GOLDFRAPP: Rocket Single Cover + Preview

That is one hot cover for Goldfrapp’s new single Rocket (Thanks Popjustice). They also alert us to the fact that you can preview the single on Australian Itunes here (You can actually purchase it if you live in OZ! Go get it!) hear another clip of the song on German Amazon by clicking here! Damn this sounds like a hot one, I’m ready to hear it in full!

Thanks to PopJustice for all the info!

MADONNA: Across The Sky (Produced by Timbaland)

When it rains Madonna, it pours Madonna apparently! After the Re-Invention tour pr0-shot screen footage leaked yesterday, today something else escaped from the vault! This is the highly anticipated Across The Sky demo produced by Timbaland, recorded in the Hard Candy sessions. This is a little too bass heavy (or maybe its just this recording that has it sounding a bit scratchy) but Madonna’s voice is pretty on it and I enjoy the melody. It’s a nice little addition to the demos collection and something to tide us over until we hear brand new music from the forthcoming album due later this year (fingers crossed!)

Across The Sky

GORILLAZ: Plastic Beach News + Stylo (Ft. Bobby Womack + Mos Def)

Ohhhh exciting news today! Just a day after the Gorillaz were announced for Coachella a track from their new album Plastic Beach (Due in March) has leaked! This one is called Stylo and features Mos Def and Bobby Womack. I love their crazy collaborations and can’t wait to here this album!

Plastic Beach Tracklist:

1. “Orchestral Intro”
2. “Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach” (feat. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
3. “White Flag” (feat. Kano Bashy)
4. “Rhinestone Eyes”
5. “Stylo” (feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
6. “Superfast Jellyfish” (feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
7. “Empire Ants” (feat. Little Dragon)
8. “Glitter Freeze” (feat. Mark E Smith)
9. “Some Kind Of Nature” (feat. Lou Reed)
10. “On Melancholy Hill”
11. “Broken”
12. “Sweepstakes” (feat. Mos Def Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
13. “Plastic Beach” (feat. Mick Jones Paul Simonon)
14. “To Binge” (feat. Little Dragon)
15. “Cloud Of Unknowing” (feat. Bobby Womack)
16. “Pirate Jet”

(Thanks Rolling Stone)


RIHANNA: Redemption Song (Cover) for Haiti + Live On Oprah

Oprah is dedicating her entire show today to the ongoing situation in Haiti. Wyclef will be appearing to talk about the crisis and there are musical performances by Rihanna and Maxwell. Rhianna sings a cover of the Bob Marley classic Redemption Song. You can purchase the track on iTunes and Maxwell’s Fistful Or Tears by clicking here

MY GOLD MASK: A Thousand Voices EP + Circle Mass

We’re a little late on this one, but better late then never right? Hard Candy favorites My Gold Mask have just released A Thousand Voices the band’s second EP which shows a nice progression from the first one. We have one track to share with you from the release – Circle Mass. Gretta & Jack had this to say about the track:

“With Circle Mass we went a bit further with overdubs than we have before on a recording. we just kept getting new ideas as we went along and we think it gave it an epic, cinematic vibe.”

And epic it is! The whole EP is fabulous and I can’t wait to hear a full length release from these guys! We spoke with the band and the interview will be coming to Hard Candy shortly. Stay tuned!

Circle Mass

Purchase the EP here

Here is an earlier version of Up In The Air as performed at their CMJ showcase!