Dave Matthews Band announces to release its latest studio album Away From the World on Sept 11, the follow-up to their 2009’s Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King. The new LP has 11 tracks and produced by Steve Lillywhite, who worked on their first their multi-platinum records Under the Table and Dreaming (1994), Crash (1996), and Before These Crowded Streets (1998).
Away From the World, released by RCA records, will be available in CD, digital and vinyl format, a super deluxe edition that includes bonus tracks, DVD, 2012 tour photo book and more. Pre-orders are available on their website.
01. Broken Things
02. Belly Belly
06. The Riff
07. Belly Full
08. If Only
10. Snow Outside
11. Drunken Soldier
The band’s first single off the new album, Mercy, along with new tracks Gaucho, Sweet, and If Only have been previously performed in their show.
Blur has announced on their website that they will be debuting two songs via live video stream performance worldwide on their Twitter channel @blurofficial at 6:15pm BST on Monday July 2.
The band, which will be streaming live from a secret UK location, will perform Under the WestWay and The Puritan, songs they haven’t performed yet in public. These are written for the upcoming sold-out concert in Hyde Park.
Damon Albarn noted: “I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people.”
After performing the first track, an interview with the group will follow then the second song will debut at 7:15pm. Both songs will be available for downloads immediately and a limited edition double A-side 7-inch single will be released on 6th August by Parlophone.
The performance will act as a warm up of sorts for the Britpop icons, who along New Order and The Specials will be topping the bill at London’s Hyde Park on August 12. They will also headline Sweden’s Way Out West festival in August.
25-year-old Yuna from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia seems to be slowly getting some attention in the western part of the globe after doing a beautifully delicate cover of Incubus’ 1999 song I Miss You from their album Make Yourself. The indie songstress was featured on Billboard’s Candid Covers on Tuesday, June 19th where she also got to perform one of her singles titled Live Your Life.
“I grew up in Malaysia, and all the kids there, they love Incubus. And I Miss You is kind of like one song everybody knows,” Yuna said, “When I listen to it, I just remember the fun times and the moments I had with my bandmates who are like a really strong support system…”
The up-and-coming singer whose real name is Yunalis Zarai, said that she up grew up listening to singer-songwriters and groups like Fiona Apple and Incubus, all of whom inspired her own songwriting. “Their songs are kind of like letters, like unsent letters, and just so simple and direct.”
Aside from already having her talents showcased on TV shows like Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly, Yuna has also already worked with fellow musicians with the likes of GRAMMY Award-winning producer Pharell Williams and also a co-sign with M.I.A.
Don’t forget to check out her self-entitled album on iTunes after watching two of her videos below.
Yuna’s acoustic cover of I Miss You by Incubus:
Noel Gallagher’s latest album High Flying Birds has a new single coming out, Everybody’s On The Run which has a video premiere that features appearance of pretty Hollywood based British actress Mischa Barton. In the video, Barton ends up running through the streets clad in her leopard print underwear.
Video director Blake West and Gallagher have collaborated on all promos produced for the latter’s double platinum album. The former Oasis founding member has previously called on actor Russell Brand to appear in his video for AKA..What a Life!
Noel Gallagher continues to do shows this summer in support for his High Flying Birds’ 15-month world tour. Included in the tour dates are festivals in UK and other countries. He will also perform at Britain’s primary festivals, UK Arena and London’s Wembley Arena.
It looks like singer-songwriter Katy Perry has got bigger dreams to fulfill as reports indicated that she’s currently in the works of launching her own record label. That’s right; after making a concert movie, the Part of Me star is now also trying to follow the footsteps of music icons like Madonna (Maverick Records), Prince (Paisley Park), and Frank Sinatra (Reprise).
“I’m preparing for it now,” the 27-year-old singer said. “And when this record label does come to fruition, I’m going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success. As people are coming to me with opportunities, I’m thinking, ‘How would I want to be treated?’”
Aside from coming up with a name of her label, there’s also no word yet as to whom or which artists Perry is planning to sign.
Check out the theatrical trailer of Katy Perry’s concert movie Part of Me below:
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck has released a new track that surfaced the internet. His new song, 10 Million BC is a post-R.E.M. track which is set to appear in his solo album with no title and release date yet.
