BC Music Goodie Bag has been AWOL since the holiday season, but now we're back with more audio and visual treats for your ears and eyes.
This week we have three singles from known artists who are kicking off upcoming releases, and two snippets from one that is most likely hitting just below your radar. However, after you get a listen to the Kicksville tracks, I think you'll be searching for more from these guys. It's definitely cutting-edge stuff!
Peter Yorn – "Don't Want to Cry"
June 23 is the release date for the fourth album from Peter Yorn, Back and Forth. According to the PR, it marks a "new musical chapter" as Yorn has "taken a different approach" to songwriting. Only time will tell if different equals better, but if the preview of the first single, "Don't Wanna Cry" is any indication, I think this is going to be a not-to-be-missed release.
Speaking on this new process, Yorn said, "I wanted to share my songs with a group of players who I respected, and then share the experience of recording them together as a group.” The song has a moody, singer/songwriter style to it and is chuck full of torn emotions and loss.
You can stream "Don't Wanna Cry" from Spinner. Take a listen; I don't think you'll be disappointed.
As for that upcoming album Back And Fourth, here is a track listing:
1. Don’t Wanna Cry
2. Paradise Cove
4. Social Development
6. Last Summer
7. Thinking of You
9. Four Years
10. Long Time
Papa Roach – "Lifeline"
The new single, "Lifeline," from the upcoming Metamorphosis is zooming it's way up the charts, breaking the Top 20 on both active and alternative radio. To help give the song a big push, the band filmed a video with director Chris Sims, known for his work with Jimmy Eat World, in Long Beach, CA.
Metamorphosis will be released March 24 and is the fourth album from this alternative rock band. Their first album, Infest, went platinum three times over and that success paved the way for Lovehatetragedy in 2002 and Getting Away With Murder in 2004. Check out the video below and I think you'll get a good idea why they have sold more than 10 million records.
Here's the video, courtesy of Imeem:
Lifeline – Papa Roach
Also, be on the lookout for Papa Roach in a city near you:
3/12 Worcester, MA – Palladium (With Buckcherry)
3/14 Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy (With Buckcherry)
3/16 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun (With Buckcherry)
3/17 Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (With Buckcherry)
3/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
3/20 Utica, NY – Utica Memorial Auditorium
3/21 Hersey, PA – Giant Center
3/23 Columbus, GA – Columbus Civic Center
3/26 Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall
3/27 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
3/28 Ashville, NC – Ashville Civic Center
3/30 Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
4/04 Topeka, KS – Topeka Event Center
4/07 Belton, TX – Belton County Expo Center
4/09 Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center
Elliot Yamin – "Fight For Love"
Back during the fifth season of American Idol, Simon Cowell called Elliot Yamin a "vocal masterclass." That's quite a compliment, coming from the tough judge who is known for speaking his mind, and it's well deserved. You would never know that the one-time drugstore clerk had never had vocal training before going on to nearly win the competition, coming in third behind Taylor Hicks and Katherine McPhee.
Fight for Love is his sophomore release, following up the debut, self-titled album that notably became the top-selling debut album from an independent artist in the history of Billboard.
The lead single and title song, "Fight for Love," is being released today, and you can get a sneak-peak listen here in the BC Goodie Bag.
On the track, Yamin shared writing credits with Johnta Austin, who has also worked with Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Usher. The album is due to hit shelves as well as online and digital outlets May 5. In the meantime, you can check out Yamin's official website for news and information.
Kicksville – Season 1
Not heard of Kicksville yet? I have a feeling that is about to change. Not really a band, they are more like a collective of artists and musicians; and what they are putting out is hard to categorize, unless of course you have a box labeled prog-metal-dub-industrial-jam.
The album, Season 1, contains 13 songs including covers of songs by Led Zeppelin, The Police, Willie Dixon, and Talking Heads. The tracks have been digitally released, one per week, over the past 13 weeks, but BC Music Goodie Bag has a couple of tracks you can stream right here, right now.
Beginning next week, look for SXSW announcements and 'quick tours around MySpace' here in the Goodie Bag.