"So many great songs! #icantwait"
Last week we learned from Madonna herself that she has begun work on her next album with DJ/producer Avicii and today Maddy gives us an inside look at her recording sessions with her fave new Viking. Madonna posted a pair of photos on her official Instagram profile that give a taste of what her week long writing/recording session is like. According to Madonna, she has already come up with “so many great songs” … which is very exciting. Click below to see the photos and read what she has to say about week one of work on her next album. More »
Posted under: Avicii, Madonna
YES, NEW MUSIC!!!
Last week we learned that Crosley will be releasing a fun portable Peanuts-themed turntable on Record Store Day this year (April 19) and today we learn that two of the most influential bands of the 1990′s will be releasing new music on RSD 2014. Veruca Salt, who have reunited and have been working on the release of a new album, will release a special 10″ vinyl single for their monster hit song Seether that will include TWO NEW SONGS as b-sides. Additionally, Garbage will release a 10″ single of their own that will feature guest vocals from Shirley Manson‘s BFF Brody Dalle. PEOPLE, this is IMPORTANT NEWS. New music from Veruca Salt and Garbage in just about a month’s time. More »
YES, VERUCA SALT REHEARSAL VIDEO !!!!!!!
Last June we learned officially that the original members of Veruca Salt have reunited and began work on a new collection of songs for a new album. Today, we get to hear a TINY bit of new Veruca Salt music, courtesy of music producer Brad Wood. Wood uploaded a short video to his official Instagram profile that appears to feature the members of Veruca Salt rehearsing in their studio. You can’t really make out any lyrics but you can definitely hear that distinctive Veruca Salt rock music sound. Click below and have a listen. More »
Posted under: Brad Wood, Veruca Salt
Last month we learned that Lily Allen had named her upcoming new album Sheezus and today we get to see the cover art for the release. Inspired by Kanye West‘s album Yeezus, Lily is showing that she can hang with the big boys … or something like that. Sheezus is set for a May 5 release and in addition to getting our first look at the album artwork, we also get to check out the album tracklisting. Click below and take it in … corgis and all. More »
"Everyone will be computerized"
A previously unreleased (possible demo) Daft Punk song titled Computerized has leaked its way to the Internets and as you can hear below, it features Jay Z on guest vocals. It’s unknown when the song was recorded nor is the song’s production credit known but it is rumored that Kanye West may have had a hand in the song’s creation. The song sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on the Daft Punk soundtrack for the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy but because the song’s recording history is unknown, we can’t be sure what the song was originally intended for. Click below to have a listen to Computerized and hear what Jay Z sounds like when he raps over a Daft Punk track. More »
"People call me rude / I wish we were all nude"
Earlier this month we got to see video of Bruce Springsteen performing his cover of Lorde‘s Grammy Award winning song Royals and today we get to hear another inventive cover by another inventive band. Arcade Fire, who were themselves Grammy Award darlings a couple of years ago, performed a cover of the Prince song Controversy and as you can hear below, the delivered a most excellent tribute to his Purple Highness. During their recent concert stop in Minneapolis, MN (hometown of Prince), Arcade Fire busted out their version of Controversy during the show’s encore. Click below to have a listen and see if you think Prince would be proud of this tribute to his 1981 song. More »
"Great working with the Good Charlotte boys today !!"
The guys in One Direction are already hard at work on their next album and this time around, they are working with some new folks … like Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte as well as members of the Irish band Kodaline. News of these collabs comes from various posts on social media that reveal the guys working together in the studio. Liam Payne posed for a photo with the Madden brothers on Joel Madden‘s official Instagram profile and the official Kodaline Twitter account shared information about working with Harry Styles. It really sounds like 1D is going for an interesting new sound on their upcoming 4th album. More »
Right Here, Right Now
We are one week away from the worldwide release of Kylie Minogue‘s new album Kiss Me Once but today — right here, right now on Pink is the new Blog — you can stream IN FULL Kylie‘s new album. All 11 songs of Kiss Me Once are available below, courtesy of Ms. Minogue, and as you can hear for yourselves, it’s an ambitious pop effort. As you may know, this album is Kylie‘s first since joining Jay Z‘s Roc Nation management team and it features songs written/produced by folks like Pharrell, Stargate and Sia — who also executively produced Kiss Me Once with Kylie herself. Click below and have a listen. I know I’ll be listening to this album stream for the next week as I count down the days to album release day. Please enjoy. More »
'The Youngblood Chronicles' Continue
Fall Out Boy is releasing a music video for each of the 11 songs featured on their album Save Rock And Roll. When taken in sum, the 11 videos will make up the larger narrative of something the band is calling The Youngblood Chronicles. FOB have just released the 9th video of the series for their song Rat A Tat. As you can see in the embed above, Courtney Love stars in the video as a totalitarian dictator bent on the destruction of the forces of Fall Out Boy … or something like that. Honestly, I like seeing this side of C. Love. The woman has really settled down in the past year or so … dare I say she’s now relatively normal? With a new web series online now, a memoir reportedly on the way and now guest appearances like this, Courtney Love seems to have finally gotten her house in order. I’m not crazy about this FOB song but I really dig the video. Do you?
Back in January I blogged about the 20th anniversary release of Tori Amos‘s second album Under The Pink, commenting on how important that album is to me. Today, I’m blogging about the 20th anniversary release of Nine Inch Nails‘s second album The Downward Spiral — the single most important album in my life. I know it sounds hyperbolic to say that an album can change a person’s life but in this case, it’s true. I’ve been a lifelong music fan, happily relishing in the songs that touch my soul or simply make me happy. I could list any number of albums that have had a great impact on my life in various ways but no album has truly affected the person that I am as much as The Downward Spiral has. 20 years ago today, I walked into my local record store and I paid about $9.99 for the album that would change my life forever, in ways I couldn’t even imagine. More »