Today is perfect, because I get to see Jack White play live tonight.
Wow. This is HOT. Detroit rapper Black Milk teams up for a song with Jack White/Third Man Records for a banging track that sounds like something only Jay-Z could pull off. I am blown away. The b-side track, “Royal Mega” is streaming below, and the a-side, “Brain”, can be heard over at Some Kind of Awesome. As TwentyFourBit (twentyfourbit) points out, the SoundCloud widget is mislabeled:
Note, this widget is temperamental. Head to Some Kind of Awesome to hear both songs if need be.
This. Is. AWESOME. Need for our summer playlist asap!
Definitely blasted this in the office today.
seasons trees // danger mouse & daniele luppi ft. norah jones
Rome, the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi spaghetti western inspired concept album, was released today. It is essentially a “soundtrack without a movie”, with dreamy instrumental tracks featuring vocals by Jack White and Norah Jones. If you haven’t already, make sure to also check out “Two Against One”, one of the singles featuring Jack White, here. The album can be purchased via Amazon and iTunes.
Can I have this album now? I listened to it over on NPR yesterday and absolutely loved the whole concept. The contrast between Jack and Norah’s vocals is stunning, and makes the album so endearing. Plus, I swear that Danger Mouse is the new production king in the music biz, and this album just proves me right again.
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Two Against One feat. Jack White
Ok, let’s get one thing out of the way first. Who in their right mind conceives a spaghetti-western influenced album created in tandem with an Italian composer while simultaneously featuring prominent other musicians in vocals roles? Well, Danger Mouse is doing exactly that on his upcoming album with Daniele Luppi, Rome. At first I was understandably suspect of the project, as the idea itself is rather hard to condense down into song format instead of a long, movie-spanning score. But from listening to “Two Against One”, I am very excited to see how this full project turns out.
The thing about this song that you have to immediately appreciate is the choice of Jack White as the vocalist. His conviction and dedication to the art of minimalism in music mixes perfectly with the musical background. With a meandering guitar line that makes you feel something is a brewin’ in an old western town and his haunting vocals, the song as a whole is a suprisingly strong effort.
Also released from the album was a track done with Norah Jones, “Black”, which can be listened to at the Pitchfork website.
Danger Mouse AND Jack White = amazingness. The song is killer, really. Whenever Danger Mouse is on board, the production is spot on. And Jack White’s vocals show the perfect amount of emotion, without being overbearing and taking away from the underlying bass and guitar riffs. Obviously, I will be in need of this entire album very very soon.
Just watched “It Might Get Loud.” If you like music and guitars at all, you will enjoy it. It’s just three guys talking about how they got into music, what they think about it, and jamming with each other. Another reason I love working in the music field.
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) - The White Stripes