Florence + The Machine
Florence And The Machine (stylized as Florence + The Machine) is the name of Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Florence is an art college dropout from Camberwell, London, who grew up listening to the White Stripes and Kate Bush, was discovered singing Motown covers in a nightclub toilet, drunk. Musically Florence and the Machine’s sound is generally referred to as soul-inspired indie rock.
Florence And The Machine’s music has received praise across the British music media, especially from the BBC who have played a large part in their rise to prominence by bringing them into the spotlight as part of BBC Introducing. At the Brit Awards 2009 Florence picked up the Critics Choice Award; a category introduced in 2008 focusing on new talent, voted for by a panel of music industry experts.
In February 2011, Welch stated that she was working on a second album and was expecting to release new music soon. It was also revealed that a recording session will take place in April or June 2011 to record the album. Paul Epworth, the producer of the album, told BBC 6 Music that it “will probably be finished by the end of July” and described the sound as “a little less indie and a little bit more soulful”. The group has also contributed a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” to Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute album tied to Holly’s seventy-fifth birthday year released on 28 June 2011.
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It's rare that we give more than a passing thought to a movie's soundtrack, but The Great Gatsby's soundtrack is so beefy we thought we'd share its track list. We'd already heard that the Jay-Z curated soundtrack would feature Beyoncé and André 3000 covering Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black," but the full list is even crazier. Lana Del Rey's new song "Young and Beautiful" is on the list, a song she worked with the movie's director Baz Luhrmann to write. Jack White's got a cover of U2's "Love is Blindness," Florence + the Machine's "Over the Love" stands out and Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry brings things full circle, covering Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" with Emeli Sandé and Jay-Z's in on the fun with his new song, "$100 Bill." Sure, you'll have to sit through likely duds by will.i.am, and we doubt even Q-Tip can rescue a Fergie track, but other solid artists like The xx are there to keep the consistency pretty high. The Great Gatsby soundtrack is out on May 6th with the movie hitting screens a few days later on the 10th. Check out its new trailer above to get a quick taste of a few new songs. [via Pitchfork]
Undie-clad Australian band runs through 100 charted songs in 30 minutesHere's something worth listening of not watching, because while we're not sure why Aussie band Bareback Titty Squad decided to do it in their underpants, their 30-minute runthrough of Triple J's Hottest 100 Songs of 2012 is a pretty impeccable feat, even if it's pretty clearly been pre-recorded in advance. Watch as they run through Australia's most popular songs at an average 18-seconds per clip, diving into songs like "Thrift Shop," "Born to Die," "Clique" and more, but be warned: gratuitous crotch shots are littered throughout. The clip's YouTube page has individually time-stamped links on its list of songs, so head there to skip around. Otherwise here's the list: 01 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (Ft. Wanz) 02 - Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks 03 - alt - J - Breezeblocks 04 - Flume - Holdin On 05 - Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait 06 - Major Lazer - Get Free (Ft. Amber Coffman) 07 - Tame Impala - Elephant 08 - Frank Ocean - Lost 09.5 - Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (BBTS BACKWARDS EDIT) 09 - Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards 10 - The Rubens - My Gun 11 - Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing (Ft. Florence Welch) 12 - Flume - Sleepless (Ft. Jezzabell Doran) 13 - The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling 14 - Icona Pop - I Love It (Ft. Charli XCX) 15 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love (Ft. Mary Lambert) 16 - Rudimental - Not Giving In (ft. John Newman & Alex Clare) 17 - Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune (Ft. Christine Hoberg) 18 - Hermitude - HyperParadise (Flume Remix) 19 - The xx - Angels 20 - Rudimental - Feel The Love (Ft. John Newman) 21 - Disclosure - Latch (Ft. Sam Smith) 22 - The Temper Trap - Trembling Hands 23 - Ball Park Music - Coming Down 24 - Chet Faker - I'm Into You 25 - Skrillex - Bangarang (Ft. Sirah) 26 - Seth Sentry - Dear Science 27 - Ball Park Music - Surrender 28 - Django Django - Default 29 - Loon Lake - Cherry Lips 30 - Bat For Lashes - Laura 31 - Alpine - Gasoline 32 - Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix) 33 - Parachute Youth - Can't Get Better Than This 34 - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die 35 - 360 - Run Alone 36 - Miike Snow - Paddling Out 37 - Two Door Cinema Club - Sun 38 - Grimes - Oblivion 39 - Alabama Shakes - Hold On 40 - Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine? 41 - British India - I Can Make You Love Me 42 - MS MR - Hurricane 43 - The Lumineers - Ho Hey 44 - Xavier Rudd - Follow The Sun 45 - Chance Waters - Young & Dumb (Ft. Bertie Blackman) 46 - Passion Pit - Take A Walk 47 - Of Monsters And Men - Mountain Sound 48 - San Cisco - Fred Astaire 49 - Thundamentals - Brother (Like A Version) 50 - Asta - My Heart Is On Fire 51 - Birds Of Tokyo - This Fire 52 - The Presets - Ghosts 53 - San Cisco - Wild Things 54 - The Bamboos - I Got Burned (Ft. Tim Rogers) 55 - Knife Party - Internet Friends 56 - Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You 57 - Seth Sentry - Float Away 58 - Mumford & Sons - Babel 59 - Cosmo Jarvis - Love This 60 - Jack White - Love Interruption 61 - Sticky Fingers - Caress Your Soul 62 - Kid Cudi - Just What I Am (Ft. King Chip) 63 - First Aid Kit - Wolf 64 - alt - J - Tessellate 65 - Grimes - Genesis 66 - The Rubens - The Best We Got 67 - Flume - On Top (Ft. T - Shirt) 68 - Avicii - Silhouettes 69 - Matt Corby - Lonely Boy (Like A Version) 70 - The Presets - Promises 71 - Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) 72 - Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats 73 - Ben Folds Five - Draw A Crowd 74 - The Shins - Simple Song 75 - Muse - Madness 76 - Illy - Heard It All 77 - Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got 78 - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Household Goods 79 - The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines 80 - Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (Ft. Earl Sweatshirt) 81 - alt - J - Something Good 82 - Santigold - Disparate Youth 83 - The Jungle Giants - She's A Riot 84 - Hilltop Hoods - Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom 85 - Purity Ring - Fineshrine 86 - Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness 87 - The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech - Chronicles Of A Fallen Love 88 - C2C - Down The Road 89 - Chance Waters - Maybe Tomorrow (Ft. Lilian Blue) 90 - Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone 91 - Allday x C1 - So Good 92 - Lisa Mitchell - Spiritus 93 - Snakadaktal - Dance Bear 94 - The Gaslight Anthem - 45 95 - Last Dinosaurs - Andy 96 - Kanye West, JAY Z & Big Sean - Clique 97 - Jack White - I'm Shakin' 98 - Kimbra - Warrior (Ft. Mark Foster & A - Trak) 99 - M.I.A. - Bad Girls 100 - Everything Everything - Cough Cough