Daily Download: “Newermind” – SPIN’s Nirvana Tribute Album Featuring Butch Walker, Foxy Shazam, Amanda Palmer & More
SPIN hit up 13 artists to cover the songs on Nirvana’s Nevermind (for its 20th anniversary), in their original order. The download is called Newermind, and it’s a free download so grab it here. (You have until July 25th!)
So what’s the line-up you ask? Well…there’s some Butch Walker in it so that makes it MIGHTY FINE if we do say so ourselves. Even if you weren’t a big Nirvana fan, this is worth checking out:
Meat Puppets – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Butch Walker & The Black Widows – In Bloom
Midnight Juggernauts – Come As You Are
Titus Andronicus – Breed
The Vaselines – Lithium
Amanda Palmer – Polly
Surfer Blood – Territorial Pissings
Foxy Shazam – Drain You
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Lounge Act
Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – Stay Away
Telekinesis – On a Plain
Jeff The Brotherhood – Something in the Way
EMA – Endless Nameless
The past few years haven’t been an easy ride for Crossfade. After releasing two albums on Columbia Records – their hugely successful debut self-titled release in 2006 and the follow up titled Falling Away – the band was unceremoniously dropped in 2008. It sent them into a downward spiral for awhile but their saving grace turned out to be their music. Left a little bitter by the experience the band didn’t really know what the future held for them but their love for music and their friendship brought them together to start writing new music together once again.
Eleven Seven Music soon showed interest in the band and signed them. The writing process for their debut release on Eleven Seven Music would take the band down exciting new paths resulting in their latest album We All Bleed, released on June 21, 2011. With the first single “Killing Me Inside” rocking the way for the rest of the new songs, the band wrote a much darker and heavier album than we’ve heard from them in the past, much due to their experiences over the last few years. The songs are rich in layers and textures and the lyrics are honest and in your face. Crossfade has a message and We All Bleed delivers it loud and clear.
TWRY recently caught up with bassist Mitch James to catch up on everything the bands been up to, the writing process, and their new album.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette
Fitz and the Tantrums are offering up a free MP3 of their tune “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” (Live).
We love music..and what’s better than free music? Free LIVE music! Yay! Download the track for youself here or below.
Also, Fitz and the Tantrums are out on the road so check them out when they hit a city near you! Tour Dates
For one week only, Crossfade is offering a FREE MP3 download of “Killing Me Inside,” the first single off of their new album We All Bleed. Download the track by going to the band’s Facebook page and “Liking” them.
We All Bleed, the band’s third album, delves into familiar lyrical themes of betrayal and isolation, but there’s also more than a hint of renewal and resolution. “A lot has changed over the past three years,” says lead vocalist and co-songwriter Ed Sloan. “Being down and out is something I’ve had to confront like never before. There’s been pain, but I’ve also learned to dwell less on the negative, so there’s a feeling of rebirth, too.”
Crossfade will be playing Rock On The Range this Saturday, May 21st. Scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. on the f.y.e Stage (subject to change). If you’re not going to be at ROTR, Crossfade have added a batch of June tour dates to their touring plans. See below if they will be playing a city near you.
CROSSFADE TOUR DATES:
5/19 – Spatanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Live Music
5/24 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/26 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/27 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino/Wolf Den
5/28 – Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
6/4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Roxy’s Saloon
6/5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 622
6/8 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
6/9 – Favetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
6/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
6/12 – Lafavette, LA @ Nite Town
6/13 – Ruston, LA @ 3 Docs Brew House
6/14 – Montgomery, AL @ Rock Bottom American Pub
6/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
6/16 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
6/18 – Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
6/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
6/23 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
Fans can head over to the official website of Jane’s Addiction for a free downloa of their new track “End To The Lies”. The song is from their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist due out in August. The Great Escape Artist marks their first studio release in eight years.
See below for a handful of current Jane’s Addiction tour dates:
04/08 México, DF Foro Sol
04/30 Dallas, TX. Edgefest
05/01 Houston, TX. Buzzfest
05/06 Los Angeles, CA Music Cares Benefit
07/23 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes Festival
08/27 Reading, United Kingdom Reading
08/28 Leeds, United Kingdom Leeds
Black Stone Cherry are offering up a free download of the track “Blame It On The Boom Boom” from their upcoming new album Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (due out in May). All you have to do for your free track is head over to this link, share your email address, and voila, the track is yours.
Whatcha waiting for?
Want more? Preview their track “White Trash Millionaire” below:
Unless you’re already “in the know,” the phrase Dengue Fever will probably conjure up thoughts of a mysterious tropical illness, not necessarily the enigmatic band who serves up an exotic blend of Cambodian melodies, Afro grooves, surf, and psychedelic rock. But that will change on April 19th, when Dengue Fever, the six-piece group from Southern California, releases Cannibal Courtship. The band’s first studio album in three years features 11 new tracks with songs sung in English and Khmer, Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol’s native language. First single “Cement Slippers” is a slinky, spiky rock track, reminiscent of what would happen if the B-52s met the Pixies in 2011, you can download it below for free.
Dengue Fever formed ten years ago after keyboardist Ethan Holtzman traveled to Cambodia and fell in love with the country’s unique take on rock music, heavily influenced by the surf sounds of the 1960s. His brother, guitarist and singer Zac Holtzman, had separately discovered the subgenre and, upon Ethan’s return to the States, assembled the other musicians: bassist Senon Gaius Williams, drummer Paul Dreux Smith, and brass/woodwinds player David Ralicke. But their sound wasn’t complete until they heard Nimol – a star in her home country who had performed for the King and Queen of Cambodia - sing at Southern California venue the Dragon House.
The Kills have a new album coming out this Spring on April 5th titled Blood Pressures. They debuted their first single Satellite recently and are now giving music fans the chance to download a second new song titled “DNA” for free. Download it here.
The song features background vocals by The REV Gospel Collective. Like what you hear? You can pre-order the album here and catch the band live at one of the dates below:
The Kills Spring 2011 North American Tour Dates:
* w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band
March 14 Austin, TX; IFC Party @ IFC Crossroads House, SXSW
March17 Austin, TX; Domino Showcase @ Emo’s, SXSW
March 18 Austin, TX; SPIN Showcase @ Stubb’s, SXSW
April 15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues W/ Foals
April 16 Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 19 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
April 20 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *
April 22 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
April 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
April 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
April 26 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *
April 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *
April 29 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
April 30 Montreal, QUE @ Olympia *
May 1 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy *
May 3 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *
May 4 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
May 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
May 8 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
May 9 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
May 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
May 14 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater*
The End Records has posted their 2011 Spring Sample for dowload (for free!!) The sampler includes a new track from Anvil (from their upcoming album due out in May). You can also check out tracks from Helloween, Danzig, and more. Download it here or check it out below:
Five O’Clock Heroes will make their North American debut with their third full-length album Different Times out today! (February 15th).
To get you in the mood, the band is offering up a free download of their upbeat single “City Of Lights”. Download it here and let us know what you think!
For more on the band visit them on MySpace.