Tuesday, January 18, 2011
*[FMQB.com] Queens of the Stone Age may be going in a Bluesy direction on their next album, which is in progress now and does not have a release date. Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen told FasterLouder, "We all love the blues, and we all love to boogie. On the other side, there might be some new scenes. It's really early in the process and it's not too defined what it is, but we're all feeling really great about it and there's no shortage of ideas. We're trying to filter the best of the best." He added that the band is in no hurry to finish the record. "We're at the early parts of the record, there's still some writing going on," he said. "We're a band that doesn't push things, things naturally happen."
*[theprp.com] …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will perform their latest single “Weight Of The Sun” live on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on February 07th. The groups new album “Tao Of The Dead” will see a release the next day, February 08th, through Richter Scale Records/Superball Music.
*[pitchfork.com] The Guardian has the clip for Mogwai's "Rano Pano", the first single taken from the long-running Scottish instrumental rock outfit's forthcoming LP Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (out February 15 via Sub Pop and a day before in Europe via Rock Action). In the video, which was directed by Tom Scholefield, two drunk guys try (and, seemingly, succeed) to build some sort of machine that allows you to travel through different dimensions. Scholefield tells The Guardian that the video was inspired by 1980s VHS tapes. Check it out here.
*[pitchfork.com] As previously reported, Pavement will appear on the January 20 episode of the Food Network reality series "Ace of Cakes". On the show, the crew at Baltimore's Charm City Cakes will present the band with a cake at one of their New York reunion shows. And right now, Spin has a short clip from the episode and a few details about how this historic meeting of the minds came to pass.
According to Spin, the Charm City Cakes crew made the cake for free-- something they'd never done before-- out of admiration for the band (and because they all wanted to go to the Pavement show in Central Park). Most of the band was initially reluctant to appear on the show, and somehow it's not that surprising to learn that the one guy in the band who knew about the show was percussionist and spirit animal Bob Nastanovich, who helped sell the band on the idea.
Cake designer Elena Fox "just randomly" decided to make the cake in the shape of a horse. That worked out pretty well because Nastanovich owns horses. Talking to Spin, he says, "It's sad to say that the white chocolate horse moved a lot faster than a lot of the ones that I've bred."
In the clip, we learn that the Charm City Cakes people made the cake mudslide-flavored in honor of Pavement's song "Debris Slide", which makes sense, I guess. Watch the clip here.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:54 PM