Check out photos Stephen snapped along the way during his Craftology tour of the Prism Brewery!
Check out pictures of listeners at the MGMT show at the Electric Factory on 12.3.2013!
Check out pictures of listeners at the Studio Sessions Volume 5 Vinyl Drop at the Hollywood Cafe (Woodbury, NJ) on 11.29.2013!
Johnny Cash's "lost" album that was shelved in the '80s will finally see a release with the title 'Out Among The Stars'. Here's how it came to fruition: to help kick start his dwindling career, Columbia Records sent Cash to work with Billy Sherrill, a Nashville producer noted for the pop-influenced “countrypolitan” sound. The resulting album was then canned when Cash and Columbia parted ways in 1985, never seeing the light of day. Material from the 12-track album was recorded at Nashville’s Columbia Studios in 1981 and Los Angeles’ 1111 Sound Studios in 1984. It’s since been unearthed from the archives and will be released on March 25 through Columbia/Legacy.
In an interview with Billboard, Cash’s son John Carter Cash said he found the tapes early last year in a stash of belongings from his parents’ home. “They never threw anything away,” he said. “They kept everything in their lives. They had an archive that had everything in it from the original audio tapes from The Johnny Cash Show to random things like a camel saddle, a gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia.”
”We were so excited when we discovered this. We were like, my goodness this is a beautiful record that nobody has ever heard. Johnny Cash is in the very prime of his voice for his lifetime. He’s pitch perfect. It’s seldom where there’s more than one vocal take. They’re a live take and they’re perfect. Nashville at the time was in a completely different place. It was the ‘Urban Cowboy’ phase. It was pop country, and dad was not that. I think him working with Billy was sort of an effort by the record company to put him more in the circle of Music Row and see what could happen at the heart of that machine.”
Restoration of the tapes were handled by John Carter Cash and co-producer/archivist Steve Berkowitz, alongside Carlene Carter, Cash collaborator Marty Stuart, Buddy Miller, and other Nashville musicians. Stuart, Miller, and Jerry Douglas each re-recorded their various instrumental parts, giving it a fresh sound.
The "lost" record will finally get to the public's ears this Spring. In the meantime, check out the artwork and tracklist below:
Out Among the Stars Tracklist:
01. Out Among the Stars
02. Baby Ride Easy [feat. June Carter Cash]
03. She Used to Love Me a Lot
04. After All
05. I’m Movin’ On [feat. Waylon Jennings]
06. If I Told You Who It Was
07. Call Your Mother
08. I Drove Her Out of My Mind
10. Rock and Roll Shoes
11. Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time [feat. June Carter Cash]
12. I Came to Believe
Fall Out Boy were joined on stage by Taylor Swift during their performance of "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark" at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last month. While this may be old news, the first footage of the actual live performance has now surfaced online after airing last night (12/10) on CBS. What do you think of their live collaboration with TSwizzle?
Taking Back Sunday's new live DVD, 'TAYF10 Live From Starland Ballroom', is officially out this week. In honor of the release, the band released a clip of "There's No 'I' In Team" from the NJ show, with a special guest appearance from Neil Rubenstein. Check it out below; nostalgia.
TAYF10: LIVE FROM STARLAND BALLROOM Set List:
You Know How I Do
Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
There’s No ‘I’ In Team
Great Romances Of The 20th Century
Ghost Man On Third
Timberwolves At New Jersey
The Blue Channel
You’re So Last Summer
Your Own Disaster
The Ballad of Sal Villanueva
MS MR stopped by 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno last night (12/9). The 2014 Winterjam band performed their latest single, "Hurricane", complete with frontwoman Lizzy Plapinger's fresh turquoise hair. Get a preview of what you'll see at The Piazza at Schmidt's on Jan. 25 below:
*NOTE: Skip ahead to the 5th gray marker for the performance footage.
A brand new remix of Capital Cities' "Safe And Sound" has surfaced online by Carlos Serrano. Staying true to the core elements of the track, Serrano adds an electronic spin on the single turning it into a club-ready mix. Take a listen below and even download the track for FREE after the jump via his Facebook page. What do you think? (via HT)
Phoenix stopped by 'The Ellen Show' this afternoon (12/10) where they performed their 'Bankrupt!' track, "S.O.S. in Bel Air". Check out the replay footage below, how'd they do?
Queens of the Stone Age released an alternate version of their latest single, "The Vampyre of Time and Memory". The new version features a previously unknown artist credited as "Ms. Dolly Boyd." If you haven't seen the original music video, she's actually featured in it just as much as the members of QOTSA. Check out her somber rendition below. Which do you prefer? Also, I posted the original rendition after the jump for reference. Tough choice...
On this week's episode of NBC's 'The Voice', contestants James Wolpert, Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin and Cole Vosbury teamed up and covered American Authors' track, "Best Day of My Life". Check out the performance footage below, what do you think of their rendition? Remember when American Authors played a Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party a few months back?
CHVRCHES made a visit to the 'Late Show' with David Letterman last night (12/9). Watch the Glasgow trio perform "We Sink" off their debut LP, 'The Bones Of What You Believe', below. Letterman also exchanged a few words with the band, asking them if he could travel with them and help out. Looks like he dug them, what do you think of their performance?