It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means—there are sweet new jams here for your listening pleasure. This week, Joanna Newsom drops not one, not two, but three discs of harp hits. Daniel Merriweather’s got soul, and a new record. The Alkaline Trio mixes drug metaphors with alcohol. The kid, Joey McIntyre, goes to the block on his own. And the Shout Out Louds work it, girl! So, let’s get into the groove after the jump. Keep reading »
The Black Eyed Peas have combined “Imma Be” and “Rocking Your Body” into one mega mix video that’s more than 10 minutes long. The band takes on robots in a kind of fun, move to the beat, “District 9″ sorta way. It’s really entertaining, especially since plot-driven videos aren’t as popular as they once were, and Will.i.am even tweeted that this is “the best video the black eyed peas ever made.” So what do you think? [Just Jared] Keep reading »
Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack, passed away on Valentine’s Day, after battling brain and lung cancer for several years. His ex-girlfriend Sharona Alperin, who inspired the #1 hit 1979 song “My Sharona” came to his memorial. She told Entertainment Weekly, “About 70 percent of the people I meet, as soon as I introduce myself as Sharona, they say ‘My Sharona.’ Another 20 percent, you can tell, they’re thinking it in their heads. It’s so funny. I spent the entire weekend with him, with his body [at the services]. It was beautiful to see the people who paid him respect on his death bed—the people who he was the biggest fan of. He was so devoted to rock and roll—a walking encyclopedia … I’m grateful that he’s out of pain.” RIP, Doug. I hope he could tell that his Sharona was there to pay him tribute on a day devoted to love. [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »
It’s Tuesday, so you now what that means: It’s time to check out what’s fresh off the presses this week. If you’re feeling the winter blues and need someone to reason with you, well, then this week is your Album Drop! There’s so much folk flowing it’s like Garrison Keillor curated the new releases. We got the Tindersticks, Mumford & Sons, and a record to benefit the Appalachian Voices charity. Plus, the grand ole return of British pop existentialists, Field Music, and rap supah stars Freeway & Jake One have got their mind on the money. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
The official video for the remake of “We Are The World,” which will benefit victims of Haiti’s earthquake last month, has arrived, to, uh, mixed reviews. I’m all for the charity angle, obviously, so I’m not going to knock it too hard, but the Michael and Janet Jackson split screen is hella cheesy and I have a hard time taking anything seriously that features a Pussycat Doll. Keep reading »
Whenever I walk down the street, I like to pretend that the music I’m listening to is my own personal soundtrack. The other day, a song popped up on my iPod that was so emotionally loaded with memories that it took me by surprise. It was the song I listened to on repeat for weeks during my freshman year of college, after a particularly dreamy encounter with a guy I was crushing on. For me, the song captured all the intricacies and excitement of that moment. It escalated my already-giddy happiness into a euphoria that beat any thrill I could get from dissecting the encounter with a friend. The music knew how I felt and carefully played with my emotions to make me believe that this song “got” me — like it was made just for me and that moment.
I truly believe that for every relationship, quasi-relationship, or sexual encounter you have, there is a song that perfectly encapsulates it. A song, no matter how annoying, whiny, cheesy, or sappy, that you can listen to on repeat because, durnit, that ditty knows exactly what you’re going through. After the jump, I’ve compiled a list of songs — taken from my personal experiences — which I feel categorize and exemplify specific relationships. Keep reading »
The Frisky staff got into a discussion the other day about what kind of music gets us in the mood — we’ll share our list with you a little later — and it prompted me to ask them all the question: What music was playing when you lost your V-card? Wow, I didn’t realize I’d be opening such a can of worms! Check out our (pretty funny) answers after the jump and give us yours in the comments. And sure, you can try to guess which staffer said what, but our lips are remaining sealed! Keep reading »