Saturday, 11 April 2015
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Some real nice Blue Note style artwork adorns Bob's brand new opus, "Shadows In The Night".
Yap, hot on the heels of the wonderful recent The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Columbia Records have just announced this intriguing release from his Bobness.
Dylan's new studio album, Shadows In The Night, will be released on February 3, 2015.
"Shadows In The Night" is the 36th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since the wonderful 2012 collection, Tempest.
The album will feature ten songs recorded live in the studio by Dylan and his band, and was produced by the singer under his pseudonym Jack Frost.
Bob Dylan said of his forthcoming release.....
“It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That's the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded.”
Although "Shadows In The Night" features a selection of standards, it’s not a covers record according to its creator.
Although the songs are all acknowledged standards – tackled at some point by Frank Sinatra – Dylan insists he’s brought a new approach to the likes of The Night We Called It A Day and Some Enchanted Evening.
“I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way,” Bob explains. “They’ve been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.”
Shadows In The Night is available now for pre-order NOW! .. just click the link above!
I’m A Fool To Want You
The Night We Called It A Day
Stay With Me
Why Try To Change Me Now
Some Enchanted Evening
Full Moon And Empty Arms
Where Are You?
What’ll I Do
That Lucky Old Sun
Monday, 22 December 2014
The interesting (well, only for the mellifluous hotties!) idiosyncratic, pastoral video from Pharrell Williams for the recent single Gust of Wind - a Daft Punk collaboration from his Girl LP.
Plot-wise, "Gust of Wind" is just Pharrell walking around while an array of some sort of forest nymphs dance and clap their hands, with the video seemingly trying to mesh the beautifully choreographed aerial acrobatics of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with bizarre Seventies sci-fi of Zardoz and Escape From the Planet of the Apes.
This thing was helmed by Brit director Edgar Wright.
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
"Our marriage hasn't been a garden of roses. Botanically speaking, you're more of a Venus Fly Trap."
- Larry David as Boris Yelnikoff in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works"
every part of me says go ahead ...
After fucking around with some dumb phone app, Arctic Monkeys blast out an excellent acoustic version of Tame Impala's migfhty "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" on Aussie radio .
Yap, Alex and the lads participated in Triple j's "Like A Version" cover series, which features artists covering the songs of others.
The wonderful woozy song of broken love, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" appeared on the Lonerism LP from Kevin Parker, and chums a few moons back.
Seems Parker's had a big payday this year as the song was also recently reworked by Kendrick Lamar for the Divergent soundtrack.