Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Release Spotlight: OMD

OMD is set to launch their new album, History of Modern, and FACT Magazine has a free remix of the new single If You Want It available for download. Really looking forward to the new release. Stand Above Me was the last single to chart in the U.S. reaching No. 5 on Billboard's Modern Rock charts in 1993. Enjoy the analog goodness.

OMD - If You Want It (Teeth Remix)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mystery Jets Mix Tape

Wow, I really do need to find time to get back into blogging. Been way too long since my last post. Here is another quick hold over until I get back in the game. The Mystery Jets have a brilliant new album out which I can't get enough of. The just released a mix-tape of some of their favorite tunes for FACT Magazine which you can download here. I promise to get back into blogging very soon ;-)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Release Spotlight: Lostboy (AKA Jim Kerr)

Still been too busy for a full release review, but here is another quick hit until my time allows for more regular posting. Simple Minds' lead singer Jim Kerr has released a new album under the name Lostboy and he is offering two free tracks as a preview. Certainly worth a listen.
1. Refuge (Album Version)
2. What Goes On (Scary-Monsters Mix)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Release Spotlight: Wang Chung "Abucted by the 80s"

Been way too busy to post lately (I do have a review planned for the brilliant new Alien Skin album shortly though) so here is a quick alert for fans of the old New Wave Time Machine. Wang Chung are preparing to release their sixth studio album and have offered a free download of one of the new tracks, "Abducted by the 80's" as a teaser. Just sign up for their email alerts and they'll send you the free track:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Soundtrack Spotlight: Transformers Animated by Sebastian Evans II

As a fan of the original Generation One (G1) series and toys, most follow-ups (outside of the darker Beast Wars series) left much to be desired. While I was excited to see the Transformers make the big screen, I'm not a fan of Michael Bay's take on the characters. Transformers Animated was the first series in a long time to capture some of the classic G1-feel (not too mention characters) without coming across as another rehash. The series offered a fresh take on a 25-year-old storyline with some of the best artwork to come out of Cartoon Network. It was ideal for an old G1 fan like me and my 4-year-old son, who recently inherited all of Daddy's old robots, to watch together. The series lasted three seasons and while a fourth was planned, Hasbro and Discovery Networks joined forces to launch a new channel killing any future for Transformers Animated (grab the DVDs if you can find them, as they are already out-of-print). The series has been re-dubbed into Japanese and will finally air in Takara's home country next month. Sebastian Evans II provided a stellar action-infused score for the series which he recently posted on his website. For fans of the series, as well as fans of fantasy, sci-fi, and action film scores, this is a must grab. More than meets the ears ;)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Google shuts down music blogs without warning

Read the article on Musicblogoside 2010 posted by The Guardian

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Format Coming Soon

Time to rework this thing. New format coming soon (I hope)...