Author Archives: Britta Plyler

Tuesday Music News

There’s been heavy speculation that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting this year for Cochella. Well, frontman James Murphy has confirmed the reunion, and a new album, in a statement on the band’s website. Murphy writes, “we’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a recordRead more…

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Friday Music News

Happy New Year! Last night, Kendrick Lamar decided to end 2015 with a 7-minute short film called God Is Gangsta. It features tracks from his acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, “u” and “For Sale? (Interlude).” Watch Kendrick rap and go clubbing in Paris below. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Fansite Morrissey-solo.com has unearthed some rare demos from The Smiths‘ early days. One recording is a no-frills version of “Never Had No One Ever” which seems to be from a 1986 recording session for The Queen is Dead. There’s also alternate versions of Morrissey’s “Bengali in Platforms” and “He Knows I’d Love To See Him.”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

John Bradbury, drummer of the English 2 Tone band The Specials, has passed away at the age of 62. The band made the announcement on their twitter: “It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to our great friend, the world’s greatest drummer, our beloved Brad. RIP.” Bradbury joined the band in 1979 andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Two weeks after the death of Stone Temple Pilots’ ex-frontman Scott Weiland, his surviving bandmates have shared a moving tribute video. Guitarist Dean DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, and bassist Robert DeLeo chose to showcase one of their favorite songs, “Atlanta,” which they recorded with Scott 16 years ago. Weiland’s raw vocals and the band’s commentaryRead more…

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Friday Music News

After bonding during a recent Talkhouse Music Podcast chat, Martin Rev of Suicide has added his touch to the Neon Indian track “Annie,” off their latest, VEGA INTL. Night School. Stream Rev’s remix below, and check out their Talkhouse chat here. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

The Arcs, Dan Auerbach’s new music project, have released a brand new single called “Fool’s Gold.” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Auerbach described the meaning of Fool’s Gold as having “the same thrilling discovery, the same shiny luster and perceived weight as gold, but it isn’t gold and when all is said and done,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Indie rockers Ra Ra Riot will release their fourth studio album Need Your Light on February 19. Today, the band has shared the video for the album track “Water,” which was directed by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. They have an extensive promotional tour planned for early next year, and on March 30 they’ll land inRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Eagles of Death Metal have returned to Paris for the first time since the November 18 terror attacks. Last night, during a U2 concert, Bono welcomed EODM to the stage, saying, “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. We would like to offer them ours tonight.” Together they performed a cover of PattiRead more…

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Friday Music News

Scott Weiland, the frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died yesterday while on tour with his new band, The Wildabouts. The dynamic singer had a much publicized tumultuous life, but as VR bandmate Duff McKagan posted on the band’s Instagram, “It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective”, adding “We experienced aRead more…

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