Yeasayer is offering a live album and you get to choose what you want to pay for it. The 13-song album was recorded in Brussels in late October.
Check out the latest video from Grinderman, the song Evil from Grinderman 2.
We haven’t heard from Tapes ‘n Tapes for some time. To promote the upcoming LP Outside, the band has released the single and video for Freak Out.
It’s a fun song. Looking forward to more tracks from these guys.
Just to follow up my earlier post, Alice Cooper can now add the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to his resume. Tom Waits was voted in, too.
They’re joined by Urge Overkill’s idol Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Jac Holzman, Art Rupe and Mr. Southern Boogie Leon Russell.
School’s Out is still a great rock anthem.
I really don’t care much about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but something caught my eye. Alice Cooper is nominated for this year’s inductee class and an announcement is expected this week.
Alice Cooper isn’t already in the Hall of Fame? Really?
If Wye Oak’s new song, Civilian, is any indication, the band’s new album out in March will be pretty good.
Read more about the song and the new album, also titled Civilian, at Merge Records website.
Here’s a live version (audio is a bit muffled):
The songs were recorded last January at St. Catherina Church, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was backed by a full choir.
Is it bad that I really don’t want my favorite bands to be nominated for Grammy awards? Neil Young didn’t win a Grammy until this year. Kurt Cobain won after he died. Since 2001, the music industry’s sham awards show has dubbed a best alternative album (won three times each by White Stripes and Radiohead). Arcade Fire is not only up for best “alternative” album but is nominated for best album overall.
To win the very best album, Arcade Fire will have to beat Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Yikes! To win best alternative LP, the Canadians will have to defeat Band of Horses, Black Keys, Brokens Bells and (drum roll) Vampire Weekend. Double yikes!
I’m sorry, but if someone buys an album because it either won or was nominated for a grammy, then that person is certainly a loser, right? And, to state the obvious, The Suburbs, is hardly Arcade Fire’s best album. As usual, these idiots in charge of nominating are years too late. Is there anything more irrelevant than the Grammys?