I was impressed to learn that Alexander Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, is responsible for the gorgeous score for All is Lost. J.C. Chandor directs Robert Redford in the lost-at-sea drama, due out on DVD on February 11th.
Rarely have I been so excited to see a singer go solo. Brody Dalle, former frontwoman of The Distillers and Spinnerette, will release her debut solo album, Diploid Love, on April 29th. The first single, “Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy,” isn’t as punk as Brody’s history, but it’s still got a very strong rock sound and features backing vocals by Garbage’s Shirley Manson and Warpaint’s Emily Kowal. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
I was excited to learn that GEMS had covered “Don’t Cry,” then disappointed when I found it wasn’t a cover of the Guns ‘N’ Roses song. Instead, GEMS puts their sultry, electro-pop twist on Seal’s “Don’t Cry.” Which is also a good song, just not quite as exciting as GNR. The cover is featured on GEMS’ Medusa EP and you can download a free, legal mp3 of it by signing up for their email list.