When Say Anything revealed their plans to put out a new album, fans were excited. Then, when the group revealed the news that the album would not feature just a few guest vocalist, like a typical album, but an album-full of guest vocalist, the excitement went to an eleven.
With guests such as Saves the Day’s Chris Conelly, Eisley members Chantelle DuPree and Max Bemis’ wife Sherri DuPree Bemis, Keith Buckley, Matt Pryor and many others, the new album would definitely be a departure from the band’s previous records.
Today, Hebrews was officially released on Spotify for fans to listen to before its release date of June 10 (next Tuesday) though several tracks have already been streamed including lead single, “Six Six Six.”
Listen to the guest-packed record below and let us know what you think about it? Did it surpass the hype and expectations or was it all a silly dud?
Drake’s new album, Nothing Was the Same was leaked last week, but the new album has officially been released (like the Kraken) today.
For months, there has been teasers about the new album including the rumor that Drake’s father would be featured on a track, which was later debunked when the official tracklist hit the web last month. There was also that little issue of no official release date being given, but that didn’t stop fans or leakers from getting their grimy little paws on the much-anticipated album.
For those that chose not to ruin the fun by listening to it early, then you can go ahead and the given the critically high praised album a quick listen to below and let us know if the wait, and critics, were on point.
Don’t forget that Drake will be embarking on a North American tour that had been pushed back due to scheduling and rehearsals issues. The newly revamped tour schedule can been seen here.
We know that you’ll probably never get tired of hearing Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, especially with all the remixes that are making their way online (remember Darkside’s remixes we posted last week?), but now you can hear one of the remixes done exclusively by the duo themselves.
Before the album made its way onto people’s iPods (do we still use those) and other modes of listening to music, the French-duo revealed that they would be making their own remixes of each of the songs on the album. Today, we have received their remixed version of first single, “Get Lucky.”
The ten-minute long song can be heard below courtesy of Spotify.
So tell us, is the remixed version better or just decent compared to the original?
Spotify has officially won the war at getting the complete catalog from iconic band, Pink Floyd. The complete catalog of the band became available to the public through the streaming service provider once the amount of plays of “Wish You Were Here” crossed the one million line this past weekend. Pink Floyd had some input on it tweeting about the campaign just a day before die-hards put their ears to work.
“It’s a great day for fans of prog rock, but it’s also a great day for younger fans who have yet to be really turned on to the magic of Pink Floyd,” said Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer though British paper, The Guardian. “That’s a lot of what this is about: bringing a new generation of fans to one of the biggest and most iconic bands in the world.”
But Pink Floyd’s catalog isn’t the only iconic band that the Swedish streaming service have acquired; seven months ago, they acquired the exclusive rights to Metallica’s catalog. While Spotify does have sole rights to Metallica’s catalog, they do not when it comes to Pink Floyd. Other streaming programs such as Rdio and Rhapsody, who are all subscription-only, have had the band’s material for years.
Unlike them, Spotify did not want to put up a “paywall” for their customers concerning the band’s material, so talk about that held up the negotiations.
“When it came to renewing our deal with EMI, we decided we did not want to go with ad-funded, but agreed to go on subscription ones. But when we went to Spotify’s office in 2010, we were declined — it was all or nothing,” said Pink Floyd’s manager, Paul Loasby.
But apparently, a year can change a lot of things because the band now the streaming service has access to all of Pink Floyd’s music for paid subscriber as well as non-paying ones.