My Morning Jacket‘s multi-instrumentalist/jack-of-all-trades Carl Broemel has released a new single from his forthcoming solo LP called 4th of July. The track, called “Snowflake”, is an acoustic track that Broemel told SPIN “…is partially influenced by the interesting but questionable book ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’, where a scientist flash-freezes water drops while participants think happy or sad thoughts. Positive thoughts made beautiful snowflakes and negative thoughts made messy ugly shapes.”The track “Snowflake” is currently available for stream on SoundCloud. Other album tracks that are available for streaming include “In The Dark” (on SoundCloud) and “Sleepy Lagoon” (on Spotify). All three tracks are available as instant-downloads if you pre-order the album on iTunes.Listen to “Snowflake” below!
It’s that time of year again. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has confirmed it is set to announce its class of 2017 nominees for induction into the Hall this week. The list of nominees will include newly eligible acts such as Pearl Jam, Aphex Twin, Tupac Shakur, and Alanis Morissette, among others, and other eligible acts like Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Tom Petty (solo), Soundgarden, Chic, The Meters, De La Soul, Sting (solo), Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, and many more.The announcement is expected to come this Tuesday, October 18th at 8am. As is standard operating procedure, a select group of artists, music historians, journalists, critics, and industry members will place their votes on the ballots, which will determine the top five vote-getters, who will then be selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[via Cleveland.com] read more