Supergroups that do not exist, yet #2

Zack de la Rocha – lead vocals
Boots Riley – vocals/additional vocals
Serj Tankian – guitar
Paul Simonon – bass
Brandon Barnes – drums

This political supergroup formed with the intention of making the world a better place, and taking it to the next level, and also making killer music in the process!

Zack de la Rocha, who needs no introduction takes vocals duties, with some help from Boots Riley (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club). Multi-instrumentalist Serj Tankian takes a break from singing (and the occasional screaming) to play guitar.

Paul Simonon, known as the bassist for The Clash, and working with Damon Albarn (The Good, the Bad & the Queen, and Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach) also known for his political activism, most notably with Greenpeace, plays, that is right, bass. And Brandon Barnes of punk rockers Rise Against takes his drumming up to a new level.

Get ready for not only for a supergroup, but a political supergroup (that will likely be a force to be reckoned with)!


New Music 2012!

I find every year has solid releases, being a big music fan, and 2012 looks to be no different! Could this be the year we get Dr. Dre‘s Detox? That is definitely not one to hold your breath for!

We should have new releases from bands that have been away for a while, No Doubt (last released, Rock Steady in 2001!), and Garbage (last released, Bleed Like Me in 2005). Dido should be releasing a new album, her last output was Safe Trip Home from November 2008, so only just over three years at this point. Metallica might be releasing a follow-up to Death Magnetic, but I would not be surprised if it is finds a 2013 release date. Queens of the Stone Age are supposed to be releasing a new album later this year as well.

Rick Rubin will be keeping busy at 48 years of age, soon to be 49. He is working on the new Metallica, along with new albums from ZZ Top, Linkin Park, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Black Sabbath! Black Sabbath being the original line-up, whose ages are either 62 or 63! The Rolling Stones of metal?

One release I am really looking forward to is the Chiddy Bang debut, Breakfast. It drops (my attempt at being cool) February 28! If you have not heard them yet check this and this out!

Another one I am looking forward to is Emeli Sandé‘s Our Version of Events. I have only heard her song “Heaven”, but it sounds promising.

I just watched Love, Props and the T.Dot on CBC, and it reminded me about how I tweeted looking forward to a new Saukrates release. Hoping for Season One to be released this year, as this one is highly anticipated, as per the 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2012! And be sure to read the entire article!

As per the Vevo playlist for 2012 Rookies, we have Lana Del Ray’s second album to look forward to, Born to Die, January 27. Check out “Video Games” (in HD via Vevo). Also, Elle Varner, although no word of a debut album at this point. She is a little reminiscent of V V Brown, although Elle is American. Watch “Only Wanna Give It To You“. Speaking of V V Brown, her sophomore album, Lollipops & Politics, is set for a February 7 release! Check out the mixtape she released as a bit of a teaser, The Playground. Other Brits with albums potentially set for a 2012 include Ellie Goulding, potentially Little Boots, Geri Halliwell, and hopefully the Noisettes!

Two former Beatles will be releasing new music, Ringo Starr, Ringo 2012, and Paul McCartney, Kisses on the Bottom. Both within a few days of each other too (Coincidence?)! Ringo January 30 and Paul February 7. Respectively, their 16th and 15th solo albums. Paul is on Hear Music, the Starbucks label, and Ringo is on Hip-O Records, which is a part of Universal Music Group.

More releases:

January 17

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur*

January 24

John K. Samson – Provincial*
Foxy Shazam – The Church of Rock and Roll

January 27

Lana Del Ray – Born to Die

January 30

Ringo Starr – Ringo 2012

February 7

Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom
V V Brown – Lollipops & Politics

February 13

Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events

February 14

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

February 20

Sinéad O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

February 21

The Elwins – And I Thank You*
Buckethead – Electric Sea

February 27

The Ting Tings – Sounds from Nowheresville

February 28

Chiddy Bang – Breakfast

Chiddy Bang - Breakfast

Some album covers need to be viewed in high-resolution!

March 5

Katie Melua – Secret Symphony

Release dates yet to be determined:

Marina and the Diamonds – Electra Heart
Madonna – M.D.N.A (March)
JoJo – Jumping Trains
Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Charli XCX
Kid Koala – 12-Bit Blues*
Saukrates – Season One*
Rush – Clockwork Angels*
Hannah Georgas*
K-os – Black on Blonde*
Santigold – Master of My Make Believe
Queens of the Stone Age
Wu-Tang Clan
Corinna Rose*
Ainsley McNeaney*
Public Enemy
Kenna – Songs for Flight
No Doubt
and plenty more!

* denotes Canadian releases. I know I am missing many Canadian, and other releases for that matter, follow me on Twitter, and watch for the hashtag #FutureMusic for all upcoming releases!

Music Video of the Day, the next 100

The next 100 Music Video of the Day videos, as seen on my Twitter daily! Of course, next 100 after the first year’s worth, which I posted back on August 20, 2011, as that was one year after I started the feature.

