Well isn't this a nice Wednesday treat. We've recently heard two brand new tracks from Arctic Monkeys via the magic of shoddy mobile phone recorded live performances in the shape of "Mad Sounds" and "Do I Wanna Know?". The latter of which has now been offered up as a single and you can download it over here. Both tracks are expected to appear on their new album which they've hinted will drop in 2013. No official word yet but as this has just come out of the blue, I'm thinking good news is on the horizon.
It's Wednesday, it's sunny (at least it is here in Vancouver) and Local Natives decided to go ahead and pluck at the heartstrings of every dog lover out there. If you've ever read Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man or P.D. James' The Children of Men, you know where I'm going with this. Unlike the extinction of every male species in Y: The Last Man or of the entire human race in The Children of Men, the video for "You & I" focuses on the global extinction of canines. Focusing on the last living dog on earth—the adorable Sandra Hamilton—the clip takes us through the emotional turmoil felt by humans worldwide. As the dog slowly edges towards death, tempers flare and people resort to alcohol or anger in this time of desperation. Watch Daniel Portrait and Kamp Grizzly's bleak future below.
For those who haven't heard Kanye West's new album Yeezus, stop what you're doing right now and listen to it. Yeah, you might hate, or you might love it. Either way, it's a definitive moment in his career, an anti-pop album from a very mainstream artist. Amidst all the craziness that is Yeezus are a slew of samples, from TNGHT to Snoop Dogg to Marilyn Manson and many more. The folks at Babylon Cartel have been kind enough to compile every song Yeezy sampled into a free 55-minute mixtape. Stream or download it below.
To all the unaware people out there, Kanye's Yeezus officially released today.
Yeezus: The Samples:
01. Intro ( Prod By Gianni Lee )
02. Holy Name of Mary Choral Family – He’ll Give Us What We Really Need (On Sight)
03. Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People (Black Skinhead)
04. Capleton – Forward Inna Dem Clothes (I Am A God)
05. Omega, Omega – Gyöngyhajú lány (New Slaves)
06. Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey – Are Zindagi Hai Khel (I Am A God)
07. Kenny Lattimore – Lately (I’m In It)
08. Nina Simone – Strange Fruit (Blood On The Leaves)
09. TNGHT – R U Ready (Blood On The Leaves)
10. Snoop Dogg – Down 4 My N’s – (Blood On The Leaves)
11. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka (Guilt Trip)
12. Pusha T ft Popcann Travis Scott – Blocka (Guilt Trip)
13. Beenie Man – Memories (Send It Up)
14. Wee – Aeroplane (Reprise) (Bound 2)
16. Ponderosa Twins Plus One – Bound (Bound 2)
16. Brenda Lee – Sweet Nothin (Bound 2)
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros get loud and preach with passion in their new single "This Life." It's the second song we've heard from the band's upcoming self-titled third album (the first was "Better Days"), and this one is a roller coaster of emotions and instruments. One moment will be met with quiet bliss, only to erupt in a explosion of horns, drums, guitars and gospel croons. It's really quite something. Worth noting is Alex Ebert, who delivers a fantastic range in his vocals. Stream the song below.
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros is out on July 23rd
(via Rolling Stone)
Radio One's Live Lounge has been the place we've had some delightful covers over the years. This week was no different as Peace took to lounge playing their infectious track "Lovesick". After that they chose to cover Disclosure's huge hit, "White Noise", which feature son their recently released album Settle. Putting their own twist on the song, they add some funky bass lines and lovely sounding guitars that result in an equally dance worthy hit of its own. There's even some added Pink Floyd goodness thrown in as well. Marvelous. Check it out above.
Letlive's last album, Fake History, was one of my favourites of 2011. Since then they've gone on to build up an ever growing fan base, with their live shows being some of the most chaotic I've seen in recent years. With this in mind, I've been very eager to hear a follow up from the band. Well the wait is over as they're new offering, The Blackest Beautiful, is now streaming in full via Epitaph Records' Youtube Channel. The album isn't actually set for release until the 9th of July so get your fill a full 3 weeks before it officially drops. Turn it up loud and enjoy it below.
It's fair to say that over the last few months, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" has been almost impossible to escape. It's been used on adverts and TV Shows along with having multiple daily plays on almost every radio station imaginable. Let's add a new direction for the track then shall we as Biffy Clyro chose to cover the infectious track while on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 Saturday slot. Check out their acoustic take on the track below or re-listen to the entire show and interview over here.
Jay-Z's long-awaited follow-up to 2009's The Blueprint 3 has been announced: Magna Carta Holy Grail will be released on July 4th.
During game five of the 2013 NBA Finals, a three-minute trailer debuted. The trailer showed Hov in the studio with Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Rick Rubin (who very recently served as executive producer on Kanye's Yeezus), where they discuss the beats and rhythms behind this new record. It also sampled some new music, and what you hear throughout the trailer sounds awesome. Check it out below.
The album is about, like this duality of how do you navigate through this whole thing, through success, through failures, through all this and remain yourself."—Jay-Z on Magna Carta Holy Grail
Samsung has already purchased one million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail, and will release an app on June 24th that gives an insight into the record. Then, the album will be available to download for free through that app on July 4th at 12:01am EST to the first one million Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and Note II users.