Brilliantly executed revised cover of a Bowie classic performed by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. The music was recorded by him before he left while guitar and vocals were done live. Some lyrics were modified to suit the specifics, but this is profoundly awe-inspiring.
Check out my new radio show -- Dusty Wright's Dusty Roads -- for David Lynch's new music charity website! Just click on link or image above.
Power pop albeit a big punky from the Seattle-based singer/songwriter Michael Benjamin Lerner AKA Telekinesis from his fourth release Dormarion (Merge). Begs to be played loud.
Shot on an iPhone, here is a wonderfully engaging video "Collider" -- a damn catchy postpunk pop rock single -- from the UK outfit Hero & Leander's debut Tumble (out on June 25th) that mugs Oh OK's choreographed videos at probably 1/1000th of the budget.
Spring has arrived -- flowers and music in full bloom. Some of it only hints at what might be as summer approaches. Until then, here are few things I'm carting around in my wheelbarrow. Dig it.
Happy accident as I had no prior knowledge of Mr. Malone prior to listening to his new album, but no worries. Here's a wonderful folk-rock tune from this Austin-based singer/songwriter's second long-player. He recorded this set of confessional musings in a haunted 15th century castle in Denmark, each song in a different room. He calls his music "sexy, dirty, sad songs about the human condition." This remains my favorite track; and the video below is pretty bloody "sexy" too. Read more »
Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the worldwide Disclosure Movement and the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Amardeep Kaleka release SIRIUS: The Movie (trailer above) on Earth Day, Monday April 22, 2013.
Sirius Disclosure is a research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems. They have over 500 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret. Please click here to order you copy today.
Black Sabbath -- Ozzy, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi are back! Along with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and producer Rick Rubin. New album drops in June.
Terrific folk-rock tune from the Treetop Flyers' forthcoming debut album The Mountain Moves. Listen and share...
Having grown up and loved from afar, forced to do so after I moved to NYC, there are few bands still playing live -- four decades later -- worthy of my unbridled accolades and devotion but so it is with the heady agro-blues of 15-60-75 AKA The Numbers Band. If you dig music and happen to hail from Northeast Ohio, you know what I'm talking about. Having followed their entire career, I can proudly boast that I'm one of their biggest fans. Yet, it's no leap of faith or youthful nostalgia.
If you've seen them live, regardless of the decade, then you know the passion and verve that the brothers Kidney -- singer/guitarist Bob and harpist/sax/keyboardist/vocalist Jack -- share with their audience, regardless of the size, every single time they take the stage. Read more »
Recorded especially for Record Store Day 2013, Neal Casal tackles this Grateful Dead classic and imbues it with his own sonic and acoustic splendor, while Adam MacDougall's keyboard embellishments perfectly capture the song's psychedelic textures. Enjoy!
Thom Yorke, Flea, long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, session drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco have conjured up some heady experimental rock and electronica juju on this album of Radiohead-like alt-dance and fragmented rock tunes. Much of what I hear on this album had its roots in Radiohead's Amnesiac -- vague lyrics, off-kilter rhythms, Yorke's falsetto vocal phrases. Get your groove on, like Thom does in the video on the next page... Read more »
Watch this snappy retro-forward tune -- "San Francisco" -- from the duo Foxygen. It's from their debut We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) and way worth the effort.
"You didn’t read the book, did you?" I asked Julian, my 13-year-old son, although it was more an invitation for him to confess. Because I knew.
Julian had walked in the door when I was just in the middle of the Season Three finale of Downton Abbey. Mrs. Hughes, head housekeeper, was in the process of dismissing Edna, a new maid, who had been shamelessly pursuing sad and lonely widower Tom Branson. "There are rules to this way of life and if you don't intend to abide by them it is not the life for you," Mrs. Hughes told Edna. Read more »
"Happy Most of the Time" from one of my favorite pop rocker's last album What Kind of World. Directed by Myke Adams, it stars the youngest Brendan Benson fans on the planet.
Here's the second single -- "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" -- from the forthcoming Bowie album, The Next Day (Columbia) to be released on March 12th. Dig Tilda Swinton and the rest of the cast. Top notch job by director Floria Sigismondi. Enjoy.