Here are a few things that happened in music this week that didn’t involve the Grammys or C***s B***n.
Sleigh Bells’ Reign Of Terror Streaming Now
The New York Times have exactly what you need right now, and that is the entire stream of the Sleigh Bells’ forthcoming album, Reign Of Terror. The accompanying article is also worth your while. Go listen and then let me know what you think!
Garbage Is Such A Tease
As I mentioned last week, Garbage is making their long-awaited return to music this year with the release of Not Your Kind Of People, the first album from the band in seven years. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the band released a snippet of one of their forthcoming tracks, “I Hate Love,” which took the form of a short video featuring some rather morbid fan art. In a strange way it’s sort of sweet.
Any thoughts? Game enough to make an early call? I’m not. I hope those four bars tide everyone over until May 15.
Jack White Is Doing His Solo Thing
Does everyone love Jack White as much as I love Jack White? In my eyes the man can’t put a foot wrong. The clip for his new single, “Love Interruption” features Ruby Amanfu (vocals), Emily Bowland (bass clarinet) and Brooke Wagonner (piano) and makes me a little less sad about that White Stripes break-up thing. This track is from his forthcoming solo album, Blunderbuss (April 23).
Butterfly Boucher Gets Dancey
Australian-born, Nashville-based singer slash songwriter slash multi-instrumentalist slash producer Butterfly Boucher has released the first track from her forthcoming self-titled album. In case you’re not familiar with Butterfly Boucher, you should know that she is a very talented and very busy human. She’s a member of the Nashville collective Ten Out Of Tenn and in the last year alone she toured with Sarah McLachlan and produced Missy Higgins’ third studio album.
OUTlander Music Festival x South x Southwest
Anyone heading to Austin, Texas during South by Southwest should check out the 2012 OUTlander Spring Festival, a 9-day multimedia event for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community held from March 9 – 17. The lineup is jam packed with all your favorite artists including but not limited to Rachael Sage, Hunter Valentine, Sick of Sarah, Melissa Ferrick and God-des and She. Everything else you need to know is on the OUTlander Facebook page.
Ellie’s been on the electronic scene for quite a number of years, earning herself places on the same stage as artists you probably enjoy, such as MEN, Bitch, Class Actress and SSION, just to name a few. Have a listen to one of Ellie’s latest tunes, “Died To Meet You.”