After blowing up big in the ’90s with their platinum-selling LP Troublegum, Therapy? went on to explore and push musical boundaries over the course of 10 subsequent releases. Today, our own Amazing Record Co. is proud to release Disquiet, the label’s first full-length album, and one that could be considered a sequel to the landmark Troublegum. Striking a perfect balance between melodic, intelligent, and ferocious, Disquiet finds Therapy? circling back to forge a new path forward from the sound that made them such an enduring and original band.
Out now. Watch the video for the first single, “Still Hurts.”
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is now officially just Lady Lamb. While we will always silently add “the Beekeeper” in our minds, we understand the move, considering “Lady Lamb” has become the shorthand anyway.
Whatever she’s called, Aly Spaltro, continues to amaze with her deep, dense lyrics, her commanding voice, her aching melodies, and her adventurous production. All of this is on display on her newest album After, which is available now in the US. Europe will have to wait until June 19 to get their copies.
Catch her on tour:
The Wallies, Florida’s greatest rock export since Tom Petty, is getting ready to release a new EP in April. The band documented their time in the studio last month on social media, and have just shared the track listing and cover art. The EP, titled Vanilla Sex, is being released via Tone Deaf and Drunk Recordings. Hoping like hell that track 5 is a cover of The Sonics‘ classic. And, come on, “Tom Cruisin?” How can that be bad?
1. Mellow And Rockus
2. Tom Cruisin
3. Put Me To Bed
4. Watch Them All Flock
5. Have Love Will Travel
6. Not Very Picky
7. All of You
Aloud, those purveyors of pure rock and roll, have released a new video for their single “A Little Bit Low,” from the LP It’s Got To Be Now. It’s an appropriately and increasingly tense clip, as the seconds tick away, boredom bears down, and Jen de la Osa sings, “It’s easy to lose your mind / over nothing… Yeah, we all get a little bit low from time to time.”
All true. Enjoy.
Today is Monday. Sorry. But here’s something to be glad about: Yonas, the amazing MC from Bronx, NY, is dropping remixes every other Tuesday. So you’ve got that to look forward to. But you don’t have to wait (the next one isn’t due until next week), because there’s already four out there. Here’s the most recent, a remix of Hozier‘s hit “Take Me To Church.” It’s accompanied by a great video, including live footage from a recent performance with Wale in Knoxville, TN.
I think maybe YouTube user MrAnjelorion said it best: “Just threw out all my lighters because this track is fire enough for anytime I need to light up.”
Joe Mauldin, the bass player for one of the most influential early rock and roll bands, died on Saturday February 7th after a battle with cancer, Billboard reports. Mauldin played double bass in the Crickets, off-and-on backing band for Buddy Holly before his death in a plane crash in 1959.
Listening to Mauldin’s playing on those early records, it sounds familiar – almost archetypical – and thus perhaps less unique to modern listeners some 60 years later. But this of course is because he helped create the sound and style that became the bedrock for the then-new hybrid of rhythm and blues and pop that Holly was ushering in. While the double bass itself would not be in vogue for much longer, Holly and the Crickets influenced the biggest rock acts of the next decade, and they, in turn, shaped modern music as we know it today.
After Holly’s death, Mauldin continued to perform with the Crickets, who had already begun recording without their former frontman, who had moved to New York from their home in Texas. The band backed the Everly Brothers on tour before Mauldin enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-66. He later became a recording engineer at the famed Gold Star Studios and, in 2012, was inducted with the rest of the Crickets – Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, and Niki Sullivan – into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 2015 Grammy Awards happened last night. Established: awards shows are generally silly, and we all hopefully know that going in, so we’re all really there for the spectacle and maybe to root for our favorite music, because a little personal vindication of taste – or tastication (™) – never hurt anyone.
The good part of last night’s telecast was that there was a lot of music packed in, and a lot less yapping by presenters. Acceptance speeches were also subject to the yap-ban, so even the big winners only got a minute or two to say thanks. This is still probably for the best, and most of the winners handled it with aplomb.
Sam Smith was a big winner, taking home four awards. We all joked early and often about the recent revelation that Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne were awarded songwriting credit and royalties for Smith’s smash “Stay With Me” and everyone had a good laugh.
December’s winners (and more) are featured on the OurStage show streaming now on AmazingRadio.com. Listen in to hear music from Adios Mafia, Jesi Jones, Ju’not, Jillian Valentine, Space Walk, The Delta Riot, Sho Skrilla, Summerlyn Powers, Late Cambrian, Annalise Emerick, Yellabird, The Figgs, Kat Robichaud, and Shotty.
While you were mentally blowing off work in anticipation of your vacation, Yahoo Music was premiering the new official lyric video for Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits‘ “Somebody Call The Doctor.” The propulsive lead track from her upcoming album (January 27th) hit the web on December 23rd. Sure, it’s not all mistletoe and eggnog, but with all that out of the way, it’s time to focus on how spectacular this song sounds, and how entertaining the Doctor Who-themed video is. We’ll have more about the full-length soon, but until then, please enjoy: