Thursday, September 9, 2010
*[theprp.com] Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has revealed that his score for the upcoming film “The Social Network” will be released through his The Null Corporation label in partnership with Sony’s Madison Gate Records. Further details on the effort are expected next week.
*A message from Violent Soho...
"G'day Australia, we're doing a run of shows in rural NSW and VIC this coming Nov/Dec with our good mates, Children Collide. Here's where we'll be playing:
25th Nov @ Gee Whiz (Blush) in Gosford, NSW.
28th Nov @ The Maram in Canberra, ACT.
1st Dec @ Area Hotel in Griffith, NSW.
2nd Dec @ Roi Bar in Albury, NSW.
3rd Dec @ Yahoo Bar in Shepparton, VIC.
4th Dec @ Saloon Bar in Traralgon, VIC.
So good times ahead then. Hope to see you there. We'll have more shows in Australia over this Summer as well. Stay tuned for more dates to be announced. We'll also be playing Pyramid Rock Festival over New Years. The line up is ridiculously good for this one. Check it out HERE! Party on."
*Retribution Gospel Choir will be hitting the road in the Midwest in a few weeks - hope you can make a gig.
9/22 -Fargo - Aquarium
9/23 -Minneapolis -Triple Rock
9/24 -Milwaukee - Cactus Club
9/25 -Grand Rapids - Louie's
9/27 -St Louis - Luminary Center
9/28 -Kansas Cty- Riot Room
9/29 -Omaha - Waiting Room
9/30 -Des Moines - Vaudeville Mews
10/1 -Chicago- Hideout
And be sure to become a fan on the Facebook page for the latest RGC updates!
*[FMQB.com] Singer William DuVall says that he expects Alice In Chains to record another album, following the success of last year's comeback record Black Gives Way To Blue. "It would be fairly safe to say that you don't come this far and do all this work just to stop for another 15 years," DuVall told Billboard. He says AIC have not officially started writing new tunes but "there's plenty of riffs flying around." Alice In Chains will hit the road later this month alongside Deftones and Mastodon for the "BlackDiamondSkye" tour.
*[pitchfork.com] On September 4 in Tromsø, Norway, Band of Horses delighted a couple of amorous Norwegians by performing at their wedding. Band of Horses played an acoustic version of their venue-appropriate "Marry Song". Watch a video of the performance below, via Twenty Four Bit.
Apparently, the husband, Njål, proposed to the wife, Elin, at an Oslo BoH show, and the band happened to be in town the day of the nuptials and said "what the hell," according to the video's YouTube description. As far as indie rock wedding stunts go, the ante has officially been upped:
*[pitchfork.com] Next month, O.G. indie label Matador Records celebrates its 21st birthday with a three-day Las Vegas blowout that the folks behind the label have dubbed their Lost Weekend. In addition to the festival, Matador announced today that it will celebrate its birthday with a massive six-CD box set called Matador at 21, which chronicles the entire history of the label.
Matador at 21 includes five CDs of remastered tracks from throughout the label's history, and one that consists of live recordings from the label's 1999 10th anniversary shows in New York. That means previously unreleased live tracks from Pavement, Cat Power, Mogwai, and Bardo Pond. Along with the music, the set includes an 85-page book that documents the label's history, and 36 custom Matador poker chips. They're really running with this Vegas thing! All this comes in a foil-stamped, linen-bound box.
Over at the Matablog, you can find photos of the box, as well as the tracklist [also featuring Sonic Youth, Silkworm, Chavez + more]. It's worth noting that the Matador folks didn't just include tracks from all the historically important bands in their catalog. So alongside Pavement and Liz Phair and Belle and Sebastian and Guided By Voices, you'll find Dustdevils and Unsane and 18th Dye and Arsonists and other stuff that you might've completely forgotten about.
*[pitchfork.com] Things that Crystal Castles and No Age have in common: they're both duos, and they both make music that's poppy while also being noisy and punk as fuck. One of these acts remixing the other is kind of a chocolate-and-peanut-butter situation, and thus No Age's remix of CC's "Baptism", from their BNM'd self-titled effort released earlier this year, makes a whole lot of sense. The dudes in No Age turn the synth rolls of "Baptism" into static drone soup, keeping Alice Glass' shrieking vocals intact. Get droney with it HERE.
*The Prids have posted a video for their current single "Break". The song comes from their sophomore album Chronosynclastic, now available.
*Sons Of Albion have announced today that they are putting out a new single - "Blackened Heart". It will get it's first play on TotalRock radio today at 3:30pm GMT! Plus you can download it for FREE from their website SonsOfAlbion.com until October 2nd. You are also welcome to send the link to as many of your friends as you think might like it.
For those unfamiliar, Sons of Albion feature Logan Plant on vocals, and yes, he is the son of some other singer named Robert.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:04 AM