Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Yesterday, Julian Casablancas dropped his new solo single “Where No Eagles Fly”, an intense and violent rocker that brought to mind his early work in The Strokes. Now, he’s shared a music video for the track and, in typical Casablancas fare, it’s a wonderful collage of all things bizarre. You’ll see grainy performance footage splattered in blood, fire, and other cheap visual effects. The guy probably made this on his computer in under two hours, yet it’s likely the most entertaining thing you’ll see all day. Casablancas’ new solo album, Tyranny, arrives September 23rd via Cult Records.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," daughter Melissa said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated." "My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure last week on her vocal cords and had to be rushed from the clinic to Mount Sinai Hospital. Her daughter, Melissa immediately flew from Los Angeles to the Manhattan medical facility, where Joan reportedly had been placed in a medically induced coma. In a statement over the weekend, Melissa Rivers said, "We are keeping our fingers crossed," and thanked those who expressed their support as her mother fought for her life.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Two previously unreleased tracks by Adele have been leaked online, reportedly belonging to recording sessions for her seminal album 21.
One song is called "You'll Never See Me Again" and the other is called "Never Gonna Leave You," both of which Digital Spy UK says were made in 2010 sessions with producer Fraser T Smith. Listen to them below.
Rumors had circulated in July over Adele's next album, that it would be out this year and titled 25, but those suspicions have been denied.
"Never Gonna Leave You"
"You'll Never See Me Again"
"You'll Never See Me Again"
In February, Radiohead released PolyFauna, an audio-visual mobile app inspired by their 2011 album, The King of Limbs. Today, the app has been given a major overhaul, complete with new visuals and, most exciting, previously unreleased music.
As Rolling Stone points out, the app features new soundscapes in which Thom Yorke can be heard harmonizing alongside an atmospheric beat. You an download the app here.
The update of PolyFauna kicks off what may be a busy month for Radiohead. Previously, Jonny Greenwood said the band planned to meet up in September to begin work on their ninth studio album. In anticipation, Yorke has been tweeting mysterious images on his Twitter page, leading some fans to speculate that a more extensive release could arrive sooner than later.
Hear snippets of the new audio and see some of the images below.
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) August 7, 2014
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) August 24, 2014