Amazon’s offering a special yuletide gift to Prime Members:
Indie For The Holidays is an alternative holiday album featuring 27 tracks from artists such as Lisa Loeb, Matisyahu, Reverend Horton Heat, Rogue Wave and more.
The album is currently free for Prime Members to stream or add to their music libraries, currently has an average review rating of 4.5/5 stars.
David Bowie’s new album ‘Blackstar’ is available for pre-order. Prime Members can stream the first single “Blackstar” in Prime Music. The single is also available for purchase, and the full album is scheduled for release on 1/8/16.
This single, and the accompanying short film, marks a return to Bowie in high art, esoteric form. From Rolling Stone:
For David Bowie, space remains the place in the haunting, psychedelic short film for the musician’s new song, “★” (previously titled “Blackstar”), the title track from his upcoming LP.
The intricate, expansive song opens with a melange of glitchy synths, jazzy, untethered drums and Bowie singing in an eerily processed voice, “On the day of execution, on the day of execution, lonely women kneel and smile.” The clip follows a woman with a tail who approaches a stranded astronaut and lifts the visor of his helmet to reveal a skull covered in jewels.
The “★” clip was directed by Johan Renck, who also helmed The Last Panthers, the Sky Atlantic drama series that inspired Bowie to pen the track.