The Legendary Dave Stewart Premieres Inspirational Video for “American Prayer”
Any regular Huffington Post readers out there may have noticed a new guest blogger on Friday by the name of Dave Stewart. The Dave Stewart, of the Eurythmics, you mean? Yup, that one. Fresh on the heels of his brilliant solo record The Dave Stewart Songbook, Vol. 1, and in conjunction with MoveOn.org, Stewart has released a video for single “American Prayer” that features stock footage of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as appearances by many celebrities and musicians, including Forest Whitaker and Joss Stone. Check it out for yourself right here (or after the jump), buy the track at iTunes, and upload your own version via Stewart’s website, My American Prayer.
Project Jenny, Project Jan Play FREE SHOW Sunday, Prep Collaboration EP
Brooklyn duo Project Jenny, Project Jan have been busy. Coming off their debut album XOXOXOXOXO, PJPJ have spent the summer working on a collaboration record due this fall featuring songs with Fujiya & Miyagi, Mixel Pixel, So Percussion, Adam Matta, Nate Martinez (Pela) and One Watt Sun. Listen to new track “You Said (feat. So Percussion)” right here. All proceeds will go to charity.
This Sunday, August 24th, Project Jenny, Project Jan will play a FREE SHOW at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for the McCarren Pool After Party. They’ll then join Fujiya & Miyagi on a string of UK and Ireland dates in September.
Lackthereof Records Ridiculous Daytrotter Bookery, Offers Up Another Free Track From Your Anchor
Last month, Menomena’s Danny Seim released the eighth (or ninth, we can’t tell…) full-length under his solo moniker, Lackthereof . Your Anchor , delivered July 22nd via Barsuk Records, has been landing praise left and right since its release. Danny recently contributed a trippy reading of the Book of Solomon to Daytrotter’s Bookery section. As Daytrotter editor Sean Moeller says, “you’re going to be hypnotized by this whacked out reading/recording made by Menomena drummer and Lackthereof mastermind Danny Seim and when you awake from the trance – inspired by the piece to paint your body green, speed-eat a pork chop and four apple pies, caress a complete stranger and then cannonball into a quiet pool, bellowing, ‘Behold thou art fair,’ in Latin or French.” Yeah, what he said.
Oh, and there’s more goodies, too. Seim is following up the release of last month’s “Last November ” with another standout from the album, “Choir Practice.”
MP3 : Lackthereof – Choir Practice
Vandalizing The Classics: OC Punk Vets Cover ZZ Top, Queen, Ramones, Polish Turds
Orange County, CA comedy-punk vets The Vandals recently released BBC 1 Sessions and Other Polished Turds , a digital-only collection of rarities from the annals of Vandals history and BBC 1’s Lock-Up Sessions with Mike Davis. The album boasts some of the best from those sessions, featuring hilarious renditions of ZZ Top, Sublime, and Queen fare, and a tear jerking piano version of the dead pet lament “Canine Euthanasia.” Plus there’s exclusive new tracks – “Long Haired Lover” and “You’re Not The Boss Of Me (Kick It)” – featuring Emmy-winning comedian Bob Odenkirk (AKA the Bob half of Mr. Show). The rest, mostly cover songs, come from ancient Ramones tributes, lame Alice Cooper tribute albums, and even an awesome Japanese Disney tribute. The cheesiest of the cheesy, however, has to be the Vandals version of “Long Haired Lover From Liver Pool,” the song then-9-year-old Jimmy Osmond topped the U.K. pop charts with in 1972. Full tracklist after the jump.
MP3 : The Vandals – Change The World With My Hockey Stick
Slip on those white shades, pull down the door to the Delorean and get ready to be ‘tooken’ to the future of hip hop. Dirty Digital is a duo from Chicago who is doing things proper by delivering us a mix of electro and hip hop that will make you want to do the robot while you take out your new iPhone to tell your mom just how solid these tunes are. Qwazaar (of Typical Cats) and Silence (of Outerlimitz) are the emcees/producers that reside beneath all that digital dirt and they have teamed up with G.O.O.D. Music’s G.L.C. (also featured in Kanye West’s “Drive Slow” and “Spaceship”) for their 1st single “Sodapopinski.”
Having just returned from seeing Kanye West at the Virgin Mobilefest, i can say that Dirty Digital would have fit right in with Kanye’s retro-electro hip-pop crusade and the hordes of hip-hop heads, hipsters and good ol’ music fans that were loving it. “Sodapopinski” is an homage to old school pop culture with both the Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! reference and the filters that try to contain this arpeggiated, synth-laden track as it sweeps and dances through your speakers and all up in your brainium. The single can be found keeping company with a few other tasty tracks from the Dirty Digital boys on their debut maxi-single, available now. Also on the release are some ear-splitting, fist-pump inspiring remixes from the likes of Hey Champ and DJ Jali.
This music is truly a breath of fresh air, and as proclaimed on the “Madonna” remix, the Dirty Digital sound is guaranteed to make your “woofers fried,” so get ready to shake what your momma gave you in those Z. Cavaricci’s that I know you never had the heart to throw away. This is where music is heading, so roll up your sleeves and strap in, cause it’s gonna get dirty.