I’ve been contemplating on what to do with certain things as of late in regards to Audioeclectica. I have a giant list of things I want to do and bunch of new topics on the way. The radio show will be making a return soon. I finally found the right person to do the show with. It’s going to be awesome and the playlist for the show is superb. In the meantime before all that happens, I thought it would be quite fun to start putting out playlists for you all to enjoy! So, what you have below is a link to the first Audioeclectica Playlist. On it you’ll find new music by artists/bands you know of and some you might not. If you’ve been keeping up with the articles on Audioeclectica, you will probably recognize a good amount of the bands. So, without anymore delay, here it is!!!
Lots of exciting new jams have come out this week!! New tunes from Thrice, Coheed and Cambria, Death From Above 1979, Cane Hill, Bullet For My Valentine, Love and Death, Between The Buried And Me, Quicksand, Iron Maiden, and Generation Kill. Let me know what song is your favorite of the bunch!!
Coheed And Cambria- Shoulders:
Death From Above 1979- Modern Guy:
Love and Death- Let Me Love You (Featuring Lacey Sturm):
Cane Hill- All We Know:
Bullet For My Valentine- Parasite:
Between The Buried And Me- Revolution In Limbo:
Iron Maiden- The Writing On The Wall:
Generation Kill- Rat King:
A brand new Coheed And Cambria single titled “Shoulders” has made its way online. A lyric video for the track is available below, while further details on the band’s release plans for their upcoming tenth studio album have yet to be revealed. This song definitely has some No World For Tomorrow vibes throughout as well as a tinge of Year Of The Black Rainbow. It’s also a nice little change of pace too.
Coheed and Cambria- Shoulders:
The more and more I listen to Coheed and Cambria, I keep finding endless things to love about this band. The musicianship, the concept, the lyrics, etc, it all shows how damn talented this band is. One of the songs that I’ve been stuck on of theirs is, “In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3.” This song is epically huge, a bit proggy but, full of rock. As a title track, it’s pretty spectacular. Live this song is even more powerful. Over the years too, it’s become a live staple. Interestingly too, this was the third single from the album of same name.
Coheed and Cambria- In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3-
Kerrang Magazine in the mid 00’s did a special Iron Maiden exclusive edition. This also saw the magazine ask a bunch of bands to perform certain Maiden songs for a compilation CD. Coheed And Cambria was asked and they picked “The Trooper.” The band has long been fans of Iron Maiden. Their cover is pretty rockin. I did get to see them perform “The Trooper” many years ago at a show and I can tell you it was badass. Iron Maiden are even fans of the band and had them open for them on a more recent tour. Check out this rad cover!
Coheed And Cambria- The Trooper:
Coheed and Cambria is one of those bands that takes a bit of time to get into. There’s so much under the surface to the band, music, and lyrics. One thing though is the musicianship and songwriting in the group is stellar. On the band’s third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness, there is a song called “Welcome Home.” This track is epic and fantastic. The band fought hard to make this the first single from the record and it was well worth it. The guitar solo alone in this song is something awesome and live it’s even better. I really have to acknowledge how talented Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever compliment each other with their playing and as a guitar duo. “Welcome Home” is a perfect example of why Coheed is a very underrated band.
Coheed And Cambria- Welcome Home (Album Version):
Coheed And Cambria- Welcome Home (Live Version):
During this age of quarantine, there is a lot of free time on musicians hands. Some are being very productive with writing new records and experimenting with new things. One of the things I’ve noticed is there is a huge flood of covers being done. A lot of them however are pretty meh and bland but, thankfully there is the people at Two Minutes To Late Night to save the day. Most recently, they conjured up a pretty impressive set of players to cover the Rush song “Anthem.” I’m not a big Rush fan but, this was too damn good not to share. Also if you haven’t seen the Rush documentary (I believe it’s still streaming on Netflix) you should check it out. It’s quite good. Anyways, this cover features Danny Carey of Tool on drums, Bill Kelliher of Mastodon on guitar, Les Claypool of Primus on bass, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In/Mutoid Man on guitar, Jordan Olds (aka Gwarsenio Hall) on guitar and Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria on vocals. What a killer job they did on this. Enjoy!