Like Twilightbefore it, the Hunger Games franchise is desperately trying to amp up its hip-factor by putting together soundtracks full of exclusive music from awesome bands. The first film featured new tunes from such reputable acts as Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars and Kid Cudi. And this year's Catching Fire has an equally enviable roster. Here's a clip of the plaintive little ditty from The Lumineers, and the full soundtrack will have songs from bands like The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, The National and Lorde. Also, Christina Aguilerra but, what can you do ... Discuss
Your Monday morning is about to be significantly improved by the addition of a brand new song from Switchfoot, your favorite surf heads/rock stars. Here's "Love Alone Is Worth the Fight," the new single off their forthcoming album, Fading West, along with a short "Making Of" for those of you who just can't get enough. It's a solid jam, it's the first we've heard from these guys in a while, it's a gorgeous video and it's exclusively here on RELEVANT, so what are you waiting for? Oh, and if you're into the song, you can go pick up the EP over on iTunes ... Discuss
Maybe! Probably not. But it could be. OK, here's the situation. Rumors have circulated for decades about a 14-minute song called "Carnival of Light" that the Beatles recorded in 1967, but never released. There's a Wikipedia page if you want the full story, but Paul McCartney has said the recording exists and at least one super fan says he's heard it and that it's got “distorted, hypnotic drum and organ sounds, a distorted lead guitar, the sound of a church organ, various effects (water gargling was one) and, perhaps most intimidating of all, John Lennon and [Paul] McCartney screaming dementedly and bawling aloud random phrases like ‘Are you alright?’ and ‘Barcelona!’” Sounds great.
And now, a website called Beats Per Minute says they've unearthed the song. And by "unearthed" we mean the guy who found it, Evan Kaloudis, says that his “meth dealer gave me a sheet of paper with a BearShare address on it”. So, it's that kind of find, which doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a Beatles song, but there's really no way to prove it one way or the other until Sir Paul weighs in. One thing's for sure: if this is indeed an unreleased Beatles song, the reason they didn't release it becomes apparent almost immediately ... Discuss
Super fans may remember The Drop—RELEVANT's music experience where we shared our favorite tunes, exclusive new songs and live performances with you. It's been taking a little hiatus, but because you demanded it, that hiatus has to come a close. We're now just thrilled to re-introduce The Drop to all of you. We'll be picking out jams that you can listen to on your computer or mobile device, and it's all free. Check it out. Bookmark it. Tell everyone you know, and tell us what you think. Rock on, friends ... Discuss
NBC has just picked up a new television show from Tina Fey, which means television is getting one of this generation's smartest, strongest and funniest minds back in the pilot seat, where she belongs. It doesn't have a title yet, but it's being called a "female-centered workplace project" about a woman who "tries reconnecting with her dad and 'finds a new home and family on Fire Island.'" Which doesn't really sound like a workplace project, but who knows. Welcome back, Tina Fey ... Discuss
Lily and Madeleine are two names we've been hearing a lot lately, mostly on account of a series of YouTube videos the two recorded in their hometown of Indianapolis that have been gaining a lot of traction online. So much so that Asthmatic Kitty—the label that plucked Sufjan Stevens from obscurity—is releasing their full-length debut in October. Take one listen to this song, and you'll see why: these two are only 16 and 18 years old, but they've got an easy knack for gorgeous harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and delicate production. We get the feeling you'll be hearing their name a lot, so listen now, and tell your friends you knew them before they were famous ... Discuss