Motley Crue gave the world a little more “Sex” in order to have something new to play for its current tour with Kiss. But the group isn’t willing to commit to when, or even if, it will have an album’s worth of new material to join it in the near future.
“It takes time to put together music,” bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard.com. “Right now we’re just writing music. There’s tons of material always there — there’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us, it’s how many songs have we written (and) how many do we love and what do we want to do with them? It’s about finding the time to go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it does.”
Sixx isn’t sure when that process — which could result in a follow-up to 2008′s “Saints of Los Angeles” — will take place, but he says he and his mates are happy with “Sex,” which was distributed free to fan club members and later sent to digital retailers, as a placeholder.
“We happened to have this song everyone was really excited about, so instead of saying, ‘Let’s add it to the pile of songs we have and we’ll sort ‘em out later,’ we were, ‘Hey, let’s finish this one up,’” Sixx recalls. “We got it out there for the fans, for the tour, and it’s exciting for the band to play something new. We love the classics and the hits, and I know the fans love that, too, but to be able to play something new is great.”
He adds that the Crue went deliberately soft in promoting “Sex,” without a big push for radio or video play. “We wanted to save that big push for when we do (an album),” he says, “but the way the song is connecting with people feels like the way the music used to connect with people when we were a baby band and just had our first record out. The song really seems to work.” [Source]
We are very happy to be able to share a new song with you today! It is called Hollow Mountain. It is the opening song of our new album Piramida and now also the first song we are sharing from the album. Piramida will be released on 4AD & Rumraket on September 24th 2012 worldwide. You canpre-order the album here. We will be touring extensively in the fall playing Piramida Concerts with classical orchestras in Europe and New York. The concert calendar can be found at efterklang.net/home/concerts.
New single by The Savage Rose released in the summer of 2012! Freedom To Love is the first single from the forthcoming album Love And Freedom, which will be released in september 2012.
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Production master and veteran solo artist Todd Rundgren has given Tame Impala’s new single “Elephant” one hell of a makeover. Oddly enough, the 64 year old musician is the one who brings the tune a modern day vibe. Hear the unique blend of psychedelic rock and electronics. [Source]
The third single from Richard Hawley’s hugely acclaimed album, ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’. Buy the album here
Richard Hawley’s Singles Club – Find out more here:
“A churning, glowering, tumultuous noise…Richard Hawley makes a masterpiece…” – 5/5 The Guardian
“Hawley has discharged a beautiful storm of brimstone.” – 8/10 NME
“There isn’t a greater or more unusual talent operating in British music.” – The Word Magazine
“His craftsman’s melodious voice add balm and balance… powerfully brooding.” – Mojo
The rare remix by Adrian Sherwood for the limited edition of the original 12-inch single. Despite “People Are People”‘s success, Martin Gore considers it as one of his least favourite songs. He prefers his songs to have subtle metaphors to allow people to find their own meanings to his songs, and feels “People Are People” does not fit that description.
In the end, they employed the services of renowned musical curator and producer Hal Willner, who had the good sense to let Stanley sing the songs in his own way. The result, particularly on White Light, White Heat, is pure gold. “Hal got in touch with Lou Reed [who wrote the song], who was working in a studio down the road in LA. We played it to him and he was just blown away. It was an amazing moment.” [Source]
Things became even more surreal when they hooked up with [veteran Ralph] Stanley and his guitarist on Skype. “Ralph is a serious guy and his guitarist is even more so. We asked him to cover Link Wray’s Fire and Brimstone and he did it in 3/4 time, with a swing, because that’s what he knows. So, there’s Warren and me trying to explain that we want it in 4/4 time – rock’n'roll. Ralph is saying nothing and the guitarist is just looking at us as like he wants to string us up. It was like: ‘Who the hell are these freaks telling Ralph Stanley how to sing?’” [Source]
First single from the upcoming album produced by Glyn Johns. Pre-order Band Of Horses’ new album Mirage Rock on iTunes:
. Available September 18th. Includes instant download of “Knock Knock” plus an exclusive pre-order only track “Ego Nightmare”
Watch the music video on NPR here.
The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman has taken to his Facebook to announce the title of his previously announced follow-up to 2009′s Get Guilty. Shut Down the Streets is out this fall via Matador in the U.S. and Last Gang in Canada.
Read a new interview with Carl Newman here.