Wednesday, November 9, 2011
*[SPIN.com] Next week, Xtra Mile will release Polymers Are Forever, a new EP from wily Welsh indie rock outfit Future of the Left, the current songwriting vehicle for former Mclusky frontman Andy Falkous. It's six songs in 20 minutes, every single one of which is as acerbic and ill-tempered as you could ever hope. (Surprisingly, even his mother found something to love.) To those of you meeting Mr. Falkous for the first time, we envy you: The ride is bumpy, but glorious. STREAM THE EP HERE.
*[FMQB.com] In advance of The Black Keys' upcoming album El Camino (set for release on December 6th) Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney sit down with Chris Duncombe from CFOX.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Since tearing up our stage in Austin last March, NYC noise rock outfit A Place To Bury Strangers have signed a record contract with Dead Oceans and recorded an EP. On February 7th, Dead Oceans will release said EP, the five track Onwards To The Wall. Below, you can hear an early taste by streaming the track titled “So Far Away”.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD "So Far Away" HERE [right click, save as]
Onwards To The Wall EP Tracklist:
01. I Lost You
02. So Far Away
03. Onwards To The Wall
04. Nothing Will Surprise Me
05. Drill It Up
*[consequenceofsound.net] The latest installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival series will take place from May 25-27th at London’s Alexandra Palace. Metal legends Slayer will headline day one with a performance of their 1986 classic, Reign in Blood. UK post-rock pioneers Mogwai will headline and curate day two, and Guided By Voices will deliver their first UK performance in nine years to close out the final day.
Other confirmed acts include Sleep, Melvins, Mudhoney, Codeine (who are reuniting after 18 years), and Yuck. The rest of the lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks and months, and you can keep track of all the latest lineup news and updates via our Festival Outlook.
As for tickets, a limited number of early bird weekend passes will be available for £120 beginning Friday, November 11th. Once the allotment sells out, the price for weekend passes will become £130. Single day passes for Friday (£39) and Saturday and Sunday (£59) will also be available. Click HERE for more information.
*Young Widows have announced their final string of tour dates for 2011...
11/09 Newport, KY @ Southgate House*
11/10 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room*
11/11 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
11/12 Munster, IN @ Three Floyds Brewery w/ Melvins
11/13 Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Fest w/ Scratch Acid
12/02 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
12/03 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
* w/ Russian Circles
*Check out a review of Monogamy Party's Pus City from thestranger.com... "Pus City is a glorious gift bestowed on our city of pussies. While a hundred new indie-folk singer-songwriters pop up every week, we need a balance—it's necessary for ALL OF US to stay in tune with the natural order of things; we need both sides to rise with equal strength and proportionate power. Since the Blood Brothers broke up, and both the Spits and Big Business left town, the scales have been tipped way too far into the soft fuzzy Santa beards of so many prancing troubadours. Formed only two years ago, Monogamy Party are here to readjust our local equilibrium with raw energy, fury, and their first EP. All within their first song, the Seattle noise-pileup trio traverses easily from KARP-heavy glory to a downright pensive Modest Mouse–type riff, to a godheadSilo dice-up section, back into KARP-style group-vocal send-up. Metal and punk fans have a new reason to wake up."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:23 PM