Animal Collective are readying the release of ‘Monkey Been to Burn Town,’ a remix EP featuring reworked versions of tunes from their 2012 full-length ‘Centipede Hz.’ They’ve also added a bunch of dates to their upcoming summer tour with Dan Deacon, including a newly announced show in Portland, Maine, on July 11.
Contrary to what you might think, The Cast of Cheers are not from Boston. They're from Ireland -- which, for Bostonians, basically means they're from the real thing. Their music is also the real thing -- the band has been storming the U.K. music world with their first singles. The quartet recorded its first album, 'Chariot,' by itself in 3 days, subsequently putting it up on BandCamp for free, where it received over 150,000 downloads and netted them a nomination at the U.K.'s Choice Music Awards.
Gotye is gearing up to release an EP featuring remixes of 'Eyes Wide Open,' a single from his breakthrough album 'Making Mirrors,' and Brooklyn electro-pop act Yeasayer are the first band announced as contributors to the disc, which is due out on Aug. 21. Listen to their take on the tune below.
It's been a long time since we've been treated to a new album from Cat Power -- four years since the all-covers album 'Jukebox' album dropped, a long half-dozen years since the originals-only 'The Greatest' -- so fans of Chan Marshall can be forgiven for being impatient for the Aug. 31 arrival of 'Sun.'
Major Lazer is the dancehall-infused side project of Philadelphia-based producer and DJ Diplo, while No Doubt, of course, are the West Coast alt-rock band with a tendency to branch out into punk, ska, New Wave, reggae and, yes, even dancehall. Put the two together and what do you get? How about the Major Lazer remix of 'Settle Down,' the lead single off No Doubt's first album in more than a decade.