Finally, some concrete news from Ladytron! The last we heard, the album had been named Velocifero. Now according to NME, the album’s set to drop on June 2nd. the following tracks are set to appear on the album:
‘Predict The Day’
‘I’m Not Scared’
“Black Cat”, which is not a cover of the Janet song sharing the same name but rather their first single, will be a track recorded mostly in Bulgarian, available for free download from the band’s website starting on April 1st. I’ll be sure to post it as soon as it leaks!
Additionally, the band’s going on tour in the UK and Ireland to promote the album. The tour list is under the “read more” section below, so check it out!
Manchester Academy 3 (April 30)
Glasgow Oran Mor (May 13)
Newcastle Digital (May 14)
London Astoria (May 15)
Dublin Tripod (May 16)
Tickets can be found here.
Just as a reminder, Temposhark‘s The Invisible Line is finally out in physical format this week. Remember to check out the MuuMuse album review here, and an exluusive interview with the band right here! Oh, and the CD’s already out on iTunes if you’re into getting it digitally, so check here if so!
I’m bad for not posting this for so long. The song “Black & Gold” by Sam Sparro is currently leaping and bounding into a top charting position this week in the UK, and I have a feeling it’s going to be big. It’s a grower of a song, lacking a definite bang within the chorus. The vocals are like a more controlled style of Gnarls Barkley, and the electro beat underneath is really very sexy, a la Black Cherry Goldfrapp. The accompanying video is equally so. What starts out as a simple little limo-caressing exercise turns into sexy neon dream of top-hat-and-cane wielding sex pots. I’m in favor. As per usual, take and enjoy.
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Album promo is so damn delicious. Check out this exclusive teaser from the track-by-track review of Madonna‘s new album Hard Candy inside of the newest issue of Attitude, which will be out on the 31st. Click “read more” to see what fashion director Luke Day and Associate Editor Matthew Todd have to say about the songs they’ve heard so far. Looks like there’s some seriously sugar coated beats in the mix. I can’t wait!
Additionally, it’s been revealed that Peter Rauhofer‘s done a mix of “4 Minutes”, which will undoubtedly be dark and booming.
L: Absolutely genius. Got to be huge. Itâ€™s got the great hand-clapping bit in the middle but itâ€™s not a stomper.
M: Sort of delicate… picks you up and wafts you away on a pillow of windswept tears. (laughter) â€™Were always at our best when weâ€™re miles awayâ€™.
L: So far away…
M: So far away…
L: Letâ€™s cry now. You would not be able to not clap along to this in a concert. Unexpectedly warmingâ€¦
M: â€¦which is a very Madonna thing to do. It sounds resigned. It makes you want to have a boyfriend so you can reject him so you can sing this song. (Cackle).
SHEâ€™S NOT ME
L: Jâ€™adore this! Iâ€™m better than the competition. Itâ€™s so drag.
M: Is this the campest thing sheâ€™s ever done? â€™Sheâ€™s started dressing like me, talking like me and freakinâ€™ me out. She started reading my books and stealing my looks and lingerie, whatâ€™s that about?â€™.
L: (Laughs) I want to dance to this now.
M: It reminds me of Thief of Hearts.
L: Disco funk. And thereâ€™s football whistles.
M: And double hand claps.
L: Any song where she repeats a word three times – like â€™she was stealing, stealing, stealingâ€™ gets me.
BEAT GOES ON
L: This is unrecognisable from the leak! Itâ€™s one of the highlights. Total 80s disco. Xylophones, full on synths. Sort of thing youâ€™d hear at Horse Meat Disco, an â€™everybody get up and danceâ€™ record.
M: Very 80s but not in a modern electro pop way. You think youâ€™re listening to a Shalamar record and then Kanye West comes in.
L: Itâ€™s got a Taana Gardner feel to it.
M: Itâ€™s the point where she turns on the fun turbo boosters. This is the Candy. Itâ€™s too too good…
L: LOVE. IT. Especially Pharrellâ€™s Beep, beeps.
M: Itâ€™s gonna be played in every disco in the world for 12 – 200 year olds. Could be an instant classic.
No, not a typo. The name of the band is Ready, Fire, Aim, and they’ve come guns blazing. The band’s debut album This Changes Nothing won’t be released on May 27th, but I got a chance to preview the new group’s sound. According to their marketing, their sound is supposed to be a mesh of Nine Inch Nails edge meshed with the beats of Depeche Mode. Sounds like industrial dark house magic, right? Well, it’s not that–but it’s still pretty good.
The groups lead singer, Sage Rader–known also as a poet, author, and commentator–is deadly serious about his music. Most of the tracks tend to drag on a little longer than necessary, yet they’re all rich with certain moments of excitement. The lead’s voice is sexy beyond belief, making the album at times sound like a baby-making instruction manual. The tracks are quite lush, and often exciting.There’s a lot of synth-pop to be found between the break-beats and electric static, though occasionally monotonous.
Like the band’s description, the CD’s marketing is also fairly out of place. The album comes in a tri-fold digipack, with glossy black font that requires the reader to tilt the CD toward the light in order to read the back cover. The insert inside is a whirlwind of blood-red jagged font lyrics, like something from a Finger Eleven album–I really don’t see it. I can see moody New-Wave imagery, but this gothic touch? Not as much.
That being said, the image isn’t the most important element; the music is. So check out their MySpace, as there’s currently not much else about them on the Internet yet. Additionally, enjoy the exclusive remix track, “So Fine (Plus Move Remix)”. Dig in!
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DL: Ready Fire Aim – So Fine (Plus Move Remix)