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Jack Antonoff is the kind of guy that could easily be seen as cool by association – he’s one-third of indie darlings cum chart-crushers fun., as well as longtime partner of Gen Y superstar Lena Dunham. Don’t let this context misconstrue him at all, however: He has absolutely no issue with holding his own. Look at this breakout smash, which sees Antonoff take the reins of a stuttered piano sample, arena-rock guitar and a chock-a-block chorus that almost threatens to cave in on itself before reinforcing its foundations. An anthem for overcoming odds and being the damn best you can be.

Music video by Bleachers performing I Wanna Get Better. (C) 2014 RCA Records,

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Dave Matthews Band has released yet another new single, “Again And Again”, from their upcoming album, Come Tomorrow due out on June 8th via RCA Records. This marks the third single released off Come Tomorrow, following “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and “That Girl Is You”.

The track originally debuted along with two others at the band’s 25th-anniversary show in 2016, with Dave taking a rare turn on keys. At the time, Matthews noted that it was as-of-yet untitled, but printed setlists dubbed the track “Bob Law”. Now officially re-named “Again And Again”, the catchy, bass- and synth-forward recording shifts deftly from somber and brooding to sunny and joyous, making for an at-once fresh and familiar sound that DMB fans are sure to love.

Come Tomorrowwill be Dave Matthews Band’s ninth studio release, serving as a follow-up to 2012’s Away From The World, it was created in studios across the United States and with several different producers, including John AlagiaMark BatsonRob Cavallo, and Rob Evans.

Once released, Come Tomorrow will be available in CD, digital, and cassette formats. The band also notes that they’ll release a limited-edition white-vinyl 4 LP set exclusively through the DMB and Warehouse Official stores.

Dave Matthews Band is currently in the midst of their extensive summer tour.

In 1973, Lou Reed hired the grandest band of his career, led by guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner. Their joint power gave the Velvet Underground classics emphasized in the set a heavy-metal girth, as well as a glam-rock grandeur. It’s captured in a 1974 live recording from a show the band gave at New York’s Academy of Music the year before. The performance is distinguished as much by the Hunter/Wagner dynamic as any vocal or composition from the star. The zenith actually arrives at the start: a three minute and twenty second intro to “Sweet Jane”  written by Hunter. It’s one of the boldest rock instrumentals of all time, anointed with an unfolding variety of righteous riffs, broken by solo spots for Hunter and Wagner. Throughout their set, Lou Reed gave the pair a wide berth, capped by a ten-minute take on “Rock ‘N Roll” that idealizes the song’s anthemic aspirations.

Hunter and Wagner dominate the set right from the start, with their mazy, melodic licks in the Intro seaming into the monster chords of Sweet Jane. Heroin is a slow burning epic, building up momentum into some blazing dual guitar interplay. Whilst White Light/White Heat is somewhat underpowered after such a start, the pace picks up again with Lady Day and the soaring closer Rock ‘n’ Roll, featuring more dazzling interplay between the leads.

The guitarists went on to enjoy a central spot in Alice Cooper’s solo group, idealizing the double guitar approach forged by Alice’s original band in the ’60s.

A remastered version was released on CD in 2000. It featured two tracks not included on the original LP release.

Further excerpts from the same concert were released in 1975 as Lou Reed Live (between the remastered Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal and Lou Reed Live the entire show has been released, albeit in a different order than the original concert). This live album’s stereo mix puts guitarist Dick Wagner on the right channel, and Steve Hunter on the left; this arrangement is reversed on Lou Reed Live.

Rock n Roll Animal is a live album by musician Lou Reed, released in February 1974 by RCA Records. In its original form, it only features five songs, four of which are songs by the Velvet Underground. The band were Pentti Glan (drums) and Prakash John(bass), Ray Colcord (keyboards), along with the twin guitars of  Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter  (The two guitarists would later form the basis of the second Alice Cooper band, beginning on Welcome to My Nightmare, which also features Glan and John.

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Nothing But Thieves have unveiled the first single from their forthcoming album release. ‘Amsterdam’ is taken from the band’s second album ‘Broken Machine’, due for release on September 8th via RCA Records.

Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Twenty One Pilots), the album was recorded at Ranch Studios in California.

Speaking of their new single ‘Amsterdam’, the band said: “It was inspired by our love of direct, guttural choruses. It’s like Conor is spitting the words in your face. It’s visceral and has momentum but also this beautiful moment in the middle which feels like a break in a sea storm. We didn’t have all the pieces before going in to the studio and this was one of the tracks that really came alive during the recording progress. It pretty much demanded to be our first song back.”

Sundara Karma have released a new track from their forthcoming debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect out 6th January.

‘Olympia’ epitomises the simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing sound the band’s devoted followers have grown to love. Shot at their recent headline show, the live performance showcases the vivacity of the astounding legion of fans the band has amassed in the past few years, promising a huge reaction to their forthcoming debut album.

It’s a relative slow-burner compared to some of their previous singles. That doesn’t make it any less enthralling, as they combine both the heartfelt intimacy of psychedelic pop credentials with euphoric results. ‘Olympia’ sees them aim for the summit.

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This following the indie dancefloor filler ‘She Said’ means that Sundara Karma are starting to really make moves.

