Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quick Notes: Jack White, Thurston Moore + Naam

*[] Last night, Jack White and Stephen Colbert got to know one another, plus discussed ways to make money off yogurt. In part two of “2011: A Rock Odyssey featuring Jack White,” the Third Man Records CEO and the late night talk titan got down to business. Colbert, who hopes to reignite his past rock glory days with a White-produced hit, asks if White can guarantee a Grammy victory, since the former White Stripes frontman is, after all, a “Grammy factory.” From there, the discussion points vary from White’s influences, and his favorite memory of Colbert’s old band, which leads to the best LOL of the night, as well as Colbert’s drug addiction. Finally, the two discuss the song itself and we learn White’s plan is to match Colbert up with the Third Man-signed Black Bells. “With your qualities and their good looks and talent, we can probably put something together,” White explains. We’ll hear for sure when they debut the song in the final installment of this epic mini-series on tomorrow night’s episode of The Colbert Report. In the meantime, peep part 2 below.

*[] To those out there who subscribe to the world view of Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Be Could Be Your Life, then Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Hüsker Dü/Sugar’s Bob Mould are gods amongst men. So, to have both make appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 22nd undoubtedly makes for a true late-night rock extravaganza (regardless of what Stephen Colbert has going on.) Check out Moore showing off his “softer” side with two tracks, “Circulation” and the web exclusive “Blood Never Lies”, both from his recent solo LP, Demolished Thoughts. Mould’s presence, though less substantial, sees the indie rock legend sit in with the equally legendary Roots for a truly special moment of musical synergy [watch all three videos HERE]. Fallon-palooza forever!

*[] Our friends Naam from Brooklyn are putting out a 7" of two Nirvana covers — "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Drain You" — on Tee Pee records. Check out both tunes for the first time ever right here; you can even take "Drain You" with you. The vinyl will be available July 12th through the Tee Pee web store.


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