Bomb The Bass
Tim Simenon a/k/a Bomb The Bass is back with a new album (produced in collaboration with Gui Boratto) whose accomplished songwriting and sonic scope belie the spontaneity with which it came together. The title says it all: Back to Light.
The first in a campaign which sees Bomb The Bass releasing four digital singles in four months, “The Infinites” (featuring longtime Bomb The Bass collaborator Paul Conboy on vocals) is without doubt one of the standout tracks on the album. The single also features stellar remix contributions from Extrawelt, Kwesachu (Micachu & Kwes) and Mark E, essential cuts that raise the tempo and turn the melodic orginal into pure dancefloor burners.
“Stylo” (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)
From Rolling Stone:
Just one day after the Gorillaz were named as Coachella’s closing night headliner, “Stylo,” the first single off the cartoon band’s upcoming third album Plastic Beach, leaked out into the blogosphere. Gorillaz’s Murdoc Niccals wrote on his Twitter page, “A leak! A leak! Plastic Beach has sprung a leak! One of those Russian pirates has put a bullet hole in my island! My single’s leaked! STYLO!” The first single features R&B singer Bobby Womack’s trademark croon on the chorus, as well as rapper Mos Def, who will join the Gorillaz as an animated character named “Sun Moon Stars” on Plastic Beach. “Stylo” will officially be released on January 26th, with Plastic Beach to follow on March 9th.
• Gorillaz: http://www.gorillaz.com
Ghostface, Raekwon, & Method Man
Nah Right has posted a sweeeeeeeeeet track off The Wu-Massacre, a collabo album featuring Ghostface, Raekwon, and Method Man. (Note the primo sample of The Jackson 5’s “We’re Almost There.”) Says Nah Right: “I can’t tell you where I got this but I can tell you it’s not supposed to be out yet… the group doesn’t even have a name yet.”
The Wu-Massacre is due March 30 via Def Jam.
Magick and Music podcast
From Howlin’ Wuelf:
Check out this podcast with Jarboe, former vocalist with seminal Industrial band, Swans, and an intensely busy solo artist and collaborator who continues to loom large in the extreme rock world working with musicians from Ministry, Neurosis, Pantera, Lustmord, Einsturzende Neubauten to name but a few.
She discusses getting out of her comfort zone to push the boundaries of creativity as well as her experiences with Solomonic magick, spirituality and its affect on her recent work.
Click here for the podcast.
• Jarboe: http://www.thelivingjarboe.com
the morning benders
Here’s a track by the morning benders off their upcoming album, Big Echo, due March 9 on Rough Trade. You can download it at the band’s website.
“That Old Temple”
Dead Meadow PR (who else!):
A video for the song “That Old Temple” by Dead Meadow has just surfaced (click link above). The video was helmed by Artificial Army who have previously worked with recording artists The Sword, The Mars Volta, Coheed & Cambria and These Arms Are Snakes. The song and the video provide the first glimpse of The Three Kings multi-media project to surface later this year on Xemu (www.Xemu.com) which will include new music from the band as well as re-recorded classics from their catalogue.
• Dead Meadow: http://www.deadmeadow.com