Thursday, March 3, 2011
*[theprp.com] Queens Of The Stone Age‘s revised reissue of their 1998 self-titled debut has been made available for streaming online at Dominorecordco.us. The effort is scheduled to arrive in North American stores on March 29th through Rekords Rekords/Domino.
As previously reported, the band are planning to play the outing in in its entirety on both North American and European tours in the coming months.
*[billboard.com] Newly-minted Oscar winner Trent Reznor has signed on to score the film adaptation of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Not only will the NIN frontman and "Social Network" composer create the music for the flick, Reznor will cameo as the vampire who kills Honest Abe's mother. (Badass Digest via NYMag)
*[SPIN.com] With more than 16 records released throughout the late-'80s and '90s, Guided By Voices are one of the most influential indie-rock bands to emerge from the Golden Age of Alternative Rock. And now Robert Pollard's crew of lo-fi slacker rockers are getting the full-blown tribute treatment from their peers on Sing for Your Meat, a compilation that features covers from '90s icons like Lou Barlow, Thurston Moore, the Flaming Lips, the Breeders' Kelley Deal, and others (available this spring). SPIN has an exclusive stream of Moore's contribution: Check out his cover of GBV's track "Stabbing a Star," from their 1996 EP Sunfish Holy Breakfast, HERE.
Moore delivers a spot-on rendition of GBV's lo-fi, one-and-a-half-minute oddity: the Sonic Youth guitarist conjures deranged riffage and squealing amp death over an awesomely ramshackle beat that sounds like it's getting banged out on dented garbage cans. Moore's been dabbling in lighter, more alt-country-esque fare on recent solo albums like 2007's Trees Outside the Academy, but his cover of "Stabbing a Star" marks a refreshing return to his classic, punk-as-fuck 1995 solo album Psychic Hearts.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 10:06 PM