Friday, September 28, 2007

Definitive Dylan

I love Dylan. I think everyone who loves music does.

A definitive Bob Dylan collection will be released next Tuesday, October 2nd. And when I say definitive, I mean definitive. 3 discs, packed full of the best Dylan has ever produced.

Chronicling four decades of Dylan's groundbreaking studio recordings, as well as his enduring influence on popular music and culture, DYLAN provides an expansive overview of the artist's musical evolution for long-time devotees while offering an ideal introduction to Dylan's music for new fans.

But the best thing about Dylan is this e-card. Type your message and have Dylan display it in the iconic video for Subterranean Homesick Blues. Just try it, brilliant.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Free Athelete mp3s

There's a new FREE mp3 available from Athlete via AOL Spinner, check it out:

NEW MP3 - "Airport Disco":

Also, we now have the mp3 for "In Between 2 States" hosted (finally!).

MP3: "In Between 2 States":

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

remember them? First album was huge and they were everywhere, that slightly annoying but very catchy south london accent and nice white-boy tunes? then they had a disspointing second album and everybody forgot about them and moved onto the artic monkeys? well they're back. New album is called Beyond The Neighbourhood and is out on Astralwerks on September 25, 2007.

Check out an audiostream of:

AUDIO: "Hurricane"

and download an MP3: "In Between 2 States"

The Neighourhood is the band's third album and will be released on September 25, 2007.
The quartet (Joel Pott, Carey Willetts, Tim Wanstall, and Stephen Roberts) started recording Beyond The Neighourhood in the summer of 2006 in their brand new studio in South London after a whirlwind year and half that included months of worldwide touring for their own sold-out US headlining tours, support slots for U2 in the UK and Europe and Snow Patrol in the US, a stellar performance of their modern rock buzz single "Half Light" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and was capped off by winning the UK's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award for "Best Contemporary Song" for their track "Wires".

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

KT Tunstall To Release "Drastic Fantastic" on September 18th

VIDEO: "Hold On"
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Grammy® nominee KT TUNSTALL became one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in the world in one giant step, with the amazing two-year global journey of her multi-million selling debut album, Eye To the Telescope. On September 18, 2007, Virgin Records will release Tunstall's second album, 'DRASTIC FANTASTIC'. For 'DRASTIC FANTASTIC' KT again tapped Telescope producer Steve Osbourne (U2, New Order, Happy Mondays). The album was mixed by Michael H. Brauer (Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, My Morning Jacket). Tunstall recently told a British interviewer that her acquisition of two "very sexy" guitars had inspired her to crank them for the new album, providing a clue to the sound of her new work.

The release of 'DRASTIC FANTASTIC' follows one of the truly extraordinary artist development stories of recent years. In a classic showbiz story, she subbed for an absent rapper on Jools Holland's television show in her native U.K., and her entirely self-accompanied performance of "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" - which she had chosen simply because it was her most recently-written tune -- created fierce anticipation around the album, which eventually became a quintuple platinum smash in the British market. Tunstall won the 2006 Brit award for Best British Female Solo Artist, and "Suddenly I See" won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, while "Black Horse" was honored as Q Magazine's best track of the year.

Check out the video, see what you think.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

CD Review - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter


The world needs more Josh Ritters; those songwriters with a natural gift of poetry and an ability to speak out about important things like Iraq as he demonstrated on last years 'The Animal Years€™'.

It'€™s a little disappointing then that with '€˜Historical Conquests'€™ Josh has abandoned his earnest, intricate watchmaker approach to songwriter in favour of 'shooting the watch to pieces'€™. The 14 new songs are raucous, varied, sing-a-long and fun. It opens with Joan of Arc and Calamity Jane trapped inside Jonah'€™s whale, ladies underwear and the temptation of Adam. It picks up where 'Wolves' left off on 'The Animal Years'€™, upbeat and vintage. It feels like the end of the summer vacation, a last hurrah before the real work begins.

Download: Right Moves, Mind's Eye, Open Door
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Josh Rouse, Ray Lamontagne

Rating: 3.5/5

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