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Premiere: Courtney Love – “You Know My Name”

Legendary rock-queen Courtney Love has just premiered on BBC Radio 6 a brand new song called “You Know My Name” part of the double-A-side single, ”Wedding Day.” The tune is harder and heavier than expected for sure; but that undeniable, catchy hook is pure Courtney!

The double-A-side single release, available on May 4th, coincides with Love’s recent announcement of a short solo UK tour starting on May11. Dates below.

Listen! Thoughts?!

Courtney Love Tour Dates: 

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (May 11/12)
Manchester Academy (5/13)
Glasgow O2 Academy (5/15)
Leeds O2 Academy (5/16)
Birmingham O2 Academy (5/18)
Bristol O2 Academy (5/19)
Nottingham Rock City (5/20)

VIDEO PREMIERE: SKY FERREIRA “I BLAME MYSELF”

 

Sky Ferreira’s undeniably addictive “I Blame Myself” off her incredible debut album Night Time, My Time  has received the visual treatment! We didn’t think we could love Sky Ferreira anymore than we already do…we were wrong! Watch her badass new video below!

Be sure to check out the second clip for some insight on the making of the video by Sky and director Grant Singer.

Night Time, My Time is out now.

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UPDATE: Click here to watch the video.

TORI AMOS – “TROUBLE’S LAMENT” [New Single]

 

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After releasing two back-to-back albums of orchestral\classical material (2011′s Night Of Hunters and 2012′s Gold Dust) Red-headed siren and piano goddess Tori Amos returns with the brand new single, ‘Trouble’s Lament’ from her upcoming fourteenth studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines. The new single marks her return to contemporary-pop; and what a great, surprising return! ‘Trouble’s Lament’ tells the story of a woman cast out into the world in search of new place to call home. “Trouble needs a home girls, trouble needs a home. She fell out with Satan, now she’s on the run” Tori sings.

The track has a groovy, sinister arrangement with a southern vibe that in writing might not sound like a Tori Amos’ concoction (and it’s not); but as soon as you hear Tori’s signature piano keys, and her graceful, honey-coated vocals easily gliding along the verses, you’ll immediately realize that ‘Trouble’s Lament‘ is an undeniable Tori Amos song. We ABSOLUTELY love it!

Some words from Tori about the single:

“Having been born in North Carolina, the South walks with me wherever I am in the world, I can’t get it out of my DNA. I don’t know if it’s a genetic thing, because my mother’s side, so far back, is from the Eastern Cherokee nation. So it’s really in the blood. It’s almost like you listen to the land speaking to you. And wherever I am I can hear the South calling me.   I really like the idea that trouble was a young woman….I see her on my travels a lot. And maybe I knew her many years ago when I was in my twenties.”

Unrepentant Geraldines arrives on May 13th.

Tori is back!! Check it out!

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Unrepentant Geraldines Tracklist:
01. America
02. Trouble’s Lament
03. Wild Way
04. Wedding Day
05. Weatherman
06. 16 Shades of Blue
07. Maids of Elfen-mere
08. Promise
09. Giant’s Rolling Pin
10. Selkie
11. Unrepentant Geraldines
12. Oysters
13. Rose Dover
14. Invisible Boy

Premiere: KITTEN – “Money” [New Video]

 

KITTEN has finally dropped the video for the brand new track, ‘Money.’ The band’s lead singer (and rock-goddess in the making), Chloe Chaidez has been teasing the arrival of the video via the band’s Instagram with a few sexy, black-and-white photos of the shoot for about a week now. Well, the video is finally here and well…it’s ALL kinds of awesome! The video features Chaidez and Ariel Pink hanging out in a cheap hotel room, smoking and boozing (probably high as a kite too, LOL) while Chloe takes random dips in the hotel pool. The video plays like a Spring Breakers missing scene; I only wish it starred James Franco’s movie character ‘Alien’ instead of Ariel Pink.

Chaidez tells Pitchfork:

In the process of recording the Kitten album we kept coming up with really cool ideas/beats that didn’t quite fit but  were really where I was at the moment.  Old Missy Elliot, Arca, Drake, Future, Yeezus, etc…I thought it might be a cool idea to release a few of the tracks. Just a way let loose and have a good time making music with different friends while waiting for the album to come out. Ariel stopped by for the video and we just shot us hanging out together. This video was directed by Kaitlin Christy. She’s a student at NYU and a close friend. It was a shot at an old Hollywood motel for about $300 and we had a great time making it.

Sonically, ‘Money’ doesn’t sound like your typical KITTEN production; its more in tune with a Crystal Castles’ industrial-jam, mixed-in with Missy Elliot’s ‘Pass That Dutch’ by way of the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Whisper Song.’ It’s certainly different, but oh so f**king cool as well.

Let us know what you think of ‘Money’ and it’s video?! Leave your comments below!

KITTEN’s self-titled debut album arrives May 27th.

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Premiere: Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time” [New Single + New Album!]

 

Brand new tune by UK electropop-rockers, Klaxons!

