The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new track on their website, the next in their 18-song series featuring outtakes from their album I’m With You. “In Love Dying” is an eight-minute celestial groove, driven by a heavy Flea bassline and spacey guitar textures, and the crescendo opts for intricate interplay over sheer volume. The seven-inch for “In Love Dying” is the sixth entry in the I’m With You Sessions series, and it’s available now on iTunes and the Chili Peppers’ website. The Chili Peppers are also set to headline Coachella this April. [Source]
The Thom Yorke/Flea/Nigel Godrich project Atoms for Peace will release a new single on Modeselektor’s label Monkeytown’s 50WEAPONS series. It features Atoms for Peace remixing their own track “Other Side”, as well as an Atoms for Peace remix of “Tamer Animals” by Other Lives, who have opened for Radiohead. [Source]
Rocket Juice and the Moon — AKA, the new project from Gorillaz/Blur mastermind Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and singer Erykah Badu — releases its self-titled debut on March 27th via Albarn’s Honest Jon’s imprint. Spanning 18 tracks, the album was recorded Albarn’s Studio 13 in London, “with additional parts added in Paris, Berlin and Chicago.” Along with Badu, the album features guest appearances from Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, West Africa rapper M.Anifest, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, among others. [Source]
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first new album in five years, I’m With You, is set to drop on August 29 — and the perennially-shirtless Los Angeles surfer dudes have unveiled another new track in advance of its arrival. Hear “Monarchy of Roses,” which debuted early Monday morning on the band’s hometown rock radio station KROQ. The track “rides a sleek disco-rock bass riff by Flea, whose recent stint in Thom Yorke’s future-funky Atoms for Peace seems to have made an impact,” SPIN Magazine wrote in their seven-out-of-10 album review. [Source]
After a great many of their forebears died, disappeared, or simply threw in the towel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers would go on to sell over 60 million records, due in no small part to the austere musicianship of guitarists John Frusciante and uber-bassist, part-time movie star, and all-around super collaborator Flea, as well as the band’s hit-making partnership with producer Rick Rubin. On August 30th the band will release their 10th studio album, I’m With You, which will presumably continue their winning streak as the world’s most popular band to ever wear stuffed animals for pants or perform live on stage with socks on their penises. [Source]
UPDATE! Finally the track is available as an embeddable stream on the fan blogs:
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Warner Music keeps pulling the YouTube streams (which is silly, because that is where people listen to music AND they lose a lot of revenues from Google). They insist you listen to the stream on the US radio station KROQ here. When will they ever learn? It just annoys fans and creates LESS demand. UPDATE! Now on as “private” SoundCloud stream (not embeddable) here.