Each week ListenUp browses through Twitter's infamous #musicmonday hashtag to find some new and random musical offerings to help Myrtle Beach Music fans kick off their week. This week, we bring you new music from 90s alternative giants Bush, MondayJazz.com, and
Tweeted by Jana (@JanaMH) who said:
#MusicMonday #BUSH is back: @GavinRossdale @coreybritz@CT3GUITAR #RobinGoodridge Your music makes my day!http://www.bushofficial.com
Together after an eight-year hiatus Bush -- consisting of two original members, Gavin Rossdale and drummer Robin Goodridge -- is back with a new single, upcoming album and a tour which kicks off this week in Tampa. Fans of this mid-90s sensation will appreciate the same grungy guitars and somewhat nonsensical lyrics, while noticing that "Afterlife" has a distinctly more modern, almost spacy air to it. The single is available for download here.
Overall, it's no "Machinehead" but it's a nice start for a band trying to re-establish it's place in the fold of modern rock music. If you're interested in reading more about the band's reunion, there's a nice interview with Rossdale over at MTV.com.
"Multiplying Difference" mixed by Vangle
Tweeted by Sjoerd Tuinema, of Amsterdam (@Shoord)
Maandag = #musicmonday = Mondayjazz podcast = werkmuziek.http://mondayjazz.com/mixes/mj154_multiplying_difference_by_vangel.mp3 #mm
After trying to buff up on jazz for the Shrimp & Jazz Fest over the weekend, we've been on a kick to listen to and learn more about the genre, and luckily we stumbled up a great site called MondayJazz.com. It's a weekly podcast that offers up a mixes of "jazz for the working class" mixed by DJs and composers from all over the world. It's going on 154 episodes, so there's plenty of good stuff there to browse through and download, or you can subscribe to it as a podcast in iTunes.
We're still too green on jazz to give an accurate review of this specific mix, so we'll simply leave the description to the folks who put out Monday Jazz:
The first thing that can be said after listening this piece is that the mix is eclectic, but not radical. Selection include lots of opposite stuff, but does not make you feel uncomfortable. Despite variuos angles you are not being sucked into a mind melting black hole. Drastic stylistic switches seems quite moderate and reasonable. Listening to this mix you almost get radio feel, but most of Mondayjazz audience would listen to such kind of radio joyfully.
Kings of Leon "Radioactive"
Tweeted by Tim Chilcote, of Michigan (@TimChilcote):
@RickForMI Check out the new Kings of Leon album:http://radioactive.kingsofleon.com/ #MusicMonday
With so many folks who finally "get" online music, it's almost become cliche for bands to preview their new music online. Still, it never ceases to amaze us when bands of this stature do the right thing and let people in on their music instead of bowing to the record company's fear that "someone might rip it to MP3." Of course people are going to pirate it. Why not cut them off at the pass by offering fans a chance to hear the music early, so maybe they'll actually wait a week to get it and buy the album.
But enough ranting on that, Kings of Leon's new album "Come Around Sundown" will be released next Tuesday and right now at http://radioactive.kingsofleon.com/ they are offering a chance to listen to the album and check out an 8-part interview series with the band talking about what inspired them and how they made the new album, etc.
If you're a fan, it's like a fresh drink of water in the desert of waiting for new music to be released. If you're not, maybe it's about time you check these guys out and see why they've quickly become one of the biggest bands out there today.