt back in November, Abrams and Kasdan are stepping in to re-write, change, and presumably do many different things than Arndt […]

The Chainsmokers Release Video For Remix Of Icona Pop’s “Girlfriend”

Our buddies Alex and Drew in the New York duo, The Chainsmokers, recently released a remix of the Icona Pop(ular) cut, “Girlfriend,” and then they followed up with a video accompaniment full of nostalgic elements that are sure to please anyone born in the mid to late ’80s that enjoyed the glory of the ’90s […]

Guided By Voices Drummer Kicked Out For Selling Drum Kit On eBay

Excuse me? Apparently, drummer Kevin Fennell, from Guided By Voices, has been relieved of his drumming duties after attempting to sell his drum kit on eBay for a modest $55,000. With the bidding war ready to begin, Fennell even offered to deliver the kit to the buyer himself, with the hopes of a possible jam […]

Wet Release New Video For “You’re The Best”

One of my favorite tracks of the year just got a visual treatment and the results are as sweet as can be. Wet, one of the hardest bands to track down online (via Google anyway) have been making waves in recent months, especially after their recent CMJ showcases. The quasi-elusive NYC outfit dropped their incredible […]

Watch Run The Jewels’ New Video For “Get It”

Run The Jewels, the collaborative hip-hop project from Killer Mike and El-P, exploded into the game this year with their self-titled debut, absolutely obliterating any efforts from the majority of their rap competition. Between the combined mic skills of the two emcees and El-P’s prowess behind the boards, only few others have even been able […]

ALBUM STREAM: Sirens And Sailors – ‘Skeletons’

New York metalcore outfit Sirens and Sailors have premiered a full stream of their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Skeletons, less than a week ahead of its release date via Lambgoat. The album officially hits stores October 29 through Artery Recordings and Razor & Tie, but it is still available to pre-order on iTunes for only $6.99 […]

Stream Huey Mack’s New Album, ‘Pretending Perfection’

Huey Mack is an independent hip hop artist hailing from Morgantown, West Virginia. This past Tuesday, he released a brand new album, titled Pretending Perfection. Considering I don’t personally listen to hip hop, this is a pretty rad album. It’s catchy, down to earth and definitely worth checking out if you’re into high energy hip […]