• Dec 28 2012

    Best Music Of 2012

    Best Music Of 2012By Lukas Clark-Memler

    Looks like the Mayans were wrong. And thank God (or Quetzalcoatl) for that. Of course, the Mayan doomsday prophecy was gratuitously misinterpreted by the Western world and looking back, it’s embarrassing how easily we got swept up in it all. With that said, 2012 was indeed an eventful year…


    Oct 10 2012

    Jack White Debuts New Video For I’m Shakin’

    Today Jack White hit us all hard enough to leave us black ‘n’ blue with double vision as he unleashed the brand new Dori Oskowitz-directed video for “I’m Shakin‘”.  Jack’s cover of Little Willie John‘s classic “I’m Shakin'” is the fourth single from his universally acclaimed debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia).


    Oct 5 2012

    Free Music Friday With Mayer Hawthorne

    Hi everybody and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today we are excited to offer you a full EP of remixes from Mayer Hawthorne. On a prior FMF last year we brought you his Impressions EP, a fabulous collection of cover tunes. That was a huge crowd favorite and is still available here.


    Oct 2 2012

    Muse Release The 2nd Law

    The 2nd Law, the sixth album from UK-based trio Muse, hits stores today via Warner Bros. Records. The album’s single “Madness” is currently the Number One song at Alternative Radio, the band’s third song to reach the top position on the chart. This Saturday, October 6th 2012, the band will return to Saturday Night Live to perform two songs from The 2nd Law.


    Sep 27 2012

    Ben Folds Five Makes Billboard’s Top Ten

    Ben Folds Five‘s new record, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, has debuted at #10 in the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the highest debut of the band’s career. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is the groundbreaking pop trio’s fourth record and first in 13 years.


    Sep 25 2012

    Madness Announce New Studio Album

    UK ska and pop band Madness have today announced details of their 10th studio album Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da, which will be released on October 30th, 2012. The band is also delighted to announce that the artwork for the album has been designed by the legendary British artist Sir Peter Blake. The first single, “My Girl 2” will be serviced to radio shortly.


    Sep 24 2012

    Paul McCartney To Release Live Kisses

    November 13th will see the release of Live Kisses, a 13-song film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that captures the magic of an evening in February of this year.  In the intimate surroundings of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Paul McCartney recorded much of his Kisses On The Bottom album, he was reunited with the all-star musicians who joined him on the record to bring the songs to life for a once in a lifetime performance.


    Sep 18 2012

    M83 Recorded Live At The Nine Thirty Club

    By Myles Crawley

    Currently streaming on NPR is a stunning live recording from the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. of French producer Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83. The band is currently on tour throughout the US (see below for dates).Their show is edgy and well crafted. The production is first rate and the musicianship displayed by the band is nothing short of phenomenal.


    Sep 17 2012

    The Killers Release Battle Born and Announce New Tour

    The Killers will be releasing their 4th studio album, Battle Born, tomorrow September 18th, 2012 on Island Records.  Fans can stream it now via iTunes.  Click here for more.

    The Killers will also be hitting the road this winter with a full U.S. tour supporting Battle Born beginning after Thanksgiving.  The dates see the band playing their fourth show at New York City’s prestigious Madison Square Garden, among other venues.  Tegan and Sara will support on all dates, which are listed below.


    Sep 13 2012

    Chateau Marmont Releases New Video For Wargames

    Parisian electro-pop trio Chateau Marmont has released a new video and single for “Wargames” off its forthcoming debut LP, The Maze. “Wargames” is a tense song about the impossible love of two beings, forced into separation. Directed by Sam Rixon, the black and white video matches the single’s hurried pace, splicing together live footage of performances from various tours and the beautiful places in between. The clip also captures footage from Chateau Marmont’s North American tour last fall with Revolver, which followed their spring US live debut and well-received sets at SXSW ’11.


    Aug 31 2012

    Free Music Friday With Benjamin Gibbard And Lymbyc Systym

    Hi everybody. Welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed‘s Free Music Friday. We have some great music for you today. The first is a track straight from Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) called “Set Yourself On Fire“. The second track today is from a duo that we really like a lot. They’re called Lymbyc Systym. The track is “Falling Together” and it’s a wonderfully rich atmospheric piece.


