You can now listen to “Blue Moon”, the first song to be taken from Beck‘s forthcoming album “Morning Phase”, which is set for release on February 24. Speaking about the album previously, Beck told Rolling Stone: “I’m just fumbling around with chords and a mood. The songs are coming out of a California tradition. I’m hearing The Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Gram Parsons, Neil Young – the bigger idea of what that sound is to me.” He added: “There’s this feeling of tumult and uncertainty, getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it. These songs were about coming out of that – how things do get better.” ‘Morning Phase’ is Beck’s first album in six years, coming after ‘Modern Guilt’ in 2008. Pre-order “Morning Phase” on iTunes.
We’ve recently discovered Khruangbin on Bonobo’s LateNightTales compilation. The boston based musician released his EP “เครื่องบิน”(means airplane) in 2011 on Debut Records. You can still stream the tracks below and purchase on iTunes,
The Hello, Again performance started with an idea – Beck would reimagine David Bowie’s classic, “Sound and Vision.” But it became more than another cover. It became an experience that presented a fresh take on the possibilities of the once familiar, for both the audience and the performers.
In collaboration with Beck and a “band” of more than 160 diverse musicians, Director Chris Milk created a concert experience that was fully immersive for both the audience and the performers. By capturing the concert with 360-degree cameras and binaural microphones, online viewers will have the opportunity to experience the show from any and every seat in the house. Visit the 360° Experience at www.hello-again.com.
Beck also recently dropped a new song called “Defriended” stream it here. According to rumours he is working on two new albums – a previously announced acoustic album, plus another album that the source describes as the proper follow-up to Modern Guilt.
Dans Dans are Bert Dockx on guitar, Fred Lyenn on bass and Steven Cassiers on drums. Their sound combines garage jazz, psychedelic blues and rock. Their second album “I/II” will be available from april 22th via Unday Records. We’ve the entire album-stream and a video of their Tom Waits reinterpretation “Yesterday is here” below. Pre-order now on iTunes.
Today ZZ Ward‘s full-length album debut “Til the Casket Drops” has dropped, and you can now listen to “Lil Darlin” recorded with Chicago soul outfit the O’My’s. Be sure to check out her website for more songs. Order the album on iTunes.
21 years old Willy Moon, producer, singer from New Zealand now released his third single “Yeah Yeah” via iTunes. Check out “I Wanna Be Your Man” and “Railroad Track”. His music sounds like rock’n roll and you can hear the influences of Cab Calloway and the Ramones.
Dr. John‘s new album “Locked Down” was released April 3rd. The album, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, is an entirely new approach for Dr. John, featuring as it does his collaboration with Auerbach and a band of young musicians Dan Auerbach hand-picked to make the album at his Nashville studio. Stream the first single “Revolution” below. Get the record via Nonesuch.
The Monophonics are Ubiquity Records newest signing. Their new album “In Your Brain” sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk. Paying homage to innovators of psychedelic soul such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton. The 6 piece outfit displays their ability to put a moody stamp on each composition whether its an original or cover. Touching on everything from cinematic soul, heavy funk, ’60s rock and spaghetti western laced. Pre-Order here and stream the first leak “Bang Bang” below.