As previously reported, El-P's gearing up to release a new album, Cancer for Cure, on Fat Possum. Now, El has remixed first single "drones over BKLYN" as "Rush Over Bklyn", mixing in a sample from Rush's "Tom Sawyer". "Rush Over Bklyn" is the first official sample-based single release through Legitmix, a platform that allows producers and DJs to legally sample music from other sources without going through a sample-clearing process. (We previously posted about a mix Diplo did through the service.) Proceeds from sales of "Rush Over Bklyn" will benefit a fund for DJ/producer Mr. Dibbs, who is suffering from liver disease.more
This Sunday (10/16) you will be able to buy Yuck's Deluxe version of their album from Amazon.com for only $3.99. The deal is only around for one day so don't trip and miss out on this. The deluxe version includes 6 b-sides from their amazing debut album. Click here to buy for $3.99 on Sunday
Lissie will release a new EP Covered Up With Flowers on November 8th, 2011 via Fat Possum. The EP is a collection of five cover songs, featuring her fan-favorite versions of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit Of Happiness”, and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” – live videos of which have garnered more than five million combined views on YouTube. Highlighting both her artistic versatility and the range of her extraordinary, sun-and-whiskey-soaked voice, Covered Up With Flowers also includes two new covers: Lissie’s soulful, rootsy take on Joe South’s “Games People Play” and a haunting version of Nick Cave’s “The Ship Song”.
The EP will be available exclusively on iTunes a week prior to release, beginning November 1st.more
Musical influence is cyclical and recurrent. During a time of wistful looks back at the rapidly retreating decade of '90s rock, it's just as prudent to look expectantly to the gangs of new talent ready to inherit a legacy.
Yuck's knockout self-titled debut, released in February, didn't pack quite enough punch for the young British players, so they've repackaged the album with six new songs for a "deluxe" edition due out Oct. 11. The bonus tracks are hardly filler, with each more than holding its own, and "Soothe Me" stands as one of the more interesting examples. Leader Daniel Blumberg explores the polarities of his vocal range, with a deeper drawl only heard on the original album in "Suicide Policeman" or "Sunday." Blumberg's tone is gravelly, casual and uncharacteristically listless, but he quickly alternates it with a plaintive high-register cry: "Soothe me / Don't use me / I'm not your oxygen." The contrast is affecting.
Thoughthe comparison isn't made often, R.E.M.'s recent dissolution makes Yuck seem all the more valuable. Filling the void with a distinct mix of volume, sensitivity and precocious naiveté, Yuck is there to remind listeners of a time when distorted guitars and unsullied sincerity were