Saturday, May 14, 2011
*[theprp.com] According to a recent interview conducted by Kerrang!, Glassjaw aren’t likely to release a new full-length album anytime soon. Instead the band are moving more towards their recent approach of EP’s and digital releases with band frontman Daryl Palumbo offering the following:
“People are so hung up on us not having a full-length out that they’re overlooking the fact that record labels are becoming increasingly irrelevant, that full-length records are becoming irrelevant and the whole album/tour cycle is pretty irrelevant.”
He went on to add that that the group would rather “put music out as it occurs and not bore people with 15 songs.” [EIS ed note: I honestly don't think they would be boring anyone with a full length, and disagree with this sentiment completely. That being said, better to have small batches of new Glassjaw than none.]
*Manchester Orchestra performed the epic "Virgin" last night on Letterman complete with choir and horn section. The song comes from their recently released third album Simple Math, be sure to check this out...
*[theprp.com] Behind the scenes footage from Rival Schools‘ music video shoot for their track “Wring It Out” has been posted online over at Altpress.com.
*[FMQB.com] U.K. rockers Biffy Clyro have release a new deluxe single in the States for "Many Of Horror," which includes an acoustic version of "Mountains" and two tracks previously unreleased in the US: "Paperfriend" and "Little Soldiers." The Scottish trio is opening a number of Foo Fighters shows this spring, with a performance at the Sasquatch Festival in late May as well.
*[theprp.com] A Storm Of Light‘s newest offering “As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade” can be streamed over at AOL.com. The effort is set for a release this coming Tuesday, May 17th, through Profound Lore. As previously reported, the album features a guest cameo from Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil on the track “Missing“.
*[pitchfork.com] If you've read anything about Yuck before hearing them, you know they're indie rock revivalists. They channel one corner of music history-- the late 80s and 90s-- so faithfully and enthusiastically that if you really wanted to, you could take their self-titled debut and link individual moments to their respective indie rock ancestors. Because this band did its homework, going so far as to publish a list of the gear they used in recording said debut, just so we know how thorough they were in asking their guitars to drawl just like they do. They're not messing around.
Thankfully, that's also the case when it comes to their songwriting. Whether you're into period pieces or not, Yuck's lone album is as rich a collection of indie rock songs as you're likely to hear this year. "Milkshake", one half of a double A-side single they're self-releasing in the UK next month, is no exception. Guitarists Daniel Blumberg and Max Bloom braid together languid riffs and twinkling chords like the Strokes once did with guitar parts far tidier. And though there's some getting high and "getting down," what's most striking isn't the dedicated slacker bent but rather how thick the melodies at play here really are, particularly in the vocal flutter that carries that coda. STREAM HERE.
[from Shook Down/Milkshake, out June 27 in the UK]
*[theprp.com] dredg have lined up some European shows for June, here’s where you can catch them:
06/03 Dortmund, GER – FZW
06/04 Nurnberg, GER – Frankstadion
06/05 Nurburg, GER – Nurburgring
06/07 Hamburg, GER – Ubel & Gefahrlich
06/08 Bielefeld, GER – Ringlokschuppen
06/14 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/16 Helsinki, FIN – Kaisaniemen Puisto
06/17 Legnano, ITA – Land Of Live
06/18 Leipzig, GER – Festwiese (“Projekt Revolution“)
06/21 Ravenna, ITA – Rock Planet
06/23 Madrid, SPA – Sala La Riviera Madrid
06/25 Munich, GER – Messe Riem (“Projekt Revolution“)
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:54 AM