Studio favourites MELVINS are back with a new album 'Freak Puke' - grab it here
The (currently) trio are also attempting a Guiness World Record with the fastest tour ever of the USA, hitting every state on a 52 date tour - check out the dates here
After some music musings? Serenading us weekly, Album of the Week delivers reviews, samples, recommendations and artist inspiration.
Here's what the creators have to say about their kinship with music...
Albums are like our friends. We like to party with some and just chill out with others. We introduce some to our parents, and some we are ashamed to even be associated with. Some are beautiful and poetic, and some are short, scary and only good in small doses. Nevertheless, we love them all in their special way. Each week we feature an album that might make a good friend for you – someone you’ll want to hang out with or maybe be reacquainted with.
Music blog Album Of The Week thinks of albums as friends. You can party with some, and just chill out with others. Some are okay to introduce to your parents, while others you are ashamed to even be associated with. Some are beautiful and poetic. Some are short, scary and only good in small doses. Each week AOTW features an album that might make a good friend for you.
Enjoy the flavours.
Born on the 6th Feb, 1945, today Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley would have been 66 - Happy Birthday Bob! Which gets me thinking again... and without going into a long winded whinge about the state of modern music... Is anyone really saying anything anymore? Who will be our next Elvis, John, Bob or Kurt ? Hmmm.. is it you Beiber or maybe even you Gaga ??
Another day brings another great idea to the technology arena. The band Francis and the Lights’ It’ll Be Better website is the world’s first HTML5 embeddable album, which primarily simplifies the process of listening to music for millions of Apple users. The idea was developed by Muxtape founder Justine Ouellette, who wanted to change the difficulty of streaming music on the ipad and the new iphone4 because of the operating systems poor flash support. The new It’ll Be Better site also allows for people to listen to the album while using multiple other applications. This concept is another milestone for band’s wanting to promote their music online and YES it will help boost sales for iTunes.
Another year, Another Parklife Festival
and this time around is sure not to disappoint. The major artists include Groove Armada, The Dandy Warhols, Cut Copy, The Wombats Darwin Deez, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Wolf Gang, Washington, Missy Elliott, Kele, Midnight Juggernauts, Dan Black, Chiddy Bang, Mix Master Mike, Sinden, Bag Raiders, Soulwax, Busy P, Uffie, Jack Beats, The Glitch Mob, Brodinski, DJ Mehdi, AC Slater, Holy Ghost!, Memory Tapes, Classixx, Delorean, New Young Pony Club, The Swiss, Jesse Rose and Grum. Tickets go on sale July 1st. Yeeewww!
New Eels album coming soon. One of my favs and wonder what will be in stall for us. And guess what? I'm going to buy it, yes that right.... BUY it. Can someone remind me when it's released? I'm terrible at updating my calendar.
Wolfmother has returned. Get your first taste from the forthcoming new album - a new song called BACK ROUND. You just enter your details to receive a FREE download plus receive regular updates ahead of the new album's release. Great ploy by the boys to get fans on board!