Here at URB HQ, if there’s one thing we know about, it’s Coachella. Having the ultimate music festival in our own backyard means we’ve had a front row seat to watch it grow from an ambitious gathering in the desert to a record-breaking sellout destination for music fans worldwide. People even still ask who’s playing the “URB Tent” this year, which is funny since there hasn’t been one of those since the early ’00s. But if there was an URB stage at Coachella 2011, here’s some of the acts we’d want to claim as our own. …MORE
It’s been six years since Beans hit us with the double barrel of albums Tomorrow Right Now (2003) and Shock City Maverick (2004). Now the member of Antipop Consortium is back in the solo saddle with End It All due out in February. The album features guest vocals by Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, as well as production from Four Tet, Clark, Tobacco, Nobody, Son Lux, Interpol‘s Sam Fogarino, and Bumps (the drum section from Tortoise). No word on if Beans is still jocking the porn and anal sex lyrical steez, but with his mile a minute flow, it’s hard to tell anyways. …MORE
Interpol has let fly the second single off this upcoming self-titled album. And the best thing we can say about is like previous song “Lights” this is the classic Interpol we’ve always loved. Perhaps that what makes all the band’s recent line-up and tour changes the more unnerving. We hate to see a band stumble right when hitting a musical stride. Good luck Interpol.
[Download] Interpol – “Barricade”
Interpol’s self-titled album is due out September 7th via Matador Records.