Monday, November 29, 2010

Quick Notes: ...Trail of Dead, Cage The Elephant, Omar Rodriguez Lopez + More


*“Summer of All Dead Souls” – the first single off …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s new album TAO OF THE DEAD is out today! The track is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com, and ThinkIndie.

Their new album TAO OF THE DEAD is set for release on February 8th on Richter Scale Records/Superball Music. While you eagerly wait for the album, get your copy of “Summer Of All Dead Souls” now!

*Cage The Elephant's Thank You, Happy Birthday (Jive) is featured in SPIN Magazine's "The 27 Winter Albums That Matter Most". The record will be released on January 11th, here's what they had to say...

[SPIN.com] As tempting as it might be to read "Cage the Elephant" and "Thank You, Happy Birthday" together as a sort of absurdist poem, the first phrase is a rock band from Kentucky and the second is the name of a sophomore album that stands to be fateful, as sophomore albums often are. Cage the Elephant's self-titled debut established the group with a strutting sort of funky rock sound, and the follow-up comes with such extra-cocksure stated influences as Pixies, Mudhoney, Butthole Surfers, and '50s surf rock. It also follows some time during which, according to their press release, the band "engaged in indulgences that took them off track and they battled their share of demons and creative doubts." Consider the stage set for a rise or a fall.

*Omar Rodriguez Lopez has released yet another solo album Mantra Hiroshima which can be streamed/purchased HERE. The album features frequent collaborators Zach Hill and Juan Alderete de la Pena, and is definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of Hill or Rodriguez Lopez. Mantra Hiroshima is Rodriguez Lopez's sixth album of 2010, here's hoping that The Mars Volta will be back in '11...



*Red Bellows have posted the third video in their studio series detailing the recording of their debut album...

1 comment:

afd252 said...

Can't wait for Cage's new album in January 2011. Go to their website for more new songs!