Wednesday, June 1, 2011
*[fourtheye.net] Maynard’s not the type to sit idle, and recently as well as working in vineyards, rehearsing with A Perfect Circle and writing with Tool, he’s been working on some new Puscifer material. According to a recent tweet it would appear that this work is now complete and a release “window” set:
"Finishing up new Puscifer tracks. mixin' this month w hopes of an Oct release. It’s sounding pretty tasty. Fairly confident you’ll b pleased."
*[consequenceofsound.net] It may only be June 1st, but it’s already time to consider your plans for Halloween. One option is the 13th annual Voodoo Experience, which is set to take over New Orleans, LA from October 28-30. As announced today, recently reunited grunge gods Soundgarden will headline the festivities, and early-bird three-day and VIP passes, priced at $125.00 and $375.00 respectively, are available now. Additional details will be revealed in the weeks ahead and you can stay up to date by bookmarking our Voodoo Experience page on Festival Outlook.
*[theprp.com] A new reissue of the original master of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Pretty Hate Machine” is being prepped for a July 12th release date through The Null Corporation. The outing will be made available on both CD and on vinyl. The new reissue follows the remastered edition of the album which arrived in stores late last year.
*[theprp.com] Mogwai have been confirmed as the musical guest on the upcoming June 06th episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon“.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Despite being a part of the track himself, Nick Cave called his collaboration with UNKLE, the aptly titled “Money and Run”, “a fucking hit.” Inclined to agree with almost anything the Bad Seeds leader has to say, the track was just that: a mish-mash of oddly-shaped rock noises that was truly pleasing to the ear canal. Now, Cave and UNKLE are offering up a visual treat with the super NSFW video for the track. The clip, available for viewing below (via Mashable), features everything wondrous about being rich: a gorgeous house, lots of leisure time with your buddies, and the fun of tormenting women while torturing and hunting a perfect stranger. Boy, was Notorious B.I.G. right or what?
Only The Lonely is out now.
*[theskinny.co.uk] Having broken away from band duties with latter day grungers Nine Black Alps, Yucca represents both bassist Martin Cohen’s new band Milk Maid’s debut release and his first foray into song-writing territory. Defined by a twining of finely tuned retro production, scored with some brazen throwback melodies, Yucca has the feel of an historical journey from the offset: from the red-raw punk of the new wave aping opener Such Fun, to the borderline plagiarism of the amped-up, Jesus and Mary Chain-worshiping Not Me, through the lower than lo-fi Kill Me Again (think very early Pavement). In fact, all told, there’s little to mark Yucca out as a contemporary release – rather it plays out as an unabashed homage to Cohen’s long-lost heroes. Though with the eleven tracks on offer here having been so lovingly crafted and beautifully executed, it’s hard to see Yucca as anything other than a triumph. [Paul Neeson]
*[theprp.com] dredg bassist Drew Roulette has been playing with Dark Heavens, a skate metal inspired outfit who also feature Anthony Olyaee of Delta Activity fame and pro skater Donovan Dresti within their numbers. The group released their eponymous EP through iTunes today, May 31st.
*Rajas have announced dates for a summer tour which can be found below. The band will be touring California in August, so stay tuned for those dates to be confirmed...
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:46 PM