Posts Tagged ‘green day’

April 19, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has a new band named The Longshot, and they already have a debut EP out, too. And those lucky enough to snag tickets get to see the punk rockers at a few small venues, too (they played one at home in the Bay over the weekend). Stream The Longshot’s crunchy chugging Taxi Driver above. Stylistically, it’s not much different from Armstrong’s work with legendary Green Day. And it’s incredibly infectious. You can listen to all five tracks from The Longshot’s debut EP on YouTube, here. Alternate streaming options can be found, here.

August 19, 2017

Here’s an unexpected treat I couldn’t have guessed would surface this week. Beloved UK project Bastille has recorded a cover of Green Day classic Basket Case! Apparently, it’s a contribution to the soundtrack for a new Amazon Prime series named The Tick. The punk rock hit gets a stringy lush, brassy towering makeover under the direction of Dan Smith, whose iconic voice is always welcome in my book. Basket Case has never sounded more cinematic and film-ready on this huge 180 degree flip.

January 18, 2017

Long time Bay Area heroes Green Day are well known for not curtailing their thoughts when it comes to our nation’s political landscape, which never came as much of a surprise. After all, they’re punk, they rose up from the historic gritty venues of Berkeley, and their music is driven by bold and candid commentary. The atmosphere happens to be super charged this week as Obama’s presidency comes to an end and Trump’s begins. Add in MLK Jr Day and we have the perfect storm to inspire Green Day. They unleash a brilliant lyric video for Radio Revolution track Troubled Times, a deep ponderous, chunky chugging gem out of many from the recent album. Revolution Radio can be purchased, here

October 13, 2016

It just so happens that I started listening to the latest album from local heros Green Day this very morning, and though I like to reserve judgement about a record until I’ve listened through it at least twice, I must say that Revolution Radio has been an engaging treat so far. It boasts an abundance of signature Green Day punk, complete with profound lyrics and a call-to-arms spirit, as well as some unexpected mellow delights, like this tune, Ordinary World. Today, the Berkeley legends unleashed a lyric video for the chill strumming, stripped down lullaby, which shares the same name as a film starring Billie Joe Armstrong himself. You can read about the film on Rolling Stone. If you’ve yet to get your hands on the new Green Day album, head to their website for purchase links. Green Day will be kicking off a sold out American tour next week with a stop at home in Berkeley at The UC Theatre on October 20th. The tickets went so quickly that I couldn’t snag one in time. If anyone out there has an extra ticket to spare, I’ll gladly and gratefully purchase it off you. Anyone?

September 11, 2016

The Bay Area’s own punk heroes, Green Day, are always a sure bet when it comes riotous rock emitting much generational rapport. They’re sure to drop another timeless album when Revolution Radio arrives on October 7th. This is all the more certain after listening to its newly revealed title track and watching an accompanying lyric video. Revolution Radio is a riff heavy, fearless raw explosion of signature Green Day, as hooking and punchy rollicking as ever. Green Day leaves us ready to raise our fists to the air in concerted union as we’ve already done many times over to their music in the past.

April 12, 2016
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We’re kicking off the start to the new week with a brilliant cover by Los Angeles electropop band Bad Wave. In case you need a refresher, this is the project formed by two best guy friends and members of L.A. surf rock outfit Nicky Blitz, and they’ve shown us plenty of times in the past year that they’ve evolved a very different sound as Bad Wave. The duo take Green Day classic She, from legendary 90′s album Dookie, and they re-imagine it as a bouncing, spacey electro tune. She’s hooking melody combines with lusciously springy disco techno for an ecstatic dazzler of a gritty indie electronic delight. I can’t help but fall madly in love with this genius re-work.

X-Kid

December 19, 2012

I’ve barely finished listening to Uno!, yet to listen to Dos!, and Tre! is already on the way. I apologize for my laziness in placing an upside down exclamation mark in front of all of those. 😉 It’s tough. 3 albums in just as many months with everything else going on in the machine? It’s been a tour de force for the troubled, arguably punk rock Green Day. Uno! turned out to be surprisingly good, so now I have definite plans to plunge myself into the next two episodes of the trilogy. I wonder if it’s anything like movie trilogies, where the first one is great, second one is mediocre filler-like, and third one hits the mark? Guess I’ll have to listen and see! Today, X-Kid was previewed off Tre! and it’s a decent track, though I can’t say it stands out too much. It’s not very memorable, but still a pleasurable listen. It’s very 2000’s.

ALBUM STREAM: Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 OST

November 16, 2012

Whether you’re a fan of the Twilight saga or not, the soundtrack for each episode of that saga has been filled to the brim with some of the most talented and popular indie artists of the moment. Some of the songs have been great, some have been just okay, as I do believe that sometimes when these bands and musicians rush to pen a song for a purpose such as this, they don’t put forth their best work. I can’t imagine art flows as freely when there’s a timed agenda. Regardless, some great music has come out of these compilations for each of the movies. With the release of the very last episode of that saga comes this new soundtrack, which you can stream in full below courtesy of a Twilight fan on Youtube. Please excuse the cheesy graphic, unless you’re a huge fan of Edward and Bella (I’m alright on the whole Twilight thing). However, I love the list of artists involved in this soundtrack. 

Tracklist:

1. Where I Come From — Passion Pit
2. Bittersweet — Ellie Goulding
3. The Forgotten — Green Day
4. Fire In The Water — Feist
5. Everything And Nothing — The Boom Circuits
6. The Antidote — St. Vincent
7. Speak Up — POP ETC
8. Heart of Stone — Iko
9. Cover Your Tracks — A Boy and His Kite
10. Ghosts — James Vincent McMorrow
11. All I’ve Ever Needed — Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
12. New For You — Reeve Carney
13. A Thousand Years (Part Two) – Christina Perri
14. Plus Que Ma Prope Vie — Carter Burwell

OFFICIAL VID: Green Day – Stray Heart

November 7, 2012

Green Day Green Day Green Day everyday is Green Day. Seriously, they’re in the news and releasing endless music and videos like mad! Even while Billy Joe is in rehab! With Uno! behind and Dos! coming up, there’s no holding back the first single for the second of the trifecta of albums. Stray Heart is a meandering, sweet little ditty, very enjoyable indeed. There’s something very Christmas about it, or is it just me? I like it. Again, nothing groundbreaking and extremely typical Green Day, but yes, I like it. It’s a feel good, make me smile type of song. 

OFFICIAL VID: Green Day – Stray Heart

November 7, 2012

Green Day Green Day Green Day everyday is Green Day. Seriously, they’re in the news and releasing endless music and videos like mad! Even while Billy Joe is in rehab! With Uno! behind and Dos! coming up, there’s no holding back the first single for the second of the trifecta of albums. Stray Heart is a meandering, sweet little ditty, very enjoyable indeed. There’s something very Christmas about it, or is it just me? I like it. Again, nothing groundbreaking and extremely typical Green Day, but yes, I like it. It’s a feel good, make me smile type of song.