Archive for February 6th, 2013

The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law (2013)

North Wales’ The Joy Formidable seems to have the knack for kicking off new years with panache. In January 2011, they released The Big Roar to considerable acclaim. In 2013, Wolf’s Law made its way into the public consciousness.

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm’: Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm’: Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

Pete Townshend says he can’t wait for the Who’s on-going Quadrophenia and More tour to return to his native UK, calling the 1973 double-album hit “a quintessentially English piece.”

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

Roger Waters’ 2013 tour of The Wall through a series of outdoor venues in Europe promises even more outsized thrills for fans of one of Pink Floyd’s most recognizable albums — and the chance to hear something new, as well.

‘Man, I was shredding’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

‘Man, I was shredding’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Late in the process of recording his new solo project The Calling, Journey’s Neal Schon was reminded of Ronnie James Dio, and a musical connection they made in 1985.

The Monkees, Fats Domino, Del Shannon, others – Action!: Songs Of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (2012)

The Monkees, Fats Domino, Del Shannon, others – Action!: Songs Of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (2012)

For those not in the know, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart were one of the 1960s’ most successful songwriting teams. Best remembered for the tasty tunes they supplied the Monkees, they also achieved a respectable round of fame on their own

Holy Grail – Ride the Void (2013)

When one of the early lineups of White Wizzard split in 2008, it gave the rock world two of the best traditional metal acts out there.

Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind (2013)

In 2008, clarinetist Ben Goldberg assembled a conventional ensemble to record music with unconventional underpinnings. In 2012, Goldberg again assembled an ensemble to record music with unconventional underpinnings, but this time, the structure of the group for these later sessions is unconventional to match.

One Track Mind: Prince, “Breakfast Can Wait” (2013)

One Track Mind: Prince, “Breakfast Can Wait” (2013)

After issuing the bluesy, rock-inspired “Screwdriver,” Prince is back with yet another leaked single — this one far more sensual, with a food-as-sex theme straight out of his carnal 1980s zenith.