I’ve long been a fan of the Brothers, and while Further and We Are the Night were good, not great, this – this here – this is great. This is the Chemical Brothers at their best, live, loud and with visuals.
Blu-Ray pressing includes bonus CD. 2012 release from the Grammy-winning British Electronic duo. With Don’t Think , The Chemical Brothers bring their mind-bendingly psychedelic live show to the big screen for the first time, and in grand style. A state of art spectacle shot at Japan s Fujirock Festival in front of 50,000 ravenous fans, Don’t Think combines the Chemical Brothers famously ferocious modern electronic sounds and hardcore dance beats with eye-popping visuals. Directed by their longtime visual collaborator Adam Smith, and shot on 20 cameras, Don’t Think is the first concert film to feature Dolby 7:1 surround sound, mixed for the screen by the band, and includes 2 new Chemical Brothers tracks. Don’t think, let it flow, surrender to the void.
Take a listen to Jack White’s first single “Love Interruption” at the promo site for his new album, “Blunderbuss”.
“Love Interruption” is the first taste of Jack White’s debut album, Blunderbuss, out April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia. Pre-order your copy of the 7″ featuring non-LP B-side “Machine Gun Silhouette”, out on Third Man Records February 7. Pick up a digital version of the track when it goes on sale tonight at 9 pm PST/12 am EST.
You can pre-order a digital copy of the single for $6
Quite simply, one of the best compilations of hard to find old school hip and hop and dance tracks from the early 80′s. It’s not often I’ll feature old products like this, but this one is something I’ve come across recently and completely fell in love with. It’s absolutely brilliant. A simple word of warning, most of you won’t be upset by this, but each album is mixed, so if you’re looking for the full track – look elsewhere. This compilation has a vibe and a inspired mix behind it, it wouldn’t work as individual tracks, certainly not as well.
The subtitle of The Perfect Beats series, New York Electro Hip-Hop & Underground Dance Classics 1980-1985, pretty much sums it up. Gathering 14 songs from the seminal days of club-hopping electronica (not necessarily born in the Big Apple, just raised there), Volume 1 focuses on the genre’s pioneers (Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force), as well as some early stabs at replicating the robofunk sound via a disco aesthetic: Planet Patrol’s “Play at Your Own Risk,” Peech Boys’ “Don’t Make Me Wait,” Imagination’s “Just an Illusion” and Nick Straker Band’s “A Little Bit of Jazz.” Subsequent volumes cover similar ground, occasionally veering toward old-school ancestors and the rare chartbuster. All four volumes should be heard; they document a consequential period in dance music that’s influenced clubtrotters from Madonna to Goldie. Best cuts: Bambaataa’s history shaping “Planet Rock” and Yaz’s Europoppy, synth burp, “Don’t Go.” ~ Michael Gallucci, Rovi
It’s been a fraught ten years since the latest M83 album, but – guess what – it was worth the wait. This double album are meant to be counter points to each other. As a whole, the entire piece feels expansive and grandiose in it’s creation. A very light album, but certainly one worth owning. Midnight City is the standout track.
M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) releases his epic new double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90′s band Medicine) on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. “I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It’s a compilation of all my previous music together. It’s a retrospective of myself”, says Gonzalez.
The first single, “Midnight City”,is a humid, adrenaline-driven dreamlike track, unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past. “Midnight City” adeptly sweeps you through abandoned concrete streets swimming in broken neon light.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the follow up to the John Hughes inspired and critics’ favorite Saturdays=Youth. Pitchfork called it, “An unaccountably alive, complete album”, giving it an 8.5 rating while, The New York Times, said “The music recalls the pumping beats and keyboard hooks of the 1980′s as if through a haze of time, floating in lush echoes that round off the edges.”
The last these two got together was for 2010′s “The Social Network”, which promptly won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for best score. This is even better. Anyone who has an idea of what the “The Girl with/who…” books are about will immediately understand and appreciate the choice of composers for this particular soundtrack. It is a journey.
2011 three CD set. The soundtrack for the 2011 US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by David Fincher, composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being The Social Network Soundtrack, also for David Fincher. Soundtrack includes Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ take on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’.
Great looking deep red poster “Under Great White Northern Lights” poster from the White Stripes tour of Canada in 2007. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders.
From the site:
These posters are tour leftovers. They have travelled far. While nothing detracts from the overall beauty of the images, if you’re one who gets panicky about a miniscule 1/16th of an inch indentation on a corner or hyperventilates when an object in the earth is not MINT then we suggest you probably look elsewhere to buy posters.
If I have to put this album up against the Beady Eye effort, it’s this album, every time. We all knew that’s the way it was going to be, yes, Liam has one of the most recognizable and interesting voices Rock and Roll has ever known, but Noel was the creative force. You can hear a bit of pitch correction and other digital trickery on some of these tracks, and as always, Noel loves the midrange, so your ears will be a bit battered after a full listen – but it’s a standout effort. Dream On, If I had a gun, AKA…What a life, all excellent. Highly recommended.
2011 release, the debut solo album from the former Oasis songwriter and guitarist. .As leader of Oasis since the band’s inception in 1993, Noel Gallagher was at the helm for their global success, from the launch of their first indie UK singles in 1994 to their final shows together in the summer of 2009. Over the course of their seven consecutive #1 studio albums, Oasis sold over 70 million records worldwide and charted 22 consecutive Top 10 UK hits from 1995 to 2008 (including eight #1′s), creating an astounding historical record.
After a successful run in theatres, for those of us who didn’t get a chance to see it – here comes the brand new Blu-Ray release. It’s also directed by Cameron Crowe, so you know it’s a quality piece of work. Far more documentary than it is a concert video.
Foster The People came together in late 2009 when Mark Foster met band mates Cubbie Fink and Mark Ponitus through mutual friends in the Los Angeles music scene. Foster hailing from Cleveland, OH had been writing and recording music since his youth but it wasn’t until the three members came together that Foster’s music for the bands upcoming debut release, Torches, was ready for friends to hear.
Produced by Paul Epworth (Adele/Florence and the Machine), Rich Costey (Muse/Interpol), and Greg Kurstin (Beck/Red Hot Chili Peppers), Torches delivers on both the promise of their breakthrough chart-topping single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ and the promise of this young band out of Los Angeles. The sound is universally uplifting, combining influences from Alternative’s greats mixed with songs that make you dance. “Accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying: Foster The People are a fresh evolution of modern music.” – NME
2011 posthumous release, a collection of previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics, as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions. Following her tragic passing, some of the producers and musicians who worked closely with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, spent time listening over the many recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of Frank and Back To Black. It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice. It quickly became apparent to Salaam and Mark that they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting treatment to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy the friend.
If you’re not a fan of the Black Keys, you’re not a fan of music. As their hit song “Tighten Up” from the Brother’s album indicates, the Black Keys have indeed lost a bit of their raw-edge from previous albums. They have indeed tightened up as a full band rather than as simply a two-piece, but it hasn’t come at a cost of creativity – which is at an all time high. Love the Black Keys!