Daily Round-Up For July 14, 2013
Hello dear readers! Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbitâ€™s one stop shop for all of the latest and greatest music news of the day. Letâ€™s get right to business!
Ben Folds Five have been quietly at work since their recent reunion. A few weeks ago they released a pretty cool live album, and today they have debuted a music video for their new single Sky High. Itâ€™s been getting pretty good reviews so far so if youâ€™re a fan, go check it out at Stereogum.
The scientific community is back to work providing answers to questions we might not even have had. But today itâ€™s an interesting find, and music related! A new study has found that sad music might do more good for you than bad. Iâ€™m not positive what this means but I guarantee all the facts can be found in the original story. Check it out at The Line of Best Fit.
Passion Pit seems to occupy a different piece of the musical pie than the pop band fun. But they are similar. Both have talented tenors out front that bare it all with expressive lyrics, both are catchy and poppy. So perhaps it makes sense that the lead singer of Passion Pit, with the help of a few backup singers, put it open himself to create a crossover with a cover of fun.â€™s hit single Carry On. Itâ€™s not a bad little number! Check out the video at Consequence of Sound.
Just like DJ Feed Me did recently, Rob Swire of the dubstep group Knife Party has also announced that he will be taking a few months off. He did offer some explanation, though, for the startling move. That, and more information about the story, can be found back at The Dancing Astronaut.
Because we all love musical super groups and crazy collaborations between stars of the music world, I am pleased to announce that Damon Albarn from Gorillaz, multi-band superstar bassist Flea, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and Franz Ferdinandâ€™s Alex Kapranos, have come together to collaborate on at least one song. Under the collective name Fresh Touch, they recorded Latest Style for charity, and pressed it to limited edition 7â€ť vinyl. This song and others are part of a compilation that benefits Oxfamâ€™s Syria Crisis Appeal. Long story short, itâ€™s for a good cause, and you can get more information and hear all of the songs back at Consequence of Sound.
And that is all the news we have for today folks! Hope you have a great day! You can check out my other articles here. Have questions, comments, suggestions, or love?Â Or do you have an opinion on any of the music featured in todayâ€™s Round-Up? Iâ€™m dying to hear from you!Â As always, you can contact me through my email, or through Twitter @RobinCopple1. If you would like, I can include your message in a future edition of the Round-Up!
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