Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde Team for New Album Someday World.
Features Eno’s Roxy Music bandmate Andy Mackay, Eno’s daughter Darla Eno, Will Champion of Coldplay.
Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde have come together for a new collaborative album called Someday World, scheduled for release on May 6 through Warp (May 5 in the UK). The record, composed and sung by both Eno and Hyde, features a whole cast of guest musicians: Eno’s Roxy Music bandmate Andy Mackay, Eno’s daughter Darla Eno, Will Champion of Coldplay and his wife Marianna Champion, Sinead O’Connor producer John Reynolds, Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Georgia Gibson, and Chris Vatalaro. Eno co-produced the record with Fred Gibson.
Eno also did the artwork for the album, and Hyde took the cover photograph. “I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into live, to make them more than just ‘experiments,’” Eno said in a press release. “That something turned out to be Karl Hyde.
Chris Martin and Co. return with details of their upcoming sixth studio album. Entitled Ghost Stories, the follow-up to 2011′s Mylo Xyloto will arrive May 19th through Parlophone Records. The track titled “Magic” serves as the album’s first proper single.
NEW SONG: DAMON ALBARN – “Heavy Seas Of Love” , live @ BBC Radio 6.
Damon Albarn has revealed the second track from his debut solo album. ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ is the final track on Albarn’s forthcoming solo debut ‘Everyday Robots’. Brian Eno contributed guest vocals to this song.
LIVE SESSION: DAVID BYRNE Cover Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”.
David Byrne Cover Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”, to raise awareness and political support for royalty law change. David Byrne was among a group of artists to perform at Le Poisson Rouge for a concert and rally organized by Content Creators Coalition-NYC. The goal was to raise awareness of and support for a terrestrial radio performance royalty—in the U.S., only the composers of songs get radio royalties, not the performers. To shine light on this issue, at last night’s event, Byrne and others covered songs that were popularized by artists who were not the writers, and thus did not receive compensation for radio play. Byrne chose to perform Biz Markie’s 1989 hip-hop hit “Just a Friend” (along with Tift Merritt, Marilyn Carino, and others). Byrne explained the choice in his newsletter: “Mr. Markie didn’t write that tune (although he did probably write the rap). The drum and keyboard loop was lifted from a Freddie Scott recording, but the song was written by Gamble and Huff, the great songwriting team that wrote for The O’Jays and The Spinners. So chances are Biz Markie didn’t see any royalties from all the radio play that song got.”
PIXIES shared a new video for ‘Greens and Blues’ taken from EP2.
“E.P.isode. 2 On a lonely abandon planet one man remains, left behind to wander the desolate landscape marking his time and documenting the history of a once great civilization on its corroding walls and on his decaying mind, waiting for “them” to return…” - Pixies e-mail
LIVE SESSION: PRINCE – “Let’s Go Crazy” @ Manchester, UK, Feb 22, 2014.
Prince has been gallivanting around England, playing a series of impromptu concerts with 3rdEyeGirl. He’s shared footage from his recent concert in Manchester, a truly epic live rendition of “Let’s Go Crazy”.