Monday, May 20, 2013
With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, could you think of a better way to get ready for such a great time than with a band named Is Tropical? Yeah sure you can work out, eat healthy and save a bunch of money so you can actually go some place tropical and live it up all summer, but who has the time to do all that. It would be way more fun to just sit back, put on some headphones and kick back to this new album entitled I'm Leaving by these indie-electro rockers out of London. Plus you can add these 10 tracks to your summer playlist and keep this one playing all season long. Stream it below and grab the new album which is officially available for download today.
To kick off Comedy Central's Comedy Week, the guys of The Lonely Island decided to mix it up a little this week and release a little WackSunday installment off of their forthcoming album. And with the new tune "Diaper Money" comes a little preview of all the good things there are to look forward to about getting older. Spoiler alert, it's not much fun...
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Just finished watching the 80's themed movie Take Me Home Tonight for the first time, and I gotta say it was surprisingly good. What wasn't surprising though was how great the soundtrack to this movie was. From the opening scene with The Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star" playing in the background, you just knew that it was gonna be chock full of great 80's tunes. "Live Is Life" by Austrian pop rockers Opus was a true blast from the past that had been long forgotten by me, and when it started playing during the final credits, I couldn't help but clap and sing along. Just such a fun and catchy song with a simple yet uplifting message that can easily be forgotten in day to day life...
One of the first concerts I ever went to was at Mellon Arena out in Pittsburgh which featured Disturbed and Godsmack with Stone Temple Pilots headlining. And while each band held their own in their unique ways, Stone Temple Pilots were the seasoned veterans at the time and pretty much stole the show when an intoxicated Scott Weiland took the stage for an encore wearing nothing but an American flag loosely draped over himself. When he was done with the last song, Scott exited the stage sans flag, and it was at the moment that I understood what being a rock star truly meant as tens of thousands of rock fans cheered Scott's bare ass into the darkness. So when I heard that STP would no longer be performing with Scott on the mic, I pretty much figured that was the end for Stone Temple Pilots. I mean, how do you replace the face of the band with such rock god showmanship like that? Apparently by usurping him with another lead singer who's already made quite the name for himself.
I'm not real sure how long these Trojan Lubricant commercials have been running for that has all the couples hooking up in random places and needing lube, but I gotta say that I'm really diggin' em. And not for the perverted reasons that you might initially think. Because even with all the sex going on in the forefront of the commercials, its the smoky vocals dripping with lust in the background that really got my blood pumping. So who was this sultry songstress making sweet sweet love to Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up"? Turns out it is musical duo Avila, comprised of Brie Stoner on vocals with musician Daniel Johnson pretty much doing the rest. And if you think that this was some one and done song made just for this commercial, then you should check out a few other covers this duo has done including "Walk The Line" and "My Favorite Things" which appear on their Curtains EP which is available for download on iTunes.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new song this morning to build up a little hype for their forthcoming A Better Tomorrow album due out in July. Not that they really need to build any hype once they attach the name Wu-Tang to it. The track "Execution In Autumn" is actually a previously unreleased recording that features about half the members of Wu including RZA, Raekwon, U-God and Inspectah Deck, but its still new WTC music nonetheless. And while its almost guaranteed that anybody who grew up listening to Wu-Tang will make comments like 'it's not as hard as their old stuff", the new track definitely brings back fond memories and will have your head nodding in no time. Sream it below and head on over to bancamp where Wu is offering the track as a pay whatever you want for it price until May 31st...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Well this was a pleasant surprise. Just weeks before Man Overboard's new album is released, the guys took to youtube to stream Heart Attack in its entirety for all their fans to listen to. And with all that time until the new album is released for everyone to listen to and judge and talk about, you gotta think the guys are pretty confident in their work to knowingly allow that to happen. I gotta say that after listening through the entire album it is nothing but one great song after another. It plays out like one of those classic pop-punk albums that you can listen to all the way through from start to finish without skipping a song, Check it out and see for yourself, but I think Man Overboard has every reason to be confident with their new music. So stream it below, preorder and wait in anticipation for the album to be released on May 28th.