Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick Notes: Nirvana, Mastodon, The Jesus & Mary Chain + More

*[pitchfork.com] Next Tuesday, Universal will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind with a massive reissue package. As previously reported, the album will be available as a four-CD/one-DVD box set, a two-CD deluxe edition, a one-CD remaster, a four-LP set, and as a digital download.
Right now, Seattle radio station 107.7 The End is sharing three previously unreleased recordings from the reissue. There's a demo version of "Breed" recorded at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios, an early "boombox demo" version of "On a Plain", and a furious live version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" recorded at Seattle’s Paramount Theater on Halloween, 1991. A live recording of the full Paramount concert will be released on CD and DVD as part of the super deluxe Nevermind reissue. Hear them HERE.

*[theprp.com] Mastodon‘s new album “The Hunter” can be streamed in its entirety along with a visual preview below. The effort will see a release next week on September 27th.

*[pitchfork.com] This fall, Demon Music Group will re-issue the Jesus and Mary Chain's six studio albums in a deluxe rollout replete with B-sides, demos, radio appearances, and multi-page booklets, as previously reported.

Last night, the Scottish noise-pop outfit's frontman, Jim Reid, posted a new track on the official JAMC Twitter, as NME points out, the spare, achy breaky "Black and Blues". Reid attached the following note: "what i've been wasting my time with lately." Hear it below.

Jim Reid - Black and Blues by jim reid

*An update from Battleme... "Yo! 2011 feels like it's rolling right into 2012. Several songs off the new record (Killer High, Pocket Full of Flies) got picked up by the new Sons Of Anarchy season already. Lots of things happening. Back in Austin for a brief moment. Touring dates should be coming within the next few months. Big band. Some concrete, some heavy, some soft, some electronic, some rock. It's gonna be fun! See you soon."

*[filtermagazine.com] Male Bonding have released a new video for their single "Tame the Sun" off their newest album, Endless Now. The band's resorted to recording a type of video "collage." We say "collage" because throughout the video we are zoomed into photographs that are hanging on a mustard-colored wall. Expect to see plenty of photos with cut-out mouths doing all the singing. You'll see dogs, kids, and grandparents singing the entire song; a ghost even makes an appearance for a guitar solo. The photographs range from Halloween related events to Birthdays. Enjoy the video below.

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