NEW 2023 ALBUMS – Veteran Indies With Their 16th Named ‘THIS STUPID WORLD’

Coming up

4 December 2022


(Press photo)

Band: YO LA TENGO
Who: Veteran indies from Hoboken, New Jersey
Active: 1984-present / 17 LPs (the new one included)

New album: THIS STUPID WORLD
Release: 10 February 2023
Pre-order: here.

Info via the band’s label Matador Records.

“The most live-sounding Yo La Tengo album in years. Times have changed for
Yo La Tengo as much as they have for everyone else. In the past, the band has often worked with outside producers and mixers. In their latest effort, the first full-length in
five years, This Stupid World was created all by themselves. And their time-tested judgment is both sturdy enough to keep things to the band’s high standards, and nimble enough to make things new. At the base of nearly every track is the trio playing all at once, giving everything a right-now feel. There’s an immediacy to the music, as if the distance between the first pass and the final product has become more direct.”

First single: FALL OUT

YO LA TENGO: Bio – Discography – Instagram – Facebook

THE ROLLING STONES Announce New Live Album ‘GRRR LIVE!”

4 December 2022

THE ROLLING STONES will play and release music until their last breath.

Next February they’ll release of a new live album and an accompanying
concert film on DVD of a show they played 10 years ago, in December 2012,
at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey which features mega stars
Bruce Springsteen, Lada Gaga and John Mayer

The news came with this press quote. “the definitive concert film,
recorded on one of the most memorable shows in the band’s history
.

Watch the album/DVD trailer.

THE ROLLING STONES: Website – Instagram

7-Inch History – THE JAM 40 Years Ago With Their Final Single ‘BEAT SURRENDER’

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl from the past

4 December 2022

Band: The Jam
Song: Beat Surrender 

There were two formats available. A double 7″ and a 12″ single version
featuring cover versions of The Chi-Lites‘ ‘Stoned Out of My Mind‘, Curtis
Mayfield
‘s ‘Move on Up’ and Edwin Starr‘s ‘War’.

Beat Surrender was The Jam‘s final single.
It topped the charts in the UK on 4 Dec 1982,
40 years ago today.

Turn up the beat…

THE JAM: Biography

Iceland’s Musical Nymph BJÖRK Shares Volcanic Video For ‘SORROWFUL SOIL’

4 December 2022

Iceland’s musical nymph BJÖRK released her, critically
lauded ,10th longplayer, named FOSSORA last September.

For SORROWFUL SOIL, one of the LP’s highlights she just shared
a video clip, directed by Viðar Logi, in which Björk is traveling to
Fagradalsfjall, a recently erupted Icelandic volcano.

Björk: “Sorrowful soil is a song I wrote from random improvisations.
I kinda thought I was writing another song but then when I edited it
I threw away most of the stuff and this is what stood there staring at
me. Sorrowful Soil and Ancestress are 2 songs written for my mother.

Have a look here…

BJÖRK: Facebook – Instagram

British Pop Stars WOLF ALICE Are Ready For Xmas

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

4 December 2022

WOLF ALICE worked their way up to the British indie
top over the past 12 years with 3 notable albums.

This year they join the long queue of artists who cover a Xmas carol classic.
They picked the 1872 poem, titled IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER by Christina
Rossetti
, put to music in 1906 by composer Gustav Holst put music to it.
Countless versions of Holst‘ composition were recorded/performed afterward.

Now it’s Walf Alice‘s turn.

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WOLF ALICE: Instagram – Facebook

We Are Family – KOPPER AND KASH Enchant With Romantic Lullaby ‘THE BEST I CAN’

Daily electricity to load your bateries/em>

3 December 2022

Artists: KOPPER AND KASH
Who: A family trio composed of Jeff Pennycoff and his two daughters Mia and Ava. Based out of the River Valleys in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, a family that was crushed by a tragedy. Matthew, their son and brother passed away in a traffic accident. Devastated, Ava, following in her father’s footsteps, began writing music and putting her feelings to paper. The family is still hurting from the tragic events, yet needs somehow to find some good in such an unimaginable situation. They made the decision to return to Nashville and record new music.

New single: THE BEST I CAN

TUTV: You don’t see/hear this every day. A father and his two daughters making music together. Yes, Kopper and Kash are family, and they seduce your ready-for-Xmas ears with this romantic lullaby. Daughters Mia and Ava are blessed with angelic voices that color this country-folk-like musing melancholically. Think Big Thief, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. Truly lovely. This family does more than just the best they can

The music video takes us on a journey with an elaborate storyline. Kopper and Kash establish the beginning of their story, as the teen’s shop for prom dresses with their father. The family argues over the dresses as Kopper and Kash sing about their complex emotions.

KOPPER AND KASH: Facebook – Instagram

No Joke – Slanted! Enchanted! A PAVEMENT Musical

3 December 2022

Announced as “The majesty and mystery of Pavement brought to life” by the legendary
band’s label Matador Records, a musical of the Californian post-slacker-punk heroes premiered last Thursday in New York City. It follows this year’s extensive reunion tour.

Baptized Slanted! Enchanted! A Pavement Musical
only 3 shows are set up, but possibly more, depending
on the critics’ and fans’ reactions.

American’s lauded music website Stereogum send one of their
writers to the premiere. Check the full – not flattering – report hereE.

Then again this fan was very happy.

PAVEMENT: Bio – Discography