HBO series Game of Thrones is in its third season right now. Every season of this American fantasy drama has earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. After witnessing the show’s consecutive popularity, they have engaged in the creation of a soundtrack for the ever-popular show.
Launch Point Records is producing this album, entitled Catch the Throne: The Mixtape. This ten track release features well known artists like Big Boi, Common, Wale, and Kilo Kish. The album is quite a unique one, as each song contains a sample of the music from the Game of Throne’s original soundtrack.
In a related mxdwn story, Big Boi’s song is said to detail “Khaleesi’s rise to the Iron throne, while taking jabs at the Lannister clan.” His multiple references to characters and specific events in the song is just one example from the album which was created with an incredibly finite purpose. Since Outkast member, Big Boi, is a dedicated fan of the famed bloodthirsty show, he was able to truly appreciate what this album means to the show’s fans. Taking the artists’ vocals and placing them over the sample music from the shows themselves, these musicians are creating a hybrid animal for all to enjoy.
As the fourth season of the Game of Thrones quickly approaches, this soundtrack will surely build the hype for that April 6 show.
Catch the Throne: A Mixtape
01. Mother of Dragons
02. Iron Throne
03. Win or Die
04. Magical Reality
05. Born to Rule
06. Arya’s Prayer
07. The Parallel
09. The Ladder
10. King Slayer
In late June or early July, Morrissey is set to real ease his newest album, World Peace is None of Your Business. As this will be his first studio album since his 2009Years of Refusal, fans are highly anticipating what is sure to be a spectacular record of his talent.
Capitol Records’ Harvest Records is releasing this twelve track album. Morrissey started recording his latest pieces in early February in France. There, he is working with Joe Chiccarelli to produce it in the summer. Rumors of Morrissey’s touring band, Gustavo Manzur, Jesse Tobias, Solomon Walker, Boz Boorer, and Matthew Walker playing in this album have been confirmed. He has also just recently released his twenty-five tour dates from this May to June.
Onlinedrawing’s Jonah Matranga is releasing his new solo album on March 24. This album, titled Me and You Are Two, is being funded through Kickstarter.
Two singles have been released: I Really Love Yr Company and Free. Although very different in lyrics and theme, both singles have acoustic foundations.
Jonah Matranga, current member of Onlinedrawing, has been a part of the bands Far, Gratitude, and New End Original. He has appeared in songs by well known Matt Nathanson and Lupe Fiasco. He has been performing since 1991, when he formed his first band, Far. Although most of his solo releases are self-produced, Crank! and Corrupted Image has been known to produce some of his work throughout his career.
Matranga will be on tour across the United States from April to August of 2014.
On April 9, LCD Soundsystem’s live album, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden, will arrive. Warner Bros. is schedule to release the 5 LP vinyl that contains the uncut recording of the band’s farewell show in Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Long Goodbye is both produced and mixed by LCD Soundsystem founder, James Murphy. True audiophiles will truly appreciate the vinyl format. Much to the band’s credit, the New York magazine praises the album, saying it is “a marvel of pure craft.” Fittingly named, the Last Goodbye was indeed the band’s final performance and their last adieu to the music industry. A movie has already been made by Murphy, which documents the three and a half hour long show at Madison Sqaure Garden. Shut Up and Play the Hits effectively displayed the visual aspects of their last set. Now, Murphy is creating the album as an audio addition to the documentary. The performance given in New York was obviously worth memorializing, and this live album will surely live up to fan’s expectations.
The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden
01. Dance Yrself Clean
02. Drunk Girls
03. I Can Change
04. Time To Get Away
05. Get Innocuous!
06. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
07. Too Much Love
08. All My Friends
09. Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise
10. 45:33 Intro
11. You Can’t Hide (Shame On You)
12. Sound Of Silver
13. Out In Space
14. Ships Talking
15. Freak Out / Starry Eyes
16. Us v Them
17. North American Scum
18. Bye Bye Bayou
19. You Wanted A Hit
23. Someone Great
24. Losing My Edge
26. All I Want
27. Jump Into The Fire
28. New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
Down is scheduled to release their new Ep Down IV – Part Two on May 13, 2014 with Down Records/ADA-Music. Tracked at Nodferatu’s Lair. Lead vocalist, Philip H. Anselmo, says this new album has a variety of new influences that “yields a unique record off the bat. ”
The quintet will be going live this May, along with Black Label Society and Devil You Know. On tour, they will be playing tracks from their February 2013 Ep Down IV- Part One as well as their recently released album, Part Two. The performance on May 24 in Austin is at the “Rock the Heart” concert, which is a fundraiser to raise awareness for heart disease.
Down May 2014 Tour Dates
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May 02: Birmingham, AL – Iron City
May 03: Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
May 05: Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
May 07: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
May 08: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 09: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 10: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
May 12: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
May 13: Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater
May 15: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
May 16: Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 17: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
May 19: Sioux Falls, SD – The District
May 20: Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 21: St. Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
May 23: Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
May 24: Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 25: Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
Jabberwocky, a brand new music, art, and film festival in London, is being fabricated by Pitchfork, ATP, and Primavera Sound. It will be held in the ExCeL Centre from August 15 to 16.
Tickets went on sale the 14 of February. They are only £35 for one day or £60 for both days of the festival. The festival is craftily named after the poem titled “Jabberwocky” in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. It stems from the word “portmanteau”, which refers to the combination of two meanings into one word. With such careful thought behind the name, the festival is sure to hold many more ingenious surprises.
Jabberwocky 2014 Full Line Up
Neutral Milk Hotel
Thee Oh Sees
Sun Kil Moon
I Break Horses
The Van Pelt
The Horrors, a talented British band, will be releasing their fourth album on May 6. In releasing the single “I See You”, the Horrors provide a positive first glimpse intoLuminous.
The Horror’s last album, Skying, contained a mixture of sounds that deservedly earned several spots on the “best-of” lists. “I See You” aired on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio as well as on KRCW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on the 24 of February. The single is a mix of new age beats and late 1970’s psychoactive sounds. Through the seven and a half minute long track, the Horrors have more than enough time to woo the listener. With the instrumental upsurge in the final few minutes and utopian lyrics, this song is a very new sound for the band. Is it a sound that will resonate in the rest of the upcoming album? Let’s hope so.