Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trent Reznor plays April fool's joke on world

When I got into work today, everything on my desk was turned upside down. 
All of my pictures, my keyboard, even my chair. Not bad. 
But that pales in comparison to Trent Reznor's fantastic April fool's prank on the world — a new fake album, "Strobelight."
Reznor announced the new release on Twitter today and fans quickly flocked to the Nine Inch Nails Web site where they were greeted with a funky drum loop and awesome Kanye West-esque album cover, seen here.  
The Web site asks fans to enter their email to recieve the new full length — produced by Timbaland, of course — after which their credit card will be charged $18.98 plus a $10 "digital convenience fee." Brilliant. 
Unfortunately after entering an email address you are greeted with a faux fatal error prompt with the words APRL_FLS
Too bad, with tracks like "Pussygrinder" (featuring Sheryl Crow) and "Laid, paid and played" (featuring Fergie), it would have been an amazing record. Kudos Trent. 

Check out NIN's myspace while you're at it, here

Kasabian releases free single and video

To hype their next release —West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum — due out in June, UK dance-rock saviors, Kasabian, have released a new video for their single "Vlad the Impaler", and until midnight on April 3rd, you can download the song for free on the band's Web site, here
Click the link to get the song, and then watch the video featuring a moustached Vince Noir aka Noel Fielding, of Mighty Boosh fame. 
Vince scours the countryside, preys on young hotties and pretty much wrecks havoc on a very 1970s-looking English countryside. It's really great and makes me hungry for blood...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bob Dylan drops new free song

Gearing up for his 46th release, Together Through Life, Bob Dylan dropped off a little preview today on his official web site, 
Check out the song, Beyond Here Lies Nothin', right here
If you haven't heard his last record, Modern Times, you need to. Don't write the old man off, he can still write the hits. His last video, featuring Scarlett Johansson, seriously brought me to tears. It was like the life I never lived in the early 1960s. Check it out here
His newest track — although not as breathtaking as some of his other bangers — is infectious enough and might make several repeats on your shuffle. It's got a Zydeco vibe, which feels like ole' Bob is playing a late night crawfish boil into the wee hours. Yum!