Towards the end of last year we got our first listen to a brand new Bright Eyes song called "Shell Games" which was warmly received by the blogosphere with open arms. Today via Spinner we have our second sample of their new album which takes the name The Peoples Key with the track "Haile Selassie". You can download it for yourself below. You can also pre-order the album in a range of packages as we mentioned in December. Simply head on over to the Saddle Creek website. As Spinner reports the album will be a win for everyone who thought that Conor may take the bands sound down a route similar to his solo work but they have brought the classic Bright Eyes sound back and the result is supposedly great. Check out the track for yourself in full and grab the download while you're at it.
If you're stateside you may not have heard much from Katy B who had a rapid rise to fame in the UK last summer when featuring on a few Magnetic Man tracks as well as having a smash hit with her Benga produced track "Katy On A Mission". Now news has come that her debut is set for a March 28th release date and Benda will have had a helping hand in the production of the LP. Regarding her full length debut Katy said "It’s me, just as a young woman, partying, relationships… the album’s definitely where I’m coming from. Tracks like Disappear and Easy Please Me are all experiences in my life and emotions that I’ve felt.”
Prior to the albums release Katy B will be on tour in February with SKoA favourite Tinie Tempah before embarking on an 11 date jaunt of her own in April. You can check out the albums tracklisting and her April tour dates after the jump. 2011 looks like another good year for Ms. B.
After the whirlwind year that The Black Keys had with their sixth studio album Brothers sending them into the skull of most music loving types young and old it was only a matter of time before more and more remixes began to surface. Brighton based band The Mummers have thrown this out for the world to enjoy featuring some strings that sound like they belong in a Disney film sandwiched between the fuzzy guitar riff and raw drum track makes for a very pleasurable listen. Add to this Raissa Khan-Panni's lovely voice singing "Let me be your ever lasting light" over and over, this is a very nice adaptation of an already great track. Check it out for yourself below via ListenBeforeYouBuy.
Last week Mr Patrick Stump formerly of Fall Out Boy uploaded an entertaining and impressive video of him singing a cappella to a load of Grammy nominated tracks and artists. This morning he has done it again much to his dismay, as it seems he had a few technical issues while uploading to Youtube! On his Twitter account he firstly told fans: "So. Egg on my face. That video is not the one I intended to post, but I've been on a plane all day and didn't see it." going on to add that he was "Embarrassed, pissed, disappointed. Will rectify ASAP". He delivered though and uploaded the video with the correct audio track and now you can enjoy his cover of John Legend and Andre 3000's "Green Light". Watch it up at the top and just to let you know the video stil isn't perfect as Patrick went on finally to add "For the record, Youtube must hate this damn video cause now it's out of sync. I give the eff up. Good night."
Sound like he had a bad day but still, the video is an entertaining watch so check out the singer singng his lungs out to John and Andre.
Check out the new visuals from Toro Y Moi aka Chazwick Bundick for his single "Still Sound" which is set to feature on Underneath The Pine. The video features some retro super-8 shot film showing Chad out and about doing his day to day business but added together with the retro style it makes for an interesting visual. Director Steven Daniels shot the video in Chazwick's hometown Columbia. His new album Underneath The Pine is set to be released mid February on the 22nd Make sure to get your copy of Underneath The Pine – due February 22nd via Carpark Records, which you can pre-order here. He will also be hitting the road with a North American tour to show the crowds his credentials on stage. Dates are after the jump and thanks to Pitchfork for the video.
White Lies have been getting a lot of airplay over here in the UK recently with the release of their new album Ritual at the beginning of January. If you're yet to pick yourself up a copy you can do so over here. Last night the London boys took to the stage on Jay Leno a long way from their home city roots! They performed "Bigger Than Us" for the audience and your viewing pleasure. They are also soon to be hitting the road in the UK doing a short stint of dates in February which you can check out after the jump. Once again thanks to the tireless Audio Perv for the video.
Check out a new tune from electro rockers Datarock titled "Catcher In The Rye." The new track is featured on a custom designed USB drive, stored inside a vinyl toy (designed by Brian Flynn at Hybrid Design and the toymakers at SUPER7) that comes packed with over 100 songs, 1500 photos, 20 music videos, and a full concert film! The USB drive, which will be sold through select consumer outlets on March 21st features a new five-song EP, titled Catcher in the Rye; a new album, Music for Synchronization; the group's first two albums, plus bonus tracks; a b-sides and rarities compilation, 15 new instrumentals; and a 40-track remix album.
But don't worry if you aren't lucky enough to get your hands on one of the limited USBs, the EP will also be made available as a digital download through retailers.