The Voidz return with new single “Did My Best” produced by Mac DeMarco: Stream

Even with a new album from The Strokes on the horizon, the band’s individual members continue to roll out music of their own. The other day we saw Fabrizio Moretti drop his debut LP under his Machinegum moniker; now, Julian Casablancas and The Voidz are back with a new single, “Did My Best”. The track is a fuzzy offering that comes paired with a grainy, lo-fi music video/short film. Directed by Promiseland, it finds the band members apparently lost in relationships with mannequins… or sex dolls, it’s kind of hard to tell. The nearly 11-minute clip also incorporates a new version of “The Eternal Tao”, The Voidz’ previous 2019 release. Dubbed “The Eternal Tao 2.0”, there’s an extra verse tacked on at the end. What’s more, the visuals feature cameos from Mac DeMarco and Kirin J Callinan, who co-produced both “Did My Best” and “The Eternal Tao”. Watch it below. (Read: The Top 25 Rock Albums of the 2010s) The Voidz’ last full-length, Virtue, dropped in 2018. There’s no word yet on whether these new songs are leading up to another full-length, though at least Casablancas fans have the continually teased Strokes record to anticipate. There are also a number of […]

ASCAP launches health and wellness program for musicians

Back in June, a troubling study revealed that at least 73% of musicians suffer from mental illness. The same report from Sweden’s Record Union found that only 19% actually felt the music industry was working to improve conditions for artists. Perhaps in light of those dismal numbers, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, aka ASCAP, has created a new health and wellness program called “TuneUp”. As Pitchfork reports, this program will provide all ASCAP members with access to wellness services and events (think meditation classes and audio workouts), recovery support groups, and more. Per a statement, it’s “designed especially for our music creator members, intended to help nourish your body, mind and spirit so you can be your creative best.” (Read: Revisiting the Tragic Last Days of Kurt Cobain) “Creating music is an all-consuming passion and a labor of love, but you’ve got to take care of your instrument — in the case of music creators, your body, mind and spirit,” ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams commented in a elaborated. He continued, “ASCAP has a long commitment to supporting the livelihoods of its songwriters and composers. With TuneUp, we’re taking that one step further. If […]

Comedian Brian Posehn announces guest-heavy Grandpa Metal album, covers A-ha’s “Take on Me”: Stream

Comedian Brian Posehn has recruited an all-star list of musicians for his first metal album, Grandpa Metal. The funny man has previewed the LP with a brutal cover of the A-ha hit “Take on Me”. The towering comic teamed up with Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman, and Dethklok’s Brendon Small to create the album, which was produced by Jay Rustin. The 14-song tracklist features 12 original compositions, plus the A-ha cover and a rendition of the novelty dance song “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis. Among the guests on the album are Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Steel Panther’s Michael Starr, who both contribute vocals to “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”. Elsewhere, such musicians as Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Slayer’s Gary Holt, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and others appear on the album. Posehn’s cover of “Take on Me” turns the ’80s synth-pop classic into an extreme metal track, complete with guttural vocals. The song features guest appearances from Testament’s Chuck Billy, Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza, and late Huntress singer Jill Janus. “I honestly feel that every good song would be better if it were heavy metal,” […]

Coldplay cover house classic “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”: Watch

Coldplay won’t be touring again until it’s environmentally “beneficial,” and that decision places extra weight on the few live shows they choose to perform. So it was something of a surprise when the band stopped by Future Sounds with Annie Mac to promote their new album Everyday Life, and then busted out a cover of the classic house song “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” by Crystal Waters. According to frontman Chris Martin, he  got the idea from the Belgian hip-hop artist Stromae, who had sampled “Gypsy Woman” during his last tour. In Coldplay’s hands, the old-school electronica sounds like disco by way of a Vegas lounge. Martin’s voice has always been pop perfect, and he brings charm to the already infectious “La da dee, la dee da,” refrain. The band’s lack of familiarity with the song wasn’t apparent until the very end, when Martin began vamping. “Let’s fade it out boys, let’s fade it out now… Annie, you better rescue us because we don’t know how to end this!” Watch the performance below. Elsewhere during their Future Sounds set, Coldplay performed Everyday Life tracks “Orphans”, “Arabesque”, “Lovers in Japan”, “Guns”, “Everyday Life”, and “Daddy”. For the session, they were accompanied by string […]

Prince Estate unearths deluxe reissue of 1999: Stream

The Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have released a deluxe reissue of 1999, The Purple One’s legendary 1982 record. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify. Today’s reissue features the first-ever remastering of the original 1999. It’s also highlighted by 35 previously unreleased tracks, like the preview track “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya” from earlier in the month. These were all pulled from Prince’s famed vault, which is rumored to hold nearly a century’s worth of music. (Read: The Top 10 Definitively Prince Songs) In addition to the below digital version, the 1999 reissue comes as a treat-filled Super Deluxe Edition. This version delivers all the audio Prince officially released in and around 1982, 23 previously unissued studio tracks recorded between November 1981 and January 1983, and a complete live performance from the “1999 Tour” recorded in Detroit, Michigan on November 30th, 1982. The Super Deluxe Edition also includes Prince’s previously unseen handwritten lyrics for several songs from the era, including “Little Red Corvette”, alongside rare photography from Prince’s early ’80s photographer, Allen Beaulieu. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, radio host Andrea Swensson, and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl penned new liner notes. You can buy […]

