Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Masters of Reality Premiere "Dreamtime Stomp" to Revolver

[revolvermag.com] In our never-ending quest to give you the best music available, we present the Revolver Bootleg series. Throughout each month, we’ll post cool, new, and often-exclusive tracks right here for you to hear before anyone else.

This installment is “Dreamtime Stomp,” off hard rockers Masters of Reality’s forthcoming Pine/Cross Dover (Cool Green), out October 12. Frontman Chris Goss fills us in on the song.

What’s this song about?

CHRIS GOSS: The end of this physical world, and the surreal symptoms of realizing it.

Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?

The chorus, “‘Goodnight, Dreamtime, Transform.” The chords of that section all share one continuous note. Heard them in my head during a studio session about six years ago and had to run to a guitar to figure them out. The lyrics were a send off to someone I loved very dearly but became applicable to loss and transformation on a universal scale, a subject I believe is on many minds these days.

Was this an easy song to write or record?

Three sides to this answer. First, joy, the beauty of the original chords. Second, sadness, the loss to endure creating the lyric. Third, joy again, the acceptance of change and a damn good rock and roll song.”

What was your approach on this album?

It’s always the same by always being different. I think most true artists begin with a planned vision, but then the vision takes control and the artist follows its plan. That pretty much holds true for every Masters of Reality album.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?

I think it strikes a strange mood in the listener. Which is probably its intent as far as vibe goes. To help acknowledge alienation amongst the knowing. That said, it’s a boogie, and that’s supposed to be a therapeutic romp. An outgrowth of African chants. Anyway, to answer your question, a few people have singled that out as a song on the album that they loved.


Jane's Addiction "Live Voodoo" Now Available + Video

In 2009, Jane’s Addiction spooked up a musical celebration on Halloween Night at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. On August 31, Eagle Rock will capture their one-of-a-kind concert experience on their first ever live DVD and Blu-ray: Live Voodoo.

Live Voodoo features the original Jane’s Addiction line-up – guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins, and enigmatic frontman Perry Farrell - enjoying a glorious reunification. They carry the crowd through 13 cuts, predominantly culled from their first two albums. The band stirs up some voodoo of their own, buoyed by the mesmerizing magic of Farrell’s unmatched stage presence, and Navarro’s hyper-charged and heavy riffage. Roused to a riotous climax, the stage is invaded by a singing, dancing and costumed mass of fans in pure punk rock fashion. In addition to the New Orleans show, the DVD and Blu-ray feature bonus footage from LA gigs in 2008, a photo gallery, and a featurette from NME.

Conquering the hard rock world in the late eighties / early nineties, Jane’s Addiction created a landscape that many alternative rock bands would follow, such as Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine. Formed after a meeting of the minds between Farrell and Avery, the band started a buzz in LA after the addition of Navarro and Perkins. In 2010, with over 7 million albums sold in the US alone, Jane’s Addiction is still regarded as a pop culture tour-de-force. Live Voodoo brings their supreme and inimitable live experience home.

Track Listing:
1.) Up The Beach
2.) Mountain Song
3.) Ain’t No Right
4.) Three Days
5.) Whores
6.) Then She Did…
7.) Been Caught Stealing
8.) Ocean Size
9.) Ted, Just Admit It
10.) Summertime Rolls
11.) Stop!
12.) Jane Says
13.) Chip Away

Bonus Tracks:
1.) 1% (Los Angeles, 2008)
2.) Ocean Size (La Cita, Los Angeles – 10/23/08)

Watch New "Blood Into Wine" Clip From Upcoming DVD Release

[press release] With the arrival of Blood Into Wine, the documentary Filmcritic.com described as a "rock 'n roll version of Sideways," on DVD and Blu-Ray imminent (Sept. 7) the producers are sharing a new clip from the film which can be seen below.

Blood Into Wine opened in theaters on Feb. 19 and has since played in over 100 cities worldwide earning numerous critical accolades from a wide range of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Village Voice. The documentary focuses on Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan and vineyard partner Eric Glomski as they bring attention to the new winemaking region of Northern Arizona amidst industry prejudices, celebrity misconceptions and an unforgiving mother nature. An untraditional documentary, the film also features comedians Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker, Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk. Milla Jovovich, who has worked with Keenan as part of Puscifer, makes a guest appearance.

The film's directors, Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke, who were previously best known for their award-winning film Moog met Keenan while filming The Heart Is A Drum Machine in 2008. The pair had casually discussed Keenan's winemaking endeavors at the time of the meeting and were intrigued by the prospect of exploring the notoriously private singer's newest undertaking. After many months of coaxing, the pair were able to convince Keenan and Glomski to do this film and allow their cameras to shadow them as they went through a full winemaking cycle. Since that time, Page, Pomerenke once again worked with Keenan on the forthcoming feature film Queens of Country, which stars Lizzy Caplan (True Blood, Mean Girls) and Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers). Queens of Country is currently being edited with a 2011 release date planned.

A handful of DVD release parties are scheduled over the next week:

Boston - Sept. 7 - Parris Nightclub
Las Vegas - Sept. 6 & 7 - ZIA Records (free, information here)
New York City - Sept. 7 - Highline Ballroom
Washington DC - Sept. 2 - Arlington Drafthouse

Sound Into Blood Into Wine will be released simultaneously and features music from Keenan's multimedia project, Puscifer. For further information, including the official movie trailer please visit: www.bloodintowine.com.

Baroness 7" Details + Australian Tour Update

[bravewords.com] BARONESS has announced a handful of exclusive off-date headline performances as part of their upcoming Australian tour with METALLICA. These select headlining dates will be in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne on the off-dates from the sold-out Metallica tour. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can found below.

Baroness, who are currently rounding out their US tour alongside DEFTONES, have recently released the limited edition, one-time pressing 'A Horse Called Golgotha' 7”. Side A of the 7” is Blue Record track 'A Horse Called Golgotha' and side B is a previously unreleased cover of the DESCENDENTS classic 'Bikeage'. The 7” is available on black, red, and pink vinyl and can be purchased now at this location.

Baroness will perform next week as part of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, WA as well as Musicfest NW in Portland, OR. The band is touring in support of their new album, Blue Record. The release can be streamed in its entirety online now at this location.

Baroness tour dates:

August (with Deftones)
31 - Louisville, KY - Expo 5

September (with Deftones)
1 - Richmond, VA - The National
2 - Norfolk, VA - Norva Theatre
3 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore

6 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival (with BOB DYLAN, NEKO CASE, more)
9 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW (with THE DECEMBERISTS, SLEEP, SCOTT KELLY, more)

October (with Metallica, Lamb Of God, unless noted)
13 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
14 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
16 - Brisbane, Australia - BrisbaneEntertainmentCenter
17 - Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo (Baroness only)
18 - Brisbane, Australia - BrisbaneEntertainmentCenter
19 - Brisbane, Australia - BrisbaneEntertainmentCenter
22 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome
23 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome

November (with Metallica, Lamb Of God, unless noted)
10 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
11 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
12 - Sydney, Australia - The Annandale (Baroness only)
13 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
15 - Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
16 - Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
18 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
19 - Melbourne, Australia - Gershwin Room (Baroness only)
20 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
21 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena

Band of Horses Announce More Touring

[pitchfork.com] Judging by their touring schedule, Band of Horses' brand of soaring, fuzzed-out Americana plays as well overseas as it does at home. At the moment, they are wrapping up a European tour, and they'll return to North America next month for another run of shows. And early next year, it's right back out to Europe for another tour. We've got all their dates below.

09-01 Aarhus, Denmark - Vox Hall
09-03 Stavanger, Norway - Ratt og Rade Festival
09-04 Tromso, Norway - Dognvillfestivalen
09-16 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theater
09-23 Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
09-24 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater *
09-25 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater *
09-27 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
09-28 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
09-29 Denver, CO - Fillmore *
10-01 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom $^
10-02 Milwaukee, WI - Farm Aid at Miller Park
10-04 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues $^
10-05 Columbus, OH - LC Amphitheater !@
10-06 Louisville, KY - Brown Theater $^
10-10 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-12 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom %$
10-13 St. Louis, MO - Pageant %$
10-14 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater %$
10-16 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre %
10-17 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room %
10-19 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater %
10-21 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus %!
10-22 Detroit, MI - Fillmore %!
10-28 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium !
10-29 Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center !
10-30 Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theater !@
01-26 Newcastle, England - Academy
01-27 Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
01-28 Birmingham, England - Academy 1
01-30 Bristol, England - Academy
01-31 Leeds, England - Academy 1
02-01 Manchester, England - Academy 1
02-03 London, England - Brixton Academy
02-13 Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
02-15 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
02-16 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
02-17 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
02-19 Copenhagen, Denmark - Tap 1
02-21 Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
02-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

* with Admiral Radley, Darker My Love
% with the Besnard Lakes
$ with Brad
^ with Blake Mills
! with Jenny and Johnny
@ with Bryan Cates

Crippled Black Phoenix Release New Album "I, Vigilante"!!!

Crippled Black Phoenix have officially released their third masterpiece of an album I, Vigilante. Here's what the band had to say about it...

"At last, the new release of I, Vigilante is now available as a Digi-pack CD, LP and super limited white vinyl LP (get your orders in quick!) and download.

Please buy from these places :

Physical product -

Invada Records
Cargo Records

Download -

Bandcamp (Direct from CBP)

<a href="http://crippledblackphoenix.bandcamp.com/album/i-vigilante">Troublemaker by Crippled Black Phoenix</a>

CBP will be out on the road again in late October for a few selected dates, look out for more confirmed shows and more news. Cheers."

So far the band has two German dates scheduled...

Oct 22 2010 Cafe Glocksee Hannover, GERMANY
Oct 23 2010 Colos-saal Aschaffenburg, GERMANY

Tera Melos' "Patagonian Rats" Reviewed on AbsolutePunk

[absolutepunk.net] Juggling technicality and accessibility is an art. When you think about it, music is a true division of art and entertainment. On one end (if you're in it for the right reasons) you're looking to be creative with it. Of course, you're also looking to have some fun with it and be entertaining. We've all seen both extremes of the spectrum. There are the elitists, and there are the Broadway performances. For me, I enjoy a nice compromise.

Without bringing out the old "pop" argument, Tera Melos' new full length Patagonian Rats is a bit more accessible than previous releases and contains some brilliant choruses. Do any of their chops suffer because of a few catchy riffs and lyrical lines? The answer is an emphatic no. The only thing their progression has done is encapsulate the idea that you can be creative and technical but still enrapture your audience without reaching too far "outside the box."

The first four tracks are prime examples. From the bright "Kelly" to the beautiful blend of the band's single "The Skin Surf," to the personal favorite "Aped," it makes you want to throw yourself into the blistering Sun while reading up for your Trigonometry III final. "In Citrus Heights" and the first half of "Party With Gina" are this season's flu that you want to catch and have take over your body. The songs are a brightly infectious timbre worth being bedridden.

Where Patagonian Rats may fall apart is in their closing sequence. It begins with the tail end of "Party With Gina," and then shifts to the feedback funhouse jam session of "Another Surf" and the fireworks display of "Westham United." While there is nothing wrong with how these songs are executed, it will take the listener for a Zappa-meets-Omar Rodriguez-Lopez spin that's a bit different from the rest of the record. If this kind of deviation is your thing, you'll absolutely love it. For others, it may just be too much noise for too long.

It's funny that so many older fans were taken away by the release of "Frozen Zoo," a track that seemed like a perfect throwback to '80s no-wave. If anything, the track is a mid-album rest from the party going on at the beach house at the end of the summer. In the end, after repeat listens, there's something new to enjoy with every return to Patagonian Rats. Some will deem it noise. Some will be turned away by the band's A.D.D. tendencies in timing and structure. To me, it's a headcase of sheer joy and excitement. Just as I'm beginning to grow sick of the heat, Patagonian Rats helps me feel refreshed again during this sweltering season.

<a href="http://teramelos.bandcamp.com/album/patagonian-rats">So Occult by Tera Melos</a>

Township Featured on Noise Creep

[noisecreep.com] "There's so much that needs to be done or that's been lost," Township guitarist/frontman Marc Pinansky told Noisecreep, speaking in terms of rock in today's age. The Boston quartet have prided themselves on sticking to their love of classic rock -- no matter the fact that it's not exactly the most popular music to play.

"I do think a lot of the swagger and soul is missing from rock," Pinansky said. "There always seems to be those classic rock revivals that give these bands that come out a push, but I think they are far too aggressive or far too much like a gimmick or a joke."

Township are for real, and they've got the hometown fan base to prove it. Forgoing the typical angst most rock bands dwell on, Township pull influence from Aerosmith as much as the James Gang -- this breed of rock wants a crowd to move.

"When it works, it's a really nice way to bring guys and girls together. It's something you can dance to and really get the blood moving," the frontman smiled through the phone. "It gets you feeling kinda sexy. Otherwise it just feels like it's geared way too much toward testosterone."

The band first took an early form when Pinansky was traveling with his previous band, where he met drummer Greg Beadle. The two found musical interest right away, and they went into the studio working on some songs at the behest of a producer. However, Township wouldn't fully develop until Pinansky's band broke up and Beadle moved to Boston after the demise of the Cancer Conspiracy.

