Wednesday, September 14, 2011
*[FMQB.com] Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell spoke about the new Soundgarden material in an interview with ARTISTdirect. He said he believes that "musically the new Soundgarden stuff is different than anything we've ever done." In relation to his new song, "The Keeper," written as the lead track for the upcoming film Machine Gun Preacher, Cornell stated that "no matter what, Soundgarden is always going to be heavier."
*[FMQB.com] Nevermind 20, a new website celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark album, has launched. The site allows fans to upload photos of the band, memorabilia, art, ticket stubs, posters and more, as well as sharing their memories of the album. Nevermind 20 also features comments from artists such as Flea, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell and others about the record. As previously reported, the anniversary release of Nevermind is slated for September 27, as a remastered CD/digital reissue, but also in a two-disc set with B-sides and demos. A Super Deluxe, Limited Edition will include an alternate mix of Nevermind done by producer Butch Vig, instead of the final mix by Andy Wallace. This version will also come with a 90-page book and a CD/DVD of Nirvana's 1991 Halloween gig in Seattle. A vinyl version of Nevermind will also be released, as will a Blu-ray and DVD of the Seattle Halloween show.
*[theprp.com] Torche and Part Chimp will be embarking on some East Coast dates together in November. Shows announced thus far include:
11/06 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/08 Providence, RI – The Met
11/09 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/10 Washington, DC – DC9
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
*[theprp.com] Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor has done a track by track rundown of the bands forthcoming new album “The Hunter“. You can read that HERE while you can begin the hunt for yourself on September 27th, when the album hits stores via Reprise.
*[consequenceofsound.net] “The best way that we can describe the sound of it is, it’s like the Velvet Underground meets Super Mario Brothers. And if you’ve ever played the Mario Brothers game or if you’ve had it on in he background, you could listen to a Mario Brothers type video game forever because its kind of just ‘do do do do do la ta da ta da.’ It’s not real intense, and it’s not going anywhere.” – The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne tells RollingStone.com what we can expect from the band’s upcoming six-hour long song. If that’s not enough of a selling point, Coyne also added that the song “is being released in conjunction with this weird little strobe light toy. He continued: “Part of my reasoning is that I wanted there to be some type of music that you could play while you played with this toy – you spin this little disc, and it has these little animations on it that kind of come to life when you put this strobe light on it. And you could play with it for hours.” Well, at least it’s more hands on than the gummy fetus.
*[theprp.com] A teaser for Junius‘ forthcoming album “Reports From The Threshold Of Death” can be seen below. You can report to wherever it is you kids buy music these days to pick it up on October 25th.
*Crystal Antlers have posted a video for "Way Out," directed by Cora Foxx. The song comes from the band's recently released sophomore full length Two-Way Mirror
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:47 PM