New Order’s new album,
Waiting for the Siren’s Call, won’t be available on CD until April 26th, but iTunes, as well as Rhapsody, has it now. Reviews are already coming in, and they’re pretty favorable thus far.
There’s another new Nine Inch Nails song at iTunes. This one is
“The Line Begins to Blur.” With Teeth , the full length, comes out May 3rd.
iTunes has a new single by (art/noise/riff/?) rock duo Death From Above 1979 tilted
“Better Off Dead.” It is not found on the band’s latest album.
In the iTunes prerelease section is Weezer’s
“Beverly Hills” single from their upcoming album, Make Believe (out May 10th). The new single by the cartoon band Gorillaz is available as well.
“Feel Good Inc” is from Demon Days , due out May 23rd.
Other prereleases: Audioslave’s
“Be Yourself,” Life of Agony’s
“Love to Let You Down,” The Wallflower’s
“Beautiful Side of Somewhere,” Hev-D’s
“Never Did It Before,” Bump J’s
“Move Around,” and Hot Hot Heat’s
“Island of the Honest Man.”
Just added to the iTunes catalog are two Velvet Underground albums.
Live at Max’s Kansas City is a live recording with a sound quality better than you’d expect from a portable cassette player recording. Better is
Loaded: The Fully Loaded Edition. The 33 songs, which include the full album plus a wealth of demos and alternate takes, cost $17.99 for an album download.
The iTunes free download of the week is “Back to Me” by Kathleen Edwards. The Canadian singer-songwriter has a new album by the same name. “Back to Me” is, unlike a lot of alt-country, upbeat and confident. The steady beat may remind you of a Tom Petty tune.
Wal-Mart has an exclusive by Simple Plan, a live version of “Shut Up!” It’s only $0.88.
Napster has an exclusive Black Eyed Peas track, “Pump It.”
Interesting titles recently added to Rhapsody include Silver Apples by Silver Apples, which is actually two albums: the 1968 self-titled debut and the 1969 album Contact . Both are electronic-prog rock masterpieces that influenced a wide range of bands for decades. Speaking of psychedelic music, a few Tangerine Dream albums were recently added to Rhapsody: 1977’s Encore – Tangerine Dream Live and 1982’s two-track Logos: Live at the Dominion (the first track alone is over 45 minutes long).
KISS fans, Rhapsody just added Destroyer , Dynasty , Lick It Up , Crazy Nights , Alive! , Hotter Than Hell , Unmasked , Rock and Roll Over and Creatures of the Night .
Bon Jovi fans will be pleased to know that MSN Music just added the remastered versions of Keep the Faith , These Days , Bon Jovi and the album that broke the band, Slippery When Wet . MSN has also added the new Nine Inch Nails track “The Hand That Feeds,” which means it’s no longer an iTunes exclusive.