► Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

shockwebpic_alabamashakessoundandcolorAlabama Shakes is back on the scene proving that their debut album was no fluke – check out the Stanley Kubrick inspired video directed by James Frost for Sound and Color, off the powerful new album by the same name.

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Death Metal Angola: Sounds Of African Resistance

shockwebpic_deathmetalangolaDeath Metal Angola is an awesome new documentary directed by Jeremy Xido that captures the growing hardcore death metal scene that has developed in the war-stricken southern African country of Angola.

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The Blue Ice Project: Listen To A Record Made Of Ice

The Shout Out Louds is a band out of Stockholm, Sweden who has created a very COOL limited edition promo item for their forthcoming album…literally. A kit consisting of distilled water and a custom silicone mold they designed with Stockholm ad agency TBWA to create a 7-inch playable ice record of their single ‘Blue Ice’.

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Nile Rodgers In His Own Words At The International Music Summit

Legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers who was introduced to the world via the work with his band Chic, recently sat down with Pete Tong at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Hear Nile drop some amazing jewels in his own words about the various twists and turns in his career and the underlying recipe to his personal success.

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Mackie’s New Live Sound Mixer With iPad Control Allows You To Mix From Anywhere In The Room

Another interesting product revealed just in time for the NAMM show this week is Mackie’s DL1608 16-channel live sound mixer that allows you to mix wirelessly from an iPad. Because sound guys & girls need another excuse to NOT be by the board when working live events!

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David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

Expand your mind with this great video from TED where David Byrne explores some ideas on the development of modern music. The big question is…where do we go from here? Do we break out of the box? Let’s hope so…

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The Drums – Money

Check out The Drums new song ‘Money’ taken from their forthcoming album ‘Portamento‘. This one’s sure to be the 2011 anthem for a lot of people.

It also wins the award for song to most likely not be chosen to be in an apple commercial.

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The Seattle Band Map: Documenting The Northwest’s Music Scene

The Seattle Band Map is a project that showcases the northwest’s vibrant music scene by documenting the thousands of bands who have performed throughout the decades; it also explores how these bands are interconnected through personal relationships and collaborations.

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