Jack White loves some weed (hidden track from side A of Lazaretto)
aka Curtis Mayfield’s Pusherman
Lazaretto // Jack White
Hm, it actually reminds me of a bluesy kind of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but I can’t say he isn’t trying something new. With all the different genre influences (rap, funk, country, blues) all over the place it makes it sound somewhat like modern Captain Beefheart, albeit… well, modern, I guess, for better or worse, and more polished. I’m looking forward to listening to it in the context of the whole album, though.
Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz, Tank Girl) has collaborated with Pretty Green and Teenage Cancer Trust to create these three limited edition t-shirts to raise money for charity (available here).
With a white guitar as the stand out symbol, the designs created by Jamie Hewlett depict classic guitar poses inspired by three rock idols. Featuring Phil Lynott, hell raising frontman of Thin Lizzy, the legendary Pete Townshend of The Who and the original ‘modfather’ Paul Weller the collaboration plays on both Teenage Cancer Trust and Pretty Green’s rich music heritage.
Beck — Brandon Nevins
In 2008, Seattle radio station 107.7 The End held a contest and the winner would have a song written about them by Beck. The contest required people to submit a “Why they deserve a song written about them” and the best one would be picked.
The winner was Brandon Nevins of Seattle.
Beck called this “an odyssey,” and also that his 8 albums have led up to this song. It was recorded on GarageBand and is filled with cheesy Casio beats, goofy vocal effects, some amazing melodies, and a number of insane musical shifts.
This reminded me just how much I love Beck’s crazyass humour. 12 minutes of groovy and hilarious entertainment. Also read the lyrics along in the video’s description (or here).
Townes Van Zandt — Lungs
From the latest (and this season’s penultimate) episode of True Detective. A fantastic show with a fantastic bluesy and blues-rock soundtrack.
The lyrics really shine in this wonderful track by The Zandt. Fellow singer-songwriter and good friend Steve Earle reportedly said that Townes wrote this song while sick with pneumonia in a hotel bed in NYC.
"Get the jumper cables, this motherfucker is lying."
Thanks to Elaine for getting me hooked on this show.
Beck — Waking Light
New song off Beck’s upcoming album, "Morning Phase", out February 25th!
A mellow yet epic sounding track with an excellent build up and an ending that pays off. The song takes its time while simultaneously dazzling you with its big, melancholy slow-mo sparkle.
Pre order ‘Morning Phase’ and get “Waking Light” & “Blue Moon” instantly on iTunes.
Pre order from Beck’s store to get pre-release tracks & early access to tickets for the forthcoming world tour.
Pre order on Amazon: CD, and VINYL.
Beck has shared the full audio for the debut track "Blue Moon" from his new album Morning Phase. It’s so beautiful, that even at 4 minutes it feels too short.
(C) 2014 Fonograf Records Under Exclusive License To Capitol Records, LLC
A glowing comeback it seems—well done, Beck. First Damon Albarn’s new track, now this. 2014 is shaping up to be a kickass year in music.