Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Pussy Riot member Maria “Masha” Alekhina had been hospitalized on the seventh day of a hunger strike at the penal colony in the Urals where she is imprisoned. But according to Maxim Pozdorovkin, co-director of the documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, that is not the case.
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Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion get a little help from Wilco on 'Chairman Meow' -- EXCLUSIVE STREAM
Take Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, add a guitar c/o of Jeff Tweedy, add one cat pun and some sunshine; shake well. Pour it out and you have “Chairman Meow,” one of 11 tracks from the duo’s upcoming fourth album, Wassaic Way (out Aug. 6), produced by Wilco’s Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. The song name-checks L.A. neighborhoods like Hancock Park, Miracle Mile, and Koreatown while paying ah-oooh tribute to the titular cat owner.
It is maybe almost too delightful. Stream it exclusively below.
If you’re one of the bleary-eyed troopers who’s already made it through all fifteen episodes of Arrested Development‘s fourth season on Netflix (and if not, don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler), then you likely noticed a bouncy little pop number during the last episode’s end credits.
The single is the first from Schwartz’s upcoming album Timekeeper, due August 6. And if you’re wondering how her song ended up snagging the high-profile spot in the show’s finale, well, it seems that AD creator Mitch Hurwitz is a big fan. “Lucy’s latest album is her Sgt. Pepper,” says Hurwitz. “Unbelievable. I can’t stop playing it or thinking about it. So brilliant and amazing.”
But enough with the trivia; give “Boomerang” a listen below:
Two of the South’s best exports — the Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes and the Lousiana-set vampires-and-fairies saga True Blood now have one more thing in common: They’ve joined forces for the fourth True Blood soundtrack, out next week.
True Blood Volume 4 will feature new and previously released cuts from such cool cats as the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Iggy Pop with Best Coast’s Beth Cosentino. Also on the lineup: a rootsy track called “Pocket Change” from the Brittany Howard-led Shakes, which you can hear exclusively here.
The record will be the first in the series to be released in vinyl, but that won’t happen till mid-June. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD version here, or, if you’re new-fashioned, reserve a digital copy from iTunes here.
But for now, get a preview of the album by giving “Pocket Change” a listen in our exclusive player below:
If you’ve turned on your television in the past few months, you’ve surely been treated to commercials for BioShock Infinite, the critically adored video game that features Nico Vega‘s “Beast” in its ads. And if you dug the commercial’s appropriately fierce song, you can hear the whole thing in its entirety exclusively here.
“Beast” was originally a single from the band’s Fury Oh Fury EP, which came out back in February. But the version of the song that you’ve heard in the commercials is in fact a mix of the studio version and the acoustic one, which hasn’t been released until now.
“It’s amazing for us that the acoustic and electric versions of ‘Beast’ got combined together into one song, because they are both dear to us in different ways,” says singer Aja Volkman. “It encapsulates who we are as a band and it’s really become our anthem.’”
Take a listen below:
The album debuted at No. 21 on the Heatseekers chart — not to mention No. 41 on the Country chart — on the strength of the group’s strong roots-folk songwriting, sweet harmonies, and charismatic indie spirit. (A strong showing at SXSW didn’t hurt either.)
Now as the quintet — frontman Cruz Contreras, harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards, and drummer Jamie Cook – set out to spread their gospel on a nationwide tour, they’ve released a video for their single, “The Fall,” and you can watch it exclusively here.
Take a look at the Black Lillies’ video below:
Phoenix-based This Century began chipping away at the rock scene with their sweet, jangly 2011 debut, Sound of Fire. Their second album, Biography of Heartbreak, out on May 14, pushes their sound forward with some new rhythmic tricks and production depth (courtesy of knob-twiddler Colby Wedgeworth).
Their evolution is clearly evident on the dramatic track “Deadly Weapon,” which you can listen to exclusively below. READ FULL STORY
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