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Courtesy Epitaph

Courtesy Epitaph

Alkaline Trio have released new song “I Wanna Be a Warhol,” the first single from their much anticipated ninth studio album, which is yet to be titled.

The new song is a mysterious return, as there is virtually no information available about the new album, with the band promising to reveal the details on Tuesday, February 5.

“It’s cool with the Trio because we take simple ideas – Dan will bring his idea, Derek will bring his idea or I’ll bring my idea and we’ll rip it apart, then rebuild it into something that we all have an influence on,” the band’s frontman Matt Skiba told Punknews.org last year on his working relationship with bandmates Dan Andriano and Derek Grant.

Listen to the song here: http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/alkaline-trio-debut-new-single-i-wanna-be-a-warhol-from-forthcoming-album/


KROQ is also giving you a shot at scoring a limited-edition set of soup cans and custom lithograph from the band! Enter to win here.

alkalinetrio Alkaline Trio Debut New Single I Wanna Be A Warhol From Mysterious Forthcoming Album

by Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

Album Review: Pillowfight – Pillowfight

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Throughout the 43 minutes of Pillowfight’s self-titled debut LPvocalist/lyricist/violinist Emily Wells constructs verses that challenge Taylor Swift for the accolade of most innocent pop songstress. Backed by Dan the Automator’s collection of subtle ivory runs, muffled trumpet trills, and abbreviated string arrangements, Wells recounts the frustrations of a tumultuous relationship on “Sleeping Dogs”: “I can’t seem to give up, please don’t say goodbye / I’ll call you up and say, ‘I’ve been thinkin’ bout you baby and I’m back to stay’ / You were never just a memory, I knew we’d meet again / Thank you for forgiveness, thanks for giving in.” Fortunately for Swift, the darker side of Well’s past relationships, most vividly recalled on album opener “Used to Think”, eliminate her from such a prize.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/14rJF8G

Fourteen years Wells’s senior, Dan the Automator has stepped up as a mentor for her ongoing unification of classical music with hip-hop. Dan may have multiple hits credited to his production, but no ego avails on Pillowfight, as he chooses instead to tone down his own propensity for sample-oddities to focus on tones of Wells’ voice and visceral lyrical expressions. This is certainly a project that deserves further attention from each artist.

 

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