Monday, September 27, 2010
*[FMQB.com] Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says the band is unsure what they will do next in the process of recording their next album. While bassist Colin Greenwood recently blogged that the band "finished another group of songs" but Selway told the Canadian Press the band will regroup soon and "take stock" of the new tunes, but could possibly "throw it all out." Selway said, "Maybe we need to go back to the drawing board. It's all up in the air at the moment."
*[FMQB.com] As previously reported, Weezer announced the first nights of The Memories Tour, where the band will play their debut "Blue Album" one night and sophomore album Pinkerton the next. The first dates are November 26-27 in Los Angeles and November 29-30 in San Francisco. Now Weezer has added a few more shows in Boston for December 14-15, and dates for New York City shows are forthcoming.
*[pitchfork.com] In the weeks before Pavement hit the stage on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night, the show staged an online contest, with the winner getting to join Pavement on guitar on the show. During the performance, contest winner Steve Goss looked very, very serious. Otherwise, it's a spirited and sloppy take on the Brighten the Corners oldie "Stereo". And we learn one of the added benefits to having Pavement appear on late-night talk shows: Tight-frame close-ups on Bob Nastanovich's crazy eyes. Watch the video below.
UPDATED: Pavement and Goss also did "Unfair" together on the show proper, and that's available HERE!!
*[pitchfork.com] Hoo boy, we got a weird one here. "See the Leaves", a pounding psych-rock jam from the Flaming Lips' Pitchfork-beloved Embryonic album, now has a video. It follows the adventures of a blindfolded naked girl who stomps around and shoots yellow rays out of her vajayjay. At the end, some stuff catches on fire. Seriously, that's pretty much it. Even with the boobs sort of blurred out, you're not going to want to fire this one up at the office.
Watch the video below or at Pitchfork.tv. And while you're at it, check out Blastula, the Lips' short film about the making of Embryonic, for one week only on Pitchfork.tv.
*New York prog rockers Jolly have announced the official release dates of their second album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part I). It will be coming out in Europe on February 28th, 2011 and in the US on March 8th, 2011. The album is being released by InsideOut Music/Century Media Records.
Also, they have recently redesigned their website and added a forum, so you should become a member right now to fill any voids in your life.
*A message from Extra Happy Ghost...
Below is a link to some details on the 7" Split that we did with Lab Coast (it comes out in a couple of days), as well as a couple of free downloads. Our portion of the record consists of 2 songs: 'Mechanical 111', an older blown out fuzzy pop number that didn't make it on last years release, and a newer number titled '1990's Brain Damage' that we finished off in the Spring. It was nice to use this 7" format to release these songs, as 'Mechanical 111' may not have otherwise seen the light of day, and '1990's Brain Damage' showcases a little bit of what we've been up to since 'BeachBoys' came out last summer - both are just a couple of little pop songs. Many wonderful thanks to Saved by Radio for releasing this, and to the amazing Lab Coast for being our Side A. Follow the link for a FREE DOWNLOAD HERE! [ed note: The song is really awesome, so please do yourself a favor and check it out. Then after complete satisfaction, tell some friends!]
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:19 AM