Friday, January 14, 2011
*Torche's Healer/Across the Shields 12" + DVD is back in press from Hydra Head Records! The effort is being released on two new vinyl colors: pink and clear. Now available in the Hydra Head Shop. The 12" also features the b-sides "Sugar Glider" and "Mash It Up".
*[stereogum.com] When I talked to Marnie Stern for a Progress Report, I was most fascinated by her work process. She makes hundreds of demos, numbers them sequentially, then has to send them to friend/musical partner Zach Hill via email, or else she’ll delete them out of frustration. For a further look into her songwriting methods, you can pick up Demo a collection of 2006 demos that fueled her 2007 album, In Advance of the Broken Arm. Portland-based cassette label Dog Daze Tapes is doing the release (the tapes come with a download link for digital version.) This demo version of “Vibrational Match” has a lot in common with the album version, but this one lets you hear her vocals (her delivery sounds like David Byrne) and her guitar work is just a bit more off-kilter. Listen:
DOWNLOAD: Marnie Stern – “Vibrational Match (Demo Version)”
Demo is out 1/18 via Dog Daze Tapes. Sub Pop recently released a Max Tundra remix of Marnie Stern track “The Things That You Notice” which you can download HERE.
*Stephen Brodsky has announced two shows for those in the New England area, including an acoustic performance with the legendary Wino and Neurosis' Scott Kelly...
1/14 Methuen, MA @ Paul's Pub
2/10 Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Scott Kelly, Wino
*[news.yahoo.com] Cracker singer David Lowery will teach a music business class at the University of Georgia this spring. Lowery, who co-founded the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, will teach for UGA's music business certificate program. He was a guest lecturer at UGA in 2009 for the music business program.
Lowery started Camper Van Beethoven in 1983 but grew to prominence with Cracker, which produced such hits as "Low" and "Get Off This." He also founded Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Va. Camper Van Beethoven's "Take the Skinheads Bowling," was the title track for filmmaker Michael Moore's 2002 Academy Award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine."
*[bravewords.com] The first five ORANGE GOBLIN albums are to be re-released via Rise Above Records on Wednesday, January 26th.
All five albums have been re-mastered and will feature bonus-tracks, additional artwork and new sleeve notes. They will come in deluxe individual digi-packs or you can order the limited edition box-set which contains all five albums and an exclusive woven Orange Goblin patch. Check out the details HERE.
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