By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 16th February 2011 at 10:00 am
It’s been many moons since Peter Bjorn and John‘s fifth album, ‘Living Thing’. They’ll be releasing their sixth, ‘Gimme Some’, in March on StarTime International. But before that, they want to whet your appetite with this teaser track, ‘Breaker Breaker’. While PB&J are best known for their dance tunes (‘Young Folks’, ‘It Don’t Move Me’), this one shows them going to a more classic, rock ‘n’ roll direction. Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments.
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 15th February 2011 at 10:00 am
Last Thursday I was *this* close to seeing Pendulum in my hometown, opening for Linkin Park in DC. (Well, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park couldn’t sing and the whole ‘do was cancelled. Disappointed doesn’t even begin to describe it.) However, the below remix by Dutch DJ Chuckie makes me feel a little better. It’s a retool of my favourite track from ‘Immersion’, ‘Witchcraft’. The lyrics take a backseat in this one – what do you think, is it effective? Listen to and download it below.
By Mary Chang on Monday, 14th February 2011 at 10:00 am
Legendary Canadian alt-rock country and folk band Cowboy Junkies released a new album of covers, ‘Demons’, last month in America. It’s a tribute to the band’s late, dear friend Vic Chesnutt, who tragically ended his life on Christmas Day 2009. But out of tragedy comes some of the most beautiful music. The Cowboy Junkies are offering up their version of ‘Flirted With You All My Life’, a song about love and regret. We all make choices in this life. Maybe today you’ll be making an important one or two in your own?
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 10th February 2011 at 10:00 am
To celebrate this week’s release of their fourth studio album, ‘Zonoscope’, Cut Copy wants everyone to have this remix of ‘Take Me Over’ by Brooklyn’s Midnight Magic. It’s a disco take of the Australian band’s more overtly poppy original, and definitely worth a listen and download. It’s time to get down and get funky!
You’re probably wondering what Jon been up to, and here’s something new for you to sink your teeth into. Called ‘Rhythm Doesn’t Make You A Dancer’, it’s a taster to the album he just finished recording (yet to be titled) and being given away as a celebration that his work on the new recording is complete. I like to think it’s a good-natured knock to Snap!’s 1992 hit ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’. Seriously. Watch the video and be prepared to laugh. (Unless of course you take line dancing seriously.)