Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jack White - High Ball Stepper (New Music)

We heard the rumors and now we have something a little more concrete to confirm said rumors. On a day where pranks are so prevalent, one could only hope that this isn't some sick and twisted joke from Jack White, but after listening you have to imagine that this new track is from the man, the myth, the legend himself. Even though "High Ball Stepper" sounds like Jack White just jamming out in his studio on every instrument that he can find, the signature sounds of controlled chaos are there so I think it is safe to breath a sigh of relief. New album Lazaretto will be out June 10th...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Straight Up (Paula Abdul Cover)

What's that you say? There's new music from the greatest punk cover band in the history of the world. Well it looks like today just got a whole lot better. And that is due in part to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes releasing a new cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" along with the announcement of a new album Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! due out May 13th. This isn't the first time Paula Abdul's pieces have been tickled by the punk community as witnessed by the classic Punk Goes 80's compilation album in which punk rockers Halifax took their licks at Paula's "Straight Up" themselves. I'll let you be the judge as to who does it best, but we all Paula's wins by a mile and it's not even neccesarily close.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

De La Soul - Smell The Da.I.S.Y (Free Mixtape Download)

For somewhat of a twist on Throwback Thursday comes some new music from some real originators in hip hop, De La Soul. It's hard to listen to any form of hip hop from the past 20 or so years without recognizing a little influence from the De La and their producer J. Dilla. The new mixtape "Smell The Da.I.S.Y (Da Inner Soul of Yancy)" features previously unreleased beats from the legendary producer along with some updated lyrics that bring back some classic memories. Oh yeah, did I mention De La Soul is releasing this album as a free download over at their website. So stream it below and add this one to your playlist just in time for the weekend...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wolfmother - New Crown (Free Album Stream)

Wolfmother dropped their third album New Crown this past weekend somewhat out of the blue, and even though the band has gone through a few changes since their last release, the sound remains consistently awesome. With Andrew Stockdale still leading the helm and booming out his signature bone-chilling vocals, I don't think many people will notice the new additions to the band. Listen below and see for yourself...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Saintseneca - Blood Bath

My only complaint about this new song "Blood Bath" from Saintseneca is that it's too short. The song builds and builds so perfectly, and just when you feel fully invested and ready to get going, it ends. This track will appear on Saintseneca's forthcoming Dark Arc album due out next Tuesday, April 1st.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

B.o.B - Get It (Free Download)

Bobby Ray dropped some new music that brought us back to his roots. Sampling Jimmy Cliffs' "Many Rivers To Cross", the new track "Get It" is a stirring look at what might be in store for us with some new B.o.B music right around the corner. Stream and download this one for free below...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Farewell Flight - Scarecrow + Free Album Stream

There was a great thread on reddit last week in which users listed a song that they had only recently discovered but couldn't stop listening to. One user (AEIFFIE) took it one step further and decided to create a spotify playlist (link) with all of the suggestions that were listed in the thread. The result? Obvioulsy a playlist full of old and new music, some of which you may have heard and some of which you probably would have never heard otherwise, emerged. So while I have been slowly listening to the list and finding a bunch of new music, this morning one song in particular really stood out to me. That was "Scarecrow" by Farewell Flight. The song started off as a chill folksy tune with a sort of Mumford & Sons vibe to it, but then blossomed into a full on rock track that seemingly reminds me of some early Foo Fighters tracks for some odd reason or another. Regardless, the track really is one that will now be on repeat for most of the foreseeable future. Best of all, Farewell Flight just released their new album I Was A Ghost just a few weeks ago which includes "Scarecrow" on it. So now it looks like I have even more new music to listen to. Stream it below and check out an acoustic version of this track they did for Balcony TV...