Monthly Archives: March 2011


Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 [Album Stream]

Back in 2009, infamous rappers the Beastie Boys intended to release their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1. Sadly though, band member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was diagnosed with cancer which of course delayed its release indefinitely.

So with Yauch now well into recovery, the Beastie Boys have now confirmed that this coming May they will be skipping ahead and unleashing Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2. Thankfully though, most of the tracks from Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 will be making an appearance on the new record.

Head over to 3voor12 where you can stream the new album in its entirety!

But before you do, take a listen to the track ‘Too Many Rappers’ featuring New York rapper Nas, which was originally intended for HSC Pt. 1:

Mobile users, click here to listen.

Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 – Track Listing:

01 Tadlock’s Glasses
02 B-Boys in the Cut
03 Make Some Noise
04 Nonstop Disco Powerpack
05 OK
06 Too Many Rappers [ft. Nas]
07 Say It
08 The Bill Harper Collection
09 Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win [ft. Santigold]
10 Long Burn The Fire
11 Funky Donkey
12 Lee Majors Come Again
13 Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14 Pop Your Balloon
15 Crazy Ass Shit
16 Here’s a Little Something For Ya

Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 will be out May 3 via Capitol Records.

Stay up-to-date with the Beastie Boys here.

The Kills: Blood Pressures [Album Stream]

Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart are The Kills and this April they will be unveiling their fourth studio LP, Blood Pressures.

You can stream the record right now in its wholeness over at the band’s official website. You will also find pre-ordering info and cop a free mp3 of the below track by signing up to their mailing list.


Blood Pressures will be available April 6 via Domino Records.

We leave you with this short album trailer they released just a few days ago:

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The Flaming Lips/Neon Indian: 12" EP

The always sexually perverse Flaming Lips have teamed up with Mexican-born Alan Palomo of Neon Indian to create a very limited and very trippy 4-track 12″ record. The EP is printed on special coloured vinyl, with Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne individually picking the colours to be sure that no two copies are the same.

Check out the EP:     Mobile users, click here to listen.

Details on the record at this stage are sparse to say the least. The EP was made available in person only at Guestroom Records in Oklahoma as well as Good Records in Dallas, Texas. As there were only 1000 copies made, they are of course sold out. No word yet on whether the record will get a world-wide release but you can listen to the other three tracks over at Old Waver.

Here is the tracklisting:

The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian 12″

01 Is David Bowie Dead?
02 Alan’s Theremin
03 You Don’t Respond
04 Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth Part 2

GOMEZ: Whatever's On Your Mind

GOMEZ have resurfaced after an intense two years of writing and recording and are now almost set to release their seventh studio LP, Whatever’s On Your Mind.

Here we have ‘Options’, the first single to come from the album:   
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Cop a digital download of this track for free over at the band’s official website.

Whatever’s On Your Mind will be released in the UK/Europe via Eat Sleep on June 6, Australia on June 10 via Shock, and June 21 for North America and the rest of the world via ATO.

We leave you with this ‘unofficial’ music video for the track ‘Airstream Driver’ taken from their 2009 release, A New Tide:

In other GOMEZ news, Ben Ottewell will be hitting our shores this April to promote his solo album, Shapes & Shadows. Check out all the deets here.

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YACHT - Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)

YACHT: Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) [New Single]

DFA’s YACHT are almost due to release the follow-up to their acclaimed album of 2009, See Mystery Lights.

This June they deliver the self-produced, 10-track LP titled Shangri-La. and below is the first single to fall from it. It is ‘Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)’:

Here’s the music video for the hit ‘The Afterlife’ taken from the above mentioned See Mystery Lights, YACHT’s fourth studio album:

Shangri-La is out now via the DFA Webstore.

DATAROCK: Catcher In The Rye [Single / EP / LP]

Norway’s red track-suited, party starters DATAROCK are dubbing new single, ‘Catcher in the Rye’ “the most extravagant single release in history!”

The reason for this claim is that the track will come packaged as a designer toy (as pictured above) with a USB stick featuring: 110 tracks, 1500 photos taken of live performances in over 30 countries and 20 music videos, including Never Say Die – a brand new hour-long concert film.

‘Catcher In The Rye’:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

The single/USB package will also feature the brand new bonus EP California along with their forthcoming album Music For Synchronization, both of their previous albums and associated bonus tracks, a brand-new compilation of b-sides and rarities titled Lost and Found, 15 new instrumentals and the 40 track remix album Mixed Up.

Take a listen to the title track from the California EP:

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We also have this Souldrop remix of ‘California’:  Mobile users, click here to listen.

DATAROCK will be returning to Australia this coming May as part of the Groovin’ the Moo Festivals and will be doing a few sideshows along the way.

Head over to the official Groovin’ the Moo website for all festival deets and see below for sideshows.


Wed 4th May – The Zoo, Brisbane    Buy Tix
Thur 5th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney    Buy Tix
Thur 12th May – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne    Buy Tix

The California EP will be out worldwide March 21st via the bands official website.

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Depeche Mode- Remixes 2- 81-11

Depeche Mode: Remixes 2: 81-11

Back in 2004 we saw the release of Remixes 81-04 – a Depeche Mode career-spanning, remix anthology.

Seven years on, the synthpop pioneers are set to unleash its sequel, Remixes 2: 81-11.

The album is made up of remixed Depeche Mode from the past 30 years and includes contributions from the likes of M83TrentemøllerUNKLERöyksoppKarlsson & Winnberg (aka Bloodshy and Avant of Miike Snow), and Eric Prydz. Two former members of Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder have also contributed to the album.

