Watch the British supermodel in front of the camera in George Michael’s new single “White Light”.
Rewind to 1990 when George Michael invited Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington andTatjana Patitz to feature in his single Freedom!’90. Today, twelve years later his latest music video “White light”, available August 12, brings back the spotlight on an iconic 1990s supermodel. A sultry Kate Moss sways seductively in front of the camera for the first single of his album due this October.
Really good song from the new album “Little broken hearts”
Nestled between majestic mountains and the desert of Indio, California, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival is an event which gathers more than 300 thousand people listening to music. Beyond the musical chords, the festival turns to an artistic sidewith a number of times the space in continual communion with nature. The sculptures are made from recycled materials as a creative project sustainability. With this premise, a kite made of balloons floating sculpture forming a catenary-Balloon-Chain, structuresbamboo spikes that emerge from each other, prisms stacked in a pyramid shape,undulating spiers, arches fluorescent; installations made with trash cans ; cubesilluminated from lasers and dry ice, and inner tubes to generate ‘roots’ that arise from the floor. This is a complex and recycling facilities that coexist between ephemeral endemiccontext, both geographically and sensory.
By Fernando Resendiz
Lollapalooza returns to Chicago’s Grant Park 8/3-8/5 with headline performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Black Keys, and Jack White. Also on board: M83, the Shins, Franz Ferdinand, the Walkmen, the Weeknd, and the reunited At The Drive-In and Afghan Whigs. Check out the full line-up below.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Avicii, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, Sigur Ros, The Weeknd, M83, Miike Snow, The Afghan Whigs, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Delta Spirit, Metric, The Temper Trap, Wale, Die Antwoord, Dawes, tUnEyArDs, The Head & the Heart, The Big Pink, Twin Shadow, The Tallest Man on Earth, Toro y Moi, Dr. Dog, Of Monsters and Men, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, Amadou & Mariam, Band of Skulls, SBTRKT, Tame Impala, The Walkmen, JJ Grey & Mofro, fun., Neon Indian, Dum Dum Girls, Washed Out, Aloe Blacc, Trampled by Turtles, Bear in Heaven, Blind Pilot, Chairlift, The Black Angels, Yellow Ostrich, Givers, Polica, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Van Etten, White Rabbits, Doomtree, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, Oberhofer, The War on Drugs, Michael Kiwanuka, O Rappa, Bowerbirds, Orchard Lounge, Mona, The Growlers, Hey Rosetta!, JEFF the Brotherhood, Anamanaguchi, First Aid Kit, Wax, FIDLAR, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Los Jaivas, Kopecky Family Band, The Jezabels, LP, Yuna, Walk Off the Earth, Animal Kingdom, Dev, The Sheepdogs, The Dunwells, DJ Mel, Empires, Kevin Devine, Dry the River, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Imaginary Cities, Overdoz, Ambassadors, DJ Zebo, Chancellor Warhol, Laura Warshauer, Red Oblivion
Perry’s stage: Bassnectar, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, NERO, Santigold, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Skream & Benga, Little Dragon, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, Madeon, Zedd, Paper Diamond, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Star Slinger, Nadastrom, DJ Nihal, SALVA, & Kid Color.
Band performed tightly arranged set with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra
By JOHN WENZEL
Denver’s stately Ellie Caulkins Opera House hosted the kickoff of Death Cab for Cutie’s intimate theater tour last night, beginning a 22-date jaunt that finds the indie-pop band collaborating with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra.
The string octet, which is supporting the band for the entirety of the tour, is a smart addition to Death Cab’s rich melodic sound, especially since they’re sampling only lightly from their most recent album, Codes and Keys, in favor of a more buffet-like approach to their indie-to-major catalog. Leader Ben Gibbard seems determined to showcase tunes that will push the new orchestral arrangements to the fore, instead of trotting out another new-album-plus-greatest-hits setlist.
A lanky, moppy-haired Gibbard took the stage in silhouette after a brief overture to the Transatlanticism sleeper “Passenger Seat,” bathed in blue backlight and breathing softly into the mic over the song’s dreamy notes. He slow-burned into “Different Names for the Same Things,” and the rest of his band soon joined him to speed the crescendo, each member dressed in black and seeming acutely aware of their classical environs.
It didn’t take long for Gibbard and diminutive Magik*Magik director Minna Choi to share a few smiles, but despite the warm exchange, it was clear that a lot was riding on this opening. The seated, sold-out crowd was dotted with more tweens and retirees than your average club show, and the band leaned more toward buttoned-down professionalism than rock & roll abandon, affecting a sort of politely feverish Ed Sullivan Show image with their tight mannerisms and colorful stage lighting.
The domino effect of audience members rising to see over the folks in front of them took hold during “Codes and Keys,” though it quickly subsided when Gibbard eased into the pensive “No Joy in Mudville.” “Part of the fun of doing a tour like this is we get to play some songs we haven’t done in awhile,” Gibbard said before playing the tune, and it was clear what he meant as Magik*Magik’s languid arrangements enveloped “Mudville’s” downtempo beat.
Gibbard isn’t known for burying his emotions, at least in song, but it was reassuring to hear him gush over Death Cab’s slowcore opening act, Low, who delivered a typically monk-like set of calm harmony and clanging guitar. “Words really can’t describe the feeling that we get to share the stage with Low,” Gibbard said as he launched into “Soul Meets Body,” a crowd-pleaser. “They’re one of our favorite bands of all time, so this one goes out to them.” Back up went the teenagers and the tipsy, 30-something fan boys and girls, who were right to stay on their feet as Gibbard ended the main set a song later with the buoyant Codes and Keys closer, “Stay Young, Go Dancing.”