Faith No More, Deftones to headline inaugural Sunstroke Festival

Sunstroke is the name of a new hard-rock festival taking place in Punchestown, Ireland next summer, and it’s making quite the first impression. Faith No More will headline the two-day festival as part of their first European tour in five years. Joining them on the lineup are Deftones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke, Gojira, Refused, The Hu, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and Pup, among others. Sunstroke goes down June 13th-14th, 2020 at Punchestown Racecourse. You can find more information, including ticketing details, at the festival’s website. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Coldplay perform sunrise and sunset live sets in Amman, Jordan: Watch

As a live debut of their newly released double LP Everyday Life, Coldplay have shared two performances from Amman, Jordan– one taking place at sunrise, and another at sunset. Staged atop the capital’s aged citadel, the sets reflected the two-halves of the new record. The first sunrise performance kicked off at 4am GMT, with the city cloaked in grey clouds as the band whisked through each new track. For their performance of “Arabesque”, they were joined by Stromae, Femi Kuti, and a pack of sparkling horns. The following sunset performance opened with “Guns”, then moved into the single “Orphans” accompanied by a jumping choir. The set wrapped with the album’s title track, sizzling out against a brightly glowing horizon. The two performances serve as one of the few chances to see these songs in live form. You won’t catch the guys touring anytime soon as they’ve sworn it off until they find a more environmentally friendly approach. However, fans in London can catch their upcoming one-off show on November 25th at London’s Natural History Museum. All proceeds will go to the environmental law charity ClientEarth. Watch both full performances below. [embedded content] [embedded content] Sunrise Setlist:SunriseChurchTrouble in TownBrokEnDaddyWOTW/POTPArabesqueWhen I Need a Friend […]

Dirty Honey’s Marc LaBelle on Topping the Rock Chart, Touring with Slash, and More

Dirty Honey made music history this year when the Los Angeles-based band became the first unsigned act to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart. For Dirty Honey vocalist Marc LaBelle, the record-breaking moment came as a surprise. “It’s insane!” he tells Heavy Consequence. “Honestly, we never thought that would be the case. That was never something we talked about.” He adds, “I think it’s a credit to our team and our booking agent for putting us on bills with bands that have fans that maybe we’re not right in their wheelhouse, but hopefully they fall in love with the band. That’s been the case more and more. It’s exciting.” In a few short years, Dirty Honey have not only topped the charts, but also toured this past summer with Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and opened for Guns N’ Roses during their two-night stand in Las Vegas earlier this month. With the band set to embark on a headlining US tour in the new year, LaBelle spoke with Heavy Consequence about the band’s rise to success, what it was like touring with Slash, the current rock revival, and more. Read the full interview below. On Dirty Honey’s […]

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan shares new song “Now That I’m Back”: Stream

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan is set to release her solo debut, Likewise, early next year. Having previously shared the lead single “Real Thing”, she’s today delivered another preview of the album with “Now That I’m Back”. The new track is aswoon with bedroom synthesizers, an early morning daze as the sun begins to creep through the blinds. Then, for a brief moment, Quinlan peeks out the window as romantic guitars and shakers prelude the additional layers in the song’s final third. Speaking of “Now That I’m Back” in a press release, Quinlan said, “Compromise is often required for the survival of most relationships. I was thinking about my struggles with compromise for the sake of understanding someone outside myself. It’s a long road, I think this song just portrays the start of it. Love is always around, even as great chunks of time drift from us and we inevitably find ourselves altered and wonder how we got to this place. I frighten myself with thoughts of love disappearing from my life, or of my hardening as a person. I’ve had some odd chapters over the last few years. I think this song came out of one of them.” In addition to […]

Kodak Black hit with two new felony charges, faces additional 60 years in prison

Kodak Black is facing up to 60 additional years in federal prison after being hit with two more felony gun charges. Three days ago, the rapper received a a 46-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges. A day later it came to light he’d sent a prison guard to the hospital after grabbing his testicles in a fight. Now, as the Miami Herald reports, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has handed the rapper two new felony counts for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. One charge stems from a gun purchased in January, while the other is linked to a gun found on him when he was arrested in Miami in May. As Kodak has been labeled a “habitual offender,” he could face up to 30 full years for each count. Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen addressed the new charges in a statement to XXL. “This is what happens when the government feels like they lost when a young man [gets] 46 months on a filing a false document.” He continued, “Miami has charged him with the purchase of the weapons, because of a little rarely known law if you had a juvenile prior you can’t possess a weapon until you are 24. The […]