Sia, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Rock, & More: New Tracks for This Week

For this week, we’re featuring five of the latest music tracks and videos to come out. Let us know what you think of this lineup, and if you wish to see new tracks of your favorite artists and newcomers featured on our pages!
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A$AP Rocky Premieres Official Video For ‘Wild For The Night’

Rapper/music director ASAP Rocky just released the official music video for his newest single entitled Wild For The Night. The video was shot in the Dominican Republic and shows the 24-year-old rapper regulatin’ on rooftops and in narrow streets of a poverty-stricken local town on a scooter together with electronic/dubstep DJ Skrillex and DJ crew Birdy Nam Nam.

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The Harlem MC and his crew spent their island getaway mobbing with the locals, getting acquainted with the some of the country’s popular women, and starting an underground hip-hop/electronic dance party.

Wild For The Night is A$AP’s latest single coming off of his major label debut, LongLiveASAP, which was launched in January and is available for purchase on iTunes.

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A$AP Rocky is currently performing in Rihanna’s North American Diamonds World Tour.

Watch the video below:

Blur to Debut Two Songs Streaming Live Via Twitter

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.

Noel Gallagher Releases ‘Everybody’s On The Run’ Video

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.

Check out Noel Gallagher’s website for upcoming shows.

Peter Buck Releases Post-R.E.M. Song “10 Million BC”

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 To Reveal 18 Unreleased Singles

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:

David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ Is Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

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.

Listen to Guetta’s Titanium featuring Sia:

Kimbra’s Live Studio Session Video

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.

Beck’s Latest Single ‘I Justed Started Hating Some People Today’ Released And Available Online

I Justed Started Hating Some People Today, that is the title of Beck’s latest single which was just released a few days ago and is now also available online (and also soon on iTunes). The track is produced under Jack White’s Third Man Records label and was released along with B-Side saddy Blue Randy. It features Jack White contributing drums, acoustic guitar, plus punk and background vocals!

The two tracks were actually recorded last year at White’s Nashville studio when Beck was recording his follow-up to 2008′s Modern Guilt in Tennessee. The singer-songwriter has yet to release any details about the aforementioned follow-up aside from the postings coming from Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bassist) about the album. Check out the video below and listen to the track:

Other news on Beck is about his collaboration with rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), which is also definitely worth checking out and listening to as Beck goes into his typical bonkers wordplay mode whilst rapping with Gambino in a bro-down of dorks dorking-out.