Wednesday, December 1: This week is lacking in concerts, but Movin 99.7’s Triple Ho show has enough stars to hold you over. Get your Top 40 loving drunken sorority girl on with Enrique Iglesias, Taio Cruz, The Far East Movement, Nelly and more. Tickets start at $33.45, show starts at 7:30pm.
Circa Survive dished up a bright new song, “Stare Like You’ll Stay,” off their new EP which was just released on the 30th. According to belter Anthony Green, the song is about not taking life for granted, and the optimism clearly shines through the song. Besides the obvious and consistent vocal power from Green the song is a different style for the band, check it out.
Jay-Z and Kanye West swap verses on a new track that features La Roux in the hook, quite an interesting group of people. And the outcome is not at all disappointing, besides the lazy title (“That’s My Bitch”). Old school vibes and witty verses combined with a smooth chorus make for an easy win, listen below.
It’s that time of the month again, Spin gives us their playlist for December. New tunes for a new month. On the bill: Killing Joke, Badly Drawn Boy, Cheap Time and many more.
I had never heard of synth pop outfit Electrolightz before this, but their song “The Future” hooked me like a drug-addled fish. This song makes the glass half full, and even sneaks in some rhymes that fit surprisingly well. Los Angeles must have been sunny the day they wrote this.
There’s no doubt electronic pop music is going through some psychedelic stages, and Egyptrixx is the next step in that lineage. The Toronto producer makes danceable and distant beats that have attracted parise from major names, and he hasn’t even released an album yet. Check out his song “Chrysalis Records.”
Being the gentlemen they are, the National has graced us with a new song called “Wake Up Your Saints.” It’s featured on their new album High Violet. Someone got up in the right side of the recording studio.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
In an industry full of creative genius, drug abuse, and stubborn singers its no wonder that rock and roll has had some epic beefs. Check out Rolling Stone’s list of the top music family feuds.
Buying presents is a bitch, plain and simple. Especially if the gifts you’re trying to buy are music related (iTunes cards are a solid but boring idea). Let Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork lend some ideas for every part of the list. No one wants Now 35, either.
Coffee endorsed by the band Wilco? It’s like a little slice of white-guy-heaven! In addition to the Wilco sandwich shop and the Wilco beer, you can now get your caffeine fix with a special Wilco touch. The organic Ethiopian brew was personally selected by the band, which, according to the description, has touches of raisin and milk chocolate. Interesting.
Songstress PJ Harvey has announced that we can expect her eighth album on February 14th of 2011. The Valentines day album is called Let England Shake and it was recorded in a church in her hometown of Dorset. Harvey is known for switching up styles on each album, I wonder what we’ll get next?