Black Keys frontman/keyboardist/lyricist Dan Auerbach has put together a very cool side project called The Arcs that is a fully collaborative band made up of Auerbach and some notable indie music notables like Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, Kenny Vaughan, Leon Willis and members of the group Mariachi Flor De Toloache. If that eclectic grouping wasn’t interesting enough it turns out that the inspiration behind most of the songs on The Arcs’ LP are inspired by the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight from earlier this year. At least something good has come from that shitty over-priced borefest because I have enjoyed all the songs I have heard from The Arcs so far with the posted song, Stay In My Corner, being my current favorite.
Being Global James Bond Day it was just fitting that Adele’s title tune for the upcoming Bond film Skyfall would be released today. And unsurprisingly this tune is amazing. This may be the first modern Bond theme that can proudly take its place beside the classic Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones highly dramatic tunes. I don’t think a marriage of current pop star and movie theme fits together any better than Adele and the Bond franchise.
Adele – Skyfall
Grimes – Genesis
Miri Ben-Ari – Dim The Lights
Caro Emerald – A Night Like This
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
It’s been a year since she passed away and she is still missed; so here’s a couple of my favorite Amy Winehouse songs in memorium:
In My Bed