    Aug 21 2012

    Keane Go Analog For Legendary United Record Pressing

    On September 18th Keane will release Upstairs At United – Vol. 5, a special edition 4 track vinyl 12 inch. The disc was recorded in analog for Nashville based label 453 Music, a division of United Record Pressing.  This special edition is available for pre-order here.

    The band performed a stripped down version of four catalog songs for an exclusive “Upstairs At United” series of all-analog recordings in one take straight to tape, inside the historic United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, Tennessee.


    Aug 16 2012

    Heineken City Arts Fest Spreads Out In Seattle

    The 2012 Heineken City Arts Fest begins on Oct. 17 with a performance by David Byrne & St. Vincent at Seattle’s historic Fifth Avenue Theatre. The festival will run through Oct. 20, with performances by Mos Def, Devotchka with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Blind Pilot, Ghostland Observatory, Two Door Cinema Club, Reign Wolf at the Laser Dome, Joshua Radin, Collie Buddz, A Fine Frenzy, and many more taking place in iconic clubs, halls, and venues throughout Seattle. All access wristbands and staggered performance schedules allow festival attendees to explore downtown Seattle and see multiple shows in the same night.


    Aug 13 2012

    Muse Gets Cut From Olympics Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    At the closing ceremonies in London for the 2012 Olympics, Muse performed their song ‘Survival.’ Earlier this year the song was picked as the official song for this year’s Olympic Games (read about it here). As it turns out, their energized and highly anticipated performance was cut from the NBC broadcast that aired in the U.S., and music fans are pissed. Not only that, they also cut performances by Ray Davies, Kate Bush and The Who.


    Aug 7 2012

    Meet The Last Royals

    Brooklyn-based duo, The Last Royals, are releasing a self titled three-song teaser EP prior to dropping their debut LP, Twistification, on Ooh La La Records in early 2013.  To celebrate the three-song teaser and upcoming LP, the band are premiering their lead track, “Only The Brave,” as a free download today. See below for download details.


    Jul 10 2012

    Twin Atlantic Announce Intimate Campfire Sessions Contest

    UK rockers Twin Atlantic have just announced an intimate and fun promotional contest called “Campfire Sessions”. At each of their stops along the current WARPED Tour, Twin Atlantic fans will have the opportunity to meet the band and see them perform an intimate, acoustic session near their bus. The experience was dubbed the “Campfire Sessions” because the band’s acoustic performance will take place sitting around a fake campfire. The guys will also share delicious S’mores with the lucky winners, creating the campfire staple using Marshmallow Fluff given the difficulty of roasting marshmallows using a fake campfire.


    Jul 6 2012

    Free Music Friday With Fitz And The Tantrums

    Hi everybody! Hope you had a great week. Welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed‘s Free Music Friday. Today we are doing things a little bit different. Sometimes you gotta shake it up, and today’s the day. Plus we got this little widget thing from Fitz and the Tantrums that we want to share with you. We first featured them a few weeks back as they kicked off their summer tour. Click here for that article.


    Jul 5 2012

    Muse Pens Official 2012 Olympic Song

    Muse‘s brand new song “Survival” has been adopted as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games that will take place in London this summer.

    “Survival” will be played throughout the sporting sessions in all London 2012 venues during the entire Games, when athletes enter the stadium, the lead up to the medal ceremonies and it will be made available for international broadcasters of the Olympic Ceremonies to use in their broadcasts.


    Jun 8 2012

    Free Music Friday With Glass Theory And Io Echo

    Well, here we are at the end of another week and on the doorstep of another Free Music Friday. The sad news that musician Bob Welch has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound crossed our desks yesterday. It seems as if rock’s royalty is disappearing at an alarming rate these days. As much as we would like to pay each one of them our respects and send them on their way from this world with a fitting tribute, we’re beginning to think that this blog could quickly turn in to an obituary section, something none of us wants. So as much as we can we are going to keep mention of death to a bare minimum and get on with music news for the living. This one’s for Bob.


    Jun 6 2012

    Paloma Faith’s New Album Topping UK Charts

    British singer Paloma Faith is currently sitting in the #2 position with her new sophomore record Fall To Grace, according to the Official Charts Company. For those of you still unfamiliar with Ms. Faith and her soul stirring voice, listen up!