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Archive for “Your First Listen” Tag

Your First Listen: Muse “Dead Inside”

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MuseHey, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, what’s your new single “Dead Inside” all about??

“This is where the story of the album begins, where the protagonist loses hope and becomes ‘Dead Inside’, therefore vulnerable to the dark forces introduced in ‘Psycho‘ and which ensue over the next few songs on the album, before eventually defecting, revolting and overcoming these dark forces later in the story.”

Woooaaahhhh, dark stuff man!

Drones, the band’s 8th album, hits stores on June 8th – what do you think of “Dead Inside”?

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Your First Listen: Brandon Flowers “Can’t Deny My Love”

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brandon flowersLast month, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers let us know that the wait for his next solo album was almost over, with Desired Effect being released on May 18th, with the first single coming soon – and soon is NOW!

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Your First Listen: Florence + The Machine “St. Jude”

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Still a few months to go until you can get your hot little hands on Florence + The Machine’s new album “How Big How Blue How Beautiful”, but your buddy Flo has given you another taste of the record to tide you over until it’s June 2nd release date.

Check out the new video for “St. Jude”

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Your First Listen: Of Monsters and Men “Crystals”

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Who’s ready for new Of Monsters and Men!  The Icelandic band will release their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Beneath The Skin, June 9th.  Check out the first single, Crystals, below!

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Your First Listen: Muse “Psycho”

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It’s the song that you’ve been waiting 3 years for (even longer if you’ve been dying for Muse to get back to their rockier roots)!

“Psycho” is the first track from Muse’s Drones, out June 9th (June 8th in the UK).  The first official single, to be called “Dead Inside”, drops on March 23rd, but you can pre-order the album and download “Psycho” on iTunes around 1:30pm today (March 12th).

Check it out!

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Your First Listen – New Music From Tame Impala

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Hoorah -it’s new music from Tame Impala!TAMEIMPALA

Not only did the band drop a new (almost 8 MINUTE LONG!) song called “Let It Happen” today, they also made it available for FREE DOWNLOAD!  Stream the track below (via Consequence of Sound), then go download it HERE!

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Your First Listen: New Music From Mumford & Sons!

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Mumford & Sons Press Shot 2nd MarchMumford & Sons will release their new album, Wilder Mind, on May 4th – and they’ve finally given us a taste of what’s in store!

The band told Rolling Stone that they “have mostly removed their signature elements – banjo, acoustic strumming, stomping kick drum – and replaced them with U2-sized guitars, synths, spacey mellotrons and even some drum machines”, adding, “We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us.  We’ve got a broader taste in music than just that.  None of us had really any interest in doing a sort of Babel 2. It was always going to be different.”

What do you think of “Believe”?

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Your First Listen: MORE New AWOLNATION

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awol runBest part about AWOLNATION?  When you hit ‘play’ on one of their songs, you have NO idea what you’re going to hear.

Aaron Bruno & his crew has tossed us another track from the band’s sophomore album Run, out March 17th.  What do you think of “Windows”?

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Your First Listen: Fun. Frontman Goes Solo!

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Jack Antonoff of Bleachers isn’t the only member of Fun. that can get his solo-project on!

After a weekend of not-so-subtle teasing, Fun. frontman Nate Ruess dropped a video for “Nothing Without Love”, his debut solo single.  What do you think?

BONUS FUN. FACTS (see what I did there?):  “Nothing Without Love” features backing vocals from Lykke Li and guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer.

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Your First Listen: MORE New Death Cab!

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kintsugiI’m sure you already have March 31st, the day that Death Cab for Cutie will release their new album Kintsugi, written on your calender with a big red heart around it – and here’s another reason to swoon!

Ben Gibbard et al. have dropped some more sweet ear-porn on ya in the form of “No Room In Frame” – the second track we’ve heard from their forthcoming release.  Check it out below!

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