Music News for January 25, 2013-January 27, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Vampire Weekend have debuted a brand new track titled “Arms”, live. The new song was performed during their show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. This event took place on January 23rd. The song is taken from their forthcoming third album. The new album is set to be released on May 6th in the UK and on May 7th in the US. To listen to the new song, be sure to visit: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/watch-vampire-weekend-perform-a-new-song-arms/.

 

The Strokes have released a new song, titled “One Way Trigger”. To listen to the new song, visit: http://www.thestrokes.com/thankyou. The song is also being offered as a free download on their website (http://www.thestrokes.com/). The Strokes are set to release a new album later this year.

 

A recording of Paul McCartney singing “A World without Love” has been unearthed by Peter Asher. The song was written by McCartney and given to Asher for his duo, Peter and Gordon, in order for them to record it. Until now, there was no confirmation if there was a recording of McCartney performing the song. This song had gone to No. 1 in the UK and the US, after it was released in 1964. The version that was discovered includes Paul McCartney singing and playing the acoustic guitar for the song. Some of these same tapes include a recording of McCartney singing an early version of The Beatles’ “I’ll follow the Sun”.

 

Paramore have recently revealed details of the tracks that will be featured in their upcoming self-titled album. They have already released a trailer for their new album, which can be viewed here:  http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/68178. Paramore’s Hayley Williams has mentioned that electronic music and Alt-J have been an influence for this new album. Paramore will be released on April 8th and their new single “Now” will be out on February 24th in the UK. The track listing for the new album is “Fast in My Car”, “Now”, “Grow Up”, “Daydreaming”, “Interlude: Moving On”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Part II”, “Last Hope”, “Still Into You”, “Anklebiters”, “Interlude: Holiday”, “Proof”, “Hate to See Your Heart Break”, “(One of Those) Crazy Girls”, “Interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore”, “Be Alone”, and “Future”.

 

The Vaccines had headlined The Joiners in Southampton on January 22nd, where they played a one-off not-for-profit show in order to raise money and awareness of the venue. The Vaccines played an hour-long set with a selection of songs from their debut album What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? And from their second album Come of Age. The Joiners has played host to bands such as Oasis, Kings of Leon, The Liberteens, etc., in the past. The set was made because the venue has been facing an uncertain future after a dramatic recent drop in ticket sales. The Vaccines had played songs such as “No Hope”, “Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)”, “Teenage Icon”, and more at this set. They are now set to embark on a UK arena tour this May, which will include the biggest show they have done so far at London’s O2 Arena on May 2nd.

 

Electronic and Dance

Gold Panda has been working on some new material and it has now been released as the Trust EP. This new EP features microhouse sounds and shows Gold Panda’s progression since his release of Lucky Sinner.  To stream the latest EP from electronic music producer, Gold Panda, visit: http://theneedledrop.com/2013/01/gold-panda-trust-ep/.

 

Swedish House Mafia have announced the full lineup for the highly-anticipated North American part of One Last Tour. The tour includes over a dozen acts that have been booked to open for them. New York will be treated with Pete Tong, AN21, Otto Knows and Armand Van Helden in Madison Square Garden. AN21 and Max Vangeli will be in San Francisco as well. Nero, Alesso, Zedd, Monsta, and more will be at LA’s Masquerade Motel. Swediah House Mafia’s last United States performance will take place at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.

 

Pop and R&B

Adele has confirmed that she will be performing “Skyfall” live at this year’s Academy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles. She had posted on her label’s website (XL Recordings) that it was an honor to be nominated and chosen to sing in front of so many people. Adele is also nominated for the Best Original Song category at the awards. Adele had also picked up a Golden Globe award for “Skyfall”. The Academy Awards will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Justin Timberlake is set to take the stage during the Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Timberlake will perform at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event. This event takes place one day before the big game, on February 2nd. This charity event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Timberlake has yet to confirm any tour plans to support the release of his next album, The 20/20 Experience.

 

Country

Carrie Underwood has done a duet with Steven Tyler for Aerosmith’s latest album. The song is titled “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” and is now a radio single. Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood have sung together in a mash-up of “Undo It” and “Walk This Way” at the ACM Awards, back in 2011. It was said that the decision to add Underwood’s vocals to the song was last minute, yet they worked well for the song.

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Music News for December 21, 2012-December 23, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

The Courteeners have said that they would like to team up with Calvin Harris if a single was guaranteed. The Courteeners are set to release their new album, Anna in 2013. They have also released details of 18 upcoming UK tour dates for 2013. They will start touring on February 21, 2013 at Nottingham Rock City. They will then be playing Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, London’s O2 Academy Brixton and more. For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/the-courteeners/67849. For information on ticket availability and listings, be sure to visit: NME.COM/TICKETS

 

Avenged Sevenfold have confirmed that they are going to be in the studio next month, to start recording their follow-up album to Nightmare. They have already written a new song called “Carry On” that has appeared on Call of Duty Black Ops II. To see a video of the song, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/avenged-sevenfold/67828.

 

Muse has helped to raise awareness of dementia at their concert in Belgium. They then performed in Antwerp as a part of their world tour. Muse is also set to perform in the UK next summer for a four-date stadium tour. They will start off their shows at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on May 22, 2013 and they will then play dates at London’s Emirates Stadium on the 25th and 26th. Muse’s tour will end at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 1. The band has also announced that they will headline Rock in Rio in September, and on September 14th, they will be supported by Alice in Chains. For ticket availability and the latest listings, be sure to visit: NME.COM/TICKETS.

 

A Day to Remember have just release a new track titled, “Violence (Enough is Enough)”. They have set do release their new album Common Courtesy in 2013. Fans of A Day to Remember can stream the new track at: http://www.adtr.com/. A Day to Remember are also going on a US tour in spring 2013. For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/a_day_to_remember_stream_new_song_announce_2013_tour_dates.

Circa Survive has released a new music video for their song, “Sharp Practice”, which comes from their new album, Violent Waves. To see the video, be sure to visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/circa_survive_release_sharp_practice_video.

 

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 has joined Swedish House Mafia in headlining both weekends at Ultra Music Festival this following year. Only two names have been mentioned to be performing at the event so far. Deadmau5 was not concerned with being overlooked in 2012, so expect to see performances on both Saturdays of the festival!

 

Pop and R&B

Adele has been named Entertainer of the year by the Associated Press. This title is given to the person whom had the most influence on entertainment and culture that year. She beat Taylor Swift and Psy, who were also on the poll. Adele’s song, “Someone like You” has also been named the most popular karaoke song of 2012 by Lucky Voice. Adele has recently had her first child and has recorded the theme to the latest Bond film, “Skyfall”.

Tinie Tempah has announced that he has finished recording his second album. The UK rapper has said that he hopes to release the album next summer. Tinie Tempah has worked with Diplo on the album and he has also noted Coldplay’s Chris Martin to be an influence on the album.

 

Country

It was reported that Carrie Underwood got sick this past weekend. When performing in Des Moines, Iowa, Underwood had a difficult time getting through her set. In a raspy-voiced apology, Underwood told the audience that she wouldn’t be keeping the profits because she felt bad making money for that show. A charity in Des Moines will receive the profit. Underwood had to cancel her show in Kansas City, yet it was rescheduled for May 6th.

Music News for November 30, 2012-December 2, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

Tame Impala’s album, Lonerism was named number one in NME’s Album of the Year list. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker mentioned that he had spent many months assembling the album in many places around the world, yet he finds it difficult to be happy with his own work. Parker also believes that the album is his best work. To check out NME’s 50 Best Albums of 2012, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=147&p=13018&title=50_best_albums_of_2012&more=1&c=1.

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has announced that the first signing to his new label, Cult Records will be the New York Band, The Virgins. The Virgins’ new album Strike Gently will be following to their self-titled debut. The new album was recorded in New York City at the East Village Recording Center and produced by Johnny T. Yerington. The Strokes have announced that they are working on the follow up to their latest release, Angles. Julian Casablancas mentioned that he does not think the band will go in an entirely different direction with their music, but that the songs will be different.

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 played a secret gig in London recently and it was said that he lit up the street with his audio and visual performance. Deadmau5 also played an audio and visual show in Southwark’s Flat Iron Square. The performance was organized by moblie Phone giant Nokia, in promotion for their new Lumina phone. To listen to the EMD producer’s music, check out his latest album release Album Title Goes Here which was released in September 2012.

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has announced that she has written 50 songs for her upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Gaga has also mentioned in a tweet that she is not actually sure which songs will make the cut for the new album, yet that she used the same process with her old releases The Fame and The Fame Monster. She still has yet to reveal more details on the upcoming album.

Country

Carrie Underwood will take on the challenge of playing the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. The broadcast is based on the original Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. While a date for the three-hour event has not yet been announced, the broadcast is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.