Alabama indie music sad person Katie Crutchfield is streaming her third solo album under the moniker Waxahatchee, entitled Ivy Tripp, today on the NPR website ahead of its April 7 release via Merge Records. Despite leaking in its entirety in early February, Crutchfield has been building hype for Ivy Tripp with published articles and pre-release songs, bolstered by an acclaimed performance at SXSW earlier this month. Crutchfield is set for a long run of U.S. and European dates beginning on the day of the album's release, in addition to her Australian debut with two shows down-under announced just this week.
On Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee's simple, emotionally devastating aesthetic--having only just been subjected to the full-band treatment on her last album Cerulean Salt--is expanded upon with a much broader instrumental pallet than ever before, applying a range of timbral effects and production tricks to the core instrumentation of vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Coupled with ...more
Bristol producer Asa has opened a campaign on crowdfunding website indiegogo asking fans to support the production of his debut full-length album. The money would help fund the album itself and its physical production, as well as support a live band who would record and tour with Asa.
Check out the fundraiser here:
Under the moniker of Lost Salt Blood Purges, Australian musician Michael Snoxall has released his newest album, The Voids We All Long For. Voids is inspired by a plethora of sources (Tim Hecker, Mount Eerie, Kevin Drumm, to name a few), blending folk, noise, ambient, and "whatever other genre influences you may hear in there."
Can be streamed and/or purchased at the price of your choosing.
"So, after around eight hours of recorded work and seventeen unused tracks, here is the one hour of music that made it to the end, and formed The Voids We All Long For."
Read a review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/66543/Lost-Salt-Blood-Purges-The-Voids-We-All-Long-For/
Classical/minimal artist, Nils Frahm, has freely released unheard demos under the compilation name, Solo, as a fundraising project for a custom made, experimental piano. The occasion, which he cites as 'Piano Day', is in place to celebrate the beauty that the instrument has to offer.
"At the end of 2014 I had an immediate urge to release a solo piano album which I recorded some time ago, and I was looking for a specific occasion to do so. I wanted it to be a nice surprise for everyone, so I thought of a meaningful release date to begin with."
Portico (formerly known as Portico Quartet) are streaming their new album Living Fields via Consequence Of Sound. The album features vocal contributions from Jamie Woon, Jono Mcleery, and Joe Newman (of alt-J fame). The album comes out on Monday March 30 2015.
Stream can be found below:
John Renbourn (The Pentangle, The John Renbourn Group, etc.) passed away presumably from a heart attack. After failing to appear at a gig on Wednesday night at the Ferry club in Glasgow, the police found him dead in his house at Hawick.
Full story: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/26/guitarist-and-songwriter-john-renbourn-founder-of-pentangle-dies
Online newspaper Mic.com has just released the results of a consensus on the most hated musicians and artists in the United States. As it turns out, only two names appeared:
Justin Bieber and Nickelback.
Beiber came in at No. 1 with 27 states citing him as the worst musician (mostly within the coastal states), while Nickelback came in second with 23 states (mostly within the Mid-West), thus bringing the total to 50 states, the entire country of the U.S.. Despite this, many people don't have a specific reason as to why they hate them. Another consensus asked the question as to why, but most people just simply said, "they just suck," or "I don't know."
The article's writer Kate Beaudoin believes she has found the answer as to why in her statement on the last paragraph:
Bieber and Nickelback preoccupy the American music consumer, but not because of their music. Nickelback isn't an especially awful band, son ...more
I The Mighty have released the first single from their upcoming album Connector, to be released on June 2nd. Entitled "Playing Catch with .22", it is available to stream below. The album can be pre-ordered here:
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
6. Slow Dancing Forever
7. Friends (feat. Max Bemis)
8. Playing Catch with .22
9. Andrew's Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower
Jazz influenced hip-hop producer and musician L'Orange has revealed his latest song from an upcoming album which is yet without title.
The new track, entitled "Ice Obsidian", is featuring Jeremiah Jae and has also a nice music video to go with.
In previous efforts, the north carolinian producer has also been linked with rappers, such as Red Pill and Big Pooh to create songs and release them via the independant label "Mello Music Group".
He also lends a hand on some other tracks on their 2015's release "Persona".
Britpop alum Blur are currently streaming a live performance of their latest album, The Magic Whip. Performed for a small group of fans in London last week, The Magic Whip is due on April 27th. View the full performance below.
It's been 16 years since Leftfield's last outing (their 1999 album Rhythm And Stealth), but the band have posted a brand new track to their Soundcloud account, entitled 'Universal Everything'. The song is set to appear on their upcoming album, Alternative Light Source.
Alternate Light Source will be released June 8th.
You can hear the new track here:
A$AP Rocky has officially announced his follow up album, entitled At.Long.Last.A$AP. The album will feature the talents of FKA Twigs, Clams Casino, Lykke Li, Juicy J and is executive produced by Danger Mouse and the late A$AP Yams.
There is no word on the album's release but A$AP has confirmed the album is coming "seriously soon."
Watch the video for single 'Lord Pretty Flacko Joyde 2' here:
Bassist Scott Clendenin, who played on Death's classic The Sound Of Perseverance LP, as well as on Live In LA and Live In Eindhoven '98, has passed away at the age of 47. Clendenin also played with late Death founder Chuck Schuldiner in Control Denied, from 1997-1999. He had been a part of several Death To All live dates in 2012 and 2013.
Death's manager, Eric Greif, posted the following on the band's Facebook page:
"With a sense of shock I'm letting all of you know of the passing today of former DEATH bassist Scott Clendenin. Scott had some health challenges in the last few years but was optimistic about his prospects. Of course he was the skilled player on The Sound of Perseverance DEATH album, and recently participated in two DTA live runs, in 2012 and 2013, including the highlight of his acoustic guitar in a poignant rendition of Voice of the Soul. Our thoughts go out to Scott's family at this difficult time. ERIC"
The Gentle Storm, a musical project between Arjen Lucassen and Anneke Van Giersbergen, have released a new video for the song 'Shores of India'. The song is taken from the band's latest album, The Diary.
In a stunning turn of events, the widely renowned drummer for Metallica has again revealed some fuck ups in the past.
1988's ...And Justice For All is regarded as a classic album, but a common complaint has been the complete lack of bass. As per usual, Lars Ulrich is to blame. In a recent interview with the album's producer Steve Thompson, Thompson came forward and revealed that Ulrich was so caught up in making the drums sound exactly the way he wanted that he told the bass to eat a dick.
Thompson's words, "This sounds like ass," sums up the general opinion on the album's production, but alas.
The full interview can be found over at Ultimate Guitar here: