The Black Keys by John Peets

Album Review: The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)

The Black Keys might be the only recession-proof thing Akron, Ohio has produced in recent decades. Even as the former rubber capitol—at one point in its history home to four… Read more


Album Review: Tom Petty – Kiss My Amps (Reprise)

If you were fortunate enough to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on their recent Mojo tour, you know just how cool this record truly is. Tom Petty and second… Read more

Boddier Recording Company

Boddie Recording Company and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony on Society of Sound

Possibly the strangest pairing on Society of Sound in a long time, this month’s albums feature rare archival recordings from the Boddie Recording Company and one of the most famous… Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus speaker at Sound Session event

Lou Reed and Metallica discuss their new collaboration at Bowers & Wilkins event

Lou Reed and Metallica discuss their new collaborative album, Lulu, at an invite-only Bowers & Wilkins Sound Session. Sound Sessions are regular events which offer fans access to VIP-only listening… Read more

Recording Peter Gabriel's New Blood at AIR studios. Photography: York Tillyer

Video: Peter Gabriel records Red Rain at AIR studios

Peter Gabriel and his New Blood orchestra recording Red Rain at AIR studios. You can read an interview with Dickie Chappell, Peter Gabriel’s engineer here. Read more

Composer conductor Eric Whitacre, in rehearsal and concert at Union Chapel, Islington, London

TED: Eric Whitacre – A virtual choir, 2000 strong

In this very moving video for TED, composer and internet pioneer Eric Whitacre explains how he brought together a virtual choir to perform one of his pieces using Youtube. Eric… Read more


Guy Garvey and Peter Gabriel in conversation

Peter Gabriel has made an exlusive version of his New Blood album available to Society of Sound members. Continuing on from the orchestration of his previous album, Scratch My Back,… Read more

Peter Gabriel New Blood album artwork

Peter Gabriel exclusive album for Society of Sound members

Available in three stunning high-quality digital formats including 16-bit ALAC (compatible with iTunes) and 24-bit FLAC, Half Blood has been created by Peter Gabriel specifically for Society of Sound members.… Read more


Boddie Recording Company – possibly the finest boxset in the world?

From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any… Read more