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Hans Zimmer And Rodrigo y Gabriela On “Stranger Tides” Soundtrack

Article: Hans Zimmer And Rodrigo y Gabriela On “Stranger Tides” Soundtrack

For his latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” score, Hans Zimmer, who has scored all four, turned to Rodrigo y Gabriela for some Flamenco inspired, action guitar work. KCRW has premiered a track the three of them created for the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” soundtrack called “The Pirate That Should Not Be,” thick…

Premiere: Dan Deacon And Jimmy Joe Roche’s “Hilvarenbeek”

Article: Premiere: Dan Deacon And Jimmy Joe Roche’s “Hilvarenbeek”

The last time I checked in to see what Dan Deacon was up to, he was scoring Francis Ford Coppola’s Gothic horror film, “Twixt Now and Sunrise.” In the meantime, the composer was also busy on a mysterious collaboration with filmmaker pal, Jimmy Joe Roche in the Netherlands. The two collaborated on a short film…

This Will Destroy You Perform “Little Smoke,” Talk Crazy At SXSW

Article: This Will Destroy You Perform “Little Smoke,” Talk Crazy At SXSW

Texas’ This Will Destroy You craft ambient instrumental doomgaze so intensely enveloping that the Pentagon used their music in a disaster response presentation designed for the top military brass after hurricane Katrina. Maybe they can start work on designing anti-hurricane defense systems which use the overwhelming walls of sound this band produces to shatter them…

Premiere: Spindrift “The Legend Of The Widower Colby Wallace”

Article: Premiere: Spindrift “The Legend Of The Widower Colby Wallace”

Spindrift’s been on a whirlwind streak pairing their music with film, the latest of which is a collaboration with director Burke Roberts in this trailer for his short (and soon to be feature), “The Legend Of The Widower Colby Wallace.” “I have been a friend and fan of Spindrift for some time and knew that…

Lady Gaga & Clarence Clemons: “The Edge of Glory” doesn’t quite get there

Article: Lady Gaga & Clarence Clemons: “The Edge of Glory” doesn’t quite get there

Lady Gaga’s career has certainly had its share of what-the-fuck situations, from the meat dress and the boots that caused the infamous airport tumble to the amazingly morose “Bad Romance” video and her welcome political stump speeches. Even when they’ve been obvious stunts, those moments have felt very much of a whole, or instances with…

The Lonely Island “Jack Sparrow,” Featuring Michael Bolton

Article: The Lonely Island “Jack Sparrow,” Featuring Michael Bolton

Musical hilarity group, The Lonely Island, did their thing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, to hype their album “Turtleneck & Chain” due out tomorrow, May 10th. This time Samberg and crew teamed up with Michael Bolton to bring a “big sexy hook” to one of their ill club tracks. I’m partial to their Neil…

Steven Tyler On His Epic Drug Use And Being Rejected By Joan Jett

Article: Steven Tyler On His Epic Drug Use And Being Rejected By Joan Jett

“I snorted my plane, I snorted my house,” Steven Tyler admits in his new memoir, penned with founding Rolling Stone editor, David Dalton. According to The Hollywood Reporter, who read “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” so we don’t have to, drugs are a constant throughout the entire book. Tyler talks about getting…

Music for Fridays: Download Invisible Hand’s “Four Seasons”

Article: Music for Fridays: Download Invisible Hand’s “Four Seasons”

Note: Each Friday, we’ll close with a song we consider a suiting goodbye for the workweek. With each Music for Fridays post, check for a free mp3. According to the song’s mp3 file, which looks to be a fairly reliable source, “Four Seasons,” by Charlottesville’s Invisible Hand, lasts for two minutes and 59 seconds. That…

TV On The Radio “You”

Article: TV On The Radio “You”

Frontman Tunde Adebimpe created a companion film for his band’s latest record, “Nine Types of Light,” along with 10 other directors who he invited to help portray his vision. The hour-long extravaganza weaves in music videos for each of the 10 songs on the record. The segment for “You,” directed by Barney Clay, which premiered…

Nick Cave Pairs With Neko Case For Song On “True Blood” Season Premiere

Article: Nick Cave Pairs With Neko Case For Song On “True Blood” Season Premiere

The last time I spoke with HBO’s “True Blood” music supervisor, Gary Calamar, he was talking about where he gets the inspiration for the series’ hot soundtrack known for its bedeviled swamp blues and spooky southern jangle jams — though no genre is off limits. Music plays such a prominent role in the show, that…

Interview: My Morning Jacket on black metal

Article: Interview: My Morning Jacket on black metal

Last week, My Morning Jacket released “Holdin’ on to Black Metal,” the second tease from the band’s forthcoming sixth LP, Circuital. The song feels like soul music of the strangest sort, with a gnarled guitar line that jumps and swivels and horns that splash at the most surprising moments. In a falsetto coo, frontman Jim…

J Mascis Gets Animated In “Is It Done”

Article: J Mascis Gets Animated In “Is It Done”

