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|Music - Music News|
|Written by John M. James|
|Wednesday, 07 March 2007 02:33|
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is making a rare soundtrack appearance later month, contributing a new, original song - "Hello (I Love You)" - to the New Line soundtrack to The Last Mimzy. The sci-fi tale of siblings finding a strange box of toys opens later this month, with a score by Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore.
In other soundtrack news, Quentin Tarantino's and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse opens on April 6, preceded earlier in the week by the release of the Warner Bros. soundtrack to Death Proof, Tarantino's half of the double feature. Peppered with dialogue from the film, the CD features songs by Joe Tex, Eddie Floyd, Willie DeVille, Jack Nitzsche, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Ennio Morricone.
The Nike Sport Music store on iTunes has just released its third exclusive Nike: Original Run workout mix to get hearts pumping in running shoes or cycling cleats, this time by producer/MC Aesop Rock. Previous "installments" came from LCD Soundsystem and The Crystal Method.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno accepts The All-American Rejects tonight and Norah Jones on Friday; The Late Show with David Letterman hosts Fall Out Boy tonight, The Shins on Friday, and The Good, the Bad, & the Queen on Tuesday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien boasts Madeleine Peyroux on Thursday overnight, The Decemberists on Friday overnight, and Mary Weiss on Tuesday overnight; and Jimmy Kimmel Live gets friendly with Tenacious D this evening overnight.
New Releases Coming Tuesday, March 13:
... and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change.
Bang Gang - Something Wrong (From Nowhere) heard on television's The O.C., this cinematic project from Bardi Johannsson of Iceland features guest vocalists Daniel Agust of GusGus, Karen Ann, and Nicolette
Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed & the Starfighters (Eclectic) reissue of this 1974 solo album by the Hawkwind lyricist, with special guests Brian Eno, Jim Capaldi, and The Pink Fairies' Paul Rudolph
The Dollyrots - Because I'm Awesome (Blackheart) signed to Joan Jett's boutique label, this energetic young trio from Florida features the sassy Kelly Ogden
Thomas Dybdahl - Science (Ryko/Recall) on tour now with fellow Norwegian Sondre Lerche, this second stateside CD showcases the vocalist's delicate, subtle voice
Filo & Peri - Crowd Control: Live from the Wet Grooves, Las Vegas (Moist Music) nonstop dance frenzy featuring club-crazy mashed covers of The Doobie Brothers' "Long Train Running'" and INXS's "I Need You Tonight"
The Gang Font Featuring Interloper - The Gang Font Featuring Interloper (Thirsty Ear) new avante-squawk-jazz project from former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton, with Dave King of Bad Plus and Erik Fratzke of Happy Apples
Roddy Hart - Bookmarks (Compass) new from this Scottish singer/songwriter with guest vocalists Eddi Reader and Kris Kristofferson
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Sex, Food, Death, & Tarantulas (Yep Roc) seven-track live, enhanced CD EP, featuring two exclusive bonus tracks in the download version
The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Live at Oslo Jazz Festival (Alternative Tentacles) from the ashes of The Refused comes this domestic reissue from 2003
Glenn Jones - Against Which the Sea Continually Beats (Strange Attractors Audio House) amazing album of acoustic finger picking from the Cul de Sac founder, incorporating his unique two-third capo and alternative tunings over four sweet guitars
Lucy Kaplansky - Over the Hills (Red House) easy as a Sunday morning, this new album from the New York City singer/songwriter reflects on family, with beautiful covers of Roxy Music's "More Than This" and June Carter Cash's "Ring of Fire"
Jorma Kaukonen - Stars in My Crown (Red House) all new solo album from the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, featuring the plucky "Fur Peace Rag" and his take on Lightning Hopkins' "Come Back, Baby"
Olav Larsen & the Alabama Rodeo Stars - Love's Come to Town (Hyena) debut of a dozen dynamite alt-country originals from the talented African-Norwegian singer/songwriter, channeling Neil Young, Gram Parsons, and Bob Dylan
Eddie Money - Wanna Go Back (Warrior) all-new collection of covers featuring his take on Ray Charles' "You Don't Know Me" and 1960s party standards "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Jenny Take a Ride" and "Land of 1,000 Dances"
Graham Parker - Don't Tell Columbus (Bloodshot) layered in poetic imagery, drenched in soul, and mature without losing his bite, one of rock's greatest living songwriters returns, featuring "England's Latest Clown"
Peppertown - Firefly (SOL Records) melodic roots-country debut from the farmland of southeastern Indiana, strutting the boogie-woogie in "Tractor Wreckin' Blues"
Prosser - Prosser (Click Pop/Spin Art) new from Eric Woodruff of Delay
Artimus Pyle - Artimus Venomus (Dead Line) all new from the Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, showing no love for the esquire set in "Blood Sucking Weasel Attorneys"
Jon Rauhouse - Steel Guitar Attack (Bloodshot) fantastic pedal-steel/Hawaiian guitar splendor with Tommy Connell of Calexico, featuring zippy covers of the Mannix television-show theme and the Andy Griffith Show theme, and guest vocalists Kelly Hogan on a cover of Marty Robbins' "Big Iron" and Rachel Flotard of Visqueen on a cover of The Platters hit "Harbor Lights"
Stiff Little Fingers - Wasted Life (Recall) two-CD set of demos, alternative versions, unplugged takes, live tracks, and other rarities
John P. Strohm/Dylan in the Movies - So Long City Skies (American Laundromat) limited-edition "split" seven-inch single
Tigers & Monkeys - Loose Mouth (Little Lamb) fronted by the cool swagger of Shonali Bhowmik, this New York City six-piece gets sweaty in The Pixies-esque "Loose Mouth"
Token Entry - Jaybird & Weight of the World (I Scream) reissue of these two classic Hawker Records albums from 1988 and 1990 on one CD
The Tragically Hip - World Container (Universal) hot off opening for The Who on a handful of dates, the Canadian quintet returns with a tight, powerful collection of witty songs
Type O Negative - Dead Again (Steamhammer)
Chuck E. Weiss - 23rd & Stout (Cooking Vinyl) possessed washboard blues, last-call sorrows, and shadowy character tales from the gritty side of the street, highlighted by the Cuban zombie crawl of "Novade Nada"
Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971 (Reprise) the second CD/DVD release in his Archives Performance Series, featuring the seldom played "Bad Fog of Loneliness"
various artists - Mullets Rock! Too! (Sony Legacy) 18 "beaver paddle" hits from Ted Nugent, Aldo Nova, Nazareth, the J. Geils Band, and more to proudly blare from your bitchin' '78 Camaro
various artists - Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project (Starbucks/Hear Music) recorded at KCRW-FM's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios, this excellent collection of hip covers features the Flaming Lips and Damien Rice each doing Radiohead, The Magic Numbers dissecting Beyonce's "Crazy in Love," and Gary Jules' can't-get-it-out-of-my-head stroll through Tears for Fears' "Mad World"
various artists - Supporting Radical Habits Volume II (Suburban Noize) CD and DVD set featuring exclusive new music from the Kottonmouth Kings, Slightly Stupid, and Cypress Hill's Sen Dog
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