The Winterkids: "Tape It" Video
Riding this wave of cross-continental acclaim, the Kids are enjoying acclaim from recent gigs in the Big Apple and at SXSW.
Death From Above 1979 release Romance Bloody Romance: In their quest to remix every single song on the label, they bring you their second full-length remix record. Two new recordings and 11 remixes from French masters Alan Braxe and Justice, UK machers Erol Alken and Phones, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Test-Icicles' Sammy Danger, the DFA1979 guys themselves and more.
Formed by Kristin Hersh in 2003, 50 Foot Wave released a self-titled mini album last year - 6 blistering songs whose electrifying energy astonished anyone who encountered them. Now the band follow that up with "Golden Ocean", their full-length debut. 50 Foot Wave is Hersh's first new band since she founded the influential Throwing Muses, and it's a harder, faster, more direct experience than anything she has recorded before. Kristin sums up her vision for 50 Foot Wave thus : "What could be more fun that turning everything up to 10 and screaming your head off for an hour every night?"
The single, "Number 1," is from Goldfrapp's highly anticipated third full-length release "Supernature." Through pioneering electronics, crystalline vocals, visual theatrics and glam-sex decadence, Goldfrapp has all the hallmarks of classic British pop music. After "Felt Mountain" (2000), their Mercury Award nominated debut, their second album - the Brit nominated "Black Cherry" - was the benchmark of 2003. Its two euphoric, electro-stomp anthems, "Train" and "Strict Machine" were that year's peak of class-pop cool. As a British duo who writes and produces everything together, the new album, "Supernature" is the sound of Goldfrapp breaking through their own crash barrier, an uncompromising creative force at the top of their very own game.
The name of this band is Vampire Weekend. They are specialists in the following styles: "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", "Upper West Side Soweto", "Campus", and "Oxford Comma Riddim." Vampire Weekend are Ezra Koenig (vocals / guitar), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards / vocals), Chris Baio (bass) and Christopher Tomson (drums). They live in New York and met while studying at Columbia University, forming the band in the spring of 2006. In June 2007 the New York Times wrote that "Even without an album, Vampire Weekend have made one of the most impressive debuts of the year." In January 2008 XL Recordings will release Vampire Weekend's first full-length. Their first single "Mansard Roof" will be in shops on October 22, 2007. (October 23 in the US)
Kinski's Sub Pop full-length debut! (This record was also released as a limited ed. double LP, by the fine folks at Strange Attractors Audio House - www.strange-attractors.com.) New Sub Pop roster addition Kinski is a (mostly...) instrumental rock quartet from Seattle. By turns melodic, swelling, roaring, propulsive, and sparse, Kinski walks the margins of avant-rock (ref. High Rise, Sonic Youth, Bardo Pond, Mogwai, GYBE) with nods to Krautrock and a penchant for noisy psychedelia. Airs Above Your Station is Kinski's third full-length (after the self-released Space Launch for Frenchie and 2001's stunning Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle on Pacifico Recordings).
Feature-hungry music fans will find their appetites whetted by this supercharged, high-capacity portable music machine.
The production duo behind redCola, Jonathan Paul and Damir Price aka Paul & Price are set to release their newest collaboration, Sounds Like Sex 2 - After Midnight Music. Guest vocalists and collaborators include Angela McCluskey, the voice behind Telepopmusik's "Breathe", and Toddy Ivy, LA's refreshing and inovative chanteuse. "I Adore You", the single featuring Angela McCluskey, was originally written for the Nike campaign featuring Serena Williams which played throughout Europe during Wimbledon and the Olympics. After much anticipation the full-length version finally makes its debut on SLS2. The album is a follow up to Sounds Like Sex 1, the first in the series whose sales continuously rank in the top 3 at CDBaby's Music to Have Sex To. The sound of Paul & Price combines somatic beats with lush orchestration - often provacative and exotic, creating sexy downtempo and intoxicating electronica. Since joining forces in 2002 Paul & Price have released 5 albums and licensed songs for compilations by Hugo Boss, Six Degrees Records and Invisible Records. Paul & Price is the music of the Virgin Airlines Upper First Class and has been featured on MTV, NBC and Fox. Their prestigious clients include Nike, Infiniti, and Cadillac, as well as films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The League Of Extrodinary Gentlemen, Final Destination 2, and The Watcher.
Kudu tap into Siouxsie circa 82, dark Chicago house circa 86, deep 70s funk, and, consciously or not, UK jungle tekno circa 91. They are real deal, and their music is so primal that they could just as validly be classed a rock act as a jazz or dance act. On stage Kudu are dark and raw and desperate, but their pop potential has always been apparent to anyone with ears for song craft and eyes for charisma. Bar Star, the first single from the upcoming full-length from Nublu Records entitled Death of the Party, confirms this perception. In addition to the aforesaid ingredients, Kudu on record have a sense of fun lifted from Deee-Lite, ESG, church in rural Georgia and parades in New Orleans. Kudu plans to tour extensively surrounding the release of the record, and they have already received press from the likes of XLR8R, URB, Pitchfork, and the acclaimed music writer Simon Reynolds. Remixes of Bar Star are as diverse as Kudu?s influences. In Flagranti, the head of Codek Records, turns Bar Star into a disco track that echoes Prince and the Time?perfect for a Miami Dancefloor. Freddie Mas, of Tigersushi fame, twists the track into an AC/DC-like cock-rock funk anthem. This is the twelve inch of the year from the band of the year.
"Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper" is one of the great lost rock films. The movie, which captures the original band lineup in the middle of the legendary 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour, has never before been available on home video or DVD. Shout! Factory is proud to present the original cut of the film (including skits featuring the band) which was given a very limited theatrical run?mostly at midnight screenings?in the mid-?70s. This is the early cut, predating the Holywood version. Now available for the first time since the theatrical release, Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper boasts a new high-definition film transfer as well as a new Surround Sound mix created from the 16-track master tapes, plus a multitude of extras, including movie-length commentary by Alice himself. ?The film that out-grosses them all??as it was originally billed?is back, looking and sounding better than ever. Live Performances: Hello, Hooray Billion Dollar Babies Elected I?m Eighteen Raped And Freezin? No More Mr. Nice Guy My Stars Unfinished Sweet Sick Things Dead Babies I Love The Dead School?s Out Under My Wheels The Lady Is A Tramp (studio)