Wednesday
Feb022011

[Watch] Peter, Bjorn & John - "Second Chance" Live on Conan 2/1/11

A few weeks ago we got our first taste of the new Peter, Bjorn & John album with track "Breaker, Breaker" being released via video from the guys. And, in turn we thanked them endlessly for letting us bask in the music, but then shortly after we also got another taste of honey when they released, "Second Chance". Last night they graced the stage on Conan O'Brien's late night slot, and as so many top notch bands before them pulled out a stellar performance. Check them out at the top performing "Second Chance" which is taken from their sixth studio album Gimme Some which drops March 28th in the UK and 29th for the US via StarTime International. Good start to Hump Day if you ask me? Thanks to The Audio Perv for this.

Wednesday
Feb022011

[Watch] The National - "Conversation 16" Live on Letterman 01/02

Check out The National rocking the Letterman stage last night, performing their track "Conversation 16" taken fromtheir great album, High Violet which featured in a lot of Top albums of 2010 lists. Now is it just me or do I spot another familier face on stage but in the wrong band setup? As you may or may not know, Richard Parry of Arcade Fire is also good friends with the guys in The National and has helped them out with parts in the past and stepped to the plate again last night.

Check out why The National have a good rep on the live circuit singing their meloncholy to the nation/world, depending on how you see it. And the combo of two great bands stepping into different setups is also a nice thing to see. Enjoy.

Tuesday
Feb012011

[Listen] Azure Ray - “Silverlake" Feat. Sparklehorse

Take a listen to the first song from Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink sine their six-year hiatus as Azure Ray.  The track titled 'Silver Lake" didn’t make the cut for their 2010 LP, Drawing Down the Moon. After a rework and the help of Eric Bachmann, by combining pieces recorded by the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and Scott Minor in Knoxville. Check it out below courtesy of our friends over at TwentyFourBit and head on over their to check out 2 pro shot and edited vids from the Middle East club in Boston. Worth the wait? 

01 Silverlake by Peter24B

Tuesday
Feb012011

[Listen] Eminem - "Give Me The Ball"

More unreleased Marshall has leaked onto the net. Feels like the Marshall Mathers LP/D-12 days all over again. This one titled "Give Me The Ball" has ton of NBA references but doesn't quite hit that Eminem sweet spot, so you can kinda see why it was never released. But anyways, hate it or love it, it's new Em. Check it out below.

Tuesday
Feb012011

[Listen] Skylar Grey - "Love The Way You Lie" (Original Version)

You may, or may not be aware of Skylar Grey previously known as Holly Brook who featured on Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda's side project Fort Minor, but she's had her work most likely playing around in your subconcious for the past 6 months or so. She was the one who penned Eminem and Rihanna's  "Love the Way You Lie," which has now been Grammy nominated to boot. We also recently heard her vox on the Dre and Em's track "I Need A Doctor" earlier in the week and just yesterday heard her in Lupe's new track! So get familiar.

Today we have her original piano driven version of "Love The Way You Lie" a track she originally wrote for herself but upon RiRi's people hearing it they just had to have it for their album. Quite right too given it's catchy nature. Check it out in full up at the top and look out for her own album in the not so distant future. As PopEater reports she stated, in relation to the album:

"We're in the very early stages...I can tell you that we're probably going to do a few songs that are similar to my hooks on these songs, but full-length versions. The sound of the 'I Need a Doctor' chorus, I'm probably gonna have some songs that similarly sound like that, but instead of rapping, it'll be me singing the verses." Watch this space and keep your eyes peeled for this talent coming to the radio waves near you soon.

Tuesday
Feb012011

[News] It's Official: New Foo Fighters Drops April 12th

 

Foo fans rejoice! As the "Miss The Misery" clip was breaking, the official release date surfaced for the highly anticipated seventh studio album, which will be available in the US on April 12th. 

To hold you over, check out the clips that have surfaced already on FooFighters.fm, which includes clips of "White Limo" and "Miss The Misery", along with a live performance of "All My Life" from their Wembley Stadium show. 

And the countdown begins!

Tuesday
Feb012011

[Listen] Foo Fighters - "Miss The Misery" (Preview Clip)

 

With every passing day, Dave Grohl and his Foos string me along with little tidbits of info from the studio, play shows in cities I don't live in where people shoot video of new songs, and give Zane Lowe teaser clips like this one of "Miss The Misery" (below), all in anticipation of the grand unveiling of their upcoming album of analog awesomeness. While no official release date has been announced as of yet, one thing's for certain: EVERYONE ON THE SKOA STAFF IS DROOLING WITH ANTICIPATION. 

Do you love this or what!?!?

UPDATE: Apparently we should be expecting something in April as seen from the image above from FooFighters.fm!!! If you want to hear this clip on loop forever and ever, tune into 101.5 on FooFighters.fm! There are also fun little clips if you scan along the tuner. Very cool. We'll be keeping an eye on this for you to see if anything else comes up. 

UPDATE#2: Well that was fast, if you sneakily navigate to the Foo Fighters website (which now redirects to FooFighters.fm so you have to do a workaround), you'll see that they have officially announced that their new album is going to drop on April 12th, 2011. Holler!

Hat tip to @DevilForHire for the help acquiring release date confirmation! 

Tuesday
Feb012011

[Watch] R.E.M. - "Mine Smell Like Honey" (Video)

As CoS points out we've had plenty of lyrics videos from R.E.M. in recent months but for all the song previews we've had we were yet to have any official visuals from the band. Just ast week we had a track titled  "Überlin" accompanied with map/tube like graphics. Yesterday however the band unveiled the first in what could be a long line of videos, a clip for their new bands first single, “Mine Smell Like Honey”. The video was directed by Dominic DeJoseph, who also handled clips for R.E.M.’s “Bittersweet Me” and “New Test Leper” in the past, so they're more than familier with his work. Bassist Mike Mills said the video is “a reference to the old Buster Keaton silent film kind of days of pratfalls and just watching people look like they’re getting hurt when they’re really not.” 

So finally soak in the first full video (that's not just lyrics flying around the screen) from R.E.M. in build up to the release of their album Collapse Into Now which you can pre-order over here.