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New Chili Peppers Music

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to release their first album since 2011 and today we get our first taste of the new title track with the official debut of the catchy new single “The Getaway” which is provided in the Youtube audio clip below.

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A New Direction for Candlebox

In 1993 Candlebox grabbed the world by the balls and proclaimed they were the new bad asses on the block. It isn’t every day you can find an album that you can listen to from beginning to end without skipping over a single song, but Candlebox made that happen.


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Check Out New Foals


New Video From Foals Out Today

2013 was the breakthrough year for UK Indie rockers Foals, with their breakthrough hit “My Number” and the release of their third full-length album Holy Fire.

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Check Out the New Single From Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius Releases Stockholm

Atlas Genius Release New Song, “Stockholm” in advance of their second album.

The Australian Alt-rockers who exploded on the scene two years ago with their addictive hits “Trojans” and “If So” are about to release their second full-length release Inanimate Objects on August 31st. In the meantime, they’ve gifted us with this free preview of their next single “Stockholm.”
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Big Week For A Brilliant Lie


A Brilliant Lie Prepare for New Album Release

They’re one of the most exciting rock bands in Orlando and as July kicks off, this talented band is pretty damn busy.

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After a whirlwind recording session this Spring, they recently released the track listing for their forthcoming EP Threads: Cutter, which will be a three part series rolling out over the next year. They’ll spotlight the new music at House of Blues this weekend, and they provided the first peek at their new music with a preview on YouTube.

Let’s start with the Album Release show details. A Brilliant Lie will headline this month’s Orlando Rocks at the Downtown Disney HOB, with a show that you can see for a paltry five bucks through this link (Or Free with the promo code “Brilliant”): LiveNation – Orlando Rocks. The band was also recently offering their fans free tix via email at tickets@abrilliantlie.com, which may still be a possibility if you do not have a LiveNation account.

For those of you not familiar with A Brilliant Lie, this fivesome delivers guitar-driven rock fronted by charismatic lead singer Tara Lightfoot. They are a blast on stage and always deliver an entertaining set. On Saturday, they’ll also be joined by the engaging pop-punk of Hero’s Fate.  (They are also a blast on social media and I highly recommend following them for guaranteed chuckles and some damn good rock)

The first single from Threads is a gritty rocker that shows the band pushing themselves in an edgier direction. It’s good stuff, and a track that highlights Lightwood’s voice as never before. Check out “Circles For Sewing” below.

The EP, Cutter, is the first of a trio that we will see released over the next year. It can be pre-ordered here: www.abrilliantlie.com , or picked up at the event on Saturday night, or for you old school  iTunes fans, purchased on-line on the 17th.

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Threads Cutter Tracklist:
1. Always at Odds
2. Pieces
3. Circles for Sewing
4. Drive til Morning
5. Bittered Bones

Of Monsters And Men Premiere New Music

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm

Of Monsters And Men “Crystals” Video Premiere

RARAsFarm favorites, Of Monsters And Men debut their new video one month before releasing their much anticipated Sophomore release.

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Our favorite Icelandic rockers, Of monsters And Men have just released their brand new video for “Crystals,” the lead single off of their soon to be released album Beneath The Skin.

Check out the stunningly creative video which was shot in their homeland of Iceland by Arni & Kinski. It’s the perfect accompaniment to another breathtaking release from this deftly talented band. The band offered “Working with Icelandic directors and an Icelandic crew was a new and enjoyable thing for us. Being able to communicate in Icelandic made this a relaxed experience. Now it’s time to share the video with the world and we hope people like it!”

We’ve been anticipating the release of Beneath The Skin, their second full-length album for three years… since the release of their hugely successful debut release My Head Is An Animal, an exquisite rock album that ended up on our Top 5 Albums list for 2012 (See the list here). The new offering will be available in the US on June 9th, but pre=orders are available now.

You can pre-order Beneath The Skin here:

Beneath The Skin Track Listing:
Wolves Without Teeth
Slow Life
Black Water
Thousand Eyes
I Of The Storm
We Sink
Included on Deluxe:
Winter Sound
Black Water (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear Remix)
I Of The Storm (Alex Somers Remix)

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New Music from Florence And The Machine



Ship To Wreck – Florence + The Machine

We get another peek into the new album from Florence And The Machine, as “Ship To Wreck” was released yesterday.

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The new song is definitely cut from a different cloth than the first single, “What Kind of Man,” but is another effervescent rocker spotlighting Florence’s captivating vocals that’s sure to become a hit.

The album which can be pre-ordered below is still a few months away. The video for Ship to Wreck will debut next week. In the interim, check out the audio of the song right here:

On the track Florence explains: “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear it down, enjoy/destroy, create/devastate etc. When you’re in that whirlwind, you often end up breaking the thing you love the most”.

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Tracklisting for How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Ship To Wreck
What Kind Of Man
How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Queen Of Peace
Various Storms & Saints
Long & Lost
Third Eye
St Jude

The Maine’s John O’Callaghan Interview

John O’Callaghan Interview with RARA’s Farm



John O’Callaghan Discusses American Candy

We chat with the frontman from The Maine about their exciting new album release, American Candy – out this week.

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As the release of American Candy, the fifth studio album from The Maine, quickly approaches, I had the opportunity to chat with front man John O’Callaghan. It was my first interaction with the talented singer, and he was instantly friendly and engaging. We started off chatting about how my daughter, Kerri discovered his band and introduced their music to me. I noted how unusual it was for her to be the one discovering the new music I was listening to, and O’Callaghan shared how he had a similar relationship with his father. Then we jumped into the new album.

Cretin: It seems that with each release from The Maine, we find an album that’s moving in a different direction from its predecessor? Based on the first two singles, it seems that American Candy is more of a pop-infused record than Forever Halloween. Was there a concerted effort to do that?

John O’Callaghan: It’s more around what the band is going through at that specific time, and what we are feeling. Forever Halloween may have exposed a more somber side, and it was really more of an introspective album. For this album, I had experienced a summer where I met a lot of people and created new friendships and as a result I was carrying myself with more positivity. It’s important to write songs from a more tangible place.

Cretin: What did you think about the finished product?
John O’Callaghan: This album has more of a pop sensibility. Our producer, Colby Wedgeworth embraced the approach that we took, on how we could disguise these pop songs as something different.I think that gave the album more meaning and purpose.

Cretin: So, you didn’t purposely alter your approach to develop a different sound on American Candy?

John O’Callaghan: People can see through music when you’re not sincere. We wanted something from a tangible point in our lives. We did try something different on this album, though. We brought our equipment out to Joshua Tree, California where we rented a house for 30 days to record it.

Cretin: Cool, and you worked with Colby Wedgeworth previously?

John O’Callaghan: He produced Pioneer, our first record off of Warner Brothers. It was a crazy time where we recorded it. We knew his work, and knew he’d go out to California with us. Colby is like us, he’s a young cat, very hungry. He’s not just making a record for a paycheck. It was really a no brainer.

Cretin: It’s been about two years since Forever Halloween, and 18 months since Imaginary Numbers. Have you been accumulating songs since then, or is it more of a concentrated compressed activity?

John O’Callaghan: On the last album, we went into the studio with 26 songs, which we whittled down to the thirteen that ended up on the album.

Cretin: 26 songs: That’s aggressive.

John O’Callaghan: It was too much. On this release, we wanted to make a more concise album. I brought in about eighty pieces on demos, which we whittled down easily. In Pre-production, we narrowed it down to twelve songs. Then when we got in the studio, Pat laid down the drum tracks for all twelve. We eliminated two after the drums were complete. That gave us four weeks to record the ten remaining songs.

Cretin: What’s the process for creating the songs? Did you all come into the session with idea? Do you typically all collaborate?

John O’Callaghan: I usually bring in the demos and then we work off of them as a group. If we just go into a room and jam we don’t make much progress. We’re all too scatter-brained.

Cretin: How about the order and placement of the songs, is that important to the band?

John O’Callaghan: It is really important to us. We’re making an album not just a group of single songs. Arranging the track listing for American Candy actually fell together easily. Before we left Joshua Tree, we spent a night and each of us took the tracks and put together our individual listings. When we were done, we compared them and went with the consensus.

Cretin: That’s refreshing to hear, there are so many artists these days who have abandoned the album concept.

John O’Callaghan: I’m a fan of albums, and we wanted to create an album where the songs fit together. You’ll hear that some stuff flows and fades nicely from one song to another… It’s cool to see the resurgence of vinyl. Pre-orders for this album on vinyl sold out the first time around, and we had to go to a second pressing.

Cretin: So speaking of old school rock, tell me about the reference to the band X and their song “Los Angeles” in “Miles Away?” (Grab the song now on iTunes: Miles Away

John O’Callaghan: The whole song is about a trip I took right before I started writing the album. I went to San Francisco to the Outside Lands festival. I was excited to see Tom Petty, and I hung out with friends, a little debauchery, and even played a little music. While I was there my friend introduced me to The X, and that album became one of my favorites.

Cretin: Do you have a favorite song on American Candy, or one with a bit more personal meaning?

John O’Callaghan: It might sound cliché, but the whole thing means quite a bit to me. That might change when we start to play them live, and after we see how the fans and our friends react after hearing the album.

Cretin: Can you tell us a little bit about the 24 hour event on March 31st, release day? Should your fans plan on being on line all day?

John O’Callaghan: It’s a fun way to give back to the fans. To let the passionate fans experience the excitement of releasing an album, and to feel like they’re a part of it. It’s tough staying awake 24 hours, though. We just did it for a video shoot and I’m still recovering, so I wouldn’t suggest it.

Cretin: Any final thoughts as we are readying for the release?

John O’Callaghan: Things are awesome for us now, and I want to thank everyone who has preordered this album, basically on a whim, after only hearing the two singles.

Cretin: To close, you’re heading out on a US headlining tour, with support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors – When does it start? Will you hit Florida?

John O’Callaghan: It starts in about a week, and the nice thing is that The American Candy tour starts right here in Arizona, about a 15 minute drive from home. It’s a six week tour, where we hit Florida near the end. (You can get all of the details at Wearethemaine.net, but here are the Florida dates:)

5/14 Freebird Live, Jacksonville
5/15 State Theatre, St. Petersburg
5/16 The Beacham, Orlando – Tickets
(with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and The Technicolors)

Take a peek at the first single – “English Girls”
Miles Away – American Candy

1. Miles Away
2. Same Suit, Different Tie
3. My Hair
4. English Girls
5. 24 Floors
6. Diet Soda Society
7. Am I Pretty
8. (Un)Lost
9. American Candy
10. Another Night On Mars

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