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Lou Reed’s last project was to work on remastering and representing his RCA and Arista albums. This work was completed shortly before his death in 2013 and this 17 CD box “The RCA & Arista Album Collection” is the result.

This autumn, Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue The RCA & Arista Album Collection, This Lou Reed 17CD box set that features all his solo albums of the 1970s and early eighties remastered under the “direct personal supervision” of the American rock musician shortly before his death – his last project.

This anthology starts with 1972’s Lou Reed and takes in essential titles such as Transformer and Berlin. In total 16 albums feature in this collection including Lou Reed Live Take No Prisoners from 1978 which is a two-CD set.

Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed’s wife and partner for twenty-one years said “Lou put his heart into remastering these records. They are not smoothed out. Sometimes remastering revealed their details and roughness in the most exciting ways. They leap out at you with their original energy.

“I also love the rare images and the great selection of Lou’s words about his music in this collection. Lou was a superb analyst and sharp critic and the interview excerpts bring back his crazy sense of humour, his generosity and his big view of the world and the meaning of music. Anyone who has loved Lou’s music will be so happy to have this. I’m really grateful to Sony for putting this one out.”

Unusually for Sony ‘album collection’ sets, this is a large format, 12″ x 12″ deluxe box and includes an 80-page hardbound book capturing images of memorabilia from Lou’s personal archives, rare photos and artwork and interviews. The box also comes with five 8″ x 10″ prints and a facsimile reproduction of a rare RCA promotional poster (598mm x 572mm). Strangely this set omits “Lou Reed Live”, the companion album to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal” (which Is included), basically the other half of the same concert. The album was released in 1975, so should be there. Also where is “Live In Italy” from the 1983 “Legendary Hearts” tour released in 1984 between “Legendary Hearts” and “New Sensations”. To says it’s Lou’s final project and a gathering of his RCA and Arista (and back to RCA) work, why miss out two live albums, especially as this set DOES include 2 other live albums? Not complete and inexplicable really. They have included the “play it once at your peril “Metal Machine Music””, but why miss those other very listenable live albums?

The RCA & Arista Album Collection will be issued on 7 October 2016.

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LOU REED – THE RCA & ARISTA ALBUM COLLECTION

  • 1. Lou Reed (April 1972)
  • 2. Transformer (November 1972)
  • 3. Berlin (July 1973)
  • 4. Rock n Roll Animal (live – February 1974)
  • 5. Sally Can’t Dance (August 1974)
  • 6. Metal Machine Music (July 1975)
  • 7. Coney Island Baby (December 1975)
  • 8. Rock and Roll Heart (October 1976)
  • 9. Street Hassle (February 1978)
  • 10. Lou Reed Live  Take No Prisoners (2 CDs – November 1978)
  • 11. The Bells (April 1979)
  • 12. Growing Up in Public (April 1980)
  • 13. The Blue Mask (February 1982)
  • 14. Legendary Hearts (March 1983)
  • 15. New Sensations (April 1984)
  • 16. Mistrial (June 1986)

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On Van Morrison‘s 35th studio album, the singer decided to take songs from his vast catalog and rework them with some of his favorite singers. Logically, the album is called“Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue.”

Morrison avoided picking classics like “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Moondance,” and instead selected more obscure tunes from his library to tackle. The album opens with Morrison and R&B singer Bobby Womack performing “Some Peace of Mind” from 1991′s “Hymns to the Silence,” .

The song is one of Womack’s last studio performances; in June 2014, he passed away due to a variety of health problems. In this recording, the two singers alternate lines in a back and forth manner, coming together around the song’s title. Compared to the original, their new version is more upbeat – “there wasn’t enough punch in the original,” Morrison said. “Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue” on RCA Records. Along with Womack, Morrison duets with Michael Buble, Mavis Staples, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Steve Winwood, and more.

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Cowboy Junkies have just recorded the Blind Willie Johnson song “Jesus Coming Soon”. This is for the upcoming Blind Willie Johnson tribute album “God Don’t Never Change”  featuring recordings by Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Rickie Lee Jones, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and many more…The release date has yet to be scheduled, but we’ll let you know. Cowboy Junkies will also be looking back at The Trinity Session recording on their Facebook Page this month. They will be posting pictures from behind the scenes of that special day and much more.

The Trinity Session is a 1988 album by “Cowboy Junkies”  and was their second album release. Recorded in Toronto at the Church of the Holy Trinity at the end of November 1987,  with the band circled around a single microphone. The album includes a mixture of original material by the band and some covers of classic Folk Rock and County songs . including the band’s most famous single, a cover of  The Velvet Underground song “Sweet Jane” , based on the version found on the Live 1969 Velvet Underground album rather than the later studio version from “Loaded” . Also included is “Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)”, which is both a cover and an original, combining a new song by the band with the pop standard “Blue Moon“. Released in early 1988 on latent records in Canada. then released later that year through-out the rest of the world on RCA records.

In 2007 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties-curated ” Don’t look Back”  series. Also in that year, the band returned to The Church of the Holy Trinity to record a new version of the Trinity Session with special guest musicians Natalie Merchant, Vic Chesnutt and Ryan Adams. This new set of recordings was released as “Trinity Sessions Revisited” to commemorate the 20th anniversary Of ” The Trinity Sessions”. release.