Category: Mainstream Alternatives


Sleigh Bells are back and have hit another winner with their single “Bitter Rivals”. With the snaps in the beginning and the the riffs that make it seem like the song is just waiting to be remixed with Kanye’s “Gold Digger” how can you not love this. Listen to the song and let me know what you think.

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Queens of the Stone Age have released a new song called “My God is the Sun”. Their new album Like Clockwork will be released June 4th. If this new song is any indication it’s good to have these guys back.

So She and Him, The Strokes, and Vampire Weekend all have new albums coming out in the next few months. Rejoice! She and Him’s new album is called Volume 3 which is in keeping with their past volume themed albums. The Strokes come back with Comedown Machine and we’ll see if it results in as much debate as their last album did. Finally, Vampire Weekend is back with their third album called Modern Vampires of the City. If their last two albums are any indication the only way this would not be good is if they decided to go the heavy metal route.

Local Natives Entire new album Hummingbird is available to stream on Soundcloud for the next 2 weeks!

Local Natives new album Hummingbird is currently available to stream now on itunes. After checking it out I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing when it comes out next week. If you loved there first album you will love this one as well. Stream the album while its still available now here on itunes

It’s been a while since the release of The National’s last album High Violet but recently they’ve decided to surprise us by playing 5 new songs and possibly hinting at the release of a new album some time soon. On the Toronto show Q live the band performed the songs “Rylan” and “i need my girl”. You can listen to them here. In England the band performed 3 new songs including “Lola”, “Sullivan”, and “Prime” you can watch the footage below.

So the band Bad Books, a collaboration between Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine have released their second album simply titled II. The band released the album back in October and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out you definitely should. Most collaborations tend to fall flat but these guys are able to come together almost like a sense of brotherhood in order to put the album together. Check it out here.

 

 

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Local Natives have played a new song live on the BBC this week. The song is called “Heavy Feet” and they play it along with “Breakers” on the live session. Both tracks will appear on their upcoming album Hummingbird. The song sounds great and makes me look forward even more to the album coming out. You can check out the song here around the 2:42 mark of the whole show.

Local Natives have released the first single from their upcoming album Hummingbird out January 29th. The song is called “Breakers” and definitely has a much fuller sound than their last album Gorilla Manor. This might have something to do with the fact that their tour mates have been Arcade Fire and The National. The chorus of the song gives the song a great boost and shot of energy. I can’t wait to hear what else the new album has in store.

Ben Gibbard has made his upcoming solo album Former Lives available to listen to in its entirety on YouTube. The album isn’t officially released until next week but you can check it out here and get the track listing below.

01 Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
02 Dream Song
03 Teardrop Windows
04 Bigger Than Love
05 Lily
06 Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
07 Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
08 Oh, Woe
09 A Hard One to Know
10 Lady Adelaide
11 Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12 I’m Building a Fire