Seeing the latest Weezer band photo is almost as surprising as hearing their new single. So, now that you’ve seen the goofy image above, take a listen to “Memories” below. This distortion-heavy track is off their upcoming album Hurley (from Lost?), which drops on September 14th (pre-order here). This date is notable since it’s less than a year from their previous effort, Raditude.
FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: In 2008, Radiohead‘s name-your-price concept for their album In Rainbows raised the bar for Internet marketing. The music itself fits into the post-Amnesiac era where electronics are essential, yet the band’s rock roots aren’t forgotten. Their “create you own Nude remix” website opened the flood gates for inspiring artists–Holy F**k‘s version stood above the rest.
You wouldn’t normally pin a drag queen who models himself after “Blue Velvet-era Isabella Rossellini” as one of the most sought-after rock vocalists. However, Antony Hegarty draws concert hall-size crowds and has collaborated with notable artists such as Lou Reed and Bjork. Download his most recent masterpiece “Thank You For Your Love” for the price of an email (it’s free).
Compared to their debut album, Some Are Lakes, Land of Talk‘s latest single off their sophomore LP, Cloak and Cipher, reveals a sensitive side without compromising their post-punk ways. Elizabeth Powell (vocals/guitar) has sweetest voice in indie-rock, yet never comes across as sappy. Download “Quarry Hymns” below, then go to Saddle Creek Records to download “Swift Coin” as well.
The term “alternative” is not reserved for music. New school comedians (i.e. David Cross and Eugene Mirman) are admired like rock stars, and are even signed to the same record label that Nirvana and The Shins are on (Sub Pop). Cue this funny track up right in the middle of your latest, college-approved playlist.