Take a listen to M83’s take on ‘Suffer Well’ which has been dubbed over the original music video:

The remix collection will be available in a triple CD set, digital download or as a vinyl box-set of six 12″ records.

Remixes 2: 81-11 will be out June 6 via Mute.


Animal Collective: ATP MixTape [Full Stream]

Animal Collective are all set for their first All Tomorrow’s Parties curation this coming May. The group will be playing two sets over the weekend and have arranged some of the most diverse and culturally important accompanying acts, to slot-in around them.

The event will feature acclaimed acts such as Big Boi (Outkast), Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Lee Scratch Perry, Atlas Sound, Oneohtrix Point Never and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, among many many others.

So in lead-up to the Animal Collective ATP, the guys have put together a two-hour mixtape including tracks from a bunch of the acts performing at the festival.

All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Animal Collective // May 13 to 15 // Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead England.

Get your tickets here.

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The Aston Shuffle: Seventeen Past Midnight [Album Stream]

Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove are The Aston Shuffle – an electro duo from Canberra who have been producing and remixing heavily since debuting their 2007 single, ‘For Everyone’:   

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Seventeen Past Midnight has been made available for free stream – including the hit single ‘Start Again’ featuring the sultry vocals of Lovers Electric:

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Seventeen Past Midnight will be officially released on April 15 but can be pre-ordered now.

Friendly Fires: Pala

It is with great excitement that we announce that alt-dance trio Friendly Fires are gearing up to release the follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut with Pala.

XL Recordings has put together this 1989 rave-montage to accompany the first single to come from the LP, ‘Live Those Days Tonight’ – as if it doesn’t make you want to get your dance on?

And now, to make your Friday just a little bit more awesome, Ed Mac and the boys have released new single ‘Hawaiian Air’:

The guys unveiled a bunch of tracks from Pala at an intimate gig they played at London’s XOYO on April 7. Not surprisingly, the event SOLD OUT in less than 10 mins.

Don’t fret if you missed out on that one though because they are kicking off quite an extensive tour this month in London and surrounding countries. They will then be jetting off to Canada on their way back down under to our wintery shores for this year’s 11th Splendour in the Grass music festival at Woodfordia, QLD Australia.
Grab all the tour deets here.

Pala is due out on May 16 via XL Recordings.

For all the latest info, visit the band’s official website and join up to their mailing list.

Music + Video =

Music + Video =

Check out the latest from Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner – going solo, Mogwai, Calvin Harris, a Sci-Fi adventure from TOBACCO and Teddybears featuring Swedish dance princess Robyn. We’ll leave you with a weird clip from a Japanese artist Yasudatakahiro about duplicating, stuff… We think.

Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) – Piledriver Waltz:

PS I Love You – Get Over:

Mogwai – San Pedro:

TOBACCO – Constellation Dirtbike Head:

Bodi Bill – Brand New Carpet:

SebastiAn – Embody:

Calvin Harris – Awooga:

Teddybears – Cardiac Arrest ft. Robyn:

SALVA – Keys Open Doors:

Yasudatakahiro – COPY:


TV on the Radio: Will Do [Music Video]

Four weeks ago we brought to you the announcement of Brooklyn-based indie rock legends TV on the Radio’s forthcoming album, Nine Types Of Light.

Following the release of the insanely soulful and addictive ‘Will Do’ MP3 is its official music video:

Nine Types of Light will be out on the April 12 via Interscope.
If you want to get in early, you can pre-order a special edition of Nine Types of Light right now directly from the band TVOTR.

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Animal Collective + KEEP: Sneaker Tape

Neo-psychedelic rockers Animal Collective have teamed up with cruelty-free apparel company KEEP and designed a collection of sneakers for the American Spring. There will be one shoe from each of the group’s members and for all the dedicated fans who pre-order theirs ahead of the release date, will be getting a special cassette tape that features unreleased solo tracks from all four members of the group.

Take a look at the below teaser video that Avey Tare’s sister Abby Portner (aka Drawlings) put together to get people excited about the impending release date:   The track in the video is titled ‘Fickle Cycle’ and is actually a B-side track from the 2006 ‘Grass‘ single release.

All proceeds from the shoes will go to the Socorro Island Conservation Fund – an organisation that works to preserve the biosphere of the Revillagigedo Archipelago off the Californian coast.

If you were lazy enough to not pre-order your shoes, a limited number of cassettes will be available on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis when the shoes are released for general sale on March 26.

Below is the cassette’s track listing:

1) ‘Jailhouse’ by Geologist
2) ‘Call Home (Buy Grapes)’ by Avey Tare
3) ‘Country Report’ by Deakin
4) ‘The Preakness’ by Panda Bear

Find out how to get your hands on a pair of these cool kicks over at KEEP COMPANY.

And for everything else Animal Collective, head over here.

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The National: Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify [Singles]

Heavy-hearted indie idols The National have donated a brand new track to new alt flick Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and debuting at the Sundance Film Festival back in January.

According to frontman Matt Berninger “the track is about very normal and good people trying to do their best and the struggle to be good – it isn’t at all narrative to what happens in the movie. It was fun, and it is a good song – we’re very proud of it.”

Take a listen to ‘Think You Can Wait’ which features guest BV’s from fellow Brooklynite, Sharon Van Etten:    Mobile users, click here to listen!

Win Win trailer:

Win Win will be hitting the cinemas this week, March 18.

It is also reported that The National have donated another unreleased track they just happened to have lying around titled ‘Exile Vilify’ to a new video game called Portal 2:     Mobile users, click here to listen.

Stay up-to-date with all the latest over at The National website.