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Honor Roll member/producer Trackademicks hooks up with Phonte of Little Brother/Foreign Exchange fame as they split mic duties on “Fool on the Hill,” the first single from his debut album, State of the Arts.
If you sang on a Grammy nominated duet that reached number two in the country charts and was written by Shel Silverstein when you were only 6 years-old, the next 20 to 30 years of your life could be pretty anticlimactic. In fact, simply avoiding a life of disaster is an accomplishment in itself. (To my knowledge, Bobby Bare Jr. has never knocked over a 7-11, shaved his head and fought a car with an umbrella, or twitpic’d a topless cell phone picture of himself).
In celebration of the release of Maroon 5‘s third studio album, you can download their funky new single “Misery” for free! Produced by hit-maker Rober John Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), Hands All Over gives Maroonheads (is that what you call them?) what they want. Which is a polished concoction of dance and rock, somewhere between Jamiroquai and Phoenix.
Sam Prekop and his Sea and Cake are usually known as the “normal guys” on Thrill Jockey Records. That was before Prekop’s 2010 solo experimental album, Old Punch Card. We miss his whispering vocals, but delighted to see him fit right in with his underground Chicago friends, such as Oval.
As Brooklyn natives sometimes do, Lia Ices‘ straddles that fine line between hipster and hippie. “Grown Unknown” has organic instrumentation, yet rises above being just “folk” and leads us to that mysterious place that similar artists My Brightest Diamond and School of Seven Bells bring us to.
Forget about collaborating with Kanye West, it’s all about scoring an appearance with They Might Be Giants or Yo Gabba Gabba! (looking at you, Weezer). With artists finding alternative ways to survive, some turn to advertising, while others become the Late Night house band (looking at you, The Roots). Another lucrative avenue is writing children’s music and TMBG are the kings among kids. Here’s their educational jingle about the elements.
North of Philly in Doylestown, Circa Survive took the Walden approach and isolated themselves in what they call “The Creek House” to write, record and get their act together. It paid off. Now signed to Atlantic, they’re on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. for a string of dates this fall.
After years of playing musical chairs with his band members, Billy Corgan might as well be known as “The Smashing Pumpkin” (singular). While he goes his own way, his unwavering series of web-only singles continues with “Spangled,” which is heavier on harpsichord than it is on guitar. Thanks to Corgan and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund you can listen and download this wonderful song for free.
You hear a lot about New Orleans these days, but not so much about its hip-hop scene. With an MF Doom aesthetic, Trademark Da Skydiver gives the south some cred for something more soulful than Lil Jon and “crunk.” The jazzy beats of “Dead Fool” stand out from Issue #2 of The Super Villain Series.