No announcements of an announcement for her. Last night, Queen Bey (rather unceremoniously) debuted new music via SoundCloud and Instagram.
Check out “Bow Down” and “I Been On” below.
Back in 1995, Spacehog—four dudes from England who formed a band in New York City—landed on the rock moonscape with “In the Meantime,” one of the greatest alt-rock singularities of the post-Cobain radio universe.
Bathed in glammy goodness and sleek ’70s swagger, “In the Meantime” set the tone for Spacehog’s debut album, Resident Alien, which contained much more of the same. Along with the band’s sophomore release The Chinese Album, Spacehog crafted one of the most underrated discographies of the end of the last century.
They haven’t made an album since 2001′s The Hogyssey, and after a long hiatus and a handful of side projects, the group has returned with their fourth album As It Is On Earth, which will be released on April 16. In reuniting with producer Bryce Goggin (who helmed their ’90s output), the band has recreated the same kind of star-kissed energy that they brought on their debut.
Listen to “Wish You Well” exclusively below, and do your own judging:
Lady Antebellum are putting the final touches on their fourth studio album, due this spring, and if the lead single “Downtown” is any indication — and Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood say it definitely is — it’s going to be a fun one.
On the song, which EW is streaming exclusively below, Scott sings lead and sassily asks why her partner doesn’t take her out and show her off anymore. (There’s a playfulness we haven’t heard on a Lady A single since “Lookin’ for a Good Time.”)
Listen after the jump, and find out what they have to say about why this album is different, what they have in common (or not) with a certain PBS television phenomenon, and why their recently-announced CMT Crossroads pairing with Stevie Nicks will be awesome. READ FULL STORY
One of the best parts about Spaghetti Western movies are the Spaghetti Western soundtracks that come with them, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is no exception.
Although, it kind of is. Regular standby scorers like Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, and Jerry Goldsmith show up for memorable little compositions, with snippets of dialogue from the Jamie Foxx-starring movie spliced in. But also on this soundtrack are very modern, very cool numbers from the likes of Rick Ross (“100 Black Coffins”), John Legend (“Who Did That to You?”), and James Brown and 2Pac (mashed up from the dead on “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)”).
Check out the soundtrack to the new Quentin Tarantino flick in the player below:
As we noted in our November playlist, the spacey British indie rockers in Django Django have made quite the impression on our playlists since their Mercury Prize-nominated debut made it to our shores this fall.
That impressive self-titled album was coupled with their surrealist “Hail Bop” video, which combined Tron, Salvador Dali, and our weirdest lucid dreams. Now the four-piece has a new clip for their song “Life’s a Beach,” and it takes that psychedelic aesthetic one step further with out-there visual effects that one might encounter on late-night public-access television circa 1989.
Check out Django Django’s latest visual treat in the video exclusively on EW.com below:
Green Day’s new album Uno! doesn’t hit store shelves until next Tuesday, September 25. But if you want to hear the full first act of the veteran punk band’s big 2012/2013 trilogy, you can get it right now.
The band has put up a full stream of Uno! on its Facebook page. Just follow that link and click on the “Hear Uno! Now” tab to spin new tracks like “Kill the DJ,” “Oh Love,” “Nuclear Family,” and “Angel Blue.”
Uno! is out next Tuesday. Dos! drops on November 13, and Tre! streets on January 15, 2013. The first entry in the series finds the band getting back to its sweet-and-fast roots (songs like “Let Yourself Go” and “Loss of Control” could have come straight from the Kerplunk era, and that’s a compliment.)
What do you think of Uno? Are you down with the throwback-type sound, or do you miss the rock operas? Sound off in the comments and find EW’s official review of the album in the new issue of the magazine, out Friday.
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12 Albums (and 1 Book of Sheet Music) We Can’t Wait To Hear: Green Day’s Uno!
Got an extra 900 hours on your hand? The internet has just become 458 John Peel show episodes richer, which means your next month or so just got booked.
Some enterprising Soundcloud citizen (and likely power-pop fan) known only as +dB has taken it upon him or herself to upload a whopping chunk of the late British radio god’s programs, which gained fame for the “Peel sessions” — live in-studio performances with some of rock’s most interesting players.
The treasure trove features broadcasts ranging from Peel’s pirate radio days back in 1968 all the way up to his BBC reign, which ended only upon the prolific DJ’s death in 2004.
The collection isn’t 100% complete, of course, but it’s certainly exhaustive: you can hear anything from Bob Marley’s two appearances on the show (on May 1 and Nov. 26, 1973) to Pulp’s 1995 session to a live Daft Punk concert (June 30, 1996). Even Peel’s elusive joint interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono is up for grabs.
So until that archive of John Peel’s record collection is complete, check out almost a thousand hours of his radio shows in the Soundcloud player below.
Your favorite Mexo-Americana indie-folkie band is back!
Okay, fine, so David Wax Museum may be the only band you know in that category, but the duo is ready to present Knock Knock Get Up, their third album overall and second since their buzzed debut at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.
If you’re not familiar with DWM’s sound, think something like Andrew Bird, with a Mexican folk bent and a couple of dashes of Magnetic Fields and Wilco-ishness via Boston (the city, not the band).
The new album, out Sept. 4 (pre-order on Amazon here), includes their scrappy single “Will You Be Sleeping?”; ourselves, we’ve got “A Dog in This Fight” stuck in our heads, while “Wondrous Love” and “Big Heart of Yours” are making us feel kind of soft in the center.
Listen to the full album below and let us know what you think in the comments: