Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sondre Lerche - Domino Video

I almost feel like I should apologize for not posting something sooner about Sondre Lerche. The guy has made phenomenal music for over a decade and is showing no signs of stopping. The Norwegian singer/songwriter is releasing his self-titled album on June 7th and just debuted a video for the single, Domino. The first time I heard Stupid Memory from 2004's Two Way Monologue, I immediately recognized his talent to craft pop songs with beautiful arrangements. If you were to listen to his entire catalog, you would find elements of Bossa Nova, Jazz, Folk and Rock. He gained some popularity in 2007 when he composed the soundtrack for Dan In Real Life, even making a cameo in the final wedding scene. Pick up any album and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. In support of the new album, he will play back to back nights at Schubas and Lincoln Hall in mid-June. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Waking up early on a Saturday occasionally pays off. The Beastie Boys debuted their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by playing the album on a boombox at center court of Madison Square Garden. Aside from a cameo from Sasquatch, there wasn't much to report. Thankfully, the music was so great, you didn't need anything else. Stream the entire album right here and pick it up next Tuesday when it is officially released.
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys

1. Make Some Noise
2. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
3. OK
4. Too Many Rappers (ft. NAS)
5. Say It
6. The Bill Harper Collection
7. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (ft. Santigold)
8. Long Burn The Fire
9. Funky Donkey
10. The Larry Routine
11. Tadlock's Glasses
12. Lee Majors Come Again
13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14. Here's A Little Something For Ya
15. Crazy Ass Shit
16. The Lisa Lisa/Full Force Routine

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Coming to a theater near you...

Apparently, musicians have more to say than what is recorded in the studio. Beginning this Friday, three major acts will release documentaries to tell the story of their band. If you listen to some of the reviews, these 3 films are not to be missed.

The Foo Fighters are set to release "Back and Forth" in a limited screening tonight, followed by a 3D concert where they will play their new album, Wasting Light in its entirety. Sadly, the closest showing was in Dekalb, IL; so I'm missing it. However, for readers with the cable channel Palladia, they will premiere it this Friday. The trailer looks like it could really get into some dark material, unusual territory for a good time having band. In fact, drummer Taylor Hawkins recently said he would prefer the film not be released. In a recent interview with NME he said, "I wish we wouldn't put the fucking movie out to be honest because I'm not really comfortable with the public sort of openness... We almost broke up and I almost died and all those crazy things have happened. And that's what people want".

The Kings of Leon released a trailer today for their film, Talihina Sky, which will premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For those of you not familiar with the Followill's upbringing, their father was a Pentecostal preacher and let's just say; the boys strayed from the pack a little bit. The film includes home movies, concert footage and more than a few shots of their well-known debauchery. Watch the incredibly honest scene where their father stops just short of saying they are going to hell.

Probably the most anticipated film for me is PJ20, the Cameron Crowe directed film commemorating Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary. The band has not issued a trailer or release date, but rumors have it debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Guitarist Mike McCready uploaded a 30 second segment on to the band's Youtube channel, and that's about it. Although, bassist Jeff Ament recently mentioned that he was amazed at all the early footage in the film, adding "I don't even remember cameras being around for some scenes". As soon as I get a trailer, it'll be posted. I promise.