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Music Meltdown – June 3, 2012

Music News

WFMU has live coverage from this weekend’s Primavera Sound Festival in Spain. Performers included The Cure, Marianne Faithful, Wilco, Mudhoney and more. Get at it on their site.

Tennis vocalist Alaina Moore speaks to Chart Magazine about all things related to their music, including their latest album Young & Old and working with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney.

Japandroids talk to Spinner about why they never finished their 7″ series (it’s cause they made a new record instead). [Stream their new record here!!]

Axl Rose has once again been accused of banning Slash T-Shirts from Guns & Roses Shows.

The Guardian’s writers have put together a list of the best #1 singles from the 1952 to today. Genre defiance and mainstream style bleeds out of this list, but it’s still pretty awesome. See the full list.

Rolling Stone has updated their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. You can see the list of contributors (and the list itself) here. Sgt. Pepper’s is still #1.

Joe Strummer had a radio show. Apparently the episodes were few and far between, but did totally happen. More info on how you can hear some, or purchase them for rebroadcast from Alan Cross.

The Best In New Music!!

Bloc Party have announced their new album ‘Four’ will be out in August. Check out the trailer below:

Metric have unveiled ‘Synthetica’ 2 weeks early. However, you can only hear the record if you participate in their Online Scavenger Hunt.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sorta-announced a series of 7″ releases in the works. More info is available at Exclaim!

Bob Dylan has another record on the way. Apparently it’s done, still untitled and being previewed for the media imminently. Or so says Consequence Of Sound.

The Dirty Heads have a new cut available from their upcoming record ‘Cabin By The Sea’ – the tune “Dance All Night” features Matisyahu and is streaming at Rolling Stone.

Also this week, RS posted the first single from the Dirty Heads’ buddy Rome (of Sublime With…). Check that here, or you can get out the new single from The Heavy. That tune is Posted Here.

Like metal? Then you should check out how Relapse Records has put it’s catalogue on BandCamp.

Young Galaxy has a new 7″ coming out this week. Stereogum has an exclusive free download from it. You can grab it here.

Soul Legend Bobby Womack has a cut from his new record featuring Lana Del Rey. Check it below:

Apparently, Lana Del Rey’s been cutting records for years. They was a story a month or so ago about a record by “Lizzie Grant” (which is now being re-released) as LDR. Now the story is that even before that, she went by May Jailer – Hear ‘her’ story here.

New Streams/Vids/Downloads!!!

Special thanks to AKAHipHop.Com, and the bands, labels and promoters for the emails, tweets and the like.



illScarlett – Livin’ Tonight


A new tune from the Toronto-Area ska punks. This one features USS’ Human Kebob on the turntables.

Twin Shadow – Five Seconds


Just press play. Get the mp3 at

of Verona – Dark In My Imagination


The L.A. based (Canadian Singer) band releases another cut from their soon to be released debut full length. “The White Apple”

Stagnant Pools – Dead Sailor


Dark, shoegazey and infectious. The group recently signed to Polyvinyl Records. Their album ‘Temporary Room’ comes out in August.

Hip Hop


Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild feat. Frank Ocean:


The latest single from Watch The Throne.

Mary J. Blige – Don’t Mind:


A New video from her record ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1)’


Nas – Daughters:


‘Life Is Good” comes out in July, until then we have this.

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free):


From the record “Food & Liquor 2” due in Late September.

Childish Gambino – Black Faces:

The Community star continues to drop bombs before the release of his mixtape.

[mp3]Childish Gambino – Black Faces feat. Nipsey Hussle (Prod. by Boi-1da).

Big K.R.I.T – Live From The Underground (Album Stream)

After a crazy year, which included such high profile collaborations as his appearance on The Roots’ ‘Undun’ The Southern MC releases his first full-length. Get it at NPR.



Onra – L.O.V.E.

Onra has a new EP on the way from Fool’s Gold Records. It hit stores June 12.

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