Anonymous, the hacker group that you probably have heard of by now is doing something different to cause a disruption. Anon is trying to disrupt the music business, in a similar fashion as Napster or Limewire did as it’s predecessors, however not exactly in the same way making sure not to break any copyright sharing laws, which they need to be very careful of. Anon is building what they call Anontune, which will be a social music aggregation and discovery service.
It’s taken a while, but Ben from Mumford & Sons has told Xfm they’re getting there with their second album.
“We’re nearing completion. We’re really excited about sharing it with everyone” he explained to Xfm’s Mary Anne Hobbs.
“We didn’t so much get stuck, as wanted to get it perfect. We had high standards - which we had for Sigh No More and which we will have, hopefully, for the next record that comes after this one,” he went on.
“It will come out as soon as its done and dusted, we’re not going to be delaying it any further.”
Today’s the day that Communion Records (which was started by Mumford And Sons’ Ben Lovett, along with Kevin Jones, and producer Ian Grimble) releases its new compilation album New Faces in the UK. The release, which includes tracks from the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Gotye, Ben Howard and James Vincent McMorrow, is now available to stream on NME.com via the link above.
A launch party for New Faces, featuring sets from Matt Corby, Joe Banfi and Dan Croll, will be held at London’s Shepherds Bar on April 26th.
The full album tracklisting is:
Michael Kiwanuka - ‘Tell Me A Tale’
Julia Stone - ‘Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say’
Joe Banfi - ‘Olive Green’
Gabriel And The Hounds - ‘What Good Would That Do?’
Daughter - ‘Love’
3 Blind Wolves - ‘Emily Rose’
Ben Howard - ‘Three Tree Town’
Keaton Henson - ‘To Your Health’
Lucy Rose - ‘Middle of the Bed’
Matt Corby - ‘Kings and Queens, Beggars And Thieves’
Boy and Bear - ‘Milk and Sticks’
Jocie Adams - ‘Bed Of Notions’
Dan Croll - ‘Marion’
The Apache Relay - ‘American Nomad’ (Communion version)
James Vincent McMorrow - ‘Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Low’
David McCaffery - ‘Stars’
Nathaniel Rateliff - ‘Just For Me But I Thought Of You’
Will Nott - ‘Won’t Go Back’
Bear’s Den - ‘Pompeii’
Gotye - ‘Bronte’
Click here or above to listen to the album on NME.com, and pick up your copy today!