As of this writing I am up to number 509, but it is easier to update a little more than once per year! I used to do weekly updates, however I did not want to clutter up my blog too much (that and I got lazy). That aside, I could easily add additional commentary in the form of a blog post. Also this time I added links, so click (the #MVOD #) to follow to the specific Twitter tweet, and then click for the music video. And see all the archives in an easier format via my Twitter ‘favourites‘ (Canadian spelling!).

#465 Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
#464 Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
#463 Lindsay Lohan – Rumors
#462 UNKLE – Rabbit in your Headlight
#461 Lamb – B-Line
#460 Dixie Chicks – I Can Love You Better
#459 U2 – One (Anton Corbjin Version)
#458 En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
#457 Robyn – Handle Me
#456 The Cardigans – Sick & Tired
#455 R.E.M. – Leaving New York (R.E.M. theme week #7)
#454 R.E.M. – Bad Day (R.E.M. theme week #6)
#453 R.E.M. – Nightswimming (British Version) (R.E.M. theme week #5)
#452 R.E.M. – Get Up (R.E.M. theme week #4)
#451 R.E.M. – The One I Love (R.E.M. theme week #3)
#450 R.E.M. – Driver 8 (R.E.M. theme week #2)
#449 R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe (R.E.M. theme week #1)
#448 Sarah Harmer – Captive
#447 Alanis Morissette – So Pure
#446 Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow
#445 MGMT – Kids
#444 R.E.M. – Stand
#443 Papa Roach – Getting Away With Murder
#442 Serena Ryder – Little Bit Of Red
#441 Lana Del Rey – Video Games
#440 Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November
#439 The Presidents of the United States of America – Lump
#438 Misfits – American Psycho
#437 Sinclair – À la ronde
#436 Keren Ann – My Name is Trouble
#435 Youth Brigade – I Hate My Life
#434 Moby – Go
#433 Duffy – Warwick Avenue
#432 Coldplay – Paradise
#431 Basia Bulat – The Pilgriming Vine
#430 Blur – M.O.R.
#429 Queen – One Vision
#428 Method Man, Redman – A-YO ft. Saukrates
#427 Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
#426 The Hundred In The Hands – Pigeons
#425 A Camp – Stronger Than Jesus
#424 Feist – I Feel It All
#423 Coldplay – Shiver
#422 No Doubt – Sunday Morning
#421 Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)
#420 Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All (Brand new theme week #7)
#419 Anna Calvi – Suzanne and I (Brand new theme week #6)
#418 LIGHTS – Toes (Brand new theme week #5)
#417 Icona Pop – Nights Like This (Brand new theme week #4)
#416 Hafdís Huld – Pop Song (Brand new theme week #3)
#415 Beyoncé – Countdown (Brand new theme week #2)
#414 Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out (Brand new theme week #1)
#413 Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
#412 Lauren Pritchard – Not The Drinking
#411 St. Vincent – Cruel
#410 Blur – Tender
#409 Amanda Marshall – Birmingham
#408 Kraftwerk – Musique Non-Stop
#407 The Pharcyde – Drop
#406 Fucked Up – The Other Shoe (Pop Montreal theme week #7)
#405 By Divine Right – Come For A Ride (Pop Montreal theme week #6)
#404 Ohbijou – New Years (Pop Montreal theme week #5)
#403 tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta (Pop Montreal theme week #4)
#402 Grass Widow – Fried Egg (Pop Montreal theme week #3)
#401 Laura Marling – Sophia (Pop Montreal theme week #2)
#400 Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Pop Montreal theme week #1)
#399 Kid Koala – Fender Bender
#398 Megan Bonnell – South Korea
#397 Lindi Ortega – Little Lie
#396 De La Soul – Shopping Bags (She Got from You)
#395 The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
#394 The Cranberries – Salvation
#393 No Fun At All – Master Celebrator
#392 Garbage – Bleed Like Me
#391 Tracy Bonham – The One
#390 Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing
#389 The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
#388 TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun
#387 The Saturdays – Up
#386 Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman
#385 Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
#384 Jenny Owen Youngs – Fuck Was I
#383 The Police – Message In A Bottle
#382 The Cranberries – Dreams
#381 Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
#380 Horrorpops – Miss Take
#379 Roni Size & Reprazent – Dirty Beats
#378 Beck – Deadweight
#377 System Of A Down – Toxicity
#376 Bad Religion – Incomplete
#375 Guru’s Jazzmatazz Feat. Angie Stone – Keep Your Worries
#374 Lilly Wood & The Prick – Down the Drain
#373 Marit Larsen – If A Song Could Get Me You
#372 Mudvayne – Determined
#371 Common – Drivin’ Me Wild ft. Lily Allen
#370 Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go – Cinema
#369 Amy Winehouse – In My Bed
#368 Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever
#367 tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
#366 Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer