50 Cent has appeared in a trailer parodying new Disney film Maleficent as his own Malefiftycent.
Added to my collection: The Roots - …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Recently added to my CD collection: The Roots - …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (2014).
And, of course, the records sounds spectacular. Black Thought’s voice sounds raspier and more guttural the older he gets. The snares on “The Dark (Trinity) feel like fingers flicking your ear drums. The Roots have gotten very proficient at making Roots albums. But the hooks on “Never”, “When the People Cheer”, and “The Coming”—sung by Patty Crash, Modesty Lycan, and Mercedes Martinez, respectively—are somewhat flat and generic-sounding. And the songs themselves rely on a Roots template that feels a little too well-worn to generate much friction anymore—midtempo, muted, built around a minor-key piano line and heavy with intimations of doom. It’s in those moments, the comfortable, careful ones, that you wonder how closely the Roots examine the symbolic freight aboard their own vessel, how far they would be interested in shaking themselves up.
With zero aspirational tales, the Roots’ 11th album explores a hopelessness where the trap is something you’re stuck in.
The Weeknd follows up his recent track Often with another new release called King Of The Fall— and the artwork for the single appears to feature Sky Ferreira.
The Weeknd had a fairly quiet start to 2014 before returning late last month with a new song and a fresh string of tour dates. Now, the Canadian crooner has dropped another fresh track to celebrate the fall jaunt. If “King of the Fall” is any indication of what fans can expect from the tour it’s named after, fellas might want to think twice about bringing their ladies. Over confident bass thumps and swaggering synths, Abel Tesfaye croons about how he can sell-out London’s 02 arena and snag any girl in the venue: “Bring your girl to my show, give her floor seats / Then she go downtown like she owe me.”
A maximalist bit of R&B built over a bed of synths that shift from pretty to queasy with complete ease.
Radiohead took a year off, and in that time, Thom Yorke focused on Atoms for Peace, Jonny Greenwood worked with orchestras, Philip Selway prepped a new solo album, and Colin Greenwood did some charity work. But when summer’s over, the boys are getting back to work.
Radiohead will begin rehearsing and recording again in September, guitarist Jonny Greenwood has confirmed. The band are currently pursuing solo projects and enjoying a break from official band duty following the end of touring their last album, ‘The King Of Limbs.’ Speaking on Mary Anne Hobbes’ BBC 6Music show earlier today (July 12), Greenwood was asked what Radiohead are up to at the moment and said, “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding.” These comments correlate with what Greenwood said about the band regrouping this summer to discuss their next album in different interview earlier this year. Speaking then he said that the “slow moving animal” will gain life in the coming months.
The new record would mark Radiohead’s ninth studio album.
The Afghan Whigs were on The Late Show With David Letterman, where they played Matamoros from the recently released Do to the Beast, their first album in 16 years.
Tom Vek has unveiled his new single Pushing Your Luck.
The London singer released his third album ‘Luck’ earlier this year, following 2011’s ‘Leisure Seizure’. The next single to be taken from the new record will be ‘Pushing Your Luck’, which is due for release on August 25. Influences on the album include Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities, which fed into the album track ‘Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)’. Vek originally emerged in 2005 with his debut album ‘We Have Sound’. The record went on to become a cult favourite as the musician disappeared from the public eye for five years.
Pushing Your Luck, in true Vek style, is another immersive, hooky and infectious track with Vek’s signature glib vocal tones and simplistic yet repetitive composition.
Added to my collection: Justin Nozuka - Ulysees
Recently added to my CD collection: Justin Nozuka - Ulysees (2014).
After disappearing for almost four years, Justin Nozuka resurfaced last month with his new album Ulysees. Using this time to take a step back, familiarise himself with production and find new inspiration, Nozuka put together an album that strays quite a bit from what we’ve seen previously with his debut album Holly and sophomore album You I Wind Land and Sea. This self-produced record offers an array of songs that build a very interesting ambiance complimented by his particularly melodic vocals. Being a huge fan of his first two albums, you can imagine my excitement upon hearing the news of this release. Seeing as Nozuka takes quite a leap away from his old style and aims towards a much more atmospheric and experiential route, it took me a moment in order to accustom myself to this departure before being able to really appreciate the music. That being said, this album’s uniquely minimalistic and soothing production makes it quite a success in my opinion. Allowing the showcase of Nozuka’s soothing and hypnotic voice, this bundle of tracks is a delicate balance between serene and climax moments, making the entire experience still somewhat animated. The featured track “Right By You” gives a great perspective on the ten track album by providing texture, emotion and soul. Whether you’re already a seasoned fan of Justin Nozuka or a newcomer, it’s not to late to catch him perform on May 8th at Petit Campus in downtown Montreal. Having already seen him perform live in the past, I speak from experience when I say he never fails to deliver an amazing experience.
And so with Ulysees, Nozuka’s artistry is ready to be embraced anew as a cherished pause and an intention for balance in an otherwise frenetic world.
The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of black truffle. You could shave it on to any shit and we’ll still order it.