Twenty One Pilots – “Cancer”


Did you know My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade is ten years old? That one slipped up on us, too. As anniversary’s go, the band isn’t going to ultimately let it slip by without some fanfare, which includes a tribute disc called Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade, wherein a bunch of other bands cover the emo/punk classic. Twenty One Pilots is just one of those artists, and their version of “Cancer” is our first listen in on the compilation.

Ben Sollee – “The Long Lavender Line”


Ben Sollee and long time collaborator Jordon Ellis are trying out a different sound on this new single, “The Long Lavender Line”. Aside from a great minimalist groove, they’re using a GPS voice as the hook of the song to seriously cool results. Keep stretching, boys.

Nada Surf – “Out of the Dark (Live)”


We’re getting very excited to have Nada Surf help close out the WFPK Waterfront Wednesday season on September 28, with Louisville’s own Howell Dawdy and Nashville’s OJR on the bill as well! Though Nada Surf released a new LP, You Know Who You Are, just earlier this year, they’ll be coming to the waterfront with a new live album in hand as well. Peaceful Ghosts was recorded earlier this summer with the FM4 Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra and features beautiful recordings of “Inside of Love,” “Blizzard of ’77,” “80 Windows,” and this first single, “Out of the Dark”.

Phish – “Breath And Burning”


Get ready for new Phish! Their latest, Big Boat will be issued Oct 7. Trey Anastasio told NPR Music of the LP’s first single “Breath And Burning,”

“I wrote this song on the beach after our three-night run in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico last January. I loved watching the faces of all the people dancing and splashing in the ocean while we played. I kept thinking, ‘This will all end sooner or later, one way or another. So I’m gonna enjoy every last second of it while we’re still here. I’m not gonna wave away the dessert cart on the Titanic. I want to be like that string quintet that kept playing while it sank.”

Umphrey’s McGee – “National Loser Anthem”


Umphrey’s McGee’s new record isn’t like most. It’s a mashup record. But whereas most mashup compilations are DJ made from the original songs, Umphrey’s is all organic in the studio. The first single from Zonky pairs the music of Radiohead’s “National Anthem” with the words of Beck’s “Loser” and later Phil Collin’s “In the Air Tonight,” because why not?

Madness – “Mr. Apples”


Ah yes, Madness. One of ska/new wave’s greatest has returned for the followup to 2012’s Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da with Can’t Touch Us Now. The first single comes complete with a video, which we’ve happily placed for you below, featuring our protagonist up to plenty of no good. Enjoy.