Eoin But­ler’s guide to down­loads, sin­gles and free au­diostreams

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -

PHAR­RELL WIL­LIAMS Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe

When Oa­sis re­leased Round Are Way in the mid-1990s, it ap­peared that the band had be­come so mega suc­cess­ful their la­bel no longer had the nerve to point out glar­ing spell­ing mis­takes in their song ti­tles. Fresh off a string of huge world­wide chart top­pers, Phar­rell Wil­liams may be equally unas­sail­able to­day. His new sin­gle lists the var­i­ous types of women he likes to date. He men­tions Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, Cleopa­tra . . . and Joan of Arc. Now I’m pretty cer­tain Phar­rell means He­len of Troy. He­len, fa­mously, was the face that launched a thou­sand ships. Whereas Joan of Arc was plain, chaste and prob­a­bly men­tally ill. (Which, in fact, makes her more like the kind of women I like to date. Ba-dum-tish!)


RCA “Horse­meat in the burg­ers, people com­mit mur­ders,” rants Tom Meighan, in un­fet­tered, Bobby Gille­spiemeets-Jim Corr free as­so­ci­a­tion mode. “Ev­ery­one’s on Bu­gle, we’re be­ing watched by Google.” (Oh, I don’t know about that, Tom. I’m sure even the NSA guys hit the Skip but­ton from time to time.) Kasabian’s fifth al­bum, ti­tled 48:13, drops in June. They head­line The Ticket on June 13th and the Glas­ton­bury fes­ti­val a few weeks later.

THE ROOTS When the People Cheer

Just as they risked be­com­ing bet­ter known as Jimmy Fal­lon’s peer­less latenight house band than as one of hip-hop’s most ver­sa­tile and ven­er­a­ble record­ing artists, The Roots have re­turned to the stu­dio. The sin­gle is called To­mor­row, but When the People Cheer is the real keeper. An al­bum, . . . And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, fol­lows on May 13th.


DAVE AUDE VS LU­CIANA You Only Talk in #Hash­tag

Au­da­cious Records The first line of this hash­tagth­emed sin­gle is “LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL.” And then the qual­ity con­trol be­gins to slip some­what. As an­noy­ing nov­elty songs go, this one makes the Crazy Frog guy sound like Bach. Oh, God, just make it stop.

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