You don’t have to be a fan of commercial jingles to appreciate American Express’s ongoing ZYNC campaign. Passion Pit, The Antlers, and Andrew Bird have all recorded new tracks, which can be listened to below or downloaded from the American Express Facebook page.
Artist: The White House Band
Release Date: November 26, 2010
Label: Cap City Records
Taking a page from Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi‘s book, The White House Band combine heavy guitar riffs with angst-filled, reflective rapping on new single “Grown-Ups”, from the band’s upcoming Stimulus Package EP. Lead man David E. Beats is honest and likable enough, rapping about painful experiences in his childhood and ultimately progressing to becoming a “grown up now.” After a short instrumental interlude reminiscent of the tracks on Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, David E. Beats returns with verse number two, sounding very similar to Rick Ross on “Devil In A New Dress”. But enough with the comparisons: where Kanye West chooses to use samples in his music (and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that!), The White House Band play every note. Be sure to give this solid track a listen.
You can now download The Decemberists‘ “Down by the Water” for free on iTunes. The single, which was previously released on their website, is from the band’s new album The King Is Dead, out January 18th via Capitol.
The King Is Dead:
01 Don’t Carry It All
02 Calamity Song
03 Rise to Me
04 Rox in the Box
05 January Hymn
06 Down By the Water
07 All Arise!
08 June Hymn
09 This Is Why We Fight
10 Dear Avery
02 Die Tonight
03 Kill Them
04 Kill You
05 New Work
07 Pressure Is a Privilege
10 High End
Yeasayer has posted a new live album, Live At Ancienne Belgique, on their Bandcamp page at a name your price rate. The album was recorded on October 28th in Brussels.
Read more to watch the new music video for Lupe Fiasco‘s Modest Mouse-sampling “The Show Goes On”.
Stream the new Gorillaz album, The Fall, right here. The album was almost completely recorded on everyone’s favorite Apple tablet, the iPad, throughout the duration of their recent tour. Although the album is only available to download for fan club members only right now, you can stream the album by signing up for their mailing list. A physical release is planned to be released in 2011. Merry Christmas!
Read more to watch a new Gorillaz music video for “Phoner Arizona”. The track is from the band’s new Christmas-day release, The Fall.
Heinali and Matt Finney have signed with Paradigms Recordings, who will be re-releasing Conjoined with new art and packaging in March/April. The two will then put out their fourth release. Read more for a personal message from the band posted on their Tumblr page.
“A lot has been going on behind the scenes here. You might’ve noticed that on our Bandcamp we’ve disabled downloading and we only have two tracks up for streaming. This is because we’re proud to announce that Paradigms Recordings is going to be re-releasing Conjoined with all new art and packaging in March/April. They will follow this up with our 4th album that we’re already starting to work on. We’re so excited and honored to be a part of the Paradigms family. They’ve put out some incredible releases over the years and it’s amazing that our music has found a home. Click on the link and check out their site. Buy some things while you’re at it. We’re also happy to say we’ll have physical copies now but they will be extremely limited. We’ll keep you posted on this and the recording of album #4.
2010 has been great to us but we’re not sad to see it go. We also have a little surprise coming soon for all of you. Be on the look out for that. It might even be today…
Thanks so much for sticking by us and for listening. We appreciate it more than you know. We hope the New Year will be good to you as well.
Heinali and Matt”