Thursday, March 31, 2011
*[consequenceofsound.net] After hearing 60-seconds worth of each song, suffice it to say, we’re hungry for more Foo Fighters. But, we’re in luck, as Dave Grohl & Co. have just issued their second single. Yep. You can step away from the JD, it’s going to be okay. Picking up where “Rope” left off, “Bridge Burning” pumps up the volume, keeps the drums at 88 m.p.h., and paints a vivid, aural portrait of what happens when four guitars (bass included) collide with one another. It’s heavy, but soft, too. “These are my famous last words,” Grohl bloodcurdling screams, only to smooth out in an agreeable chorus and a verse that triumphs “Rope” by far. So, between what we’ve heard live, the audio from the now-infamous “White Limo” video, and the two singles here, the Foo Fighters‘ seventh LP, Wasting Light, should please fans tenfold. Or just rockers, in general.
We’ll see April 12th when the highly-anticipated effort hits streets. Stream “Bridge Burning” at 107.7 The End, who apparently leaks everything now.
*[pitchfork.com] It takes a brave person to interview the famously reticent Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis, and indie rock veteran Ted Leo is a brave man indeed. Earlier this month, Leo made the trip down to Austin for SXSW, where he played quite a few solo sets. But Leo wasn't just down in Austin to make noise; as Stereogum points out, he also conducted a series of video interviews for IFC.
Always a likable figure onstage, Leo reveals himself in these videos to be a very good interviewer. He's a fully knowledgeable and eloquent fan who also happens to be a peer of many of the people he's interviewing. He's sharp and incisive and even a bit bubbly, and he doesn't slow down even when he's talking to Mascis. (Sample Mascis quote: "Uhhhhhmmm.")
*[theprp.com] Deftones frontman Chino Moreno recently spoke with Noisecreep regarding a variety of topics. One of the most interesting was the progress on his Crosses project with Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, which was previously known as The Holy Ghost.
Speaking on that, he had the following to say:
“I’m doing a couple things now. The guitarist from Far, Shaun [Lopez], he’s been a good friend of mine since we were kids. He’s my neighbor and we’ve done stuff together before. But just recently, during these little breaks that we’ve had, we’ve been recording this real minimal project where it’s just me and him and another buddy of mine, Scott Chuck, and we’re just writing these little pieces of music, whether it starts with piano or some down tempo beats. It’s really minimal and soothing and it’s sort of like the stuff I like listening to when I’m not screaming my head off. The tentative name for the project is Crosses and we have 16 tracks that are almost done. We’ll usually work four or five hours a day. I’ll go over to Shaun‘s and sing a bunch of stuff and we’ll edit some stuff together. I’ll just write lyrics really quickly and it’ll be done.”
*[theprp.com] A teaser trailer for dredg‘s upcoming new album “Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy” has been released online over at the bands Facebook (also available below.) The album itself is presently scheduled for a May 03rd release date through Superball Music.
*[toolband.com] If you think your ears can take it, listen to the MELVINS covering the OLSEN TWINS "Gimme Pizza" in the "SLICE" section on the SERIOUS EATS WEBSITE. And while you're there, check out LaraLee's REVIEW of PRIZZI'S PIAZZA in L.A.'s Franklin Village - home of Danny's favorite lasagna. He also really digs their pies (even when the Chiefs are losing).
*[NME.com] Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has announced details of a one-off London show set for May. Moore, who releases his Beck-produced fourth solo album 'Demolished Thoughts' on May 23, will play the Union Chapel venue on May 31.
The show will be the guitarist's first solo gig since 2007 and is likely to be the only one he plays promoting 'Demolished Thoughts'. Sonic Youth have said they will start work on a new album later this year.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Preceding the [Record Store Day] frenzy of April 16th, The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian have released limited quantities of their psyched-out collaborative EP to eight different record stores scattered throughout the country. Limited to 1,000 copies, the 12″ single features four tracks and is printed on special colored vinyl, with Wayne Coyne picking the colors and no two copies looking exactly the same.
No word on whether there are copies still available, but per psychexfutureheart, you can check out the locations, twitter feeds, and websites below. Happy hunting!
@Guestroom Norman/Oklahoma City, OK http://guestroom-records.com/
@WaterlooRecords Austin, TX http://www.waterloorecords.com/
@LUNAmusic Indianapolis http://www.lunamusic.net/
@efetusmpls Minneapolis, MN http://www.electricfetus.com/
@OrigamiVinyl Echo Park, CA http://www.origamiorigami.com/
@DwellingSpaces Tulsa, OK http://www.dwellingspaces.net/
@Grimeys Nashville, TN http://www.grimeys.com/
@othermusic 15 East 4th Street NYC http://www.othermusic.com/
*[indyweek.com] Hammer No More The Fingers guitarist Joe Hall lives in a quiet Durham neighborhood near North Carolina Central University with members of fellow Bull City bands The Beast and Orquesta GarDel. Predictably scattered with instrument cases and amps, the house even uses a bass rig for a TV stand. The quarters also serve as Hammer's rehearsal space, making it a musician's pad through and through.
The rest of Hall's band— bassist/vocalist Duncan Webster and drummer Jeff Stickley—have gathered after a practice and photo shoot a week before the release of Black Shark, Hammer's second full-length, which is rooted in the debut's bouncy alt-rock quirks and crunch but stretches its anthems and gives each instrument more space. "We were just happy being a rock band, but now we want to be something more," offers Stickley. The trio talked about those impulses—plus its love of bad pop and bluegrass badasses and a surprising lack of influence from indie rock idols—at the Hammer house.
READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.
*[theprp.com] MonstrO (ex-Torche/bloodsimple.) have signed a deal with Vagrant. The group are currently in the studio recording their debut for the label with Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall handling the production duties.
Speaking on that, the bands Kyle Sanders offered the following:
“We’ve been collectively writing and recording for two years now and thanks to Vagrant we’re finally recording our first proper full-length. We’ll be locked up for the next month recording and mixing with our good friend William DuVall at the helm. These songs have taken on a life of their own and we’re all extremely thrilled to lay them all down and begin the journey.”
A later summer release date is currently being plotted for the outing.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:11 AM