- The Chemical Brothers are working on a new album titled Born in the Echoes, which will be released later this year and will include collaborations with Beck, St. Vincent and Q-Tip, who previously featured on their amazing 2005 single “Galvanize”. Here is the first taste and opening track “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted”
- We can also expect a new album from Disclosure this year, and the brothers have just released its first track “Bang That”:
- It’s no secret that The Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers is a fan of 80s pop, and his new solo single “Lonely Town” is heavily influenced by that sound. The lyrics and video are borderline creepy, and he has compared the song with The Police‘s “Every Breath You Take”, which seems like a love song but has a darker stalkerish side to it:
- And fun. singer Nate Ruess is also working on a solo record, and has just released new track “AhHa”, the opening track to upcoming album Grand Romantic:
- The Who’s 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia is currently undergoing an orchestral remake, and this week we have the first taste of Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia project, a symphonic version of “Love Reign O’er Me” that will give you goosebumps. The video combines clips from the original film with current clips of tenor Alfie Boe whose vocals feature on the track:
- And pop star Katy Perry has recently undergone a makeover for a brand new look, trading in her signature black locks for a short platinum cut, along with light eyebrows, for a photoshoot for Wonderland magazine.
- The Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, which was previously shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is going to be aired on HBO this week. The director has also announced that there will be a new Cobain record of unreleased home recordings coming out this summer, and it may include his cover of The Beatles track “And I Love Her” which makes an appearance in the film.
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