Arctic Monkeys Release ‘Cornerstone’ EP

    Arctic Monkeys today released “Cornerstone” and a collection of B-sides from the Josh Homme co-produced Humbug sessions. The Cornerstone EP’s title track is a modern power ballad, featuring a strong vocal performance from Alex Turner, who is on a quest to find a new lover that will let him call her by his ex’s name. It’s a pick-up strategy that has disaster written all over it, but you can’t tell from Turner’s expression in the video. “Catapult” is a nifty track that wouldn’t be out of place on a Last Shadow Puppets album, and “Sketchead” is a pretty good vocal imitation of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith circa 1985. “Fright Lined Dining Room” highlights a heavy beat and an interesting approximation to a heavy metal guitar riff, making it difficult to choose a favorite. [Stereogum]







    “Fright Lined Dining Room”: