Indie rock band Modest Mouse have released their first single from their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves. The song, entitled 'Lampshades on Fire' was first streamed on The Current, an NPR-based radio station.
You can check it out here:
Norwegian legends Enslaved have announced the details for their upcoming thirteenth studio album, entitled In Times. Artwork has been provided by longtime collaborator and "sixth Enslaved member" Truls Espedal, who has provided the artwork for every Enslaved album since 2001's Monumension.
The album will be released on March 6, 2015 in Europe and March 10, 2015 in North America. The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, and Herbrand Larsen along with Iver Sandøy; mixing was completed by Jens Bogren. In Times will have a running length of 53 minutes.
Guitarist and primary composer Ivar Bjørnson says of the album:
"I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more ...more
British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari have uploaded a new track/video onto YouTube titled
"Slipshod". The song is set to appear on their 4th LP "The Mindsweep" as an itunes bonus track,
which will be released on 19th January 2015.
In between producing hits for Nicki Minaj, Jeezy, and Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will finishes his 2014
with a new mixtape, Ransom. The follow-up to 2013′s #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL. The
mixtape features 2 Chainz, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Gucci Mane, RiFF RAFF, ILoveMakonnen, Migos,
1.Intro ft. Big Sean
2.Fuck You Expect (feat. Jace)
3.Someone To Love (feat. 2 Chainz, Cap1 / Skooly)
4.Drinks On Us (feat. Swae Lee / Future)
5.Game For a Lame (feat. Fortune 5 / Bankroll Fresh)
6.Stop-Start (feat. Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Peewee Longway)
7.Money Long (feat. Key! / LightSkinMac11)
8.Choppin Blades (feat. RiFF RAFF / Slim Jxmmi)
9.That Got Damn (Freestyle) [feat. Swae Lee, Jace, Andrea]
11.Screen Door (feat. Bankroll Fresh)
12.Don't Trust (feat. Juicy J)
13.Swerve (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN )
14.Buy The World
15.Change (feat. E ...more
Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he’s already dropped two mixtapes and is planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. The album features a new collaboration with Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef in 2012 on the remix to 'I Don't Like' and in 2013 on 'Hold My Liquor' with Justin Vernon.
The post-rock/progressive project, Storm Daughter, has released its second self-titled EP for Christmas. Storm Daughter II is a three-track offering that is described as "a festive offering,
albeit more for the occasion than directly related to it" - in short, the EP is intended to celebrate Christmas, although it is not particularly Christmassy in itself.
Storm Daughter is the solo project of Johnny King, and its entire discography is available for free online. You can download Storm Daughter II at this link:
Marilyn Manson revealed the first official single off his upcoming 9th studio effort, The Pale Emperor, due out on January 20. 'Deep Six' can be downloaded instantly, along with 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge', when the album is pre-ordered.
D'Angelo has revealed the completion of his first album since 2000's Voodoo,
entitled Black Messiah. The album will be unveiled in full at a listening party in
New York on December 14. That same day, the first single from the album, 'Sugar
Daddy', will be released as a free download at midnight.
Pictures of the album have surfaced on Twitter, alongside the unconfirmed release date of December 16.
Los Angeles CA song writer and film score composer Alex Ebert is streaming his score for the new J.C. Chandor film A Most Violent Year at The Consequence of Sound.
Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, the thriller takes us back to the winter of 1981, one of the most violent periods in the history of New York City. The film premiere has been scheduled for December the 31st, whereas the soundtrack will be available on December the 16th, courtesy of Community Records.
You can stream the soundtrack right here:
On December 8th, Lich King posted to their Facebook page a statement informing the fanbase that their upcoming EP, Do-Over, had been leaked. Four days later, the group issued the following statement to continue the story:
So the other day, when we complained about the new EP leaking? We finally tracked down who did that. Turns out it was us. We ruined the whole album by talking over it and otherwise making the tracks unlistenable, then uploaded it ourselves and feigned outrage.
The gag version of the EP can be listened to on YouTube, with various "features" added in to block out the actual tracks. The official release date is the 25th of December.
Taiwanese oriental black metallers Chthonic have release details for pre-orders of their upcoming acoustic album, Timeless Sentence.
The package, exclusive to their own store, includes a CD of the album, a live DVD, a special edition single (a re-edit of Set Fire to the Island), as well as Chthonic ukulele, harmonica and rumba shakers all in a limited edition box.
Further details can be found at their webstore:
Albany-based alt punk band Drug Church has announced the title and tracklist of their upcoming new EP. Produced by J. Robbins, Swell will be released February 10, 2015 through No Sleep records and feature 5 tracks:
1. But Does It Work?
2. Mall SWAT
4. Ghost Dad
5. Zero Zero
Watch the video accompanying the opening track 'But Does It Work?' here:
Armenian jazz icon Tigran Hamasyan has quite recently announced the release of his sixth studio album, entitled Mockroot. The record is expected to be released on February 3rd 2015, and will be the follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Shadow Theater.
With Mockroot, the pianist will continue with his typical take on modern jazz, blending influences from Armenian folk, progressive rock and electronic music, among others.
Additionally, Hamasyan has previewed two tracks and a trailer from Mockroot, which you can all stream here:
You can also pre-order the album here:
Connecticut-native rock act Make Do and Mend have announced the title and tracklist of their third full length record. Don't Be Long will be released February 24, 2015 on a Rise Records imprint started by the band themselves called Stay Close.
The band's last release was a split with the Flatliners released on Rise Records in June of last year, after which the band seemed to stay relatively silent on social media aside from playing a select few shows, including Fest 13. This silence is addressed in an interview with brothers Matt (drums) & James Carroll (guitar/vocals), which can be found on Noisey, along with the first single and title track from the record.