26 June 2008

New Rollingstone Cover

Rollingstone editor and true OG Jann Werner sat down with Obama after he became the presumptive Democratic nominee to talk about the future of his campaign.

MGMT- Electric Feel

MGMT - Electric Feel (New)
by wonderful-life1989

07 June 2008

New Music- Holyfield, Luke Top & Nightmare of You

New music for ya! Spent last night helping my friend at Capitol look for some concerts to go to this summer and bands/artists under the radar to you, boost the internship cred ya hearrrd. So lets get to it!
Holyfield- Seattle, WA
Holyfield really caught me by surprise last night. Realtivley low myspace plays for such an amazing debut album. A mix of piano-power-pop (a la Cartel) with great digital polishing (Hellogoodbye) to make a bright sunny summer record.
Don't be surprised if you see these guys take a Boys Like Girls sky-rocket to the top in the late summer if they get signed. For now, you can buy there stuff on iTunes (don't bother looking for it online or in stores) and I'll give you a live performance of their best song that examplifies their style, "Act Faded" live.

Luke Top- Silver Lake, CA

Luke Top is a singer/songwriter for quite some time. Migrating from the Bay Area and before that, Israel. His new found Silver Lake (indie band haven of Hollyhood) is a perfect fit for his unique sound with multiple contributors (including ex-We Are Scientists drummer Michael Tapper). His new album is in the works so check out the myspace here.

Nightmare of You- NYC, NY

NoY have been together since 2005, and I recently heard them over on good ol' Jonsey's Jukebox on Indie 103.1. What can I say about them? Well, they are made up of ex NYC bands (Brandnew, Glassjaw, etc.) and have a very unique singer/lyricist in Brandon Reily. Amazing voice and interesting lyrics with great melody. They remind me a lot of Vedera with a little Talking Heads and Supergrass influence put into them. Check out "I Was Never a Normal Boy" over on their myspace here.

06 June 2008

Coldplay leakes/streams online today!

Coldplay's new album Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends leaked online yesterday afternoon on file-sharing sites around the globe. So naturally, the next step to take (which seems to be one that is happening to curb people from downloading) is to stream the album for free online.

While most bands turn to MTV's The Leak, Coldplay's new album is on this site, IHeartMusic, an album review will be up at the end of the weekend. I have already heard the opening instrumental "Life in Technicolor", "Lost!", "42", "Viva La Vida" and "Violet Hill" (the first three from an unnamed at Capitol Records), so it will be interesting to see how the rest of the album blends in to what I have heard.

So far, a lot less open synth-scapes fuel the background, a lot more closed in, much like Death Cab for Cutie's great new album Narrow Stairs.

The State of Women's Basketball

So the headline might want to make you scroll down, but wait! It's a very interesting article by Mark Schwarz about (really) the state of women's professional. Good-ol' mid-west bred (and semi-hot) Becky Hammon has decided to play for the Russian Olympic team.

Why? Well, for one, women get paid much more overseas to play than they do here, and are treated very well. Cars, houses, food, etc. are paid for as well as your salary.
When Hammon was left off the initial 30-invitees for the US Team (later asked to try out, but with little chance of making it), even though she was runner-up in WNBA-MVP voting last year (does that mean anything?), she decided to use her Russian passport to play.
Its an interesting story that involves money (lots of it) and representing your country, or lack thereof.
You be the judge on her story...