Dropping this Friday on Soundcloud ‘Catch the Throne’ featuring Wale, Big Boy, Daddy Yankee, Common and more.
The mixtape will be cover some themes of the show: kings, queens, dragons, war, and politics. It’s also designed to help catch up people who haven’t read the Game of Throne series (or watched the show) or at the very least, provide new perspective on characters.
Big Boi is a noted fan of the series and TV show and I can’t wait to see the results.
The song premiered on BuzzFeed yesterday and is officially available on iTunes.
“Jealous (I Ain’t With It”) is the fourth single released from the electro-funk duo’s newest album (out March 12th). With over four years since their last release, it’s great to see little more pop than what we’re used to with Chromeo but with their same touch of their introspection and commentary.
Did I mention it’s catchy? Damn, is it catchy. And before you are filled with despair at the catchy, slightly-typical chorus (especially after a year of “Blurred Lines”), check out what Dave 1 (the lead singer) said about the inspiration behind the song:
Guys are all schmucks, let’s face it. I don’t know why music constantly extols this fictitious macho fantasy persona — we’re all just puny insecure oversize children. And it would be funnier to embrace it.”
Mr Little Jeans is the pseudonym of Norwegian electro-pop singer, Monica Birkenes (the name comes from a character in Rushmore).
This spring-reminiscent tune keeps you moving with a tingly baseline, deep guitar riffs and tight vocals.
The song is off of her new EP but we’re holding out for her full-length album “Pocketknife” which comes out on March 25. That gives us just enough time to put “Good Mistake” on repeat until our ears won’t stop ringing and our feet are danced raw.
Halsey pushed out her song “Ghost” on her Soundcloud page about a month ago. Her easy-going vocals mix with a strong lyrical flow. The pushing bass make this lo-fi-hi-fi 2:22 song feel at once too short, just-fast enough and yet complete.
What we’re saying is it’s perfectly compressed and it is single handedly carrying us from winter into spring.
We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for a complete album.
I was invited to join tuneage in late 2010. It has been nothing short of an awesome experience: I constantly get to explore new music, I get to dig through submissions and discover amazing, up-and-coming artists and I get to write. Running this blog is seriously a delight.
In honor of tuneage’s 6th (!!) birthday and thanks to the fun web app by studio moh, I was able to put together a list featuring tuneage’s 6 most popular posts of each year.
I'm on a music binge and I wanted to say thanks for assisting in feeding my habit. In all honesty though music really does is like a needle in the arm for me, those little pick me up tunes, those feel good fixes and the dirty-secret grooves. Back to what I was saying though, seriously thanks for the rad fucking music.
This is one hell of a compliment—thank you for reading!
I can’t get over this song by Sam Smith. While the lyrics are of a standard love song variety, the production behind “Safe With Me” transforms it into something else.
The layers of sound are pretty unbelievable—a kind of surrealist, hip hop start and then comes a heavy pop bass followed by the hand claps that almost sound like fingers snapping. Then there’s the electronic echo coupled with Smith’s raw, graveled voice.
"Safe With Me" straddles genres intricately, it’s hard to know if you’re immersing yourself in an electronica hip hop ballad or maybe a kind of synthpop love song.
For the upcoming movie, Maleficent, Disney tapped Lana Del Rey to cover the timeless Once Upon a Dream.
Usually, I am not interested in these kinds of covers or reinterpretations but this is one is pretty spectacular. Not only do Del Rey’s vocals hauntingly shine here, her reinterpretation of the song to fit the darker point of view in Maleficent is really lovely and con dolore.
Neonfaith’s song, “Escape” is trippy and transcendent, it’s also familiar and soothing. I first listened to this song, drunkenly, at 2am and fell in love with the vibe. Maybe it was the vodka, maybe it was the dark room illuminated only by my laptop but “Escape” was perfect for my mood.
Now, I’m recreating my first time listening to this tune for all you late-nighters.
As in, if you have a song or a band you want to write about, you can write a post for tuneage and submit it. If the writing is solid, if the music is good, I will message you and let you know I’ll be posting your submission. You’ll get full credit and links to your blog or twitter, etc.
To be fair, tuneage has a backlog of about 250+ submissions and a majority of the ones I receive are not very interesting, dynamic or well-written. BUT songs like PHOX - Slow Motion, Tiger Mendoza - Lovesick Vandal and Lincoln Blache - Bad Girl all came from submissions and I’m really grateful for them (thank you!).
2014 is going to be big for tuneage. We’re going legit, guys. I’m working on getting us a custom domain, bringing in new contributors and creating weekly content.
But I work full-time and tuneage remains a one-women operation (for a lot of reasons). Buying this domain is going to be expensive, carving out time to write more is going to be hard but I really love running this blog and I hope you all love reading it too.
So, if you’ve ever gotten a kick out of tuneage over the years, if you dig the music recs, please consider donating by clicking the “donate” button on tuneage.tumblr.com. Seriously, any amount helps.
Even if you can’t give, thanks for sticking with tuneage all these years. None of this could be possible without this really fantastic audience.
2014 new music releases won’t start rolling out until late January. So, let’s take a little trip back in time–10 years–to 2004. What was going on a decade ago in music? Well, Avril and Snoop Dogg shared the top charts, Ashlee Simpson was relevant and Milkshake wasn’t the most overplayed song of our lifetime.
In honor of a great year in music (because it truly was), I’ve curated a playlist of some of the biggest hits of 2004.
I knew there were some big albums coming out this year, Beck, Lilly Allen, Bruce Springsteen, some people even seem excited for the new U2.
But lists being compiled all over the Internet (check out Stereogum and Hitfix) are showing just how fantastic 2014 is going to be for music releases. I don’t even know where to start: St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Mastodon, Kanye and Jay-Z, Belle & Sebastian?
Even better (or worse?) are the artists who haven’t quite confirmed an album this year. Like Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, The Maccabees and Azealia Banks. They’re all keeping their fans in anticipation.
Of course, with so many releases there runs the risk of disappointment. Regardless, WWTB is going to be full of suggestions this year.
But tell me, what album are you most looking forward to?
I discovered this song by Patrick Lee through a viral video about the NYC subway! The song is off his 2010 album, The Last Thing, the whole thing is filled with delightful, feel good grooves but Quittin’ Time is my favorite.
And now, I’m posting this (around) 5pm on the 23rd of December. Why? Because it is most certainly quittin’ time, so sashay sashay out of your office building.