Tag: Capitol Records

‘R.E.M. at the BBC’ 9-disc CD/DVD box set — and 2LP vinyl edition — expected this fall

‘R.E.M. at the BBC’ 9-disc CD/DVD box set — and 2LP vinyl edition — expected this fall

Though not officially announced, it appears a major archival project is in the works from R.E.M.: a nine-disc CD/DVD boxed set of BBC recordings that currently is listed for pre-order via Amazon in the U.K., along with a 2LP “best of” set culled from that larger collection. We’ll pass on more details as they emerge.

Stream: Jane’s Addiction, ‘Irresistible Force’ — new single from ‘The Great Escape Artist’

Stream: Jane’s Addiction, ‘Irresistible Force’ — new single from ‘The Great Escape Artist’

Jane’s Addiction this week released the second track from their upcoming album ‘The Great Escape Artist’: the slow-burning ‘Irresistible Force,’ which premiered yesterday on Los Angeles’ KROQ and is available to purchase starting today. You can stream it here.

Video: Jane’s Addiction, ‘End to the Lies’

Video: Jane’s Addiction, ‘End to the Lies’

Last week, Jane’s Addiction debuted the first video from its forthcoming album ‘The Great Escape Artist,’ a somewhat NSFW clip (there’s a naked lady!) for the track ‘End to the Lies’ that was directed by ShadowMachine Films.

Video: Watch 42-minute Jane’s Addiction set from Google I/O conference afterparty

Video: Watch 42-minute Jane’s Addiction set from Google I/O conference afterparty

Last night, Jane’s Addiction plugged in for a 42-minute set at an afterparty for the Google I/O 2011 developers’ conference in San Francisco — an event that the search giant didn’t just see fit to stream live online, but also post to YouTube.

Video: Go behind the scenes with Jane’s Addiction recording ‘End to the Lies’

Video: Go behind the scenes with Jane’s Addiction recording ‘End to the Lies’

Couple weeks ago, Jane’s Addiction dropped the first track off its forthcoming album ‘The Great Escape Artist,’ and now the band has released a behind-the-scenes video of the recording sessions that yielded “End to the Lies.”

Contest: Win free copy of ‘The Very Very Best of Crowded House’ greatest hits CD

Contest: Win free copy of ‘The Very Very Best of Crowded House’ greatest hits CD

Today, Crowded House releases its new greatest-hits collection in the U.S., and to mark the occasion, the generous folks at EMI/Capitol are providing us with a copy of ‘The Very Very Best of Crowded House’ to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

R.E.M.’s ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue: Hear 2 unreleased demos

R.E.M.’s ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue: Hear 2 unreleased demos

With the expanded reissue of R.E.M.’s third album, 1985’s ‘Fables of the Reconstruction,’ now just two weeks away, the folks at Capitol/I.R.S. are starting to give fans a taste of some of the 14 previously unreleased demos that will make up the second disc of the set.

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Word emerged this spring — via bandleader Colin Meloy’s Twitter feed — that R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck would be contributing to The Decemberists’ upcoming sixth album — and we’ve now got photographic evidence, thanks to a series of snapshots posted on R.E.M.’s official site today.