LONG BEACH - Nathaniel D. Hale, known in the music industry as Nate Dogg, died Tuesday, his family announced Tuesday. The hip-hop star, born and reared in Long Beach, Calif. was 41. Cause of death was not announced. However, Hale had been in fragile health and constant care since suffering two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008. Hale's near monotone crooning anchored some of rap's most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop.
Thom Yorke teamed up with Burial & Four Tet for a mini-EP containing 2 songs; 'Ego' & 'Mirror'. They were 1st played last night on a British radiostation and although expectations around the globe were skyhigh, mine weren't. Thom Yorke's solo-album aswell as the latest Radiohead-album didn't do it for me (shitloads of crap coming my way now, i can feel it..), but this project with Burial & Four Tet works great. These are 2 very cool, dreamy songs that fit Yorke's voice perfectly. The music has a certain tension to it & these are songs i can listen to over and over again.. Official release is next Monday via Bleep.
Just discovered this album Sunday evening, but already i can't get enough of it. Francois Peglau is a British singer with a big heart for Beatles-music if you ask me. His songs have a huge Beatles-aura around it, without that being a bad thing. And that's a pretty impressive achievement for a young musician. As the album advances the name 'Eels' also popped into my head, it's all in the little details Eels uses a lot aswell.. And final track 'Sundays Ukulele Song' could also be titled 'Summer Ukulele Song' cuz i feel like drinking Corona's on the beach when i hear this.. A fine album, very much worth checking out. Visit his Bandcamp-page to download 2 free songs or get the whole album for just a few bucks.
Finally! Tuesday March 15th is here! The day Mother Mother release their 3rd album 'Eureka'. So far I've only heard The Stand, but that's 1 of the best songs i've discovered this year, so YEAH! i was really looking forward to this! The player below streamed the album untill it's release, so be quick! Cuz somewhere today (when Canada wakes up, i presume) the player will probably be taken down and you're left with the only right thing to do; Get your arse to a store and buy this fantastic album! *edit: i've removed the player and added 2 songs of the album*
Fleet Foxes-frontman Robin Pecknold can't wait to see their new album be released in May, so to keep himself from being bored he released 3 free tracks last week. They're not Fleet Foxes-songs; it's just him, an acoustic guitar and a friend. Oh, and on I'm Losing Myself we even hear Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste. Nice & relaxing Monday Morning start of the week. "Mellow Jams", he called it himself, the stream will be gone somewhere soon, but you can download it here..
Ellie Goulding went on to visit the BBC Radio 1 yesterday and played her new single (which i can't be bothered with tbh) and this beautiful version of Jose Gonzalez' hit Heartbeats. A song that's probably very easy to cover, cuz it's been done A LOT!! That point aside, this sounds nice on a lazy Sunday evening.