Turn the clocks back to late 2012/early 2013, Ryan and I discover The Lumineers’ debut album and our CD players would never be the same. We loved/love this album so much that we once listened to it, on repeat, on a drive from Rhode Island to DC…and back. While the entire album is fire, ‘Stubborn Love’ is my favorite track from their first album.
Go ahead, add some Lumineers to your Monday, you’re gonna like the way it feels, I guarantee it.
I guess it goes without saying that a guy who makes parody songs/videos goes about promoting his new album differently, but Weird Al is kind of a sneaky genius here. Why not utilize all the tools at your disposal to promote something? He’s in the middle of an eight day streak where he releases a new music video every day on a different website. He’s also been on Fox News, and last night he appeared on Conan to do a live version of ‘Tacky’, his spoof of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’. Say what you want about the guy, but he’s a performer. Also, doing this in one take is extremely impressive. Stay weird, Al.
Freddie – Queen guitarist Brian May stopped by BBC Radio ostensibly to discuss Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell, his new book on 19th century French stereoscopic cards. But after detailing his lifelong love of the cards and their odd visions of hell, May revealed plans for a new Queen album featuring unreleased Freddie Mercury vocals from the Eighties. Asked what his favorite Queen song ever recorded was, May said the answer changes every time, but “my favorite at the moment is ‘Made in Heaven,’ which was never a single but it’s the title track off the  album we made after Freddie was gone with all the pieces that were left. “I’ve just been doing something very similar because we found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they’re quite beautiful. People will be hearing this work toward the end of the year.”
I love Freddie Mercury. Not in the way that he would love me, but he was the best. If you can look me in the eyes and tell me a better vocalist than Freddie Mercury I’d probably rip your eyes out. On a serious note, the guy could write, sing and perform like nobody else, and the best part was he didn’t give a shit what anybody thought of him. He’d dress in drag for Queen’s music videos, sport a porn ‘stache and wear THE tightest clothes on stage. Then he’d belt out “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Somebody to Love” or “Fat Bottomed Girls” and you’d sit there and enjoy the shooting star that was singing for you. I can’t wait for this to come out. Long live The King.
R. Kelly is Going to Make a Christmas Album, Seduce Everyones Female Relatives and Probably Have Sex With Them
Source – If you’re planning to play one of R. Kelly’s recent albums to liven up your holiday parties (and really, who isn’t?), make sure you check the album art first.
That’s because his forthcoming Christmas album (due out in time for next year’s holiday) would be a much more seasonally appropriate choice than his lascivious new one, “Black Panties.”
Don’t mistake the Christmas record as being exactly wholesome, however, he told Rap-Up Interview. “It’s gonna be a lot of lovemaking. … I come with that bearing gifts.”
The mind reels at the sex-metaphor possibilities that the holiday season will open up for Kelly. Though we hope he’ll broaden his topicality to include all sorts of cultural celebrations — from Hanukkah (eight nights of passion, etc.) to Diwali and beyond.
I don’t care what this article says. In R. Kelly’s world, there are two things: wonderful, visceral sexy sex..and death. Horrible, boring death. R. Kelly could be making a Christian church album for small children. It wouldn’t matter. All he knows is sexy sex. If you buy this album, R. Kelly is going to have his way with you. And it’s probably going to be glorious.
So, Eminem is coming out with a new album. COULD NOT be more excited for an upcoming album after hearing this single from it. MMLP2 drops November 5th.
For those unaware, Prince officially joined Twitter a few weeks ago (@3rdeyegirl) and it basically turning the platform on it’s head. The guy legally changed his name to a symbol, so giving him 140 characters of free range is going to be fun to follow. Almost on cue, Prince tweeted out the following concerning his new single Breakfast Can Wait:
— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 16, 2013
Dave Chappelle, dressed as Prince, serving pancakes. Straight out of a Charlie Murphy True Hollywood Story. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Now we can all go purify ourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Today’s Music Monday takes a look at Vampire Weekend’s newest album, ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’, and the single from that album, Diane Young. Not only do the boys from NY City produce a jam on this one, but the video looks like it was a blast to film. Enjoy the music video, and check out the rest of the album for free on Spotify.