20. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker [Buy MP3 | Vinyl]
When you think about psych rock bands for 2010, the first band that should stand out should be the Austrailian 3 piece, Tame Impala and their debut album Innerspeaker. This album rocks from beginning to end, from the eerie beatle-esque vocals from vocalist/guitarist Kevin Parker in the track “It Is Not Meant To Be” to other stand out tracks like “Desire Be Desire Go”, “Lucidity” and “Solitude Is Bliss”. Innerspeaker’s amazing melodies and lyrics drenched in reverb and echo vocal effects, along with the band’s solid fuzz rock sound sets you in an awesome psychadelic dreamscape with each listen. The exciting part about this album, it’s the band’s first release which means we have a lot to look forward from Tame Impala in the future. - Rocko
That picture pretty much says it all, well almost. El-P has been working on production on Killer Mike's upcoming album R.A.P. (Rebellious African People) Music. El and Bigga let loose a preview of whats to come and IMO its incredible. El's production sounds like its straight from the Can Ox/Fan Dam era which has me completely excited and Killer Mike as always is a beast. But now, back to the photo, El has 3 beats that he has given to Bigga and it is rumored that Big Boi (of Outkast) may appear on one of those tracks. Your mind explode yet? If not, it will when you listen to the first leak of this collab below. R.A.P. (Rebellious African People) Music drops sometime next year.
[G.O.O.D Fridays] Kanye West - "Christmas in Harlem" (Remix) Feat. Vado, Jim Jones, Cam’ron, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Musiq, Teyana Taylor & Big Sean
Well it isn't Friday just yet, but Kanye let loose the official remix to his newest single "Christmas in Harlem" featuring the Dipset, G.O.O.D Music, Musiq and Teyana Taylor. If you want to pick this one up, head over to Ye's site here to grab this one. You can also pick up the original version which features a different verse from CyHi on iTunes now.
It seems The Radio Dept. is flying a lot higher than their usual low-key, indie, place in the world of music. After having won "Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year" from Sweden's Grammy equivalent, not to mention nabbing the 25th spot on our Top Albums of 2010 list, the trio decided to celebrate their success with a bit of a tour! They will hitting up locales across North America, starting in Washington, D.C. on February 1st, continuing up the east coast to New York and Boston, and from there they'll be showing Canada some love with concerts in Toronto and Montreal. After that, they'll be hittin' up the midwest, and then it's on to the west coast where the trio will go from Seattle all the way down to Mexico City. Check out the tour dates after the jump!
Happy Sufjan Steven's Christmas, Everyone! Courtesy of Rawkblog you can stream Sufjan Stevens’ collaboration with the National’s Dessner brothers, Gloria! Songs for Christmas, Vol. 6 below.
Check out the new joint from Travis Barker titled "Hard Liquor" featuring Tech N9ne and none other than Doc Dre on the boards. Once the guitars and Travis drums drop in, its pure fire. Give The Drummer Some drops February 22nd.
This year The Greenhornes released their first album in 8 years and it was received with opne arms by most and especially myself and a few other SKoA members. They recently recorded a session for Wilcox and above you can check out their performance out their performance "Go Tell Henry". You can check out similar sets over on the Wilcox Sessions site and if you want to pick up the latest Greenhornes album, ★★★★ you can head over to the Third Man Records store and grab yourself a copy.
Your second Christmas song of the day comes from everyone favourite band when they were 15, Taking Back Sunday. The track titled, "Merry Christmas I Missed You So Much" and will surely get you into the Christmas spirit if you still aren't, which is ludicrous considering it's the 21st of December! Taking Back Sunday posted this song up onto their Myspace page for us and now thanks to Rock It Out Blog you can listen to the track in full below. I fancy a mince pie and some egg nog now, best wait 'til 5pm and work's over!