Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Offer Free EP


Just go to their website and put in your email address and you’ll be emailed a link to download the Let the Day Begin EP. This is of course all in preparation for their next studio album, Specter At the Feast, which is out March 19th.

Shawn C Baker

Shawn C Baker

Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.

An Initial List of Albums to Look Forward to in 2013

There will be more, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something so there’s sure to be an addendum article at some point, but I’ve been curating lead-off singles and cryptic messages (thank you QOTSA for making the almost mind-bending wait FUN w/ those) for a few weeks over here and I felt compelled to compile a list to help get others excited as well. I always hear how there’s no good music anymore. WRONG!!! Let me persuade you. Even if you’re unfamiliar with some of these artists give them a whirl, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Well, almost everyone…

Cymatics and Bjork



Hollow from Meara o’reilly on Vimeo.

If you look Cymatics up on the interwebs you will find the following definition: Cymatics (from Greek for “wave”) is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena where typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. [1] Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency. – wikipedia.

Underworld Solo Projects & Danny Boyle’s Trance

Karl Hyde, one half of the core members that comprise the beautiful electronic group Underworld has a solo album coming out in April. The name of the record is Edgeland, and if the first track, Cut Clouds, is any indication it’s going to be a must for Underworld fans.

 
You can pre-order Edgeland in Underworld’s shop here:http://www.underworldlive.com/store

Now, as for the other half of Underworld, Rick Smith has also been busy writing and recording the score for Danny Boyle’s forthcoming film Trance. I’m quite the fan of Mr. Boyle’s films and his relationship with the Underworld gents has been a big part of that. Trance is to be released on March, 27th this year and stars Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel. Here’s the trailer:

Alice in Chains Release 1st Single off New Album

image courtesy of Gibson.com

SURPRISE!!! New David Bowie single drops

Well, Mr. Bowie has been out of the spotlight for quite a few years. Reality (my favorite Bowie record) came out in 2003, and other than a live album from that tour that released in 2010 the man has been silent. Then today, on Mr. Bowie’s 66th birthday, from seemingly out of the blue, the new single “Where Are We Now?” from his forthcoming album The Next Day (March) dropped. Check this out and you can pre-order the album on Bowie’s official site here and happy birthday David Bowie. Thank you for the present on your birthday.

Grez Top Albums of 2012 : First Listen Regardless of Initial Release Date

As music in general progressed over the past 10 years, more and more musicians are recording and releasing more and more quality material. Couple that with how easily available many of these artists are due to online presence and it’s difficult to have time to keep up. There truly is an overwhelming amount of music to which to listen. So the thought came to my head to review material that is NEW to ME regardless of when the artist released the said recording. Upon compiling the list of 12 recordings (10 was not enough, plus it is 2012), I’ve noticed I still have 4 releases from this year and 9 releases total debuting within the last 3 years. So relatively speaking much of the list is quite modern. I make no concessions nor apologizes. After consulting Shawn Baker about compling such a list he proclaimed: “Do it! It’s your list!” So keep in mind that mine may not be as “up-to-date” as all other critiques.
As well, there is no stipulation as to where or how I came across the releases on this list since the release year does not bind them. Some were recommendations, some loose tips from a night at the bar and some were results of my own research. All though are releases that I’ve listened to at least a few times in 2012 and now have as part of my permanent collection.
Enjoy and responses are welcomed and encouraged. Here is to a year of great music. Hopefully you had one as well, if not there is little but still time. ;)

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