Tuesday
Jan112011

[Watch] Björk sings Joy Division x Biophilia instrumental

It's everyone's favourite Icelandic popstar, Björk singing Karaoke to save the world! What more could you want to feast your eyes on today? She did it as part of a karaoke rally to recruit signatures for a petition against Magma Energy’s proposed takeover of her native country’s energy production. So it's kind of a big deal! In a press release:

Elves, hidden people, sports people, hobby musicians and professionals … everyone who cares for Iceland, come and join forces and perform a powerful ode to the nature of Iceland… Let’s bring our natural resources back to us with song.

As part of the 3 day singathon she covered Joy Divisions "Love Will tear Us Apart" and did a duet with Ómar Ragnarsson. Up top you can see her solo effort of Joy Division and her duet after the jump.

In an unusually busy week for Björk as she is making music for an iPad app about the planets and stars (via Pitchfork). The app in question is called Solar System and features “3D realizations” of our solar system accompanied by a three-minute instrumental piece from Björk which has been "adapted by Björk from her forthcoming Biophilia project”. You can also hear that track after the jump. Phew, she's been busy recently! Thanks to TwentyFourBit for the video heads up.

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Tuesday
Jan112011

[Watch] Black Keys - "Howlin' For You" Live on Letterman

At the weekend a lot of you televisions and laptop screens would have been graced with the presence of The Black Keys and their extremely good performances on Saturday Night Live. Last night the guys took to the stage again this time it was for David Letterman. They performed "Howlin' For You" which they did perform at the weekend on SNL but hey, do a comparison. Dan's tone is great as always and both renditions are raucous in delivery. I also suggest that if you haven't picked up their latest studio offering, Brothers yet then you go do it now! Hat tip as per to the ever busy Audio Perv for the vid.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Watch] Beady Eye - "The Roller" (Video)

Last week we got to listen to another slice of the Beady Eye album in the shape of new single, "The Roller". We also mentioned that Liam and Co would be releasing a video today (last night at midnight to be precise). After premiering on Channel 4 in the early hours you can now enjoy the full video uptop via the bands official Youtube page. It does feature one of only 2 motorcycle wall of death's in the country, which is used by a lady spinning around the band wih no hands. All fun and games until someone gets hurt! Check it out up top.

Beady Eye's debut Different Gear, Still Speeding which is released on 28th February 2011.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Listen] Kanye West & Jay-Z - "H.A.M." (Hard As A Motherfucker)

Here's the moment you all been waiting for, the debut of the first single from Kanye West & Jay-Z's collaborative album Watch The Thrown. Check out H.A.M. (which stands for Hard As A Motherfucker) in the player below. Rumor has it, that the album is dropping in March. Let's hope that this weighs true.

Monday
Jan102011

[News] Panic! At The Disco Schedule first show of 2011 x Single details 

Remember when those boys Panic! At The Disco released an uptempo dance infused album by the name of A Fever You Can't Sweat Out? And then a few years followed it up with sophomore effort Pretty. Odd. which marked a change in direction causing a few fans to miss their old sound. Well, if you were one of those people your luck may be about to change as Radio DJ Wendy Rollins from 104.5 in Philadelphia has described a new single from them as "sounding a whole lot like the first album".

The track titled "The Ballad Of Mona Lisa" is set for release later this month ahead of the new album, Vices and Virtues which is penned in for a March 8th release date. 

As well as this the band have also announced their first show of 2011 which will take place at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on February 1st. Hat tip to Alter The Press!

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Midwest Artists P.O.S., Lookbook and More Cover Beatles Related Tracks

Today I truly failed as a Doomtree/P.O.S fan as this is my first time hearing about this. Enter the Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 2, presented by Minneap radio station 89.3 The Current and Vega Productions. This amazing compilation features some of the Midwest's most awesome artists/bands such as Doomtree emcee P.O.S, Lookbook, Mason Jennings, Soul Asylum and more covering songs from the fab four as well as solo tracks from the band. 

Check out P.O.S.' interesting, yet dope take on Sir Paul McCartney & Wings hit "Dear Boy" as well as Lookbook's cover of John Lennon's song "Real Love" in the player below. Maggie Morrison and gang sure as hell don't let us down with this soulful cover, thats for sure. MBP vol. 2 is now available Available in stores (including Target & Electric Fetus) and online (including iTunes) in CD, mp3 and very limited-edition double vinyl formats, check the tracklist after the jump and cop yours here.

Plus as an added bonus, download The Hood Internet's latest mashup of P.O.S.' cover of "Dear Boy" mixed in with La Roux's "In For The Kill" below.

Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 2 by Some Kind of Awesome

The Hood Internet - Killdear (P.O.S. x La Roux) by hoodinternet

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Monday
Jan102011

[Download] Darwin Deez - "Bad Day" Remixes

Previously we got a hold of a very nice remix of Darwin Deez' "Bad Day" from the Brooklyn based duo Javelin. Now courtesy of LuckyNumberMusic you can grab that remix and two other. The first is done by Kraak & Smaak, and the second by Jake Bullit. Darwin is soon to be gracing the UK with another headline tour, dates and deatils of which you can find over here

If you haven't picked up his self titled debut album yet, which we put in our top 10 albums of 2010, you can pick it up over here. Soundtrack your "Bad Day" with these nice little gems. Happy Monday!

Darwin Deez - Bad Day (Remixes) by LuckyNumberMusic

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Cold War Kids - "Bulldozer"

Take a listen to this very promising track from Cold War Kids who are set to release a Mine Is Yours later in the month on the 24th in the UK and 25th stateside. We've previously had the chance to absorb "Louder Than Ever", "Skip The Charades" and "Royal Blue" off of this album and this adds to the expectation for their third LP. Check out the track below in full via KCRW. Feel free to head on over here to pre-order the album if you like what you hear.