59 years ago James Dean died in a tragic car accident. Though Morrissey’s “Suedehead” isn’t directly about Dean, the video is an homage to him.
The standout track of my new Madchester Monday night was Paul Oakenfold‘s remix of “W.F.L. (Wrote For Luck)” by the Happy Mondays (re-titled “W.F.L. (Think About The Future Mix)”).
“Voodoo Lady” is the funk track on Ween’s Chocolate & Cheese album. The song bounces along nicely (ahem).
Producer Stint has taken Lana Del Rey’s tempo-changing track “West Coast” into chilled-out electro territory with an uplifting chorus (at least as uplifting as Lana Del Rey can get).
Frankie Rose is a Brooklyn based musician. “Into Blue” is really great for road trips.
Spoon have broken their four-year silence and released a single called “Do You,” a summery pop gem from their eighth full length, They Want My Soul out on August 5.
Monster Rally is Cleveland native Ted Feighan; he produces sample-based tropical pop. Here’s “Orchids,” a track from his last album, Return to Paradise. I think he makes the best music to work to.
From Ben Watt’s first solo full length, North Marine Drive in 1983 is “Some Things Don’t Matter.” His new record is called Hendra and it is out now.
After a long absence, Death From Above 1979 released a brand new single titled “Trainwreck 1979.” Their follow-up LP is due in September.
Indie R&B singer-songwriter Tom Krell, better known as How To Dress Well, has released a trilogy of tracks for his upcoming third LP, What Is This Heart?.