‘There Is No Other Time’ is the brand new single from the yet-untitled new album due out in Spring.

The single, produced by Gorgon City marks the band’s return since the epic ‘Surfing the Void’ (2010), which in turn was the follow up to their Mercury Music Prize winning debut album ‘Myths of the Near Future’ in 2007!

The new album will feature productions by the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy.

Check it out!

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BEST ALBUMS OF 2013

 

Here are my top picks for best albums of the year.

Did any of YOUR favorite albums made it to our list? Do you agree with our pick for the top spot? Let us know! Comment below or via our Facebook page.

Janelle-Monae-Electric-Lady

30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

 

mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi

 

John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute

 

hurts-exile27. HURTSExile

 

Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX - True Romance

 

goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe

 

alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine

 

Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes

 

cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator

 

james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown

 

dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine

 

ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture

 

Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle

 

Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 

 

Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME

 

the-197514. THE 1975The 1975

 

alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music

 

Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus

 

glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors

 

Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood

 

The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land

 

arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM

 

haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone

 

St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night

 

SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time

 

london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait

 

lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine

 

MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort

 

VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah


The 1975 – “Girls” [The Knocks Remix]

 

In the lead up to the release of their new “Girls” single, Manchester pop-rock outfit, The 1975 are giving away a very special remix of the track by New York based production duo, The Knocks.

As expected, The Knocks hit it out of the park by transforming the catchy, pop-rock track into a groovy, summery-tinged, head-nodder. Check it out and click HERE to grab the killer track!

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NEW MUSIC: Astronomyy – “Drivin Me Crazy” + “Things I’d Do For U”

 

Ladies (and gentlemen), here is a dare… Listen to these three songs by up-and-coming London singer, Astronomyy and try not to immediately fall for his smooth, warm, emotional croons.

Musically, the newcomer delivers a solid groove of melodic guitar riffs with a touch of R&B which are greatly reminiscent of any Dev Hynes’ production— but the similarities end there. Astronomyy delivers each song in such a nostalgic and poetic way that it makes every track sound dreamily captivating.

Take a listen

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The Sounds – “Shake Shake Shake” + “Weekend” [Brand New Singles!]

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Swedish electro-pop-rock band The Sounds are back with not one, but two brand new singles from their upcoming 5th studio album, Weekend! The first single,“Shake Shake Shake” is an infectious danceable pop-rock number with a catchy chorus ferociously delivered by the fiercely and sexy, Maja Ivarsson.

The second single and the album’s title track, “Weekend” is a melancholic guitar driven ballad with a beautiful soaring chorus that has Maja longing for a weekend distraction as she laments a love lost. Maja’s vocals sound incredible on this track. Go Maja!

Maja Ivarsson tells NYLON: “Weekend is special to me because it was one of those songs that really moved me right from the start! Even when we made the demo I thought it was a strong and very catchy song and I was exited to see how it was gonna turn out on the record. And I also think it’s a song that’s universal, I think most people can relate to it one way or another.”

The band is currently looking for an official cover photo for the WEEKEND (the single) via Instagram. Simply tag a photo with #MyWeekendCover hashtag and turn on your geolocation.

This is my entry for the contest. If you like it follow this link to vote! if you think you can craft a better cover follow the same link for more instructions.

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Grab the free download of the ‘Weekend’ below and be sure to grab the full album when it drops October 29th. Tour Dates below. I’ll be at the Brooklyn show! ;)

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Sky Ferreira – “You’re Not The One” [Official Video]

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Sky Ferreira unveils the music video for brand new single ‘You’re Not The One’. Check it out!

The melodic, 80s inspired breakup number was directed by Grant Singer.

The single is out now in the US while Ferreira’s debut album Night Time, My Time, Will follow on October 29.

Bonus: Below is a video from our YouTube channel of Sky performing ‘You’re Not The One’ (mark 4:56) On October 16 2012. Almost exactly a year ago! The video is from her 2012 CMJ performance. Enjoy!

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Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals’ [Brand New Video + NEW ALBUM]

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New York Synth-rock duo Sleigh Bells announce the release of a brand new album and have unveiled the official video for the album’s title track, Bitter Rivals!

Bitter Rivals, the duo’s third album, is the follow-up to 2012′s Reign Of Terror. The album was produced by the band’s guitarist Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson, who is known for his work on Kanye West’s ‘Late Registration’ (2005), ‘Graduation’ (2007) and ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2011). All songs were written by Miller and singer Alexis Kraus

Bitter Rivals has a release date of October 7!

Check out the new video and up-coming tour dates below!

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Sleigh Bells 2013 Tour Dates:
10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market *
10/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory *
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand *
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
10/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
10/26 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s *
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *
10/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live *
11/01 – St. Petesburg, FL @ State Theatre *
11/02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
11/04 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
11/05 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
11/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport *
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
11/12 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews *
11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
11/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
11/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
11/17 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
11/19 – Washington, DC @ Upstate Concert Hall *
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
11/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 +

* = w/ Doldrums
+ = w/ Danny Brown