Allergies getting you down at the height of spring? I have the perfect cure…. New Music! Fortunately this month is diverse and you can choose from Electro pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, & Instrumental / Indie/ Alternative Rock.
I have compiled a list of some albums I am excited for and have listed genres and release dates for your browsing / shopping needs . Not music Savvy? No worries, I have made sure to list some singles and comparable artists to give you some reference points.
Click the jump for new music by: Little Boots, Joe Satriani, Vampire Weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars and of course a few words about The Great Gatsby Soundtrack!
Its time to support our local independently owned record store while also obtaining rare goodies for ourselves. Its Record Store Day!!
The music-community celebrates this day on the third Saturday of April each year since its inception in 2008. So that would make it April 20, 2013
coincidentally the other holiday the music community celebrates. Each year participating record stores have exclusive albums available from different artists.
This year the official ambassador is Jack White of the White Stripes and for some lucky shoppers a copy of Elephant is being released on a vinyl w/ black and red stripes on one side and white on the flip side. In the past other artists have released 7” vinyls usually capping out at 1000 copies.
It is a great way to create business for these places that bring fans together and help us discover new music. Visit the official website for more info and to find a participating store in your area.
“Damn the man! Save the Empire!”
April is here and that means a new round of albums! I have these listed by date of release for your browsing and shopping ease. Spring is all about renewal and the bands this month are all embracing that sentiment.
Paramore has shed some layers and is back with a more mature sound. Fall Out Boy is back with a renewed vigor and some high notes. Kid Cudi is trying to find his own Chronic sound.
I have included some titles of their past hits for those of you unfamiliar with these bands. Spring into the season with some new musical discoveries.
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Overall, the album is easy to listen to. Justin has this smooth voice that can transport you to the crooners of yesteryear and yet he has these beats that keep you grounded to the here and now. Suit and Tie is easily one of the best singles on the radio right now. His second single, Mirrors, is also breaking up the monotony of back to back Rihanna songs on every station.
Justin has this sound that is different than what most artist are doing in Pop music right now, but his core song inspirations have remained true to the persona he has created for himself though his solo career. Each song is meant to woo this beautiful young thing that has the potential to be his one true love. Each song pounds this message into your head and I am sure that it will be a hit, but perhaps I expect more. Read More…
“In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. “
This documentary chronicles how a studio changed music history forever. Beatles mania lead to the creation of Sound City, their Neve board lead to Fleetwood Mac and on and on. So many bands were born there and it shows how much Sound City meant to these artists. Dave Grohl had his pick of participants for this documentary and created a soundtrack to commemorate its influence in rock n’ roll history.
I highly recommend this for music fans and pop culture enthusiasts. Maybe you history buffs would enjoy it as well. Audibly amazing and equally stunning visually. Dave Grohl’s enthusiasm for this project really shaped this documentary into something rare. You begin to care for this delapitated building just because of the influence it has had on so many people. Grohl’s featured guests are all top notch and watching them perform together in Studio 606 is a once in a lifetime moment captured on film.
This is a must watch.
Justin Timberlake apparently just let his creative flag fly while in the studio because there were too many songs for just the one album. Rumor has it, he is splitting the tracks in half and having 20/20 volume two ready to drop in November of this year. Hmmm…. right in time for my birthday.
Jimmy Fallon broke the news on his music forum page after spending a week with Justin, Questlove and the roots. (Have you guys watched the barbershop quartet version of Sexyback? Its great.) Justin is trying to break out of the usual path of pandering to 18 year olds. He wants to make music that will appeal to the more mature generation as well as the ‘after 86 sect’. He told Jimmy,
“why do we put all of our power in the hands of 18 year olds….i wanted to make a joint that 40 year olds would love too. and by the time the video came out all the 86 after sect were aboard again.”
Part one of 20/20 is available tomorrow, so head to your local independently owned record store to purchase your copy, or scrounge up those iTunes gift cards!
The man with a plan this week is, hands down, Dave Grohl. His documentary ‘Sound City’ was released this week along with the amazing soundtrack. I have been playing the bonus features like crazy to try and wrap my mind around the massive-ness that was SOUND CITY. Do you know who recorded there? That is a question for another post, but a hint will come from a performance by the Sound City Players that are performing at this year’s SXSW.
This year Dave Grohl is the keynote speaker. For all of us that have watched a Dave Grohl performance (TV or Live), you know he is a well spoken and outgoing presence. I would have just attributed these qualities to years of performing, but he humbly credits his folks, saying:
“My father wrote speeches for politicians in Washington and worked on Capitol Hill for 20 years. My mother is a forensics coach. She’s a public-speaking coach, so she teaches debate and she’s a brilliant woman … So one of the things I know to do is not to read a speech.”
His confidence in this year’s speech stays on the right side of modest, as he admits that Bruce Springstein’s speech last year is going to be a hard act to follow. He jokingly remarked,“That was like the Gettysburg Address. He laid it down.”
The speech is taking place in Austin 12pm EST, and for those of us unable to attend it is being streamed live. Since this is a live post, I will be updating once a video of the full speech is available. Stay Tuned.
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I was reading some of the previous Cheap Date articles and realized that there was something missing. MUSIC! I have hand picked a few albums set to be released next month and made sure to include some of their hits to remind you why you love these bands, or perhaps turn you on to some new music. Enjoy the list after the Jump! Read More…
Alright, I may be stealing some of Natalia’s thunder with this post but there is something for me as well.
After a five-year break, Justin Timberlake is making more music and set to release his next album, The 20/20 Experience, next month. Released today for people to swoon over is the music video for the first single “Suit and Tie.” Not only does this mark Timberlake’s return to music with a great song, it also features the return of David Fincher (The Social Network, Se7en) to directing music videos.
Make your way past the jump to watch the video.