Archive for the ‘Upcoming Release’ Category
I’m feeling pretty lukewarm in regards to Serj Tankian’s upcoming sophomore solo album, Imperfect Harmonies (out Sept. 21). It just seems like he’s reached the point in his career where he’s not satisfied with any one sound so he throws everything together into some sort of murky goulash.
We get it. You like metal and orchestral and jazz and electronic music. Doesn’t mean they all need to get squished together.
But whatever, I’ll still give the album a fair chance. And it doesn’t hurt that the new video for his song “Left of Center” kicks a bunch of ass. That diamond Eye of Sauron thing is a total dick though.http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106291822
Cee-Lo Green has just released a song that is sure to be a contender for most subversively awesome summer anthem.
Usually telling your gold-digging ex-girlfriend and her new douchebag guy to fuck off is a sore subject. Apparently, not in Cee-Lo’s world, though, because on this absolutely appropriately titled track (“Fuck You,” natch), he sounds positively jubilant.
And no, this song isn’t a novelty, so don’t just write it off.
This track will appear on Cee-Lo’s new solo album, The Lady Killer, which should be out before the end of the year.
There’s still something amazing, for me, about Local H’s Bound For The Floor track. Despite it’s rather vague lyrics, it’s still a catchy tune. I used to use it to get pumped up for ice hockey during high school. Good times, good times. I’ll still occasionally put it on and the track still amazes me.
But umm… (shot!). Local H is getting set to release a new album, but not with new material. Instead, it’ll be a compilation of covers. It’s expected to roll out October 19th and will be titled, Awesome Mix Tape #1.
We have the track listing after the jump. continue reading
We here at Suds get music suggestions and recommendations from time to time. Sometimes they come from the artists themselves or the label/management, other times they come from the readers. They are always welcome (and you can send in your own tips to firstname.lastname@example.org), but just be prepared for the possibility that we may say your suggestion (or your music if you’re the artist) sucks. Hey, win some lose some, right?
So with that said, let’s talk about Mister Fusty.
Mister Fusty (aka Rob Gibson) is a British dude who makes “lo-fi electronic/acoustic pop musical confections.” Well, I don’t know about that. It’s certainly lo-fi, but to me what it really sounds like is jazzy elevator Muzak mixed with mumbly lyrics, all desperately trying to sound something like slower Gorillaz stuff. Some of this music sounds like a crappy knockoff of the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack /a drugged-out version of the intro to the Land of Make Believe on Mr. Rogers. But that music was either purposefully ironic or genuinely retro . This stuff sadly isn’t.
Apparently, Senor Fusty has a new EP called Connect coming out next week. If what I’ve written thus far has actually intrigued you, well then go listen to the whole thing at his website. At least he’s donating all the proceeds to charity.
Hey, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?
It was my pleasure to get some time with Matt Beilis to throw some interview questions his way.
Before the interview, check out the brief introduction Matt did with us a few months ago. It’ll give you a bit more of his history.
Even more information is available on his website, www.mattbeilis.com.
Read the interview after the jump. continue reading
Korn’s music went down the drain almost immediately after Brian “Head” Welch left the group to go be a Jesus freak. Now I know some people might think Korn’s music has always been crap, but I think they made some pretty good music in their first decade together. But the last six or seven years have been downright lousy. The duel guitar attack provided by Head and James “Munky” Shaffer was the essence of Korn’s biggest hits. Flying solo, Munky just hasn’t been able to come up with the same kind of heavy-hitting, infectious hooks. And it hasn’t helped that the band had started to stray off into misguided experimentations with electronics and synths.
At least it seems like the band realized the path they were headed down was not leading to the best possible product. For their new album, not so subtly titled Korn III – Remember Who You Are, the group’s mission statement seems to be to recapture the past glory that they established early on, particularly with their debut self-titled album.
I mean, just look at how many connections they are trying to draw between the albums: