by Chris Atticus l Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Music News for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NIN, KoRn, Cage The Elephant and Coldplay.  Listen below: 

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Nine Inch Nails has released the new single "Copy of A," which the band has been playing live at festivals this summer. The song is the second single off their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks, and it's available for free download via Amazon.co.uk. The track will be released in the U.S. on August 13, and Hesitation Marks is due on September 3. In other news, fans should check outVimeo for a glimpse inside NIN's light show for their current tour. The teaser video was put together by Moment Factory, who contributed the visuals to the current NIN festival show. The video explains that the studio "designed and created a wide variety of pre-rendered and real-time content for mobile LED screens." 


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Korn is now streaming its new single, "Never Never," at the band's official Facebook page. The song comes off the group's 11th studio album, The Paradigm Shift, which will be released on October 8th and features the return of guitaristBrian "Head" Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. Singer Jonathan Davis told us that's just one of the reasons why he's so proud of the new record: "I mean, I think this one is like the culmination of all those records that we've done put together. I think it's the best record we've done. Untouchables used to be my favorite, but this one's mine now. You know, it's just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys, and having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him and Munky (guitarist James Shaffer), it really helped."

The new disc follows up 2011's The Path Of Totality, which found Korn collaborating with dubstep artists on every track.

Beginning Tuesday (August 13th), fans will be able to pre-order The Paradigm Shift and purchase "Never Never."

The new disc will be available in standard and deluxe editions, with the deluxe showcasing two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD titled "Reconciliation."


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Cage The Elephant has released "Come A Little Closer," the first single from the band's upcoming third album, Melophobia. The new CD follows up the group's acclaimed second album, Thank You Happy Birthday, and is also due out on October 8th.

Frontman Matt Shultz told Consequence Of Sound about the band's ambitions for the record, saying, "Musically, what we're trying to do is to be super thoughtful but blend that with the playfulness. It became a game to juxtapose and blend those polar opposites. We wanted to see how we can take those odd spectrums and marry them cohesively. It kinda became a game of how you make it work. The goal being to move in any direction so we could keep that in the future."

Cage The Elephant will open for Muse on the U.S. leg of their tour in September.

Listen to Come A Little Closer below: 


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Coldplay will release a new song called "Atlas" as the first single from the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel to last year's blockbuster science fiction adventure The Hunger Games. This marks the first time that the British supergroup has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture. The song is scheduled to be available via iTunes and all digital retailers on August 26th, while the full soundtrack will arrive shortly before the movie opens on November 22nd.

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence said, "I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film. Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world."

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is apparently a fan of the Hunger Games books, a trilogy which also includes the third and final novel, Mockingjay.

The soundtrack for the first Hunger Games film hit Number One on the Billboard Top 200, making it the first soundtrack to top the chart since November 2009.

It was the best-selling soundtrack of 2012, the fastest selling soundtrack ever at iTunes, and was certified gold by the RIAA shortly after its release.

Coldplay has been off the road since completing the touring cycle last year for its 2011 album Mylo Xyloto, with the band reportedly prepping its sixth studio album for release sometime in early 2014.