Easter Egg: New Music Sneak Preview
Let’s open up a big ol’ Easter egg of new music, a lot of which was previewed at SXSW in Austin a few weekends ago. We don’t want to get shut down by the blog police, so you can only stream these tunes … I encourage you to click through to the artists’ individual websites, because there are plenty more surprises and goodies awaiting you there. So, let’s rock!
Courtney Love is bringing back her band Hole, although she’s the only original member left. The new album Nobody’s Daughter is due in stores April 26.
“Samantha” by Hole
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash drops his eponymous debut album April 6 with a slew of guest singers including Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Lemmy Kilmister, Kid Rock and many more. He’s also joined by ex-GNR mates Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan … here’s a surprising remake of one of their finest moments:
“Paradise City” by Slash featuring Cypress Hill and Fergie (yes)
Stone Temple Pilots are back, with Scott Weiland (apparently clean and sober) on vocals. Their new album (I couldn’t find a title) is slated to come out May 25.
“Between The Lines” by Stone Temple Pilots
Sixties psychedelia survivor Roky Erickson has teamed with indie rock wonderboys Okkervil River for the new album True Love Cast Out All Evil, due in stores April 20.
“True Love Cast Out All Evil” by Roky Erickson and Okkervil River
Also out next week is Jakob Dylan‘s newest, Women and Country, produced by T-Bone Burnett and featuring the backing vocals of Kelly Hogan and Neko Case.
“Everybody’s Hurting” by Jakob Dylan
Guitar god Jeff Beck will release his newest album Emotion and Commotion on April 13. He turns in some rockin’ instrumentals and welcomes guest singers Imelda May, Olivia Safe and Joss Stone.
“I Got A Spell On You” by Jeff Beck featuring Joss Stone