Canadian indie rock outfit Metric have been together for over a decade now, initially garnering attention with their 2003 debut album, ‘Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?’ Metric just released their fifth full-length record, ‘Synthetica,’ in June to widespread acclaim. Diffuser.fm sat down with bassist Joshua Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key before their set at this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago to chat about their new album and their take on how the music industry has evolved — and why they admire Justin Bieber.
It’s no secret that most of us would want to hang out with Victoria’s Secret models. In the new commercial promoting the clothing store’s Supermodel Essentials Wear, we come the closest we’ll ever get, while music from April Smith and the Great Picture Show plays in the background.
As we reported earlier, Trent Reznor is composing the score for the next entry in the popular ‘Call of Duty’ video game franchise. Take a listen to some of the Nine Inch Nails mastermind’s work on ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ below.
We’ve seen some pretty cool videos on the internet, but the ’100 Riffs’ clip from the Chicago Music Exchange has to be one of the sweetest things we’ve come across in a while. Watch musician Alex Chadwick go through the history of rock ‘n’ roll by playing 100 snippets of the greatest guitar riffs.
Chris Cornell has been getting intimate with audiences across the world during his acoustic Songbook Tour over the past year. The Soundgarden recently played a solo show in London, where he broke out a rendition of the Beatles‘ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ classic ‘A Day in the Life.’
After announcing plans to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most shows played in 24 hours, the Flaming Lips have outlined their master schedule for the big day. The band will perform eight different shows in eight different cities with various support acts.
It’s no secret that R.E.M. have made a huge impact on the career of Radiohead. Their early ’90s sound reflected a lot on what Michael Stipe and Co. were doing at the time, and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke said Stipe personally called him to let him know R.E.M. were calling it a day last September. Over the weekend, Radiohead played tribute to the band with a live cover of the R.E.M. hit ‘The One I Love.’
It was bound to happen, especially after such an epic title. Fiona Apple‘s upcoming album, ‘The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do,’ will see a CD / DVD deluxe edition that will contain her moving performance from this year’s SXSW festival.
Baltimore, Md.-based Beach House are gearing up to release their fourth studio album, ‘Bloom,’ on May 15. In case you were a law-abiding citizen and didn’t download the record when it leaked back in March, NPR is currently streaming ‘Bloom’ in its entirety.
Flaming Lips released a collaboration-heavy double vinyl album called ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’ for Record Store Day last month. It was revealed that frontman Wayne Coyne requested and received blood samples from some of the contributors to sandwich into limited-edition vinyls for ”interested rich Flaming Lips people.”
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