It’s getting close to summertime and that can only mean one thing…Side Projects!
Wait, summertime doesn’t mean side projects? Well, you’re going to get some anyway, so get ready, ’cause they’re coming.
Now who doesn’t love Bloc Party? People who don’t like to have fun, that’s who! I mean, seriously, party is right there in the name. They’ve got that addictive dance punk beat going for them and an amazing vocalist by the name of Kele Okereke, who just so happens to be releasing a solo album this summer. Kele ditches the punk and ups the dance quotient with some crazy, glitchy techno beats in his new single, Tenderoni.
(This also seems to be the same direction Kelis went with her new album (not a side project!), which I’ve listened to already and totally recommend you pick up when it comes out.)
I’ve also got news of a side project from another one of my all-time favorite artists, Trent Reznor, otherwise known as the man behind Nine Inch Nails. This time he’s working under the name How To Destroy Angels with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig on vocals. The song’s called The Space In Between and the EP is out this summer.