this week i've got a special preview of the new muse [left] cd called "the 2nd law." yes, they're talking about the the 2nd law of thermodynamics. that's the kind of sophisticated u.k. band they are. some are calling them the new "queen." i don't think the comparison is bad, but it doesn't do muse justice. listen thursday night and check it out. the rest of the world will have to wait until october, when "the 2nd law" is formally released. i think you'll agree that "survival" is the heaviest track you'll hear this year, and you won't forget muse's dubstep moments in "unsustainable." (the tracks)
this week i'll also spin new tunes from l.a.'s no doubt, nyc's fun., jamaica's jimmy cliff, and nyc's grizzly bear.
for those who aren't paying attention: 2012 has been a great year for new music.
the year 2012 marks the return of two four piece bands with dynamic female lead singers who have been on a musical vacation for several years: garbage and no doubt. and there's no doubt: gwen stefani and the boys can still rock your socks.
the apparent heir to queen, underappreciated british trio muse also released a heavy new single in 2012; but mostly i'm playing new songs by indie artists this week. you'll be introduced to an incredibly powerful track by australian band art vs. science called "foreward/new world order," edward sharpe & the magnetic zero's "one love to another," and regina spektor's brilliant "don't leave me/ne me quitte pas."
the songs are linked here: 2012 indies.