Johnny Marr - The Messenger
You can now stream Johnny Marr’s debut LP The Messenger in full over at The Guardian.
The Messenger, described in the latest issue of MOJO as an album that “wipes the slate duly clean and bursts with the same efflorescent skills that made him a guitar hero” is released February 25.
New Primal Scream Track Revealed
Take a look at the video above for Primal Scream’s 2013, the first track to emerge from their forthcoming LP More Light, released May 6.
The full nine minute version of the song, which features a guitar cameo courtesy of My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, will be available to download as of February 25.
Bowie Doc, Five Years, To Be Premiered By Beeb
The BBC has confirmed they are set to air a feature-length film about David Bowie. The documentary, which is due to broadcast this May, will focus on five key individual years that shaped his career.
The film will look at Bowie in 1971, on the road to Hunky Dory, then skips to 1975 – the crucible year of Bowie’s alienated Thin White Duke persona. 1977 sees Bowie in Berlin, with Eno, Iggy et al; then 1980 chronicles the making of Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and Bowie’s entente with the New Romantics. The last of the Five Years is 1983 – coinciding with the megastar breakthrough of Let’s Dance – and an epilogue catches up with his surprise return, 30 years later, with forthcoming LP The Next Day.
Whilst there is hardly a shortage of Bowie retrospectives out there in the ether, this will be the first to look at the enigmatic singer’s return, and is purportedly rammed with unseen studio footage and interviews with his closest friends and colleagues.
Director Francis Whately, who previously worked as a director on the BBC’s Seven Ages Of Rock series, has said the project has been in the pipeline for over a decade, since he and Bowie first worked together on a BBC Omnibus back in 2001.
David Bowie: Five Years will broadcast this May on BBC Two.
And if that wasn’t enough Bowie for you, check out Beck covering Sound And Vision with a 160-strong orchestra for the new Lincoln cars ad campaign.
Dr. Feelgood - She Does It Right
Here are Dr. Feelgood being brilliant in 1975.
Foxygen - San Francisco
One of our picks for 2013. Here’s the new video from Californian sunshine-pop duo, Foxygen.
Their new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, is due for release on January 22.
And for more from Sam France and Jonathan Rado, check out the current issue of MOJO - out now.
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
He recorded MOJO’s Album Of The Year in 2010, but now John Grant is back with the first offering from the follow-up to Queen Of Denmark. Out go the lush pianos, in comes pulsing minimalist electro peppered with sweeping orchestration.
Pale Green Ghosts will be released on March 11, 2013.
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear - Cut Me Some Slack
From last night’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden. McCartney is joined by the surviving members of Nirvana to perform new song, Cut Me Some Slack.