New music releases, 16th June 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 16th of June, 2014:

Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
The Hunting Party, Linkin Park

Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey
Band Of Brothers, Willie Nelson
Black Eyed Sons, Quireboys
Love Frequency, Klaxons
Manslaughter, Body Count
The Perfect Cult, Deathstars
Familiars, The Antlers
Live 2014, Franz Ferdinand
The Sorrow and The Sound, Feed The Rhino
The Reckoning, Ethan Johns
N.O.W. is The Time, Nightmares On Wax
Live At The Greek, Black Crowes
Noise, Boris
United States, Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
Dangerous Days, Perturbator
Bodies and Control and Money and Power, Priests

All of the above – and many more! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Lana Del Rey streams new song ‘Brooklyn Baby’ online

Lana Del Rey is streaming new track “Brooklyn Baby” online. You can listen by clicking above.

The song comes from her new album, Ultraviolence, which is due for release on the 16th of June.

Ahead of the release, Del Rey gave an interview to The Fader, revealing that she is not interested in the idea of feminism, and giving details of why she broke down in tears during a performance in Dublin.

“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept,” Del Rey says. “I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested… My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”

Of the Dublin performance, Del Ray cited illness and doubt as the reason for her tears. “I’d been sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out. That’s a big part of my life: I just feel really sick a lot of the time and can’t figure out why. I’d gotten these shots in Russia, where we’d just been. It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes. I thought it was sad. I thought my position was sad. I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.”

Ultraviolence is due for release next Monday, with the full tracklisting as follows:

“Cruel World”
“Shades Of Cool”
“Brooklyn Baby”
“West Coast”
“Sad Girl”
“Pretty When You Cry”
“Money Power Glory”
“Fucked My Way Up To The Top”
“Old Money”
“The Other Woman”
“Black Beauty” (Bonus track)
“Guns And Roses” (Bonus track)
“Florida Kilos” (Bonus track)

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Lana Del Rey unleashes Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey UltraviolenceLana Del Rey has revealed further details of her forthcoming sophomore album, Ultraviolence, including the cover art, shown here.

A release date is yet to be confirmed for the LP, but it is known that it has been produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and has been co-written with Rick Nowels.

The next single from the album, ‘West Coast’, is scheduled for release on the 18th of May.

Auerbach recently admitted that he and Del Rey had “bumped heads” during the recording, but said that the work was still completed in around two weeks.

“She’s the real deal. She impressed me every day”, he said. “There were moments when she was fighting me. I could sense that maybe she didn’t want to have anybody think she wasn’t in control because I’m sure it’s really hard to be a woman in the music business. So we bumped heads a little bit, but at the end of the day we were dancing to the songs.”

Both Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys are set to appear at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and Del Rey will be playing a series of US tour dates in May and June.

The full track listing for Ultraviolence is as follows:

‘Cruel World’
‘Shades Of Cool’
‘Brooklyn Baby’
‘West Coast’
‘Sad Girl’
‘Pretty When You Cry’
‘Money Power Glory’
‘Fucked My Way Up To The Top’
‘Old Money’
‘The Other Woman’
‘Black Beauty’ (Bonus track)
‘Guns And Roses’ (Bonus track)
‘Florida Kilos’ (Bonus track)

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