Friday, February 24, 2006

The Verve Live + Nova Rock Festival + !?

Long acclaimed as among the most innovative and spellbinding bands on the contemporary British pop scene, the Verve finally broke through to a mass international audience in 1997 with the instant classic "Bittersweet Symphony." By no stretch a study in overnight success, the group's rise was instead the culmination of a long, arduous journey that began at the dawn of the decade and went on to encompass a major breakup, multiple lawsuits, and an extensive diet of narcotics. Perfecting an oceanic sound fusing the exploratory vision of '60s-era psychedelia with the shimmering atmospherics of the shoegazer aesthetic, the Verve languished in relative obscurity while waiting for the rest of the music world to play catch-up, creating one of the most complex and rewarding bodies of work in modern rock & roll long before most listeners even learned of their existence -- only to again fall apart at the peak of their success.

The Verve - Live Wigan, UK 5-24-98

Nova Rock Festival: GnR & Alice In Chains

Guns'N'Roses and Alice In Chains are announced as performers on this year's Nova Rock Festival that takes place this summer in Wien, Austria. Among performers are Metallica, Tool, Placebo, Massive Attack, M.I.A., Hard-Fi, Bloodhound Gang and Queens Of The Stone Age. G'n'R are about to release they long awaited album 'Chinese Democracy' that has already leaked on the net. Since Alice In Chains icon, Layne Stayley, passed away, it would be interesting to find out who will sing now - a new singer or band's gitarist Jerry Cantrell who used to do supporting vocals.

This year we expect many new releases as those from Keane, RHCP, Radiohead, The Arcade Fire, Muse, Guns'N'Roses, Placebo, Adam Green, Graham Coxon, The Dresden Dolls, etc. Many of those have already leaked. It seems to me that it becomes the usual praxis of record companies to create a buzz before an album is officially released. And the example is - Arctic Monkeys. Almost all of the songs from their actual album were available as demos long time before the official release appeared, and the result - an enormous sell and imagine this - covered from Sugababes. It seems it works.

Sugababes - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Arctic Monkeys Cover)

Indie Albums: Cinemechanica, Fugazi, A Minor Forest, Engine Down, 31 Knots,
Battles, Bellini, Ahleuchatistas, Tortoise, Q And Not U, Do Make Say Think,
Underoath, Unwound, North Of America, Tristeza, Hieroglyphics, etc.
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I'm That's What I'm Not
Röyksopp - Melody A.M. + The Understanding
Architecture In Helsinki - Fingers Crossed + In Case We Die
Athlete - Vehicles And Animals
The Decemberists - Picaresque
The Music - The Music
Gang Starr - Albums
Albums: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Dr. Octagon
Broken Social Scene - 4 Albums
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
The Chinese Stars - A Rare Sensation
Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
Tegan & Sara - So Jealous
The Gossip - Movement + Standing In The Way Of Control
Sean Hayes - Big Black Hole And The Little Baby Star
The Hives - Your New Favourite Band
Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
Coldplay - X & Y
Weezer - Green Album + Maladroit
Overseer - Wreckage
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Beatles - Live At BBC (2CD)
Saves The Day - In Reverie + Stay What You Are
Angela's Ashes - OST, Digimon The Movie - OST
Remixes - Prodigy, Jackson 5
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Hellogoodbye - Hellogoodbye [EP]
Panic! At The Disco - The Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Sugababes - Taller In More Ways


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