Chad VanGaalen is a wildly talented artist, illustrator and animator from Calgary. And on June 13th, Sub Pop Records has the very great privilege of releasing Chad’s new full-length record, Diaper Island, on CD (round, small-ish), LP (also round, bigger) and digitally (invisible) in the UK (following the US release last month).
With so much talk about the decline of the music industry and the worrying drops in CD sales recently, it seems that actually, it ain't all that bad!
When news surfaced last year that Thurston Moore had hired Beck to produce his new album, it was easy to imagine their collaboration taking one of two paths: They could go loud, or they could go quiet. Considering the body of work the two iconoclastic musicians have amassed over the years, either would have made sense.
"It still has a lot of what I love about Jane's Addiction, which is hypnotic, tribal, ritualistic energy, but with a touch of a new direction,"
Today, May 11, marks the 30th year since the death of reggae icon Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Foundation and the Bob Marley Museum are making preparations to mark this occasion. Marley succumbed to cancer in 1981, four years after he was initially diagnosed. He was in Miami on his way back to Jamaica from Germany.
Some Kind of Awesome has already had two previews from Friendly Fires for their new album, Pala. Today though courtesy of The Hype Machine we get to listen to the entire thing! break out your best Hawaiian shirt and get that summer feeling as these guys know how to create a party track or ten.
Tori Amos will release her new, classical-inspired album Night of Hunters this September and has announced UK tour dates for November. Her first work for classical music label Deutsche Grammophon, the release of Night of Hunters will also be supported by tours of Europe and the US.