Wednesday, April 13, 2011
*[theprp.com] The North American reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age‘s self-titled effort continues to be met with delays. The outing, which was originally intended to be released last year, is now presently scheduled for a release on CD, 2xLP and digitally on May 17th. As previously reported, the band will be the musical guest on this Thursday’s (April 14th) episode of “Conan“.
*[punknews.org] Progressive ska/rock outfit Rx Bandits have announced their retirement, effective after their forthcoming summer tour. The band, which took its earliest incarnation in 1995, released music through Drive-Thru Records, Mash Down Babylon and Sargent House and had this to say:
"We would like to express our love and appreciation for all that you've done for us and how much a part of our growth you have been. We have all mutually decided that this summer will be our last tour. We love each other and love you all and hope to see you at the shows."
The dates in question have not yet been announced. Their last record was Mandala in 2009.
*[NME.com] The White Stripes' 2007 song 'Effect And Cause' has been used in a speech by US Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards to chide opposition politicians. Watch footage of Edwards speaking about the song HERE.
Edwards quoted lyrics from the song after saying it was "a lesson to our Republican colleagues". She was speaking in a debate about the possible closure of the US federal government last week, reports The Telegraph. She referenced the song by telling Congress: "If you're heading to the grave, you don't blame the hearse." Edwards then added: "You seem to forget just how this song started. You just can't take the effect and make it the cause."
A shutdown of the federal government was temporarily avoided on April 8, as the Republicans and Democrats came to an agreement over the matter with just two hours to go before deadline.
*[theprp.com] dredg are offering pre-orders of ‘mega-bundles’ of their new album “Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy” via Merchnow.com. In addition to the album itself and exclusive t-shirts, fans can get their hands on recreations of band-themed masks and dolls originally made by band bassist Drew Roulette. “Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy” is set for a May 03rd release date.
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