Slim Shady sits at the head of this week’s new release table.
New music from our friends to the North.
Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam, PEARL JAM!!!! The last time Pearl Jam had a new album out was 2009′s Backspacer which, for me at least, was kind of a blip on the radar of magnificent Pearl Jam releases. Since then, there have been the inevitable side projects and relentless touring as well as a certain drummer of the band reuniting with some other Seattle band for an album and subsequent tour (Soundgarden). But I digress. PJ is now back with Lightning [...]
The most unlikely demolition crew EVER.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The most anticipated album of 2013 has dropped and it ain’t who you thought it was cuz that guy released his album last Monday . That’s right, I’m talking about Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus. It’s Bangerz baby! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, Ms. Cyrus has been making waves. She’s been criticized for her raunchy videos and a controversial VMA appearance but now she gets to prove whether it was [...]
When Fall Out Boy ended a four-year hiatus this spring with the release of fifth album Save Rock and Roll , audiences and critics were clearly happy to hear their unique blend of verbose, baroque pop-punk on the airwaves again. (Lead single “ My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) ” hit No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 – rarified air for a rock band in the 2010s.) If you’d told fans they’d follow up Save Rock and Roll with a taut, grimy EP of punk tunes, it might’ve been hard to believe. [...]
It’s New Release Tuesday! No, it’s Monday. Why is there a New Release Report out on a Monday?!?! JT has an album out and he deemed Monday was the day it was going to be released? Oh, okay. That makes sense then. So yeah, here we are on a Monday talking about some new releases because Justin Timberlake has that kind of power and, frankly, who are we to argue? The second half of The 20/20 Experience hits today (Appropriately [...]
Hiatus be damned! We are back, baby! In week two of WWFC we’re checking out the premiere of Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and letting you know if the comic giants first foray into network television demands a return visit. First, the bad: -The score is over”Bear”ing (Yep, I went there). I know this shouldn’t be an issue but as a film music nerd (and major) it’s really in your face during the pilot. Bear Mccreary (Eureka, BS:G, The Walking Dead) [...]
17 years is a mighty long time between albums, yet that’s precisely how long it’s been since Mazzy Star’s previous release, 1996′s Among My Swan. In 2011, murmurings of new Mazzy Star material began to reverberate through the Internet, culminating in the release of a single by year’s end. The “Common Burn”/”Lay Myself Down” single was our first taste of a reported new album, initially slated for 2012. The album’s proposed release date met a number of setbacks, until finally, [...]
Did anyone in KOL’s camp (management, publicity) or at the label A&R do any actual quality control when the band presented their latest album for public consumption? It’s been well documented the band was on the skids when they halted their last tour and that band frontman Caleb Followhill had some serious issues dealing with the pressures of being the hottest act in rock n roll. Followhill was recently quoted in referencing 2010′s Come Around Sundown as saying ‘I checked out [...]