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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jasta unleashes new songs featuring Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach: Stream

Jamey Jasta is set to drop The Lost Chapters – Volume 2, his third solo album under the Jasta moniker. The Hatebreed frontman has unveiled tracks from the collaborative LP — “When the Contagion Is You” featuring Trivium singer Matt Heafy, and “Strength to Draw the Line” featuring Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach. Like he did with his previous solo albums, Jasta recruited a cast of heavy metal stalwarts to guest on Volume 2, including Max Cavalera of Soulfly, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse, and Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, among others. It also marks the first new music from Jasta’s solo project since its prequel, 2017’s The Lost Chapters. As he did on the first Lost Chapters album, which closed with the Dio-era Black Sabbath song “Buried Alive”, Jasta closes Volume 2 with another metal cover, taking on Megadeth’s classic “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”. (Read: Jamey Jasta Feuds with CHVRCHES Over Festival Lineup) “It was overdue for another solo release since the last one had come out in 2017,” Jasta said in a press release. “The timing for new music is perfect. It was important to me for this new collection to have the compilation feel of the first one while […]

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross share Watchmen end credits music: Stream

After Sunday night’s series debut of Watchmen, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross promptly announced a three-volume official release of the HBO series accompanying soundtrack. Today, the duo has shared an extended version of the first episode’s end credit track. Initially the Watchman episode’s closing credit music cut at roughly the two-minute mark. In the new extended clip below, Reznor and Ross’ music goes more than twice the original time-length, now capping at right under five minutes. The Nine-Inch Nails bandmates will release the first installment of their Watchmen soundtrack on November 4th, followed by the other two, respectively, on November 25th, and December 16th. Each will come on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl, along with exclusive artwork and packaging. Pre-orders are currently available via the band’s website. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Fiona Apple sings new song for Bob’s Burgers Halloween episode

While we patiently wait for Fiona Apple’s new record supposedly coming in 2020, looks like we have a little something to hold us over. The singer/songwriter contributed a short song to the end credits of Sunday night’s episode of Bob’s Burgers. The Halloween special, entitled “Pig Trouble in Little Tina”, featured Gene dressed in costume as Fiona Applesauce, aka “Fiona Apple’s saucy aunt.” As the episode wrapped up, the singer’s signature voice came rolling in over quick moving banjo, singing the campy lines, “There’s an oink, oink in the night/ And it gives you such a fright/ He’s got a tail that’s curly/ And he’s coming for you, girly.” Check out the full Bob’s Burgers episode (complete with the Apple tune) at FOX’s website. (Read: TV Review: Bob’s Burgers’ 10th Season Is Sweet and Comforting as Ever) Apple initially teased the song via the Fiona Apple Rocks Tumblr page, posting a brief YouTube video of herself with a spooky pig (see below). She also posted the song’s lyrics. She’s also far from the first artist to join the Bob’s Burgers musical lexicon. The National have had a long love affair with the Belcher clan, recording Christmas and Thanksgiving jingles, singing about […]

Pink Floyd share previously unreleased demo version of “High Hopes”: Stream

Later this fall, Pink Floyd will release The Later Years. Due November 29th, the massive box set collects the iconic rockers’ post-Roger Water work, including rare live recordings and previously unreleased tracks. Today we get to hear one of those unreleased offerings, as Pink Floyd have shared an early demo version of “High Hopes” off 1994’s The Division Bell. “High Hopes” originally closed out The Division Bell, and actually features the title lyric. This newly revealed demo version of the track has some distinct differences in the level mixing, with David Gilmour’s vocals riding high alongside the ringing piano. Most notably, drums appear to be almost entirely absent, interestingly giving it a heavier, more ominous feel. Take a listen below. (Read: Pink Floyd’s Top 20 Songs) [embedded content] Among the other highlights featured The Later Years is a new version of 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason. It utilizes freshly restored keyboard tracks from Richard Wright and completely new drums from Nick Mason. The box is filled out with a number of live albums, concert films, and more previously unreleased rarities. Full details and pre-orders can be found on Pink Floyd’s website. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Deb Never goes “Swimming” on new single: Stream

Deb Never has shared a new single, “Swimming”, off her upcoming House on Wheels EP. It’s our second taste of Never’s debut effort following lead single “Ugly”. “Swimming”, produced by Dylan Brady, has all the elements that have made Deb Never such a buzzy new artist. The grunge influences of her Pacific Northwest home can be felt in the guitar slides and razor sharp lyrics about “a distrusting lover.” Propelling it all along are hip-hop-tinged drums that turn the track into a genre bending slap to the face. Listen to Deb Never’s “Swimming” below. [embedded content] House on Wheels arrives August 30th via WEDIDIT. Come September, Deb Never will be touring the US with Dominic Fike. Get your tickets here. Never also recently became the first female vocalist to ever guest feature on a BROCKHAMPTON track, singing the hook of “No Halo” on the group’s GINGER. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib share new track “The Next Day” featuring Oh No: Stream

After three long years of anticipation, Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer Madlib finally returned last month with their sophomore album, Bandana. Now just weeks later, the hip-hop duo is back with another new track, “The Next Day”. A contribution to the Adult Swim Singles series, “The Next Day” features a guest verse from Madlib’s younger brother, Oh No. With the sort of soul sampling production we know and love from MadGibbs, the track feels like it could be featured in Eddie Murphy’s upcoming Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name. In fact, it even opens with a fitting reference as Gibbs spits, “Pulling stunts in my GTR/ 1990, Dolemite in momma’s VCR.” Take a listen to Freddie Gibbs & Madlibs’ “The Next Day” below. MadGibbs’ Bandana arrived five years after their collaborative debut, 2014’s Piñata. They’ll be supporting the record on the road through fall. Appropriately, given the release of “The Next Day”, Freddie Gibbs and Mad Lib are set to appear at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles this November. Get tickets to all their upcoming dates here. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed