"Cape Yawn" is the Second album by Palermo, Sicily rockers ELEVATORS TO THE GRATEFUL SKY
With "Cape Yawn" sees the band expand their sound to incorporate influences from the world of alternative rock and set themselves apart from the "stoner rock" crowd. The Italian band are sounding even hungrier than before. Heavy, psychedelic, dark and beautiful, "Cape Yawn" captures the sound of four young and diverse musicians determined to make their mark.
Formed by friends Sandro Di Girolamo (Ex-UNDEAD CREEP) and Giuseppe Ferrara – both of whom cut their teeth as the brutal (and now defunct) death metal set Omega – ELEVATORS TO THE GRATEFUL SKY pull together and package a diverse range of influences from each band member’s distinct experience. Joined by Bonham-worshipping drummer Giulio Scavuzzo and guitarist Giorgio Trombino the band is a pressure cooker filled to the brim with psychedelic metal, doom, classic and groove-laden rock.
Serving their early days in their native Palermo, it didn’t take long for their EP to find its way onto the desk of Swedish label Transubstans Records who jumped at the chance to release their debut album "Cloud Eye" in 2013. An out-and-out foray into the darkened days of early grunge and straight up heavy 70s rock and roll, fast forward to "Cape Yawn" and the band has developed even further. Complimenting and drawing on influences as diverse as DANZIG, FU MANCHU and legendary alt rockers MORPHINE (the song ‘Laura’ on "Cape Yawn" is dedicated to the band’s lead singer Mark Sandman) to galvanize their songwriting talents, ELEVATORS TO THE GRATEFUL SKY produce something entirely of their own making. It’s an album that will keep audiences guessing and leave no rock lover wanting.
"Cape Yawn" was released on 11th March 2016 on HeviSike Records.
Today's tune is the title tune from "Cape Yawn", enjoy!
ALASTOR is a four piece band from the southern parts of Sweden who plays psychedelic doom with a focus on heavy riffs on high volume. They combine their love for slow music, grindhouse horror and the occult to invoke a feeling of trance and fear in their listeners. ALASTOR is the soundtrack of that horror movie your parents forbid you to see when you were young.
Black Magic was recorded by Magnus Sörensen at KulturVerkstan. Mixed and mastered by Hannes Heed at Black Sword Studios. Cover art by Helfvete Art.
Today's tune "Nothing to Fear" is taken from "Black Magic", enjoy
The Swedish Glam rockers DUST BOWL JOKIES have released a new single and Video for the tune "Borderland", see it below.
DUST BOWL JOKIES was formed in 2011 and released their debut album in early 2012 "Cockaigne Vaudeville" produced by Nicko DiMarino and co-produced by Beau Hill (ALICE COOPER, TWISTED SISTER, EUROPE, GARY MOORE etc.). The debut album's main track "Boots On Rocks Off" has been played on radio stations all around the world (USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany etc.)
Since 2012 the band has played as many festivals and nightclubs possible and they recently released a two tracked EP including the songs "The Wicked" and "Blood, Sweat & Perfume" which got some great reviews from all over Europe. In February 2016 the band released the single great tune "Lulu" taken from the self titled album, released 22nd April 2016.
Monday, new week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"
"Villains", the seventh full-length studio release for the rock band led by Josh Homme and his QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE.
This time they have worked with the producer Mark Ronson that have fine-tuned the tracks and the record sounds really good.
"Villains" feels as enthralling as it is complex, with it's typical QOTSA craziness, farout and trippy and in the same time very melodic and riffy, a little looser and more uptempo than their last release ...Like Clockwork and "more carefree".
The opening tune "Feet Don’t Fail Me" starts with an roman electric atmosphere for 90 seconds before it rumbles on with monoton bobbing guitar strut and Josh Homme on a few gallons of Red Bull. Lead single "The Way You Used To Do" is a real melodic piece with a clear bassline, well signed lines by Josh, could be a comming hit single, well I will dig it if it gets a spin on the radio or the pub. All the tunes on "Villains" is in a very good quality, it's like a cuttlefish, spreads all over, were influences fingers on classic artists like LED ZEPPELIN in crunchy "Domesticated Animals", a really cool tune that flows a bit out from the normal spectra with it's dirty riffing to the half pace "Fortress" where the love is gracious and in "Head Like A Hunted House" the tempo get's higher where the old school Rock 'n Roll get a punkish feeling, a odd but cool garage rock tune. In "Un-Reborn Again" flirts with both T-REX and DAVID BOWIE, fuzzy and wonderfully farout, easy-breezy disco beats and chilly synths. "Hideaway" is an electronic softish piece where the electronica works hand in hand with the distorted guitar and Josh sings beautifully. Tempo and the craziness goes up in "The Evil Has Landed" and the album closes with "Villains Of Circumstance", almost the same outgoing as the opening tune but this is more laidback, bigger and more gorgeous music vise.
Sum: "Villains" is a danceable glossy swagger!
The cover art for Villains was designed by graphic artist Boneface, who designed the artwork for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEs previous album, ...Like Clockwork.
Today's tune "The Way You Used to Do" is the first single from the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE album "Villains". The single was released on June 15, 2017. Enjoy!
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE perform "The Way You Used to Do" at Reading + Leeds 2017.
Firth of Fifth is a song by the British progressive rock band GENESIS. It first appeared as the third track on the 1973 album "Selling England by the Pound", and was performed as a live piece either in whole or in part throughout the band's career.
The title is a pun on the estuary of the River Forth in Scotland, commonly known as the "Firth of Forth". Though the song is credited to the entire band, most of the music was composed by keyboardist Tony Banks. He had written the bulk of the song by 1972, presenting it as a candidate for the album "Foxtrot" (1972), but it was rejected. He redesigned the piece, which the group accepted as a candidate for "Selling England by the Pound". Banks worked on the lyrics with the group's Mike Rutherford, which he later dismissed, saying they were "one of the worst sets of lyrics I have been involved with."
The song starts out with a classical-style grand piano introduction played by Banks. This section is rhythmically complex, with certain bars in the rare time signatures of 13/16 and 15/16, alternating with bars of 2/4. This section changes tempo and segues into the first section of lyrics, accompanied by Phil Collins on drums and a chord progression between the Hammond organ (Banks) and guitar (Steve Hackett). The song then features a flute melody played by Peter Gabriel, followed by a synth-driven instrumental section which restates the opening piano theme. Hackett then plays the flute melody using violin-like guitar tones. Peter Gabriel then sings a brief section of lyrics before Banks concludes the song on piano.
A legendary performance of Firth Of Fifth from GENESIS in their prime!
GENESIS In Concert 1974 "Selling England" tour 2DVD collector's item set. "Firth Of Fifth" was recorded live at Montreal Quebec, Canada April 20th, 1974 Some missing sequences were edited in from other venues to create the song in it's entirety.
Today is my youngest daughters birthday and as tradition I ask the kids what they like the most for now. I give them a chance to chose a tune or a video that they like to see or listen to. My daughter chooses "Stay Together" by the American actress and singer Noah Cyrus. It was released on April 14, 2017, as the second single from her debut studio album, NC-17 (2017). The song was written by Cyrus, Emily Warren, and Britt Burton, with production being handled by Digital Farm Animals and Hudson Mohawke.
Noah Lindsey Cyrus (born January 8, 2000) is an American actress and singer. She voiced the title role in the English version of the 2009 animated feature film Ponyo. In 2016, she released her debut single "Make Me (Cry)", featuring vocals from Labrinth. Her debut album is set to be released in late 2017. She is the youngest daughter of Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus and the younger sister of Miley Cyrus and Trace Cyrus.
Idolator's Mike Wass called it "rowdy, relatable and very catchy" as well as a "raucous, rebellious anthem with a massive sing-along chorus" and a "perfect snapshot of teen restlessness and carpe-diem spirit." Tom Breihan of Stereogum compared "Stay Together" to the works of Miley Cyrus and dubbed it Noah's "own attempt at a no-fucks anthem." Entertainment Weekly's Nolan Feeney labeled it a "laid-back, slightly melancholy YOLO anthem." Gabe Bergado of Teen Vogue said "it's totally a song that you'd listen to while dealing with all the feelings after a breakup."
So here it is, happy birthday kiddo! Love you, enjoy the tune!
THE QUILL is back with its classic set from the albums "Silver Haze", "Voodoo Caravan" and "Hooray, It's A Deathtrip". On the brand new album "Born From Fire" the quartet has retained the feeling of the 70's intact and offers twelve blinding stone rockers.
On Vocals we find Magnus Ekwall (AYREON) who together with drummer Jolle Atlagic (HANOI ROCKS, ELECTRIC BOYS), guitarist Christian Carlsson and bassist Roger Nilson (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD) show how dynamic the band sounds again.
Today´s tune "Stone Believer" is the first single and video from the latest release, enjoy!
APE SKULL is an Italian trio consisting of Pierpaolo Pastorelli (bass), Fulvio Cartacci (guitar) and Giuliano Padroni (drums and lead vocal).
APE SKULL - formerly COLORSOUND - was formed in 2008 and the band immediately started performing live with cover tracks such as Children's Heritage (BLOODROCK), Free and Easy (MINERAL WATER), I Got No Time (ORANGE PEEL), Driver (DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING) etc. This would only serve to mature the band's own sound with a new creative drive in a genre they already embraced in previous bands. Right from the start, the band also includes original songs, which are never recorded nor published. The first, self titled, album (Ape Skull) was released in 2013 by Heavy Psych Sounds. The record is published on vinyl and CD and it's reviews appear in many magazines and websites dedicated to Rock music. In May 2015 the band released their second album "Fly Camel Fly", on H.P.S., with 8 original songs and their cover of "Driver" from DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING, printed on vinyl and cd.
The music is very classic with vibes from Jimi Hendrix to the CREAM.
Today's tune "A is for Ape" is taken from the second album "Fly Camel Fly". The video is a live clip from Gaswerk - Winterthur (Ch) 15/04/2016 with Belly Hole Freak on Bass. Enjoy!
If the THE WHITE STRIPES, THE BLACK KEYS and LEFT LANE CRUISER had an illegitimate love child with Lemmy while Hunter S. Thompson documented the whole torrid thing …you might get 20 WATT TOMBSTONE.
Since the bands formation in 2011, the Wisconsin Duo has been receiving an unreal amount of attention. Their brand of brash un-tethered alt. blues rock mixed with Metal, country and punk blends into a sometimes comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down, and at times seems so over the top it cant be serious.
Today's tune "Your Man's a Jerk" is taken from the split album "Death Blues vs. the Dirty Spliff" with LEFT LANE CRUISER.
Video by Marc Golde @ Rock Garden Studios in Appleton, WI Audio recorded at 7711 Studios in Milwaukee,WI. Mastered at Mystery Room Mastering. 2016. Enjoy!
Scott H. Biram aka The Dirty Old One Man Band (born April 4, 1974) is an American blues, punk, country, heavy metal musician, and record producer. He is primarily known as one of the prominent musicians of the One Man Band musical genre. He has appeared on national television shows such as NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and performed in prestigious and legendary venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, CBGB in New York City and The Fillmore West in San Francisco, California. His music has been featured in many American television shows and films. He has also appeared as himself in several films and documentaries. The Dirty Old One Man Band has continuously toured in The U.S.A., Canada, and Europe since 1998. He shares his birth date appropriately with blues legend Muddy Waters.
Today's tune “Trainwrecker” is a steel-jawed and fully-cocked musical madness. The tune comes from Scott Biram’s most recent released called "The Bad Testament" via the devil-may-care renegade label Bloodshot Records bred on the dirty streets of Chicago.
So put your big boy pants on and give it an spin, or otherwise duck and cover because the shit is about to get real.
Monday, New Week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"
There is no doubt that Sweden can produce great rock. We all know SKRAECKOEDLAN, GHOST, GRAVEYARD, HONG FAUX, GREEN LEAF, DOOZER, GIN LADY, IN FLAMES and can continue to line up band after band, the list will be long but I decided to end with the flag on the top :)
TDMC (THE DIAMOND MAN CLAN) is one of those. Gothenburg Blues and Dirty Stoner Rock with a folkish pop melody, hooky killer riffs that will stun you and great honest lyrics from a vocalist that kick ass.
"Mediocre" is a really fun album to spinn. An album with a interesting variation, For one second they stand on a small half rotten stage in a basement far far away, where the condensation drops from the ceiling and the floor is stickier than glue, the smells of dismissed beer obscures the atmosphere. To the next second they stand there in the sun on the balcony, barefoot, with their dirty trashed jeans, white muddy t-shirt and half-broken braces and singing for the wild nature that moves in line with the music. But most of the time they stand in the middle of those two and serves the listener with good mix of great tunes. The album is much better than the album title says "Mediocre".
The album contains some really good tunes like the title track stoner alike "Mediocre", blues rocker "Sweet Caroline", the redneck, balcony rocker "Help Me Love Again", the half pace "Wade", the more popisher "A Reason And A Way" with a great melodic verse to the powerful "The Huntsmen And The Hounds".
Sum: "Mediocre" is an album you should not miss, check it up.
TDMC concits of:
Paul Bäcklin – Vocals, guitar
Johan Weber – Guitar
Olof Gadd – Bass
Anton Olofsson – Percussion
Felix Leonhart Sjöberg – Drums
Today's tune "Mediocre" is the title tune from the latest album with TDMC, enjoy!
Today's tune "Fever" was presented to Otis Blackwell by an old friend, Eddie Cooley, who in 1956 had a hit song called "Priscilla". Blackwell said: "Eddie Cooley was a friend of mine from New York and he called me up and said 'Man, I got an idea for a song called 'Fever', but I can't finish it.' I had to write it under another name because, at that time, I was still under contract to Joe Davis." Little Willie John reportedly disliked the song, but was persuaded to record it, on March 1, 1956, by King Records owner Syd Nathan and arranger and producer Henry Glover. "Fever" is a soul and rhythm and blues minor key opus with an arrangement consisting of low saxophones played by Ray Felder and Rufus "Nose" Gore and a jazz guitar by Bill Jennings. The vocal style of Willie John is similar to moaning and he is backed by finger snaps. Bill Dahl from the website AllMusic noted a contrast between the song's "ominous" arrangement and the vocals along with the finger snapping which "marginally lightened the mood".
"Fever" was released as a single in April 1956 and became a double-sided hit along with the top-ten R&B song "Letter from My Darling". "Fever" reached number one for three weeks on the Billboard R&B Best Sellers chart in the United States, peaking at the top on July 21, 1956. It also made the pop charts, peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has sold one million copies in the US. In a consumer review, Robert Christgau described Willie John's "Fever" as a very "fervid" song.
Peggy Lee version of the tune "Fever"
In May 1958, Peggy Lee recorded a cover version of the song in Hollywood, which featured significantly rewritten lyrics composed by Lee herself without credit. "Fever" was not included on Lee's album "Things Are Swingin'" when it was first released in 1959; however it was listed as a bonus track on its 2004 reissue release. The uncopyrighted lyrics by Lee featured historical invokings (including the verses beginning "Romeo loved Juliet," and "Captain Smith and Pocahontas") are now generally thought of as a standard part of the song, and have been included in most subsequent covers of "Fever".
Lee's cover, most likely arranged by the singer herself (despite the official credit to conductor Jack Marshall) was a more slow-tempo version than the original; it was described as being in "torchy lounge" mode, accompanied only by bass (played by Joe Mondragon) and a very limited drum set (played in part with fingers by Shelly Manne), while the finger snaps were provided by the singer herself, by Howard Roberts, the guitarist for the date, who set aside his guitar for this number, or possibly even by the producer, Dave Cavanaugh. Lee's rendition was further described as "smooth, sultry". It is written in the key of A Minor in a medium swing tempo with 135 beats per minute; Lee's vocals span from the musical note of G3 to B4.
A writer of the website NPR deemed "Fever" as Lee's "most memorable tune" and considered it to be "slinky and inimitable". He went on to note that it displayed characteristics which were most remembered about the singer – "her playful delivery, charisma and sexuality". John Bush from the website AllMusic opined that the singer managed to excel in sounding "sizzling" in the song. John Fordham writing for The Guardian felt that the "heated" atmosphere heard on Lee's version of "Fever", "has an underlying suggestion that the person raising the temperature for her right now doesn't have to be the one doing it next week".
Lee's version peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and spent a total of 12 weeks on that chart. It set a peak at number five on the UK Singles Chart where it first appeared on August 15, 1958. A reissue of the single charted again in 1992, appearing at 75 and staying for only one week. Elsewhere in Europe, Lee's "Fever" managed to peak at number eight on January 3, 1959 on the Dutch Singles Chart in Netherlands for five consecutive weeks before falling off the chart. The song also peaked at number two on the Australian Singles Chart compiled by Kent Music Report and emerged as the twentieth best-selling single of 1958 in that country.
It was nominated in the categories for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards held in 1959. Lee's cover version of "Fever" became her signature song and her best-known work in addition to becoming her most successful hit. It was ranked at number 100 in the book and the accompanying list 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery. Joey Cohn ranked it as the tenth best jazz vocal in a list of 50 Great Jazz Vocals on NPR.
Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, from her breakthrough on the Benny Goodman hit "Why Don't You Do Right" to her many solo successes, singles including "Mañana," "Lover" and "Fever" that showed her bewitching vocal power, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.
Born Norma Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, she suffered the death of her mother at the age of four and endured a difficult stepmother after her father remarried. Given her sense of swing by listening to Count Basie on the radio, she taught herself to sing and made her radio debut at the age of 14. She made the jump to Fargo (where she was christened Peggy Lee), then to Minneapolis and St. Louis to sing with a regional band. Lee twice journeyed to Hollywood to make her fortune, but returned unsuccessful from both trips.
She finally got her big break in 1941, when a vocal group she worked with began appearing at a club in Chicago. While there, she was heard by Benny Goodman, whose regular vocalist Helen Forrest was about to leave his band. Lee recorded with Goodman just a few days later, debuting with the popular "Elmer's Tune" despite a good deal of nerves. That same year, several songs became commercial successes including "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and "Winter Weather." In 1943, "Why Don't You Do Right" became her first major hit, but she left the Goodman band (and the music industry altogether) later that year after marrying Goodman's guitarist, Dave Barbour.
After just over a year of domestic life, Peggy Lee returned to music, first as part of an all-star jazz album. Then, in late 1945, Capitol signed her to a solo contract and she hit the charts with her first shot, "Waitin' for the Train to Come In." Lee continued to score during the late '40s, with over two dozen chart entries before the end of the decade, including "It's a Good Day," "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" -- the most popular song of 1948 -- and "I Don't Know Enough About You." Many of her singles were done in conjunction with Barbour, her frequent writing and recording partner.
After moving to Decca in 1952, Peggy Lee scored with the single "Lover" and an LP, Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues recorded with Ella Fitzgerald (both singers also made appearances in the film). She spent only five years at Decca however, before moving back to Capitol. There, she distinguished herself through recording a wide variety of material, including songs -- and occasionally, entire LPs -- influenced by the blues, Latin and cabaret as well as pop. Lee also used many different settings, like an orchestra conducted by none other than Frank Sinatra for 1957's The Man I Love, the George Shearing Quintet for 1959's live appearance Beauty and the Beat, Quincey Jones as arranger and conductor for 1961's If You Go, and arrangements by Benny Carter on 1963's Mink Jazz. Barbour's problems with alcoholism ended their marriage, though they remained good friends until his death in 1965.
Peggy Lee was an early advocate of rock and made a quick transition into rock-oriented material. Given her depth and open mind for great songs no matter the source, it wasn't much of a surprise that she sounded quite comfortable covering the more song-oriented end of late-'60s rock, including great choices by Jimmy Webb, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, Goffin & King and John Sebastian. She nearly brushed the Top Ten in 1969 with Leiber & Stoller's "Is That All There Is?" She continued recording contemporary material until 1972's Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota brought her back to her roots. It was her last LP for Capitol, however. Lee recorded single LPs for Atlantic, A&M, Polydor UK and DRG before effectively retiring at the beginning of the 1980s. She returned in 1988 with two LPs for Music Masters that revisited her earlier successes. Her last album, Moments Like This, was recorded in 1992 for Chesky. Her voice was effectively silenced after a 1998 stroke, and she died of a heart attack at her Bel Air home in early 2002. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide.
The Blues Rockers RIVAL SONS was formed in 2009 from the ashes of guitarist Scott Holiday’s previous band Black Summer Crush (which featured Michael Miley on drums and Robin Everhart on bass). The band took shape when singer Jay Buchanan was persuaded to come in as vocalist on the re-recording of Before the Fire. The band currently features bassist Dave Beste after Robin Everhart left in August 2013.
And now with a total of five albums in the luggage and successful performances around the world, they returned yesterday to Stockholm and Gröna Lund for a sensational night in the rock's characters and I mean that, once again I was totally blown away. That these dudes from Long Beach, California is one of the most important band on this timeline, I'm really looking forward to their next chapter of music and if the history speaks the truth the next album should come during summer next year.
Today's tune "Soul" is taken from the first self released EP by the band, enjoy. The clip is Recorded live on the Bob Bauer Show@ UDetroit Media Cafe October 24 2011 Recorded and Mixed by Mark Pastoria
British rockers THE DARKNESS have released their expletive-drenched new single, "Solid Gold", accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.
"Solid Gold" is the latest single from THE DARKNESS's forthcoming album, "Pinewood Smile", due out on October 6 through Cooking Vinyl. The record finds THE DARKNESS on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. The album is also the first to feature the drumming and vocal talents of new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of QUEEN legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.
Pre-order our new album 'Pinewood Smile' at https://thedarkness.lnk.to/PS set for release on October 6 and get "Solid Gold" and "All The Pretty Girls" immediately!
The album will be released on CD, limited edition Deluxe CD (featuring four bonus tracks), Gatefold Heavyweight Vinyl, Cassette and in both Standard and Deluxe digital versions.
The band will hit the road and will be touring the new album throughout Europe and the UK from October through to December so grab your tickets from our website. (http://www.thedarknesslive.com)
Time to wrap up Way Out West and post the last one from the festival. This time it was my 10th Way Out West of 11 :) The weather was pretty good, only two days with rain, site was in good condition and easy to build on, the volunteers was awesome as always in Gothenburg and made the life easy for us in the crew. The music was ok, even if I would love to have some more Rock than the festival supply´s. The vegetarian food was really good this year, good mix of various dishes. My favourite this year of all the artists is Ryan Adams and PIXIES. Both bands deliverd great music.
Here comes a batch of some live and odd pictures from the almost 2 weeks that I spent over there.
First picture i took, a shot of the small lake in the Dungen area.
The Secret bar in the Dungen area, day before the opening.
Some love at the Boneyard
Decorations of giant gold balls.
A well packed car 🚙
11th version of the signs at the entrance.
A bar table from the amazing bar at Höjden.
A ballon customise IT car.
The load out of the Chiefs car!
Frank Ocean’s - Panalux Molebeam Spotlight
1 of 4 parts of Frank Oceans surround set with speakers and the Panalux light.
Frank Ocean set up, with a mirror ball in the middle of the surround set.
Frank Ocean live set, pretty odd and cool layout at a festival.
Feist live at Azalea
Band Of Horses live at Flamingo
Band Of Horses live at Flamingo
Lana Del Rey live at Flamingo
Lana Del Rey live at Flamingo
Regina Spector live at Azalea
Ryan Adams live at Flamingo
Ryan Adams live at Flamingo
MØ live at Flamingo
Pixies live at Azalea
Graveyard live at Linné
"Blank Space" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released to the radio by Republic Records on November 10, 2014 as the album's second single, after "Shake It Off" and is the second track on the album. Musically, "Blank Space" is an electropop song with lyrics that satirize the media's perception of Swift and her relationships.
Ryan Adams' cover version of the song was featured on his Taylor Swift tribute album, 1989 (2015). Father John Misty released a cover version of the song in the style of the rock band The Velvet Underground in 2015. The cover is a reinterpretation of Adams' version and is built on the melody of the song "I'm Waiting for the Man."
Today's tune "Blank Space" is taken from the fifteenth studio album "1989" by American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, released digitally through his own PAX AM record label on September 21, 2015. The album is a track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift's album of the same name. It debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart, one position ahead of Swift's 1989, which was in its 48th week on the chart.
Adams first became interested in Taylor Swift's album while coping with the collapse of his marriage to Mandy Moore. On what attracted him about Swift's album, Adams stated "There's just a joy to 1989," describing the album as "its own alternate universe." Adams initially described the album as being in the style of The Smiths. When recording the album, Adams said he found a sound somewhere between Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town and The Smiths' Meat Is Murder.