Week Ahead Today’s Top Tune 10.24 – 10.28.16

As October draws to a close, we turn to the following artists for Today’s Top Tune: In the middle of a massive tour, Jenny O. keeps her music deceptively simple.  MNDSGN tweeks our musical perspective. We hear Temples playful and harmonious new song. We share a track from a trio that’s emerged from the underground called Cubicolor and LA based Ceci Bastida gets some help from Aloe Blacc.

Monday, Oct 24, MNDSGN “Cosmic Perspective” from Body Wash

MNDSGN turns to artists like Dave Grusin who he feels embody the feeling of early 80’s boogie/funk/soul/jazz/fusion wave that helped inspire his latest set of songs but for Today’s Top Tune, he gravitated toward early 90’s R& B for a little  Cosmic Perspective. 

Embodying a freewheeling California sound Jenny O continues her lo-fi songwriting style with a new album. Simple sounding songs with catchy melodies abound. Try this as today’s mantra… “Cheer Up Free Your Mind.” 

Wednesday, Oct 26, Temples “Certainty”

In 2014, Temples found themselves on a short list of Top 10 debut album in the UK. By the sound of their new song Certainty, 2017 promises a sturdy new album by this quartet. 

Brainsugar is the title to Cubicolor’s debut album. It’s a great description to what my brain felt like when I first heard the album. Coming up through the European underground, they count Pete Tong as a fan. A tasty track is “Falling.”
Inspired by social justice and the world around her, Tijuana punk pioneer Ceci Bastida collaborates with several artists on her forthcoming EP.  Top of the list is Aloe Blacc who joins her on
“Un Sueño” or “A Dream.”


‘Man In The High Castle’ Reveals Season 2 Key Art & Who The Future Belongs To

EXCLUSIVE: Less than two months before the launch of the second season of The Man In The High Castle, Amazon has unveiled some key art for the series based on Philip K. Dick alt-history novel from 1962.
Keeping a lot of the actual action of the latest season of the Alexa Davalos starring show a mystery, the key art does reveal that the different versions of who won World War II are now in play in determining the future.

Earlier this month at New York Comic-Con, MITHC

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Stream Fluisteraars Gelderland EP

Fluisteraars - GelderlandFluisteraars put out one of the best metal records of the year last year in Luwte, an album of emotive black metal that achieved moments of both sorrow and euphoria through artful orchestration and, in particular, some masterful guitar work. Whereas Luwte was effortlessly refined, the Dutch trio’s new two-song EP Gelderland is comparatively … More »

SyFy Sets Date For First-Ever All Star Edition Of ‘Face Off’

SyFy’s reality competition series Face Off is bringing together the first-ever all-star cast of competitors for its 11th season, beginning January 24 at 9:00 PM. The news was announced this morning on Today, as two audience members were treated to Halloween makeovers by former Face Off contestants Stella Sensel (Season 7) and Tyler Green (Season 6).
Once again hosted by McKenzie Westmore, Face Off: All Stars will feature new challenges more elaborate than previously seen…

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David Letterman, ‘SNL’ Vets Fete Bill Murray at Mark Twain Prize Ceremony

WASHINGTON — Comedian Bill Murray accepted the 19th annual Mark Twain prize Sunday night with a mixture of gratitude and relief before a packed house at the Kennedy Center. He was grateful for the honor but more relieved that it didn’t conflict with the National League Pennant win by his beloved Chicago Cubs. “I’m glad they… Read more »

Bossie – “A Lot Like Love”

Bossie - "A Lot Like Love"Toronto-based singer-songwriter Bossie inhabits a strange, amiable planet of ’80s synth pop and space rock in her latest single “A Lot Like Love.” Against Cure-esque guitar melodies, Anne Douris’ robotic vocals articulate, “When all you do is make connections/ And there’s no time to make sure you connect/ It looks like love from a distance/ … More »

Metallica To Premiere “Atlas, Rise!” Via Halloween Masks

unnamed (8)Metallica will release a new single, “Atlas, Rise!,” from their new album on Halloween at 3PM EST. It’s the third song we’ve heard from Hardwired … To Self-Destruct following “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame,” and they’re pairing it with a special event to celebrate the spooky holiday. Starting on Friday (10/28), select independent … More »

Wieden + Kennedy Has Been Selling ‘Donald Trump’s BS’ Out of a Food Truck in Portland

Fact-checking Donald Trump has been a full-time job for a lot of election observers this year. And Wieden + Kennedy has been doing its part, with a food truck in its hometown of Portland, Ore., that’s been serving “Donald Trump’s BS”—baloney sandwiches, that is, with wrappers that clarify Trump’s remarks on various issues.

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‘Walking Dead’ Fans Face the Elements to Learn Negan’s Victim

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” titled “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be.” There were plenty of screams and shouts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday night, as fans gathered for a viewing of the Season 7 premiere of “Walking Dead” followed by… Read more »