Attack of The Bits & Pieces
It’s nearly July already – where does the time go?! Anyway, some news snippets and cynical comments from yours truly today, I guess. I’ll mix it up a bit by chucking in a few recommendations too…
Grandaddy‘s Jason Lytle is going on a solo tour, performing tracks from the bands’ farewell album Just Like The Fambly Cat. It will be an acoustic tour spanning 13 dates across America. The dates run from 18th July to the 12th August.
Claydes ‘Charles’ Smith, the co-founder of soul group Kool & The Gang has sadly passed away aged 57 in New Jersey. His long suffering illness had forced him to stop touring in January of this year, although the details of his death are currently not clear. RIP.
JJ72 are to split. The group cite record company issues as the reasoning. So, 11 years they were together – they went from unknowns to cult indie-rock underground legends. They were definitely a love them or hate them kind of band, but now are no more. Apparently singer Mark Greaney is working on a new project, but no news from the other two members.
Smile the new track from Lily Allen is available to purchase on iTunes UK as of today. So, if you like it, you want it, go get it.
Uh oh, here comes the cynical bit, and once more it is aimed Gnarls “gimme all your money” Barkley. What the fook is up with buying music videos off iTunes?! Do people really do this? I guess if you have more money than sense and one of those fancy iPods that does the videos, then good for you. But seriously, how long is it gonna be before I get a MySpace bulletin from Gnarls Barkley telling me I can now buy Gnarls Barkley underpants? These guys don’t miss a trick.
Like Boards Of Canada? Maybe you’ll like The Tilted Head Of Compassion, an electronica group from sunny Greenland. Check them out here… http://www.myspace.com/thetiltedheadofcompassion
Don’t forget that the Cadence album Creative Commerce is out now on Domination Recordings. I posted up a review the other day, you can read it here – quality chilled hip-hop, the way it’s meant to be. If you liked the Raw Produce album The Feeling of Now, you’ll love this. It’s generally gonna be loved by anyone who likes the more chilled, soulful, laid-back, hip-hop. Don’t miss it!
I’ll finish up by sharing a trip-hop track by a chap I know by the name of Daniel Pate. The track is called Remember Me and got A LOT of plays on my laptop last year. Check out the track here and Dan’s MySpace page here.