Posts Tagged ‘Rock/Pop’
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.
Though David Gray has been a household name in the U.K. and Ireland since the mid-90s, he didn’t break through in the U.S. until a guy named Dave Matthews took an interest in him in early 2000. Matthews liked Gray’s album White Ladder so much that he snatched up the rights and released it in the U.S. on his brand new label ATO Records. Gray’s single “Babylon” went on to be a smash hit.
This week Gray releases his newest album Foundling to rave reviews and is set to play CBS Early Show on August 20th. Read more about Gray’s latest piece and be sure to check out the Street Date for news on the hottest releases.
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.
After listening to only a few songs off of Volume 2 from the actress-turned-musician Zooey Deschanel and indie folkie M. Ward (both of whom make music under She & Him), you’ll forget you’re listening to a movie star and will be swept away by timeless, alt-country meets indie-pop harmonies.
When we had the chance to catch up with the rising music star, we had to ask her to share her top ten favorite songs of all time. And, as an extra bonus, we have a free MP3 of “In The Sun” to give away just for you.
Last week, Sheryl Crow amazed the packed crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater with her cover of The Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back.” The song was a surprise encore after Crow played an extended, uninterrupted 50-minute set during her exclusive Live on Letterman online concert. And if you didn’t catch the show live while it happened, no need for tears–you can watch it now at your leisure!