Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Inside Llewyn Davis
Coen brothers get musical in melancholic character study
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
7 Days of Funk (composed of Snoopzilla and Dam-Funk) have unleashed the video to their first single “Faden Away.” We shared the track a couple weeks ago, but now this old-school throwback visual should further cement it into your subconscious. Cause why not?
After releasing The Big Dream earlier this year, David Lynch has decided to release a 12” LP for a song titled “Bad the John Boy.” According to the avant-director and sometimes musician, the track was recorded during the Big Dream sessions but was never intended for the album. Looks like Lynch had other plans. The single hits stores and online markets on Nov. 12.
The Killers have always been hit-or-miss with me. Sam's Town had some great tracks, but I pretty much boycotted everything they've done after that album. Now the band is coming out with a compilation of their hits (titled Direct Hits). The release will also have two new songs, one of which is “Just Another Girl,” which recently became available online. You can hear that below.
Girl power! Apparently, due to complaints of a lack of women at music festivals, HARD Events co-founder Gary Richards has decided to curate an all-female electronic music festival for 2014. It may not be as big as Coachella or Austin City Limits, but given time, this could be a huge and extraordinary thing. So keep an eye out for that in the new year.
Am I the only one that ever wondered what happened to Busta Rhymes. It's not like he withered into the wasteland of one-hit wanderers, but more that he hasn't had a hit in some time, or at least one that I can name off the top of my head. But now Busta has released a new track from his forthcoming album (E.L.E. 2), and I think I smell a hit. The track, “Thank You,” also features Q-Tip.
The entire world was saddened by the death of Lou Reed. And fans were somewhat a little territorial or at least flabbergasted at the fact that his album sales and digital downloads sky-rocketed. It's not really a surprise when you think about it. But now, Laurie Anderson, Reed's widow, has shared a touching and heartfelt goodbye to Reed, which you can read at Rolling Stone. You can also read Patti Smith's elegiac remembrance of a generation's most prized poet in the New Yorker.
Ty Segall's album Sleeper, which was released earlier this year, had more of a folk bent rather than the garage antics that had permeated his earlier releases (and probably his future releases). But that didn't stop music critics from fawning over his slight change of sound. Now Segall has shared a video for album track “The Man Man,” which you can see below.
Granted I like older punk music (no name-dropping here), but Black Flag was one of those bands that just swooped by me. It wasn't an intentional detour away from their particular sound, but more like I just fell asleep when their set came on. But now the band has released its first album (with original member Greg Ginn) in 28 years, titled What The..., and it's streaming online for those who are too excited to get in the car and go buy it.
Again, you gotta love NPR's “First Listen” for the albums they choose to give advanced listens to. Now they've shared the soundtrack to the Coen brothers’ upcoming flick Inside Llewin Davis. You can head to their website to hear the soundtrack, which features Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac and more. Or grab a physical copy on Nov. 11. Or you can get it now on vinyl for a mere $5.98.
3 p.m. Slump
Happy Birthday, Justin Timberlake!
America’s heart throb turns 32
Best wishes to everyone’s favorite boy band member/90’s teen sensation/SNL host/curl-rocker. Spend the day perusing the 22 Looks Justin Timberlake Needs to Bring Back, watching old ‘NSync music videos, or perhaps catching his pure theatrical genius in 2000’s Model Behavior. I, personally, will be spending my afternoon reviewing every appearance of Justin as Robin Gibb. Hit the jump to watch JT and Jimmy Fallon in their Bee Gees best.
The Daily Word in Katie’s law, Destiny’s Child and pot carrots
Is the White House going to push for a ban on assault weapons?
After preliminary hearings, judge orders that James Holmes will stand trial.
New Mexico expert gives tips on how to avoid and fight the flu.
90’s pop fans get excited! Destiny’s Child is reportedly reuniting during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Justin Timberlake is headed back to the recording studio!
Police discovered 310 pounds of weed hidden among frozen carrots.
Kate Middleton’s official royal portrait.
The Daily Word in pink slime, cinnamon challenges and alien brain hemorrhage cocktails
GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich sued for using the Rocky III theme song during rallies.
A principal is on leave after voluntarily watching some students take the “cinnamon challenge.”
NBC decides to do away with a Fear Factor episode where contestants drink cups of donkey semen.
Burmese pythons are wreaking havoc on the mammal population in the Everglades.
McDonald’s promises to stop using the “pink slime” additive in its food.
Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Vassar College ... just kidding!
Have you ever wondered how to make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail?
This week in pictures? A 198-pound tumor.
Drive your diligent coworkers to drink with this annoying dog application.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to take servers to the open waters.
Happy Birthday, Justin Timberlake!
Thanks to Tom Nayder and Carl Petersen for some of today’s links.
The Daily Word in Johnny Tapia crash, 100 years of statehood, poisonous cat stew
In other 100-year-anniversary news, the Girl Scouts introduce a new cookie. Unfortunately, it’s lemon flavored.
25 dead in Damascus bombing.
Police say Johnny Tapia crashed his SUV into a median on Paseo.
Economy on the upswing with 200,000 jobs added in December.
Orange County police say serial killer is stalking the homeless, has already killed three.
Cops say naked pro skateboarder was on PCP when he went apeshit in an NYC hotel.
Car theft goes awry when vehicle hits a rock and propels onto a roof.
Police say a Navy SEAL accidentally put a bullet in his head.
Dog finds its way back to family four days after owner dies in avalanche while skiing.
Tiger Woods’ ex buys $12 million home, bulldozes it.
Sensitive fire alarms may be the reason for unnecessary Pit evacuations.
Wisconsin man arrested after taking an 80-mile “test drive.”
Cat stew kills Chinese billionaire.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got engaged. God, is Justin Timberlake cool.
The Daily Word in Timberlake’s Elton, Walmart’s syringes and the Rail Runner’s peace
A Wells Fargo was mistakenly left unlocked for 48 hours before a customer finally notified them.
Authorities arrested a German man last night who was linked to 55 fires in the Los Angeles area.
Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in an upcoming movie about his life.
More than 100,000 voters are expected to vote for their favorite GOP caricature in the Iowa caucuses tonight.
The Rail Runner launches a test program today featuring a “quieter” car.
Do you know who these dead people are?
Iran threatens to act if a U.S. carrier stays in the Persian Gulf.
There’s going to be a meteor shower tonight visible all across North America.
A 15th broken syringe is found in a piece of clothing in a Georgia Walmart.
Police are sent out to collect overdue books from a 5-year-old girl.
Skinned dogs are mysteriously being discovered on the side of the road in Larimer County, Co.
Police are loking for a man who was caught on video tossing a Molotov cocktail at an Islamic center in Queens.
The Daily Word: 7.1.11 - Fire Updates, Spotted Owls, War in Sudan and Bad Clichés
And Justin Timberlake bought Myspace
Fatal crash shut down 125 southbound last night.
Last night's Bosque fire intentionally set by trespassing teen.
Las Conchas fire still swallowing acres.
Auto updates on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial.
Another candidate vies for Republican nomination.
Someone nails down the secrets of Brad Pitt's acting.
War speeds toward Sudan.
Fish and Wildlife Service releases plan to save Spotted Owl. Finally.
The Oatmeal's take on smartphones.
Do you know about Google Voice Search?
Poets name the worst clichéd phrases.