U.K. electronic band Years and Years jumbles together an unlikely mix of sounds, including some that don’t seem particularly fashionable — think Hot Chip and the Wanted covering Savage Garden, with a dash of Jamie Woon. They have several major hits overseas, the biggest being anthemic summer jam “King,” but their next stop is the United States: The single recently charted in the lower reaches of the Mainstream Top 40 and earlier this month, the group released their strong full-length debut Foundation . 20 Best EDM, Electronic and Dance Albums of 2014 Rolling Stone met with the band’s Olly Alexander, Emre Turkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy at their room in the Standard Hotel on Manhattan’s West Side. Black leather covered every piece of furniture, and myriad disco balls hung from the ceiling
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Two monsters of metal will hit the road together this fall as Mastodon will open for Judas Priest on an 11-date tour. The trek will kick off October 16th in Paso Robles, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 31st. Judas Priest Explain the ‘True Metal Experience’ In addition to their tour, both Judas Priest and Mastodon have plotted their own fall tour plans.
Florence Welch ramps up the melodrama in “Queen of Peace/Long & Lost,” a 10-minute short film paired to two tracks from her recent LP, How Big How Blue How Beautiful . The latest installment of Welch’s “Odyssey” saga, created with director Vincent Haycock, finds the singer exploring weighty themes – loss of innocence, male brutality, familial struggle – against the wind-swept backdrop of Scottish isle Easdale. The video is available to view at NPR . In “Queen of Peace,” Welch and her younger self roam around the countryside, lamenting at the feet of violent men. “Suddenly I’m overcome, dissolving like the setting sun,” the singer belts on the surging chorus
“Put your phones away, please. Put your phones away!” warned the large security guard wandering a crowded Los Angeles museum space, where screenings began Saturday for the weekend premiere of “All Day/I Feel Like That,” a short film by Kanye West and Academy Award-winning artist-director Steve McQueen. The L.A. County Museum of Art is exclusively hosting the film as a pop-up exhibition over four days. Steve McQueen Directing Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ Video “They’re two artists at the total top of their game,” museum director Michael Govan said of West and McQueen, watching as fans of art and music filed in and out of the gallery
The Eagles are a few days away from wrapping up their “History of the Eagles” tour. It’s kept them on the road for more than two years, during which time they’ve played over 140 shows and made almost enough money to bail Greece out of its economic crisis. It also saw them reunite with guitarist Bernie Leadon for the first time since he left the band in 1975. The Eagles: Hell Is for Heroes Now we have a question for you: What is the best Eagles song
Clint Black has a new record label home for his first studio album in almost a decade. The country legend is putting the finishing touches on an LP to be released this fall via Thirty Tigers, which has led marketing efforts for recent releases by the likes of Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Lucinda Williams — all albums that received impressive sales and critical acclaim, but very little terrestrial radio airplay. Black is creating his new music with the same indie mindset. Musicians Who Defined Nineties Style “Not at all,” the Texas native answers Rolling Stone Country with a laugh when asked if he aimed to create songs for the project that would perk country radio programmers’ ears
Meghan Linsey, who first captured country fans’ attention as one-half of the duo Steel Magnolia and has since gone on to a solo career that reflects more of her New Orleans roots, will release her pop-soul EP, Believer , on Friday, July 31st. Meghan Linsey on Looking Past ‘The Voice’ The Season Eight runner-up of NBC’s The Voice will make the EP available for early release at a reduced price exclusively on GhostTunes starting Monday, July 27th, before it hits iTunes and other digital retailers. Produced by Tyler Cain (Ashley Monroe, James Otto) and recorded in Nashville, the six tracks on Believer represent a project Linsey says was “about finding my voice as a solo artist.” In 2009, Linsey and her Steel Magnolia partner, Joshua Scott Jones, won the second season of the CMT series, Can You Duet , after which they released a self-titled debut LP on the Big Machine label. Romantically involved as well, the duo called it quits personally and professionally, with Jones entering rehab for drug addiction.
The 20th anniversary of Korn ‘s monumental self-titled debut may have passed, but the pioneering nu-metal group still has a spate of gigs lined up where it will play the record in its entirety. The group will kick things off on October 1st in Chicago and perform the 1994 record, which Rolling Stone last year dubbed “the most important metal record of the last 20 years,” around the U.S. for the next month with Suicide Silence and Islander as support.
Bob Dylan’s made a career out of confounding the expectations of his fans, and October 2002 was no different. He’d been off the road for a little over a month at that point, and when the Never Ending Tour started up again at Seattle’s KeyArena he suddenly was playing a piano on the side of the stage for half the night. Even more shocking than that, he played three Warren Zevon songs (“Boom Boom Mancini,” “Accidentally Like a Martyr” and “Mutineer”) along with “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones.