Southern Ground, Zac Brown's record label, released the four-song EP last week. Recorded at Southern Ground's Nashville studio, the tracks maintain Zac Brown Band's recognizable country-rock fusion, but everything's slightly amped up from past recordings thanks to Grohl's production. "Dave is a musical genius," says Brown. "It's been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."
Bassist Oteil Burbridge (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Allman Brothers Band) sat in on the sessions, and Grohl contributed his whomping drumming to a few tracks as well.
>> ICYMI, Megadeth did a funny Christmas bit with indie sweetheart Jenny Lewis last night on Kimmel. Almost makes you forget about all that crazy. Moving on, but actually at roughly the same time, but on a different channel, alt act Alt-J did "Fitzpleasure" on Letterman.
>> And in other ICYMI, last night on The Voice Celine Dion dueted with Ne-Yo on "Incredible" while golden lame girls Gaga and Xtina buried their diva hatchets or whatever and performed ARTPOP tune "Do What U Want" without an R. Kelly in sight. Oh, also, Tessanne Chin is your new The Voice, America! Congratulations, Tessanne! Life is now an easy street of riches and rewards. You did it. The finish line. It's all champagne & cronuts from here on out. Nothing but love and adoration and money and fame and no worries or anxieties or problems ever again. Yay!
>> Katy Perry got called out on the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes for lip-synching. LOL. Pardon my French, but what a greasy rat assface. Sure. Lip-synching: Bad. That was most definitely a very bad job of lip-synching. I'm sure no one has ever done a crappy job of lip-synching on the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes before Katy Perry. And I'm sure that greasy rat assface would've done the same thing to a man. "Oh, oh, pardon, monsieur Eminem. Um, I think you should start over. Oui. Merciiiiii!" No. For future reference, KP.
>> Real live earth angel Taylor Swift found $100,000 in rumpled-up ones in a pair of red leather hot pants so she was like, "Here ya go, Nashvillle Symphony. Go buy yourself something nice.
Next month, the group will be in town at the Basement for January's Red Bull Sound Select show - aka Radfest 2014 (CL Music Editor Chad Radford's annual birthday party) - featuring Lyonnais, deadCAT, and Faun and a Pan Flute.
There are a limited number of advance tickets (50, to be precise) available for the show, and the rest will be sold at the door. Tickets are only $3 if you sign up through the Red Bull site, but if you don't want to do that, you can buy tickets here for $10.
Sat., Jan. 25. 9 p.m. 18+ No smoking. The Basement. 1245 Glenwood Ave. 404-622-8686.
>> Kings of Leon played very decent new Mechanical Bull songs "Temple" and "Wait For Me" on SNL this past weekend and very nearly put me to sleep, twice. Guys! Look alive! You've got the tunes, now stop acting like it's your high school talent show. And stop looking at your fingers, Caleb! Maybe connect with one of the cameras! AND SPIT YOUR GUM OUT, NATHAN! You said it, Linds.
>> Attention fans of Dave Matthews: There is a new Dave Matthews band, and it is called The Nauts.
>> If you were looking for a list of the best music videos of 2013, then Look no further. I'm sorry. That's not what you were looking for? You were looking for a list of the 40 best rap albums of 2013? Ok, look no further.
>> The Story of The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat by David Fricke. #longread
>> How Beyonce kept Beyonce a secret.
As part of a series of massive dance parties with live EDM performances that last all night (literally), the tenth Kingdom Rave detonates tonight at the Metro Lanes & Games multiplex in south Atlanta.
The rave features headliner Zeds Dead, a Canadian dubstep duo that takes the stage at 2 a.m.
Self-described as the biggest one-day costume/cosplay event on the East Coast, Kingdom Rave X has a dress code (all-white or a festive costume) and five themed rooms filled with bouncy houses, arcade games, a skating rink, cosmic bowling, and God knows what else. Sounds equal parts fun and terrifying.
Although there is no cover art or track sample available just yet, it seems Black Lips' have officially wrapped up their seventh album and deemed the effort Underneath the Rainbow. Scheduled to drop March 18th on Vice Records, the LP was produced by Dap Kings' Tommy Brenneck and the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney, and serves as the band's love letter to the expected shenanigans that go hand in hand with coming up in the South, like "doing bathtub drugs and drinking bathtub gin," as Jared Swilley explained to Rolling Stone Magazine.
In the meantime, the band plans to perform a hometown New Year's Eve show at the Drunken Unicorn with Subsonics. Revisit the completely NSFW video for "Family Tree" from the band's previous, Mark Ronson-produced LP Arabia Mountain and check out the track list for the new album after the jump.
The show premieres on Sun., Dec. 15 at 8 p.m., but will also air Wed., Dec. 18 at midnight, Thurs., Dec. 19 at 9 p.m., and Wed., Jan. 1 at 7 p.m.
>> Cher Lloyd is the latest artist to cover (and possibly improve upon) a Katy Perry song. Her acoustic cover of Teenage Dream track "E.T." at Billboard's Women In Music event was a tribute to the lady Perry, Billboard's 2012 Woman of the Year. You remember.
>> This one time at a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd and yeah that's probably why she got fired.
>> "I think that anybody who's anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn't people take pictures of themselves? When I'm on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I'm like, 'Thank you.' I don't need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There's only one you." ~ Ezra Koenig
>> Fader's amazing Best of 2013 Listmania includes important lists such as the Top 8 Directions From the 2 Chainz #MEALTIME cookbook and Chief Keef's 7 Most-Used Emojis.
>> Lorde's hairstylist and makeup artist show NYLON how to get her "Team" video hair and makeup.
The jangle-pop band's critically acclaimed A&M albums, The Swimming Pool Q's (1984) and Blue Tomorrow (1986), had previously only been released on cassette and LP in the US, but never on CD.
The deluxe CD treatment, funded through an aggressive Kickstarter campaign, raised $21,584.
Continue reading Bobby Moore's CL feature, "Swimming Pool Q's 'A&M Years' revisited: Atlanta new wavers resurrect major label beginnings," published on June 12, 2013.
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