You may not know much about Lucy Schwartz just yet, but once the new Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie soundtrack is released this week, her name will be much more familiar. She sings a duet on the album with Aqualung entitled “Cold.”
A little more than a month after hearing that her song would be featured on the soundtrack, Lucy Schwartz released her a new EP of her own, Keep Me. Busy times for this budding young talent.
Curious what we listen to at home? Some of the free MP3s we’ve downloaded ourselves and have in heavy rotation? Each day this week, the members of the MP3.com staff are sharing some of our favorite tracks from the site.
First it made its home at places like Studio 54, and then — thanks to synthesizers — it had the entire ’80s decade to call home. In the’90s, it spent most of its time at raves and now in the ’00s, electronic music might as well be considered pop. There are a lot of artists who’ve had a hand in that (from David Bowie, Radiohead to Madonna and Britney Spears) so we thank them for taking a chance on our beloved beats.
Tracing the beginnings of the grunge scene, which inadvertently turned into a national movement, is like trying to find the Space Needle in a haystack. That is to say, it isn’t hard to locate the root of all things grunge: the state of Washington.
In this week’s MP3.com Spotlight we continue ore celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind by highlighting the five essentials of grunge wear. Can you guess which five? Plus we have a free MP3 from Seattle’s Kill Rock Stars band The Makers.
Indie-pop band Boy + Kite cite musical influences like The Pixies and Nirvana. When we asked them to give us their top favorite Nirvana songs, they said “Rape Me and “Something In The Way.” Find out what this sweet duo from Austin, Texas said about the songs, plus a free MP3 from the band.
The instrumental band Pelican may not be a household name, but they do leave in impression. The Chicago group weaves sonic tapestries in the post-metal fashion, but shows little patience for the genre’s largely ponderous rhythms. Pelican‘s drums are rambling and lively, which changes the very meaning of the songs.
The same applies when listening to the drum beats of Dave Grohl when he was with Nirvana. In this week’s MP3.com Spotlight we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind by gathering playlists from bands heavily inspired by the legendary group.
Yesterday we featured The Melvins, and today we feature the favorite Nirvana songs from Larry Herweg, drummer of Pelican–who also has an interesting story to share about Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Revisiting an album like Nirvana’s classic Nevermind (or any favorite album for that matter) is like spending time with an old pal again. Everything about it reminds you of why you liked it in the first place. In this week’s spotlight, we asked Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, whose sludgy sounds heavily influenced the music of Nirvana, to give us his of favorite songs from the legendary group.
Check out his list, and then grab a free download of a Melvins song!