In “Is It Done,” J Mascis’ new video that premiered on NME today, the bespectacled guitar hero is seen chilling in a studio — the man chills very well. He’s wandering around almost aimlessly, then starts playing this pretty song on guitar in front of backdrops of trees and puffy clouds. So relaxing. Then out…

Premiere: Times New Viking’s “Ever Falling in Love”

Article: Premiere: Times New Viking’s “Ever Falling in Love”

When people used to discuss Ohio trio Times New Viking, you could have assumed that they were talking about a harsh noise project, not a group that wrote pop songs and then buried them in static. Indeed, for the bulk of Times New Viking’s career, the critical emphasis has been more on how the group…

Premiere: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus “Digital Wish Tree Project”

Article: Premiere: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus “Digital Wish Tree Project”

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, now in it’s 14th year, is a non-profit mobile recording studio and production facility on wheels (think of the urban assault vehicle from “Stripes,” only with state-of-the-art HD video cameras instead of flamethrowers, on a creative mission of peace). Last week it was in Miami presenting the Yoko Ono…

TDK Life on Record Chronicles: The Walkmen

Article: TDK Life on Record Chronicles: The Walkmen

The cassette tape was once the height of portable music technology, and the mixtape was the height of portable music expression. More than a mere collection of songs residing on a magnetically coated plastic strip, no, the best mixtapes were works of art. They were calling cards and love letters, documents of a certain time…

Premiere: Rusko’s “Everyday”

Article: Premiere: Rusko’s “Everyday”

The British DJ Rusko–an international emissary of ultra-kinetic, pop-aspiring dubstep who now calls Los Angeles home–has the best giggle. A high-pitched, nervy shake, Rusko’s laugh is that of someone who seems to do it often and enjoy it always. Indeed, sitting in the back of his tour bus outside of Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, Rusko laughs…

Premiere: Ghoul “The Slip”

Article: Premiere: Ghoul “The Slip”

Sydney based art rock band, Ghoul, craft topsy turvy pop songs that have a very unique allure, thanks to their dubstep production and the strange incantations of vocalist Ivan Vizintin. Sometimes whispering, sometimes hollering, always just airily out of reach, his vocal theatrics conjure the Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, with a spectral bit of Morrissey.…

Viral signs: Sony’s obsession with the Internet

Article: Viral signs: Sony’s obsession with the Internet

Last week, the hyperpolarizing California hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All–or OFWGKTA, or Odd Future, or those 11 dudes who have become as much of a meme as a musical outfit–confirmed that they’ve signed a deal with RED Distribution/Sony. It’s not a record deal, per se; rather, it is the launch of…

Exclusive Premiere: The Kills “Blood Pressures”

Article: Exclusive Premiere: The Kills “Blood Pressures”

“You voice is quite booming,” Alison Mosshart tells bandmate Jamie Hince in “Blood Pressures,” this intimate short film about The Kills. “Quite manly and booming,” she adds playfully, as if she’s never noticed before. Hince’s simple response, in the most tremendously masculine tone, “I know,” is indeed booming. It’s scotch and smoke and amps, lots…

Cameron Crowe’s “PJ20″ Documents Band’s Good Times, Bad Times

Article: Cameron Crowe’s “PJ20″ Documents Band’s Good Times, Bad Times

“In our wildest imagination, we never even thought we’d last this long,” Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament told Rolling Stone earlier this year while discussing the band’s 20 year long career. Band pal, director Cameron Crowe will be releasing a documentary to celebrate it that doesn’t spare the pain, or the terrible 90′s hair styles.…

Rocket Scientist Makes Breakthrough In 3D Audio

Article: Rocket Scientist Makes Breakthrough In 3D Audio

Edgar Choueiri’s day job is engineering work on plasma rockets for spacecraft, something that was science fiction just 20 years ago. As Princeton University’s Director of Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory, he toils in a propulsion lab on engine technology destined for NASA (and the Russian space program), but after hours he’s been making…

Michael Chapman and Bill Callahan, or the slow growth of something special

Article: Michael Chapman and Bill Callahan, or the slow growth of something special

Last night, the 70-year-old British guitarist Michael Chapman played All Day Records, a narrow, dim vinyl boutique in Carrboro, N.C. Chapman stood alone on the tiny wooden stage, wearing a ball cap, a heather gray T-shirt, dark denim, and shiny boots. A few dozen listeners–mostly several decades younger than Chapman, clutching cans of beer they’d…

Thurston Moore’s “Circulation”

Article: Thurston Moore’s “Circulation”

For his fourth solo album, “Demolished Thoughts,” Thurston Moore enlisted the ridiculously talented Scientologist, Beck Hansen, to produce. Predictably, the results are stunning. Moore could string a guitar with his dirty shoestrings and craft something beautiful, or terrifying, at least truly interesting and worth giving a listen too. This record’s shaping up to be even…

The Kills Short Film, “Blood Pressures”

Article: The Kills Short Film, “Blood Pressures”

The Kills have said that “Blood Pressures” is a dark record, but it’s also full of melody — guitar driven monstrous seven-amp fueled melodies. In fact, most of the songs on the record started with a melody, a different approach for a pair who, in the past, began by building songs around rhythms and guitar…

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