Nada Surf proves to be more than a one-hit wonder with yet another album in their impressive catalog. Taking a break from songwriting, If I Had a Hi-Fi features 12 covers from Spoon, Depeche Mode, The Moody Blues, Kate Bush and more.
After a decade long hiatus, STP surprises the rock world with news of a full length album release featuring brand new material. May 25th just became Christmas morning.
My parents met at a Stones concert in 1965. This one’s for them. Exile on Main St. stands as one of the greatest albums of all time. Pressed on vinyl & CD, the Super Deluxe Edition includes 18 remastered originals along with 10 unreleased tracks, 30-minute documentary DVD & 50-page photo-book. This is the holy grail.
On their 6th album, Brothers, The Black Keys moved out of the basement & into the studio. Fans feared the duo’s stripped down sound would be jeopardized. No worries. The studio added a subtle gleam to their intrinsic rude sound. Dan Auerbach’s voice continues to ooze soul over massive drumming, rolling bass lines, grimy guitar licks & trippy organ sounds. Each listen proving more rewarding than the last.
Late 2008, while wrapping up Eros, Deftones’ band-mate Chi was left in a coma after a near-fatal car accident. Behind the scenes, the group shelved the album and went to work on a new sound. The result is the heaviest, tightest, grittiest, sickest work to date. Track for track, Diamond Eyes kills it.
Rick Rubin produced this nine piece band of gypsy punks. Ukrainian, Gogol Bordello’s Trans-Continental Hustle includes a Latin influence mixed with an effervescent, traditional Balkan style. 13 explosive, radical tracks creating a party maelstrom of electrifying proportions.
Celebrating Moon & Antarctica’s 10th Anniversary, Modest Mouse remastered & reissued the masterpiece as a double-disc on 180 gram 12″ vinyl. Coinciding with Saturday’s “Record Store Day” (annual homage to indie shops), the album dropped today.
How do you reinvent yourself?
Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne partners with beat maestro, Fatboy Slim on Here Lies Love. A 24-track album outlining the rags-to-riches story of Studio 54 club-goer Imelda Marcos (widow of former Philippines dictator, Ferdinand Marcos). 22 guest performers including Tori Amos, Steve Earle, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, and Cyndi Lauper enhance this innovative collaboration.
No other band rocks a more hardcore, feel good, kick your ass, get drunk show than the Dropkick Murphy’s. Recorded over 6 nights, Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA captures the Irish punk band’s infectious energy and raucous live performance. Hell, doesn’t a song entitled Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced deserve a listen?
After being dropped from two record labels and struggling with a drug-troubled drummer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club releases their fifth studio album. Folk & blues inspired garage rock, Beat The Devil’s Tattoo is dominated by psychedelic guitar rhythms, crooning vocals, distorted bass, loud drumming and addictive melodies you’ll have stuck in your head for days.