The debut LP will most likely be the first album made by any of the members of the band since they called it quits last year after the release of Collapse Into Now, their 15th studio LP. The members of the band have disregarded the idea of reuniting in the near future with lead sing Michael Stipe saying that they’ll not play together again.
Stipe is pursuing other interests like photography and sculpture, while bassist Martin Mills has not yet given a hint whether he will release his own record.
Buck, the band’s guitarist, is working on his latest project and the song, which surfaced through Slicing Up Eyeballs, can be heard via SoundCloud.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced Monday (June 18) that they’re gearing up to unveil a host of previously unreleased singles over the next six months: 18 tracks to be exact, all of which comes from the I’m With You sessions. It will be available in both two-track digital and seven-inch vinyl format.
Each of the nine seven-inch vinyl records will feature a cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes, which, when combined together, will form one larger piece of artwork. Brookes’ work has appeared in countless group shows, art fairs, and magazines (e.g. GQ, Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay and Dazed and Confused).
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer said, “Finding songs that seem to want to join hands with others is a special task that require the right people… and the right songs! Some songs seem to have a lot more of an agenda than others. Some songs play well with others and some songs need more attention and a little extra care. Here are some songs that seemed to want to pair up and take a later train. Keep you eye on them, they’re up to something…”
I’m With You is RHCP‘s tenth album and was released in late August of 2011. It went number one in 18 countries and number two in the US upon its release.
1st Release – “Strange Man” and “Long Progression” – Aug. 14th
2nd Release – “Magpies” and “Victorian Machinery” – Sept. 11th
3rd Release – “Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” Oct. 2nd
4th Release – Titles TBD – Nov. 6th
5th Release – Titles TBD – Dec. 4th
6th Release – Titles TBD – Dec. 18th
7th Release – Titles TBD – Early 2013
8th Release – Titles TBD – Early 2013
9th Release – Titles TBD – Early 2013
Speaking of which, here’s a song from the album I’m With You entitled The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie:
Hours before Radiohead were headed to play a sold-out ticket in Toronto, the stage collapsed, injuring three people and killing one person.
Police spokesperson Tony Vella said the crew members were setting up the stage when it collapsed. “They were setting up when the top portion collapsed on top of them. Unfortunately, four people were hurt. The remainder of the people, when they heard the stage coming down, ran from the area”.
A 45-year-old man suffered a head injury while two others got minor injuries.
The person who got killed by the accident is reportedly the drum technician of the band, Scott Johnson. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway posted a statement on their website saying, “We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.”
The show has been cancelled and tickets will be refunded according to the band’s statement at their website.
For David Guetta, it seems that he’s got more than one reason to be happy and proud about. Not only did his single Titanium, featuring Sia, surpassed Darude’s Sandstorm as the longest-running title in 29 years on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart, but his album also outdid Michael Jackson’s Thriller album which completed a 36-week run
back in August of 1983.
The Dance/Club Play Songs chart ranks the week’s most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports by national sample of club DJs. Initially, it only lists 30 spots when it was launched in 1976 but was then extended to 50 by 1985.
Titanium, which debuted at the number 42 spot on December 17, 2011 was said to have been initially fueled by early DJ support before it even became an official single. Since then it percolated on the list until mid-April and even managed to climb itself up all the way to number 3 on the week of May 26.
It was only a matter of time before Kimbra finally got to release her own record album. The twenty-two year-old singer-songwriter is now starting to see years of her hard work pay off as her album entitled Vows debuts at No. 14 on the Billboard charts, which sold about 35,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Billboard recently released some videos showing the New Zealand native “exhibiting her skin-shivering voice and her penchant for crafting hooks” as she performs three of her songs over the rooftop of Mophonic Studio in New York (watch all 3 videos below).
For those of you who still aren’t quite sure as to who Kimbra is, you might recognize her as the female part in Gotye’s hit single Somebody That I Used To Know. She will be traveling across the US with American indie pop band Foster the People and then make a stop in Switzerland for the Montreaux Jazz Festival which will be held on July 14.