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by Tara Murtha

20 Apr 2011


Shaking Through, a collaboration between WXPN and Philadelphia-based non-profit Weathervane Music, just released the latest edition to their ongoing experiment toward cutting through the noise in post-music industry world, “Borrowed Heart” by Hezekiah Jones. Hezekiah Jones is an ever-changing cast of musicians threading glistening strings and banging percussion through songs written by Philly neo-folk anchor Raphael Cutrufello. “Borrowed Heart” is the ensemble’s latest tune and may be included on an upcoming album. As usual, the Shaking Through session entails both a single produced by Brian McTear at his Miner Street studio and an accompanying mini documentary video.

The song can be downloaded at www.shakingthrough.com/HezekiahJones.

by William Carl Ferleman

20 Apr 2011


In addition to common PR moves, Denmark’s the Raveonettes have chosen to promote their lastest record, Raven in the Grave, by releasing a series of short films. The Raveonettes—Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner—are at present on tour in the United States.

by Jessy Krupa

20 Apr 2011


After years of lawsuits and legal red tape, the music of the Beatles finally became available on iTunes. “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something” were their most downloaded MP3s, while Abbey Road, which features those songs, became their most downloaded album. 

 

by R. N. Bradley

20 Apr 2011


NBC’s new show The Voice premiering this Tuesday, 26 April, features celebrity judge Cee-Lo Green. I must confess: while I thoroughly enjoy Cee-Lo’s present, I thoroughly miss his Goodie Mob and Dungeon Family past. What few people realize or, dare I say, remember, is the lethal lyricist that currently lies dormant beneath that peacock feathered vest as Cee-Lo Goodie.

by Jane Jansen Seymour

19 Apr 2011


L.A. radio station KRCW is featuring the sophomore release from Airborne Toxic Event as part of their Album Preview series. It makes for an easy publicity stunt for this heavily favored local band in a burgeoning music scene. The band hit the scene with their epic anthem, “Sometime Around Midnight” in 2008, about an impassioned plea to an ex-lover. The mix of indie rock and orchestral arrangements lends a grandeur to this quintet fronted by Mikel Jollett’s vocals. Their self-titled release will be supplemented by the new collection of songs due out April 26. All at Once begins with the rollicking drums of “All at Once” before “Numb” brings in sweet call back vocals by Anna Bulbrook. The third track is the single, “Changing”, which is already receiving heavy airplay and rightly so. It has the makings of a hit from the opening hand claps to the sing along chorus. The artsy video directed by Jan Danovic begins with “Sometime Around Midnight” on a car radio, then shows the band playing live with accompanying moves by L.A.-based dance crew, Strikers All-Stars, known for their community outreach (see below). The next acoustic entry, “All for a Woman”, gets bogged down by the simplistic lyrics:  “Promising Everything to Everyone… You’re my favorite one.” But the band gets its groove back until another, more subtle acoustic ending with “The Graveyard Near the House”.

[Listen to KRCW show]

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