Foo Fighters’ latest album drops next week and, as is becoming habit, an early stream is available… this one via Soundcloud. The album is the band’s seventh and was produced by Butch Vig. Interestingly, the bulk of the tunes were recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage. Now how’s that for back to rock and roll basics.
On April 4, the French electro duo Justice are dropping their new single “Civilization” on Ed Banger Records, and if you’re the type that likes to try it before you buy it, you can check out a high-quality stream of the song, via WATM Magazine, below.
According to Wikipedia, punk rock bands “created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, embracing a DIY (do it yourself) ethic”.
This sounds familiar to me. It sounds like the greatest band of all time circa 1963 knocking out their first masterpiece in a marathon single day session. The Beatles had more edge than the Sex Pistols, rocked harder than the Clash, and had a revolutionary attitude that would make Black Flag blush. Simply put, the Beatles embodied all of the major punk rock ideals a decade and a half prior to the invention of the genre. Paul McCartney’s “1, 2, 3, 4” was not only the count in to the first punk rock song, but also the count in to the greatest revolutionary force of the 20th century. Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara, Mao Zedong eat your heart out.
Radiohead actually released their latest, much-lauded new album, The King of Limbs to the masses digitally back in February via their own website, but this week brings the physical product -- yes, that still exists.
Radiohead actually released their latest, much-lauded new album, The King of Limbs to the masses digitally back in February via their own website, but this week brings the physical product—yes, that still exists. That must still mean something because “The King of Limbs” is sitting pretty at #2 in Amazon presales ahead of the new Britney Spears album and, this from a record where the music has already been widely available for a month. Our two reviewers loved the album as you can see from the quotes below. We’ll have this stream available until Friday… enjoy.
Animal Collective are the curators of this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, England, and in an effort to familiarize festival-goers with the lineup, the band just released a free mix featuring several of the acts on the bill. The mix’s setlist and stream are listed below. Animal Collective’s ATP weekend goes down May 13 through the 15. Head over to ATP’s website for more details.