"We both needed it. We needed the rebound from our previous relationships," he laughed. To most Beadle's involvement in Township is confusing as The Cancer Conspiracy were a post-hybrid band in nature, this is all left field from that. "I knew [Greg Beadle] more on a personal level than a musical level, though I had heard his records. If I went through his music library it would make more sense for him to be in a band like Township."

Despite leaning to the rock music past, Township have been able to open for varied bands like indie rockers the Fiery Furnaces and the stoned-out Priestess. Their eclectic songwriting has opened the door to play for crowds not normally searching for a band like this. "At the center of it all, we are a band that is out to entertain and have a good time, and that translates."

Pinansky added, "We just want to play for as many people as possible. We're definitely fearless in that department. It's gotta be pretty far removed for us to turn it down."

One opportunity the band couldn't pass up was opening for the iconic Bad Company. "I feel really good about the band in general, that we were able to be in that position and able to put on a great show for our fans and Bad Company -- who we are essentially their students."

And So I Watch You From Afar Post Pukkelpop Video

And So I Watch You From Afar filmed their trip to the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, check it out below. For those in the US, don't forget they will be touring the states in September/October. This is not a band you want to miss!! Dates are below...

Sep 25 2010 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Sep 26 2010 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Sep 28 2010 Harper's Ferry Allston, MA
Sep 29 2010 jerky's Providence, RI
Sep 30 2010 Santos Party House New York, NY
Oct 1 2010 Lily's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs) New Haven, CT
Oct 2 2010 Sneaky Dee’s Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Oct 4 2010 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Oct 5 2010 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 6 2010 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Oct 7 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Oct 8 2010 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Oct 9 2010 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10 2010 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 12 2010 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
Oct 13 2010 The Basement Ogden, UT
Oct 15 2010 El Corazon Seattle, wa
Oct 16 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Oct 18 2010 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Oct 19 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Oct 20 2010 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Oct 22 2010 The Casbah San Diego, CA.
Oct 23 2010 The Underground Mesa, Arizona
Oct 25 2010 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Oct 26 2010 Emo's Alternative Lounge Austin, TX

<a href="http://explodinginsound.bandcamp.com/track/and-so-i-watch-you-from-afar-a-little-bit-of-solidarity-goes-a-long-way">And So I Watch You From Afar - A Little Bit of Solidarity Goes a Long Way by Exploding In Sound presents...</a>

Black Sleep of Kali Featured in Denver Post + FREE MP3

[blogs.denverpost.com] It’s Tuesday again and time for another edition of Steal This Track, your weekly dose of free music downloads from some of Colorado’s top artists.

This week, we bring you a brand new track from Denver doom metalheads Black Sleep of Kali. Be warned. This week’s tunes might just blow your speakers!

Black Sleep of Kali — which takes its name from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” — has wielded its stoner and doom metal hammer since guitarist and frontman Taylor Williams moved to Denver from Salt Lake City two years ago.

The outfit’s origins echo the oldest story in rock ‘n’ roll — aspiring rocker places a classified ad, weeds through flakes, forms band — but from those humble beginnings the quartet of Williams, guitarist Patrick Alberts (who replaced original second guitarist Morgan Carpenter after the band’s debut EP), bassist Austin Michel and drummer Gordon Koch has evolved beyond those roots into a metallic force to be reckoned with.

Our Slow Decay,” Black Sleep of Kali’s first full-length record, just released on Small Stone Recordings, combines the bass-heavy riffs of doom metal with a surprising sense of melody and hooks. The result is a record that is far more accessible — and far less soul-sappingly despondent — than most in the genre. Engineer Andy Paterson places Williams’s powerful vocals front and center, giving the album’s most radio-friendly songs an approachability that just might appeal to fans of Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures. Your first taste is free with “Cries of the Crow,” right HERE (right click, save as).

Stream it HERE.

If you dig what you’re hearing, make sure to catch Black Sleep of Kali on Thursday night at the Marquis Theater. Also on the bill are Louisville, Ken. act Coliseum and Denver doom favorites Kingdom of Magic.

Hold Your Horse Is Offer New Newsletter

A message from Hold Your Horse Is...

Sorry for the closeness of this mail out to the last one, it is just a time of big news for us... also there are quite a few new names on the old mailing list that need to be made in the know! We will go back to writing to you rarely after all this excitement has passed...

1. ‘Rammin’ It Home’ EP out now.
2. Massive Tour! (including some ch-ch-changes).
3. Help us!


On the 23rd August our first release in 11 months, came out. We reckon it’s our best one yet and we reckon you should hear it and go buy a copy! Nice things were written about it in Rocksound, Artrocker, The 405 and a load of rad websites, all of which you can see HERE and if you have Spotify you can even stream it and listen to it proper and make up your own mind! The artwork is all handmade and was painted by a mighty friend by the name of Kaz Buckland who plays in a great musical outfit named ‘FOE’ and another one called ‘Sly & the Family Drone’. It is going to be limited to 250 physical copies and we would really love it if you go and order a copy as we want you to appreciate all the hard work and care that has gone into making them! Quite a few have already gone on pre-order so don’t be too casual!

*EP on CD + Limited Edition T-Shirt HERE

If your all high-tech and prefer downloads the tracks are also available from iTunes, Emusic and Amazon MP3 store!

P.S. Much love and gratitude to all of those who have ordered a copy already, hopefully they have reached you/will reach you very shortly, we apologize on the behalf of BSM for any delays!


Come see on these dates with Shoes and Socks Off below! Many of them are free entry and there are links where you can buy advanced tickets to a few of them at the bottom, the rest you will just have to pay for on the door!

*PLEASE NOTE* Venue changes: Nantwich instead of Crewe and Scarborough instead of Barrow.

1st Sep - MANCHESTER retro bar
2nd Sep - NANTWICH white horse *FREE ENTRY*
3rd Sep - BIRMINGHAM flapper
4th Sep - NOTTINGHAM chameleon
5th Sep - DERBY vines bar
7th Sep - LONDON old blue last *FREE ENTRY*
8th Sep - YORK stereo
9th Sep - SCARBOROUGH new tavern *FREE ENTRY*
10th Sep - EDINBURGH henry's cellar bar
11th Sep - GLASGOW 13th note
12th Sep - ABERDEEN cellar 35
13th Sep - LEEDS royal park cellars
15th Sep - LEICESTER firebug
16th Sep - IPSWICH the swan
17th Sep - NORWICH marquee
18th Sep - PORTSMOUTH southsea fest (BSM/Alcopop Stage)
19th Sep - SOUTHAMPTON hamptons *FREE ENTRY*
21st Sep - CARDIFF buffalo bar
22nd Sep - NEWPORT meze lounge *FREE ENTRY*
23rd Sep - BRISTOL mothers ruin *FREE ENTRY*
24th Sep - PLYMOUTH skiving scholar
25th Sep - BARNSTAPLE riverfront
26th Sep - GLOUCESTER underground festival (Music Glue Stage)
28th Sep - KINGSTON fighting cocks
29th Sep - BRIGHTON pav tav
30th Sep - OXFORD the cellar
1st Oct - CANTERBURY caseys *FREE ENTRY*
2nd Oct - ALDERSHOT west end centre

BIRMINGHAM TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/88865
YORK TICKETS: http://tiny.cc/m89lu
LEICESTER TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89970
SOUTHSEA FEST TICKETS: http://tiny.cc/m1pk5
ALDERSHOT TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/88629



Like any small band, we can’t afford a massive PR campaign or Radio Plugging and all those nice little things that let people out there know that you exist and force your music down their throats! What we rely on is word of mouth, people like you telling your friends about us, sending them our mp3s and dragging them along to our gigs. We aren’t chatting about some sort of lame street team thing here, we’re just saying it would be rad if you could get someone into our music who perhaps hadn’t heard of us/checked us out before, because at the end of the day, the more people who get into it, the easier it is for us to keep playing shows and making records! (Unless you secretly think we are shit and want us to split up and stop bothering you with these damn annoying mail outs plugging our records and shows!)

The people who do this already and the people who’s favours and generosity we rely on to get by, know who they and we are eternally grateful of them!

Quick Notes: Cave In, Tame Impala, Tangents

*Cave In have dusted off an old video of the band performing "Come Into Your Own" back in 2003 at The Quartz Festival. The track comes from the incredible Tides of Tomorrow EP, and the video/sound quality is great, check it out...

*[NME.com] Tame Impala have announced a trio of UK shows later this year. The Australian band are to set to follow their recent appearances at the Reading And Leeds Festivals with dates in October. They will play:

Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham 3 (October 26)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (27)
London Heaven (28)

*AOL Radio today features "The Pieces Fall," the first single from Boston-based rock duo TANGENTS as part of their free weekly "Download Tuesday" series. The song comes from the band's forthcoming debut album, One Little Light Year, set for nationwide release on October 26. To download the song visit HERE!!

The Flaming Lips/Dinosaur Jr. Perform Complete Albums For ATP Concert

[PRESS RELEASE] We're very excited to be able to present one of the greatest albums of the last 20 years live in it's entirety next July at London's stunning Alexandra Palace. On the 1st July 2011 The Flaming Lips will perform their seminal classic The Soft Bulletin as part of ATP Concerts Don't Look Back season. On the album's release in 1999 it was hailed by critics as 'The Pet Sounds of the 90s', receiving adulation from fans and writers alike, topping many year end charts and spawning two classic singles ('Waiting For A Superman', 'Race For The Prize') and going on to influence countless bands. In 2003 Pitchfork placed the album as the third best album of the 1990s alongside Radiohead's OK Computer and My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.

For this special show they will be joined by two other stunning acts; Dinosaur Jr will perform their 1988 classic Bug; the third album with their original line-up, it included the instant alt-rock classic 'Freak Scene'. Finally San Francisco's Deerhoof, one of the most acclaimed live acts around (fans include Radiohead, Beck and Blur all of whom they have been personally invited to support), will perform their 2004 album and fan favourite Milk Man to complete the line-up.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 3rd September at 10am priced at £40 via www.atpfestival.com / www.seetickets.com / www.stargreen.co.uk

Quick Notes: Portugal. The Man, Glassjaw, Baroness + More

*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

Built To Spill Announce Extensive US Tour

[filtermagazine.com] Idaho's Built To Spill is preparing to take off for a pretty extensive US tour this September.

Kicking things off in Salt Lake City, the group will circle pretty much the entire country, with multiple shows in a few states. Built To Spill fans will have more than enough opportunities to catch these indie-rockers. Their latest album, There Is No Enemy, is out now.

17 The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
18 Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
19 The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
20 Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA
21 The High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
22 High Dive - Champaign, IL
23 The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
24 Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
25 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
28 The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
29 Pearl Street - Northampton, MA
30 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

1 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
2 The Met Cafe - Pawtucket, RI
3 Higher Ground - So. Burlington, VT
7 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
8 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
9 The National - Richmond, VA
10 Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
11 Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
12 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
13 Free Bird Cafe - Jacksonville, FL
14 The Social - Orlando, FL
15 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
16 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
17 The Venue - Gainesville, FL
19 The Moon - Tallahassee, FL
20 Howlin Wolf - New Orleans, LA
21 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
22 Emo’s - Austin, TX
23 Emo’s - Austin, TX
24 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
25 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
26 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
27 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
28 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

11 Ashland Armory - Ashland, OR
12 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
13 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
15 The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
17 Wilma Theater - Missoula, MT
18 Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
19 The Showbox - Seattle, WA
20 The Showbox - Seattle, WA

Junius Concert Reviewed in San Francisco Weekly

[blogs.sfweekly.com] I can't remember the last time I described anything as "mighty," but I also can't remember the last time anyone or anything earned it the way Junius does. The band is heavy-handed in the best way, from the pummeling drums to the industrial-strength guitar crunch all the way up to the Robert-Smith-as-a-zombie croon, to say nothing of the apocalyptico-prophetic sensibility. (Its latest album is called The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist.) Junius plays loud, of course, but no louder than, say, Boris; it's more that its sound is taut and austere and powerfully dense.

Calling Junius a metal band makes a lot of sense in light of the above, and last night's starkly lit, banter-free performance at the Bottom of the Hill wouldn't go very far to contradict that description -- the bearish, barefoot drummer; the singer with black hoodie in upright and locked position; the nigh-on-crabcore guitar lunges--but somehow that term feels incomplete. Calling Junius an emo band wouldn't do anyone any favors, meanwhile, but there's an emphasis on melody in its arrangements, plus this sort of epic frailty at the core of its thundering catharses, that makes you want to hug it out a little bit afterwards.

As if to split the difference with all possible equanimity, Junius began its set with a few cuts from Martyrdom before moving to the more delicately nuanced songs from its Blood Is Bright and Forcing Out The Silence EPs, released together as Junius in 2007. Predictably enough, some of the embroidery was amplified to oblivion -- the usually piercing "Hiding Knives" came off disappointingly monochromatic -- but the rumbling might of rhythm-intensive numbers like "Centurion," well, made right.

Constants Announce Limited Edition Vinyl, Remix Contest, + Release Shows

[PRESS RELEASE] Constants, the Boston-based shoegaze/indie-metal band will be releasing their new album, If Tomorrow The War through Science of Silence Records on September 7. The vinyl will be limited to a run of 250 (125 Black/125 Translucent Red) with alternative artwork to its European counterpart.

