Photo: Tim Saccenti
Following the release of his acclaimed single “2 Heads” and self-titled EP which garnered over 100 million streams across platforms, Coleman Hell returns with new single “Fireproof”. Released on all digital platforms, the track was produced alongside electronic artist La+ch and will appear on his forthcoming debut album via Columbia Records. Revered for his genre-defying fearlessness, the singer/songwriter/producer has developed a unique style, fusing organic instrumentation with lush electronic textures.
When asked about the inspiration behind the new single, Coleman says, “I was looking through family photos and I came across this image of my parents that immediately resonated with me. That one photo perfectly encapsulates the idea behind “Fireproof.” My parents have been together since high school and have such an old-fashioned relationship. No matter what obstacles came their way, they worked through it because they have this unwavering belief in love, and almost childlike faith in each other which is so beautiful to me. I think growing up around them is what’s made me such a hopeless romantic. I got to witness it first hand so I know it exists. If you love someone enough it really can make you fireproof.”
Anchored by his inspiring and unorthodox approach, the Thunder Bay (Canada) native has forged a prolific reputation as an adventurous outlier with a diverse palate. 2015’s “2 Heads” became a mainstay of multiple streaming and radio platforms, soaring to the Top 5 at US Alternative radio. With an upcoming Columbia Records debut album near completion, new single“Fireproof” signals big things ahead for this burgeoning artist in 2016.
Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. Parker’s goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show. Songs from this show were recorded by and broadcast on WXRT. Live Versions was originally released on vinyl only as a limited release in celebration of 2014’s Record Store Day and was the highest selling Record Store Day 2014 release. The album will be made widely available via Amazon MP3, iTunes, and Google Play.
Listen to “Mind Mischief” off of Live Versions here
Winning widespread critical acclaim from music publications, and also winning the hearts of music lovers the world over, Tame Impala’s most recent album Lonerism was released in late 2012 and has gone on to sell in excess of 172,000 copies in the United States, and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The band’s sophomore album, features the hits “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial airplay as well.
LIVE VERSIONS TRACK LISTING
01. Endors Toi (Live Version)
02. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (Live Version)
03. Sestri Levante (Live Version)
04. Mind Mischief (Live Version)
05. Desire Be Desire Go (Live Version)
06. Half Full Glass Of Wine (Live Version)
07. Be Above It (Live Version)
08. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Live Version)
09. Apocalypse Dreams (Live Version)
Jay Reatard “I’m Watching You” live @ Criminal Records
On Wednesday, the world lost a great alt punk musician way before his time. Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (aka Jay Reatard) was found dead in his Memphis home at the young age of 29. Police are looking into his death as a homicide, though the exact reason for death hasn’t yet been determined. He’s been making music since ’98 but hadn’t really been noticed until his 2006 album release Blood Visions.
All of last year, I was always seeing his name in all the music blogs. He just played a show here in Pittsburgh in November at Brillobox. His 2009 release, Watch Me Fall, is a great album. It always sucks when someone is taken away before really being able to enjoy what their talents have made for themselves.
The video above is just from last month (December 3, 2009).