Berzerk – Eminem – New Song

Today, Eminem released the first single from his upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2.  It’s our first look at Em’s new sound, and I have to say, at first listen, I’m impressed.  It’s loud and raw, when a lot of other new music coming out is so polished and shiny.  The driving, dirty beat works well with Eminem’s best ADHD rhymes, featuring different voices and accents.  It’s all over the place, but in a good way.

Kick your shoes off

Let your hair down

Go Berzerk

All night long

 

Check out the official video (audio only) below.

So, what do you think?  A song worthy of being party of the Marshall Mathers LP 2, or is it whack?

New Eminem Album Release Date Announced: November 5, 2013

Eminem Announces the Marshal Mathers LP 2

Marshall Mathers LP 2Eminem has released two video clips advertising Beats headphones (+1 on the good marketing idea) where samples from his upcoming album, Marshal Mathers LP 2, are revealed.

It’s quite a move claiming a follow up to possibly Eminem’s most loved, and definitely most raw and talked about album.  In the videos, Eminem is back to the bleach-blond hair, and the video style is straight up Beastie Boys.

The video also listed the producers as Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin.

I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m kind of excited for this…

Stay tuned, as Eminem’s first singer from the album, Berzerk, is gonna drop tomorrow.

The first promo video:

The second promo video:

Katy Perry Single – Roar

Katy Perry has just released a new single, “Roar.”

Roar is the first song from her new album, PRISM, which will be released October 22, 2o13.  You could say Katy Perry has having an eventful week.  She closed the Mtv VMA awards with a performance under the brooklyn bridge.  She was announced recently as the upcoming iTunes festival closer, and probably most of note, she out-sold Lady Gaga (both singles came out in the same week due to Gaga’s rushed release) on the US charts, moving 557,000 units.

You can watch the video here.

 

Katy Perry - Roar

Perry, sporting a blingtastic grill at the 2013 VMAs

Lady Gaga Single – Applause

Lady Gaga rushed the release of her single “Applause,” after low quality versions of it leaked online.  She called the leak a “pop music emergency” in a tweet announcing the release of her single.

Applause is the first single from her upcoming album Artpop.

If you haven’t checked the single out yet, you can watch a lyric video.

Lady Gaga New Single - Applause

Category: Pop

November 27 2012 New Releases

New music from alicia keyes

Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

Glee Cast – Glee: The Music – Season 4 Vol 1

Wu-Block – Self Titled

Carter Burwell – Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The Score

Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)

Asia – Resonance

Great Big Sea – Xx

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Alicia Keys is back with her 5th studio album, Girl On Fire.  There’s been a lot going on in Ms. Keys’s life, including her marriage to producer Swizz Beatz, and the birth of her child.  If you’d like to skip listening to this one, be sure to catch the best moments from it on the next Best of the Worst – American Idol auditions.

Wu-Block is a collaboration between Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch.   …That’s kind of all you need to know about this one.

Resonance, from the 1980s super group Asia is a 2 CD, 1 DVD live album from a concert in Europe.  I’d like to meet the person that was looking forward to Alicia Keys, Wu-Block, AND Asia’s new album.  Does such a person even exist?!

Imagine Dragons – Night Visions

Recorded betweeen 2010 and 2012, this Interscope records release features some fantastically powerful pop songs.

From Las Vegas, Nevada, Imagine Dragons sold 83,000 copies of Night Visions in the first week of its release. The album was released with overall positive reviews from critics.

Imagine Dragons

Check this site for lyrics relevant to Imagine Dragons – Night Visions

Bands You Should Know 9

It’s time for another installment of bands you should know

 

Ancient Stereo

This band’s music has a Green Day simplicity and a Sublime attitude.  It’s chill like that time your freezer over-frosted everything and there was ice everywhere.  The raspy vocals and the cheeky lyrics compliment jangly guitars and tambourine-backed drums for a sweet sound.  Check out their 3 song EP, Digital Taurine, and hit them up at their facebook.

sounds like yellow daisies and road rash

 

The Incredible Kicks

There’s something nostalgic that comes through in these songs, something a little bit Queen in the playful vocals and a little bit Yes in the prog rock influence (and in the drum fills, yeah!).  The 80′s!  But don’t be mistaken, the songs here are all modern songwriting treats.  The music is tight and the harmonies are tighter.  The songs build up like pyramids until you wonder just how the hell you got there.  SHRUG.

Check out The Incredible Kicks and listen to their music at their facebook page, or pick up their album Ineffective Lullabies at itunes.

sounds like loud tv and valentine cards

 

New Bloc Party – Octopus

From their forthcoming album Four, here is Bloc Party’s new single

Octopus

What do you think?

Love it?  Hate it?

Sound off in the comments below:

Marina and the Diamonds – Electra Heart – Review

Electra Heart is Marina and the Diamonds 2nd  major release.  One thing that comes through on this album is a sense of finely crafted pop songs, not just the quick and spit-em-out pop songs, as thin as cabbage soup.  These songs are meaty, and with a depth not usually seen in the teen-pop genre.

electra heart reviewHere is the album at a glance:

Bubblegum Bitch is 1980s chains-and-leather tough with a modern pop touch.

Primadonna starts soft and then breaks dirty harder with a very distorted bass.  There’s so much attitude here just LISTENING to it will probably get you thrown in detention.  Better watch that sass, missy.  There’s a touch of Katy Perry in this song, like Perry, the good witch of pop music, flew over and waved her sparkling wand.  It’s not quite “Fireworks,” but something similar comes through.

Starring Role is slow but hip, and there’s a sense of loss the penetrates through the electronic drum beat and electronic flourishes.  Marina’s powerful falsetto is the show stopper on this one (and many others through-out the album.

Teen Idle is the album’s highlight.  This slow song packs a punch with its shoulda-woulda-coulda longing.  The message is “wish I wouldn’t have been such a good girl, and had had some fun along the way.”  Sounds like Marina is living her wish now, though, because the lyrics definitely aren’t good-girl approved.  Check out some of the highlights below:

“I want blood, guts, and angel cake

I’m gonna puke it anyway”

and

“Wish I’d been a prom queen fighting for the title

Instead of being 16 and burning up a bible

Feeling super super super suicidal.”

Teen Idol has a feel that’s bigger than the track itself, and is reminiscent of the kind of sad and epic sclae found in Nightwish’s song Sleeping Sun.  The combination of the sadness with the sarcastic and in-your-face attitude goes well together, and is unlike anything else I’ve heard.  This track is highly recommended.

New Music July 17 2012

 

Various Artists – The Dark Night Rises

Nas – Life is Good

Matisyahu – Spark Seeker

Old Crow Medicine Show – Carry Me Back

Tremonti – All I Was

Baroness – Yellow & Green

Hellyeah – Band of Brothers

Susanna Hoffs – Someday

Phillip Phillips – American Idol Season 11 Highlights

Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth

Fixx – Beautiful Fiction

Milo Greene – Milo Greene

Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

Citizen Cope – One Lovely Day

Pierce the Veil – Collide With the Sky

Soul Asylum – Delayed Reaction