Tuesday, August 31, 2010
*A message from Portugal. The Man...
So we're playing on Sunday (10/10) at the Austin City Limits festival and we're running a contest where you could win two 3-day ACL passes, a seat to watch us from the side of the stage, a signed Gibson Epiphone Hummingbird guitar, breakfast with the band, and a one year subscription to SPIN magazine. Just RSVP that you're "Attending" our Portugal. The Man Facebook Event by Tuesday, August 31st @ 11:59PM CT & you'll automatically be in the running for an epic Grand Prize. Four runners-up will also be invited to have breakfast with the band.
Just a quick recording update - we just arrived in sunny San Diego where we will be working on our new record. Yes, we owe a blog about that but we have been busy and focused and well distracted. Soon, promise. After recording we're out on tour with Primus and then our own headlining tour. Check the dates HERE.
*[punknews.org] Glassjaw has posted a curious live video for their new-ish song, "You Think You're John Fucking Lennon," on their website. The band is playing the song "live" in the clip in the sense of being together and not necessarily in front of a crowd. The song's studio version was initially premiered online by the band in December 2008.
No word on a release yet from the largely dormant act, who last released Worship and Tribute in 2002.
*[punknews.org] In an interesting turn of events, Savannah, GA progressive metal act Baroness will soon release a limited 7" with a cover of the Descendents classic "Bikeage" as the B-side. The A-side will feature "A Horse Called Golgotha," a track from the group's 2009 full-length Blue Record. More information is available here.
*If you live in the UK, click HERE to watch video footage of LaFaro performing "Tupenny Nudger," "The Ballad Of Burnt Dave" and "Chopper Is A Tout" recorded live from the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading festival on Sunday evening. Here's what the BBC had to say about the band...
"From the first show in 2004, it was clear that this band were not going to compromise. They played louder and more viscerally than any of their contemporaries in the bourgeoning Irish music scene and BBC Radio Ulster were raving about them from the very start, naming one of their tunes single of the year two years running. Like Sonic Youth, Mclusky and The Jesus Lizard before them, LaFaro have a raucous and relentless sound. They've played all over the country and have supported a host of big guns already. Trust us, you'll kick yourself if you miss them at Reading and Leeds."
*The Sword have sent out a message entitled "The Far Reaches"... "Do not despair, denizens of the Canadian tundras, Floridian swamps, Arizonan deserts and other nether realms! We have not forsaken you! There will be plenty more touring in 2011. We ask that you please be patient. There are a lot of people in the world who need rocking. We'll get to each of you as soon as we can!"
*A message from UK post-rockers Vessels...
"Hello all, just a quick one to let you know that we have announced a handful of UK shows in November... these gigs will be promoting our next single "Meatman" which will feature the delightful vocals of Stuart Warwick. His new album can be found here.
We've just completed filming of the video to "Meatman" which took place in a variety of locations - including the atrium of the Colombian Embassy in London. See you all soon!"
*Dead Stars were recently featured in the Deli Magazine...
"Brooklyn trio Dead Stars, a constellation of J’s, Jeff (Guitar, Vocals), Jay (Drums), and John (Bass), introduce themselves to the music scene with their full-length release “Break the Tide.” Several tracks - “The Party’s Over,” “What It Is,” and “The Black Swan” - embody influences from noise pop (if that's how you call Dinosaur Jr,) grunge, folk, and psychedelia, while the title track “Break the Tide” breaks into heavy chords before settling into smooth arpeggios relaxing into a familiar reflective rock cadence." - Meijin Bruttomesso
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