The exclusive, hand-numbered packaging comes from Interrobang Letterpress (who was responsible for the Isis Oceanic Remixes Vinyl Box Set) and features alternative album art by M. Repasch Nieves. Make sure to pre-order your vinyl now before it's too late. For those without a record player, If Tomorrow The War will be available digitally through iTunes and AmazonMP3.

The album was produced by Jesu/Godflesh mastermind Justin K. Broadrick, and features guest appearances from Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid, Sights & Sounds) and Mike Hill (Tombs).

With all the excitement of the upcoming release, the band has created a fan remix contest. Fans are being asked to visit www.iftomorrowthewar.com where they can download raw tracks, make their own remixes and submit them back to the band. Once all remixes are submitted, the band will pick their favorite(s) to be included on a forthcoming EP/Remix album (more remix artists will be announced soon).

Make sure to check out Constants when they play a town near you! The band just announced three album release show in October, dates below.

10.14 - Boston, MA Great Scott w/ Lymbyc System
10.15 - New York, NY Cake Shop w/ Rosetta
10.16 - Philadelphia, PA TBA w/ Rosetta

Black Mountain's "Wilderness Heart" Reviewed on No Ripcord

[noripcord.com] I guess there’s a time for prayer or meditation and then there’s a time for pure instinct. While I wouldn’t say that Wilderness Heart, the latest album from neo-psych jammers, Black Mountain, is devoid of any cerebral components, it’s tightly wound and built for ignition, psych riffs or musical digressions be damned. As Black Mountain storms through songs like Old Fangs and Let Spirits Ride, an album like Wilderness Heart seems necessary in today’s independent landscape when the airwaves prove rotten and indie labels mostly cultivate lo-fi, noise pop and little else. And, though our elders remain honored for their contributions to rock n’ roll through the best of this generation’s music, even the fuzzy excitement of heated garage and chilled wave mania is becoming a little monotonous.

Bands like Black Mountain seem very rare, ably and willingly carrying on those wayward sons still in love with arena swagger and hit-making persuasion. Queens of the Stone Age aided in filling that void for a while, celebrating avant-garde manipulations of the 70s rock paradigm, but with Black Mountain the Sabbath-inspired edge gleams so brightly it’s blinding, at least this time around.

Songs like Wucan from their 2008 release, In The Future, are noticeably in absentia, and though Wolfmother, J. Mascis’ Sweet Apple and an abundance of other bands sprouted by Tee Pee, Ripple Music and even Southern Lord to some extent retread and reinterpret our 70s forefathers, Wilderness Heart is probably the best new utilization of the Iommi/Page/Lynott grab bag you’ll hear because, to put it simply, it’s going to appeal to men AND women. Cross-gender appeal is what’s made QOTSA a success, their music catchy enough to win the public, sexy enough to moisten a pair of panties or two and esoteric enough to satisfy the geeks. Like QOTSA’s Rated R or Songs For The Deaf, Black Mountain has made an album we can all agree upon using the very music that punk rock vetoed, post-punk buried, hair metal lampooned and grunge condescended publicly.

Now, “accessible” is synonymous with “middle-of-the-road” in many cases, but with Wilderness Heart there’s enough thought and promise in singer/guitarist Stephen McBean’s songwriting to generate, at the very least, acceptability by any critical measure. In a perfect world, the Boston-flavored Old Fangs and the hyper-driven Let Spirits Ride would constitute flawless FM fodder. Amber Webber sings like some wonderful rock siren whose been kept quiet way too long and there’s just so much energy to embrace and enjoy you more or less dispense with any questions over “lack of originality” or “derivation.” Who cares? Sure, it’s derivative. An argument over Black Mountain’s credibility would be worth having if McBean’s interpretative use of classic rock’s best lessons lined Wilderness Heart like the stream of piss that won Ozzy exile from the Alamo.

But, McBean exudes enough charisma to call this music his own. With The Hair Song, he begins the album with folk-ish pleasantry, introducing a satisfying smattering of progression before hitting the arena with Old Fangs. The poetically narrative Radiant Hearts has an abundance of grace and movement, McBean and Webber coupled in song while its wallowing and ghostly background seeps into your subconscious with audible fluidity. Radiant Hearts was in my head for days, its hook memorable and plausibly impassioned.

Rollercoaster trudges thick with Sabbath-tar riffs before Let Spirits Ride awakens in driven frenzy. This is the liveliest the album gets, though the persistent bounce of the album’s title track evokes something on the level of Sabbath’s Hole In The Sky and bolsters just as much blues-borne vigor.

And though the “instinct” portion of the album’s title relishes in being as straight forward and unapologetically direct as rock n’ roll can be, the slow and acoustic Buried By The Sea and mid-range The Way To Gone provide the album somewhat of a softening agent. In no way is the album’s intensity diluted, but its “heart” becomes more apparent, especially once the balladeered The Space Of Your Mind and synthesized swells of Sadie close the album out. You can sort of visualize a sea of Bics and Zippos floating on a black canvas, an expanse of anonymous and invisible bodies underneath, their faces masked by shadow though mildly glazed by the shimmer of their glowing tributes.

31 August, 2010 - 04:40 — Sean Caldwell

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rekords Rekords Moves to Ipecac; Releases Set For QOTSA, Alain Johannes, + Mini Mansions

[theprp.com] It would appear that the partnership between Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme’s label Rekords Rekords‘ and Dangerbird Records didn’t make it off the ground. Instead a new affiliation with Ipecac Recordings has been announced with the following press release available:

“LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 — Joshua Homme’s Rekords Rekords, through a partnership with Ipecac Recordings, will release three albums this fall: Alain JohannesSpark (Oct. 5), Mini Mansions self-titled debut (Nov. 2) and a reissue of Queens of The Stone Age’s self-titled debut with three additional songs (Nov. 26).

An artist-driven label, Rekords Rekords‘ newly formed affiliation with Ipecac Recordings actually dates back to 2003 when Homme’s ongoing Desert Sessions series released an installment on Ipecac, re-connecting Homme with longtime friends and Ipecac co-owners Mike Patton and Greg Werckman.

“Reports on the death of the record label have been greatly exaggerated,” said Werckman. “Record labels like Rekords Rekords and artists like Joshua Homme continue to wage an assault on mediocrity and complacency in the music industry. We, at Ipecac, are stoked to work side by side with unique talents like Alain, Mini Mansions and el jefe Homme. Keep art in the artists hands.”

Rekords Rekords releases slated for 2010:

*Alain Johannes Spark (Oct. 5) – Johannes, co-founder of Eleven and collaborator with Queens of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan and Spinnerette, penned this heartfelt album in dedication to his late wife and Eleven partner Natasha Shneider. Spark showcases Johannes‘ impressive musical dexterity moving seamlessly from coveted rock guitarist to soulful songwriter. “Alain’s record is the total embodiment of what the label stands for,” explains Homme. “The war against endorsing mediocrity and the uncensored attempt to take a leap off the musical cliff. Spark is a stunning examination of figuring out what you do when someone’s gone, and it’s utterly breathtaking.”

*Mini Mansions Mini Mansions (Nov. 2) – The Los Angeles based trio of Michael Shuman (Queens of The Stone Age), Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford have spent the past eighteen months touring with a number of bands including The Dead Weather, Autolux, Them Crooked Vultures and Grizzly Bear, have released a limited edition EP and collectible 7″ all while writing and recording their full-length debut. Recorded at Homme’s Pink Duck Studios (and with Homme lending a hand on mixing several songs), The LA Weekly described the band’s first single (“Monk“) as “a mercurial slice of vintage-sounding psych-pop.” The Seattle Weekly said of the band, “Mini Mansions is the side project of Queens of The Stone Age bassist Michael Schuman, and as far as offshoots go, it ranks up there with Jack White’s The Dead Weather.”

*Queens of The Stone Age Queens of The Stone Age (Nov. 26) – A highly sought after, out of print album, the debut release from Queens of The Stone Age has been recreated by Homme as it was initially envisioned, with three tracks that were initially cut from the record reinstated. Queens of The Stone Age will be reissued on Black Friday as a 180 gram double-gatefold, colored vinyl release packaged with a CD version. The straight CD release arrives in-stores on Dec. 7.“

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sargent House Records Offering Incredible Sale for September

[sargenthouse.tumblr.com] Rodriguez Lopez Productions and Sargent House presents the Pick any 4 Vinyl for only $40 and or 4 CDs for only $20 includes some great new and old titles. This will only be through September and while supplies last. Support our album/vinyl making habit. It does the karma good.

Click HERE for links to hear the albums in full before you buy.


El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Solar Gambling
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Xenophanes
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group - Los Suenos De Un Higado
Russian Circles - Station
Red Sparowes - Aphorisms
Red Fang - Red Fang
Good Old War - Only Way To Be Alone
Bygones - By-
Fang Island - Fang Island


El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Xenophanes
Bygones - By-
Zechs Marquise - Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare
Cast Spells - Bright Works And Baton
Native - Wrestling Moves
RX Bandits - Mandala
RX Bandits - And The Battle Begun
Lisa Papineau - Red Trees
Love You Moon - Waxwane
Maps & Atlases - You And Me And The Mountain
Days Away - Earcandy For the Headphone Trippers
Daughters - Live From CBGBs
Tera Melos - Drugs/Complex
Tera Melos - Untitled

and be nice, tell a friend.

A Storm of Light Announce Fall US/Europe Tour

Brooklyn kings of atmospheric doom, A STORM OF LIGHT, are gearing up for a short stint of U.S. tour dates next week that include performances with experimental metal/noise exhibitionists Today Is The Day and reunited stoner metallers Sleep before heading to Europe for a month's worth of shows in October. Said guitarist/vocalist John Graham of the upcoming shows: "The next couple of months are going to be a lot of fun for us. We're lucky enough to share the stage with the legendary Sleep, brutalists Today Is the Day, and then embark on our fourth European tour. Awesome!"

A STORM OF LIGHT U.S./Euro Tour Dates 2010

08/31/10 32st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Today Is the Day
09/01/10 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Today Is the Day
09/03/10 Santos Party House - New York, NY w/ Today Is the Day
09/04/10 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Today Is the Day
09/07/10 Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sleep
09/08/10 Brooklyn Masonic Temple - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sleep, Lichens
10/01/10 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
10/02/10 Whelans - Dublin, Ireland w/ Stand Up Guy
10/03/10 The Spring And Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland w/ Stand Up Guy
10/04/10 Captain’s Rest - Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/10 The Croft - Bristol, UK
10/06/10 The Underworld - London, UK w/ Sedula, Sons Of Alpha Centauri
10/07/10 Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
10/08/10 Simplon - Groningen, Netherlands
10/09/10 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
10/10/10 Juha West Matinee Show - Stuttgart, Germany
10/12/10 Rhiz - Vienna, Austria
10/13/10 Kset - Zagreb, Croatia
10/14/10 Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
10/16/10 Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland
10/17/10 Powiekszenie - Warsaw, Poland
10/20/10 Nabaklab - Riga, Latvia
10/21/10 Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
10/23/10 Garage - Oslo, Norway
10/24/10 Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden
10/25/10 Loppen - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/26/10 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
10/27/10 Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
10/28/10 Spazio - Turin, Italy
10/29/10 Urban - Perugia, Italy
10/30/10 Init Club - Rome, Italy

A STORM OF LIGHT -- guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Josh Graham (Neurosis visuals, Blood And Time, Battle Of Mice), bassist/vocalist Domenic Seita (formerly of Tombs and Asea) and guitarist/keyboardist Joel Hamilton (Book Of Knots, Battle Of Mice) -- released their second full-length, entitled Forgive Us Our Trespasses via Neurot last October.

Fang Island Map out Dates with Coheed & Cambria

[altpress.com] Coheed And Cambria are continuing to tour the US this fall with a brand new slew of dates, some of which include support from Fang Island. Tour dates...

12 Oct 2010 The Venue at Playmaker's w/ Fang Island: Fargo, ND
14 Oct 2010 Babcock Theatre w/ Fang Island Billings, MT
15 Oct 2010 Knitting Factory w/ Fang Island: Boise, ID
18 Oct 2010 Commodore Ballroom w/ Fang Island: Vancouver, BC, CANADA
20 Oct 2010 Edmonton Events Centre w/ Fang Island Edmonton, AB, CANADA
21 Oct 2010 University of Calgary - MacEwan Hall w/ Fang Island: Calgary, AB
23 Oct 2010 Odeon Events Centre w/ Fang Island: Saskatoon, SK
24 Oct 2010 Garrick Centre w/ Fang Island: Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
25 Oct 2010 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium w/ Fang Island: Thunder Bay, ON
27 Oct 2010 Music Hall w/ Fang Island London, ON, CANADA
28 Oct 2010 Wentworth Room w/ Fang Island Hamilton, ON
29 Oct 2010 Elements w/ Fang Island Kitchener, ON

<a href="http://digital.fangisland.com/album/fang-island">Dreams Of Dreams by Fang Island</a>

Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea Reflect on Tour

[smalltownamericarecords.blogspot.com] Fresh from touring their new EP, Andy from Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea reports in:

Drove for a thousand miles and screamed at three floors in the north and three ceilings in the south. Played old and new and unpracticed songs, some well and some badly.

Let's keep it interesting.

