* Queens of the Stone Age
are back with a new album, "Era Vulgaris"
was released more than 2 weeks ago, so where's your copy? HMM! But seriously, if you've been listening to Triple J, you have been taunted by the new single Sick, Sick, Sick
... i know I have. The new album is too short for my liking, and will make you wanting more, but that isn't to say it's not a bad album, it's fucking awesome!
* Speaking of awesome albums that have come out, The White Stripes
new album "Icky Thump" is out, and is by far their best effort yet! Featuring a stylophone in the title track, and bagpipes in others, and controversially no piano ensembles in the entire album, leaves you back in the days of "Elephant" and the rawness of the album, but Icky Thump is their first album recorded in a major studio, and obviously more produced than their previous albums. If you ever considered getting this album, get it, you will NOT be disappointed, so go get it ya turkeys!
* The Beautiful Girls
are back again, and this time with a new album "Ziggurats". If you're a long-time fan of the band, or you're familiar with their older stuff, prepare to let that change, as this new album takes on a sound unfamiliar to their known audiences mixing their rock sound in with an indie pop sound, but if you're willing and accepting enough, you will welcome the strength and awesomeness of this album with open arms.If you're a keen listener to Triple J, then no doubt you've heard the first single "I Thought About You
", that funky rock song you hopefully can't help but dance to, if you've heard that song, then that should be all the incentive you need to get this new album.
* Speaking of long time bands with a new album with a new sound, Linkin Park
have released a new album called "Minutes To Midnight". Before you start complaining and go "Boo, i hate One Step Closer
, and Numb
sucked monkey balls", you can actually judge this album by it's cover: it's mainstream rock. So, if you're a long-time LP fan, and you love them for their alternative metal, and occasional screamo lyrics, and you wouldn't want them any other way, I strongly recommend you don't get this album. However, if you can accept the new change of sound, and forget that this is Linkin Park, the band behind the albums "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora", and pretend this is a whole new band altogether, you will love every second of this album, as much as i do.
* If you've ever listened to Cold Chisel
, maybe you like them, maybe you don't. But which ever way you float, don't forget to check out the tribute album "Standing On The Outside (The Songs of Cold Chisel)". This double disk orgasm-in-your-music-box features covers from many Australian artists such as The Living End
, Ben Lee
, Sarah Blasko
, Dallas Crane
, Paul Kelly
, Something for Kate
, You Am I
and many more. And if you're not familiar with Cold Chisel, the 2nd disk contains the original tracks in the same order as the first disk, doubling this albums awesomeness.Even if you're not a fan of Cold Chisel, at least get this album for the first disk, because regardless of whether they're covers of Cold Chisel songs, they are fucking awesome regardless.
* 15 sleeps to go... That's right, 15 sleeps until They Might Be Giants
new album "The Else" hits the shelves of your nearest major music store... unless you live out in near the black stump, then you may have to wait a bit longer. But the first pressing of the album will include a bonus CD full of 23 tracks of high-quality recordings of songs featured on TMBG's podcast.
The Else was released on the US iTunes store 2 months ago, and soon after it's debut, it bulleted to #1 on the Alternative Albums Charts, and #9 on the Overall Albums Charts.
The album was produced by long time producer for the band, Pat Dillet, the band themselves, and LA producers The Dust Brothers (masterminds behind Beck
's album "Odelay"). The album itself sounds more mainstream than the usual TMBG album, but never fear, if you enjoyed their album "Mink Car", then just imagine that crossed with Beck, and you got yourself a fucking funky, indie rock album.
The album is also available on vinyl, the last TMBG album available on vinyl was their 1990 album "Flood".
In stores July 10.
* Other albums coming out you should know about:Gotye
"Mixed Blood" (July 10)Reel Big Fish
"Monkeys For Nothing And the Chimps For Free" (July 10) The Smashing Pumpkins
"Zeitgeist" (July 14)Against Me!
"New Wave" (July 14)New/Old Music Banter
* Big Sugar
. I love these guys. Too bad they're a band from Canada that broke up nearly 3 years ago. You're probably thinking: "Well then, why should I care?", well, you're right, normally I wouldn't care about some band that broke up, that never made it to Australia... but these guys are fucking awesome! And seeing as they were over 10 years old (before splitting), i have reason to say that. They cleverly mix a blues-rock sound with reggae, that leave you dancing/moshing for hours. Unfortunately, they broke up before the MySpace popularity bang, so there is no official MySpace profile, but you will find some fan-made ones.I recommend checking out the songs "Red Rover
", "Turn The Lights On
", "Ride Like Hell
", "Nicotina (She's All That)
" and "All Hell For A Basement
".I was quite surprised to find that you can purchase some of their album on iTunes, although not their whole discography (from 1992 to 2004), but still good. I highly recommend checking them out.
* Anyone who is unfamiliar with them, you should check out Arcade Fire
. The only way I can describe them as a pop version of Muse
, if that spikes you're interest, then you should check out their awesome debut album "Neon Bible".
Currently the song "No Cars Go
" is getting some high rotation on Triple J (and on my mp3 player), it is an awesome song from a sweet as band.Check them out.
* For all you Bagster
fans, the music video for "There's Something In The Lake
" is done and completed, and was shown on Rage a week or so ago. If you missed it, check it out on YouTube here
. My friends and I were asked if we wanted to be zombies in this, but since it was being made on the other side of the state, we passed on the offer.
* Speaking of music videos, those of you who know, I'm making an animated music video for Newcastle ska band Rubix Cuba
. If you like a bit of funk, with a drop of pop punk, and throw in some trumpets, trombone and a saxophone, then I recommend checking these guys out.I've been told by their front man that their album should be out by November, or January by the latest.
That's all for today, if people enjoyed this, I'll try and write more