An encore was all but ensured, but the band at least mixed it up with an acoustic version of “Steadier Footing,” which found drummer Jason McGerr smacking an upright trap set practically shoulder-to-shoulder with his mates. “Jason looks like he stole that drum kit from Tito Puente,” Gibbard quipped, in one of the night’s few unscripted moments. An unusually vulnerable “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” highlighted the six-song appendage, contrasted by another one of the night’s few moments of abandon, a cacophonous “Transatlanticism” that gave the sleepy show the slap it needed to continue on for another 20-plus dates.
“Passenger Seat / Different Names for the Same Thing”
“A Movie Script Ending”
“Title and Registration”
“Codes and Keys”
“No Joy in Mudville”
“Little Fury Bugs”
“Death of an Interior Decorator”
“You Are a Tourist”
“Bend to Squares”
“Army Corps of Architects”
“What Sarah Said”
“Soul Meets Body”
“Stay Young, Go Dancing”
“I Was a Kaleidoscope”
“I Will Follow You Into the Dark”
John Mayer does an instrumental cover of Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Lana Del Rey is getting the cover treatment from none other than John Mayer. The other day, the musician posted an acoustic instrumental version of her “Video Games” on his SoundCloud page.
You can check it out in full below, embedded at the end of this blog post.
“Video Games (dub solo electric) w/Binson Echorec,” Mayer wrote.
Though he’s just as skilled a singer as he is a guitar player, John doesn’t put his vocal cords under any stress by singing on the track as well.
As fans must know, he’s recently canceled his tour in support of the “Born and Raised” album, citing damaged vocal cords as reason for it.
Mayer is now undergoing treatment for tissue injury, and is expected to make a full recovery.
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LOS ANGELES, CA – March 8, 2012 – Garbage – Shirley Manson (vocals), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) – announced that “Blood For Poppies” would be the first single from their upcoming studio album,Not Your Kind Of People, due out on May 15, 2012 on the band’s STUNVOLUME record label.
“The song is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream,” said Shirley Manson. “The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary ‘Restrepo.’ It’s not literal in any sense whatsoever but it’s a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity.”
The video for “Blood For Poppies” was recently shot in Los Angeles by renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Matt Irwin. Additionally, the band filmed a video that they posted to their social media revealing the tracklisting for Not Your Kind Of People:
Garbage: Not Your Kind Of People – Standard Album
1. Automatic Systematic Habit
2. Big Bright World
3. Blood For Poppies
5. Not Your Kind Of People
7. I Hate Love
9. Battle In Me
10. Man On A Wire
11. Beloved Freak
The singer songwriter has posted a first listen to his newest track, titled “Shadow Days,” on his Tumblr account. The song is Mayer’s first since undergoing throat surgery to treat granuloma, or throat inflammation, in late October and will be featured on his next studio album.
Go behind the scenes with Nicki and Ricky as they shoot the new M∙A∙C Viva Glam campaign with legendary lensman David LaChapelle.
Diesel and Monster have teamed up to produce a pair of lightweight, high-performance headphones with a slick faceted design. The new Diesel Vektr Headphones sport a set of titanium-laced drivers designed to deliver a well-rounded auditory experience. Yet the Vektor ‘phones are as much a fashion accessory as they are a sonic sidearm, refreshingly styled by the Diesel clothing brand. The geometrically-driven design wraps the ears in angular facets, while a glossy black band stretches around the wearer’s head. They’ll be available for $279.99 in the months to come, a premium price that is justified by Vektr’s rare visual appeal.
The band led by Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance, premiered the video for her latest single, ‘The Kids From Yesterday’, part of the album, “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” (2010).
The video is directed by the fan, Emily Eisemann and is made from material recorded over the last ten years of touring My Chemical Romance, to conclude with “one of the most memorable moments, closing Reading and Leeds festivals on last summer, “reads a statement on its official website.
Bon Iver will make their debut appearance on Saturday Night Live with the February 4th episode of the long-running sketch comedy show. The band, led by songwriter Justin Vernon, will perform selections from their highly acclaimed second album, Bon Iver, as a nine-piece ensemble.
Bon Iver’s appearance on SNL will come just over a week before the Grammy Awards, where the indie act is up for four major awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. The group is also set to appear high on the bill at the Coachella festival in April.
the first track from the new album Port of Morrow, is available now on SimpleSong.TheShins.com.
Well, it’s official: The Shins are back. They just posted a brand-new single, the soaring, slightly meticulous “Simple Song,” to their official website. In addition, they announced that their new album, Port of Morrow, is due out March 20 with pre-orders available. This is the first we’ve heard from the band since 2007’sWincing the Night Away and, really, so far so good. It probably won’t appease those Shins fans waiting on another Oh, Inverted World, but anyone with a soft spot for James Mercer’s trademark croon and knack for indie pop should be more than satisfied.
This song was inspired by the book Mountains Beyond Mountains … If you haven’t read it yet you can pick it up here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812980557/?tag=partnersinhea-20)
The cool Azealia Banks is the first artist confirmed forCoachella 2012. In a few weeks will reveal the entire lineup.