Amateurs were really good, I hope they carry on playing and recording lots. They're not scared of a hook or two. I watched them getting better every night which was no mean feat.

Our own new songs took shape on stage and are taking shape on my computer screen, keep your ear to the ground. It's a dangerous game to take too seriously.

Here are some things that I found out:

There's a surprise rush hour at 2pm on Fridays around London.
Once you run a car battery completely flat it never charges again.
As adults we are far better inventors of childish ball games than we ever were as children.
Nitkowski are the last band you'd want to follow on a line up.
Ginger beer and rum is a really good drink.

Thanks to everyone.

Tera Melos Add Member For Live Shows

Tera Melos are only a few weeks away from releasing Patagonian Rats, an album we here at Exploding In Sound are championing as one of the best releases of the year. If you don't want to wait for the physical (in stores September 7th), the wonderful folks in Tera Melos and Sargent House Records have made the album available to download/stream over at the band's bandcamp page. Go ahead, give it a listen, see for yourself, and you can thank the band later. A message from Tera Melos...

"Now that you’ve listened to Patagonian Rats a hundred times, you may have noticed that it’s densely layered with goodie bits. There’s lots of skronky blip sounds, electro snare rolls and melodies hidden all over the place. We thought it’d be fun to recreate as much of the record as we could live. So our friend Evan will be touring with us, helping to provide the pieces that make up PR. Tera Melos as a four piece!? (GASP). We met Evan on the very first night of our very first tour ever- some show in San Jose where a girl punker, wearing pirate stockings, got shanked in the belly. If you squint your eyes he could almost be related to Jeff. Check out Evan’s band, Worker Bee.

The songs sound awesome as a 4 piece. We’re real excited for everyone to hear them. We’ll also be opening the TM vault and playing a few songs that have never been played live. Rad. Here’s an early 4 piece rehearsal of “FROZEN ZOO,” thanks terroreyes!"

Tera Melos "Frozen Zoo" from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hermano Post Update

In a message from Hermano's Myspace page, the band fills us in on what they're up to...

"Attenzione, attenzione... friends, family and fans of Hermano! There is good news from the States - Hermano has officially started writing for the next album. Writing is taking place in each of the guys home studios… Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, California… with planned writing/rehearsal sessions taking place in Kentucky at the Atwood Lounge (Dave’s house) this Winter and next Spring. Now… let’s not rush a good thing – it may take most of 2011 to write and track and master the rock of more Hermano, so stayed tuned for recording announcements etc. In case you haven’t heard… the guys have all been busy between Hermano albums with personal projects… here’s the scoop:

*Garcia Plays Kyuss
Unless you live in a cave you already should know about this. John has been enjoying playing some shows for the fans of Kyuss singing some massive Kyuss tracks at various festivals and events. John’s also working on his solo album and tracking demos in California, while enjoying his life with his family on the side of a mountain. The rumor is that next year he’ll be touring with... oh well, it’s just a rumor, never mind.

*Dandy Brown and Country Mark

Dandy and good friend Country Mark have fine-tuned their dessert project with a full-band. They are writing and playing around Joshua Tree… enjoying every moment! Dandy’s teaching gig is underway with 180+ students this year…

*Mike Callahan Conquers The Acoustic

Mike has been spotted at several shows in the Akron area playing acoustic and having a blast. He rocks with or without an amp… and has been working on his house with his lovely wife and riding his motorcycle through the streets of Ohio.

*Chris Leathers… well, is just badass

Chris has been enjoying the Georgia summer and relaxing with his family while working his rump off with his new business. Chris recently performed a rare Supafuzz jam with Dave in Louisville, Kentucky.

*Dave Enters The Asylum

Dave has stepped back up to the mic with fellow Supafuzz alumni Jason Groves (bass) to create Asylum On The Hill. The bands debut record, “Passage To The Puzzle Factory“ comes out this October on Suburban Records (Europe) and Mines Bigger Than Yours (US). The massive 18 tracks will blow your mind. An expected European tour is underway. Buy the record… and get the skinny at www.asylumonthehill.com. Dave has also been working his rump off at work and loving hanging out with his kick ass wife, kids and dog.

Life is good for the Hermanos. We hope you are all well and can’t wait to see you again soon. Cheers!!"

Dead Meadow Reunite With Original Drummer For Shows

[thesodashop.wordpress.com] Los Angeles, CA-modern psych sorcerers, Dead Meadow have announced that original drummer Mark Laughlin will join the band for two U.S. reunion shows this October as well as a headline run of Australia. The U.S. shows (October 3rd, Echoplex in Los Angeles and October 5th, Great American Music Hall in San Francisco) will mark Lauglin’s first appearance with the band since 2002. The Trio of Laughlin, Jason Simon (guitar/vocals) and Steven Kille (bass) originally formed as Dead Meadow in Washington DC in 1999. This trio appeared on the s/t debut album in 2000 and it’s successor “Howls From The Hills” in 2001 (both albums have been recently re-released by Xemu Records). Laughlin reluctantly left the band in 2002 to attend law school but has remained on good terms with his former band-mates.

These shows follow this spring’s release of Dead Meadow’s ambitious LP/DVD “The Three Kings” and summer’s whirlwind U.S. and European headlining tours.

Also announcing with this tour there is a month long sale on Dead Meadow music HERE!!

10/3 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
10/5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
10/10 Melbourne, AU The Tote (Jason Simon solo show)
10/11 Melbourne, AU Toff In Town (Jason Simon solo show)
10/12 Geelong, AU The National Hotel
10/13 Perth, AU Amplifier Bar
10/14 Melbourne, AU Forum Theater
10/15 Brisbane, AU Globe Theater
10/16 Sydney, AU The Lair (Matinee)
10/16 Sydney, AU The Lair (Late show)
10/17 Adelaide, AU Fowlers Live

Queens of the Stone Age Bring Hits To Reading Festival

[NME.com] Queens Of The Stone Age treated Reading Festival to a greatest hits set as they performed on the Main Stage tonight (August 27).

Playing before headliners Guns N' Roses, Josh Homme's band brought out their biggest tunes, including 'No One Knows', 'Go With The Flow' and 'Little Sister', for the enthusiastic crowd.

"Reading, we're Queens Of The goddamn Stone Age," Homme said, as his band took the stage. "We've brought something special for you."

The group, made up of the same line-up that toured 2007's 'Era Vulgaris', then launched into 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer' and 'The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret', the first two tracks from their recently reissued second album, 2000's 'Rated R'.

Following the same album's closer, 'I Think I Lost My Headache', Homme took time to praise the festival, saying: "I love this festival so goddamn much, look at it. It's fucking perfect."

During a break in the set's final song, 'A Song For The Dead', the frontman said, "Guns N' Roses", before pausing and then adding, "I just wanted to see what you'd say."

Queens Of The Stone Age played:

'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer'
'The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret'
'3s & 7s'
'Sick Sick Sick'
'Misfit Love'
'Burn The Witch'
'Little Sister'
'I Think I Lost My Headache'
'Go With The Flow'
'No One Knows'
'A Song For The Dead'

The Whigs "I Never Want To Go Home" Live Video

[filtermagazine.com] Georgia's garage-rockers The Whigs made some time to stop by the Dickies showroom recently to do a little interview and perform an older jam titled "I Never Want To Go Home."

The video features lead man Parker Gisper plucking out the Mission Control jam in an intimate and stripped down performance.

Watch the video below and go HERE to see the interview with The Whigs.

Their latest album, In The Dark is out now on ATO Records. You can keep up with all of The Whigs' latest news HERE.

Friday, August 27, 2010

No Age Extend Tour Dates

[pitchfork.com] Noise-punk duo No Age just added another round of North American dates to their already extensive fall tour that will keep them busy through December. It's all in support of their upcoming album Everything in Between, which officially starts spewing feedback September 28. (Check out the Playlisted new track "Glitter" HERE.)

All upcoming No Age dates-- as well as a possibly Missy-Elliott-inspired teaser video for the LP-- are below:

09-11 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09-12 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
09-13 Chicago, IL - Millennium Park *
09-14 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater *
09-16 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion *
09-18 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
08-20 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
09-30 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl *^
10-04 Brighton, England - Audio #
10-05 Cardiff, Wales - Barfly #
10-06 Norwich, England - Norwhich Art Centre
10-07 Newcastle, England - The Cluny
10-08 Sheffield, England - Rollerpalooza at Skate Central #
10-09 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo #
10-10 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
10-12 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
10-13 Manchester, England - In the City Festival
10-14 London, England - XOYO @
10-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw @
10-16 Paris, France - Point Ephemere @
10-18 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix @
10-19 Kortrijk, Blegium - De Kreun @
10-20 Gronigen, Netherlands - Vera @
10-21 Lyon, France - Grrrd Zero @
10-23 Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory @
10-25 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie @
10-26 Vienna, Austria - Arena Vienna @
10-27 Llubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska @
10-28 Zagreb, Croatia - HR Zagreb @
10-29 Turin, Italy - Spazio @
10-30 Bologna, Italy - Covo @
10-31 Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
11-02 Berlin, German - Festival Kreuzberg @
11-03 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow @
11-04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen @
11-05 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser @
11-06 Oslo, Norway - Garage @
11-07 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall @
11-16 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs **
11-17 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa **
11-18 Toronto, Ontario - Polish Combatants Hall **
11-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick **
11-20 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop **
11-22 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre **
11-23 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry **
11-26 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre
11-28 Portland, OR - Holocene **
11-29 Nampe, ID - Flying M Coffee **
11-30 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court **
12-01 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater **
12-02 Albuquerque, NM -Launchpad **
12-03 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse **

* with Pavement
^ with Sonic Youth
# with Male Bonding
@ with Abe Vigoda
** with Lucky Dragons

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Ten Kens' "For Posterity" Earning Rave Reviews

Check out some of the early reviews for Ten Kens sophomore album For Posterity, due out August 31st in the US and September 6th in the UK...

- Artrocker Magazine (album review)
"For Posterity is the thinking man's stoner rock: it's thrilling and brutal, but pumped full of the kind of smudged melodies beloved of Brian Wilson...it's a vicious, rousing success." 4/5

- BBC Music (album review)
"1990s Leftfield Rock Updated For The 21st Century - Toronto four-piece employ many of the same tricks that the likes of Slint and Chavez exploited in the early 90s, they’ve fortunately messed with the formula, throwing in healthy doses of hardcore, post-punk and even goth. This ensures that they still remain excitingly challenging."

- The Music Fix (album review)
"Sometimes you throw everything into your efforts. To adhere to the cliches: the blood, sweat and tears, even the kitchen sink. Sometimes the result is a mess but occasionally, as with this record, you can end up with a masterpiece. 2010 finally has its stand out record." 8/10

- The Leeds Guide (album review)
"Relentless new record from the Toronto four-piece, mixing up elements of punk and hardcore with an intriguing psychedelic spirit calming things down from time-to-time...pretty damn good" 4/5

- Gold Flake Paint (album review)
"By fully throwing themselves in to the recording process Ten Kens have crafted a brilliant and genuinely unique record that is never anything less than compelling." 8/10

- Rock Sound Magazine (album review)
"There are exhilarating moments; particularly the Sonic Youth-in-a-blender slashes of 'Hard Sell' and the cinematic bass chug of 'Insignificant Other'...music needs sonic experimenters like Ten Kens."

- City Lifers (album review)
"For Posterity is a superb album – one that keeps challenging, one that keeps giving, and ultimately one of the best of 2010" 4.5/5

- Sonic Masala (album review)
"A mish-mash of blues, crunching riffage, skin-piercing pummelling drums, and tsunamis of distorted noise. It makes for a listen that ensures you are never likely to settle into a particular soundscape. Brooding blues is rarely this loud."

- Middle Boop (album review)
"Ten Kens For Posterity is a fantastic continuation of form and something that is sure to delight their fans...it grabs them and refuses to let them go before the last note on the albums rings out"

- Music Musings And Miscellany (album review)
"I don't listen to much guitar music these days. If I do, it'll be old faves - Fugazi, Sonic Youth, or The Clash. But I think Ten Kens have just found themselves a little place amongst that elite."

- Tasty Fanzine (album review)
"This second album from the Toronto four piece is a bizarre mix of psychedelia, hardcore punk, lo-fi goth and drone. Think Fugazi meets The Horrors to cover bits of The Beatles White Album."

- Daily Nebraskan (album review)
“Ten Kens layers on the noise thick and heavy. For Posterity is awash with walls of sound so massive they make you forget there's a man singing so, so softly under it all. This record will take you to the moon if you let it."

Quick Notes: Tool, Deftones, Muse + More

*[fourtheye.net] A couple of Fourtheye readers today pointed me to a new Youtube video of more Tool footage from the Undertow recording sessions. Features some more footage with Henry Rollins, as well as a stack of drum tracking and general playing around. Also Maynard kissing a parrot. Good times!

*[theprp.com] Deftones have announced the following two Californian headlining “BlackDiamondSkye Tour” off-date shows for October:

October 13th Bakersfield, CA – Stramler Park
October 14th Modesto, CA – Modesto Hall

*A message from Muse... "We're very pleased to announce that Biffy Clyro and Dead Letter Circus will be supporting Muse in Australia this December. Biffy will join the band at their shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth while Dead Letter Circus will support Muse in Brisbane"