Corinne Bailey Rae is set to release her second album on January 26th, a follow up to her Grammy-winning first album. Though the newest release, titled The Sea, isn’t out for another month and a half, the album’s first single, “I’d Do It All Again”, was recently performed on Later…with Jools Holland. Catch the performance below:
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Releasing: 9 March 2010
The follow-up to Liars’ eponymous fourth album is entitled Sisterworld. The press release claims that the album delves into “alternate spaces people create in order to maintain identity in a city like LA ... where outcasts and loners celebrate a skewered relationship to society.” So, another concept album from Liars, it seems. The opening track, “Scissor”, is now available for free download on the album’s website.
01 Scissor [MP3]
02 No Barrier Fun
03 Here Comes All the People
05 Scarecrows on a Killer Slant
06 I Still Can See an Outside World
07 Proud Evolution
08 Drop Dead
09 The Overachievers
10 Goodnight Everything
11 Too Much, Too Much
“Why Modern Radio Is A-OK”
This North Carolina band managed to craft one of the smartest, strangest anthems about the airwaves. As singer Skip Matheny professes, they love the radio but not because it plays their favorite music. Actually, they think it sucks and that’s exactly why they like it. They don’t want to hear the classic songs that break their heart (i.e. Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison) so the crappy stations nowadays get the thumbs up from them. Pretty twisted, eh? Jason Gross
In direct contrast to the trendy, glo-fi charm of Washed Out, Memory Tapes, and Small Black came this gigantic, shimmering, glorious blast of exuberant electro-pop courtesy Barcelona’s Delorean. Built around a deceptively simple house beat and female vocal sample, the foursome adds layer upon layer to the four and a half minute track, eventually building to a gorgeous, gently propulsive climax that transports us back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when cutting edge music wasn’t afraid to sound big.
In his latest efforts to sustain the good name of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan has been hyping the late 2010 release of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Teargarden will consist of 44-songs, all of which will gradually be released for free on the . Ultimately the album will be compiled into 11 four-song EPs, and sold as a box set. The first taste of Teargarden was released online on 7 December. The track is called “A Song for a Son”, which is an opus of dramatic build-ups and a whirlwind of organ and guitar.
, “I think it’s got something to do about not having any kids and thinking about why I don’t have any kids. And then also kind of thinking about my relationship with my father—there’s some kind of connection there, but it’s not overt. I didn’t set out to write that, it just rolled out of me.”