Ray Davies on His New Album of Kinks Covers and What It Would Take to Get a Kinks Reunion

Ray Davies, former lead singer the Kinks, has a new album out today called See My Friends, in which he rerecords fourteen songs, duetting with the likes Spoon, Metallica, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen, and … Jon Bon Jovi? Vulture spoke with Davies about how he picked his partners, who on his wish list didn’t work out, and one life’s big […]

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Body Count ‘Black Hoodie’ (video)

Ice-T-fronted rap-metal unit Body Count are back with another powerful statement from their upcoming Bloodlust album. Following a video for “No Lives Matter,” the band have unveiled a new clip for “Black Hoodie.”   The clip was directed by Treach and Itchy House, and highlights police brutality in America — and Ice-T is quick to point out that he’s “been […]

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Library of Congress to hold "disco party" – Dancing Astronaut

The United States Library Congress has just announced a month long celebration disco culture entitled Bibliodiscotheque. The cultural extravaganza will feature “film screenings, performances, interviews and a symposium,” to analyze the effect disco has had on the culture the United States. The highlight the festivities will be a live rendition  Gloria Gaynor’s iconic “I Will Survive,” which was recently added to […]

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You Mad? Filthy Metal Rock Band Disses Yeezy For Rocking Their T-Shirt

Cradle Of Filthy Disses Kanye West For Wearing Their T-Shirt Kanye West is always trying to make a fashion statement, that is a secret to no one. Before he was a designer, his personal style was a passion. Often rapping about his polo and Louis Vuitton luggage. More recently, Yeezy has adopt a “grungier” fashion aesthetic, although not taking a […]

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Feist Goes In-Depth on ‘Pleasure’ with Zane Lowe

Feist announced her return with new LP Pleasure this month. With just over a month until its arrival, the songwriter sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio for an in-depth interview about the record, its recording process, and where she stands on a new LP from Broken Social Scene. On her frame mind in recording Pleasure: I write on my own […]

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Ultra announces new lineup additions and schedule changes – Dancing Astronaut

In its final scheduling phase with the festival just days away, has subtly inserted three new names onto its Miami artist roster which were swiftly picked up by the community. Bag Raiders, whose infectious single “Shooting Stars” from 2010 led to the group becoming the subjects a viral meme seven years later, will now be gracing the festival with what’s likely […]

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Five Secrets of Darkest Hour’s ‘Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora’

“As a band, there’s nothing that feels better than when your core fan base says, ‘Yes! Thank you!’” Darkest Hour founding guitarist Mike Schleibaum has every reason to be excited about the band’s ninth album, Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora (out now on Southern Lord). As he tells Exclaim!, here are five keys that led to the success their […]

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​Despised Icon / Carnifex / Fallujah / Lorna Shore Barrymore’s, Ottawa ON, March 18

Canadian deathcore heavyweights Despised Icon arrived in Ottawa to lay waste to a raucous, packed Barrymore’s, and they brought three their most brutal genre-mates along with them for the ride. What was intended to be a prolonged, five-band assault was reduced to four, however, as Bay Area’s “aliencore” pundits Rings Saturn sadly couldn’t make it across the Canadian border. Opening […]

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Mastodon ‘Show Yourself’ (video)

Mastodon gave listeners a taste what’s to come from their Emperor Sand LP with “Show Yourself” back in February, and now the metal outfit have unveiled a video for the song. Directed by Robert Schober, the clip centres on Death, who is having a hard time at home and work. When his boss assigns the Department Death to kill the members Mastodon for […]

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Feist Shares Her New Song ‘Pleasure’

Following some cryptic teasing Thursday (March 16), Feist has given us the first new song f her anticipated new album Pleasure. Yes, right now, you can listen to the record’s title track “Pleasure.” “Our desire was to record that state without guile or go-to’s and to pin the songs down with conviction and our straight up human bodies,” Feist previously […]

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