From provocative and confrontational socio-political opener "2013" to inspirational lullaby-like closer "It's Alright, It's OK," Primal Scream's new album "More Light" takes listeners on a psychedelic pleasure trip across a range of subjects, emotions, and musical styles: garage rock, dream pop, and techno, just to name a few. Well written by vocalist Bobby Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes, the band's first album in five years, featuring guest appearances from Robert Plant and My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, is also their highest-charting in the U.S. thus far, cracking the … Read more
The Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are less than a week away, according to new rumors. Word on the street is that the new phone and next Android update explode onto the scene together on October 15 -- next Tuesday.
That date comes from whispers around the campfire at Google Launchpad, a two week-long event run by the Big G for helping startups to develop their business. However, with no formal press event scheduled on 15th, it could just be the usual idle speculation that flows around every major phone launch.
At the event, developers have been … Read more
If synthpop star Thomas Dolby's assumed stage name is a testament to his appreciation of sound, his new film, "The Invisible Lighthouse" honors his love of light, specifically a twinkling light from his favorite lighthouse on the East Coast of England, which lulled him to sleep, in childhood. But as satellite navigation now renders it obsolete and global warming and beach erosion threaten its very existence, the lighthouse is in danger of closure. In an attempt to stem the tide and save his cherished landmark, Dolby has produced the awareness-raising film "The Invisible Lighthouse" and … Read more
Got a hankering for watching HBO, VH1, or Showtime live from your smartphone or tablet? AT&T has good(ish) news for you. On Monday, the carrier launched over 100 live TV channels as part of its U-Verse app for select iOS and Android devices.
There are a few catches, however. You'll already need to subscribe to a AT&T's U-verse TV package, like U-family, for one. In addition, AT&T said in a statement that 20 channels are accessible while on the go.
It's also available at launch for various iPhones and iPads, … Read more
As guitarist for The Yardbirds, where he riffed with Jimmy Page, and later in The Jeff Beck Group, where he rocked out with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck has been no stranger to superstar collaborations over the last five decades. Today "Rolling Stone"'s pick for the no. five guitarist of all time joins forces with one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century on The Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour. The shows find the seven-time GRAMMY-winning and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, playing on Wilson's Beach Boys … Read more
Apple's Siri might have finally found its true voice.
Susan Bennett, a voice actor from suburban Atlanta, told CNN in an interview published Friday that she's the voice behind Siri. To confirm her claim, CNN worked with an audio forensics expert who claims with 100 percent certainty that the voice of Siri is, in fact, hers.
The story behind Siri's voice starts in 2005, when Bennett was asked to recite words, phrases, and other "nonsensical" things in her home studio.… Read more
When fans of established bands discover that their favorite front man has gone solo, it's generally a moment of extreme trepidation. Many would agree that The Stones, Genesis, and The Police were far greater than Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, and Sting on their own. But then you have artists like Neil Young, Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake, who really matured as artists once they struck out on their own. As much as I adore 311, I also love Nick Hexum's new project, Nick Hexum Quintet, which finds the singer, backed by a stellar group of musicians, including his … Read more
Google Chrome updated on Tuesday with some new features that will make it easier to search on desktops and easier to use on Android.
The stable channel for Chrome on desktops, version 30, now comes with "search by image." Right-click on any image, and you'll see an option to search using the image as the subject of the query. This works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Other changes in desktop Chrome include new Chrome Web apps application programming interfaces (APIs), which will make the Web apps function more like native mobile apps with in-app payments, saving to … Read more
Samsung's line of flagship devices will be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon enough.
According to Android Community, which obtained a copy of French carrier SFR's update cycle, the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 will be getting Android 4.3 in the coming months. The Galaxy S4 will be first up with an update in October. The Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will get the updates in November or December.
Since the 17th Century there have been many different iterations of legendary sexual libertine Don Juan. Today, in 2013, he is Don Jon, a sexually-voracious commitment-phobe, who takes greater pleasure from online porn than from his many conquests. But the "Jersey Shore"-inspired character (well played, written, and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who could teach "The Situation" a thing or ten about laying "9s," puts the one-night stands behind him when he meets a "dime" named Barbara (Scarlett Johansson). But can he do the same with his porn addiction?
"Don Jon&… Read more