B. Shimbe Shim, the album art collaborator for Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest record Mosquito has created a visual masterpiece for the leading/title track. Have a look! We wonder if it will be as "controversial" as the artwork itself...
The line up for the 2013 Outside Lands Festival has been announced, with the San Franciscan audience set to get amongst some awesome sets courtesy of Paul McCartney, a reformed Nine Inch Nails and more. From August 9-11, Golden Gate Park will become a music lover's haven; tickets are on sale now from sfoutsidelands.com/tickets, with a portion of ticket sales going toward San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
Check out the full line up below!
It has been 4 years since Yeah Yeah Yeahs last record It’s Blitz was released. In that time, the band have been jetting around the world playing endless shows, producing a psycho rock opera, Stop the Virgins, working with the like’s of K. K. Barrett, Adam Rapp and Sam Spiegel aka ‘Sam the Kid’. And, all the while, working on their brand new album Mosquito, produced by world renowned Nick Launay, which this week finally has its release.
'Sacrilege' is the first single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' upcoming album Mosquito, and it's been getting some loving from all over the place. The album will be out April 12th, and here's the 'Sacrilege' video so you can see what all the fuss is about.
In this weeks album news we’re greeted with a whole range of exciting new releases. Deerhunter have announced the release of their highly anticipated newie, old school legends Queens Of The Stone Age are getting a new album out there, plus there’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sigur Rós, our aussie lad Chet Faker and a whole heap more!
Boasting names such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Animal Collective and Foals it was clear that the Big Day Out had bounced back from the bad run it had last year where half the tour got truncated versions of the event. This year, every show boasted the full lineup which was promising for the future of the event given the recent hurdles it has had to overcome.
There was a definite change of mood about the Showgrounds this year. It’s obvious upon one’s first scout about the festival site that the Big Day Out just doesn’t function properly in the stripped back capacity it did last year. With both main stages back in action, the El Jimador wrestling ring and Chow Town being new shiny drawcards for punters and the sheer force of the line-up this year, the Big Day Out experience people will buy tickets for actually seemed to be in operation for this, the 2013 edition.
Adelaide turned on some fantastic weather for the 2013 Big Day Out. With another amazing line-up this year, the fans enjoyed a day of great music and the AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.
As seems to be the trend of many bands playing Big Day Out this year (The Killers, Foals etc.), we're getting a unique opportunity to catch some pretty big names in relatively intimate settings. Take last night's Yeah Yeah Yeahs gig as a perfect example of this; the band played the 1200-or-so capacity Metro Theatre, having sold out the Hordern Pavillion (5500 capacity) last time they were in town in January 2010. So naturally this was a highly anticipated, super sold out gig, full of the band's friends, fans and even the Virgens (from the acclaimed Stop The Virgens performance that happened last year in Sydney).
2013 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for music lovers, with so many great releases happening over the coming twelve months. Here's what we're most looking forward to this year.
So, let it be known that I until this day was a Big Day Out virgin and might I say, what a ride! The day started slow and steady and ramped up for one big party at the main stages.
Check out this weeks album news! With releases from the Yeah Yeahs, Black Sabbath, The Used and much more. Don't forget to keep an eye out for next weeks latest album releases.