If you’re looking for it, it’s actually not too hard to find a new band you really dig. Most often, those artists are doing something that resonates with you because of your established tastes. It sounds familiar, it feels comfortable, and maybe there’s even an aspect of the music that’s unique. Much more rare, though, is to come across an act doing something completely different than what you might otherwise find in your music collection and still be affected by it. Such is the case with The Shills, a band that seems to blend so many varied influences as to produce music that cannot be so easily pigeonholed. Fresh off a second win in our Indie Pop channel, they are our latest Artist of the Week.
The 2014 Sasquatch! music fest, held each year in George, Washington, has announced its 2014 lineup. Unsurprisingly, we see a lot of familiar faces on the bill. Headlining this year is OutKast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Frank Ocean, and Foster the People to name a few”and we do mean quite a few. Though the festival has previously taken place over just one weekend, this year’s 100+ performances have been expanded to a massive two weekend event over Memorial Day and July 4th weekends. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
Primavera Sound Festival has revealed its 2014 lineup, which boasts over 15 headliners including Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kendrick Lamar. Taking place May 29th to 31st in Barcelona, the lineup will also include Chvrches, Haim, and Nine Inch Nails, in what is sure to be one of the city’s loudest nights. Check out the full lineup below.
When the 2014 Grammys air this Sunday, we’ll be treated to yet another all-star jam, but this one holds promise. It’s an FOD (friends of Dave) free for all, featuring many of the players from Dave Grohl‘s Sound City film, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham, and longtime Grohl pals Queens of the Stone Age, all of them nominated in some way for awards this year (Buckingham’s collaboration with Delta Rae, “If I Loved You,” earned a nomination for producer Rob Cavallo).
Coupled with the not-earth-shattering-but-still-pretty-cool treat of seeing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr play together again, this might just make an interesting telecast. The Grohl jam will close out the show. Maybe Macca and Ringo will jump up there, who knows? Follow us on Twitter to catch a live-tweeting of events as they unfold on Sunday night.
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Last night Sleigh Bells took to the stage of the Late Show With David Letterman to perform their animated little number “Young Legends,” off their most recent release, Bitter Rivals. The band was just announced as part of the massive Coachella lineup alongside OutKast, Queens Of The Stone Age, Lorde, and Forster The People. Check out the performance below. (more…)
Coachella has just revealed its 2014 lineup and, as anticipated, it’s packed with goodness, including the reunion of OutKast, who will headline along with Muse and Arcade Fire. Coachella fans will also have a chance to see Ellie Goulding, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, MGMT, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and a ton more during the six day extravaganza. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
We may be a few days into the new year by now, but that didn’t stop Queens of the Stone Age from celebrating with their debut on Austin City Limits this past Saturday night. In honor of the show’s 39th season, the band played hits such as “No One Knows” off 2002’s Songs for the Deaf, and “My God Is The Sun,” off their latest success, …Like Clockwork, for an expanded one hour set time.
You can check out their performance below, and catch the band during their late January/early February US dates, before they head to Australia and New Zealand this March. (more…)
In a newly released music video for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory, Queens of the Stone Age take fans on a dark and thrilling adventure as this once stagnant video comes to life with an enticing new interactive version. As you’re led down a dismal and foreboding tunnel, you enter what one can only assume is the library, as the haunting tunes of “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” begin to play.
Throughout the experience, QOTSA hide links to the non-interactive video, and a book of lyrics, before eventually leading the viewer to a cleverly compiled video of the band performing the track.
Check out the interactive video right here, and the regular one below.
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Taken from QOTSA’s forthcoming June release, “I Appear Missing” is the second album cut to find its way online. The track is as rockin’ as the band has ever sounded, but the true gem of this story is the accompanying video. With artwork courtesy of Boneface and animation from Liam Brazier, the video features a mummified man being coerced by a bloodied raven in a post-apocalyptic setting. Click below to enjoy the video.
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Taken from June’s Like Clockwork, “My God Is The Sun” is an all-out jam fans of QOTSA are going to instantly embrace. Frontman Josh Hommes has crafted something truly great with this track, and we’re hoping it’s a sign of what we can expect from the full album this Summer. You can discover the track at the end of this post.