No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the issue of same-sex marriage, it will be something that people argue about for years to come. They’re expected to rule on the issue in June, but they’ve said that at this point, they will not be able to win over all 50 states. Same-sex supporters, however, believe that this is in fact possible. They just don’t know how soon it could happen. Currently nine states allow same-sex marriage.
Bruno Mars’ new song “When I was your man” is Number Three in Billboard Top 100, but really should be Number One. “When I was Your Man” is one of the most emotional and meaningful songs that I have heard in a long time. This song should be on the top because the other two are senseless techno beats and over-played nonsense.That’s my rant for today.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video for their new track “Sacrilege”. The video features a girl, Lily Cole, who’s seemingly hated throughout her town. She is eyed around by the townspeople who plan on burning her at the stake. The video then bounces around through time. “Sacrilege” is on Yeah Yeah Yeahs forthcoming album, Mosquito, due April 16th. The song was released as a single and gives a sneak peek to what the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have in store for us. The album is available for pre-order over at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs official website. Make sure to comment and tell us what you think about the video above. Are you excited for new Yeah Yeah Yeahs? How do you like the “Sacrilege” music video? How about that Lily Cole? Will you be snatching a copy of Mosquito?
As we all know, Zach and I do a show where we often show the listeners bands that they’re never heard of. This is what I’m good at. When it’s not a band that I know personally, it’s an underground band that needs to be known, but instead they’ve got a small following such as only 3,000 followers on Twitter. So, in honor of our tradition of exposing awesome bands that no one’s heard of, our artist this week is Allo Darlin’. Allo Darlin’ is a little band from the UK with members that are half from London, and half from Australia. They’ve got a few elements that everyone loves: a girl singer, accents, and an extreme cuteness factor. I don’t often describe things as cute, but that’s the only word i could think of when listening to them. They’ve got jangly guitars, heartwarming melodies and lyrics that bring to you the nostalgia of your high school relationships. And all on top of that is a slight country twang. They’ve got elements of Camera Obscura and Belle & Sebastian. So if you like those artists too, you should definitely check them out. Watch the video above and see what I mean. This is a band for anyone who enjoys having their heart warmed, and a smile brought to their face.
Rock and Alternative
It has been confirmed that The Stone Roses documentary “Made of Stone” will open nationwide on June 5th. This film was made by director, Shane Meadows and it goes behind the scene on The Stone Roses’ 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their hometown shows at Heaton Park. This event will be satellite-linked to over 100 cinemas for nationwide preview screenings. These preview screenings will run concurrently with the premiere launch and tickets for the host venue and satellite-linked cinemas will be available to the public. The film premiere, which will have all of the band members in attendance, will be on May 30th at Manchester. Fans who attended last year’s Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park gigs who are featured in the film will get tickets to the premiere in Manchester. Meadows had filmed The Stone Roses for about a year from their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their performances in August 2012. This film will include scene of early rehearsals in a barn and footage of The Stone Roses’ comeback shows in multiple locations.
Paul McCartney has revealed plans for a 2013 tour called, Out There! McCartney has only confirmed two dates so far which are at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on June 22nd and at the Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria on June 27th. McCartney was said that more dates will be announced soon. There has also been mention that Paul McCartney is currently working on a new studio album. McCartney will be headlining the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this summer. Paul McCartney & Wings will be releasing a live version of Maybe I’m Amazed on 12-inch vinyl for Record Store Day on April 20th.
The Strokes are preparing to release their new album, Comedown Machine, on March 26th. To pre-order their new, upcoming album, be sure to go to: http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-strokes. The Stroke’s fans can now stream the entire album on: http://pitchfork.com/advance/48-comedown-machine/. Check it out!
Noah and the Whale have released the video for their new single called, “There Will Come a Time.” To view the video, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/noah-and-the-whale/69332. This song is taken from Noah and the Whale’s new album, Heart of Nowhere, which was recorded in West London’s British Grove Studios. Noah and the Whale will play many shows across the UK for this summer. The complete list of shows that they will play includes: Bournemouth O2 Academy (April 27th), London Palace Theatre (April 28th), Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion (May 1st), Liverpool Sound City (May 2nd), Warwick Arts Centre (May 4th), London Palace Theatre (May 5th), London Palace Theatre (May 12th), Manchester Opera House (May 13th), London Palace Theatre (May 19th), Hay-On-Wye Festival (May 23rd), and Wilderness Festival (August 11th). To check for the availability of tickets, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/tickets.
Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be performing at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris, France on August 20th. Tickets for this show can be purchased by going to: http://www.olympiahall.com/rock-electro/fall-out-boy.html. Fall Out Boy will also be touring in the United States this summer. To see a complete list of their tour dates, visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/fall_out_boy_announce_august_paris_show.
Paramore have revealed that they will embark on a South American tour this summer which will take place across Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Tickets for this tour are set to go on sale in April. To watch Paramore’s tour announcement video and to see a list of complete tour dates, visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/paramore_announce_south_american_tour.
Electronic and Dance
The Postal Service have announced an unheard song called “Turn Around”. To listen to this track, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/the-postal-service/69340. This song is one of two new songs that will be featured on the 10-year anniversary of their only album, Give Up. The re-release of this album will include a second disc which has the songs “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around”, along with the album’s original ten tracks. The second disc will include live recordings, remixes, and covers. The Postal Service have revealed some UK tour dates and they will also play Coachella on April 13th and 20th, along with Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival.
Ellie Goulding’s track, “Anything Could happen has been remixed by Mt. Eden, as hefty drum and bass jolts have been included on the track. This song is available for a free download and can be downloaded at: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/03/ellie-goulding-anything-could-happen-mt-eden-remix-free-download/.
Pop and R&B
Prince has announced a 28-date West Coast tour that will be spanning over 23 days. Prince has booked these shoes in small club venues and he will perform in seven different clubs in seven different cities. Prince will also be playing an early show and a late show on each date of the tour. To view the complete list of dates for this tour, be sure to visit: http://popcrush.com/prince-west-coast-tour/.
Kip Moore has recently released a video for his latest single, “Hey Pretty Girl”. In regards to the song, Moore had mentioned that the whole song is about hope and what one hopes to experience with somebody. To watch the new video, be sure to visit: http://latenightjimmy.tumblr.com/post/45674404975/web-exclusive-premiere-kip-moores-hey-pretty.
Rock and Alternative
Blur have announced information for a one-off Irish date in August. On August 1st, the band will perform at Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art. Tickets for this show are now available. This performance will mark Blur’s first show in Ireland in four years. Blur will also be performing at this year’s Coachella festival in California. They have plans to perform on April 12th and 19th. Blur will also play Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival. This event takes place on March 16th. They will then play Hong Kong’s Asia World Arena on May 6th and New Taipei County Stadium on May 9th. Blur have also written two new songs titled “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan” to play on their Hyde Park dates. Blur have also stated that they do not have plans to make a new Blur album in the future.
The Rolling Stones have been said to be set to head out on an eighteen date tour in the United States this year. Rolling Stone Magazine had written that a “concert business source” has confirmed that The Rolling Stones will play less than twenty dates in the United States, for the first half of 2013. There have also been other sources that have mentioned that The Rolling Stones will also play Glastonbury. Mick Jagger has already given hints about the possibility of The Rolling Stones playing the festival.
Portugal. The Man have announced details for their eighth studio album. The new album titled Evil Friends is set to be released on June 4th. The track listing for the new album is as follows: “Plastic Soldiers”, “Creep in a T-shirt”, “Evil Friends”, “Modern Jesus”, “Hip Hop Kids”, “Atomic Man”, “Sea of Air”, “Waves”, “Holy Roller (Hallelujah)”, “Someday Believers”, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”, and “Smile”.
The Used have released a music video for their song “Hands and Faces”. This song is taken from their latest album, Vulnerable. To view the music video, be sure to visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tQBDWwnOuE&feature=player_embedded.
Phoenix have released the video for their new single titled, “Entertainment”. This is the first song to be taken from their upcoming, new album called, Bankrupt! To see the video, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/phoenix/69080. The new album will be released on April 22nd.
Electronic and Dance
James Blake is set to release his second album Overgorwn on April 8th. As this album’s release date soon approaches, tracks from the album have popped up for fans to listen. These tracks include ‘Retrograde”, “Voyeur”, and “Digital Lion”. To give these songs a listen, be sure to visit: https://soundcloud.com/lifeandbeats and https://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag/james-blake-digital-lion/s-mNFKV.
Flume has just released an official video for his single “Holdin On”. This track is taken from Flume’s self-titled debut album. The single from this talented newcomer has reached certified platinum in Australia. To view this video, go to: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/03/watch-this-flume-holding-on-official-video/.
Ryan Hemsworth’s take on Lana Del Rey’s song “Summertime Sadness” had been addressed as a worthy mention. Wistful synths blanket Lana Del Rey’s lyrics, which provide for an auditory anesthetic. If you prefer a more tranquil side of music, this remix might be what you are looking for. To listen to the remix, go to: https://soundcloud.com/lana-del-rey.
Pop and R&B
Kid Cudi has announced that his third studio album, Indicud, will be released on April 22nd. The album includes singles “Just What I am”, “King Wizard”, and “Immortal”. This track samples MGMT’s Congratulations. To hear the latest song, “Immortal”, visit: http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/_Exbswa1QQk.
Claude King, best known for his classic hot “Wolverton Mountain”, died of a heart attack on March 7th. King passed away in his home in Shreveport, L.A., at the age of 90. King made his chart debut in 1961 with “Big River, Big Man”. His song “Wolverton Mountain” reached No. 1 in the country charts and No. 6 on the pop charts in 1962. King had essentially retired in the mid-1980s, yet he still occasionally recorded. Details for his funeral are still to be announced.
Deuce is a rap/pop artist that started his solo career in 2012 after he was kicked out of the popular group Hollywood Undead. His music is similar to Hollywood Undead, but with his own mix. Some of his popular songs are “America”, “The One”, “Help Me”, and “I Came To Party”. His lyrics contains a lot of swearing, so his music is not recommended for young audiences. Deuce’s album “Nine Lives” is now in stores and he is currently touring with KottonMouth Kings. Check to see if he will performing at a city near you at: http://www.songkick.com/artists/29343-deuce/calendar?page=1
~ Andrew Garcia
Are you in need of new music to listen to? Here is a list of new album releases for March 2013 to check out!
Inna- Party Never Ends
(Third Studio Album; Electronic)
They May Be Giants- Nanobots
(Sixteenth Studio Album; Alternative)
How to Destroy Angels- Welcome Oblivion
(Debut Album; Experimental)
Bon Jovi- What about Now
(Twelfth Studio Album; Rock)
David Bowie- The Next Day
(Twenty-Fourth Studio Album; Rock)
Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience
(Third Studio Album; Pop/R&B)
(Sixth Studio Album; Indie Rock)
Low- The Invisible Way
(Tenth Studio Album; Indie Rock)
Depeche Mode- Delta Machine
(Thirteenth Studio Album; Alternative)
The Strokes- Comedown Machine
(Fifth Studio Album; Indie Rock)
(Third Studio Album; Alternative Rock)
Wavves- Afraid of Heights
(Fourth Studio Album; Indie Rock)