Free Album From Jay Bennett

Jay Bennett, most well known for his work in Wilco during their rise to stardom, has a new solo album you can download for free from the Rock Proper website.  The new album entitled Whatever Happened I aplogize is the 5th solo release by Bennett after his 2001 departure from Wilco.  Some people in the music world say Bennett has never receieved enough credit for creating the unique sound heard on the stellar 2002 Wilco album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.  Don’t get us started on the current state of Wilco…  Here’s a track from Bennett’s new album called “The Engines are Idle”.

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Download: Jay Bennett – The Engines are Idle [MP3]

Corgan Blames Vedder For Cubs Fall

Maybe we should just start running a feature on this site about formerly great 90s front men who have fallen on strange times. This week, Billy Corgan makes the headlines with some odd accusations aimed towards Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. Apparently Billy thinks Eddie is to blame for the Cubs recent playoff choke.  Referring to the song Vedder wrote for the Cubs, “All the Way”, Corgan said: “If the Cubs did have a chance this last year that just passed,” Corgan told a Chicago crowd. “F—ing Eddie Vedder killed that s— dead. Last I checked, Eddie ain’t living here, OK? Eddie ain’t living here to write a song about my f—ing team.” Um, ok?  This comes after Chris Cornell teamed up with Timbaland, Anthony Kiedis makes a TV show, and Scott Weiland records an album full of rubbish.  Oh how the mighty have fallen… What happened to you formerly glorious 90s front men?  Read the full story on Spinner.

Gentlemen Auction House Christmas

Gentlemen Auction House are here to tell the world that it’s never to early to bust out the Christmas music.  The St. Louis band are celebrating the holiday season with a 6 song Christmas EP called Christmas in Love.  You can listen to all the tracks on lala or hear “Home for the Holidays” below.

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Download: Gentlemen Auction House – Home for the Holidays [MP3]

New Frightened Rabbit Tune

Frightened Rabbit have a new song that we found on the old interweb yesterday.  The song is called “Last Tango in Brooklyn” and appears on a new fake book compilation called The Lifted Brow.  You might be surprised by the different sound from the band, but the tune is still quite tasty.

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Download: Frightened Rabbit – Last Tango in Brooklyn [MP3]

Stream Paul McCartney’s Latest

Paul McCartney’s latest project, The Firemen, have a new album out called Electric Arguments and you can stream the whole thing now on the NPR websiteThe Firemen is an electronic duo started in 1993 by McCartney and Killing Joke founding member, Youth (Martin Glover). This new album is the first time the duo has utilized vocals and apparently has a more “traditional” sound. Is the new project worth our time?

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